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30th June 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th 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 30th June 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (30th June 2019) is 2nd International Day of Parliamentarism.
    • This day is being observed to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy.
    • This date was chosen by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution adopted on 22nd May 2018 as it coincides with the day in 1889, close to 130 years ago, that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) — the global umbrella organization of parliaments — was founded.
  • US President Donald Trump today met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the border separating North and South Korea. 
    • This is the 3rd meeting between the two leaders. 
    • During this meet, both leaders have agreed to resume nuclear talks between the two nations, which were stalled following the Vietnam summit between them. 
    • Note : With this, Donald Trump has become 1st-ever sitting US President to step foot into North Korea.
  • Trump also held a lengthy meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    • During this meet, both leaders have agreed to re-launch the stalled negotiations to end the trade war.
  • Indian Naval Ship Tarkash reached Alexandria today on a 3-day visit to Egypt, as a part of Western Fleet Overseas Deployment programme.
    • During the visit of Tarkash, professional interactions are planned with the Egyptian Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces.
    • The current visit seeks to underscore India's peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly countries and, in particular, to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between India and Egypt.
    • Note : Tarkash is a state of the art warship of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors capable of addressing threats in all three dimensions.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • An analysis by the Swiss National Bank has ranked India at 74th position in terms of Money parked by individuals and enterprises in Swiss banks, about 0.07% of funds by all foreign clients of Switzerland-based banks in 2018. 
    • The UK topped the list with over 26% of such funds. 
    • Top 5 Countries :
      • UK
      • US
      • West Indies
      • France 
      • Hong Kong
  • To mark 2 years of Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation, the Finance Ministry is going to unveil a new return filing mechanism tomorrow. 
    • The ministry said it will introduce the new return system on a trial basis from July 1 and on mandatory basis from October 1. 
    • Rationalisation of cash ledger system and a single refund-disbursing mechanism are also likely to be implemented.
  • The 13th Annual Conference of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was recently held. 
    • The theme of the conference is 'Statistics for the Future - Select Issues'. 
    •  In his inaugural address, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has cautioned against cherry-picking of data by experts, saying correlations can conveniently be used to establish "spurious causality" to achieve desired results.
    • He said the central bank will continue to refine methodologies and use cutting edge techniques for forecasting of macroeconomic developments.
Science & Technology
  • India is now producing the cheapest solar power among the G20 countries, an International Renewable Energy Agency survey shared by the World Economic Forum stated.
    • The costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27% in 2018, year-on-year, it added. 
    • Average solar prices of large-scale Indian installations were under a third of Canada's, where costs were the highest.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has reopened the Apollo Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center after restoring it to appear as it did in 1969. 
    • This comes before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20. 
    • The restored control room, visitor's gallery and adjacent simulation support room's pieces are original artifacts or recreated items based on original samples.
People in News
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aparna Kumar has become the 1st civil servant to scale Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America. 
    • Ms Kumar, a 2002 batch IPS officer from UP cadre is currently posted as DIG, ITBP Northern Frontier at Dehradun. 
    • She also became the first woman IPS DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully complete the South Pole expedition.
Awards & Honors
  • Odisha-based Navaratna Company NALCO (National Aluminium Company) has been selected for President's award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development.
    • NALCO was honored for it's scheme titled "Aliali Jhia", which was launched in 2015 to promote the education of Girls of BPL families. 
    • CMD of NALCO : Tapan Chand
Sports Current Affairs
  • In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England defeated India by 31 runs in the league match at Birmingham. 
    • Chasing a huge target of 338, India could only score 306 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
    • As a result of this win, England have now moved to the 4th position in the tournaments standing. 
    • India will next play against Bangladesh, while England will take on New Zealand on Wednesday.
    • Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant featured in his first World Cup match after replacing all-rounder Vijay Shankar for this match .

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