Latest Current Affairs 18th June 2019

2005 Ayodhya terror attack case: Four accused awarded life term: A special court at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh sentenced four accused to life imprisonment and acquitted one in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.

J&K: Two JeM terrorists killed; one Army Jawan martyred in encounter: In Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were killed and an army Jawan martyred in an encounter in Anantnag district Tuesday morning. Security sources said, another Army man sustained injuries.

JP Nadda takes charge as Working President of BJP: Working President of BJP JP Nadda took charge at BJP headquarters in the National Capital.

Oath-taking ceremony of newly elected MPs continued on 2nd day of 17th Lok Sabha: Oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Members of Parliament continued the second day of the 17th Lok Sabha. Members from various parties took oath on Tuesday, administered by the Protem Speaker Virendra Kumar.

Health Minister chairs meeting of group of experts in Delhi on AEC in Bihar: Stepping up efforts to contain the health crisis in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome…Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired a meeting of a multi-disciplinary group of experts in Delhi….to discuss the factors causing high child mortality in the reported Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Japanese Encephalitis cases in Muzaffarpur. The group also deliberated on immediate measures to be taken up…to prevent deaths.

Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior custom officers with immediate effect: Days after compulsorily retiring 12 errant income tax officers, the government took its drive against corruption further ON Tuesday by effecting another round of action against 15 senior officers facing serious corruption charges. It compulsorily retired 15 senior officers of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs…including one of the rank of principal commissioner, on charges of corruption….Invoking Rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government acted against the officials…. some of whom were already under suspension.

J&K: Two terrorists killed, one Army jawan martyred in Anantnag encounter: In Jammu and Kashmir, an army Jawan was martyred and two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Anantnag district early this morning.

I&B issues advisory to TV channels over portrayal of children in dance reality shows: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels for appropriate representation of children in dance-based reality shows.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits AES hit Muzaffarpur; death toll rises to 107: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today visited Muzaffarpur and reviewed the situation due to the outbreak of encephalitis.

SC defers hearing on plea seeking safety and security for doctors in govt hospitals: The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing on a plea seeking the protection of doctors in government hospitals.

BJP MP Om Birla to be NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha speaker: BJP MP Om Birla is set to become the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He emerged as consensus candidate after his candidature was backed by 11 parties including parties like BJD and YSR Congress which are outside the NDA fold.

SC to hear plea for safety, security of doctors at govt hospitals today: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear on June 18 a plea seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country.

PM Modi: Opposition’s every word important: On the first day of newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges opposition to play a constructive role by working in larger interest of the nation; Says, an active Opposition is important in a Parliamentary democracy; Newly elected MPs take oath on the first day.

Hong Kong: Protestors call for city’s leader to step down: Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong rejected Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s public apology on Tuesday and demand she step down. Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she had promoted.

US President Donald Trump releases his first re-election campaign video: President Donald Trump released his first re-election campaign video, hours before he is expected to formally launch, what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters, to give him four more years in office.

Japan issues post-quake tsunami warning for Yama-gata & Nigata: Japan issued a tsunami advisory on Tuesday after a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country. The nation’s meteorological agency said a wave of three feet is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo.

12 killed, over 100 injured as string of quakes jolt China: In China, the death toll from a 6-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province has risen to 12.

Egypt’s Former President Mohammed Morsi buried in Cairo: Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi was buried today,¬†amid heavy security in Cairo, a day after his collapse and death during a court session.

England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs at ICC Cricket World Cup: England captain Eoin Morgan blasted a record 17 sixes in a blistering century as the hosts crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in their Cricket World Cup group-stage match on Tuesday.

World Cup 2019: England vs Afghanistan; England win toss, opts to bat: In the ICC Cricket World Cup, hosts England are scheduled to face Afghanistan at Manchester today. England have won the toss and they have opted to bat first.

Health Minister chairs meeting of group of experts in Delhi on AEC in Bihar: Stepping up efforts to contain the health crisis in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome…Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired a meeting of a multi-disciplinary group of experts in Delhi….to discuss the factors causing high child mortality in the reported Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Japanese Encephalitis cases in Muzaffarpur. The group also deliberated on immediate measures to be taken up…to prevent deaths.

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