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09 June 2017 Current Affairs
SCO Summit Begins in Kazakhstan
The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 8-9.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the summit among others. India and Pakistan will be formally admitted into the SCO.
One million dollar fund established to bolster BRICS media
The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping has signaled its intent to expand its footprint in the global media space, with the injection of a one million dollars fund.
BRICS media forum is the result of a joint initiative by Xinhua News Agency, Brazil’s CMA Group, Russia’s Sputnik News Agency and Radio, The Hindu group of publications from India, and South Africa’s Independent Media.
IIT-Mumbai, Delhi and IISc Bangaluru among world top 200 universities
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai has broken into the top 200 club in the latest edition of the World University Rankings to join IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
This is the first instant when three Indian universities has been getting place in the top 200 universities in the world.
In the overall rankings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continues its run as the world’s best university for the sixth consecutive year.
A New Digital Experience for Air Travellers named Digi Yatra
Ministry of Civil Aviation is adding a Digital experience for Air Travellers through DigiYatra Platform. The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Digital India’s vision to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society.
This follows Air Sewa which brings together all the stakeholders on a common platform for handling customer grievances and disseminating real-time data.
Wal-Mart Tops Fortune 500 List
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc has taken the top spot in Fortune magazine’s ranking of the top 500 companies in six years in a row.
The Arkansas-based company, which is also the world’s largest retailer, reported revenue of $485.8 billion last year. That figure is more than double the $223.6 billion revenue of second-place company on the list, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.