Current Affairs, June 2024

17th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• The festival of Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated with religious fervour and solemnity.
• India's star opener Smriti Mandhana surpassed 7000 international runs during the first ODI against South Africa. Mandhana is the second Indian after Mithali Raj to score 7000 international runs.
• Nine people, including three Railway employees, have died and about 50 others injured after an express train collided with a goods train in Darjeeling district of West Bengal this morning.

14th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• World Blood Donor Day is observed today. The theme for 2024 is "20 years of celebrating giving: thank you, blood donors!"
• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party leader, Pema Khandu, on Thursday took oath as chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third successive term at a ceremony held in the state capital Itanagar.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Brindisi airport in Italy's Apulia to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit today.

13th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• Ajit Doval has been reappointed as the National Security Advisor and PK Mishra as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister with effect from June 10, 2024.
• Saudi Arabia has decided not to renew its 80-year petrodollar deal with the United States. This agreement, originally signed on June 8, 1974, had been a key part of US global economic influence.

12th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi has been appointed the next chief of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Dwivedi, who is currently the Vice Chief of the Army Staff, will take over from General Manoj C Pande on June 30.
• TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu take oath as Andhra Chief Minister for the fourth time today after his party scored a thumping win in the Assembly polls held alongside the general election.
• In Odisha, Mohan Charan Majhi take oath as Chief Minister today in an ceremony.
• First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha will be convened from the 24th of this month.
• Several Indians were among 49 killed after a fire broke out in a building housing workers in Kuwait's Mangaf city.
• World Day Against Child Labour day is observed today.

11th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• The BJP has announced Mohan Charan Majhi as the new Chief Minister of Odisha. The tribal leader is a four-time MLA.
• Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima was killed in a plane crash. The military plane carrying Chilima, 51, and nine others disappeared on Monday.
• In athletics, India’s Gulveer Singh has clinched the silver medal in the Men’s 5000-metre race at the Portland Track Festival High-Performance Meet in Portland, US.

10th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• Ministries have been allocated to the 71 ministers who joined Union Government on Sunday. Amit Shah has retained the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Rajnath Singh has retained the Defence Ministry in Modi 3.0. Meanwhile, Nitin Gadkari has also retained the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
• Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia grabbed his first-ever French Open Men’s singles title at the Roland Garros in Paris. Alcaraz triumphed over Alexander Zverev of Germany in the final, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, and 6-2.
• In the French Open Tennis Women’s singles final, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland beat first-time Italy’s Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 at Roland Garris.
• India’s Sumit Nagal clinched the Heilbronn Neckarcup Challenger in Germany yesterday. He defeated Alexander Ritschard of Switzerland, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 in the men’s singles title clash. This is his 6th ATP Challenger title.

9th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath today along with 72 ministers of the new coalition government. Thirty of them are Cabinet Ministers, five independent charge, and 36 Ministers of State. The portfolios will be announced later.
• Narendra Modi took oath for a third consecutive term as Prime Minister. Narendra Modi (73) equalled the feat of Jawaharlal Nehru, who won three straight terms as India's first Prime Minister.
• Puja Tomar made history as the first Indian to win a fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), defeating Brazil's Rayanne dos Santos at UFC Louisville 2024.
• Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras declared the results of JEE Advanced 2024 today.This year, Ved Lahoti from IIT Delhi zone has topped the examination by securing 355 marks out of 360. Among female candidates, Dwija Dharmeshkumar Patel has topped with an overall all-India rank of 7. She secured 332 marks out of 360.

5th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Election Commission of India has declared results for 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, with the BJP winning 240 seats and the Congress 99.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on President Murmu and tendered his resignation along with the Union Council of Ministers after the Union Cabinet recommended the dissolution of the 17th Lok Sabha.
• Narendra Modi is likely to be sworn-in as the Prime Minister for a third consecutive term on June 8 as the NDA scraped past the majority mark to win 292 seats.
• World Environment Day is observed today. This year, the theme of World Environment Day is - ''Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience.''

4th June-2024, Current Affairs:

• The counting of votes is underway for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP on its own is falling short of the majority mark of 272. It is currently leading on 234 seats and has won eight, according to the Election Commission, reducing its 2019 tally, when it won 303 seats. I.N.D.I.A bloc ahead in 226 seats till now.
• With the TDP-led alliance heading for a landslide victory with a clear lead in 158 out of 175 assembly constituencies, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on June 9.
• In the Odisha Assembly polls, the BJP is leading in 78 seats, the state's ruling BJD in 48 and Congress in 13. While the CPI(M) is ahead in only 1 seat, the Independents were ahead in 3.
• Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected the first woman President of Mexico. The country’s National Electoral Institute announced that Claudia Sheinbaum, candidate of the ruling Morena party, won the presidential elections with 58.3 to 60.7 percent of the votes.

3rd June-2024, Current Affairs:

• Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that India has created a world record with 64.2 crore voters participating in the Lok Sabha Polls. Mr Kumar said that the number is 1.5 times of the voters of all G7 countries – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.
• India will host next year’s annual gathering of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents over 330 airlines worldwide.

2nd June-2024, Current Affairs:

• The BJP won Arunachal Pradesh, and is set to come back for a third consecutive term. Meanwhile, the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha registered a resounding victory in Sikkim, comfortably surpassing the majority mark over the Sikkim Democratic Front. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP won 38 of 60 seats, having won 10 unopposed earlier, and is leading in 7 others in Arunachal Pradesh. In Sikkim, incumbent Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won 16 out of 32 seats and is leading in 15.
• The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 being jointly hosted by the USA and the West Indies, got underway in USA today.

1st June-2024, Current Affairs:

• India's economy grew 7.8 per cent in the March quarter, pushing up the annual growth rate to 8.2 per cent, according to official data released today.
• Voting conducted for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections. In this phase polling is being held in 57 Parliamentary Constituencies spread over seven States and one Union Territory.
• The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has been awarded the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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