1. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June

i. By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit.
ii. The theme for 2017 is- “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”
Important Takeaways from Above-
  • Antonio Guterres is the ninth United Nations Secretary-General.
  • UN Headquarters in New York, The USA.

2. India, Portugal sign 11 MoUs across various fields

i. India and Portugal have signed eleven MOUs for cooperation in areas including double taxation avoidance, science and technology, trade and investment, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture.
ii. 11 MoU’s were exchanged in the meeting and there was the announcement of the launch of a joint science fund for which both India and Portugal will contribute Euros two million each. 5 of the MoU’s were in the area of science and technology.
Important Takeaways from the above News:
  • Lisbon is Capital city of Portugal.
  • The currency of Portugal is Euro.
  • Antonio Guterres is Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Prime Minister of Portugal.
  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is present president of Portugal.
  • Antonia Costa is present Prime Minister of Portugal.
i. The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.
ii. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. This is the first time the participants wore an Indian dress at the finale designed by Manish Malhotra. The show was hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. Besides,
Important Takeaways from News-
  • Reita Faria was the first Miss India ever to win any international beauty pageant.
  • Miss World 2016 was Stephanie Del Valle.
i. Bhumika Sharma, another Indian has become Miss World in bodybuilding championship.
ii. Dehradun’s girl gained maximum points in three categories – individual posing, body posing and fall in that eventually bagged her the Miss World title and the gold medal at the world championship in Venice, Italy. The championship drew 50 competitors from different countries.
i. Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians traveling to Nepal and Bhutan, according to the Union home ministry. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan- both countries for which they don’t need visas – if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission.
ii. Moreover, to ease travel, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity. These include PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service (CGHS) card and ration card but not Aadhaar. The move is aimed at ensuring hassle-free movement of Indians going abroad.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Nepal shares borders with 5 Indian states- Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Bhutan shares borders with 4 Indian States- Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal.
i. IDFC Ltd announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 16 for three years.
ii. Mr. Kakar has also been appointed as additional director. Both the appointments are subject to shareholders’ approval at the annual general meeting (AGM).
iii. Besides, the company announced that the Board has approved the resignation of veteran banker Vikram Limaye from the post of MD and CEO who is set to join leading stock exchange NSE as its new Managing Director and CEO.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Vikram Limaye is a member of a panel appointed by the Supreme Court to administer the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Headquarter of IDFC Bank is in Mumbai.
i. India became the team to score the most 300-plus totals in One Day International (ODI) Cricket. India did so when they scored a total of 310 for the loss of five wickets in the second ODI against West Indies.
ii. It was the 96th time that India crossed the 300-run mark, surpassing Australia’s 95.
iii. The other teams posted 300+ scores in ODIs as follows: Australia 95, South Africa 77, Pakistan 68, Sri Lanka 62, England 57 and New Zealand 51.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The International Cricket Council is the international governing body of cricket.
  • Chairperson of ICC is Mr. Shashank Manohar.
  • ICC Headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
8. Ankush claims gold, Devendro gets silver at Mongolia boxing tournament

i. The fast-rising Ankush Dahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia.
ii. The 19-year-old Ankush, who is a former Asian youth silver-medalist, defeated Korean Man Choe Chol in a split verdict, while Devendro lost to Indonesia’s Aldoms Suguro, again a split decision. India thus signed off with a gold, a silver and three bronze medals from the tournament.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Ulaanbaatar is the Capital of Mongolia.
  • Its currency is Mongolian togrog.

9. Anish Bhanwala set a junior world record at World Championship

i. Haryana’s Anish Bhanwala gave a robust start for the Indian challenge by clinching the 25-metre standard pistol gold with a world junior record in the Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany.
ii. The 14-year-old Anish shot 579 to win the gold seven points ahead of Florian Peter of Germany. In the process, Anish also bettered the junior world record of 574 set by Denis Koulakov of Russia in Lahti, Finland, in 2002.

10. Kidambi Srikanth wins Australia Open Super Series

i. In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Australian Open Superseries trophy in Sydney. In the summit clash, 11th world ranked Srikanth stunned former world number one and Rio Olympics Gold medalist Chen Long of China in straight games, 22-20, 21-16.
ii.  It was Srikanth’s first victory over the Chinese in 6 matches.
iii. The trophy is Srikanth’s second this season and fourth overall. He had won the Indonesian Open last week.
i. Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book which titled ‘The Emergency – Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’.
ii. A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of Prasar Bharati.
iii. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honor all those who fought for the restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.