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Current Affairs of 12 June 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:12-Jun-2018


1.        APY pension limit can be Rs.10,000/month

·        The government will increase the pension limit under Atal Pension Yojna (APY) from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,000 per month.

·    The chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Hemant Contractor has confirmed about the proposal sent to Finance Ministry.

·    Currently any person of the age group of 18-40 can subscribe the scheme but a proposal to increase the same by 10 year (18-50) has been also sent.


2.        Maternity Scheme benefitted 23.6 lakh

·     Pradhan Mantri Matru Vanadana Yojna (PMMVY) has benefitted nearly 23.6 lakh beneficiaries out of an estimated 51.6 lakh beneficiary.

·    The scheme was launched in May 2017 after the approval of Cabinet Committee.

·    Under this scheme, every pregnant women and lactating mother get incentive of Rs. 6000 on the birth of their first child.


3.         BIMSTEC War Games

·       First military exercise of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Cooperation) will be hosted by India with a focus on anti-terrorism.

·     The exercise will be held in Pune.

·    Aim of this military exercise is to promote strategic alignment among the member states and sharing of best practices in the area of counter-terrorism.


4.        Smart India Hackathon 2018

·     The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Hardware edition) will be from June 18 to 22.

·    It will be organized by Ministry of HRD along with AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4C and IIT Kharagpur.

·    It is in the line with ‘Make in India’ initiative.

·    The hardware edition will provide a platform to young technical minds of India and it is first of its kind.



Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB


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