15 June 2018 Current Affairs
Niti Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index
Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari released Niti Aayog’s composite water management index report in New Delhi. Gujarat topped the list while Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer. Gujarat is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
FIFA World Cup 2018 begins in Russia
21st Edition of FIFA World Cup 2018 started on June 14, 2018 in Russia and the final will take place at the 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018. The 32-day tournament will feature 32 teams and 64 games. World Cup 2018 will be played out in 12 stadiums across 11 cities in Russia. This is the first time Russia is hosting the event.
Reliance Industries from India to rank under top-100: Forbes
Reliance Industries at 83rd place, the only from India in the top-100 . HDFC has been ranked as the 5th biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ compiled by Forbes in its 16th annual Forbes Global 2000 list. American Express tops the chart. Tata Motors at 385 , TCS at 404, L&T at 471st , SBI at 489th.
Dhivya Suryadevara to become CFO of General Motors
An Indian-American woman, Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US’ largest automaker, General Motors.
Fitch predicts India’s growth forecast to 7.4% for FY’19 & 7.5% for FY’20
The Indian GDP has been predicted to grow by 7.4% in FY19 by Fitch. It has earlier predicted GDP growth by 7.3% for FY 2018-19 and for FY20 it is 7.5%.
India ranks 177 in Environmental Performance Index 2018
India has been ranked at 177 out of 180 countries in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). India has become the fourth worst country in the world with an air quality score of 5.75 out of 100. India was placed at 141 out of 180 in 2016. The top five countries in terms of green rankings are Switzerland, France, Denmark, Malta and Sweden.
Georgia’s prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigns
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced his resignation. He resigned due to a disagreement with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the ruling party and growing popular unrest and discontent over his government’s handling of the economy.
French Open 2018
The 2018 French Open (also known as Roland Garros) was a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 122nd edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of 2018. Rafael Nadal was the defending champion in the Men’s Singles and won his 11th French Open title. Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title in the Women’s Singles.