Current Affairs : 20-06-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • World sickle cell day - June 19.

Environment

  • To restore degraded forest landscapes in these five states over the next 42 months, India has launched a pilot project in - Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka.

International

  • Facebook’s new cryptocurrency - Libra.
  • India and Myanmar have launched joint operations along the border targeting camps of insurgent groups operating in North East under - Operation Sunrise.
  • Country that will overtake China to become the world’s most populous country in just eight years, as per the UN report titled ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ - India.
  • The UN report titled ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ estimated that the world’s population is expected to increase by two million by 2050, from 7.7 billion today to - 9.7 billion.

National

  • India’s first regional rapid transit system (RRTS) will be integrated with other modes of local transport systems in - Delhi.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for driving a - transport vehicle.

Person in News

  • New speaker of 17th Lok Sabha - Om Birla.

Sports

  • Player who record the fourth fastest century in history - Eoin Morgan (England).

State Current Affairs

  • State government that is planning to introduce a Quick Response (QR) code based common mobility card enabling citizens to travel across multiple modes across the state - Telangana.
  • Maharashtra government’s new scheme, which will create 10 lakh jobs in the next five years - Chief Minister's Employment Generation Programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

General Knowledge

  • Myanmar - Capital: Naypyidaw; Currency: Kyat.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Indian governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949).
  • Capital of Maharashtra State – Mumbai.
  • United Nations (UN) – Founded in: 1945; Headquarters: New York (USA).

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