16 & 17 June Current Affairs 2019

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16 & 17 June Current Affairs 2019

Daily GK Updates & Current Affairs for Government Exams

Union Cabinet cleared NDIAC Bill, 2019 on institutionalised arbitration

16 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet has cleared the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, which provides for setting up of an independent and autonomous body for institutional arbitration.

It also aims to acquire and transfer the undertakings of International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution to New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) with effect from March 2 this year.

The Bill provides to replace and repeal the NDIAC Ordinance, 2019.

The proposed New Delhi International Arbitration Centre is headed by a chairperson, who has been a judge of the Supreme Court or a judge of a high court or an eminent person, having special knowledge and experience in the conduct or administration of arbitration.

Suman Rao from Rajasthan Crowned Miss India 2019 

17 June 2019 Current Affairs: Suman Rao from Rajasthan won Femina Miss India World 2019 Title. The ceremony held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Shivani Jadhav, Chhattisgarh won Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title.

Shreya Shanker, Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title. The judges were designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock, Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de leon, actors Huma Qureshi, Chitrangda Singh, Aayush Sharma, choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’Souza, sprinter Dutee Chand and football captain Sunil Chhetri.

The show was hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and actor-anchor Maniesh Paul along with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. Suman Rao is a CA Student who is studying at Rajasthan.Chhattisgarh’s Shivani Jadhav an engineer crowned  management student Shreya Shanker. Telangana’s Sanjana Vij won as Miss India Runner Up 2019.

June month is celebrated as the LGBTQ Pride month

June month is celebrated as the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month all over the world. The LGBTQ pride month is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall riots at Stonewall Inn in New York, a gathering space for LGBTQ community during the 60s.  It provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBT community.

 

RBI directed all the banks to grout ATMs to a structure to enhance security

16 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Reserve Bank of India has asked the banks to ensure their ATMs are grouted to a wall, pillar, or floor by the end of September month, except those installed in high secured premises such as airports. The announcement comes with an aim to enhance security of the cash vending machines.

The ATMs shall be operated for cash replenishment only with digital One Time Combination (OTC) locks. All banks can also roll out a comprehensive e-surveillance mechanism at the ATMs. This will ensure timely alerts and quick response.

Two female scientists Ritu Kridhal and Vanitha to head Indias 2nd Moon mission Chandrayaan-2

16 June 2019 Current Affairs: For the first time, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed two women scientists – Ritu Karidhal (as mission director) and Muthayya Vanitha (as project director) – to head the India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2.

ISRO Chairman K Sivan announced that close to 30 percent of the ISRO team working on Chandrayaan 2 are women. Ritu Karidhal was referred as the ‘Rocket Woman of India’. She became famous with the launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission where she was the deputy operations director.

Muthayya Vanitha received the Best Woman Scientist award in 2006 by the Astronomical Society of India.

FundzBazar launched ‘Selfie Wala KYC’ feature for first-time mutual fund investors

17 June 2019 Current Affairs: FundzBazar online mutual fund investment platform launched by Prudent, launched ‘Selfie Wala KYC’ feature

It is applicable for the first-time mutual fund investors.

Investors can complete their KYC (Know your Customer) process at any place.

 

India remained at 101 in the latest FIFA Rankings, Belgium on Top

16 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Indian men’s football team remained static at the 101st position in the latest FIFA rankings. India recently participated in King’s Cup in Thailand, in which it lost one match and won the other in the tournament.

Belgium remained to top the overall FIFA world rankings, followed by France, Brazil, England, and Portugal.

The Indian team is at the 18th spot among the Asian countries. Iran has become the only Asian country to feature in the top 20 as they moved one spot to finish at the 20th rank.

ISRO opens its laboratories for Indian school students

17 June 2019 Current Affairs: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is an agency which has the legacy of India’s ancient knowledge and modern technology.

She opened its laboratories for Indian school students to undergo two-week training from this year. first batch 108 students drawn from all states.

Union Territories completed their exposure in its laboratories in Bengaluru, Sriharikota, Thiruvananthapuram. The training module devised as part of its new Young Scientists Programme.

Yuva Vigyanik Karyakram, YUVIKA. ISRO’s YUVIKA is modeled around the Indian government’s vision ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’.

The initiative is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to children to kindle their interest in the emerging areas of space activities.

Assam govt to set up Skill University at Darrang district

17 June 2019 Current Affairs: Assam government planned to set up a Skill University at the cost of 850 crore rupees at Darrang district. The proposed institution is known as Skill City. It is the first skill university of the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.

International Yoga Day observed on at 459 centers of the Skill Development Mission.

The admission test for the first batch of the North East Skill Centre held on 30th of this month.Around 80 per cent seats will be reserved for Assam and rest 20 per cent for other North Eastern states. 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed on June 17

17 June 2019 Current Affairs: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought day is observed every year on June 17.The theme for this year is Let’s grow the future together.

Aim: To promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

Land degradation neutrality is achieved through problem-solving, strong community involvement and cooperation at all levels.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres land degradation and drought are major threats affecting millions of people worldwide, particularly women and children. Every year, the world loses 24 billion tons of fertile soil and dryland degradation reduces national domestic product in developing countries by up to 8 per cent annually.

Zuzana Caputova sworn as Slovakia’s first female President

Zuzana Caputova sworn as Slovakia’s first female President. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Constitutional Court chair Ivan Fiacan parliamentary session held in Bratislava, Xinhua. After her sworn in the ceremony she insisted to maintain and strengthen this space of the pillars of Slovakia. She is the fifth president in the modern Slovak.  She was elected in the month of March. She defeated Smer-SD candidate Maros Sefcovic.