12th June 2018 Current Affairs

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U. S extradites Panama ex- President Martinelli

  • Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli returned home to face political espionage and embezzlement charges after being extradited from the United States.

  • He had been jailed in Miami since his arrest at his home in June 2017.

  • The 66- year old Martinelli, who is Panama’s President from 2009-2014, is accused of embezzlement and illegally monitoring phone calls and other communications.

India Defeat Kenya to lift Intercontinental Cup Football Title

  • India beat Kenya 2-0 to lift the Intercontinental Cup.

  • Both Goals come from Skipper Sunil Chhetri.

  • Chhetri put India in the lead in the 8th Minute, and scored a second in the 29th Minute.

  • With the Goals, Sunil Chhetri became the joint second highest International Goal scorer among the Active Players.

  • Chhetri is tied on the second spot with Argentine Lionel Messi, both having scored 64 Goals for country.

Government Launches Rail Madad App to expedite, streamline passenger grievance redressal

  • The Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal has launched a new app Rail Madad to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal.

  • The app is tied to the system dubbed RPGRAMS (Railway Passenger Grievance Redressal and Management System), which will allow the passengers to get real-time feedback on the status of their complaints.

  • The system monitors passenger’s grievances and checks up on the performance of its field units and trains.

44th G-7 Summit held in Canada

  • The 44th G-7 Summit was held on June 8th and 9th 2018 in Quebec Canada.

  • This marks the sixth time since 1981 that Canada has hosted the proceedings, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the summit.

  • The Next (45th) G-7 Summit will be held in 2019 in France.

Government Launches 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in Villages and delivery of Rail Tickets through Common Service Centers.

  • The Government has launched 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in Villages and Delivery of Rail Tickets through Common Service Centres (CSCs).

  • The main objective of launching this Service Centres is to boost the rural Internet Connectivity through BharatNet.

  • The Wi-Fi Choupals will allow the people in the rural areas to have access to the Internet for their Digital Needs.


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