Current Affairs : 22-06-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for International Day of Yoga 2019 (21 June) - Yoga for Heart.
  • World Humanist Day - June 21.
  • Theme for World Hydrography Day 2019 (21 June) - Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge.
  • Theme for World Refugee Day 2019 (June 20) - Take A Step on World Refugee Day.

Economy

  • Flipkart’s initiative that aims to fill the gap between financial institutions and the underserved - Growth Capital.
  • Revised India's GDP growth for fiscal year 2020 by DBS Bank - 6.8%.
  • First payments bank in India to offer Atal Pension Yojana by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) - Airtel Payments Bank.

International

  • World's largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme that was built on Godavari river, provide irrigation facility to 45 lakh acres for two crops - Kaleshwaram project (Telangana).
  • According to 'QS World Universities Ranking 2020', the best university in the world - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

National

  • According to TeamLease Services biannual 'Employment Outlook' report for the April-September 2019-20, Retail and fast moving consumer goods and durables (FMCG&D) sector together is likely to add ….. new jobs in the first six months of the FY 19-20 -2.76 lakh.
  • Number of senior Finance Ministry officials of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have been sent into compulsory retirement, as a part of the action against corruption on June 18 - Fifteen.
  • According to 'QS World Universities Ranking 2020', the best university in India - Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (152nd).
  • 35,000 km of highways will be built by 2022 under the project of the Government of India, called – Bharatmala.

Person in News

  • An Indian-origin person who considered as the pioneer of the Islamic movement in South Africa, died on June 19 - Shawkat Ali Thokan.
  • Winner of a reader’s poll for world’s most powerful person 2019 conducted by magazine British Herald - Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sports

  • New FIFA General Delegate for Africa - FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

General Knowledge

  • Scheme by Government of India which will provide regional air connectivity across the nation - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik).
  • International Football Federation (FIFA) – Established in: 1904; Headquarters: Zurich (Switzerland).
  • South Africa - Capital: Cape Town (Constitutional); Currency: South African Rand.
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in India was established in – 2003.

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