Daily GK Update 21st June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. International Yoga Day (3rd) is being celebrated worldwide on 21st June to promote yoga and make it as a part of people’s daily routine.

2. Hike Messenger has launched the new version of the app ‘Hike 5.0’ with a completely new interface and the addition of a mobile wallet, in partnership with YES Bank.

3. Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry and its organizations have established ‘GST facilitation cell’ to facilitate the implementation of the new indirect tax regime for the stakeholders.

4. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh ‘N. Chandrababu Naidu’ has announced a financial support of Rs. 5,00,000 to a girl, Jyotsna of Nellore for performing most difficult asanas on 3rd International Yoga Day celebrations in Vijayawada.

5. Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (Pune) has been selected the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of Yoga.

6. According to the Union Civil Aviation Minister ‘Ashok Gajapathi Raju’, thirty-three airports in small towns would come on the aviation map by this September through the regional connectivity scheme ‘UDAAN’.

7. The Union Govt. has decided to open three Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs), at Balasore, Berhampur, and Bhawanipatna in Odisha.

8. The National Archives of India and the Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic have signed agreement a Protocol of Cooperation in the field of archives in Lisbon, Portugal.

9. President 'Pranab Mukherjee' has accepted the resignation of Bihar Governor ‘Ram Nath Kovind’.

10. Uber Founder & the chief executive of Uber 'Travis Kalanick' has resigned from the post.

11. Former Indian Captain ‘Anil Kumble’ has resigned from the post of ‘Head Coach’ of the Senior Indian Cricket team.

12. Saudi King ‘Salman’ named his son ‘Mohammed bin Salman’(31-year) as crown prince also named deputy prime minister and minister of defence.

13. The Punjab Government has announced free education for girls in government schools and colleges from Nursery to Ph.D. This is the major step towards women empowerment by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

14. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced, on the World Refugee Day (20 June), the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist, and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

15. Sachin Tendulkar's mother-in-law and social activist Annabel Mehta, a British national, has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged.

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