Latest Current Affairs 19th June 2018

EAM Sushma Swaraj addresses Indian community in Paris:On the second leg of her Europe tour External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meet President and Foreign Minister of France; Discusses issues of mutual interest including terrorism; addresses people of Indian community.

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses business forum in Athens:The President said that India is committed to world peace. He said that India sees peace not just as the absence of conflict but as a reflection of sustainable development and indeed of any effort that anticipates and prevents strife and suffering.

Mehbooba Mufti resigns as J&K Chief Minister, submits her resignation to the Governor:The BJP’s decision to end the coalition leaves Mufti with just 28 out of Jammu and Kashmir’s 87 elected seats.

PM Modi: Adopt Yoga to transform life:Preparations on for International Yoga Day; PM shares a video on Twitter; says Yoga is important for health and wellness; Appeal to people to adopt yoga; Says Yoga can connect the world.

BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir:In a major development, Bharatiya Janata Party pulls out of alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir; recommends imposition of Governor’s rule in the state; chief minister Mehbooba Mufti submits her resignation letter.

4 killed, others hurt in fire at two Lucknow hotels:At least four persons were killed, while four others were critically injured in a fire at two hotels in Charbagh area in Lucknow Tuesday.

BJP chief Amit Shah meets J&K ministers:BJP President Amit Shah is currently holding a meeting with Jammu & Kashmir ministers at party headquarters in New delhi on Tuesday.

Ahead of International Day of Yoga, PM urges people to take to the ancient Indian tradition:Preparations for the fourth International Yoga Day is underway in full swing.

President Kovind pays respects at monument of ‘Unknown Soldier’ in Greece:The President visited a cemetery in the Greek capital where 74 soldiers from undivided India, who lost their lives in World War II in Greece, were laid to rest.

Prediction of decline in GDP due to GST and demonetization has been proved wrong, says Arun Jaitley:Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said, 7.7 per cent economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 firmly established India as the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Day after end to suspension of operations in Valley, 4 terrorists killed in Bandipora:Just a day after Centre decided not to extend the suspension of operations, security forces killed four terrorists in a gunbattle in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Indian embassy in Nepal gets ready for International Yoga Day:In Nepal, a large number of programmes are being organised to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga.

On new immigration policy, White House says it has a “duty to protect Americans”:The Trump administration on Monday defended its latest immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as criticism mounted over detained immigrant parents being separated from their children.

ED files supplementary chargesheet against Vijay Mallya:The Enforcement Directorate has filed a prosecution complaint or a supplementary charge-sheet against liquor baron Vijay Mallya under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.

FIFA 2018: Japan stun 10-man Colombia 2-1:Japan rode goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako to beat ten-man Colombia 2-1 in a Group H FIFA World Cup game at Mordovia, Russia, on Tuesday.

FIFA 2018: VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over South Korea:A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side on Monday.

Chandimal sweats as Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd Test:Kraigg Brathwaite’s defiance and more inclement weather ensured a draw on the final day of the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.

FIFA WC: Captain fantastic Kane comes to the rescue as England beat Tunisia:Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia.

Award-winning Slovakian movie opens European Union Film Festival in New Delhi:Slovak film producer Katarína Krnáčová’s award-winning film ‘Little Harbour’ officially opened the European Union Film Festival in New Delhi on Monday.

Common mental health treatments may harm left-handed people: Study:Treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to those who are left handed, according to scientists who have created a radical new model of emotion in the brain.

Gaming addiction classified as ‘mental health disorder’ by WHO:Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.

Hundreds of Tihar Jail inmates perform yoga with Baba Ramdev:Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and inmates of Delhi’s Tihar Jail performed yoga ahead of International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Sunday.

World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, Puan, dies at 62:The world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said on Monday.