11 June 2018 Current Affairs

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Arvind Saxena appointed acting UPSC chief
UPSC member Arvind Saxena has been appointed as the acting chairman of the commission from June 20, a government order said. Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal who completes his term at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on June.

ISRO’s scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet
A team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC.

India Wins 17 Medals at Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2018
The 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships was the 18th edition of the International athletics competition for Asian under-20 athletes.

SVC Cooperative Bank awarded National Payments Excellence Award by NPCI
SVC Co-operative Bank has received the National Payments Excellence Award 2017 by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). It is the highest recognition in the banking industry for exceptional performance in payments system.

Bandhan Bank appoints H R Khan as chairman
The board of directors of the Bandhan Bank has appointed former Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor, Harun Rasid Khan, as the non-executive, part time Chairman of the bank.

Industry expects close to 8% GDP growth over next two years: CII
According to a report by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) a growth close to 8% GDP in next 2 years is expected. Rs 50,000 crore worth of investments have been made. Fiscal prudence, able macroeconomic management, and strong reforms would be the reasons for the growth.

India beat Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to put himself on par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash. Playing in his 102nd international match, Chhetri struck in the eighth and 29th minutes to hand a dominant India the trophy.

Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies
Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno passed away after a battle with mouth cancer, according to a statement by the hospital. She was 78. Bueno was a former top-ranked player who spent most of her career on the court before the professional era.


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