Latest Current Affairs 06th June 2019

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar voices concern over air pollution: Calling air pollution a global challenge, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that India is taking concrete steps to tackle the menace.

PM Modi approved reconstitution of NITI Aayog: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the re-constitution of NITI Aayog. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Chairperson of NITI Aayog.

Modi govt 2.0 will see a shift India’s regional outlook: MEA S. Jaishankar: Nationalism and mutually beneficially focused partnerships is the way forward for India’s foreign policy.  External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar articulates a shift in India’s position as a global player. From a balancing power to shaper of international agendas. India’s immediate neighborhood and regional development and cooperation will continue to be accorded utmost priority…

No meeting between PM Modi & his Pak counterpart at SCO summit: MEA: India has stated categorically that there is no meeting scheduled between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakstani counterpart Imran Khan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

PM Modi to embark on visit to Maldives & Sri Lanka: After assuming office for the second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be embark upon a two-day official visit to Maldives from June 8th to 9th.

People recognise India’s stature in world has risen in last 5 yrs: EAM: A large majority of people in India have recognised that the country’s stature in the world has risen in the last five years, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday.

IAF intensifies efforts to locate missing AN-32 Aircraft: Indian Air Force yesterday expanded its efforts to locate the AN-32 Aircraft missing since Monday with 13 passengers on board. Defence Ministry said search was intensified despite challenges posed by vegetation, inhospitable terrain and poor weather.

NEET results: Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal tops exam: The results of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 was declared on Wednesday.

Kerala: Condition of Nipah patient stable: The Kerala government on Wednesday said the condition of the college student being treated at a private hospital for Nipah virus is stable while the condition of five others kept under watch was improving.

Govt reconstitutes eight Cabinet Committees: The Government has reconstituted eight Cabinet Committees. These are Appointments Committee, Committees on Accommodation, Economic Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Affairs, Security, Investment and Growth and Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development.

Sri Lanka SC appoints bench to hear pleas against Ex- IGP, defence secretary: Sri Lankan Supreme Court on Thursday decided to appoint a seven-judge bench to consider fundamental rights (FR) petitions against Inspector General of Police (IGP) and former Defence Secretary for failing to act on the intelligence inputs about the Easter Sunday attacks.

Sudan: Opposition activists reject military Council’s offer of talks: In Sudan, an official has denied the report that at least 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests. Official said that the number was at most 46.

Russia launches first Arctic train service: In Russia, the first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway, set off from St. Petersburg station yesterday with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey.

Peru Prez wins confidence vote; revives debate over anti-corruption measures: In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra won a confidence vote in the country’s Congress yesterday, reviving debate over his flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.

RBI cuts rate to lowest in 9 years to boost growth: The Reserve Bank of India had reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points each in its February and April policy reviews.

World Bank retains India’s growth rate for FY19-20 at 7.5 percent: India is projected to grow at 7.5 per cent in the next three years supported by robust investment and private consumption, the World Bank has said.

India maul hapless Russia 10-0 in FIH Series Finals: Favourites India demolished hapless Russia 10-0 in their opening match of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament to start their 2020 Olympics qualification campaign on a rousing note in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

International Federation of Hockey men’s series finals begins today: International Federation of Hockey men’s series Finals is beginning in Bhubaneswar from today.

Ton-up Rohit, Chahal star in easy India victory against South Africa: Rohit Sharma curbed his natural flair for greater good as his gritty hundred complemented a superb bowling effort in India’s resounding six-wicket victory over a hapless South Africa in their World Cup opener at Southampton Wednesday.

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