Current Affairs 05 June 2018

Current Affairs of June 05, 2018, are as follows:-

1. NTPC Adopts Charminar Under Swachh Iconic Places Project:-

  • NTPC Limited adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India.
  • This is part of a special drive under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • NTPC Ltd and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have signed a MoU for implementation of development and beautification works under the Charminar Pedestrianization Project in Hyderabad. NTPC, in partnership with the GHMC, will take up development and beautification works at Charminar.

2. World Environment Day is observed on June 5th:-

  • World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern.
  • The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.
  • The theme makes changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife, and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic with severe environmental consequences.
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development states our resolve “to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources”.

3. India’s Sanjana Ramesh Wins MVP award:-

  • India’s Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the ‘Girls Grit Award’ on the fourth and final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018, which featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

4. Haryana to incorporate Dhakkad Women Cops by 20% to curb crime:-

  • Women will be given an opportunity to join the police aide as an upper helping hand to curb increasing crime against women, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar who wishes to increase the number of female police officers in the state.
  • CM Manohar Lal Khattar confirmed there are many instances which cannot be given in a common police station.
  • Therefore the main idea is to increase the women partnership in the police force was earlier done by incorporating 1000 candidates under which 2 % was raised from 6 to 8% which is reserved for women.
  • In this year the number has been increased to 1200 and in that context, 3% will be increased which will amount to 11 % increase in women cops.
  • The main aim is to increase the availability of women up to 20% with the changing time.

5. Mahesh Kumar Jain appointed as Dy Governor of RBI:-

  • Mahesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a term of three years. Presently, he is the Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Bank.
  • Before his role in IDBI, Jain was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank.

6. Kagiso Rabada Won South Africa's Cricketer Of The Year Award:-

  • Kagiso Rabada, the world's number one Test bowler, was named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year.
  • The award came at the end of a 12-month period during which Rabada, 23, was a consistent match-winner and subject of disciplinary hearings.
  • Rabada took 72 wickets at an average of 19.52 in 12 Tests going back to a series in England.
  • Rabada collected a total of six awards, including Test cricketer of the year, one-day international player of the year and players' player of the year.

7. India defeat Thailand by 66 runs in Women's T-20 Asia Cup Cricket:-

  • In Cricket, India defeated Thailand by 66 runs in Women's Twenty-20 Asia Cup Cricket in Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Electing to bat, India posted 132 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Thailand could score only 66 runs, with the loss of 8 wickets. 
  • The Indian eves will play Pakistan. The top two teams at the end of the round-robin stage will play in the Final.

8. Jordanian PM Hani Mulki submits his resignation to King Abdullah II:-

  • Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah II. 
  • His resignation was submitted in a meeting with the King. It comes amid mass protests over price hikes and adoption of a draft income tax reform bill based on recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 
  • The Protests have been taking place across Amman and other towns for the last four days calling for the removal of Mulki.
  • His government had proposed raising the income tax on employees by at least five percent and on companies by between 20 and 40 percent.