*********** Daily GK Update 28th June 2017, Important Current Affairs ****************

1. Former India hockey captain ‘Dhanraj Pillay’ will be awarded, East Bengal football club’s highest honor ‘Bharat Gaurav’ on their foundation day (1st August).

Daily GK Update 28th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

2. Economic Advisor 'Kaushik Basu' has taken over as the President of the International Economic Association (IEA) for three years.

3. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Chairman ‘Bhupendra Singh’ has announced, provisional ceiling prices of 761 medicines (including anti-cancer, HIV, diabetes, and antibiotic) with a majority being reduced ahead of the GST implementation.

4. The Union Govt. has extended for six months the last date for applying for conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards to 31st December 2017.

5. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ‘N. Chandrababu Naidu’ has announced to the establishment of Micro, Small, Medium Entrepreneurs (MSME) Corporation by earmarking 100 crore rupees.

6. The world’s first ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on 27th June 1967 by Barclays Bank in Enfield, London, celebrated its 50th anniversary.

7. The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euro (USD 2.7 Billion) for breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favoring its shopping service.

8. Swiss Legend ‘Roger Federer’ has defeated ‘Alexander Zverev’ 6-1, 6-3 in the final to clinch the 2017 Halle Open Men’s Singles title.

9. The Indian shooting squad has finished second at the ‘ISSF Junior World Championship’ with three Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze medals in Suhl, Germany.

10. The Indian men's & women's throwball teams bagged one gold medal each in the World Games at Kathmandu, Nepal.The women's team defeated Pakistan 15-13, 15 -12 in final to clinch the title.The men posted a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bangladesh in final to finish at the top of the podium.

11. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose as the Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government. Mihai Tudose, the outgoing economy minister of Romania, has been appointed as prime minister, days after the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) removed its own government following an internal power row.

12. Actress Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as the ambassador for government’s flagship Skill India campaign, with the National Skill Development Corporation.

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