16th & 17th June Current Affairs, 2018. Daily Updated.

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1. World’s Most Experienced Spacewoman Peggy Whitson Retires As Astronaut
NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired after a 22-year-long career. Whitson, who joined NASA as a researcher in 1986, has spent more time off Earth than any other American, totalling 665 days over three International Space Station missions.

2. Veteran Journalist Adiraju Venkateswara Rao Passes Away

Senior journalist and writer Adiraju Venkateswara Rao passed away. He was 79.  Rao worked in different Telugu and English newspapers. He also authored several books.
3. Maharashtra CM Meets World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state.

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4. India to host European Union Film Festival.
India is going to host 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) on 18th to 24th June, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. It is organized by  Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

5. Government approves financial assistance of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees settled in J&K.

The Union Government has approved financial assistance amounting to Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs). It will benefit 5,764 families of WPRs settled in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. June 16: International Day of Family Remittances.
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed every year on 16 June across the world. It is aimed at recognizing significant financial contribution migrant workers make to well being of their families back home and to sustainable development of their countries of origin.

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