30th June 2019 Current Affairs

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National (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. CPWD constituted a 7 member core group for the implementation of vision document
  2. Standing Group of Secretaries Constituted on Resolving E-commerce Issues: Piyush Goyal
  3. 7th India and Brunei Darussalam Foreign Office Consultations held in New Delhi
  4. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated Central Command Centre for Air Traffic Flow Management
  5. Central Government move to set up Krishi Vigyan Kendras to double farmers’ income by 2022

International (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. UAE launches UN-developed anti-money laundering platform
  2. Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese national to head UN food and agriculture agency
  3. Nepalese nationals must have a visa to enter India via Pakistan, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  4. G-20 summit begins in Osaka
  5. Russia extends ban on EU Food Imports till December 31, 2020

Economy and Business (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. RBI launches CMS for filing online complaints against banks, NBFCs
  2. Number of wilful defaulters has surged 60% in 5 years
  3. According to FIEO, improvement in logistics, infrastructure will boost exports to $1 trillion in next 3 years
  4. Tech Mahindra signed a contract with Airbus for cabin and cargo design engineering
  5. National Freight Index (NFI) launched by Rivigo Logistics

Sports (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Indian women’s hockey team won FIH Series 2019 by beating Japan
  2. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer defeats David Goffin to win 10th Halle Open 2019 title
  3. IOC suspends Olympic status from AIBA
  4. Chris Gayle of West Indies to retire from international cricket
  5. Sofia Kenin won the Mallorca Open Title 2019

Awards (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. ‘Veyil Marangal’ wins award at Shanghai Film Festival
  2. Dr Gaurav Nigam, an educationist, pediatrician and author, honoured with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’
  3. Rachna Khaira of The Tribune won RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year 2019’ for Aadhaar expose

Appointments (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Canara Bank GM Sarada Kumar Hota appointed as National Housing Bank MD
  2. Author Amish Tripathi appointed as the Director of Nehru Centre in London
  3. K Natarajan appointed as DG of ICG
  4. Arvind Kumar appointed new IB chief, Samant Kumar Goel to head RAW
  5. Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan sworn-in as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court

Important Days (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed on 26, June 2019
  2. World Hydrography day 2019 observed on June 21
  3. International Widows Day 2019 observed on June 23
  4. International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23rd June 2019

Science and Tech (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. India scraped $500 mn arms deal with Israel
  2. NASA’s Curiosity rover detects high amounts of methane on Mars
  3. SpaceX launched hefty rocket with 24 research satellites
  4. ‘Bumble’ became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space

Defence (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Indigenously developed nuclear-capable missile Prithvi-II test fired successfully
  2. Rajasthan, Andaman, West Bengal house best police stations in India: MHA

Obituaries (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Rajasthan BJP Chief Madan Lal Saini Passes Away
  2. Noted humanitarian activist Jharna Dhara Chowdhury passed away
  3. Swami Satyamitranand Giri Maharaj, a renowned seer, passed away at Dehradun in Uttarakhand
  4. Veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade dies at 90
  5. Noted Telugu writer Abburi Chaya Devi passes away at 86

States (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Justice PK Saikia appointed as Chairperson of Lokayukta in Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Seed Testing Association to hold 32nd Congress in Hyderabad
  3. Justice V Ramasubramanian sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court
  4. Kerala aced NITI Aayog’s health index
  5. West Bengal launches free crop insurance scheme for farmers

Miscellaneous (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi pens her first novel ‘The New Delhi Conspiracy’
  2. Adani Power to acquire GMR Chhattisgarh Energy
  3. DD India channel will be broadcasted in Bangladesh & South Korea
  4. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev to release an Autobiography titled ‘My Life, My Mission’.
  5. Wind and solar to deliver half the world’s power by the year 2050: BNEF report

Agreements (24th June 2019 – 29th June 2019)

  1. Max Bupa in pact with MobiKwik for health insurance
  2. IRSDC signed 2 MoAs to renovate 22 railway stations
  3. NTPC and PGCIL sign MoU to form a joint venture to enter Power Distribution Business
  4. India and World Bank sign USD 400M loan agreement to eliminate TB
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