19th June 2018 Current Affairs


ICICI Bank appoints Sandeep Bakshi as COO

  • ICICI Bank announced the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

  • CEO Chanda Kochhar will be on leave till the internal enquiry against her in Videocon Loan Matter is completed.

  • Bakshi was previously MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.

Government to expand BPO Promotion Scheme to One Lakh Seats

  • The Indian Government plans to expand its BPO Promotions scheme to one lakh seats, from the current 48, 000 seats.

  • It will also set up India’s largest National Data Centre in Bhopal with a capacity of Five Lakh Virtual Servers.

  • The initiative has not only created job opportunities, but also ensured that people in smaller towns find employment closer to home.

  • The main objective is to make India a Hub of BPO Movement.

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction as Mental Health Disorder

  • Game Addiction is listed as the Mental Health Condition for the first time by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • The WHO’s 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition “Gaming Disorder”.

  • The ICD will define Gaming Order as a pattern of Gaming Behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over-gaming.

  • According to the WHO, it can also result if increased priority is given to to gaming over other activities.

  • To be diagnosed with a gaming disorder, the behavior pattern must be sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Indian Government to team up with Google for flood forecasting

  • The Central Water Commission (CWC) has tied up with Google for flood forecasting.

  • The CWC will use the Google advance techniques in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Geo-Spatial Mapping.

  • This will help in managing the water resources for flood forecasting and spreading flood related information to the masses.

  • The collaboration will also result in the cultural project to build online exhibitions on the Rivers of India.

US Golfer Brooks Koepka wins 2nd US Open Title in as many years

  • American Golfer Brooks Koepkar claimed his 2nd US Open Title at Shinnecock Hills Gold Course in New York.

  • He made history becoming the first player in 29 years to win back to back US Open Titles.

  • Koepka, the Florida Native was victorious in the gold tournament by one shot over over England’s Tommy Fleetwood.

  • World number one Dustin Johnson finished third at the 2018 US Open.

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