Current affairs 09 july 2018

1.Human Resource Development Minister *Prakash Javadekar* inaugurated the *17th World Sanskrit Conference* held at *Vancouver, Canada.*

*World Sanskrit Conference* is being *held in various countries across the globe* once *in every 3 years* and so far it has been held *thrice in India.*

2. *Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel ‘The English Patient’* was announced as the *winner* of the *Golden Man Booker Prize* at the *Southbank Centre in London.*

3.India’s premier gymnast *Dipa Karmakar* clinched *a gold medal* in the *vault event* of *FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup* at *Mersin* in *Turkey.*

4. *67th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC)* was recently held in *Shillong, Meghalaya.* It was chaired by *Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.* The meeting discussed *development projects of Northeast States.*

5. *6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit* was held in *Singapore* from *July 8 to 12, 2018.*

*Theme:_* “Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration “.

6.Indian squash player *Dipika Pallikal* was appointed *Asia’s representative in the Athletes Advisory Commission* of the *Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).*

7. *Reserve Bank of India (RBI)* announced that the *licence* of *Alwar Urban Co-operative Bank* in *Alwar, Rajasthan* has been *cancelled* due to its *bad position to pay its depositors in full and the present financial position* of the bank leaves *no scope for its revival.*