Current Affairs, June 2019

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17th June, Current Affairs:

• Former Union Minister JP Nadda was named the BJP's Working President.
• In West Bengal, the agitating junior doctors have called off their week-long strike following meeting with the State Government.
• Seven time Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh Dr Virendra Kumar today took oath as Pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
• Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

16th June, Current Affairs:

• In Bihar, the death toll due to Encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts has reached 83.
• In the FIH Men's Series Finals, India defeated South Africa by 5-1 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
• In Slovakia, anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as country's first female president.
• Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant.
• Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International (ODI) runs, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record in the process. Virat Kohli reached the milestone in 222 innings.
• MS Dhoni while featuring in the World Cup 2019 tie against Pakistan, became the second-most capped One-day International (ODI) player for India with 341 matches.

15th June, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
• Bahrain will start phasing out the use of plastic products from next month.
• Indian women's compound archery team wins a bronze medal in the World Championships in the Netherlands.
• Peter Gilchrist defeated India’s Sourav Kothari in final to win the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship played at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia.
• Sahitya Akademi selected 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019.
• The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of the Central Government of India has cleared setting up of new agency called Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO). The DSRO has been entrusted with task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.

14th June, Current Affairs:

• Today is World Blood Donor Day.
• The Indian football team remained static at 101st place in the FIFA rankings.
• Chinese President Xi Jinping conferred with highest national award of Kyrgyzstan titled “Manas Order of the First Degree” in Bishkek.

13th June, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to take part in the two-day summit that focuses on trade and security issues.
• Actor Priyanka Chopra will be awarded with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations International Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF).

12th June, Current Affairs:

• Today is observed as World Day Against Child Labour.
• Argentina Football Player Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete Forbes 2019 list of world's 100 highest-paid athletes. Virat Kohli is the only Indian and the only cricketer to have a place in the list.
• Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot have been appointed as the leader of Rajya Sabha.
• The Jnanpith award for the year 2018 will be given to the noted English writer Amitav Ghosh. The award is given for outstanding contribution in literature.
• The first Sikh museum in Central India is inaugurated in Raipur.
• The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a fresh bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq. The bill will replace an ordinance issued in February during the previous term of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government.
• The India Open International Taekwondo Championship inaugurated by the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs V. Srinivas Goud in Hyderabad.
• The Defence Ministry has indefinitely banned all business dealings with a company owned by fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
• Indian cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues has been named in the Yorkshire Diamonds squad for the fourth and final edition of the Kia Super League (KSL). She became the third Indian to sign Kia Super League after Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur.

11th June, Current Affairs:

• Kassym-Jomart Tokayev elected as the President of Kazakhstan.
• India and Portugal will cooperate in the setting up of a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal in Gujarat.
• Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country from 2021.

10th June, Current Affairs:

• Portugal defeat Netherlands by 1-0 to win First Nations League Cup in Porto.
• Veteran actor, playwright and filmmaker Girish Karnad died at the age of 81 after a long illness. He died at a hospital in Bengaluru.
• Yuvraj Singh today announced retirement from international cricket. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers.
• Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested by the country's top anti-corruption body in a case involving fake bank accounts.

9th June, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih jointly inaugurated the Coastal Surveillance Radar System built by India and a composite training facility of the Maldives National Defence Force.
• The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until establishment of a civilian-led transition to democracy.
• Rafael Nadal wins the French Open Men's Single after beating Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

8th June, Current Affairs:

• PM Narendra Modi arrived in the Maldives on his first foreign visit after re-election as prime minister.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Maldives' highest honour "Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen" during his two-day state visit to the country.
• Curacao wins the final of the King's Cup football after defeating Vietnam. Indian football team defeated hosts Thailand 1-0 and finished third in the King's Cup.
• Ashleigh Barty of Australia defeat Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to wins the French Open Women's Single Final.

7th June, Current Affairs:

• The eighth edition of the Women's World Cup has been begin in France today. A total of 24 teams are competing in this world cup.
• S Jaishankar reaches Bhutan for his first overseas visit as External Affairs Minister.
• Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal is leading the Indian delegation for the two-day G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy beginning tomorrow in Tsukuba city, Japan.

6th June, Current Affairs:

• The Reserve bank of India reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 per cent from 6.0 per cent with immediate effect.
• Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player today by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia's 107 international matches.

5th June, Current Affairs:

• Today is observed as World Environment Day. Theme of this year is Air pollution.
• The World Bank retained its forecast of India's growth rate at 7.5 per cent for the current financial year.
• Eid Ul Fitr, which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country today.
• Google's CEO Sundar Pichai and Nasdaq President Adena Friedman have been chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019.
• India ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Gender Index. It measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets.
• The Indian junior women's hockey team wins the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final at Dublin, Ireland.

4th June, Current Affairs:

• One case of NIPAH virus infection confirmed in Kerala. A college student has been infected with the Nipah virus.
• The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Rajiv Mehrishi has been elected as external auditor of World Health Organization (WHO).
• The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

3rd June, Current Affairs:

• Today is observed as World Bicycle Day.
• National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has been given Cabinet rank in the present government. His appointment will be for five years.
• Assam sixth National park will be set in Dima Hasao District. The proposed protected area, the Simleng River Impenetrable National Park will cover approximately 100 sq kms and also form a large contiguous conservation belt along with the adjacent Borail Wildlife Sanctuary of Cachar district and Nampuh Wildlife Sanctuary, near Meghalaya.
• Former President of India, Pratibha Patil conferred Mexico’s highest civilian honour for foreigners titled ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca'.

2nd June, Current Affairs:

• Telangana is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Formation Day today.
• The centre has shortlisted five cities, Delhi, Shimla, Mysore, Ahmedabad and Ranchi to hold National Programme of the International Yoga Day this year.
• Liverpool defeated Tottenham by 2-0 at Madrid to win the Champions League for the sixth time.
• Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the El Salvador's new President.

1st June, Current Affairs:

• Sonia Gandhi has been chosen the chairperson of the Congress's elected parliamentarians at the meeting of the party's parliamentary committee.
• United States of America (USA) decided to withdraw India’s GSP benefits with effect from 5th June 2019.
• The Reserve Bank of India will observe Financial Literacy Week across the country from 3rd to 7th of this month.
• Puerto Williams in Chile has become world’s southernmost city after its status upgraded from hamlet to city.
• Chris Gayle records most number of sixes in World Cup history. Gayle now has 40 sixes under his belt in 27 World Cup matches after scoring 34-ball fifty against Pakistan.

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