23rd June 2019 Current Affairs

Share this news :

National (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • For the first time, India to host COP-14 of UNCCD in September 2019
  • Second Edition of World Food India to be held in New Delhi from 1-4 November, 2019
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formed committee to work on modalities of revising pension under OROP
  • Centre sets up committee headed by Kirit Parikh to review LPG marketing
  • India hosting Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process 2019
  • D Sarangi re-elected as SRFI president, while Cyrus Poncha is the new Secretary-General
  • Shri Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi gets extension as Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
  • For the First time, India opens water clinic for Elephants in Mathura
  • Union Government Restored ‘ration in kind’ to military officers in peace areas
  • NITI Aayog has proposed to sell only e-vehicles after 2030

International (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand Festival 2019 concludes in New Delhi
  • India will overtake China as world’s most populous country: UN report
  • Venezuela to roll out three new banknotes due to Hyperinflation
  • Saudi Arabia hires i-banks for bond meetings in Europe
  • Zuzana Caputova sworn in as first female president of Slovakia
  • Ireland plans to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030
  • Microsoft’s GitHub takes over pull panda for code-review collaboration
  • Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab country to be granted full membership of FATF
  • India, France decide to deepen cooperation in cyber security sector
  • Bangladesh emerged as the fastest economy in Asia-Pacific: Asian Development Bank

Economy and Business (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Facebook confirmed the launch of cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ in 2020
  • RBI assigns SBI as lead bank in three new districts in Telangana, MP
  • DBS revises India GDP forecast for FY20 down to 6.8 per cent

Sports (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Nihal Sarin wins blitz event at 2019 Asian Continental Chess Championship held in Xingtai, China
  • India beats South Africa to win FIH Series Finals 2019
  • Peter Gilchrist lifted Pacific International Billiards Championship title
  • In Archery World Championships, Indian men’s recurve team bags Silver Medal
  • Joshna Chinappa wins record 17th national squash title.
  • Gary Woodland wins 119th US Open 2019 by beating Brooks Koepka
  • Pranati Nayak wins bronze at Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship
  • PU Chitra and Sreeshankar strikes Gold & Johnson wins silver at Folksam Grand Prix 2019


Awards (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar to be honoured with ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’
  • Akshay Patra’s school meals program wins BBC award
  • Suman Rao crowned as Miss India 2019
  • Social activist Makarand Tilloo receives ‘Save Water Hero Award’
  • Sahitya Akademi announces winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar & Yuva Puraskar
  • 44th Matri Shree Media Awards 2019 conferred upon 29 journalists
  • Kolhapuri chappal gets GI (Geographical Indications) tag
  • Nitesh Kumar Jangir wins Innovation Award in UK

Appointments (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Hero MotoCorp appoints Yerry Mina as its new brand ambassador
  • Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed Pakistan’s new ISI chief
  • Padmaja appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Tuvalu
  • RBI appoints Rabi Mishra as Executive Director
  • Om Birla named as the new Lok Sabha Speaker by the NDA

Important Days (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2019 observed on June 18
  • International Day of Family Remittances observed on 16 June 2019
  • June 17 is being celebrated as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed on June 19,2019
  • World Refugee Day is being celebrated on June 20
  • International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 across the world

Science and Tech (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • NASA to shut down Spitzer Space Telescope after 16 yrs. in 2020
  • Scientists develop cancer cell detection ‘dots’ from coal in Assam
  • Sri Lanka launched its first satellite ‘Ravana-1’ into orbit

Defence (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Armies of India and Myanmar carried out a coordinated operation ‘Operation Sunrise 2’
  • Navy launches executes Operation Sankalp

Obituaries (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy passed away
  • Former S. Korean first lady, feminist activist Lee Hee-ho passes away
  • Franco Zeffirelli, Legendary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Director dies at 96
  • Dronacharya awardee, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa passed away in Bengaluru
  • Former Mizoram minister and MNF leader, Lalrinchhana dies at 84

States (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • Lucknow builds its first road from plastic waste
  • Assam Transport Minister launches State Transport Corporation’s Chalo app
  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank now under RTI, CVC guidelines
  • ADB sanctions Rs 1,650cr infra projects in Tripura
  • Maharashtra topped the USGBC list of Top 10 States for LEED in India
  • Unemployed graduates in Rajasthan to get up to Rs 3,500
  • India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in December
  • Punjab Government set to launch a universal health insurance scheme from July 2019

Miscellaneous (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • IIT-Bombay secured top position among Indian institutions in QS World University Ranking 2020

Agreements (17th June 2019 – 22nd June 2019)

  • BSF and BGB agreed to increase coordinated patrols
  • Maruti ties up with Bank of Baroda for dealer financing

Share this news :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.