21 June 2018 Current Affairs
Vice President Receives the Book ‘Vedvigyan Alok’
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has received the book “Vedvigyan Alok” (Maharishi Aitareya Mahidas Praneet – Aitareya Brahmina ki Vaigyanik Vyakhya) authored by Acharya Agnivarat.
19th all India Conference of Directors
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir will inaugurate the 19th all India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureaux in Hyderabad. During the two-day conference, participants will deliberate on latest Automatic Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS).
CEA Arvind Subramanian resigned
The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) of India, Arvind Subramanian had resigned from the post and will return to the US because of “pressing family commitments”. The announcement was made by Mr Arun Jaitley.
Atul Gawande as CEO of new Amazon
Eminent Indian-American surgeon, writer and public health innovator Atul Gawande has been named as the CEO of a new US employee health care company,started by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon.
hillong Gets Selected As the 100th Smart City
Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya has been selected as 100th Smart City, to receive funding under the Centre’s flagship Smart Cities Mission, after evaluating the proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities had been selected in four rounds of competition and with Shillong’s selection, the list of 100 cities has been completed under the Smart Cities Mission.
Sikkim govt appoints A.R. Rahman as its Brand Ambassador
Renowned music composer A.R. Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government. He was appointed at the onset of ‘The Red Panda Winter Carnival 2018′, which aimed at increasing the flow of tourists.
Ex RBI Dy Governor R Gandhi as Advisor
One 97 Communications, which runs paytm has appointed former RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi as an advisor. Gandhi was a member of the first monetary Policy Committee. He has also been the head of two regional offices of the RBI.
21 June: International Yoga Day
International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The theme for Yoga Day 2018 is ‘Yoga for Peace’.