20th June 2018 Current Affairs


Amazon Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world: Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List

  • Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world.

  • He has a net worth of $141.9 Billion, according to the Forbes World’s Billionaire List.

  • Jeff Bezos wealth has grown by more than $5 Million since 1st June 2018.

  • He is ahead of Bill Gate’s , who is the second richest man in the world with a net worth of $92.9 Billion.

  • Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors in the world is in the third place with a total wealth of $82.2 Billion.

  • Amazon grew into the second most valuable company in the world behind Tim Cook’s Apple.

Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018

  • Anukreethy Vas, 19 year old girl from Tamil Nadu has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018.

  • The Pageant was hosted by Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Khurana.

  • Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was crowned the first runner- up while Shreya Rao Kamavarpu from Andhra Pradesh won the second runner-up spot.

USA Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

  • The USA has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council.

  • US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced this news accusing the council of bias against US ally Israel.

  • This is the first time that a member has voluntarily left the UNHRC in its 12 year history.

  • Libya was thrown out after vote from the General Assembly in 2011.

5th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi

  • The 5th National Standards Conclave- Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization was held in New Delhi.

  • It was organized by the Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

  • Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry said that unless products are standardized it becomes difficult to market them.

  • Standardization boosts both exports as well as domestic economic growth.

Kaiga Nuclear Plant sets new record for continuous operation.

  • The First 220 MW unit of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.

  • Unit 1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) surpassed the earlier record of 765 days set by Unit 5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in 2014.

  • This reactor has been operating continuously since 13th May 2018 and is powered by Domestic Fuel.

  • The Unit started its first commercial operations on 16th November 2000.

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