Current Affairs : 02-06-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Global Day of Parents by the United Nations - June 1.
  • World Milk Day by the UNFAO -June 1.
  • Theme for World No Tobacco Day 2019 (May 31) - Tobacco and Lung Health.

Defence

  • This first combat aircraft would be inducted into the Indian Air Force's 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron - Rafale.

Economy

  • According to the Central Statistical Office (SCO), India's economic growth during January-March 2018-19 - 5.8%.

International

  • Officials of the US, Japan, Australia and India met on May 31 to hold consultations over a free, open Indo-Pacific at - Bangkok (Thailand).

National

  • The extended Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana to all farmers to transfer this amount in their bank accounts - Rs. 6,000.

Persons in News

  • India's new finance minister - Nirmala Sitharaman.

Sports

  • Cricketer who make record of most sixes (40 sixes in 27 matches) in World Cup - Chris Gayle (West Indies).

State Current Affairs

  • State to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating – Punjab.
  • State to ban advertisement and sale of e-cigarettes – Rajasthan.

General Knowledge

  • British economist who came up with a basic concept of gross domestic product (GDP)for the first time - William Petty.
  • Capital of Punjab State - Chandigarh.
  • Capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur.

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