22nd June 2018 Current Affairs


PM Modi lays foundation stone of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan.

  • The new building will house the Department of Commerce, when its construction is completed.

  • The Paperless Vanijya Bhawan will be a completely paperless, and have the state of art such as smart access control, central air-conditioning, video conferencing, and completely networked

  • The Department of Commerce is currently housed in Udyog Bhawan.

Paul Polman to succeed Sunil Mittal as ICC Chairman

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, will step down as Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

  • Mittal will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

  • Mittal will assume the role of ICC Honorary Chair from 1st July 2018.

  • Also Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard, has been appointed as the next ICC First Vice- Chair.

Kota sets a record as 2 Lakh people perform Yoga on International Yoga Day

  • The Gujarat City of Kota received a Guinness World Record as nearly 2 Lakh people performed Yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

  • The previous record was of 55, 524 people performing Yoga, which was set in 2017 in Mysore.

  • The Yoga Session was presided over by Baba Ramdev.

Microsoft acquires Education Video start-up Flipgard

  • Microsoft has purchased Flipgard, which is a start-up that deals with educational software.

  • Flipgard has 20 million users all over the world, which includes teachers, students and parents.

  • Flipgard will now be completely free for schools. Previously the service cost $1, 000 each year per school.

  • The three-year old start up company raised $17 million in venture funding.

  • The acquisition comes one and half years after Microsoft announced a partnership with Flipgard.

India hits back at USA’s tariffs on steel, aluminium, raises import duties on US Farm, Steel Products

  • Retaliating to Donald’s Trump’s Decision to increase tariffs on products shipped from India, the Indian Government raised tariffs on many US items.

  • India has imposed higher tariffs on agriculture and steel products imported from the US.

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