Current Affairs 22 June 2018

Current Affairs of June 22, 2018, are as follows:-

1.  England set a new ODI world record with 481/6:-

  • England made the highest one-day international total of 481-6 as they defeated Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge. England broke their own record of 444-3 set against Pakistan in 2016 at the same venue
  • With this the England captain, Eoin Morgan became the highest ODI run scorer for his country.
  • This is England’s biggest ODI win and Australia’s heaviest defeat in terms of runs.

2. Gujarat government launches Wind Solar Hybrid Power Policy:-

  • The state government of Gujarat, Gujarat energy minister, Saurabh Patel on June 21, 2018, announced the wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, stating that the developer of an existing solar project will now be able to use the same land for setting up wind and solar power units. Also, it will allow them to use the common transmission line to evacuate the power.
  • The 'Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018' will remain in force for five years.
  • At present, Gujarat produces approximately 7,100 MW of non-conventional energy including 5,500 MW of wind power and 1,600 MW of solar power.

3. Prime Minister lays foundation stone of paperless Vanijya Bhawan:-

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the Union Department of Commerce, in New Delhi on June 22, 2018.
  • The Bhawan, located near the India Gate, will be built on a plot of 4.33 acres, belonging to previous Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D).
  • While retaining the Central Vista architecture, the Vanijya Bhawan will have all modern technology-driven features.  Once ready, it will accommodate about 1000 officers and staff.
  • The new building aims to become a symbol of India's growing economic might and the adoption and use of technology in governance.

4. Kidambi Srikanth wins Sportsperson Of The Year award:-

  • The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold-medal winning shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, was adjudged as the "Sportsperson of the Year for 2017" by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.
  • In 2017, the Kidambi Srikanth won 4 Superseries titles – Indonesia, Australia, Denmark and France and finished the season as World No. 2. In April, he became the only male Indian badminton player to rise to the No. 1 in badminton rankings.
  • Here are the award categories in which the athletes were felicitated:
  • A team of the Year: Women’s Cricket Team
  • Coach of the Year: Stephen Constantine
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year: Manav Vikas Thakkar
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dhanraj Pillay
  • Special Award Living Legend: Balbir Singh Sr.

5. WHO releases new ICD 11:-

  •  The World Health Organization in Geneva released the latest edition (11th) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
  • The ICD is the standard disease coding for statistics and information regarding diseases around the world.
  • These codes are common for healthcare professionals worldwide and provide a common sharing platform for reporting diseases and condition.

6. The Vatican officially uses term LGBT for the first time in its history:-

  • 'LGBT' is used to denote the terms Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.
  • The use of the term appears to mark a significant change in the Vatican’s attitude towards gay Catholics, which it has previously described as people with “homosexual inclinations” and “homosexuals.”

7. Veteran journalist Prabhakar Choubey passes away:-

  •  Veteran journalist and litterateur Prabhakar Choubey passed away after a prolonged illness at a city hospital in Raipur on June 21, 2018. He was 83-year-old.
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh condoled Choubey's death and said that the senior journalist, in his career spanning 54 years, made the invaluable and memorable contribution in the fields of journalism and literature. His last rites were conducted on June 22.

8. Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88:-

  • Peter Thomson won five British Open titles in the 1950s and 1960s and is the only player since the turn of the 20th century to win golf's oldest major championship three times in a row.
  • He passed away at home in Melbourne surrounded by family on 20 June.

9. Twitter reveals distinct daily cycles in thought patterns:-

  •  Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze aggregated and anonymized twitter content sampled every hour over the course of four years across 54 of the country's largest cities to determine if the thinking modes of users change collectively.
  • The study published in the journal PLOS ONE revealed different emotional and cognitive modalities in the user’s thoughts by identifying variations in language through tracking the use of specific words across the twitter sample which are associated with 73 psychometric indicators and are used to help interpret information about our thinking style.

10. Uttarakhand High Court has banned water sports in the state:-

  • The Uttarakhand high court has banned paragliding, and white water rafting and other water sports until the government frames a policy to regulate them.
  • It also expressed concern over environmental damages, remarking that the state is not maintaining the sanctity of river Ganga.

 

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