Daily Current Affairs (English) - 02.07.2018

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http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgMumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) had declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and Marine Drive, a World Heritage Site. The feat makes Mumbai the second city in India after Ahmedabad to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. This latest inscription gives Mumbai the distinction of having three Unesco World Heritage Sites (Elephanta, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Victorian & Art Deco Ensembles).

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgPortugal’s Antonio Vitorino elected as new IOM Director General

Member states of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) had elected Portugal’s Antonio Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino as the IOM’s next Director General. IOM’s current Director General, William Lacy Swing, will be stepping down after completing the second of two five-year terms.
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http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgMoney in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 percent plunge in such funds during 2016, but the latest data from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shows an increase of over 50 percent during 2017 to CHF 1.01 billion (about Rs 7,000 crore). Pakistan is now placed one place higher than India at 72nd position, down one slot, after 21 percent dips in funds from that country in Swiss banks during 2017.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgTata Steel approves European steel joint venture with Thyssenkrupp

Tata Steel board has approved joint venture (JV) with German steel major Thyssenkrupp AG to combine the European steel business of both the firms. The JV between two of the world’s major steel companies will combine Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel’s European steel operations to create Europe’s second-largest steelmaker after steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal’s ArcelorMittal. The proposed new company, to be named Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel BV, will be positioned as a leading pan European high-quality flat steel producer with a strong focus on performance, quality, and technology leadership.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgMumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) had declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and Marine Drive, a World Heritage Site. The feat makes Mumbai the second city in India after Ahmedabad to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. This latest inscription gives Mumbai the distinction of having three Unesco World Heritage Sites (Elephanta, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Victorian & Art Deco Ensembles).

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgRs 95,610 crore of total gross revenue collected in June 2018 as compared to last month’s revenue of Rs. 94,016 crore

The total gross revenue collected in the month of June 2018 is Rs 95,610 crore of which CGST is Rs 15,968 crore, SGST is Rs. 22,021 crore, IGST is Rs 49,498 crore (including Rs. 24,493 crore collected on imports) and cess is Rs. 8,122 crore (including Rs. 773 crores collected on imports). The total number of GSTR 3B Returns filed for the month of May up to June 2018 is 64.69 Lakhs. The total revenue earned by Central Government and the State Governments after settlement in the month of June 2018 is Rs. 31,645 crore for CGST and Rs. 36,683 crore for SGST.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgMoney in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 percent plunge in such funds during 2016, but the latest data from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shows an increase of over 50 percent during 2017 to CHF 1.01 billion (about Rs 7,000 crore). Pakistan is now placed one place higher than India at 72nd position, down one slot, after 21 percent dips in funds from that country in Swiss banks during 2017.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgDelhi, Mumbai airports among least punctual claims global ranking report

Mumbai is the fifth-least punctual airport in the world in terms of on-time performance; Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad rank 262, 255 and 246 out of 513 airports and Indigo is the highest ranked airline from India at 14 and Air India was the second-poorest performer. Globally, Japan’s Nagoya Komaki airport was ranked the best with 94.5 percent on-time performance during the 12-month period. This is the first time Indian airport and airlines figure in the OAG report. The OAG 2016 only ranked the top 20 airports and airlines in the world. No Indian airport or airline figured in the 2016 report.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgTata Steel approves European steel joint venture with Thyssenkrupp

Tata Steel board has approved joint venture (JV) with German steel major Thyssenkrupp AG to combine the European steel business of both the firms. The JV between two of the world’s major steel companies will combine Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel’s European steel operations to create Europe’s second-largest steelmaker after steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal’s ArcelorMittal. The proposed new company, to be named Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel BV, will be positioned as a leading pan European high-quality flat steel producer with a strong focus on performance, quality, and technology leadership.

http://www.iasexamcentre.com/community/images/arrow.jpgAustralia beat India to retain Hockey Champions Trophy

Australian men’s hockey team on Saturday defeated India 3-1 in the shootout after a 1-1 draw to clinch the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 in the Netherlands.