Daily GK Update 24th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Chief Minister ‘Mamata Banerjee’ has received the ‘2017 UN Public Service Award’ at a ceremony held in The Hague, Netherlands on behalf of her state govt.

2. ndia and Russia have agreed to a roadmap for the development of bilateral defense cooperation at the meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation in Moscow.

3. The Union Minister of State (IC) Shri Piyush Goyal has launched Weather Portal for Power Sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators in New Delhi.

4. Maharashtra Forest Minister ‘Sudhir Mungantiwar’ has announced to launch (on 1st July) a mobile app named 'My Plant', which would help in recording data about tree plantations in the state.

5. The Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Manoj Sinha unveiled commemorative postage stamp to mark the completion of 50 years of the Passports Act-1967.

6. The Maharashtra govt. entered into an agreement with cab aggregator ‘Ola’ to train 20,000 youth to become micro-entrepreneurs in the field of passenger transport in the next five years.

7. Election Commission (EC) has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra for submitting wrong expenditure accounts in the 2008 poll (Datia Assembly constituency).

8. The Union Minister ‘Venkaiah Naidu’ has presented the 100 volumes of The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi(CWMG) published by the Publications Division to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

9. The government has permitted banks and post offices to deposit junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by 20th July this year.

10. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the scope of Banking Ombudsman Scheme,under which banks could be penalized for miss-selling third-party products like insurance and mutual funds via mobile or electronic banking.

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