Current Affairs June 12, 2017 –  Jairam Ramesh’s book on the naturist in Indira Gandhi launched:


22nd European Film Festival held in New Delhi:

The 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) premiered at Siri Fort auditorium with the screening of Estonian film Cherry Tobacco.

The five-day event is being organised by the Delegation of the EU and Embassies of EU Members in collaboration with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting & Urban Development: Venkaiah Naidu


India to participate in Astana EXPO-2017:

    India has agreed to participate in the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 to be held in Astana, the Capital of Kazakhstan.

Expo 2017 – Astana, will be hosted from June 10- September 10, 2017. The theme of the Expo is “Future Energy”.


  • Capital: Astana
  • Currency: Kazakhstani Tenge
  • President: Nursultan Nazarbayev

Banking & Business

IOB launches retail mart in Thiruvananthapuram:

    Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), the Lead Bank for Thiruvananthapuram district, has launched the Retail Mart, a retail lending concept, in Kerala’s capital city.

The exclusive facility that handles retail products has started functioning at the main branch of the bank at Statue Junction in Thiruvananthapuram.

About Retail Mart:

The Retail Mart has been designed with an aim to complete all the pre-release formalities at the customer’s door step and sanction quality retail loans at a competitive rate of interest with a minimum turnaround time.


  • Headquarters: Chennai
  • Tagline: Good people to grow with
  • MD & CEO: R. Subramania Kumar   

ONGC keen to buy HPCL, deal to cost Rs 42,254 cr:

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is keen to acquire India’s third-biggest fuel retailer HPCL in a Rs 42,254 crore deal.


  • Headquarters: Uttarakhand
  • Chairman: Dinesh K Sarraf

GST rate cut on merchant services to 5% from 18%:

The GST Council announced a sharp cut in GST rates on the merchant services at 5 per cent from 18 per cent.

Since many inputs were kept under various tax slabs, the high level of 18 per cent tax on merchant services would have offered inverted duty structure resulting into a negative impact on the business.




Jairam Ramesh’s book on the naturist in Indira Gandhi launched:

The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature”, was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial in the presence of former ministers, bureaucrats and environmentalists who worked closely with her to frame some of country’s landmarks wildlife and environment laws.


Transgender appointed social development officer:

The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) it had appointed a transgender as social development officer. Sadhana Kinnar, originally known as Sadhana Mishra, hails from Keonjhar town and holds an MA in Social Work and Business Administration. This is for the first time in the country that a transgender has been appointed in the private sector.

Paytm Mall gets a new Chief Operating Officer:

    Paytm Mall the e-commerce company of Vijay Shekhar Sharma Communications has appointed of Amit Sinha as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Science & Technology

2D magnets discovered for the first time:

Scientists for the first time discovered two dimensional magnets that are formed by a single layer of atoms and may pave the way for more compact and efficient devices.

China launches record-breaking drone swarm:

China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, breaking the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones.


  • Currency: Renminbi
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Prime minister: Li Keqiang
  • President: Xi Jinping


Dovizioso clinches Catalan Grand Prix:

    Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso sealed back-to-back MotoGP wins by cruising to victory at the Catalan GP.

Nadal returns as the king of clay:

Nadal  Dismantles Swiss Wawrinka’s challenge in straight sets to claim an unprecedented 10th singles title at Roland Garros.

Ramkumar Ramanathan wins title:

Top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan won his second successive singles title in a fortnight when he tamed Nicholas S. Hu of the US in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament.

Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships:

    Assam’s Laimwon Narzary broke a 25-year-old girls’ high jump record at the 15th Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships at the PAC Athletics Stadium.

PAC Athletics Stadium: Uttar Pradesh

French Open 2017: Bethanie-Safarova win women’s doubles title:

Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched the women’s doubles title in the French Open tennis championships.

The United States-Czech pair tamed unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the final.


    • French President :Emmanuel Macron
    • Currencies: Euro, CFP franc
    • Capital: Paris

Dhanya-Sanmay win U-14 Asian junior tennis title:

    Dhanya Shah and Sanmay Gandhi clinched the Under-14 doubles title of the Asian Junior Tennis Championships at the Balewadi Stadium.

He defeated Vishesh Patel and Shashidhar Kota.


dPadre Miguel d’Escoto – Nicaragua’s Chancellor of Peace and Dignity:

           Padre Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann died aged 84 after a relapse following successful treatment for a stroke earlier this year.

His death deprives us of the leadership and guidance of one of the world’s great moral leaders, a tireless advocate of non-violence and peace.


Capital: Managua

Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba

‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies:

    Adam West, star of the popular and campy 1960s “Batman” TV show, died at 88. He is an American.


  • President of the United States: Donald Trump
  • Currency: United States Dollar
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.