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26 June Current Affairs 2019

26 June Current Affairs 2019

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Welcome to Current Affairs Section of . Our Current Affairs Of June 2019 page covers various sections like banking & finance June Current Affairs 2019, business & economy, Indian and International affairs 2019, defense, environment current affairs, persons and many for Bank PO & Clerk Exams, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, Railway, State PSC & other Competitive Exams.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on 26 June

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on 26 June every year. It is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed since 1989. The day was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.

2019 Theme: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has set the theme for 2019 as ‘Health for Justice. Justice for Health’. The theme highlights that justice and health are two sides of the same coin when it comes to addressing drug problems.


Kerala topped NITI Aayog’s health index 2019 ranking

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: Kerala has topped ranking state in terms of overall health performance as per the report submitted by NITI Aayog on health index. This is the second edition of its type. It measured the annual and incremental performances of states and UTs.

Larger States:

Overall performance: Next to Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have emerged as the second and third best performers, respectively, on health parameters. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were ranked the two worst performers, respectively.

Kerala secured an overall score of 74.01, while Uttar Pradesh was the least performing state with an overall score of 28.61. The report highlighted the outbreak of encephalitis in Bihar that killed over 150 children till 24 June.

Incremental performance: In terms of incremental performances, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand made the maximum improvement in terms of health among larger states.

Smaller states: Among the smaller states, Mizoram ranked first in overall performance, while Tripura and Manipur were top two states in terms of incremental performance.

Union Territories: Among the Union Territories, Chandigarh ranked first in overall performance, while Dadra and Nagar Haveli made the most improvement.

RBI committee suggested Rs.5,000 crore asset fund for MSMEs

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee, chaired by U.K. Sinha, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has suggested a Rs.5,000 crore stressed asset fund for domestic Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). It aims to provide a relief to small businesses hurt by demonetization, the goods and services tax (GST) and an ongoing liquidity crunch. It also assured that the fund could operate on the lines of the Textile Upgradation Fund Scheme.

Govt set to roll out IMEI database to help people track stolen mobile phones

The Telecom Ministry is set to roll out a Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), a database of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) to help people track their stolen mobile phones. People can inform the Department of Telecom (DoT) on losing their phones, which will, in turn, blacklist their IMEI numbers. DoT had declared its plan to implement this project in July 2017 and a pilot was conducted in Maharashtra.

Central Government planned to set up Krishi Vigyan Kendras to double farmers’ income by 2022

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar made central Government to decide to use digital technology across rural India to double farmers income by the year 2022.

The Government set up 713 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and 684 Agricultural Technology Management Agencies (ATMA) at the district level in the country for dissemination of technologies among the farming community.

The Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and Block Chair Technology, Internet of things(loT) are the technologies used here.

The space technology which helps to forecast agricultural output, agro-meteorology and land-based observations, horticulture assessment and management, drought assessment and monitoring system.


India proposes to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

India proposed to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai. It is expected to choose the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani submitted the formal bid to the IOC chief Thomas.2022-2023 is the 75th year of Indian Independence and Indian sports are celebrated in India in a better way. Batra is elected as a new IOC member.IOC Session is the general meeting of the 100members.

Italy won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. The Winter Games will happen from 6 February to 22 February in 2026. Italy beat off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden. Italy won the bid bythe approval of the IOC members by 47 votes to 34. Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics twice. It first hosted Olympics in 1956 in Cortina d’Ampezzo and then in 2006 in Turin.

Government of Jharkhand to get $147 Million Loan from World Bank

Government of Jharkhand and the World Bank, signed a $147 Million Loan Agreement  They provide basic urban services to the people of Jharkhand and planned to help improve the management capacity of the urban local bodies (ULBs) in the State. The Jharkhand Municipal Development Project mainly focus on improving the municipal sector’s capacity. It will invest in urban services such as water supply, sewerage, drainage, and urban roads; and strengthen the capacity of the Jharkhand.

Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service won the 2019 Journalist of the Year

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service won the Redlnk Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism Journalist of the Year 2019. She is currently working for The Huffington Post..


Japan gifted Manipur a peace museum

Japan gifted the Manipur museum of peace recently. This museum is gifted to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal. This is one of the important battles of the Second World War. The Imphal Peace Museum inaugurated at Red Hill. It is about 20 km southwest of Manipur’s capital Imphal. The museum is funded by the Nippon Foundation . It is a private, non-profit grant-making organization in Japan. Importance of Imphal Peace Museum.

Home Ministry reported that 64 people died and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area affected due to cyclone Fani in Odisha

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Home Ministry reported that 64 people died and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area affected due to cyclone Fani in Odisha. There was no loss of human lives in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. Cyclone Fani affected three states namely Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

Centre plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Centre plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030. The plan aims to clean up air in its cities and lessen the rapidly growing economy’s dependence on coal.

The Ministry of new and renewable energy has planned to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro.

India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. The country has pledged to cut emissions and have clean energy account for at least 40 percent of its installed capacity by 2030, up from 21.4% now, while looking to manage its energy appetite as its population becomes more prosperous.

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