16th June 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari released a book ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD.
2. Former World Bank economist Omar Razzaz was sworn in as Prime Minister of Jordan.
3. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state.
4. Gujarat has topped the federal think tank NITI Aayog’s composite water management index. In the northeastern and Himalayan states, Tripura has been adjudged as the top state in 2016-17 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam.
5. Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in solar power generation in India.
6. Global ratings agency Fitch announced that ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have “gaps” in their risk control mechanisms and has revised down its outlook on the latter to negative on sour assets worries.
7. The 106th Indian Science Congress will be held at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar from 3-7th January, 2019, themed “Future India: Science & Technology”.
8.NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson has retired as astronaut.
9. Senior journalist and writer Adiraju Venkateswara Rao has passed away.