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June 10, 2019

9th & 10th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the current affairs updates of 9th & 10th 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 9th & 10th June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Sri Lanka.
    • With this, he became 1st foreign leader to visit the country after the blasts that killed over 250 people. 
  • US President Donald Trump has indefinitely suspended planned tariffs against Mexico after it agreed to curb immigration through its border to the US. 
    • Note : Trump had announced to impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican goods, threatening to increase them up to 25%.
  • India and Maldives have reaffirmed their stand against terrorism in all its forms. 
    • Both countries also agreed to further enhance close cooperation and decided to intensify economic and cultural relations between their citizens.
  • To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian Embassy in Saudi today organized ‘Gandhi Cycle Rally for Peace’ in association with the Diplomatic Quarter Authority and Saudi Cycling Federation.
    • The rally was flagged off by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • The Saudi dignitaries, diplomats, members of Indian diaspora and Saudi nationals attended the rally.
  • French Deputy Foreign Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is on a visit to India. 
    • During this visit he met Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and held discussions on further deepening of the Indo-French strategic partnership.
    • Both the leaders agreed to contribute to a more stable and sustainable world governance.
National Current Affairs
  • The Centre will hold a meeting with Water Resources Ministers  of different states tomorrow on the issue of water conservation and  drinking water.
    • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will chair the meeting in New Delhi where he will discuss the issue of  water crisis and seek states co-operation to overcome it. 
    • The meeting has been called in the backdrop of reported alarming situation of the water levels in reservoirs across the country.
  • The Mumbai metro completed 5 years of operation.  
    • During the last five years of operation, Metro has achieved running the service without a single case of accident or any fatality.
    • The metro could maintain  99.9 percent punctuality and completed 6.17 lakh trips transporting 54 Crore commuters.    
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • With a view to making the Budget-making exercise more participative and inclusive, the Government has sought inputs from citizens on the Union Budget 2019-20
    • The comments have been sought on government's portal - by 20th of this month. 
    • Note : New Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget on 5th of July 2019.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the 2-day meeting of the G-20 Finance Ministers and central bank Governors at Fukuoka in Japan yesterday.
    • During this meet, India has called upon the G-20 countries to urgently fix the issue of taxing profits made by digital economy companies in countries where they do not have significant physical presence.
  • Former Puducherry Chief Minister and DMK leader R V Janakiraman (79) passed away.   
    • Janakiraman became the Chief Minister in 1996 and represented the Nellithope Assembly constituency for five consecutive times.
  • Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad (81) passed away.
    • A Jnanpith Award winner, Karnad was also a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. 
    • He made his acting and screenplay debut in 1970 with the Kannada film 'Samskara'.
  • Tamil screenwriter, comedian, and playwright, Crazy Mohan (66) passed away.
    • The first feature film he worked on was K Balachander's 'Poikkal Kudhirai' for which he wrote the dialogues.
  • Veteran journalist and chief of news agency ANI Tamil Nadu, E Gopinath (88) passed away.
    • Gopinath covered Independent India's first general elections for Press Trust of India (PTI) and was active till the recently concluded 17th general elections. 
    • He was the 1st Indian journalist to interview Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara and Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
New Appointments
  • Kassym-Jormart Tokayev has won a resounding victory to become Kazakhstan's 2nd President.
    • He is going to replace Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned in March after 3 decades in power. 
  • Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been given further 3 months extension.
    • The appointments committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension beyond 12th of this month until further orders.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India defeated Australia by 36 runs at The Oval in London to register their second straight victory in the 2019 World Cup and end Australia's 10-ODI winning streak. 
    • With this, India became the third team after England and West Indies to register at least 50 victories against Australia in ODI cricket. 
    • The match witnessed Shikhar Dhawan smash his 17th ODI hundred.
  • 37-year-old all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who was named player of the tournament in India's 2011 World Cup triumph, has retired from International Cricket
    • He had made his international debut as an 18-year-old in an ODI in 2000.
    • He last played an international match in 2017, scored 11,778 runs and took 148 wickets across three formats in international cricket.
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line first but was given a five-second penalty
  • Portugal defeated the Netherlands o claim the maiden UEFA Nations League title
  • World number two Rafael Nadal defeated world number four Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final to clinch his record-extending 12th French Open title in 15 years. 
    • The 33-year-old became the 1st player to win 12 Singles titles at the same Grand Slam and has now won 18 majors overall.
    • Nadal is now just two titles behind Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 majors and is three ahead of world number one Novak Djokovic. 
    • Complete Winners List of French Open 2019
      • Men's Singles : Rafael Nadal (Spain) 
      • Women's Singles : Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 
      • Men's Doubles : Kevin Krawietz (Germany) / Andreas Mies (Germany) 
      • Women's Doubles : Tímea Babos (Hungary) / Kristina Mladenovic (France) 
      • Mixed Doubles : Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) / Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 

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