Latest Current Affairs 24th June 2019

Kerala tops NITI Aayog’s health index: Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s Health Index followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Target of housing for all to be achieved by 2020, says Government: Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri has expressed confidence that the target of completion of constructions of all houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana -Urban will be achieved by the end of 2020 as against the target of 2022.

Govt, opposition have to work together to fulfil dream of inclusive nation: PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the NDA government has begun to move in the right direction, without diversion or dilution.

44th anniversary of Emergency: BJP leaders term it the dark period in Indian history: Today is the 44th anniversary of the Emergency. The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency on the midnight of 25th of June in 1975.

K Natarajan appointed as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard: Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday replacing Rajendra Singh, who was the first cadre officer to head the force.

SC refuses to entertain Gujarat Congress plea against EC decision to hold separate bypolls for 2 RS seats: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging the Election Commission’s decision to hold separate by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.

Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade dies at 90: Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, who participated in Goa’s liberation movement, passed away early morning today in Pune. He was 90.

NITI Aayog releases second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report today: NITI Aayog releases the second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report in New Delhi today. The Report was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar in presence of NITI Aayog Member VK Paul, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and representatives from World Bank.

Jharkhand: Five people killed and 40 injured in bus accident: In Jharkhand, five people were killed and 40 injured in a bus accident at Annaraj Navadih Ghati of Garhwa district.

India women hockey returns after winning FIH Series finals 2019: India women hockey team arrived in New Delhi on Monday after clinching the women’s FIH Series Finals hockey tournament by beating hosts Japan 3-1 in the summit clash on Sunday.

Prasar Bharati Chairman says, it is a matter of shame that people still defend period of emergency: Prasar Bharati Chairman A. Surya Prakash has said, it is a matter of shame that people still defend period of emergency which the country witnessed under former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers today: Union External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar files his nomination as Member of Parliament from Gujarat’s Rajya Sabha seat.

Jharkhand mob lynching: 11 arrested, 2 cops suspended: Eleven people were arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man, who was thrashed by a mob in Saraikela near Jamshedpur for alleged theft.

J&K Reservation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha: The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Government to launch Universal Smart Card Driving License: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences.

SC asks Centre and the Bihar govt for response on encephalitis deaths: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre and the Bihar government within seven days on the issue of the deaths of more than 100 children in Muzaffarpur due to the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75: Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini passed away yesterday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi.

Last day of filing of nomination for by-polls to 6 Rajya Sabha seats: Today is the last day of filing of nomination for by polls to six rajya sabha seats in three states- Gujarat, Bihar, and Odisha.

Aadhar (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha on Monday. It will replace an ordinance issued in March this year and proposes stiff penalties for violation of norms.

Tensions after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka concern UNHRC Chief: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over the religious and ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday attacks saying the friction between the government and the President is a human right concern.

US President Donald Trump signs order to impose fresh sanctions on Iran: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which he said, will impose hard-hitting sanctions on Iran and deny the Iranian Supreme Leader and other officials access to financial instruments within US jurisdiction.

Rail link resumes between Sylhet-Dhaka-Chattogram after the accident: The rail communication between Sylhet and other parts of Bangladesh resumed late in the evening yesterday after the train accident at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar on Monday.

Bangladesh receives highest ever FDI in 2018: Bangladesh received net foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to $3.61 billion in 2018, which is its highest ever.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a 3-day visit to India: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be on a three-day visit to India from today.

Bombay HC asks for scrutiny of Choksi’s medical papers: The Bombay High Court sought a sealed report from an expert team of doctors at the state-run JJ Hospital on the medical condition of diamantaire Mehul Choksi that whether he was in a position to travel.

RBI launches CMS for filing online complaints against banks, NBFCs: The Reserve Bank of India has launched an application on its website for lodging complaints against banks and NBFCs with a view to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances.

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs: In the ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs at Southampton last night. Chasing the victory target of 263 runs set by Bangladesh, Afghanistan were all out for only 200 in 47 overs.

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