Current Affairs : 14-06-2019 in English

Environment

  • According to the ‘BP Statistical Review of World Energy’, Global carbon emissions in 2018 grew by – 2%.

International

  • TheShanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit 2019 began on June 13 in - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • New President of Kajakhastan - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Person in News

  • Union Ministers to be conferred Distinguished Alumni Award by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
  • First English writer who received the 54th Jnanpith award for the year 2018 - Amitav Ghosh.

Sports

  • Only Indian and the only cricketer to have a place in Forbes 2019 list of world's 100 highest-paid athletes - Virat Kohli.
  • First place in Forbes 2019 list of world's 100 highest-paid athletes - footballer Lionel Messi.

Science and Technology

  • Space mission by ISRO which will be launched on July 15, 2019 - Chandrayaan-II.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Founded in: 1969; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • First satellite of ISRO - Aryabhata (1975).
  • India's Chandrayaan-I mission - 22 October 2008.
  • Kyrgyzstan - Capital: Bishkek; Currency: Som.
  • Kazakhstan - Capital: Nursultan; Currency: Tenge.

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