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Current Affairs In English 13th June 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary
1. 3,000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs Announced
i. NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has selected 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), bringing the total number of ATL schools to 5,441. The selected schools shall receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh spread over the next five years to establish Atal Tinkering Labs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school children across India.
ii. ATLs will soon be established in every district of India, seeking to enable an innovation ecosystem, which will facilitate transformational change in technological innovation and pedagogy.
2. Govt Launches 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals In Villages And Delivery Of Rail Tickets Through Common Service Centres
i. The government has launched 5,000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages and delivery of rail tickets through Common Service Centres (CSCs). It was inaugurated by Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. The move is aimed at transforming rural Internet connectivity through BharatNet.
ii. The WiFi Choupals will enable people in rural areas with an effective Internet access for their various digital processes.
3. World Day Against Child Labour: 12th June 2018
i. The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers worldwide.
ii. This year, the World Day Against Child Labour and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.
  • ILO is a United Nations agency dealing with labour problems.
  • Headquarters? of ILO is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Guy Ryder is current Director-General of the ILO.
4. Ronda Rousey To Be The First Female Hall Of Famer In UFC
i. American fighter Ronda Rousey will become the first female MMA fighter to be inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, the UFC announced. There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey.
ii. Rousey had a 12-2 win-loss record, winning 11 of them within the first round of the fight.
5. Trump And Kim Sign Agreement On Denuclearization After Historic Talks
i. The United States has decided to provide security guarantees to North Korea, in exchange of Pyongyang’s firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
ii. This is according to the joint document which was signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following their historic maiden talks at Singapore’s Sentosa island. Both nations commit to establishing new relations in accordance with the desire of the people of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  • Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea.
  • North Korean won is the official currency of North Korea.
  • Washington, D.C. is the Capital of the USA.

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