Current Affairs Updates for 18 June 2015

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015
Current Affairs Updates for today :-

Nathu La pass opened after about 53 years

Nathu La

  • Nathu La pass opened after about 53 years on 14th June 2015 for Kailash-Mansarovar yatra. Nathu La pass is located on Sikkim-Tibet border.

‘Recasting India’ released

Recasting India
  • The book titled as ‘Recasting India’ released on 14th June 2015. The book written by Hindol Sengupta explains the emergence of new class of entrepreneurs in India

Narendra Kumar Yadav appointed as CMD of MTNL

  • Narendra Kumar Yadav appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) on 16th June 2015 succeeded by P.K. Purwar. MTNL established in the year 1986 by the Government of India.

Charles Correa died

Charles Correa
  • Charles Correa, the greatest architect of India, died on 16th June 2015. He was the architect of Navi Mumbai satellite suburb. In the year 1984, he founded Urban Design Research Institute located in Mumbai. He was also awarded with Padma Shri in the year 1972 and after that Padma Vibhushan in the year 2006.
Maharashtra approved an anti-spitting law
  • The State of Maharashtra became 1st in India to approve an anti-spitting law on 16th June 2015. Under the guidelines of law, one time offender will give five of Rs.1000, 2nd time Rs.3000 and repeat again and again Rs.5000 + five day community service.

NPP suspended by ECI

  • On 16th June 2015, Election Commission of India suspended the recognition of National People’s Party in Meghalaya. The reason being that the party failed to file election expenditure statement in Lok Sabha election 2014.

Rs.50 per quintal raised on Paddy

Indian Parliament
  • Rs.50 per quintal raised on Paddy by the Government of India on 17th June 2015. Now, the new minimum support price (MSP) of Paddy is Rs.1410 per quintal as approved by Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs.

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