22 June 2018 Current Affairs
Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana
Canadian Parliament has passed a “historic” bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so.
Governor’s Rule imposed in J&K
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the eighth time in the last four decades J&K was put under Governor’s rule and third time under J&K Governor N N Vohra tenure.
World’s 1st International centre for Humanitarian Forensics
The world’s first of its kind and state-of-the-art International Centre for ‘Humanitarian Forensics’ (ICHF) was launched at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Sunil Mittal to be ICC’s Honorary Chair
Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder & Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, stepped down as the Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as ICC Chairman. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of Master Card will be appointed as the ICC First Vice-Chair.
SBI MD B.Sriram appointed MD & CEO of IDBI Bank
State Bank of India Managing director B.Sriram was appointed as the MD & CEO of IDBI bank for a temporary term of 03 months. B.Sriram has been appointed in place of incumbent Mahesh Kumar Jain. Mahesh Kumar Jain was made Deputy Governer of the RBI recently.
Kidambi Srikanth wins Sportsperson of the year award
The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold-medal winning shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, was adjudged as the ‘Sportsperson of the Year for 2017’ by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.
US quits UN human rights council
US envoy to UN Nikki Halley, calling UNHRC a ‘cesspool of bias’ and blaming for its anti-Israel stance, announced to pull out of UNHRC.
Punjab Government Launched Mobile App- ‘i-Hariyali’
To increase the state’s green cover, the Punjab government has launched ‘i-Hariyali’ app that lets users order free plant saplings. The ‘i-Hariyali’ app under ‘Mission Tandarust’ can be downloaded from the app store for free. The users can book a sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from a nearby government nursery.
Emaar India appoints Prashant Gupta as CEO
Emaar India has appointed Prashant Gupta as CEO. Emaar India is a part of realty enterprise group Emarr Properties, which based in Dubai. Prashant Gupta was working with Aditya Birla group since 2011.
B V R Subramanyam appointed as J&K Chief Secretary
B V R Subrahmanyam, a senior IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, was appointed as the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. The 55-year-old bureaucrat, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, has been appointed in place of incumbent B B Vyas.