Daily Current Affairs 17 June 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Centre approves setting up of e-Foreigner Tribunal (e-FT) in Assam
The Centre has approved setting up of e-Foreigner Tribunal (e-FT) in Assam. The CEO of e-FT Mission Anand Prakash Tiwari said that the proposed integrated e-FT IT system will be implemented across the state for effective monitoring and resolution of cases registered with Foreigner Tribunal.
Assam govt to set up Skill University at Darrang district
Assam government will set up a Skill University at the cost of 850 crore rupees at Darrang district. This will be perhaps the first skill university of the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.
Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting 2019 in Mumbai
The Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) is being hosted by India from 17th to 21st June, 2019 in Mumbai. Besides meetings of different Working Groups and Committees of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), two special forums regarding Diamond Terminology and Artisanal Mining – Small Steps to Larger Outcomes, will be held during the Intersessional. Around 300 delegates from the Government of India and other participating countries, industry and civil society will be attending the five-day Meeting.
ISRO to launch its own space station by 2030: ISRO Chief
In one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by India, the country is planning to launch its own space station, Indian space agency ISRO chief K Sivan said. India is targeting 2030 as the date to launch a 20 tonne space station, which will most likely be used to conduct microgravity experiments.
- The preliminary plan for the space station is to accommodate astronauts for upto 15-20 days in space, but specific details will emerge after the maiden manned mission, Gaganyaan, is complete.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Bank fraud touches unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore in 2018-19: RBI
Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud involving an unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore have been reported in 2018-19, the Reserve Bank of India has said.
- A total of 5,916 such cases were reported by banks in 2017-18 involving Rs 41,167.03 crore, it said.
RBI to infuse Rs 15,000 cr in economy through bond purchases
The Reserve Bank of India it will infuse Rs 15,000 crore into the financial system through bond purchases. It further said there is an overall aggregate ceiling of Rs 15,000 crore for all the securities in the basket put together and there is no security-wise notified amount.
Joshna Chinappa wins record 17th national squash title
Joshna Chinappa won a record 17th national squash title after outplaying Tamil Nadu’s Sunayna Kuruvilla in the final. The top seeded Chinappa won the match 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 and thus broke a 27-year-old record set by Bhuvneshwari Kumari, who had won 16 titles.
Peter Gilchrist wins Pacific International Billiards Championship
Multiple times world champion Peter Gilchrist defeated India’s Sourav Kothari in final to win the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship played at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia.
Akshay Patra’s school meals project wins BBC World Service Global Champion Award
Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organisation running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India, has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the programme.
- The Award, presented at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol, recognises a person or project who is changing the way the world produces, processes, consumes or thinks about food for the better.
Social activist Makarand Tilloo receives ‘Save Water Hero Award’
Social activist Makarand Tilloo received the ‘Save Water Hero Award’ for his efforts to raise awareness about water conservation in the city. A Laughter Yoga trainer and motivational speaker by profession, Makarand Tilloo started a campaign to save water by replacing leaking taps with new ones.
An 8-year old Indian girl honoured in UAE’s waste recycling campaign
An eight-year-old eco-warrior has collected nearly 15,000kg of paper waste in Dubai as part of the Emirates Environmental Group’s nationwide recycling campaign.
- The Indian student, Nia Tony, was honoured during the 22nd edition of the Emirates Recycling Awards in Dubai.
International Day of Family Remittances
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is a universally-recognized observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and celebrated every year on 16 June. The day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrants to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children. Half of these flows go to rural areas, where poverty and hunger are concentrated, and where remittances count the most.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought. Each year’s global celebration has a unique, novel emphasis that had not been developed previously.