4th June 2018 Current Affairs


Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express flagged of in Rajasthan

  • The Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off the Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express at Bhagat Ki Kothi Railway Station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

  • The Humsafar Express Trains are 3- Tier AC Sleeper Trains which operated in December 2016.

  • The new arrangements made in the trains include LED TVs, Mobile Charging Points, CCTVs, and Bio Toilets.

India Ranks 113th on Child Index

  • India’s Childhood Index has improved from 117th in 2017 to 113th on the list of 175 Countries indexed by the Global Child Rights Group, Save the children.

  • The Group’s Report praises India’s achievements in reducing the rate of Child Marriages.

  • The Nutrition Infant Mortality and Child Labour remained issues of grave concern in India.

  • According to the report, another challenge in India is that of a adolescent pregnancy.

Asia’s First 13 “Blue Flag” beaches to be developed in India.

  • 13 Indian Beaches will soon get a “Blue Flag” certification, which means that they will be environmental friendly, clean and well equipped with amenities of International Standards for Tourists.

  • Beaches in Odisha, Maharashtra, and other Coastal States will be the first in Asia to receive a Blue Flag Certification.

  • The Indian Beaches are being developed by the Society for the Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), an Environment Ministry’s body working for the management of the coastal areas.

  • The beach has to be plastic-free and be equipped with a waste management system to qualify for the Blue Flag Standards.

India successfully test-fires “Agni- 5” Missile off Odisha coast

  • India successfully test-fired its Nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile, Agni – 5, from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha Coast.

  • The state-of-the art surface to surface Agni 5 is indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

  • Agni 5 has a strike range of 5000 Kilometers and can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

Taj Mahal Declaration adopted to “Beat Plastic Pollution”

  • The Government of India has pledged to end disposable or single use plastic around Taj Mahal.

  • It will make up to 500 meters around the monument a plastic-free zone, under the Taj Declaration on beating the plastic pollution.

  • The main objective of the “Taj Declaration” is to make Agra the world’s top ten most polluted cities, free of Plastic.

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