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June 22, 2019

22nd June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd 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 22nd June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th G20 summit in Japan next week and will raise the issues of financial stability, black money and terrorism, among others.
    • The 14th edition of G20 Summit will be held in Osaka, Japan during 28th and 29th June 2019.
    • More than 20 countries will be participating in the G20 Summit.
    • Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will be India's sherpa at the summit. 
    • Meaning of Sherpa : a civil servant or diplomat who undertakes preparatory work prior to a summit conference
    • Food security,     energy security, financial stability, terrorism-related issues, Innovation in the digital economy and artificial intelligence will be discussed in the summit. 
    • Theme of 14th G20 Summit : "Human-centred future society".
    • Important Note : India will host the G20 summit in 2022 for the 1st time.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree temporarily banning Russian airlines from carrying Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. 
    • This comes after a Russian MP's speech in Georgia's Parliament triggered widespread protests and clashes, with Russia calling it "an anti-Russian provocation". 
    • The decree also ordered to assure the return of Russian citizens currently in Georgia.
  • New Zealand has allowed placing ballot boxes in supermarkets and malls to make it easier for people to vote.
National Current Affairs
  • The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project in Telangana was inaugurated by the state's Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao
    • Important Note : This project is believed to be the largest multi-stage, multi-purpose lift irrigation project in the world
  • Government think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed that 2-wheelers with an engine capacity less than 150 cc to be converted to electric by 2025. 
    • Moreover, it also aims to make 3-wheelers to be fully electric by 2023. 
  • The Maharashtra Legislative Council today cleared a bill to provide 16% reservation to the Maratha community students in Post-graduate (PG) medical courses. 
    • This comes a day after the bill was unanimously passed in the Legislative Assembly. 
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that Khadi uniforms will be introduced in the primary schools of some districts on a pilot project basis to promote the fabric among children. 
    • The uniform for boys will be dark brown trousers and pink shirts, while for girls it will be dark brown skirts and pink tops.
  • The Government has set up 713 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 684 Agricultural Technology Management Agencies at the district level in the country for dissemination of technologies among the farming community.
    • This is aimed at meeting the target of doubling the farmers' income by 2022.
  • Noted mridangam exponent and former top grade staff artist of All India Radio, Thanjavoor Ramamoorthy (90) passed away in Trichy, Tamilnadu today.
    • He had the unique distinction of having accompanied four generations of Carnatic stalwarts starting from violin genius Muringapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer, right up to renowned vocalist ML Vasanthakumari. 
    • He was the recipient of the  Kalaimamani award of the Government of Tamilnadu.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Printing of Union Budget Documents 2019-20 began today with the traditional Halwa ceremony.
    • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman performed the Halwa ceremony along with Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur.
    • After the Halwa ceremony, officials of the Finance Ministry will stay in Budget printing press until the Budget is presented in Parliament.
    • Note : Ms Sitharaman will present the Union Budget in Parliament on 5th July 2019.
  • For the first time in about 15 months, the price of the world's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin breached $10,000 today. 
    • The cryptocurrency surged to $10,900, gaining nearly 200% so far this year.
    • Note : Bitcoin reached an all-time high of around $20,000 in December 2017, capping a nearly 1,400% increase that year.
  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today decided to extend the tenure of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) by two years. 
    • If the profiteered amount is not deposited in 30 days, penalty to the extent of 10% of the profiteered amount will be imposed on the company.
Awards & Honors
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted the 'World's Most Powerful Person 2019' in the reader's poll conducted by UK-based British Herald magazine
    • Modi received 30.9% of total votes to beat US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Xi Jinping
    • Note : PM Modi will feature on the cover page of the July 15 edition of the magazine.
New Appointments
  • Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan was sworn-in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad this morning.
    • Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Justice Chauhan at Raj Bhavan. 

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