7th June, 2018 Current Affairs. Daily Updated

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1. Election Commission Launches Its Online RTI Portal

The Election Commission has launched it’s online RTI Portal. The portal- rti.eci.nic.in will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act.
2. Centre Constitutes Group To Suggest Changes In SEZ Policy
The Centre has constituted a group of eminent persons headed by Bharat Forge’s Baba Kalyani to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy of the country and suggest measures to make it more relevant for exporters and compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) norms.

3. India Records 22% Reduction In Maternal Mortality Ratio Since 2013

India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) recording a 22-percent reduction in such deaths since 2013. According to the Sample Registration System bulletin, the MMR has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016. 

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4. IIT Bombay Displaces IIT Delhi As Best-Ranked Indian University
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) are in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings 2019. The number of Indian universities in the top 1,000 increased from 20 to 24.

5. FDI Inflows To India Fall By $4 Billion Last Year: UN Report
Foreign Direct Investment to India decreased to 40 billion dollars last year from 44 billion dollars in 2016 while outflows from India, the main source of investment in South Asia, more than doubled, according to a new trade report by the UN.