24-25.06.18 UKPCS (Uttarakhand) Current Affairs



  • Dehradun ranked 259th in swachchh survekshan 2018


  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released the findings of the Swachchh Survekshan Report 2018 on the weekend according to which the provisional State capital Dehradun managed to secure 259th rank among a total of 4203 cities covered in the survey. Though all but one of the municipal corporations in the State could not manage to make it even to the top 200, the cantonment boards fared much better with three of them securing a rank among the top 10 out of 61 cantonment boards covered in the survey.


  • The Swachchh Survekshan Report is the survey of urban local bodies of the country, under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programme of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan. The towns covered in the survey are granted marks on three criteria- citizen feedback which accounts for 35 per cent marks, service level progress which also carries 35 per cent marks and direct observation which accounts for 30 per cent marks.


  • Topping the list from Uttarakhand, Roorkee became the cleanest city of the State and secured 158th position in the list. The second position in the State was secured by Haridwar with the 205th rank. The third position in Uttarakhand was secured by Haldwani which managed to achieve the 251st Rank. Dehradun was ranked fourth in the State with 259th position while Rudrapur was ranked fifth at the 281st position. Though the majority of cities in Uttrakhand were unable to make it even to the top 200, compared to the survey report of 2017 many cities have risen higher than their ranks in the previous year. The report also highlighted that around 69 per cent citizens of Uttarakhand feel that their city is cleaner than it was in 2017.





·        Saudi Arabia becomes last country in the World to allow women to drive


  • Women in Saudi Arabia have been legally allowed to drive for the first time in the history of one of the most conservative countries.
  • On June 4, Saudi Arabia issued the first driving license to women, as Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudofficially announced in September 2017 to allow women to drive.
  • Driving schools for women have been set up in five cities in the kingdom.



·        Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor


  • 11-km-long fully elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, is an extension of the existing  Delhi Metro’s Green Linefrom Inderlok to Mundka.
  • Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function in Bahadurgarh.
  • Bahadurgarh, is also known as ‘Gateway to Haryana‘.
  • This is the third place in Haryana to be brought under Delhi Metro’s network, after Gurugram and Faridabad.


·        Russia to supply technical security equipment to India


  • Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India.
  • According to Core Chief Executive Pranay Kumar, the partnership will explore opportunities in the Indian government’s Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) project.






·        PM Modi inaugurates Rs 3,866 cr Mohanpura irrigation project in Madhya Pradesh


  • The Rs. 3,866-crore Mohanpura irrigation project in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh includes a dam and a canal system, which benefit 727 villages in the state.
  • It would irrigate 1.25 lakh hectares of land and would also provide drinking water to over 400 villages.
  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister – Shivraj Singh Chouhan


·        Haryana makes use of LED bulbs mandatory in govt offices by 15 Aug


  • As per directions of the Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, all halogen, sodium bulbs and tube lights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED bulbs and tube lights.
  • The use of incandescent lamps and purchase of sodium vapour lamps by government sector, government aided sector, boards and corporations and autonomous bodies have already been banned.


·        PM Modi to inaugurate 3rd AIIB meeting in Mumbai


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on June 25-26 in Mumbai.
  • The two-day event will be held at the Hotel Trident/Oberoi and NCPA.
  • In the past, AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.


·        CEMS Sets Up first of its kind 24 Labs in Mumbai and Vizag


  • The Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding(CEMS), a well-funded start-up in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has announced setting up of 24 labs -6 in Mumbai and 18 in Vizag campus.
  • This is First-of-Its­-Kind Infrastructure in Asia Pacific Region.


·        Anukreethy Vas From Tamil Nadu Crowned 2018 Femina Miss India


  • Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old Tamil Naducollege student, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in a grand ceremony in Mumbai hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Kurrana.
  • Anukreethy Vas was previously crowned fbb Colours Femina Miss Tamil Nadu.
  • Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was the first runner-up while Shreya Rao Kamavarapu from Andhra Pradesh secured the second runner-up position.
  • Anukreethy Vas will now represent India at Miss World 2018while the two runners-up will represent the country at Miss Grand International 2018 and Miss United Continents 2018 respectively.


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