Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge NEWS 11 June 2019

International Current Affairs 11 June 2019

1. Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country from 2021.

He declared it a global challenge to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.Each year a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals worldwide suffer injury or death by becoming entangled in plastic or ingesting it through the food chain.Single-use items represent some 70 per cent of the plastic waste littering the marine environment.

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2. PM Modi accepts Macron's invite to attend the outreach session of G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee.

The 45th summit of the G7 group of countries will take place from August 24 to August 26 in Biarritz, France.The Group of Seven (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.These countries, with the seven largest IMF-described advanced economies in the world.

3. BS-VI norms released for two-wheelers

Bharat Stage-VI (BS - VI) norms for two-wheelers have been released.

In order to curb air pollution through the vehicular emissions, the government has decided to implement the BS VI norms with effect from 1st April 2020.This means that only those vehicles which comply with these norms will be sold and registered in India from 1st April 2020 onwards.Bharat stage norms are the automotive emission norms which the automotive manufacturers have to comply with if they want to sell their vehicles in India.

4. Aditya Birla Retail acquires Jaypore for Rs 110 crore

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited have acquired Jaypore for Rs110 crore.

Jaypore is an ethnic apparel and accessories retailer.Established in February 2012, Jaypore sells home decor, accessories, jewellery and had revenues of Rs39 crore in FY19.Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) retails brands such as Louis Philippe, Peter England and Van Heusen.

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5. India's automobile major Mahindra wins Gold Award in South Africa

India's automobile major Mahindra won the Gold Award for fairing on various indicators, including the level of satisfaction among its network of dealers and the manner of allocation of vehicles to them.

Mahindra has been in South Africa for the past 16 years and received the award from the country's National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA).NADA tests dealers' satisfaction with the way a brand supports and communicates with them.

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6. Novak Djokovic tops ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal might have won a 12th Roland Garros title on the weekend, but he remains well behind Novak Djokovic, a semi-finalist in Paris, in ATP rankings released.

Top four in the ATP rankings remained the same after French Open.Austrian Dominic Thiem, whom Nadal beat in French Open final keeps his fourth place behind Switzerland's Roger Federer.

7. Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket, ending a roller-coaster career.

Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India.He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed the most success.Yuvraj Singh autobiography: The Test Of My Life

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8. Iconic playwright and comedian Crazy Mohan dies at 67

Crazy Mohan, a renowned dialogue writer in Tamil film industry, passed away.

The veteran playwright passed away due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital.His real name is Mohan Rangachari and he was fondly known as Crazy Mohan because of his hit skit called Crazy Thieves In Palavakkam.Chocolate Krishna, Maadhu +2 and Madhil Mel Maadhu were popular comedy plays, written by Crazy Mohan.

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