Current Affairs 18th June, 2015: Sharad Pawar Re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association

Current Affairs 18th June, 2015: Sharad Pawar Re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association

Archana Ramasundaram Appointed as Director of National Crime Records Bureau

18.06.2015: Archana Ramasundaram is appointed as the director of National Crime Records Bureau. He is an IPS officer who belongs to 1980 batch of Tamil Nadu cadre. She joined CBI as additional director in 2014.  She is presently serving as the DGP and chairperson of Tamil Nadu uniformed services recruitment board. Archana’s appointment was approved by union cabinet appointment committee.

Bahusha Kohli and Upasana won 10th Navlekhan Award of Bharatiya Jnanapith

18.06.2015: Hindi writers Bahusha Kohli and Upasana were honored with 10th Navlekhan Award of Bharatiya Jananapith. They won the award for their works Ek Zindagi E Ek Script Bhara and poem Prem Gilhari Dil Akhrot respectively.  The award was given away to them in an event held at India Habitat Centre at New Delhi.

Aakar Patel is the new Executive Director of Amenesty International India

18.06.2015: Aakar Patel, the journalist and a writer is appointed the new executive director of Amnesty international India. He will head the organization which is independent and effective towards its goal which is to end human rights abuses across the globe.

Sharad Pawar Re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association

18.06.2015: Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar is re-elected as president of Mumbai cricket association. He defeated Vijay Patil, other contestant by 34 votes to retain the president post.  Dilip Vengsarkar is elected as the vice president. Vengsarkar defeated Pratap Sarnaik by 71 votes.  Nitin Dalal is elected as the treasurer.

Voting age in Japan Lowered from 20 to 18 years

18.06.2015: The bill to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years is passed by Parliament of Japan.  The bill was approved in House of Representatives and is now passed by the house of Councilors, the upper house.  More than 2.4 million new voters will be added to voting population from 2016 upper house election.

Bank on Wheels Launched in Odhisha

18.06.2015: Odhisha state co-operative bank launched bank on wheels to help farmers.  Twenty vans with ATMs will move around selected remote and tribal areas in different districts in the state.  Each of these ATM vehicles cost Rs 30 lakh which is provided by center under Rashtriya Krishi Bikas Yojana. ATM facility in these vehicles can be utilized by anyone and not only farmers.