8th June 2018 Current Affairs


Mithali Raj is the First Indian cricketer to score 2000 T20I Runs

  • Mithali Raj becomes the first Indian cricketer to score 2000 T20I Runs.

  • She achieved during the India’s Women T20 Asia’s Cup Match against Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur.

  • On her way to scoring 2, 015 runs in 74 T20Is, she has hit 14 Half- Centuries.

  • In contrast, Virat Kohli hasn’t even managed the feat with 1, 983 T20I runs to his name.

Government extends Timeline of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

  • The Government has extended the deadline for the completion of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP).

  • It has also approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3, 466 Crore for the project.

Indian Navy successfully evacuates 38 stranded Indian Nationals from Yemen

  • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sunayana successfully evacuated 38 Indian Nationals from cyclone-hit Socotra Island in Yemen.

  • The rescue-operation was done under the swift Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operation (HADR) code named Operation NISTAR.

  • The Indian Nationals were stranded for nearly 10 days after severe cyclonic storm Mekunu devastated area around Socotra Island.

RBI amends Gold Monetization Scheme to make it more attractive

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made a few changes to the Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS) in order to make it more attractive.

  • The changes are aimed at making it easier to open a Gold Deposit Account.

  • The RBI said that short-term deposits should be treated as bank’s on balance sheet liability.

Air India seeks Rs 1000 Crore Bank Loan to meet its urgent working capital requirement

  • National Carrier Air India sought proposals for short-term loans worth one thousand crore rupees to meet its urgent working capital requirements.

  • The loan will be drawn in June in one or more tranches. The airline has requested banks to submit their Financial bids by 13th of this month.

  • The tenure of the loan will be one year (renewable) from the date of availing short-term loans.

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