8th June Current Affairs, 2018. Daily Updated

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1. Himachal Pradesh Govt To Scrap Semester System In UG Courses

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to do away with semester system in undergraduate (UG) courses and revert to annual examination system.

2. Nepal’s Chief Of Army Staff On Six-Day Visit To India

Nepal’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri is on a six-day visit to India. He is visiting India at the invitation of COAS General Bipin Rawat.
3. President Distributes LPG Connections To 20 Beneficiaries Under PMUY In Agartala

 President Ram Nath Kovind has distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala, Tripura.

4. Keshari Nath Tripathi To Hold Additional Charge As Tripura Governor

President Ram Nath Kovind gave West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi additional charge of Tripura Governor, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy.

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5. Andhra Pradesh Is ODF Now, Declares CM Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu stated that the state was now Open Defecation Free (ODF) as it had achieved its goal of constructing 2.77 lakh individual toilets. Naidu who was traveling through Chittoor district unveiled a plaque in Tirupati to honour the achievement. 

6. RBI Amends Gold Monetisation Scheme To Make It More Attractive

RBI has made changes in the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to make it more attractive. The revamping of the scheme is aimed at enabling people to open a hassle-free gold deposit account. 

7. Mithali Becomes First Indian To Score 2000 T20I Runs

 Indian cricketer Mithali Raj has become the first batter from the country to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. She achieved the feat during India’s Women’s T20 Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur. Mithali has now scored 2015 runs in 74 T20Is with the help of 14 half-centuries. She has a decent average of 38.01 with the highest score of 76 not out.

8. Kohli To Get Cricketer Of The Year Award At BCCI Annual Gala

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 honour, the Board announced.

9. World Ocean Day: 8th June 2018

On June 8th each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it. World Oceans Day helps raise the profile of the ocean and inspire more involvement in helping to conserve this amazing resource we all depend on. 

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