Page-2 of Current Affairs - June, 2017

ADB commits USD 10 billion to support development of States in India

The Asian Development Bank has committed USD 10 billion to support infrastructure building and to cater to the immediate development needs of less-developed States in India. This has been stated by ADB President Takehiko Nakao during his 3-day visit to India. Salient Highlights The ADB president has said that the bank is ready to meet immediate critical infrastructure needs of ..

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SIERRA ODC building in Coimbatore receives World’s Second Highest Green Rating

SIERRA ODC building has been recognised as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building. The building has scored 103 points out of 110 under LEED certification. Salient Facts The SIERRA ODC is a three-storeyed building which has been constructed by laying specific emphasis on increasing the efficiency of resource use such as energy, water or materials. The building has ..

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US to sell C-17 Globemaster Transport Aircraft to India

US has decided to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India. US and India have built a close defence relationship in recent years. The US along with Russia and Israel has emerged as a top three arms supplier to India. Salient Facts The sale of USD 366.2 million C-17 transport aircraft manufactured by Boeing also includes one Missile Warning ..

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UNESCO names Sharjah as World Book Capital

UNESCO has named Sharjah as the World Book Capital for 2019. Sharjah was chosen for its efforts to make books accessible to its entire population. Salient Highlights Sharjah was selected to underline the efforts taken by it to make books accessible for reading to as many people as possible, especially the marginalised populations. It has followed an innovative and inclusive community-focused ..

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Indian-American appointed as US Ambassador to Peru

U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed an Indian-American named Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru. Facts Krishna R Urs is a career service American diplomat who has served at seven US embassies as well in several senior leadership positions in Washington, DC. At present, he is serving as Charge d’ Affaires of the US Embassy ..

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