05 June 2018 Current Affairs
Madagascar PM announces resignation
Madagascar’s prime minister announced his resignation on Monday in the first step towards the naming of a ‘consensus’ premier to resolve a political crisis sparked by controversial electoral reforms.
Mahesh Kumar Jain appointed as Dy Governor of RBI
Mahesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a term of three years. Presently, he is the Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Bank. Before his role in IDBI, Jain was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank.
New CEO for Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Social entrepreneur Mr Vijay Mahajan has been selected as the Secretary & CEO of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation & the director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies.
India’s Sanjana Ramesh Wins MVP award
India’s Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the ‘Girls Grit Award’ on the fourth and final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018, which featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia-Pacific region.
India to import first Russian LNG Cargo
India will receive the first-ever cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia as New Delhi diversifies import basket to meet its vast energy needs. State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd will bring the shipload of LNG from Gazprom, a Russian supplier, at Petronet LNG Ltd import terminal in Dahej, Gujarat.
Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Women’s Open
Ariya Jutanugarn won the 73rd US Women’s Open at the Shoal Creek Alabama course, United States. She has become the first player from Thailand to win US Women’s Open title.
05 June: World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ (UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
Rajoy forced out as Spain’s Prime Minister
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was toppled by a corruption scandal, becoming the first leader in Spain’s modern democracy to lose a vote of no confidence in Parliament.