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02 June 2017 Current Affairs
US pulls out of Paris Pact
US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous US administration.
China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement while US hit by it in terms of business and jobs as per US Govt.
Indian Railways to introduce “book now, Pay later” option in online Booking
Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains. IRCTC has collaborated with a Mumbai-based firm for adding the new service option.
A passenger can book a ticket five days prior to the journey with a service charge of 3.5 per cent and pay it in the next 14 days.
Web Portal for Job Seekers And Employers launched in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Chief Minister launched a web portal ‘Mahaswayam’ that will cater to job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs, and training institutes who can avail details regarding skill development and employment.
State government ran three different portals- Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSDS) portal for Skill Development, ‘Maharojgar’ for employment and ‘Mahaswayamrojgar’ for entrepreneurship. These three have now been merged into ‘Mahaswayam’, making it easier for all beneficiaries as well as the state to keep a track of the demand and supply of workforce.
India’s GDP in Q4 dips to 6.1%
India lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the fourth quarter of 2016-17, with GDP growth coming in at 6.1% compared with China’s 6.9% in the same period.
Data from the Ministry of Statistics showed GDP grew 7.1% in the financial year 2016-17, slower than the 8% registered in 2015-16.
World Health Assembly held in Geneva
World Health Assembly (WHA) was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 22 to 31 May 2017.
Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic in Nigeria, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and election of a new President of the World Health Organisation (WHO) were the agenda of the Assembly.
Ireland is most peaceful nation while India ranked 137
Iceland has been named most peaceful nation of the world in ten consecutive years. New Zealand and Portugal have finished the top three, while Syria has been named the slightest peaceful.
The US has dropped 11 spots to rank 114, while India is positioned 137 out of 163.