08 June 2018 Current Affairs

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FDI Inflows to India Fall by $4 Billion last year: UN report
Foreign Direct Investment to India decreased to 40 billion dollars last year from 44 billion dollars in 2016 while outflows from India, the main source of investment in South Asia, more than doubled, according to a new trade report by the UN.

IIT Bombay Displaces IIT Delhi As Best-Ranked Indian University
Three Indian universities feature in the top 200 universities of the QS World University rankings 2019. These includes-Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and IIT Delhi.

Ex-RBI deputy governor R Gandhi joins EPS board
R Gandhi, former deputy governor of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has joined the board of Electronic Payment Services (EPS) as independent director.

Keshari Nath Tripathi to hold additional charge as Tripura Governor
President Ram Nath Kovind has given West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi additional charge of Tripura Governor, during the absence of Tathagata Roy who is on leave.

India ranks 137th on Global Peace Index 2018
According to a report by an Australian think tank, India has moved up four places to the 137th rank among 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark also sit in the top five most peaceful rankings.

Mithali Becomes First Indian to score 2000 T20I runs
Indian cricketer Mithali Raj has become the first batter from the country to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. She achieved the feat during India’s Women’s T20 Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur.

World Bank forecasts 7.3 per cent growth for India
The World Bank has forecast a growth rate of 7.3 per cent for India this year and 7.5 per cent for the next two years, making it the fastest growing country among major emerging economies.

8th June: World Ocean day
On June 8th each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it. World Oceans Day helps raise the profile of the ocean and inspire more involvement in helping to conserve this amazing resource we all depend on.

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