23 June 2018 Current Affairs
President 3-Nation Visit
India and Cuba have signed two MoUs in the field of biotechnology, traditional medicine and homoeopathy. The agreements talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel in Havana. Cuba also reiterated its support to India’s candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council.
K Vijay Kumar appointed advisor to J&K Governer
Retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar has been appointed as an Advisor to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir governor. Until recently, he was Security Advisor to the Union Home Minister. Besides, IAS officer BB Vyas has been appointed the Chief Secretary of the state.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns
Intel Corp. removed Brian Krzanich as chief executive officer after the chipmaker learned he had a “past consensual relationship” with an employee, a violation of the company’s policies. Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan was named interim chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Memoir of Priyanka Chopra to be published in 2019
Bollywood Actor Priyanka Chopra will come out with her memoir in 2019 in which she will write about things which she has never spoken before. The memoir named ‘Unfinished’ is a collection of personal essays, stories and observations of the actor, producer, activist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
Amit Jain appointed as first Indian MD of LOreal India
French beauty giant L’Oréal has appointed Amit Jain as its new India Managing Director, making him the first Indian to lead its operations in the country.
Yoga World record created in Kota
Guinness world record was created by conducting the largest yoga session on International Yoga Day at Kota, Rajasthan where 1 lakh people together performed yogic exercises. Yoga guru Ramdev conducted the yoga session attended by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, ministers, officers and local people at RAC ground.
Wife of Israel PM charged with fraud over misuse of funds
The wife of Israel’s prime minister has been charged with fraud involving the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu has been indicted over claims she fraudulently ordered hundreds of meals to the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem, spending more than $100,000 (£76,000) of public money in the process.
HDFC Bank featured in Brandz ranking
HDFC Bank has featured at 60th rank in the Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. The brand value of HDFC Bank at $20.9 billion, up 22%.
KVIC adopts Jagatpur village in Delhi for Swachhata Abhiyaan
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has adopted Jagatpur village in Delhi for its Swachhata Abhiyaan. The sanitation drive by KVIC began with a plantation drive and ended with cleanliness drive along the bank of the Yamuna river.
M. Scorsese to receive Lifetime Achievement
Veteran director Martin Scorsese will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rome Film Festival 2018. Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian.
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