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June 24, 2019

24th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th 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 24th June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Japan today gifted Manipur a museum of peace built on the memories of one of the fiercest battles of the 2nd World War.
    • The inauguration of the Imphal Peace Museum at Red Hill, about 20 km southwest of Manipur’s capital Imphal, marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.
    • Important Points to Note
      • Around 70,000 Japanese soldiers, alongside those of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, died in battles with the British-led Allied forces in areas around Imphal and Kohima from March to June 1944. 
      • The last of these battles was fought at Red Hill, where the Japanese War Memorial was built in 1994 to mark the 50th anniversary of the battle.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet US President Donald Trump during the G-20 summit in Japan this week for key talks to clinch a deal to end the bruising trade war. 
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the 70th founding day programmes of the party by hoisting the national flag in Dhaka.
    • In a message Sheikh Hasina said that party along with the people would build a hunger and poverty free, happy and prosperous 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh.
  • The United Arab Emirates has become the 1st country in the Gulf to launch a new reporting platform developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to curb organised crimes.
    • The UAE’s Financial Intelligence Unit launched the new anti-money laundering platform 'goAML'.
    • All financial entities and Designated Non-Financial Businesses or Professions have to register on this system. 
National Current Affairs
  • Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today introduced Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. 
    • This bill proposes the voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof for opening bank accounts and for procuring mobile phone connections. 
    • It also proposes to give children an option to exit from the biometric ID programme on attaining 18 years of age.
  • NITI Aayog will release the 2nd edition of 'Healthy States, Progressive India' report in New Delhi tomorrow. 
    • The Report will be released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar in presence of NITI Aayog Member Dr. V K Paul, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and representatives from World Bank.
    • The report takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes, governance and processes and impact of policy interventions.
  • Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today announced that the ministry is going to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences.
    • The inistry has prescribed a common standard format and design of the Driving Licence for the whole of the country.
    • This Ministry, through its flagship application called SARATHI developed by NIC, has a common countrywide database of all driving license holders.
    • The SARATHI application has the feature to identify duplicate records online in real time and access information about the challans if any.
  • To keep the state government better prepared to tackle natural disasters, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently unveiled a Flood Hazard Atlas for the state
    • This atlas will help identify the flood-prone areas of the state so that necessary plans can be made to deal with the situation.
    • The atlas has been prepared after analysing the data on flood between 2000 and 2018 in the state.
Books & Authors
  • Author Vinit Goenka released his new co-authored book titled ‘Function of Data Sovereignty: The Pursuit of Supremacy’. 
    • He is founder member of Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty (CKS), which is an endeavour to acquire knowledge through experts of eminence in respective field.
Recent Committees in News
  • A panel of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reviewing the size of capital reserves the central bank should hold has again delayed submitting its report due to lack of consensus.
    • It will submit the report after the federal budget in July. The committee had previously deferred the submission on June 12.
    • The six-member panel was headed by : Bimal Jalan (former RBI Governor)
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has resigned today, 6 months before the scheduled end of his term in office.
    • Acharya will return to the New York University Stern School of Business in August to teach.
    • Important Note : With Viral Acharya's resignation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is now left with 3 deputy governors. They are :
      • N S Vishwanathan
      • B P Kanungo 
      • M K Jain
  • The government is looking at demerging National Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company and Oriental Insurance Company into smaller units.
    • Following this, it will consider the strategic sale of a few operations to the private sector.
  • Saudi Arabia has become the 1st Arab country to be granted full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following the group's annual general meeting in the US.
    • The kingdom's accession came as the global money laundering watchdog celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first meeting held in Paris in 1989.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Mercedes' British driver and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton registered his 6th win of the season after winning the French Grand Prix today. 
  • Exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games were revived, the International Olympic Committee(IOC) today formally opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    • The new headquarters costs 145 million US Dollars. 
    • IOC President : Thomas Bach
  • South-East Asian countries will jointly bid to host the 2034 Football World Cup.
    • The FIFA World Cup has held only once in the continent when Japan and South Korea were joint hosts in 2002. 
    • Qatar will bring it back to Asia in 2022.
    • Note : The ASEAN countries are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei. 
  • In Boxing, India's junior women pugilists clinched 7 medals, including 5 gold, while the team was adjudged the best of the tournament in the Black Forest Cup in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany.
    • Haryana's Neha (54kg) and Karnataka's Anju Devi (50kg) claimed the honours of best boxer and promising player of the tournament. 

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