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Daily News Digest:12 June 2019

P. K. Mishra: Additional principal secretary to Prime Minister

Retired IAS officer P. K. Mishra was appointed as additional principal secretary to the new Prime Minister.

World Child Labor Day: June 12

Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide.

2019 theme: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

RBI sets up a six-member committee to review ATM interchange fee

The Reserve Bank has constituted a high-level committee under IBA Chief Executive V G Kannan to examine ATM charges and fees by banks amid demands for reviewing the levies. The six-member panel will review the existing structures and patterns of costs, charges and interchange fees for ATM transactions.

Top 100 global brands Reports 2019

‘The Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands’ report is out and not surprisingly Amazon has beaten Apple to the No. 1 spot. With a 52% year on year increase Amazon achieved a brand valuation of $315.5 billion.

Canada will ban 'harmful' single-use plastics

Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced it and declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.

Sharad Kumar was appointed the Interim Central Vigilance Commissioner

The Central government appointed Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar as the interim central vigilance commissioner, with effect from the 10th day of June, 2019, until the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Missing AN-32: Wreckage of aircraft found in Arunachal after 8 days

The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force was spotted on June 11 in a heavily forested mountainous terrain in Arunachal Pradesh, eight days after it went missing with 13 people on board after taking off from Assam's Jorhat.

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