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June – 2019

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019

 

Awards

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The former Tribune journalist, at present with Huffington Post who has been awarded the prestigious RedInk Award for​​ ‘Journalist of the Year’​​ for her far-reaching expose during Calendar 2018 on the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of Indian (UIDAI) and its Aadhar data cache –​​ Rachna Khaira

 

The Bengaluru based NGO which has been chosen for the BBC World Service Global Champion Award –

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The former Indian President who has been conferred the​​ Order of the Aztec Eagle​​ (the highest civilian award to foreigners) by Mexico –​​ Mrs. Pratibha​​ Patil

Noted English writer​​ Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith​​ award

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Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for 2018. It was given for his outstanding contribution in English. Mr Ghosh is the first English writer to get this award. The works of Amitav Ghosh cover a vast range of subjects.

 

Google's Sunder Pichai and Nasdaq's Friedman to receive 2019 Global​​ Leadership​​ Award

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai & Nasdaq president Adena Friedman have been chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019 by business advocacy group USIBC in recognition of the two companies' contribution as the leading technology-driven platforms.

Priyanka Chopra to be honoured with UNICEF's Humanitarian​​ Award

UNICEF will honour Indian actress Priyanka Chopra with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball.The event will be held in New York.Priyanka is a global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.

 

 

Defence

The Indian Coast Guard officer who has been chosen to be the next​​ Director General of Coast Guard​​ replacing DG Rajendra Singh on 30 June 2019 –​​ Krishnaswamy Natrajan

The operation launched by the Indian Navy in Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area is named –​​ Operation Sankalp

 

Persons

The new Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chosen to succeed Shri Anil Dhasmana – Shri Samant Goel

The former President of Egypt from June 2012 to July 2013 who passed away on 17 June – Mohamed Morsi

The BJP MP from Kota-Bundi constituency of Rajasthan who has been elected the​​ 17th​​ Speaker of the Lok Sabha​​ –​​ Shri Om​​ Birla

The BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh who has been appointed the Leader of the House - Rajya Sabha, replacing Shri Arun Jaitley –​​ Thawarchand​​ Gehlot

The Chairman of the six-member committee to review the overall patterns of usage of ATMs and assess the impact, if any, on charges and interchange fees – VG Kannan

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The popular​​ Tamil theatre and film comedian and playwright​​ who passed away on 10 June 2019 –​​ Crazy Mohan (Mohan​​ Rangachari)

 

The BJP MP who has been chosen to be the​​ Protem Speaker​​ of the 17th Lok Sabha –​​ Dr. Virendra Kumar

Pro-tem speaker is a temporary speaker appointed for a limited period of time to conduct the works in the lower House of Parliament after the General elections. Virendra Kumar has been sworn in as pro-tem speaker of 17th Lok Sabha.

The former​​ Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army who has been elected its Prime Minister by Thailand's new Parliament – Prayuth​​ Chan-ocha

The​​ world famous folk dancer of Rajasthan​​ who passed away in a road accident on 02 June 2019 –​​ Queen Harish

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India who has been elected as the external​​ auditor of World Health Organisation​​ for a term of 4 years from 2020 to 2023 –​​ Shri Rajiv Mehrishi

 

Places

The cities of Italy which have been chosen to host the​​ 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Milan and Cortina

The venue of​​ G-20 Summit​​ held​​ on​​ June 2019 –​​ Osaka, Japan

The Indian state which has been​​ gifted a museum of peace by Japan to mark 75 years of a fierce battle​​ in 1944

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– Manipur

 

The venue of meeting of Council of Heads of State (CHS) of​​ Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)​​ held from 13 to 14 June –​​ Bishkek (Kyrgyz​​ Republic)

 

Sports

The chess player from Karnataka who has become 63rd person from India to become​​ Grandmaster – Girish A Koushik

The team which was defeated by Indian women's hockey team in the finals to win the FIH Series Finals Hockey tournament in Hiroshima hockey stadium in Japan –​​ Japan

 

National

The theme of​​ National Statistics Day 2019 observed on 29 June 2019 – Sustainable Development Goals

The theme of Finance Literacy Week observed by Reserve Bank of India from 03 to 09 June 2019 –​​ Farmers and how they benefit by being a part of the formal banking​​ system

The public sector undertaking which has become the most profitable public sector company overtaking Indian Oil Corporation for the financial year 2018-19 –​​ Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Delhi Metro becomes India's first project to receive power from waste-to-​​ energy

The Delhi Metro has become the first ever project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant.The DMRC has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur.

MP Cabinet passes resolution to increase reservation for OBCs to 27​​ %

The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passed a resolution to increase reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from​​ existing 14 per cent to 27 per cent. The Cabinet has also increased by three per cent the dearness allowance for employees and pensioners.

Union Cabinet clears NDIAC Bill,​​ 2019

The Union Cabinet cleared the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019. The Bill provides for setting up of an independent and autonomous body for institutional arbitration.

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