Daily GK Update 17th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first phase of the ‘Kochi Metro’ for the city of Kochi in Kerala.

Daily GK Update 17th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

2. President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the ‘Green Line’ of Metro Rail from Mantri Square Sampige Road Station to Yelachanahalli Metro Station in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

3. The Union Minister of Railways ‘Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu’ has flagged off special tourist ‘Gandhi Darshan Spl.’  train through video conferencing from Bandra.

4. The Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated Know India Programme (KIP) for young overseas Indians at a function in New Delhi.

5. Twitter has launched a special blue 'umbrella emoji' for its Indian users to celebrate monsoon.

6. The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is being observed globally on 17th June across the world to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from the drought.

7. Former German Chancellor, ‘Helmut Kohl’ (87-years) passed away at his house in the western state of Germany.

8. India was the top receiving country for remittances in 2016, followed by China (USD 61 billion), the Philippines (USD 30 billion) and Pakistan (USD 20 billion).

9. The union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has taken the decision to reduce voluntarily the seed prices at a meeting in New Delhi.

10. The union govt. has made Aadhaar card mandatory for opening new bank accounts & for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above.

11. India bagged five medals (Gold-1-, Silver-2, Bronze-2) in the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Taiwan.

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