Wednesday, 20 June 2018

20th June 2018 | Daily current affairs for APSC

  1. Journalist and activist from Nagaland, Bano Haralu has been selected for the 2nd Bijoy Krishna Handique Memorial Award for Leadership in Wildlife Conservation in the North Eastern Region, instituted by the Development Foundation of Assam in the memory of the veteran parliamentarian last year. The award goes to Haralu for her role in the conservation of Amur falcons (migratory predatory birds) through community mobilization, collaboration with local youth, administration and research institutions in various parts of the northeastern region, particularly in Nagaland.
  2. The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) has secured the fifth position amongst India’s 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of its business and growth.The 42-year-old TGB posted a net profit of Rs 44.14 crore in the last fiscal (2017-18). Centre has a 50 per cent stake, United Bank of India (UBI) 35 per cent and the Tripura Government 15 per cent, has been notching up profits for the past 17 years. The TGB is the only one among the eight RRBs in the north-eastern region (excluding Sikkim) that has been making profits successively.
  3. NPS International School was awarded the Global League Institute Award Certificate at the GPTS – Great Place to Study certification programme and Thought Leadership ceremony, held at the House of Commons, London, UK.
  4. Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako’s 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk. Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez earned the first red card of Russia 2018 with a handball after just four minutes.


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