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National News
1. First underwater metro in India.

  • Kolkata is set to get India’s first underwater Metro, which will use a transportation tunnel built under the Hooghly River.
  • The tunnel has been constructed 30 metres below riverbed, few metres away from Howrah Bridge.
  • It will be connecting two main terminals: Howrah and Sealdah – each of which has a footfall of about 10-12 lakh passengers per day.
  • The project cost Rs 8,996 crore.
  • Chief Minister of West Bengal – Mamata Banerjee

2. Aadhaar a Must for filing Income Tax Returns.

  • Central Board of Direct Taxes has made Aadhaar mandatory for filing Income Tax returns and applying for Permanent Account Number from July 1, 2017.
  • Only a partial relief has been given to those who do not have Aadhaar or who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for time being, tax authorities will not invalidate their PAN.
  • Chairman of CBDT – Sushil Chandra

3. Soumitra Chatterjee to get Legion of Honour.

  • Soumitra Chatterjee has been conferred with the highest French civilian honour, the Legion d’Honneur.
  • Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler will present the honour to him.
  • He has also won Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012 and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004.
  • Chatterjee has previously been conferred with the Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest award for artistes.
  • President of France – Emmanuel Macron

4. Ayush Ministry launches yoga awareness.

  • Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs to increase popularity of Yoga especially among the youth.
  • They are connecting with families by providing added entertainment and interactivity, especially at Malls, Public Places, and Events & Recreational Tourist Areas.
  • The Human-size IDY Mascots are running the campaign & spreading the message of Yoga Day in Delhi NCR, Lucknow and Haryana.
  • FlashMobs of Yoga Dance called YogMob are also being organised at certain crowded places like malls.
  • Union Minister of State for AYUSH – Shripad Yesso Naik

International News
1. Adam West passes away at 88.

  • Adam West, star of the popular and campy 1960s “Batman” TV show, died after a short but brave battle with leukemia.
  • West became known to a new generation of TV fans through his recurring voice role on Fox’s “Family Guy” as Mayor Adam West.
  • He is widely known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series Batman.

2. UN holds first Ocean Conference.

  • United Nations has held its first ever summit on protecting the world’s seas and waterways on June 10.
  • The conference ended with the adoption by consensus of a ’14-point Call for Action’ to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  • World Ocean Day – 8th June

Business News
1. World’s smallest & cheapest private jet launched.

  • Aviation company Cirrus Aircraft has launched the world’s smallest and most affordable private jet called ‘Vision Jet’ for Rs. 12.62 crore.
  • The aircraft takes off from just 620 metres of runway and has a maximum operating altitude of 28,000 feet.
  • It also boasts of a parachute system that can be deployed in case of an emergency.
  • The cabin is highly spacious for up to five adults and two children, includes USB charging ports for every seat, an in-flight entertainment system, and mood lighting.
  • CEO of Cirrus Aircraft – Dale Edward Klapmeier

2. IOB launches retail mart.

  • Indian Overseas Bank has launched the Retail Mart, a retail lending concept in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The Retail Mart has been designed with an aim to complete all the pre-release formailities at the customer’s door step and sanction quality retail loans at a competitive rate of interest with a minimum turnaround time.
  • The new facility will expeditiously entertain and process housing loans, vehicle loans and other mortgage loans.
  • CEO of IOB – R. Subramaniakumar

Sports News
1. Ostapenko wins French open.

  • Jelena Ostapenko defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in finals to win the 2017 French Open.
  • She is the first unseeded woman to win at Roland Garros since 1933 and also the lowest-ranked champion in French Open history.
  • It was only her eighth appearance at one of the four tennis majors, the fewest by a champion since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004.
  • She will rise from 47th to 12th in the world rankings following her spectacular victory.

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