Daily GK Update 16th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. David Grossman wins The Man Booker International Prize 2017.

2. Eminent writer ‘Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi’ has been selected for the5th Bhupen Hazarika National Award 2017.

Daily GK Update 16th June 2017, Important Current Affairs


3. Indian nominee, International Law expert ‘Neeru Chadha’ (first Indian woman) has been elected as the Judge of the United Nations' International Tribunal for Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

4. India has been re-elected to the UN's principal organ on economic, social, and environmental issues for another three-year term.

5. Former Chief Justice of India (17th) P N Bhagwati (95-year), considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of PILs (Public Interest Litigation) passed away after brief illness.

6. Andhra Pradesh Cabinet presided by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has approved for setting up of a cloud-based IP CCTV surveillance system in the State.

7. Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 87 crores on Hyundai Motor India for unfair business practices with respect to providing discounts for cars.

8. According to Spices Board in Kochi, 9.48 lakhs tons of spices were exported earning over 17 thousand crore rupees.

9. India has claimed the top spot among the remittance-receiving nations, surpassing ChinaThe United Nations, in its report, stated that Indians working across the globe sent home 62.7 billion US dollars in 2016.

10. Private sector lender Yes Bank has partnered with mobile payments switch TerraPay to enable real-time money transfer to bank accounts in India. Powered by TerraPay’s global clearing and settlement service, the partnership will make it faster and convenient for consumers to send money to any bank account.

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