Current Affairs India - 10-11-12 June 2016

1. Maharashtra government has announced 21st day of every month to be observed as the Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities. 21st day of every month is chosen as the international yoga day is celebrated on 21st June.


2. Sikkim became the first Indian state in India to have an open government data portal linked -sikkim.data.gov.in-. The portal was launched by Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai and also launched Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim).


3. Global Internet search engine giant Google and Tata Trusts- joint initiative Internet Saathi was launched in Kolkata, West Bengal in order to reduce the digital gender gap in rural areas of India such as Purulia, where girls have now been trained to use the Internet and teach others in turn. The initiative has already been active in villages across five states in India, namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


4. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been conferred the National Award for Best Performing Central PSU for Roof Top Solar Power initiatives at a glittering function at Vigyan Bhawan by Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal.


5. Veteran India-American author Akhil Sharma won the Dublin International Literary award for his second novel 'family life'. Dublin International Literary award is considered as the world's richest literary award with a cash prize of 1,00,000 Euro. He also bagged the 2015 Folio Prize worth 40,000 pounds for his autobiographical novel.


6. Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal has been re-elected to IATA's Board of Governors which will be his fifth successive tenure at the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Board of Governors. He is the only representative of IATA from India.


7. India-s Index of industrial production (IIP) contracted by 0.8% in April due to poor performance of the manufacturing and capital goods sectors compared to 3% growth in the same month last year. Manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 75 per cent of the index, contracted 3.1% in the same month.


8. India-s leading Private bank Axis Bank has launched India's first certified green bond at London Stock Exchange to to finance the climate change solutions across globe. Axis Bank raised a USD 500 million at London stock exchange.


9. India has surpassed Japan to become the third largest Oil consumer in the world. With a demand of 4,1 million barrels a day, India accounted for 4.5% of world oil consumption in 2015.


10. Famous Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament title after defeating Chinese Sun Yu in the final match held at Sydney this week.