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Indian rupee breaks 69 vs dollar for first time; down over 8% in 2018

After opening at all-time low the Indian rupee fell further and break the important level of 69 per dollar mark. It has opened at 68.89, down 28 paise versus previous close 68.61. It has weakened by over 8 percent for the year 2018.

Things you must-do after every mock CAT you take

Till now you’ve only heard of the importance of mocks for aptitude exams you are gearing up for. Once you have written a mock, what follows thereafter is as important. Simply put, your post mock activities should be corrective in nature and should help you to perform better in the next mock.

Prime Minister lays foundation stone of paperless Vanijya Bhawan

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the Union Department of Commerce, in New Delhi on June 22, 2018.
  • The Bhawan, located near the India Gate, will be built on a plot of 4.33 acres, belonging to previous Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D).
  • The Vanijya Bhawan will be a green building with all the required certifications. The layout of the building has been planned so as to minimise the number of trees that would have to be cut.

1st Indian-made artillery gun Dhanush clears final test

  • India’s first indigenous artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ cleared its final test and is ready to be inducted into the Indian Army.
  • Earlier this month, fifty rounds of shells each were fired from six Dhanush guns.
  • These guns are reportedly called ‘desi Bofors’.

In a historic first, delegation level talks between the world’s two of the most powerful leaders Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un began in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

India among top 5 countries in e-waste generation

  • India is among the top five e-waste generating countries in the world besides China, the US, Japan and Germany, according to a report released by Assocham and NEC.
  • Among states, Maharashtra contributes the largest e-waste of 19.8 percent but recycles only about 47810 tonne per annum (TPA).
  • Tamil Nadu generated 13 percent e-waste and recycled about 52427 TPA

Maternal Mortality Ratio has reduced by 22 per cent in which nation?

  • India
  • Nigeria
  • China
  • Malaysia

International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) were established at the conference of 44 nations held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA in July 1944. These two international institutions are known as the Bretton Woods twins.

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