DAILY GK UPDATES: 17 JUNE 2012

1. India’s shuttle queen Saina Nehwal clinched the Women’s Singles title of the Indonesian Open Super Series Badminton tournament in Jakarta by defeating China’s World Number four Xuerui Li.
2. Finance Minister indicates action by the RBI and the government to check the economic slowdown.

3. United Nations Supervisory Mission in Syria suspends its activities and patrols following an escalation of violence.
4. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived in Los Cabos, Mexico today to attend the crucial G-20 Summit, which has been over shadowed by the economic crisis in the Eurozone.
5. India and France are likely to finalize an agreement on establishing 6 third generation pressurized water reactors at the nuclear power park to come in Jaitapur in Maharashtra by the second half of this year.
6. Parliamentary elections being held in Greece today.
7. Centre to allow maoist -hit states to hire helicopters for use in anti-naxal operations.
8. Afghanistan and Turkey signed long-term strategic cooperation agreement to strengthen their bilateral relations. 
9. Five day long pulse polio Immunisation drive began today in all the 75 districts of the U.P today. This drive is being under taken under National Immunisation Day.
10. Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia passed away. Prime Minister has expressed condolence on his death.
11. 2 day talks over Tehran’s nuclear program get underway in Moscow tomorrow.