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June 25, 2019

25th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th 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 25th June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th June) is the Day of the Seafarer.
    • Seafarer means "person who travels by sea"
    • This day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world.
    • The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.
    • Day of the Seafarer (DotS) Theme 2019 : "I Am On Board with gender equality".
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is arriving tonight to India on a 3-day visit. 
    • During this visit, he will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow and hold talks with External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar in New Delhi. 
    • Note : This is the first high-level engagement with the US after the General Elections in India. 
    • Mr Pompeo's visit will be an important opportunity for both sides to explore ways to further strengthen the India-US Strategic Partnership.
National Current Affairs
  • Today is the 44th anniversary of the Emergency
    • The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency on the midnight of 25th of June in 1975. 
  • Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog's Health Index.
    • Kerala was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
    • However, in terms of incremental performance Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand are the top three states who performed well in comparison to the last health index. 
    • The report ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched an application titled Complaint Management System (CMS) on its website for lodging complaints against banks and NBFCs with a view to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances.
    • CMS aims to facilitate RBI's grievance redressal process.
    • The application also improves transparency by keeping the complainants informed through auto-generated acknowledgements and enabling them to track the status of their complaints and file appeals online against the decisions of the Ombudsmen, where applicable.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced that the number of wilful defaulters in Nationalized Banks increased by over 60% to 8,582 in five years to March 2019.
    • Over ₹7,600 crore has been recovered from their accounts during last five fiscals, she added. 
    • Note : A wilful defaulter is an entity that hasn't paid the loan back despite the ability to repay it.
  • Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade (90), who participated in Goa’s liberation movement, passed away.
    • During Goa’s liberation movement, Ranade was active in attacking police stations at Betim, Banastarim and other outposts.
    • He was arrested by Portuguese police in 1955 and was imprisoned at the Fort of Caxias near Lisbon in Portugal. 
    • He was kept in solitary confinement for six years.
  • Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini (75) passed away.
    • Saini, a Rajya Sabha MP since April 4, 2018, was appointed Rajasthan BJP President on June 30, 2018.
New Appointments
  • K Natarajan has been appointed as the new Chief of the Indian Coast Guard.
    • He has replaced Rajendra Singh, who retired on Sunday.
    • An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Krishnaswamy Natarajan is now serving as Additional Director General and Coast Guard Commander (West) at Mumbai. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • 36 years ago, on this day (25th June) in the year 1983, Indian Cricket Team led by Kapil Dev made history by winning the ICC Cricket World Cup for the 1st time. 
    • India achieved this feat by defeating 2 time winners West Indies by 43 runs.
  • India today proposed to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, which is expected to choose the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics.
    • Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani submitted the formal bid to IOC Chief Thomas Back on the sidelines of the governing body's 134th Session at Lausanne in Switzerland.
    • Note : India has earlier hosted an IOC Session in 1983 in New Delhi.
  • Ashleigh Barty has become the 1st Australian in 43 years to climb to the top of the WTA singles ranking after she won the Birmingham Classic title
    • Note : The 23-year-old former cricketer had won the French Open earlier in June.
  • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the 1st-ever Bangladesh batsman to score 1,000 runs in World Cup history. 
    • He achieved the feat during the 2019 World Cup match against Afghanistan yesterday. 

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