16th June 2019 Current Affairs

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National (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. BJD’s Chandrani Murmu became the youngest MP in India’s history
  2. 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with representatives of ADCs of Meghalaya
  3. India’s first Dinosaur Museum inaugurated in Gujarat
  4. AIIB made first investment in Nepal commits $90m to hydropower project
  5. India & Portugal to set up National Maritime Heritage Museum in Lothal
  6. ASI declared Chaukhandi Stupa as Monument of National Importance
  7. MHA allows all states to setup Foreigners Tribunals
  8. Election Commission grants national party status to NPP
  9. India ranked 113 out of 176 countries in End of Childhood Index
  10. Central Government approved to set up DSRA

International (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. African Union suspends Sudan
  2. I&B Ministry instituted AYDMS to be given to commemorate International Yoga Day
  3. ‘National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031’ adopted by the Cabinet of UAE
  4. Tokayev elected as Kazakh president
  5. Gandhi peace rally held in Saudi Arabia
  6. El Salvador Legislative Assembly Declares “Forests as Living Entities”
  7. PM Modi to attend the G7 Summit in France as a special invitee
  8. India ranked 141 in global peace index, Iceland remains Peaceful
  9. 16th Asia Media Summit held in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Economy and Business (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. State Bank of India to introduce repo-linked home loan product from July 1
  2. Hero MotoCorp Becomes First Two-Wheeler Manufacturer to Receive BS VI Certification
  3. Sashakt Committee recommends RBI’s changes in Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) framework
  4. Luxembourg to be first nation outside Asia to host annual meeting of AIIB
  5. Imports from Pakistan to India declined by 92% in March 2019 to $2.84 million
  6. Amazon beats Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand
  7. Dell tops the list of most trusted brand in India, while Amazon is most trusted Internet Brand: TRA Research 2019

Sports (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Starts in France
  2. Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open, 18th Grand Slam title
  3. Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket
  4. IAAF To be Renamed As “World Athletics”
  5. Kohli only Indian among Forbes Highest paid athletes, Messi tops the list
  6. Kothari wins Pacific International Snooker C’ship
  7. Malaysian Badminton legend, Lee Chong Wei announces retirement

Awards (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. Equator Prize 2019 won by Deccan Development Society
  2. Maldives confers highest civilian honour on Narendra Modi
  3. A 16-year-old Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty human rights award
  4. Former U.S President Jimmy Carter to be honoured with H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship
  5. Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award
  6. Seven Indian-origin Australians honoured
  7. Priyanka Chopra awarded Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by UNICEF

Appointments (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. Former IKEA Marketing Leader appointed as BharatPe Marketing Head
  2. GIFT City appoints Tapan Ray as new MD
  3. K. Misra is again appointed as Personal Secretary to PM
  4. Thawarchand Gehlot appointed leader of Rajya Sabha
  5. BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha
  6. V. Subba Rao to continue as secretary to vice president.
  7. Yes Bank’s Former Interim MD & CEO Ajai Kumar, Independent director Mukesh Sabharwal quits
  8. IPS V.S. Kaumudi appointed as DG of BPR&D
  9. Laxman Narasimhan chosen as Reckitt CEO
  10. Sharad Kumar named interim CVC

Important Days (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. World Oceans Day being observed globally
  2. June 12 is being celebrated as World Day Against Child Labour.
  3. World Blood Donor Day-14 June

Science and Tech (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-2 between July 9-16
  2. Mount Sinabung erupts in western Indonesia
  3. China launches rocket from Yellow Sea platform for first time
  4. For first time, scientists created groundwater maps meeting ocean

Defence (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. India successfully launched indigenously developed HSTDV in Odisha
  2. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumed charge as Commandant of Indian Naval Academy

Obituaries (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad passed away at 81
  2. Former Doordarshan, All India Radio News Editor Laldingliana Sailo passes away
  3. Former Puducherry CM R V Janakiraman passed away

States (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. Culture Minister inaugurates exhibition-‘Unknown masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art’
  2. Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel takes oath as new CJI of Delhi High Court
  3. JD(U) not to be part of NDA outside Bihar
  4. Mekathoti Sucharitha appointed as the Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  5. Bancha becomes the first solar kitchen only village in India
  6. Karnataka Government Launches “Pink Sarathi vehicles”

Miscellaneous (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. As per UNICEF, 1 in every 5 boys married off before they turn 15
  2. Facebook launched its first interactive Game Show “Confetti” in India
  3. Culture Minister inaugurates the exhibition-‘Astitva’

Agreements (10th June 2019 – 15th June 2019)

  1. IRSDC signed a Tripartite Agreement with SNCF and AFD
  2. IDBI Bank and Max Bupa sign Bancassurance corporate agency agreement

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