Daily GK Update 12th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. China has launched the world’s largest floating solar farm. The 40-MW power plant has 1,60,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province.

2. Government has launched 'Tele Law' service to provide legal aid for the people living in rural areas through video conferencing.

Daily GK Update 12th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

3. Congress President Sonia Gandhi releases the book “Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature” written by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi.

4. India's Mohun Bagan striker Jeje Lalpekhlua received the All India Football Federation's inaugural player of the year 2016 award.

5. Aiming to reduce emissions and promote sustainability to help India’s smart city programme, France and the European Union extended a grant of 3.5 million euros under the ‘Moblise Your City’ (MYC) initiative.

6. Noted poet and writer Cingireddi Narayana Reddy, recipient of the Jnanpith Award in 1988, passed away.

7. India and Mauritius signed a pact to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries.

8. State Bank of India’s Rs. 15,000 crore capital raise via qualified institutional placement is credit positive for the bank as it strengthens its capitalisation and supports credit growth, particularly given the increasing requirements for equity under Basel III.

9. Spain's Rafael Nadal has lifted his 10th French Open Men's Singles Title.

10. Hashikant Kutwal, a railway employee with Pune Division, has won the gold medal at the 17th World Individual Chess Championship for differently-abled, held in Slovakia from May 27 to June 6, 2017.

11. Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Roland Garros to win the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown and her first ever Grand Slam title.

12. Dhanya Shah and Sanmay Gandhi clinched the Under-14 doubles title of the Asian Junior Tennis Championships at the Balewadi Stadium.

13. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh announced the launch of “Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal, Manipur.

14. Kolkata, the ‘City of Joy’ is about to experience a wonder in the form of an underwater Metro train which will run beneath the Hooghly river. It’s one of the path-breaking projects in India as never before a tunnel has been dug beneath a flowing river.

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