Current Affairs 18 June 2024

Current Affairs 18 June 2024


1.MoJS launched E-flows Monitoring System to Monitor Ganga River Cleanup process

  • It is developed by  NMCG works under the Department of MoJS.
  • This marks a major milestone towards ensuring the continuous and sustainable flow of the Ganga River.
  • MoJS Minister: C.R. Patil,Director General NMCG - Rajeev Kumar
2.NITI Aayog Launched Two Initiatives under Atal Innovation Mission
  • NITI Aayog launched the “AIM-ICDK Water Challenge 4.0” and the 5th edition of “Innovations for You”.
  • Both these initiatives aim to foster innovation and sustainability in India.
  • CEO – B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Headquarters- New Delhi, Established – 2015
3.CII Estimates India’s GDP to Grow at 8% in 2024
  • It also expected that inflation is more likely to be within RBI’s target range of 4 to 4.5% in 2024.
  • Indicators of economic health are agriculture, information technology, services, and global trade.
  • President- Sanjiv Puri, Headquarters- Delhi, Established- 1895
4.India Ranks 176 out of 180 Countries in Environment Performance Index 2024
  • Estonia tops by Luxembourg and Germany at 2nd and 3rd  respectively.
  • India was ranked 180th in the EPI 2022 and 168th in the EPI 2020.
  • This index is published by Yale University and Columbia University.
5.Cyril Ramaphosa Re-elected as President of South Africa for 2nd Term
  • He is  the President of African National Congress (ANC) party
  • He founded National Union of Mine workers in 1982.
  • Capital- Pretoria (executive),Currency- South African Rand
6.FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2024
  • India’s Divya Deshmukh & Kazakhstan’s Nogerbek Kazybek crowned the Champions.
  • It was held at the Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • FIDE HQ : Lausanne, Switzerland, President : Arkady Dvorkovich,Founded:1924

7.World’s Top 100 Most Valuable Brands by Kantar BrandZ 2024 Report

  • Rank of TCS (46th), HDFC Bank(47th), Airtel(73rd) and Infosys (77th) respectively.
  • Apple retained its 1st position for the 3rd consecutive time  Globally.
  • Google and Microsoft of 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

​​​8.IEP’ Global Peace Index 2024

  • India stands at 116th Rank out of 163 countries.
  • The list is topped by Iceland followed by Ireland, Austria, NewZealand, and Singapore.
  • Founder & Executive Chairman of IEP– Steve Killelea AM HQ– Sydney, Australia
9.RBI Imposes Rs 1.45 Cr Penalty on Central Bank of India
  • The reason is for non-compliance with specific directives issued by RBI.
  • The penalty was imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under sections of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  • MD & CEO : MV Rao,Founded: 1911,Tagline : Build a Better Life Around Us.
10. Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi will be the next Chief of the Army Staff
  • He is succeeding the incumbent General Manoj Pande.
  • He currently serves as the vice-chief of the Army staff.
  • India Army founded: April 1, 1895, Motto: Sewa Paramo Dharma
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