Current Affairs June 10
1.Delhi most vulnerable UT in India’s first disaster risk index, Maharashtra leads states
A national disaster risk index currently reported that Delhi as the most vulnerable UT. Pune has scored a vulnerability factor of 9.48 on a scale of 10. Meanwhile the states that are prone to natural calamities like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand . other northeastern states like Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh are in the risk-free zone. This is due to the agricultural, economic and population factor.
2.Cabinet may decide on FAME II scheme in a month: Geete ( Current Affairs June 10)
Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete has said that, the Union Cabinet may decide on the launch of the FAME India . scheme’s phase II within a month, to enhance adoption of energy-efficient vehicles. Above all the main focus of the venture capital funding will be development of zero emission vehicles . And its component manufacturing base, making prototype to manufacturing and development of R&D. Moreover promoting work on alternative battery chemistries, etc. Ultimately government had extended phase I till the end of September or till phase II is approved, whichever is earlier.
3.CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project
(Current Affairs June 10)
On June 10, 2018, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd has signed a Memorandum. Meanwhile its an Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project in Bengaluru. Above all to bring down the cost of cell manufacturing below Rs. 15,000/- per KWand to replace Lead Acid Battery.
Current Affairs June 10
4.Industry expects close to 8% GDP growth over next two years: CII ( Current Affairs June 10)
On June 10, 2018, According to a report by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) a growth close to 8%. GDP in next 2 years is already expect.Rs 50,000 crore worth of investments provided. Fiscal prudence, able macroeconomic management, and strong reforms would be the reasons for the growth. Meanwhile Good performance across sectors such as automotives, white goods, steel, cement, and capital goods . In the manufacturing sector, although input costs are rising , the overall demand is healthy.
5.Virat Kohli to get cricketer of the year Award ( Current Affairs June 10)
India captain Virat Kohli’s phenomenal batting form has fetched him the BCCI’s best cricketer award for two seasons, while World Cup stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women’s equivalent of the honor, the Board announced. Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on 12th June 2018.