Current Affairs 06 June 2018

Current Affairs of June 06, 2018 are as follows:-

1. Baba Kalyani heads a group to study SEZ Policy:- 

  • The Union Government has constituted a group of eminent persons headed by Baba Kalyani, Chairman of Bharat Forge to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India.
  • The group will evaluate the SEZ policy, suggest measures to cater to the needs of exporters in the present economic scenario and make the SEZ policy WTO compatible.
  • The Group is required to submit its recommendation in 3 Months’ time.

2. India hosted the 11th edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia:-

  • The eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 was held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on June 4-5, 2018.
  • The annual event was organized by GeoSpatial Media and Communication in collaboration with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as co-organisers.

  • The seminar brought together military, security officials including BSF and police forces, government and industry together to assess the latest technology solutions and discuss and deliberate on the critical role of geospatial technology for safety and security.

  •  The seminar included an exhibition comprising stalls of various technological firms dealing with geospatial technologies.

3. Forty nineth Conference Of Governors Concludes In New Delhi:-

  • The two-day 49th Conference of Governors concluded in New Delhi.
  • The President exhorted Governors to take the lead in adopting modern technology and methods. 
  • The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister for Home Affairs also addressed the concluding session of the Conference.

4. Heli-taxis between Shimla-Chandigarh launched:-

  •  Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur flagged off a helicopter taxi service that will reduce the travel time between Shimla and Chandigarh to 20 minutes.
  •  The service is operated by Pawan Hans and can accommodate 19 persons. It will cost Rs 2999 per person.

5. French Swimmer Begins Record Pacific Crossing Attempt:-

  • A French swimmer set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. 
  • Ben Lecomte will swim for eight hours a day for more than six months as he heads towards the US west coast. He is hoping to raise awareness of climate change. A team of scientists will conduct research during the almost 8,850-kilometre swim. 

6. Copper-Bronze age chariots discovered:-

  •  The “first ever” physical evidence of chariots dating from 2000 BC – 1800 BC has been found by the Archeological Survey of India.
  •  It was found during a trial excavation in Sanauli village near Baghpat.
  •  The findings will open up further research opportunities into the area’s civilization and culture.

7. India among top 5 countries in e-waste generation:-

  •  India is among the top five e-waste generating countries in the world besides China, the US, Japan, and Germany, according to a report released by Assocham and NEC.
  •  Among states, Maharashtra contributes the largest e-waste of 19.8 percent but recycles only about 47810 tonnes per annum (TPA).
  •  Tamil Nadu generated 13 percent e-waste and recycled about 52427 TPA.

8. Andhra Pradesh inks pact with Maharashtra to develop Fintech ecosystem:-

  • Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh took to Twitter and shared the details about the same. The Minister termed Mumbai and Vizag as the driving force behind the Fintech platform.
  • Lokesh hoped that new association will pave the way for enhanced financial technology innovation in both the states.

9. Virat Kohli Only Indian In Worlds Highest Paid Athletes List:-

  • India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million.
  • Kohli is not just cricket-crazy India’s biggest name but is also one of the most popular athletes in the world.
  • The ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather, with USD 285 million earnings.

10. India, US, Japan to begin naval war game:-

  •  India, the US, and Japan will hold the Malabar naval exercise from next week off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea.
  • It will deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region where China has been expanding its military footprint.
  •  Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan, and India as permanent partners.