Current affairs for 18th June 2019
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Fitch cut India's growth forecast to 6.6%
Fitch lowered India's growth forecast to 6.6% for the current fiscal from 6.8% projected earlier.
In its latest Global Economic Outlook, Fitch retained its GDP growth forecast for the next fiscal (2020-21) at 7.1% and 7.0% for 2021-22.
In the last fiscal, the Indian economy grew at a 5- year low pace of 6.8%.
India's GDP growth declined for the fourth consecutive quarter in January-March.
Air India bid adieu to A320 Classic
Air India’s Delhi-Mumbai flight, AI 865 was the last flight by Airbus 320 Classic aircraft, which will make way for the advanced and fuel-efficient Airbus 320 Neo.
It flew 61,600 hours and carried out 38,000 landings.
VT-ESL was the last of Air India’s A320 Classic fleet having been delivered to Air India 25 years back in 1994.
Black tiger shrimps back in Kerala
Ending a decade’s slide in the production of black tiger shrimps, Kerala is experiencing a comeback of it.
The MPEDA’s efforts to revive the production of black tiger shrimps on a mass sale of its seeds have been receiving encouraging feedback.
The inaugural sale was done by MPEDA chairman K.S. Srinivas by handing over 1 lakh seeds to former Kerala Director-General of Police Hormis Tharakan.
Paris Air Show opened
Aviation executives descended on the Paris Air Show with pledges to improve transparency over plane safety.
President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the event at Le Bourget airport.
Few blockbuster products or orders are expected at the world's biggest aerospace show, which brings together nearly 2,500 firms from 49 countries, and 290 official delegations
Govt launched a pilot project in 5 states
India has launched a pilot project to restore degraded forest landscapes in five states over the next 42 months.
In the first phase, the pilot will be conducted in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, and Karnataka.
The project launched in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
It aims to enhance the capacity of forest landscape restoration (FLR).
Green Building List: Maharashtra topped
Maharashtra bagged the top slot, followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, in the 2nd edition of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list.
The list consists of India’s top 10 states that have a maximum number of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green buildings.
LEED is a widely used green building rating system.
Only BS-6 vehicles to be available from 2020
Only BS-6 vehicles will be available from 2020 onwards, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Vehicles contribute 20-22% of pollution in the country.
In Delhi, BS-6 fuel was started.
Vehicles that will be available from next year will support BS-6 fuel only.
Today, 60,000 trucks, which do not have any work in Delhi, now don't enter Delhi.