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18 June 2018 Current Affairs

18 June 2018 Current Affairs

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Fourth Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog Concludes
The fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was attended by 23 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, apart from Union Ministers, who are ex-officio members and special invitees.


India will become 5 Trillion dollar Economy
Addressing the diaspora in Athens, President Ram Nath Kovind reported that India is striving to become a $5 trillion economy and the world’s third largest consumer market by 2025.


Federer claims 98th ATP title with victory in Stuttgart
Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title and re-established his unrivalled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final.


Ivan Duque to become Colombia’s President
Colombia has chosen Ivan Duque to be its next president after a long and divisive campaign that often centred on a controversial peace process with leftist rebels the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).


Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian to score century before lunch
Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred before lunch on the opening day of a Test match. The Delhi left-hander achieved the feat in the opening session of the first day of the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru.


Meghana becomes 1st woman IAF fighter pilot from south India
Flying Officer Meghana Shanbough MR from Karnataka has become the first woman Indian Air Force fighter pilot from south India. Before her, only five other female fighter pilots have joined the ranks. She graduates from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dundigal.


European Union Film Festival (EUFF) starts in New Delhi
European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2018 is held in Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. 24 latest European films from 23 European Union (EU) Member States have been selected for EUFF 2018.


Brooks Koepka wins US open 2018
Brooks Koepka wins US Open 2018 by defeating Tommy Fleetwood at Shinnecock Hills becoming first player in 3 decades to successfully defend his title. Earlier the record was in name of Curtis Strange who won back to back titles in 1988 and 1989.


 

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