27th June 2018 Current Affairs


World’s Largest Multilateral Naval Exercise RIMPAC to begin in Hawaii

  • The World’s Largest Naval Exercise Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) will begin of 27th June 2018 in Hawaii in the Western Pacific Ocean.

  • The two-month long biennial exercise is likely to be attended by navies of 26 countries including India.

  • Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has already reached the Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to participate in the 26th Edition of RIMPAC Exercise

  • INS Sahyadri commanded by Captain Shantanu Jha, is a state of art indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate which is a part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command.

  • India’s participation in the exercise provides platform for increased interoperability and development of common understanding of procedures for maritime security operations.

Anant Barua appointed as Whole Time SEBI Member

  • Anant Barua is appointed as a Whole Time Member of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

  • Barua has been appointed for the Post for a period of three years.

  • Currently, Barua is serving as an Executive Director of the SEBI, a Position he took charge in May 2010.

  • Prior to this, he served as a Legal Advised in the Legal Affairs Department (LAD) of the SEBI.

Power Discom BYPL signs MoU with Finnish Company for energy sector collaboration

  • Power Distribution Company BYPL has signed an MoU with Business Finland, a Finnish Government Agency.

  • The Agreement will collaborative activities in different areas, including energy efficiency and electric vehicles.

  • The three year MoU will also cover co-operation in the power distribution sector and include joint studies , pilot projects, knowledge -sharing and consultancy, research projects, and emerging technologies.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva App

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the mPassport Seva Mobile App which allows the Indians to apply for Passport from any part of the country.

  • Through this app, people will be able to pay and schedule their appointments for the Passport Services on their mobile phones.

  • The Mobile Passport Application was launched on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas (26th June 2018)

  • Police Verification will be conducted at the address specified in the application form.

S Ramesh appointed as Chairman of CIBIC

  • Senior Bureaucrat S Ramesh has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), with the status of special category to the Central Government.

  • He will succeed Vanaja N Sarna, who superannuates on 30th June 2018.

  • Ramesh is a 1981 Batch Officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Exercise)

  • He is currently a Member in the Board, mandated with the responsibility of implementing Goods and Services Tax (GST).

  • Senior IRS (Customs and Central Exercise) Officer Raj Kumar Barthwal has been named as a new member in the CBIC in the place of Ramesh.

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