Latest Current Affairs 23rd June 2019

14 killed, over 50 injured after tent collapses in Rajasthan’s Barmer: At least 14 have been killed and over 50 injured after a ‘pandal’ collapsed during a religious gathering on Sunday in Barmer district of Rajasthan.

PM, other BJP leaders pay homage to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders on Sunday paid homage to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh on his Balidan Divas.

Union Minister & BJP Leader Smriti Irani visits Amethi: Union Minister Smriti Irani on her visit to parliamentary constituency Amethi, interacted with BJP leaders.

Hardeep Puri inaugurates Central ATFM Complex: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri Hardeep inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management – Central Command Centre in, New Delhi.

Indian airlines to avoid ‘affected part of’ Iranian airspace: Directorate General of Civil Aviation decides to avoid affected part of Iranian airspace. DGCA’s decision comes amid rising tensions between US and Iran.

Jammu & Kashmir: Gunfight between Security forces and terrorists: A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in Daramdora area of Keegam in South Kashmir’s Shopian District on Sunday morning; Exchange of fire between the two sides underway.

Enforcement Directorate: Mehul Choksi should return to India: Enforcement Directorate has requested a Mumbai court to direct Mehul Choksi to file an affidavit showing his intentions to return to India at the earliest preferably within a month from the date of order.

Government distributes free DD set to people living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, along with Jammu and Kashmir governor Satyapal Malik today distributed the DD FREE DISH SET TOP BOXES to people from Jammu and Kashmir region in Srinagar.

West Bengal: BJP delegation visits Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district: A three-member BJP delegation, comprising party MPs SS Ahluwalia, Satya Pal Singh, and VD Ram, today visited Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.

PM Modi interacts with economists and experts on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead”: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other experts on Saturday, organized by NITI Aayog, on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead.”

Sri Lanka: Emergency ambulance service funded with Indian assistance reaches its countrywide coverage: In Sri Lanka, the emergency ambulance service, funded with Indian assistance, reached its countrywide coverage today with launch in the eastern province.

Mauritanians vote for president, with insider tipped to win: Mauritanians vote for President Abdel Aziz stepping aside after serving maximum two terms.

Russia suspends Georgia flights after violent clashes: Russia to suspend Georgian airlines flights to Russia from July 8. Decision comes after anti-Russian demonstrations held in Tbilisi.

Trump eyes more sanctions against Iran: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Iran, adding that military action is still on the table.

Bangladesh: Awami League celebrating 70th Founding Day today: The ruling Awami League of Bangladesh is celebrating its 70th founding day; Prime Minister and President of the Awami League of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has greeted the countrymen on this occasion.

Foreign firms keen to set up plants in India to supply raw materials for bulletproof jackets: In a boost to the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ drive, four to five overseas companies have evinced interest in setting up plants in India to provide some of the raw materials used for manufacturing bulletproof jackets for the Army, a Niti Aayog member said on Sunday.

Argentina coach urges players to play with attacking mindset: Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni suggested that his players would approach their final Copa America group match against Qatar with a more attacking mindset in a bid to unlock the genius of Lionel Messi.

Bencic upsets Kerber to reach Mallorca final: Belinda Bencic battled back from a set down to beat three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber to reach the Mallorca Open final.

ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs South Africa today: South Africa and Pakistan battle on Sunday to keep semis hopes alive.

Shami’s hat-trick seals thrilling win for India against Afghanistan: India continues its winning streak at the ICC world cup; defeats Afghanistan by 11 runs in their fifth round-robin match at Southampton; Shami takes last over hat trick to bundle Afghanistan out for 213; Bumrah declared Man of the Match.

Siddhant Chaturvedi’s next an action film followed by comedy: Siddhant Chaturvedi, who became an overnight sensation after his stellar debut in “Gully Boy”, will be next seen in an action and comedy films.

Kevin Costner says Whitney Houston didn’t feature on iconic poster for ‘The Bodyguard’: Veteran actor Kevin Costner has revealed that it was not the late pop star Whitney Houston who featured on the iconic poster of their 1992 film “The Bodyguard”.

JJ Abrams laments poor box office response to ‘Booksmart’: Filmmaker JJ Abrams has voiced concerns over the state of independent cinema, citing the example of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart”.

ESA’s Woerners warns space debris are endangering satellites: Earth is surrounded by a cloud of space debris and this endangers satellites, ESA Director General Johann Woerner said on Thursday as he attended the United Nations’ Committee on the peaceful uses of Outer Space.

Grey seals mimic human speech and music: Grey seals have the ability to copy speech and songs using the same production mechanism as humans, researchers at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews have found.

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