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Important Current Affairs 6th June 2017

Important Current Affairs 6th June 2017

Current Affairs 6th June 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

J P Nadda launches ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative to promote skill development in the health sector 

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative at a function, here today. 
●    Speaking on the occasion Shri Nadda said that India enjoys a demographic dividend as more than 65% youth are below the age of 35 years and the Government is determined to seize this opportunity by providing adequate skills and employability to the youth for a strong foundation for continued and sustainable growth. 
●    ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ Initiative’ aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. 
●    Under this initiative various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for general public.
●    Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri C.K. Mishra, Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) and Dr. Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India were also present at the occasion.
●    Speaking at the function, Shri Nadda said that skilling the youth enhances the employability and skilled India will help the nation reap rich dividends. 
●    “This shall reduce the gap between expectations of employment of the youth and the actual job they get”, Shri Nadda added. 
●    The Health Minister further pointed out that skill enhances economy of the country, too by reducing the gap between demand and supply of trained and skilled manpower in every field. 
●    The potential for skilled healthcare workers and professionals is immense in the country. Such courses ensure that the health sector gets the adequate skilled health workers.

National Trust under M/O Social Justice & Empowerment launches ‘Inclusive India Initiative’

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiative: Towards an Inclusive India” for intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) here today.  
●    The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ of National Trust is specifically catering to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; with an objective to include these people in the mainstream and in all important aspects of social life, namely education, employment and community ‘Inclusive India’ in about changing the attitudes.
●    The conference was inaugurated by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment amongst the presence of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator, Shri N.S. Kang, Secretary, DEPwD, M/o SJ&E, Shri Kamlesh Pandey, Chairman, National Trust and Shri Mukesh Jain, CEO, National Trust and officials from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.  
●    A vision document on ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ was released and a few MoUs of the National Trust signed with key partners were exchanged on the occasion.


 

Railways to give passengers only confirmed tickets from July 1

Effective July 1, the Indian Railways will have many changes in its existing rules and regulations that will benefit millions of passengers.
●    The main highlight of these changes are refund on Tatkal ticket, confirmed ticket facility for train passengers among others.
●    Beginning July 1, passengers will get refund amount of 50 percent on cancellation of tatkal tickets.
●    Timing for booking tatkal will also be changed. From July 1, tatkal window for AC coach will be open between 10 am and 11 am while for sleeper coach it will be open from 11 am to 12 pm.
●    Waiting list will come to an end from July 1 for Suvidha trains. Tickets shall be issued only for confirmed and RAC passengers accommodation. There shall be no provision for waiting list in the train.
●    From July 1 the number of coaches on Rajdhani and Shatabdi will be increased.
●    Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will have paperless tickets from July 1. Mobile tickets will be valid on these trains.
●    Railways will also start ticket booking on various language.
●    From July 1, Premium trains will come to an end.
●    For cancellation of Suvidha train tickets, passengers can get half refund.
●    50 percent refund of fare on cancellation charge of rupees one hundred for air-conditioned-II tier/first class, rupees ninety for air-conditioned III-tier/3 economy/air-conditioned chair car and rupees sixty for sleeper class will be granted.

Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station

Habibganj Railway Station Habibganj Railway Station, located in the suburbs of Bhopal, will become India’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
●    The station redevelopment work in the railway station will be launched on 9 June 2017 by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
●    The project aims at developing Habibganj Railway Station as a as a world-class transit hub equipped with all amenities.
●    The operation and maintenance of the railway station has been given to Bhopal-based Bansal Group for a period of eight years.
●    The Bansal Group plans to completely overhaul the station and develop four commercial land parcels to make Habibganj a commercial hub with shops, offices and hotels, all within three years.
●    The environment-friendly railway station will be powered by solar energy.
●    The station will also have facilities for disabled. It will have lifts, escalators and travelators and underpasses.
●    The station will be redesigned in such a way that the premises, in case of a emergency, can be evacuated in four minutes and passengers can reach designated points of safety in six minutes.
 

Current Affairs 6th June 2017: GLOBAL NEWS

Adani’s Australia coal mine project gets final approval

After battling environmental protests and legal and regulatory hurdles for seven years, Adani Enterprises Ltd said on Tuesday that it is finally ready to proceed with the $16.5 billion Carmichael mine and rail projects in central Queensland, Australia.
●    The company’s board has given its final go-ahead to the project, chairman Gautam Adani said in a statement.
●    “I am proud to announce the official start of one of the largest single infrastructure and job creating developments in Australia’s recent history,” Adani said, calling it a historic day for Queensland and for Indian investment in Australia.
●    Investors cheered the announcement. Shares of Adani Enterprises rose 8.63% to Rs127.80 on BSE on a day the benchmark Sensex fell 0.38% to 31,190.56 points.
●    Adani, which has already invested $3.3 billion in the project, including buying the bulk coal handling port at Abbot Point, has battled protests by environmentalists who claim the coal project would increase carbon pollution and cause irreparable damage to the Great Barrier Reef marine park in northern Queensland.

 

World's fastest elevator to be installed in skyscraper complex building in China

The world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record breaking speed of 1260 metres per minute is set to been installed in a skyscraper complex building in China.
●    The record-breaking speed was recorded during a test of the elevator at the CTF Finance Center, a 530-meter tall skyscraper in the city of Guangzhou, China.
●    The test was conducted for technology development of Hitachi elevators. However, the elevator in Guangzhou will only run at its rated speed of 72 kilometers per hour when it is in service.
●    The elevator has been developed by the Japanese tech company Hitachi.
●    In May 2016, the ultra-high-speed elevator had reached 1200 metres per minute as its rated speed.
●    The achievement was recorded by China's National Elevator Quality Supervision and Inspection Centre, a public accreditation body of elevators.
 

Current Affairs 6th June 2017: SPORTS

Sai Praneeth clinches 2017 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold

Indian third seed B. Sai Praneeth on 4 June 2017 captured the Men’s Singles title in the USD 120000 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton championship.
●    Praneeth defeated Indonesian fourth seed Jonatan Christie 17—21, 21—18, 21—19 in an hour and 11 minutes in the final match played at Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand.
●    Born on 10 August 1992, Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati is an Indian badminton player hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana.
●    At the 2016 All England Super Series Premier, he stunned the 2nd seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the 1st Round 24-22, 22-20 in straight sets.
●    He is the winner of the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Men’s Singles title.
●    In April 2017, he defeated Kidambi Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 to clinch his maiden Super Series title in the Singapore Open final.
 

Real Madrid becomes first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles

Real Madrid made history on 3 June 2017 as they became the first team ever to win back-to-back Champions League titles.
●    Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4–1 to win a record-extending 12th title. With this victory, Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their title in the Champions League era, and the first to do so since Milan in 1990.
●    The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosted the final.
●    Real Madrid is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.
●    It was founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club.
●    The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world.
●    In domestic football, the club has won a record 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, nine Supercopa de España, a Copa Eva Duarte, and a Copa de la Liga.
●    In European competitions, the club has won a record 12 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups.

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