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Current Affairs of 9 June 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:09-Jun-2018

 

 1.        India at 137th rank in Global Peace Index

·        Global Peace Index is released by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) an Austria based institute.

 ·        India has moved four places upward from 141 in last year to 137 in this year.

·        Iceland is the most peaceful nation followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark.

 

    2.        World Ocean Day: 08 June

·         Theme of World Ocean day 2018 was “Preventing Plastic Pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean”.

·       The day is observed on 8th June every year by all the UN members.

·  The day was recognized by United Nation in 2008.

 

    3.        Tripura State Fruit: Queen Pineapple

·        President Ram Nath Kovind announced Queen Pineapple as state fruit of Tripura.

·       Exports of pineapple from Tripura has linked it with world trade.

·      Prior to Tripura Kerala announced Jackfruit as its state fruit.

 

4.        India signed a MoU with Norway

·        Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India to extend the cooperation within health sector.

·        This initiative is a part of National Health Policy 2017 of Government of India.

·        The collaboration of two countries will focus on global health issues of common interest.

 

 

 

 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

 

 






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