16 June 2018 Current Affairs
Former World bank economist Omar Al-Razzaz sworn in as Jordan PM
Former World Bank Economist Omar al-Razzaz was sworn in as Jordan’s Prime Minister after King Abdullah issued a decree approving the new government. Omar succeeded Hani al-Mulki who resigned following mass protests over price hikes and other government economic policies.
NSG plenary meeting held in Jurmala, Latvia
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary meeting took place on in Jurmala, Latvia after Latvia assumed chairmanship of NSG for 2018-19. With this, Latvia became first Baltic state to chair the NSG.
Maharashtra CM meets World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state.
Smriti Mandhana becomes 1st Indian to play in England’s Kia Super League
India Women’s Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League – the women’s cricket super league in England. The 21-year-old India opener has scored over 826 runs with the highest score of 76 in the 40 T20Is that she has played so far.
TCS becomes first Company to close over Rs. 7 Trillion Market Cap
India’s IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became first listed company in India to close day’s trade with market capitalisation (m cap) of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion).
Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes’ 2017 list of India’s 100 richest tycoons
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes annual list of India’s 100 richest tycoons of 2017, With a net worth of $38 billion. The richest newcomer in the list is Wadia Group of companies Chairman Nusli Wadia (No. 25, $5.6 billion). At $19 billion, the net worth of Wipro’s Azim Premji – who jumped two places up over last year to become the second richest Indian on the list.
16 June: International Day of Family Remittances
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed every year on 16 June across the world. It is aimed at recognizing significant financial contribution migrant workers make to wellbeing of their families back home and to sustainable development of their countries of origin.
NABARD releases book on Indian Crops
Shri Nitin Gadkari released a book ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD. The book is based on a study of 10 important crops.
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