Daily GK Update 22nd June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Qatar Airways has won the World’s best Airline at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2017 at the Paris Air Show France.

2. talian fashion legend Carla Fendi (79-year) passed away in Rome.

3. The Union Minister ‘M Venkaiah Naidu’ has launched the listing of Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Municipal Bonds program, at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

4. The Chief Minister of Karnataka ‘Siddaramaiah’ has announced a crop loan waiver of Rs. 50,000 per farmer.

5. Andhra Pradesh chief minister ‘Chandra Babu Naidu’ has laid the foundation stone of the Greenfield Airport at Orvakal in Kurnool district.

6. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (E&I) has launched a dedicated webpage for facilitating taxpayers with regard to addressing issues related to Information Technology Services and Electronics goods.

7. According to the Health Ministry notification, People suffering from tuberculosis (TB) will have to submit their ‘Aadhaar number’ to avail benefits under a central government scheme.

8. The Assam Governor ‘Banwarilal Purohit’ has inaugurated theGuwahati International Documentary Film Festival (GIDFF) in Guwahati, Assam.

9. The Meghalaya govt. has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with the State Bank of India (SBI) for their SBIePay and SBI CMP facilities, as a part of an initiative towards migrating government transactions to digital mode.

10. Markets regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has decided to ease the entry norms for overseas investors by permitting a direct access to Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) from eligible jurisdictions.

11. FThe Union Govt. has signed a loan agreement of USD 275 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for improving urban services in 64 small towns in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

12. The Union Govt. has sold its 2.5% stake in Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to state-run entities, including SBI and LIC, for about Rs. 4,200 crores.

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