Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who credited Vajpayee for his debut in politics, said the 450-page book titled 'Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal ji' will be officially unveiled soon.

However the first copy of the book on the social and political life of Vajpayee was presented to President Mukherjee.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it has issued Rs 500 denomination notes with inset letter A.

They will be bearing the signature of Urjit R Patel.
However, the old notes with inset letter E, which were introduced after Prime Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive in November 2016 will continue to remain the legal tender.


According to the Code Compliance Rating of banks done by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) 2017, only one (unchanged from the previous survey conducted in 2015) out of 26 public sector banks and eight (nine in the previous survey) out of 17 private sector banks got ‘high’ rating for their adherence to code compliance.

IDBI Bank was the only public sector bank that got ‘high (H)’(85 and above score out of 100) rating in two successive surveys.
The eight private sector banks that got ‘high’ rating are — Axis Bank, DCB Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank and YES Bank.
The three foreign banks — Citibank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank — that were surveyed got ‘high’ ranking.
The code compliance rating, may be considered an indicator of the level of implementation of important code provisions at the grassroot level of a bank.

G7 Environment Ministers and high representatives, and European Commissioners responsible for environment and climate, met in Bologna on 11-12 June 2017.

It was attended by heads and senior officials of International Organizations and by representatives of universities and firms.
It was aimed to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea.
Italy holds the G7 presidency for 2017.

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh will attend the two-day BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet beginning in Beijing on June 18.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will chair the meet, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes will be present at the meeting.
The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit will be held in September in Xiamen.

Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressed a Joint Press Conference with the organizers of ANUGA - an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne, Germany.

She also signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in the ANUGA Exhibition with Ms Katharina C Hamma, Chief Operating Officer, Koelnmesse GmBH (Organizers of ANUGA).
Minister of Food Processing Industries said that it was an honour for India to be a co-partner country in such a prestigious international event.