Current Affairs: 06 June 2019

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06 June, 2019

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  1. L&T Financial Services Launches ‘Digital Sakhi’ in Tamil Nadu

L&T Financial Services’ (LTFS) ‘Digital Sakhi’, an educational programme aimed at digital financial inclusion of rural women, was launched in two villages of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu.

LTFS in association with Sri Aurobindo Society will train and develop a team of 100 rural women (Digital Sakhis) as digital enablers, who in turn, will train about 40,000 others in using digital modes of payments.

Source: – The Hindu Business Line


  1. 14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) Summit held in Mecca

The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia was hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The official agenda of meeting was to address ‘current issues in Muslim world’ and ‘recent developments in a number of OIC member states.

Source: – Business Standard


  1. World Environment Day celebrated on 5 June

Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th in more than 100 countries. The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is ‘Beat Air Pollution’.

The day provides an opportunity to broaden the “basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.”

Source: – The United Nations


  1. International Day for the fight against illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing: 5 June

International Day for the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is organized every year on 5th June. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11-26 million tonnes of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10-23 billion.

Source: – The United Nations


  1. ‘2nd Global Disability Summit’ to be held in Buenos Aires

The ‘2nd Global Disability Summit’ will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Indian delegation will be headed by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.

The objective of the summit is to deliberate on issues across the world concerning empowerment and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to work out a mechanism for enabling them to live an independent and dignified life.

Source: – Press Information Bureau


  1. Global Gender Equality Index released: India ranks 95, Denmark tops

India ranked 95th out of 129 countries in a new index that measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace. The list was topped by Denmark. Chad was placed at bottom most position (129th ).

The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index has been developed by UK based Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global organizations. The new index includes 51 indicators across 14 of the 17 official Sustainable Development Goals and covers 129 countries across all regions of the world. China ranked at 74 position, Pakistan at 113 while Nepal and Bangladesh at 102 and 110 respectively.

Source: – The Moneycontrol


  1. Nirmala Sitharaman to attend G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting in Japan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend the two-day meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers and central bank governors in Japan. This will be the first overseas visit of Sitharaman as the Finance Minister.

She took charge as the first full-time woman Finance Minister of the country, recently. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also likely to attend the meeting at Fukuoka in Japan.

Source: – The Hindu Business Line


  1. Tamil Nadu gets $287 million World Bank loan for healthcare reform

The Centre, the Tamil Nadu Government and the World Bank have signed a $287-million loan agreement for the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme (TNHSRP).

TNHSRP aims to improve the quality of healthcare, reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and fill equity gaps in reproductive and child health services in the State, according to an official statement. Tamil Nadu is also dealing with a growing burden of NCDs as they account for nearly 69% of deaths in the State.

Source: – The Hindu Business Line


  1. JLR sign pact with BMW to develop next generation electric vehicles

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has joined hands with BMW to develop next-generation electric drive systems. The collaboration seeks to advance the development of electrification technology to support transition autonomous, connected, electric, shared (ACES) future, Jaguar Land Rover.

The two partners will invest jointly in research and development, engineering and procurement with an aim to provide the necessary economies of scale to support increased consumer adoption of electric vehicles.

Source: – The Hindu Business Line


  1. Indian Jr. Women’s Hockey team clinch Cantor Fitzgerald U-21

The Indian junior women’s hockey team clinched the Cantor Fitzgerald U-21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final at Dublin, Ireland. The win meant India ended the tournament with an unblemished record. With three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.

Source: – News on AIR

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