Daily GK Update 30th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various irrigation and water-related initiatives at Aji Dam in Rajkot, Gujarat including the filling of Aji dam with Narmada waters under Sauni Yojana.

Daily GK Update 30th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

2. The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.

3. British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won the confidence vote in the parliament, winning her first major test as the Prime Minister of a minority government in the United Kingdom (UK).

4. Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. His appointment was approved by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Prior to this appointment, Kumar was a Secretary in the Union Shipping Ministry.Mr. Kumar has replaced Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar.

5. Uttarakhand was conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris recently for innovations and extensive use of IT for skilling the state's youth.

6. Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale was appointed as the economic relations secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment.

7. The Minister of State for Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training program 'Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training' (COMMIT) for State Government officials. 

8. Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveries have been awarded the Global Leadership Awards of the US-India Business Council for their role in integrating India in the global supply chain.

9. City-based astrologer and numerologist T S Vineeth Bhatt has been conferred with the 'Best astrologer of the world' award at the 'Russian-Indian economic dialogue' round-table meet held in Moscow. 

10. The Uttar Pradesh Govt. has appointed ‘Rajiv Kumar’ (1981 batch- IAS Officer) as the Chief Secretary of the state.

11. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has launched a web application for free legal services to prisoners and the Legal Services Management System.

12. The Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has launched a new training program Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training (COMMIT) for State Government officials.

13. An Indian-origin boy in the UK Arnav Sharma (11-year) has secured the top possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, two points higher than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, making him one of the brainiest children in the country.

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