Daily Current Affairs 16 June 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 June 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 June 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 16 June 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Miss India 2019

  • Suman Rao of Rajasthan has won Femina Miss India World 2019.
  • Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu has crowned her.
  • She will now represent India at Miss World 2019.
  • Runner-up : SanjanaVij of Telangana
  • ShivaniJadhav of Chhattisgarh was crowned Miss India Grand International 2019.
  • Miss India United Continents 2019 : Shreya Shanker of Bihar

2. ADB with Tripura

  • Tripura Government has signed an MoU with Asian Development Bank for Infrastructure Development Project.
  • Capital: Agartala || Chief minister: Biplab Kumar Deb || Governor: Kaptan Singh Solanki

3. Directorate General of Training with Cisco and Accenture

  • DGT has signed an agreement with Cisco and Accenture to skill youth for digital economy through Industrial Training Institutes ‘ITIs’.
  • Directorate General of Training comes under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

International News

1. First female President of Slovakia

  • Zuzana Caputova has been sworn in as First female President of Slovakia.
  • Slovakia :- Capital: Bratislava || Currency: Euro

2. Global Peace Index 2019

  • India has ranked 141 among 163 countries on Global Peace Index 2019.
  • 1. Iceland
  • 2. New Zealand
  • 3. Portugal
  • Afghanistan was ranked last in Global Peace Index 2019.

3. ASEAN Dengue Day

  • ASEAN Health Ministers, during their 10th Meeting on 22 July 2010 in Singapore, agreed on the observance of ASEAN Dengue Day every 15 June of each year.
  • Theme :- ‘End Dengue: Starts With Me’.

4. SCO Summit 2019

  • The SCO summit 2019 was concluded in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
  • SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • The SCO is widely regarded as the “alliance of the East”, due to its growing centrality in Asia-Pacific, and has been the primary security pillar of the region.
  • It is the largest regional organisation in the world in terms of geographical coverage and population, covering three-fifths of the Eurasian continent and nearly half of the human population.

5. International Day of Family Remittances

  • The International Day of Family Remittances is a universally-recognized observance adopted by United Nations General Assembly and observed on 16 June each year.
  • Contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home.

Business News

1. Asia Media Summit

  • The 16th Asia Media Summit was held in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
  • Capital: Phnom Penh || Currency: Cambodian riel

2. BBC World Service Global Champion Award

  • Akshaya Patra has been awarded BBC World Service Global Champion Award.
  • The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation in India that runs school lunch programme across India. The organisation was established in 2000.
  • Founded: 2000 || Founder: Madhu Pandit Dasa || Location: Bengaluru || Motto: Unlimited Food for Education || CEO: Shridhar Venkat

3. UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019

  • According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, FDI in India grew by 6% to $42 billion in 2018.
  • Global FDI flows declined by 13% in 2018 to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in 2017.
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body. UNCTAD is the part of the United Nations Secretariat dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.

Sports News

1. FIFA rankings

  • 1. Belgium
  • 2. France
  • 3. Brazil
  • Indian Football Team ranked at 101st place in the FIFA rankings.

2. FIH Series Finals Bhubaneswar

  • Host country :- India || City :- Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
  • Champions :- India
  • Runner-up :- South Africa
  • Third place :- Japan
  • Best player :- Manpreet Singh of India

3. Pacific International Billiards Championship title

  • Peter Gilchrist of Singapore has defeated Sourav Kothari of India to win the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship.
  • The 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship was held at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia.

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