Current Affairs June 6 2019

Current Affairs June 6 2019

National

  1. Madhya Pradesh cabinet passed a resolution to increase reservation of OBC’s to 27%
    • OBC- Other Backward Class
    • Increased from 14 per cent to 27 per cent
  1. RNTCP held in New Delhi chaired by Health Ministry
    • RNTCP- Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program
    • Chaired by Health and Female Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

 

International

  1. Swachh Bharat helped to reduce ground water contamination : UNICEF
    • UNICEF- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
    • Improvement in Sanitation and Hygiene practices
  1. Russia launches First Arctic train service
    • Started from 91 passengers from St Petersburg Station
    • Train named Zarengold
    • Tourists from seven countries including US, Germany , Norway and Russia boarded the train
  1. Most congested city in the world: Delhi ranked 4th
    • Traffic index 2018 ; conducted by Tom Tom
    • Most congested city among 403 cities in 56 countries

 

Science and Technology

  1. Indian navy successfully conducted Live mating of submarine rescue system DSRV
    • DSRV- Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle
    • It involved the transfer of personnel from the bottomed submarine INS Sindhuvaj
  1. Google map launched new public transport features in India
    • Targeting Public Transport system
    • Bus travel times, real time train status as well as commute suggestions

 

Business& Economy

  1. New Index to measure Fiscal performance
    • Called as Fiscal Performance Index
    • Launched by Confederation of Indian Industry
    • To assess the quality of budget by the centre and the state government
  1. Chairman of 15th finance commission is N K Singh
  2. India’s first project to receive power from waste to e- energy : Delhi Metro
    • Location: Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

 

Awards and Honours

  1. Winners of Ganga Quest 2019
    • Awards presented by Union minister of JalSakthiShriGajendra Singh Shekhawat
  1. Jay-Z is the world’s 1st Billionaire Rapper
    • His real name is Sean Carter
    • Released by Forbes Magazine

 

Environment

  1. New species of dung beetle ‘EnoplotrupesTawangensis’ found in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
    • It is measured upto 27m
    • Published in an international journal Oriental Insects

 

Schemes

  1. SwachhSurvekshan 2020 league
    • Launched by Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri
    • Quaterly assessment of cities and towns

 

Appointments

  1. Prime minister of Thailand: Prayuth Chan-Ocha
    • He is from military backed party PalangPracharath Party
  1. TijjaniMuhammedBande elected as UNGA President
    • He will be succeeding Maria Fernanda Espinosa
    • UNGA- United Nations General Assembly
  1. Gianni infantino re-elected as FIFA President
    • FIFA- Federation Internationale de Football Association
  1. P Jayadevan appointed as IOCL executive Director for Tamilnadu and Puducherry
    • IOCL- Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    • He will be succeeding R Sitharthan

 

Important Days

  1. 75 years of D- Day landings by Allied troops observed in France
    • Honour the sacrifice of those who died in the D- Day Landings
  1. Birth anniversary of MaharanaPratap : June 6th
    • Brave warrior of the country

 

Obituaries

  1. Czar of Indian Cusine, JaspalInder Singh Kalra died at 71
    • He is also known as Tastemaker to the Nation
    • Government of India him as an advisor to the India Trade Promotion Organization in 1997
  1. Dr Patricia Bath inventor of Cataract treatment passes away at the age of 76
    • Died of cancer
    • First African American female doctor to invent a more precise treatment for cataracts
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