Current Affairs : 21-06-2019 in English

Economy

  • According to a report by the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision (BCBS), RBI has fallen short of meeting tougher requirements set by the - Basel III norms.

International

  • According to the UN's 'The World Population Prospects 2019 Highlights' report, India will overtake China as the most populous country by around - 2027.
  • According to a survey by the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), world’s weakest police forces is in – India.

National

  • According to a survey by the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), only state with police force that meet the global standard - Punjab.
  • The NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold in India by - 2030.

Science and Technology

  • A tool launched by World Health Organization (WHO) for safer use of antibiotics to curb resistance - AWaRe.
  • Scientists from these institute have developed more potent Anthrax vaccine - Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

General Knowledge

  • Scientists who discovered Penicillin - Howard Walter Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) – Established in: 1948; Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland).
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was established in – 1958.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir Osborn Smith (1935 - 1937).
  • United Nations (UN) – Founded in: 1945; Headquarters: New York (USA).

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