Current Affairs Weekly One Liners  June 8-14

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  1. Haryana government announced an 500 increasein the monthly stipend of widowsand destitute women and girls imparting training in tailoring.
  2. The Cabinet approves agreement for export credit of $9 billionbetween EXIM Bank and EXIM bank of Korea for infrastructure development in the country
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modihas approves the Bilateral MoU between SEBI and SEO, IranESMA, Europe in relation to mutual cooperation on securities markets
  4. Home Minister Rajnath Singhwill inaugurate a two-daynational level conference on “Capacity Building of SDRF-2017” which was organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
  5. Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfarelaunched the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’initiative in New Delhi, to promote skill development in the health sector.
  6. CCEA chaired by the PM Narendra Modihas given its approved IREDA plan to float an initial public offer (issue 13.9 crore) of its shares (Rs 10 each).
  7. A national human milk bankwas inaugurated at Lady Hardinge Medical College(LHMC) in New Delhi
  8. The ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’centre has been set up in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo Universityand Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI).
  9. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singhannounced the launch of “Hill Area Development Programme”(HADP) for Northeast in Imphal, Manipur.
  10. General officer commanding of Gajraj Corps Lt General Amarjeet Singh Bedihas inaugurateda war memorial at Thembang village in Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  11. Punjab government launched a unique ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ to provide cheaper and quality technical educationto the meritorious and poor students of the state.
  12. Tamil Nadu governmentsigned a MoU with the Civil Aviation Ministryfor the implementation the Regional air connectivity scheme with first flight services to Hosur, Salem and Neyveli in the first phase under the UDAN.
  13. Union government has asked the state governmentto effect a minor amendmentto Karnataka Amendment Bill, 2017 and resend it for Presidential assent for the conduct of Kambala, a traditional buffalo race.
  14. National Highways Authority of India has given Rs 400 crorefor Ranchi-Jamshedpur NH-33, over 5,000 acresin  Sahibganj
  15. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates “Saath Hai Viswaas Hai, Ho Raha Vikas Hai” Exhibition at Indira Niketan Park, Sarojini Nagar.
  16. Madhya Pradesh governmentlaunched a new debt relief scheme“Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana” for farmers of Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme.
  17. To book a flight ticket, submitting an ID proof such as Aadhaar, passport or PAN made mandatory – Minister of State for Civil AviationJayant Sinha.
  18. President Pranab Mukherjeelaunched the ‘Selfie with Daughter’mobile application, aimed at raising awareness of female foeticide and sex selection.
  19. Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhuinaugurated Indian Railway 1st HR Round Table Conference with three themesin New Delhi.
  20. The GST Council has constituted 18 sectoral groupsfor ensuring smooth transitioninto the new tax regime on July 1.
  21. The 2nd editionof National Health Editors’ Conference on Yogawas inaugurated by Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at National Media Centre in New Delhi.
  22. Petrol, diesel rates to be revised daily from June 16 by the three state-run oil marketing companies(OMCs) across the country
  23. NITI Aayoghas launched SATH, a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments implemented along with McKinsey & Companyand IPE Global consortium.
  24. The Supreme Courtconfirms the government’s decision to link Aadhaarwith the PAN for the filing of income tax returns. An existing PAN can be declared void if the taxpayer does not link it with Aadhaar by 31 July.
  25. The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)under the Ministry of AYUSH, has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots  and Flash  Mobs (YogMob) prior to International Yoga Day (21st June).
  26. The Rajasthan government has raised the insurance amount by 1 lakh in the present fiscal year in the ‘Raj Sahakar Personal Accident Insurance Scheme’targeted to cover more than 25 lakh farmers.
  27. Greater Noida, Noida and Yamuna ExpresswayAuthorities boards have allocated a total of Rs 18,669 crore this fiscal for the development of the tri- cities.
  28. The 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF)premiered at Siri Fortauditorium with the screening of Estonian film Cherry Tobacco.
  29. The Union government launched the ‘Tele-Law’initiative of the Ministry of Law and Justice with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that anchors the Digital India programme to provide legal aid services
  30. The Indian Railwaysis planning to induct about 40,000 coacheswith improved interiors and upgraded facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 8,000 crore  by 2023.
  31. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) has entered into an agreement with the Metal Industries Development Institute(MIDI), Ethiopia to implement a twinning programme.
  32. Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu suggested separate Chai bagan time zonefor the north eastern region. Chai bagantime is one hour ahead of the Indian Standard  Time (IST).
  33. The Telangana government became first state in India has proposed to set up a Life Sciences Infrastructure Fundwith a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore.
  34. The Gross State Domestic Product(GSDP) of Telangana grew 1%at constant prices in 2016-17 to Rs.5.11 lakh crore.
  35. The Union Home Ministry has constituted Rina Mitra committeeto examine methods to curb the misuse of freemovement along the Myanmar border.
  36. Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, a multi-role stealth frigate commanded by Captain Anil Jaggi, visited Papua New Guineaon its four-day overseas deployment to the Southeast Asia Papa New Guinea:
  37. ‘Project Jal Sanchay’, a water conservation modelwhich is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Biharhas been chosen for the national award for excellence in the  (MGNREGP)
  38. BirdLife International, a conservation organisation, has recognised three new sites, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Navelim Wetlands and Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary.  The sites have been added to their list of “Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas”.
  39. The Kerala governmentunveiled ‘anuyatra’, an empowerment programme aimed at bringing the differently abledto the mainstream and making the state differently abled-friendly. ,23 differently abled children were declared as the ambassadors
  40. South GoaDistrict Magistrate imposed a complete ban on use of lantern kites/wish kites and laser beamwith high intensity lights within two km of Dabolim airport  for 60 days,
  41. TheMaharajas’ Express, an analogue to super luxury travel will embark on its maiden tour of the southern States from July 1. It will depart on July 1.
  42. The Centre may launch steamer services between Allahabad and Varanasi to ferry pilgrims during Ardh Kumbh Melato be held in Uttar Pradesh in 2019,
  43. The National River Ganga(Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2017,prescribes seven yearsin jail and a fine of up to 100 crore for anyone who pollutes the Ganga
  44. The DRDO successfully test-fired the third generation Nag Anti- Tank Guided Missile(ATGM) to further strengthens the country’s defence capabilities.
  45. TripuraFinance minister Bhanu Lal Sahaannounced an average 68% pay hike for its employees and pensioners with affect from April 1, 2017
  46. Punjab Chief minister Amarinder Singhhas been invited by Israeli envoyto India Daniel Carmon to visit his country’s WATEC Israel an international professional exhibition to be held in Tel Aviv  from September 12-14
  47. The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a five-member working group headed by Amitabh Matto to work out modalities for operationalisation of knowledge initiative for students in the state.
  48. Indiaratified two fundamental global conventionson combating  India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”.
  49. GP Upadhaya, additional chief HRD department of Sikkim government signed MoUwith Alan Gemmell, Head of British Council to enhance quality of education in the state.
  50. Union Minister of state for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naikannounced that Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy(AYUSH) hospitals across the country.
  51. NTPC has energized 150 kWpCanal Top Solar PV System on cooling water (CW) channel at its 2320 MW Mouda Thermal Power Project, near Nagpur in Maharashtra.
  52. India decided to be a co-partner in a global food and beverages trade 34th edition of ANUGAto be held in Cologne, Germanyfrom October 7 to 11, 2017.
  53. Adani Group is set to commission 50 MW(megawatts) solar PV(photovoltaic) plant in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh with an investment of Rs 315 crore under the National Solar Mission Scheme.
  54. The Telangana governmentlaunched the website ‘PashuBazar’to facilitate online sale or purchase of cattle without physically taking them to weekly markets.


  1. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley signed OECD multilateral convention in Paris that aims to check cross-border tax evasionby multinational companies.
  2. The Union Cabinethas given its approval for signingand subsequent ratification of the Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between India and Somalia.
  3. Indiasigned an agreement with Sri Lankato provide USD 318 million as line of credit to develop the island nation’s railway sector
  4. The First World Pest Daywas launched in Beijing, China on June 6th. It aims at reduction and elimination of pest borne disease.
  5. BRICS Media Forum was held in Beijing, Chinafrom 7th to 8th June 2017. The theme is “Deepening media cooperation among BRICS countries, promoting equity and justice in international media,”
  6. World Health Organization(WHO) has divided the drugs into three categories“access, watch and reserve” to curb antibiotic resistance.
  7. According to the World Investment Report 2017by UNCTAD– the US, China and Indiaare considered to be the most prospective destinations for FDI.
  8. Lt Colonel Raja Chariis the third Indian Americanafter Kalpana Chawla and Sunita William to be chosen by NASA for deep space missions.
  9. A minor planetsomewhere in the Milky Way galaxy, many light years from Earth, will be called “Sahithi Pingali”named after 16 yr old Bangalore girl “Sahithi” who won three special awardsat ISEF at Los Angeles.
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modimet Chinese President Xi Jinpingin Astana, Kazakhstan and they attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  11. Indiaand the UN Office for South–South Cooperation (UNOSSC)have launched a partnership fund for support the sustainable development projects.
  12. Chinese President Xi Jinpingsigned at least 24 deals with Kazakhstan, valued at more than $8 billion during his visit in Kazakhstan.
  13. In Britain election 2017, two Sikh community members Preet Kaur Gill– the first Sikh MPand Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi won in the Britain election.
  14. British Prime MinisterTheresa Maywith the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) will cling to power as the Conservative Party drew on support from its Northern Irish ally.
  15. Indiabecame a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). India’s membership at the SCO was announced by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
  16. India and Mauritiussigned a pact to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries. It was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajanand Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee
  17. Indiahas agreed to participate in the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017to be held in Astana, the Capital of Kazakhstan from June 10- September 10, 2017. The theme of the Expo is “Future Energy”.
  18. China has launched the world largest floating solar farm consists of 160000 panels at huainan city, anhui province was built by Sungrow Power Supplyand this waterborne plantexpected to generate 40MW
  19. Aiming to reduce emissions, India’s smart city programme, Franceand the European Unionextended a grant of 5 million euros under the ‘Mobilise Your City’ (MYC) initiative for three cities
  20. Padmalaya Nandafrom Odishahas created history by becoming the youngest girl to bag the “Little Miss Universe Internet 2017” and “Little Miss Actress” crowns at the Little Miss Universe 2017 at port city of Batumi in Georgia.
  21. Cirrus Aircraft, an US based Aviation Company has launched the ‘Cirrus Vision Jet’, world’s cheapest private jetpriced at 12.6 Crore and can cruise at 555 kmph.
  22. China has established its highest military award, the Order of August 1which marks the founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army(PLA).
  23. Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s bilingual film Doob: No Bed Of Roses, starring Irrfan Khanand Bangladeshi actor Nusrat Imrose Tisha, will have its world première at the 20thShanghai International Film Festival.
  24. Group of Seven (G7) environment ministersand officials are met in Bologna, Italy on June 11th and 12thto discuss issues ranging from climate change to and adopt the “5-Year Bologna Roadmap”.
  25. HungaryParliament passes an Anti-Foreign NGO Lawfor aimed at ensuring transparency and to fight money laundering and terrorism funding.
  26. Panama establishes diplomatic ties with China and breaks off relations with Taiwan. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yiand Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, signed a joint communique agreement
  27. Pakistanexpects Chinato fund a long-delayed Indus river mega dam project in Gilgit – Baltistan. The $12-$14 billion Diamer-Bhasha dam should generate 4,500 megawatts (MW) of electricity.


  1. RBI in its Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policykept its repo rate unchanged at 6.25 percentand reverse repo rate unchanged at 6 percent
  2. Axis Bank Ltdannounced biodegradable prepaid gift cardson the occasion of World Environment Day. The cards will be acceptable at all domestic merchant outlets and online portals.
  3. HDFC Bank (HQ: Mumbai)has introduced charges on UPI (Unified Payment Interface). These charges make UPI more expensive than those on national electronic fund transfer (NEFT).
  4. SBI announced that ahead of kharif season, it would meet nearly 10 lakh farmersto understand their credit need and provide finance.
  5. Indiais among the top five consumer marketsin Asia offering retailers consumer spending growth of1% over the next five years, according to a BMI Research report.
  6. According to a new report by “OpenSignal”, Indiahas ranked 74thin the list in terms of internet data speed and  15th spot in 4G availability.
  7. Yahooshareholders approved the company’s sale of $4.48 bnto Verizon Communication Inc. 1 U.S. wireless communication service Provider Company.
  8. Private sector lender DCB Bankplans to raise 450 croreby issuing debt securities on a private placement basis.
  9. Stressed assets of Indian banks will increase through 2019and will need up to 95,000 croreadditional capital over the next two years, estimated by Moody’s-ICRA report.
  10. Facebookhas launched disaster mapsto help humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies, said its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.
  11. SBI decided to reduce the rates for loans above 75 lakhby 10 basis points(bps) to 6%, with effect from June 15. For women borrowers, the rate will be 8.55%.
  12. LIC has acquired shares worthRs. 5,700 crorein SBI’s Rs 15,000 crore qualified institutional placement (QIP).
  13. SoftBank Group Corpwould buy two firms that build walking robots from Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc, adding to the Japanese companySchaft growing artificial intelligence portfolio.
  14. Allahabad Bank,announced reduction of its lending rate by 10 basispoints at 50 per cent for one year and by 15 basis points at 8-8.40 per cent for a less than a year tenure. Allahabad Bank
  15. American aerospace giant Boeing and France’s DassaultAviationare among the four entities that have responded to the Indian Navy’s ‘Request for Interest (RFI)’ to provide 57 multi-role carrier borne fighters.
  16. Canara Bankand the New India Assurance Companyhave entered into a corporate agency arrangement for distribution of insurance products.
  17. IndusInd Bankhas entered into an agreement with Overseas Private Investment Corporation to raise $225 million loanto support expansion of its MSME lending programmes across India.
  18. TCS launched “BaNCS App Development Kit”(ADK) that will enable banks to fast design and build their own apps and deploy it seamlessly.
  19. Microsoft will acquire Hexadite, an Israeli start-upthat uses AI to identify and protect against attacks. The deal might be worth around $100 Million.
  20. Walmartwas placed top positionfor 5th consecutive years in the America top 500 companies list.
  21. EPFO will park about Rs 22,500 crorein the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)this fiscal following the approval of its trustees to enhance investments in equity or equity linked schemes.
  22. HDFC Ltd will raise 1,500 crorethrough issuance of bonds on a private placement basis. The proceeds would be utilised for financing and refinancing.
  23. Federal Bank has received shareholder approval to raise up to 2,500 crore this year to support its growth,
  24. Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has launched the Retail Mart, a retail lending concept, in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram.
  25. State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)is keen to acquire India’s third-biggest fuel retailer HPCLin a Rs 42,254 crore deal
  26. The GST Council announced a sharp cut in GST rates on the merchant services at 5 per cent from 18 per cent.
  27. A new series of Rs 500banknotes will be soon be circulated by the Reserve Bank of India. The series will be printed with the inset letter‘A’ in both the number panels on the front side
  28. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotiaannounced that Indiahas emerged as the seventh largest exporter of agri-products globally, and opportunities in newer markets have to be searched for further growth.
  29. Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan (65th), Salman Khan (71st)and Akshay Kumar (80th)are among Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning entertainers in the world.
  30. Indiahas imposed anti-dumping dutyon import of ceramic table and kitchenware items from China to protect domestic industry against goods being sold at below normal value.
  31. Googlehas topped the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands listwith a brand value of over $245 billion.
  32. The government is likely to implement allowances under the 7th Pay Commission from July 1. The committee, led by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, has recommended hiking housing rent allowance (HRA) by27 percent.
  33. The four banks are Canara Bank, Dena Bank, Syndicate Bank and Vijaya Bank have made presentations about their consolidation plansto the Finance Ministry
  34. Internal Advisory Committee (IAC)along with the RBI has identified 12 accounts of corporate borrowerswho owe Rs 175,000 crore — for insolvency proceedings under the newly enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016
  35. Securities depository firm Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL) it plans to launch its over 500 crore initial public offering (IPO) on June 19.


  1. K G Karmakarand Gauri Shankarwere appointed as Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) for a period of 3 years.
  2. Senior bureaucrat Hoshiar Singhhas been appointed as Registrar of Copyrights to protect the music and film industrybesides addressing its concerns, among others.
  3. Ruchira Kamboj Appointed As Next High Commissioner Of India To South Africa:
  4. Prominent policymaker Sam Pitrodaresigned as the technical advisorto the Odisha government
  5. Sharad Kumar Jainhas assumed the additional charge of director generalof National Water Development Agency (NWDA)
  6. Rays Power Infra has appointed Rahul Mishraas CEOto lead new business initiatives.
  7. Lakshmi Vilas Bankhas appointed K. Manjunath as its non-executivechairman for a period of three years.
  8. NGO Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD)Shabnam Hashmi is stepping down as its trustee, paving the way for a young team to lead the organisation.
  9. SEBIto appoint Vikram Limayeas the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
  10. Sushila Karki, first women chief justiceof Nepal Supreme Courtretired after attaining the age 65 years.
  11. The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) had appointed Sadhana Kinnar,originally known as Sadhana Mishra, a transgender as social development officer.
  12. Paytm Mallthe e-commerce company of Vijay Shekhar SharmaCommunications has appointed of Amit Sinha as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  13. The IRDAIhas appointed one of its officials  K. Sharmaas administrator for managing the affairs of Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd.
  14. The Congress appointed Fairoz Khan as the new presidentof the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the party’s student wing.
  15. Tata Motorsannounced the appointment of Girish Wagh, 46, as the Headof Commercial Vehicle Business Unit and a member of the executive committee.
  16. Swapan Sadhan, President of Mohun Baganfootball team quit his post citing “deteriorating health”.


  1. Manisha Koirala Gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award:She was honouredwith the special Phalke Braveand Beautiful award at the ceremony.
  2. Asian Football Confederation’s(AFC) general secretary Dato Windsorhanded a special award for Bengaluru FC for being the South Zonal Champions in the AFC Cup 2016-17 season.
  3. Union Minister J P Naddawas conferred theWHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control.
  4. Muttiah Muralitharan became the first Sri Lankanto be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  5. Polish poetand author Adam Zagajewskiwon Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award 2017 for Literature.
  6. An automated plant watering system, designed by Aditya Engineering College, Surampalem, West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, adjudged the best in sixth CSI-In App National Student Project Awards contest.
  7. Soumitra Chatterjee, renowned actor was being conferred France’s highest civilian award, the coveted Legion of Honour.


  1. Scientists from Washington have discovered a new species of flying squirrel (Humboldt’s flying squirrelor Glaucomys oregonensis)in North America.
  2. The world’s first hybrid “aeroboat”capable of travellingon land, water, snow and sand that has been built by an Indo-Russian joint venture was unveiled in Moscow  It has been designed by IIAAT Holding.
  3. ISRO is gearing up to launch a Cartosat-series satellitealso called the ‘eye in the sky’. The 550kg satelliteis the fourth of the Cartosat-2 series is to be launched by the PSLV-C38 rocket.
  4. In the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, scientists have discovered a new genus and six new species of freshwater crabs in these forests.
  5. World Oldest fossil mushroomhas been discovered in Brazildating back about 115 million years, named as Gondwanag Aricites Magnificus. It belongs to the Agaricales order.
  6. Scientists discovered two dimensional magnetsthat are formed by a single layer of atomsand may pave the way for more compact and efficient devices.
  7. China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, breaking the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones.


  1. Virat Kohlihas been only Indian ranked 89thon the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of $22 million.
  2. Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopannaand Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski clinched their maiden French Open mixed doubles title in Paris, France.
  3. Jeje Lalpekhluaand Sasmita Malikwere awarded 2016 AIFF Players of the Year at the first ever All India Football Federation (AIFF) Awards.
  4. Indian male shuttlers– Ajay Jayaram, Kidambi Srikanthand B Sai Praneeth – were in the top 15 of the latest BWF Rankings.
  5. Indian boxer Lovlina Boroghain(75kg) settled for a bronze medal at the President’s Cup after losing in the semifinals in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  6. Stan Wawrinka became the oldest French Open finalist in 44 yearswith win over world number one Andy Murrayin semi final of the French Open.
  7. IOC Approves Women’s 1,500-Meter Swimming, 3-On-3 Basketball For 2020 Tokyo Games. Track cyclingis adding men’s and women’s Madison races and track and field will add a 4×400 mixed relay.
  8. Jelena Ostapenko (20)the youngest to win her firstGrand Slam title by beating Simona Halep in the women’s final of the French Open.
  9. Alexei Popyrin (17) from Sydney became the first Australian winnerof the French Open boys’title in 49 years.
  10. Shashikant Kutwal won the gold medal at the 17th World Individual Chess Championshipfor differently-abled, held in Slovakia
  11. Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarovaclinched the women’s doubles title in the French Open tennis
  12. Italy’s Andrea Doviziososealed back-to-back MotoGP wins by cruising to victory at the Catalan GP.
  13. Rafael Nadal clashes Stan Wawrinka’s challenge in straight sets to claim an unprecedented 10th singles title at Roland Garros.
  14. Ramkumar Ramanathanwon hissecond successive singles title. He defeated  Nicholas S. Hu of the US in the final of ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament.
  15. Assam’s Laimwon Narzarybroke a 25-year-old girls’ high jump record at the 15th Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships at the PAC Athletics Stadium.
  16. Dhanya Shah and Sanmay Gandhiclinched the Under-14 doubles title of theAsian Junior Tennis Championships at the Balewadi Stadium. They defeated Vishesh Patel and Shashidhar Kota.
  17. Englandwon the maiden FIFA U-20 World Cup titlein 51 years after defeating Venezuela in the final held at Suwon, South Korea.
  18. Lewis Hamiltonwon the Canada grand prix,Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for 6th time.. He was driving for Mercedes team.
  19. VietnamChess player Nguyen DucHoadefeated GM Neelotpal Das to win 10th Mumbai Mayors Cup International Open Chess tournament held at Mumbai.
  20. Michael Venusbecame New Zealand’s first Grand Slam championsince 1974 when he partnered American Ryan Harrison to the French Open men’s doubles title.
  21. Heena Sidhu and Jitu Raiwon their second successive gold in the mixed air pistol competition in the shooting World Cup.
  22. Virat Kohlihas reclaimed the top batting spotwhile Australia’s pace ace Josh Hazlewood has achieved the number-one position in the bowlers’ rankings in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings.
  23. Indian team comprisingDivya Dhayal andAbhishek Verma clinches bronze bronze medal at the Archery World Cup, held at Antalya, Turkey
  24. Iranconfirmed its spot in the 2018 Football World Cup finals with a victory over Uzbekistan at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran
  25. Rafael Nadalhas become thefirst player to book his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after the Spaniard won a record 10th French Open title in Paris.


  1. A book titled ‘The Crisis Within’ authored by Ganesh Devywas released.
  2. The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature” penned by Jairam Ramesh was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhiat the Indira Gandhi Memorial
  3. The Book titled “Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’authored by Ex-Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal. The first copy of the book was received by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  4. June 14th – World Blood Donor Day. Theme of 2017: “Give blood. Give now. Give often”.


  1. June 8th: World Ocean Day.VTheme for 2017: Our Oceans, Our Future
  2. JUNE 12 – World Day Against Child Labour. Theme 2017: “In Conflicts & disasters, protect children from labour”
  3. June 13 – International Albinism Awareness Day


  1. Mehrunnisa Dalwai, noted social activist and author, and the wife of one of formidable social reformers, Hamid Dalwai, passed away.
  2. Eminenthistorianand former chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) Basudev Chatterji passed away in Guwahati.
  3. S. Khaplang, chief of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCNK) died at Taga in Myanmar.
  4. Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Telangana Palvai Govardhan Reddy died.
  5. Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster picture‘The Towering Inferno’, has died.
  6. Padre Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, one of the world’s great moral leaders, a tireless advocate of non-violence and peace passed away.
  7. America’s Adam West, star of the popular and campy 1960s “Batman” TV show, died.
  8. Legendary Telugu poet, writer and Jnanpith awardee,Narayana Reddypopularly known as CiNaRe passed away.