Daily Current Affairs 11th June 2017
Govt launches video conferencing aided legal service ‘Tele Law’ for rural areas people
Government has launched a video conferencing aided legal service ‘Tele Law’ for the people living in rural areas.
- Under the scheme, the Tele-Law portal will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network connecting the citizens to legal service providers.
- The portal will connect law school clinics, District Legal Service Authorities, voluntary service providers and Non-Government Organisations working on legal through the CSCs.
- In the first phase, the Tele-Law scheme will be tested as a pilot across 500 CSCs in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
India’s first underwater metro to come up in Kolkata
West Bengal’s capital Kolkata will get India’s first underwater metro system, which will pass through the Hooghly river.
- The first tunnel, which has been completed, is built 30 metres below the earth’s surface, near the Howrah Bridge. Notably, this is the first time in India that a tunnel has been made under a flowing river.
Maharashtra Govt. announces complete loan waiver to farmers
The Maharashtra Government has announced complete loan waiver to farmers.
- The government will form a committee to decide criteria to waive off loans.
- On June 1, the farmers in Maharashtra went on strike for the first time ever.
Indian girl bags Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 crown
12 year old Padmalaya Nanda from Odisha has created history by becoming the youngest girl to bag the “Little Miss Universe Internet 2017” and “Little Miss Actress” crowns at the Little Miss Universe 2017 at port city of Batumi in Georgia.
- She will now participate in the “Little Miss World 2017” competition that will be held at Greece from Sept 25 to Oct 1, 2017.
Bethanie-Safarova win women’s doubles title at French Open
Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched the women’s doubles title in the French Open tennis championships.
IOC approves new events for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games, including a number of mixed-gender competitions.
- The additions include a mixed team event for judo.
- Table Tennis will also get a mixed doubles competition. The event was featured in the recent world championships in Germany.
EU, France grant Rs25 crore to India to curb emissions
Aiming to reduce emissions and promote sustainability to help India’s smart city programme, France and the European Union have extended a grant of €3.5 million (nearly Rs25 crore) to India.
- Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad will get the grant as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement for implementing the ‘Mobilise Your City’ (MYC) initiative.
United Nations holds first-ever ‘Ocean Conference’
The United Nations held its first-ever Ocean Conference at UN HQ, New York, United States to renew member nations’ commitment to combatting rising sea levels, pollution, and harmful fishing practices for the protection of world’s waterways.
- The conference ended with the adoption by consensus of a ’14-point Call for Action’ to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerial held in Beijing
Second Mission Innovation (MI) and Clean Energy Ministerial held in Beijing, China from 6-8 June 2017.
- An Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change participated in the Second MI and Clean Energy Ministerial.
- He announced the hosting of MI sustainable Biofuel Innovation Challenge workshop in collaboration with Biofuture platform to be held in New Delhi in December 2017.