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Current Affairs of 28 June 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:28-Jun-2018


1.        World Food Prize

·    Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro are selected for World Food Prize 2018.

·    World Food Prize is a prominent global awards for individual who has done a lot to alleviate hunger and to promote global food security.

·    The prize is presented on the occasion of UN Food Day on 16th October.


2.        UN MSME Day: 27th June                  

·    UN MSME day was celebrated across the world on 27th of June.

·      The goal of the day is to encourage member states for increasing awareness and actions to support small business.

·      The resolution to celebrate the day was taken by the general assembly of UN on 6th April 2017.


3.        Global Solar Bank by ISA

·       International Solar Alliance (ISA) is all set to launch a bank named as Global Solar Bank.

·       The Bank will create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) to finance projects related to solar power.

·       The SPV is aiming to create a corpus of $ 150 billion and the bank would be named as World Solar Bank.


4.        Suryashakti Kisan Yojana

·      Gujarat government has launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojna under which farmers would be prompted to generate electricity and sell their surplus to power distribution companies.

·      In the initial phase 12400 farmers would get financial assistance to generate a target of 175 MW of power.

·      State government and central government would jointly bear the 60% of the total coat while the farmer will have to pay only 5% and rest 35% would be provided by the state government as loan at the rate of 4-4.5%.

·     The State government would also sign an agreement of 25 years for the purchase of electricity from farmers.


 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB







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