Current Affairs : 26-06-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - 26 June.
  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June.
  • World Refrigeration Day - 26 June.

Economy

  • In five years, the number of wilful defaulters in nationalised banks has increased by over - 60% (to 8,582).
  • Software application that launched by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the public to lodge their grievances and complaints against entities regulated by the RBI - Complaint Management System (CMS).
  • Number of Nationalized Banks in India – 17.

International

  • First Arab country to be granted full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Saudi Arabia.

National

  • According to Rivigo’s “National Freight Index (NFI) 2019”, the Indian road freight market for 2018 is estimated to be in the range of - $150-160 billion.
  • Rank of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in the HRD Ministry's 2019 national ranking of higher education institutes under management category – 31.
  • First place in the HRD Ministry's 2019 national ranking of higher education institutes under management category - IIM-Bangalore

Persons in News

  • Newly-elected Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Qu Dongyu (China).

State Current Affairs

  • State that developed a unique flood hazard atlas on the basis of historic flood inundation captured through satellite imagery over the period from 2001 to 2018 - Odisha.
  • The World Bank on June 25 approved a $147 million loan agreement to ‘Municipal Reform Programme’ of - Jharkhand.

General Knowledge

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir Osborn Smith (1935 - 1937).
  • First Indian governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949).
  • United Nations (UN) – Founded in: 1945; Headquarters: New York (USA).
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – Established in: 1992; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) – founded in: 1945; Headquarters: Rome (Italy).
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Established in: 1989; Headquarters: Paris (France).

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