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Daily Current Affairs 19th June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19th June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19th June, 2024. 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 19th June, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

India’s Decision Not to Sign Ukraine Declaration at Swiss Conference
  • At the recent Summit on Peace in Ukraine hosted by Switzerland, India chose not to sign the final communique.
  • This decision was influenced by India’s strategic relationship with Russia, its main defense supplier, and the absence of Moscow from the summit, which India viewed as essential for any enduring peace agreement involving Ukraine.
PM Modi Inaugurates New Campus of Nalanda University in Bihar
  • On June 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University, located near the ancient ruins of Nalanda in Rajgir, Bihar.
  • The PM emphasized that Nalanda is a symbol of India’s academic heritage and a testament to the timeless nature of knowledge.

Appointments News

Dhanlaxmi Bank Appoints Ajith Kumar KK as MD & CEO
  • Ajith Kumar KK has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank for a three-year term starting June 20, 2024.
  • The announcement came in a regulatory filing by the Kerala-based private sector bank. Ajith Kumar KK brings extensive experience from his 36-year tenure at Federal Bank, where he held key roles in Credit, Human Resources, Business, and Branch Operations. Currently, he serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Federal Bank, holding the rank of president.

Business News

IFC Investment in Brookfield’s Bikaner Solar Power Project
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has committed $105 million (approximately Rs 871 crore) to Brookfield’s Bikaner Solar Power project in Rajasthan.
  • This investment will be in the form of non-convertible debentures, supporting the expansion of renewable energy infrastructure in India.

Ranks and Reports News

Virat Kohli Reclaims Top Spot as India’s Most Valued Celebrity Brand
  • According to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2023 released by global consulting firm Kroll, cricketer Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot as India’s most valued celebrity brand with a brand value of $227.9 million.
  • This marks a 30% increase from his brand value of $176.9 million in 2022.
Delhi Airport Launches India’s First Self-Service Mechanism For Check-in Luggage
  • Delhi International Airport Ltd launched a self-service mechanism on June 17, allowing passengers to drop in their luggage, collect tags, and print boarding passes, thereby completing check-in more efficiently.
  • The IGI Airport in Delhi has installed around 50 Self-Service Bag Drop (SSBD) units across Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, available for passengers flying with Air India, IndiGo, and Air India Express.

Science and Technology News

Dhruva Space’s Thybolt Satellites Complete 15,000 Orbits

  • Dhruva Space, a Hyderabad-based space tech startup, has successfully completed its maiden mission with the Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2 satellites.
  • These satellites have securely deorbited after completing 15,000 orbits around Earth.
  • Launched aboard ISRO’s PSLV C54 in November 2022, this achievement marks a significant milestone for the company.

Awards News

Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala Celebrates Honorary Doctorate for P. Madhavankutty Varier
  • The Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, a renowned Ayurvedic institution, celebrated a significant achievement as its managing trustee and chief physician, P. Madhavankutty Varier, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).
Filmmaker Vinod Ganatra Honored with Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Eminent children’s filmmaker Vinod Ganatra has become the first Indian to be conferred with South Africa’s prestigious ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to children’s cinema.
  • The award was presented to him at the 7th Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival.
Wildlife Filmmaker Subbiah Nallamuthu Honored with V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Renowned wildlife filmmaker Subbiah Nallamuthu has been conferred with the prestigious 18th V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of non-feature and wildlife documentary filmmaking.
  • The award was presented to him by the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L. Murugan, at the inaugural ceremony of the 18th Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Summits and Conferences News

Bonn Climate Conference 2024 Concludes in Bonn, Germany
  • The mid-year climate discussions in Bonn, Germany, recently concluded with limited progress, raising concerns about potential challenges ahead of the COP29 summit scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, later this year.

Sports News

Indian National Ultimate Frisbee Team Wins Silver at 2024 Asia Oceanic Championship in Japan
  • The Indian National Ultimate Frisbee team made a valiant effort in the finals of the Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships (AOBUC) 2024, finishing as runners-up after a hard-fought match against the Philippines with a final score of 9-12.
  • This marks a historic milestone for Indian Ultimate Frisbee as the national team reached the finals for the first time, showcasing significant growth and potential on the international stage.
  • The tournament featured 16 teams from across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Important Days

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2024
  • Every year, on June 19, we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
  • This important day aims to raise awareness about the serious issue of sexual violence during wars and conflicts worldwide, focusing on finding ways to stop these terrible crimes.
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