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Daily Current Affairs 3 June 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 June 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 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 3 June 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Programme of the International Yoga Day

  • Government has shortlisted 5 cities, Delhi, Shimla, Mysore, Ahmedabad and Ranchi for National Programme of the International Yoga Day 2019.
  • International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015.
  • An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India.
  • The main event of International Yoga Day on June 21 this year will be held in Ranchi.

2. Mukhya Mantri Roshni Yojana

  • Himachal Pradesh Government has passed a resolution to implement ‘Mukhya Mantri Roshni Yojana’.
  • 17550 free electricity connections will be provided to poor families during current FY.
  • Capital: Shimla || Chief minister: Jai Ram Thakur || Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat

3. First Women to fly HAWK Jet

  • Mohana Singh has become first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet.
  • The Hawk is a tandem-seat Aircraft for ground attack, flying training and weapon training. It has a low wing and an all-metal structure.

4. Elephanta Festival of art and culture

  • Elephanta Festival of art and culture has started at ‘Gateway of India’ in Mumbai.
  • Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

International News

1. President of Central American country of El Salvador

  • Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the President of Central American country of El Salvador.
  • President: Nayib Bukele || Capital: San Salvador || Currency: United States Dollar

2. Mexico’s highest civilian award

  • Pratibha Patil was awarded ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca’ by Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria.
  • The Order of the Aztec Eagle forms part of the Mexican Honours System and is the highest Mexican order awarded to foreigners in the country.
  • Pratibha Devisingh Patil is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.

3. World Bicycle Day

  • World Bicycle Day is observed on June 3.
  • The first World Bicycle Day was celebrated by the United Nations in 2018.

4. Board of IATA

  • Spicejet Chief Ajay Singh was elected to the board of International Air Transport Association.
  • IATA: Founded: 19 April 1945, Havana, Cuba || Headquarters: Montreal, Canada || CEO: Alexandre de Juniac

Business News

1. Most Profitable PSU

  • ONGC has become India’s most profitable Public sector Undertaking replacing Indian Oil Corporation.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is an Indian multinational oil and gas company earlier headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Headquarters: Vasant Kunj, Delhi || CEO: Shashi Shanker

2. New Chairman of Axis Bank

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  • RBI approved the appointment of Rakesh Makhija as the Non-Executive Chairman of Axis Bank.
  • Axis Bank is the third-largest of the private-sector banks in India offering a comprehensive suite of financial products. The bank has its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry || Headquarters: Mumbai

3. National Security Adviser

  • Indian Government has reappointed AjithDoval as National security Advisor for 5 years
  • The National Security Adviser is the senior official on the National Security Council of India, and the chief adviser to the Prime Minister of India on national and international security policy.
  • The National Security Advisor (India) is now the most powerful bureaucrat in the Government of India.

4. WHO’s award for Tobacco Control

  • Rajasthan Health Department was conferred with WHO’s award for Tobacco Control.
  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || Head: Tedros Adhanom || Founded: 7 April 1948

Sports News

1. Asian Cup football tournament for Women

  • The next edition of AFC’s Asian Cup football tournament for Women to be held in 2022.
  • Three bidder for the same.
  • India
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Uzbekistan
  • India hosted the Asian Cup football tournament for Women in the year 1980 at Kozhikode.

2. 18th FIBA Basket Ball World Cup

  • The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men’s national basketball teams. The tournament will be hosted in China.
  • Yan Xu’s design, a Chinese Dragon-inspired named Son of Dreams, was announced to be the winning mascot.
  • The top eight teams, including Japan as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics (and the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe; and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania) in this competition will qualify for the men’s basketball event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • Both the Czech Republic and Montenegro will make their first appearances in the FIBA World Cup as debutants.

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