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June 20, 2019

20th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Daily Current Affairs of 20th June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (20th June 2019) is World Refugee Day.
    • This day is observed by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
    • The decision to observe the day, coinciding with Africa Refugee Day, was made by the UN in December 2000.
    • The first World Refugee Day marked the 50th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention.
    • Theme of World Refugee Day 2019 : “#StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day" 
    • Important Points to Note
      • According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), the number of people forcibly displaced around the world due to war, persecution and conflict, has reached a record 7.08 crore in 2018.
      • The agency attributed the increase from 2017 mainly to the displacement in Ethiopia and Venezuela.
      • In 2018, every second refugee was a child, many of them alone and without their families.
  • Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Petrovich Trutnev is on a visit to India.
    • Aim of this visit : To help both the countries to prepare grounds for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Vladivostok in early September to participate in the 5th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest.
    • He also met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed ways to strengthen ties between the two nations.
  • Mexico has ratified the US-Mexico-Canada agreement
    • This makes it the 1st country to give the new North American trade deal final approval despite recent tensions with the US. 
    • The Mexican government called the deal's passage a clear message in favor of an open economy and deepening economic integration in the region.
  • Victoria has become the 1st state in Australia to enact Euthanasia laws that would now allow terminally ill patients suffering from intolerable pain to legally ask their doctor for lethal drugs to end their lives. 
National Current Affairs
  • The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued draft rules to exempt electric vehicles (EVs) from paying registration fee
    • The proposed exemption will apply to all categories of electric vehicles including scooters, motorbikes, autorickshaws and cars.
    • This is part of the government's plan to encourage adoption of such vehicles to curb pollution and reduce dependence on oil imports.
  • Mizoram's government has issued circular asking government employees to wear traditional dress to office voluntarily at least once a week. 
    • The decision has been taken to ensure the citizens' "closeness to the culture" and to promote "innovation in the production of cultural attires". 
  • The I&B Ministry has advised all private satellite TV channels to avoid showing children in a vulgar, indecent, suggestive and inappropriate manner. 
    • The Ministry noticed that some dance competitions on television show young kids performing dance moves originally performed by adults. "
  • Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai is in crisis after the 4 reservoirs that supply water to India's sixth largest city have completely run dry. 
    • The water shortage in Chennai started several weeks ago and the Madras High Court has criticised the state government for inaction. 
    • The city is entirely dependent on the northeast monsoon which begins in October.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • IndusInd Bank today announced that its merger with Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL) will be effective from July 4. 
    • Note : The Hyderabad-based NBFC's current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) M R Rao will take charge as the consolidated entity's CEO. 
  • Indian banking and financial services company HDFC is going to acquire Apollo Hospitals' entire 50.8% stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance and 0.4% held by some employees for ₹1,347 crore.
    • After this deal, Apollo Munich is proposed to be merged with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company.
    • Note : Apollo Munich is a joint venture between Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals and German reinsurer Munich Re.
  • The Untied States overtook China to once again become India's top goods trading partner in 2018-19. 
    • The bilateral goods trade between India and the US stood at $87.95 billion during the fiscal compared to $87 billion between India and China.
  • Bangladesh has emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region according to Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Science & Technology
  • Sri Lanka's 1st satellite 'Raavana-1', designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers, was released into orbit from the International Space Station today. 
    • The satellite is expected to fulfil five missions including capturing pictures of Sri Lanka and surrounding regions. 
    • Designed for a minimum lifespan of 1.5 years, Raavana-1 is expected to be active for about five years.
  • India region, which includes Bhutan and Nepal as well, had the world's highest data usage per smartphone at an average of 9.8GB per month in 2018, a report by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson stated. 
    • The report further said that the usage will almost double to 18GB by 2024. 
    • North East Asia stood at 2nd position with 7.1GB per month.
Awards & Honors
  • Winners List of Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga - 2019
    • The Ayush Ministry has released the list of awardees for Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga - 2019. They are :
      • Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life Mission, Gujarat
      • Ms. Antonietta Rozzi of Italy,
      • Bihar School of Yoga, Munger 
      • Japan Yoga Niketan, Japan 
    • Note : The award is given for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga. 
    • The winners will be felicitated with of a Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Award of 25 lakh rupees each.
  • An Indian engineer named Nitesh Kumar Jangir won 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London, United Kingdom (UK). 
    • He won the award in People category, for creating a low-cost breathing support device called ‘Saans’ for premature babies.
New Appointments
  • BMW Group India, which comprises BMW, MINI and Motorrad brands, has named Rudratej Singh as its President and CEO.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian middle-distance runner PU Chitra won Gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. S
  • Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
    • Dhawan was injured during India's match against Australia on 9th of this month in London.
    • The 33-year-old failed to make enough recovery in a fresh assessment of his thumb fracture.
    • He has been replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

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    June 19, 2019

    19th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th June 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 19th June 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Chinese President Xi Jinping is going to visit North Korea tomorrow.
      • With this, he becomes the 1st Chinese leader to visit the country in 14 years
      • Xi's visit comes amid renewed tensions between the US and North Korea over efforts to persuade the regime to give up its nuclear weapons.
    National Current Affairs
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting in New Delhi with the Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament on the issue of 'One Nation One Election'.
      • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Working President J P Nadda, YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Sitaram Yechuri of CPI(M), CPI's Sudhakar Reddy, NCP's Chief Sharad Pawar, RPI's Ramdas Athawale are among those who are attending the meeting.
      • Celebrations of 75 years of India's Independence in 2022 and Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations this year will also be discussed during the meeting.
    • The Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has made it compulsory for trekkers to carry a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to tackle any exigency. 
    • Unemployed youth having graduation or equivalent degree will be given unemployment allowance by Rajasthan government under Chief Minister Yuva Sambal Yojana
      • Male applicants will get ₹3,000/month, while the Women and differently-abled will get ₹3,500/month.
      • Note : The applicants must be natives of Rajasthan and the amount will be given for two years or until they get employed.
    • Indian Coast Guard is co-hosting an International Workshop in New Delhi to deepen knowledge on issues related to piracy and armed robbery. 
      • The 2-day workshop is being organised in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP)
      • Note : Presently, 20 countries are members of the ReCAAP.
    Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
    • The government is considering selling controlling stakes in some of the smaller state-run banks to raise funds for the rural housing programme. 
      • If the plan is finalised, the government will need to amend a law to enable it to sell majority control in state-run banks. 
      • The plan could be included in the upcoming Union Budget 2019-20.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a ₹1-crore penalty on HDFC Bank for not complying with its KYC and anti-money laundering norms.
    • Pakistan and the World Bank have signed a ₹6,400 crore loan agreement to support the economy, reform the tax system and broaden the revenue base. 
      • Note : Pakistan recently slashed growth forecast for the financial year ending in June 2019 to 3.3%, well below a target of 6.2% set last year.
    • Policy think tank of the Government of India, NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles be sold in India after 2030
      • NITI Aayog reportedly moved a cabinet note, asking that responsibilities be assigned to different ministries, proposing that the Road Transport and Highways Ministry prepare a framework to phase out diesel and petrol vehicles' sale by 2030. 
    MOUs & Agreements
    • India has entered into a mutual cooperation agreement with Bangladesh
      • According to this agreement, DD India will be shown in Bangladesh, in return, Bangladesh official channel will also be available in India on DD Free Dish.
      • India has also entered into an agreement with South Korea where DD India will be shown in that country and South Korea's KBS channel will be available in India.
      • Information and Broadcasting Minister : Prakash Javadekar
    Recent Committees in News
    • The RBI on Tuesday said the UK Sinha-led panel, formed to look into the issues of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), has submitted its report. The eight-member panel was formed in January to comprehensively review and propose long-term solutions for revival of the sector. Its members included SBI Managing Director PK Gupta and ICICI Bank Executive Director Anup Bagchi.
    Awards & Honors
    • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has emerged as the Top Indian institute in the QS World University Ranking 2020. 
      • Ranked at 152nd position, IIT-Bombay is first to be featured in the list of global top 200 this year.
      • Other Indian institutes which found a place in the top 200 were IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore at 182nd and 184th position respectively. 
      • Out of top 10 universities in the 16th edition of the QS World Ranking, five were US based.
      • Note : Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the global list for the eighth year while second spot was taken by Stanford University. 
    New Appointments
    • BJP MP from Kota, Om Birla, has been elected as the next Lok Sabha speaker
      • Birla is a two-time MP from Kota and a three-time MLA from the Kota South Assembly seat. 
      • Note : He took the charge from party MP Virendra Kumar, who was appointed as the pro-tem speaker of the lower house on Monday.
    • Indiabulls Housing Finance has named Naveen Uppal as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) to comply with regulator National Housing Bank's direction. 
    • Bollywood Actor Sanjay Dutt will likely become the Brand ambassador for Centre's anti-drug campaign
      • Note : The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has prepared a national action plan for drug demand reduction for 2018-2025.
    Sports Current Affairs
    • England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes (17) in an ODI, achieving the feat during his 71-ball 148-run knock against Afghanistan in World Cup today. 
      • Note : The previous record (16 sixes) was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. 
    • The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has turned down Afghanistan Cricket Board's request to host its T20 league in India. 
    • Archery's world body has de-listed the Archery Association of India (AAI) as a member and given it a month's time to either get its house in order or face suspension.
      • World Archery (WA) said, it will wait till 31st of next month before deciding on AAI's suspension. 
      • The WA will wait for the Supreme Court's verdict on the controversial elections of the AAI.
      • Note : The decision to de-list AAI will not prevent Indian archers from taking part in international events under the national flag in competitions for which entries have already been made.

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      South Indian Bank Recruitment 2019 of POs & Clerks - 545 Posts

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      Friends, the South Indian Bank Ltd., a premier Commercial Bank in India, is inviting applications from Indian Nationals for filling up the posts of Probationary Officers and Probationary Clerks for the year 2019. There are 160 PO posts and 385 Clerical posts in total. The selection will be based on Online Test which is scheduled to be held during the last week of July 2019. You can apply online from today (19th June 2019) to 30th June 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

      Name of the Organization : South Indian Bank Ltd

      Name of the Posts : Probationary Officers (POs) & Probationary Clerks

      Number of Vacancies :  
      • Probationary Officers :  160 Posts
      • Probationary Clerks
        • North Zone : 75 Posts
        • South Zone : 310 Posts
      Important Dates

      • Starting Date of Online Applications : 19th June 2019
      • Last Date for Online Applications : 30th June 2019
      • Dates of Online Tests :
        • For POs : 25th July 2019
        • For Clerks :  26th July 2019

      Eligibility Criteria for South Indian Bank Recruitment 2019


      For POs

      • Education : X/ SSLC, XII/ HSC & Graduation with minimum 60% marks under regular course. Educational qualification by mode of distance education will not be considered.
      • Age (as on 30th June 2019) : Not more than 25 years

      For Clerks :

      • Education : X/ SSLC, XII/ HSC & Graduation with minimum 60% marks under regular course. Educational qualification by mode of distance education will not be considered.
      • Age (as on 30th June 2019) : Not more than 26 years.

      Application Fee :

      For POs :
      • General : Rs. 800/-
      • SC / ST : Rs. 200/-
      For Clerks :
      • General : Rs. 600/-
      • SC / ST : Rs. 150/-
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      June 18, 2019

      18th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th June 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

      Daily Current Affairs of 18th June 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • India is going to overtake China to become the world's most populated country in 8 years and will remain so through the end of the current century, a United Nations report stated. 
        • India is expected to add nearly 27.3 crore people between now and 2050, it added. 
        • In China, the population is projected to decrease by 3.14 crore between 2019 and 2050.
      • India for the first time will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September.
        • It will see participation from at least 5,000 delegates from nearly 197 countries.
        • The COP-14 is scheduled to be held during 2nd to 14th September 2019 in Delhi.
      National Current Affairs
      • Government has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for transport vehicle drivers
        • According to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class eight.
        • Road Transport and Highways Ministry in a release said, the move will benefit skilled persons in economically backward areas.
        • The decision will also help meet the shortage of nearly 22 lakh drivers in the transport and logistics sector, which is hindering its growth.
      • In a bid to promote Sanskrit, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government will now issue press releases in Sanskrit along with Hindi, English and Urdu
        • The government will take help of Lucknow-based Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan for translating CM's speeches for public release.
      • In Jammu and Kashmir, apart from performing its primary duty of providing security, the CRPF will launch a 'save environment' campaign during the up-coming Shri Amarnathji Yatra in the South Kashmir Himalayas which is starting from Jammu on June 30.
        • CRPF has made an appeal to the visiting pilgrims as well as the public in general to play their vital role in preserving the fragile environment especially along the yatra area in Kashmir. 
      • Maharashtra government will soon launch the Chief Minister's Employment Generation Programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which will create 10 lakh jobs in the next 5 years. 
        • The flagship programme of the Industries Department will have 30 per cent reservation for women entrepreneurs.
        • The scheme, approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, envisages setting up one lakh units in five years, 40 per cent of them in rural areas.
        • The nodal bank for the programme will be Corporation Bank and beneficiaries will be financed by nationalised and private Sector banks like Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank. 
      Deaths
      • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (67) died today after collapsing in a court while on trial for espionage charges. 
        • Morsi, the 1st democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, had been in jail since being toppled by military in 2013 after barely a year in power. 
        • He was a top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood.
      Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
      • Social media giant Facebook today announced its own digital currency 'Libra', powered by blockchain technology, for users around the world. 
        • Facebook's 'Calibra' digital wallet will let users save, send and spend Libra with a smartphone. 
      • Iran today announced that it will breach the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium set under the 2015 nuclear deal on June 27. 
        • The deal limited Iran's stock of low-enriched uranium to 300 kilograms. 
        • Iran said other parties to the deal had the option to save it by finding a way to protect the country from US sanctions.
      • Chinese lenders have demanded around ₹15,000 crore from Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications (RCom), that entered bankruptcy earlier this year.
        • State-owned China Development Bank, with loans worth ₹9,863 crore, was the biggest creditor to the telecom. 
      • One of the "Big Three credit rating agencies", Fitch today lowered India's economic growth forecast to 6.6% for the current fiscal from 6.8% projected earlier. 
        • This comes as the country's manufacturing and agriculture sectors showed signs of slowing down over the past year. 
        • Note : The global rating agency retained its GDP growth forecast for the next financial year at 7.1% and for FY22 at 7.0%.
      • India has extended 15 million dollars grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of the African Union summit scheduled from 7th of next month in capital Niamey.
      New Appointments
      • Pakistan has appointed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
        • He has replaced Lieutenant Gen Asim Munir, who was appointed to head the ISI only eight months ago.
      Sports Current Affairs
      • The 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship 2019 was recently held at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.
      • Punjab Police and Eastern Railway won the men’s and women’s titles respectively.
      • Punjab Police won the Men's title by defeating Indian Army.
      • Eastern Railway won the Women’s title by beating Tamil Nadu.
      • Awards of 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship 2019
        • Most Valuable Players (Men) : Harshpreet Singh Bhullar, Punjab Police (Men)
        • Most Valuable Players (Women) : M.J. Libina, Eastern Railway (Women) 
      • Naomi Osaka (Japan) and Novak Djokovic (Serbia) continue as World Number ones in the latest WTA and ATP rankings announced today. 
        • The rankings were announced ahead of Wimbledon which is just two weeks away.

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        Facebook to launch new Digital Currency "Libra" : Important Highlights

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        In a move, that could potentially shake up the world's banking system, American online social media and social networking service company Facebook today announced that it is going to launch it's own digital currency titled 'Libra'.  Powered by blockchain technology, this new digital currency Libra will allow billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe.

        Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, Libra could be a financial game changer.

        Facebook's 'Calibra' digital wallet will let users save, send and spend Libra with a smartphone. The digital wallet, expected to launch in 2020, will be available in Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and as a standalone app.

        The Libra currency, which is expected to launch in the first half of next year, has been backed by 27 other companies and organisations, including Uber, Spotify, Mastercard, eBay and Vodafone.
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        IBPS RRB VIII POs & Clerks 2019 Online Application Link Activated

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        Friends, the online application link for the recruitment of IBPS RRB VIII has been activated. You can apply online from today (18th June 2019) to 4th July 2019 from the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (www.ibps.in) or from below link. All the Best :)

        Name of the organization : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

        Name of the Exam : IBPS RRB VIII Common Written Exam (Online)

        Name of the Posts :
        • Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III)
        • Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

        Important Dates :
        • Starting Date of Online Registration : 18th June 2019
        • Last Date of Online Registration : 4th July 2019
        • Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I : July 2019
        • Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I : 21st July 2019 to 26th July 2019
        • Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant : July 2019
        • Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant : 27th July 2019 to 1st August 2019
        • Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary :
          • Officer Scale-I : July 2019
          • Office Assistant : August 2019
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        June 17, 2019

        17th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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        Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th June 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

        Daily Current Affairs of 17th June 2019

        International Current Affairs
        • Today (17th June 2019) is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
          • This day is a United Nations observance with the purpose highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual celebration has a different theme. It should be celebrated all over the world.
          • Theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2019 :  “Let’s Grow the Future Together
        • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended a ceremony to unveil a sign for a new community named after US President Donald Trump in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
          • The sign of the community, named 'Trump Heights', was decorated with the Israeli and US flags and planted on a patch of synthetic grass.
        • The armies of India and Myanmar carried out ‘Operation Sunrise 2’, a 3-week-long coordinated operation in their respective border areas to bust terror camps. 
          • The operation was targeted at militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. This was the 2nd edition of Operation Sunrise. 
        • The 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand Film Festival was recently concluded in Delhi.
          • The film festival was inaugurated with the screening of modern Thai romantic comedy Friend Zone.
          • Important Points to Note :
            • Namaste Thailand Film Festival is an annual festival organised to bridge the gap between Indian and Thai cultures. 
            • The festival featured 6 movies which presented the culture and tradition of Thailand in different ways. 
        Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
        • To ensure greater transparency and accountability, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank will now come under the purview of Right to Information Act and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines.
          • This comes days after J&K Bank's Chairman Parvez Ahmed was removed over alleged corruption, nepotism and favouritism.
        • State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put on sale 6 Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) amounting to over ₹1,000 crore.
          • The reserve price for this has been fixed at over ₹341 crore. 
        New Appointments
        • Former Union Minister and 7-time MP Virendra Kumar took oath as the Pro-tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha
          • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and PM Narendra Modi.
        • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh today took oath as the members of the 17th Lok Sabha
          • Pro-tem Speaker Virendra Kumar administered the oath on the first day of the maiden session of the 17th Lok Sabha. 
        • Denmark’s Inger Andersen took charge as the new Executive Director (ED) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
          •  She will hold the designation for period of 4-years.
        Sports Current Affairs
        • India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in a rain-curtailed match at Manchester to register their 3rd victory in 2019 World Cup
          • With this, India extended their 100% winning run against Pakistan in World Cup to 7 matches
          • The match witnessed India register their highest ever total (336/5) against Pakistan in a World Cup match.
          • India's previous highest World Cup total against Pakistan had come in 2015 edition when they scored 300/7 in their allotted 50 overs. 
          • Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his second hundred in 2019 World Cup, reaching the three-figure mark off 85 balls against Pakistan. 
            • It is the 32-year-old batsman's second ODI hundred against Pakistan and overall 24th in ODI cricket. 
            • Note : Rohit is the 4th Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Shikhar Dhawan to score at least three World Cup hundreds.
          • India captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 11,000 runs in ODI cricket.
            • The 30-year-old overtook Sachin Tendulkar, who reached 11,000 runs in his 276th innings, against England in 2002.
            • Note : Kohli was also the fastest to 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 ODI runs.
        • Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa won a record 17th national title by defeating Sunayna Kuruvilla. 
          • With this Chinappa broke the 16-time national champion Bhuvneshwari Kumari's record, which stood for 27 years. 

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          June 16, 2019

          15th & 16th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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          Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the Important Current Affairs updates of 15th & 16th June 2019. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

          Daily Current Affairs of 15th & 16th June 2019

          International Current Affairs
          • 15th June is observed as ASEAN Dengue Day.
            • ASEAN Dengue Day Theme 2019 :  “End Dengue: Starts With Me
          • 15th June is also observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
            • This day was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
            • The purpose of this day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
          • The month of June is being observed as LGBTQ pride month to commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall riots at Stonewall Inn in New York, a gathering space for LGBTQ community during the 60s. 
            • On June 28, 1969, police raided the inn, leading to the gay liberation movement in the US.
            • 'Mother of Pride' Brenda Howard organised the first pride parade a year later.
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          Meet Miss India 2019 - Suman Rao

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          North Indian state Rajasthan's 22 year old Suman Rao has won this year's Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas (Tamil Nadu) crowned her successor Suman Rao, Miss India 2019 in an emotional moment.  Suman will now represent India at Miss World 2019, which is to be held in Thailand.

          This is the 56th edition of the Femina Missi India beauty paegeant. Shreya Shankar from Bihar was crowned Miss India United Continents 2019 and Shivani Jadhav from Chattisgarh was crowned, Miss Grand India 2019. She is also the first runner up.

          The pageant was hosted by Bollywood producer & director Karan Johar along with Indian television host, anchor and an actor Manish Paul and Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.

          Quick Glance of Femina Miss India 2019

          • Miss India World 2019 :  Suman Rao (Rajasthan)
          • Miss India Grand International 2019 :  Shivani Jadhav (Chhattisgarh)
          • Miss India United Continents 2019 : Shreya Shanker (Bihar)
          • Runner-up : Sanjana Vij (Telangana)
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          List of Important Indian Cities and Nicknames

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          Hi friends, I am Akhila Priya. Today I want to share the list of Important Indian Cities and their Nicknames. These nicknames of cities are very important for all competitive exams including banking exams. Happy Reading :)

          List of Important Indian Cities and Nicknames

          • Bangle City - Hyderabad (Telangana)
          • Blue City - Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
          • City of Blood - Tezpur (Assam)
          • City of Dawn - Auroville (Pondichery)
          • City of Golden Temple - Amritsar (Punjab)
          • City of Palaces - Kolkata (West Bengal)
          • City of seven Islands - Mumbai (Maharashtra)
          • Diamond City - Surat (Gujarat)
          • Egg city - Namakkal (Tamilnadu)
          • Garden City - Bangalore (Karnataka)
          • Golden City - Jaisalmer(Rajastan)
          • Lake City - Udaipur (Rajastan)
          • Orange City - Nagpur (Maharashtra)
          • Pearl City - Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu)
          • Pink City - Jaipur (Rajastan)
          • Sandal Wood City - Mysore (Karnataka)
          • Sun City - Jodhpur (Rajastan)
          • Temple City - Bhuvaneswar (Orissa)
          • Twin Cities - Hyderabad and Secundarabad (Telangana)
          • Weavers city - Panipat (Haryana)
          • White City - Udaipur (Rajastan)

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