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Daily Current Affairs Digest – June 12th 2017
||EU, France give 3.5 Million Euros as Grant to Curb Emissions in India
||IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and Indian and IISc Bangalore, featured among the top 200 global universities.
||Jelena Ostapenko bags the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown.
||Tele-Law Initiative launched
||Rafael Nadal bags his 10th French Open Title
EU, France give 3.5 Million Euros as Grant to Curb Emissions in India
- EU and France will give a grant of 3.5 million euros to three Indian cities- Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement to curb emissions and promote sustainability in these cities.
- The grants have been provided to help India’s smart city programme under the ‘Moblise Your City’ (MYC) initiative.
- India has become the first country to get benefits from the MYC initiative.
IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and Indian and IISc Bangalore, featured among the top 200 global universities.
- The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 has been released. In the list, three Indian universities have featured among the top 200 universities.
- For the first, three Indian institutions have found a place in the list of top 200 universities in the QS Rankings.
- IISc Bangalore has been placed at 190 from the152nd place secured last year. Similarly, IIT Delhi have climbed from 185 to 172 and IIT Bombay has jumped from 219 to 179 this year.
Jelena Ostapenko bags the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown.
- Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia has lifted the the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown. She defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. This will be Ostapenko’s first ever Grand Slam title.
- She has become the first unseeded woman to win the French Open after Britain’s Margaret Scriven’s feat in 1933.
- Ostapenko also earned the distinction for being the first player of Latvian origin – men or women – to win a Grand Slam event.
Tele-Law Initiative launched
- The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched the ‘Tele-Law’ initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide legal aid services to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas through the Common Service Centres (CSC) at the panchayat level, spread across the country.
- ‘Tele Law initiative would help people to seek legal advice from lawyers with the help of video conferencing facility available at the Common Service Centres (CSC).
- Around 1000 women Para Legal Volunteers will also be trained under this initiative to provide legal aid services through the CSCs. This is expected to promote women entrepreneurship and empowerment.
Rafael Nadal bags his 10th French Open Title
- Spain’s Rafael Nadal has defeated Swiss third-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win his record 10th French Open title
- This will be his fifteenth major title win. With this victory, Rafael Nadal has become the first man or woman in the Open era to clinch a Grand Slam tournament 10 times.
- The Open era which began in 1968 allowed professional players to compete with amateurs in the Grand Slam tournaments.
The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta
Daily Current Affairs Digest for 2017