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Current Affairs June 24 For Upsc Ssc Bank Po Railwaiy Exam

Current Affairs June 24 For Upsc Ssc Bank Po Railwaiy Exam

Current Affairs June 24 For Upsc Ssc Bank Po Railwaiy Exam


1. Union Minister of Health J P Nadda inaugurated a state-of-the-art centre to conduct research on medical benefits of yoga at the AIIMS. This centre has been opened to emphasize on yoga and traditional systems of medicine.


2. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off a new train service between Danapur and Saharsa in Bihar through video-conferencing. Besides flagging off the Danapur-Saharsa Janhit Express, Prabhu also announced the extension of three train services in Bihar and Jharkhand.


3. Public Sector life insurance LIC chairman S.K. Roy has resigned nearly two years ahead of completion of his five-year term.


4. Sanjay Mittal, Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) will be awarded with the Ghanshyam Das Birla (G D Birla) award, 2015 for his significant contributions in the field of mechanics.


5. John Ashe, a former United Nations General Assembly President died. He was 61.


6. Insurance Company Exide Life Insurance, announced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador.


7. The Cabinet approved the signing of a protocol amending an agreement between India and Belgium for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This amendment in the protocol will broaden the scope of the existing framework of exchange of tax related information between the two countries, which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance.


8. To encourage saving in its pension scheme, retirement fund body EPFO will provide 8.16 per cent higher pension to all those subscribers opting for deferring the benefit till the age of 60 years.


9. India has started fully-funded training courses for Commonwealth citizens across a range of areas, including rural development, renewable energy and IT, under a programme that aims to build capacity in member countries. The courses are sponsored by India and delivered by institutions through the Indian Technical and Economic (ITEC) Programme.


10. China has launched its first ‘dark sky reserve’ in its Tibetan region near the India and Nepal borders with an aim to limit light pollution and protect astronomical sites. It has been jointly launched by the ‘China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation’ and the regional government of Tibet.


 

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