Current Affairs 24th June 2017

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 24th June 2017

NATIONAL

  • The Department of Science and Technology has launched the Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA) scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad
  • Government announces another 30 cities under Smart City Mission
  • MeitY launches Web Portal for smooth GST implementation
  • Rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India
  • 53 New Projects for 9 Cities Approved in Odisha under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

INTERNATIONAL

  • US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India
  • According to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai is the most expensive city in India

BANKING & ECONOMY

  • The Reserve Bank of India reconstituted the Oversight Committee by appointing three more members

APPOINTMENT

  • Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • PSLV-C38, carrying 31 satellites, has been lifted off from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

AWARD

  • Indian agricultural microbiologist Shrihari Chandraghatgi has been conferred the Ministry of Environment Award for 2017 in Japan
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