6th June, 2018 Current Affairs. Daily Updated






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1. Repo Rate Increased By 25 Bps In Second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement (2018-19)

Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Reserve Bank of India has increased the policy Repo Rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent in the Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement (2018-19). Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.0 percent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.50 percent.
2. World Environment Day 2018 Celebrated In New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the global celebrations of World Environment Day 2018 on 05th June in New Delhi. Prime Minister also visited the exhibition set up on the occasion, themed ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. India was the global host nation for the 43rd edition of this event.

3. Polythene To Be Completely Prohibited From 31st July In Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand, Polythene will be completely prohibited from 31st July in the state. All the polythene vendors have been asked to finish the polyethylene stock before 31st July. 
4. Madhya Pradesh Announces Outstanding Power Bill Waiver Scheme

The Madhya Pradesh government has announced an outstanding power bill waiver scheme for laborers and poor families. The state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan approved the Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 (Power Bill Waiver Scheme) which is expected to benefit about 77 lakh people of the state.

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5. 49th Conference Of Governors Concludes In New Delhi
The two-day 49th Conference of Governors concluded in New Delhi. The President exhorted Governors to take the lead in adopting modern technology and methods. 

6. Global Economy Is Healthy But Growth Will Slow: World Bank
The steadily expanding global economy should remain resilient, at least for a couple of years, the World Bank has stated. The anti-poverty agency predicts global growth will decelerate slightly from a solid 3.1 percent this year to 3 percent next year and 2.9 percent in 2020. 

7. Saudi- Arabia Issues First Driving Licence to Women

8. Virat Kohli Only Indian In World’s Highest Paid Athletes List

India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million.