Current Affairs - June, 2019

Sharad Kumar Saraf elected FIEO’s new President

Exporters body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has elected Sharad Kumar Saraf as its new president. Saraf will succeed renowned exporter Ganesh Kumar Gupta. About Sharad Kumar Saraf Saraf in his earlier stints at FIEO has served twice as vice-president and four times as regional chairman (west region). He is also chairman and founder ..

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27 June: International MSME Day

The Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME) Day was celebrated across the world on 27 June. The theme for MSME Day 2019 was ‘Big Money For Small Business: Financing the SDGs’. Theme SME Day 2019– Big Money For Small Business: Financing the SDGs. It is dedicated towards raising awareness of need for greater investment ..

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Sister City Partnership: LoI shared between Ahmedabad and Kobe

A Letter of Intent (LoI) was exchanged between Ahmedabad and Japanese city of Kobe for a sister city partnership. The LoI was exchanged in presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Kobe to address a large Indian diaspora event. Key Highlights Authorities from Japanese city of Kobe exchanged Letter of Intent (LoI) with ..

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Maratha quota valid but should be reduced: Bombay HC

Bombay High Court (HC) upheld the reservation for Maratha community in government jobs and education constitutional valid but suggested to reduce the quota percentage from present 16% to 12-13%. Key Highlights of Judgment The reduced quota limit suggested by Bombay HC is as recommended by State Backward Classes Commission. Legislative Competence: As per HC, state ..

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CICMT: MoA signed between Ministry of Shipping and IIT Kharagpur

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Union Ministry of Shipping and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur for setting up Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT). The MoA will focus on indigenisation of ship designing, building and testing. About Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology It is a state-of-the-art ..

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