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Current Affairs of 15 June 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:15-Jun-2018

 1.   World Blood Donor Day : 14 June

·        14th June is celebrated as World Donor Day every year.

·        The day was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products.

·        The host country of this day this year was Greece.


2.   Nikkei Asia Prize to Dr. Bindeshawar  Pathak

·        Sulabh International founder Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is honoured with "Nikkei Asia Prize for culture and community".

·        Nikkei Asia prize is an award which recognizes such achievements which has improved the life standard in Asia.

·        The prize is conferred for one the three areas: Science, Technology and Innovation; regional growth; and culture and community.  


3.   Dam Safety Bill, 2018

·        The aim to form such bill is to help all States and Union  Territories to adopt uniform dam safety procedures.

·        The bill will address all the issues concerning dam safety including surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all specified dam of the country.

·        There will be establishment of National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA) which will coordinate with State Dam Safety Organization and owners of the dam.

·        There are approx 5200 large and 450 small dams are under construction.   


Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

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