24 June 2018 Current Affairs
Arijit Basu appointed SBI’s new MD
The government appointed Arjit Basu as Managing Director of the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). He will fill the position that fell vacant following the elevation of Rajnish Kumar as the chairman. Now, after this, the SBI will have four managing directors. As per the SBI Act, the bank can have four managing directors.
Swachh Bharat Rankings 2018: Indore tops again
Indore won the cleanest city tag for the second time in a row, while 19 of the 25 dirtiest cities in the country are in West Bengal, a nationwide cleanliness survey by the Union housing and urban affairs ministry has found.
US Scientists Create World’s Smallest Computer
US Scientists in the University of Michigan have developed the world’s smallest computer. It measures just 0.3 millimetres and could help find new ways to monitor and treat cancer.
Dharmendra Pradhan on a visit to Austria & Germany
The minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan returned from his visit to Austria & Germany. Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the 7th OPEC international seminar organised by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as a special guest in Vienna, Austria.
Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster
Soon after Chennai’s R Praggnanandhaa completed his third norm – beating Italian Grandmaster Luca Moroni in the eighth round of the Gredine Open at Ortisei in Italy, he has become the second youngest Grandmaster in chess history at the age of 12 years, 10 months, 13 days.
Nepal out from ICAO’s blacklist
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has removed Nepal from its Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list. In 2013, the ICAO had enlisted Nepal in SSC category as Nepal’s compliance to the ICAO’s standard at that time stood only at 55 percent out of the standard 60 percent.
Supreme court judge Jasti Chelameswar resigns
Supreme court judge Jasti Chelameswar will resign after a nearly 07 year tenure in the apex court. Justice Jasti Chelameswar is one of three judges, who has opposed Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Misra’s selective allocation of cases.
Former South Korean PM Kim Jong-pil passes away
Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, has died. He was 92. A retired lieutenant colonel, Kim was a key member of a 1961 coup that put army Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee in power.
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