Daily Current GK Update
11 June, 2019
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Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket
Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket, ending a roller-coaster career during which he became the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer.
The 37-year-old cricketer announced his decision in Mumbai. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODls and 58 T20ls for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed the most success.
Source: – News On AIR
NCGG and Maldives Civil Services Commission Sign MOU
The National Center for Good Governance (NCGG), India’s leading civil services training institution, has entered into an MOU with the Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building of 1000 Maldives civil servants over the next 5 years.
The agreement was signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Male. The agreement envisages that NCGG will be the nodal institution for designing customised training modules and its implementation taking into account the requirements of the Civil Service Commission, Maldives.
Source: – Press Information Bureau
All states can now constitute foreigners tribunals
The Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA) has amended the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964, and has empowered district magistrates in all States and Union Territories to set up tribunals to decide whether a person staying illegally in India is a foreigner or not.
Earlier, the powers to constitute tribunals were vested only with the Centre. The amended Foreigners (Tribunal) Order, 2019 also empowers individuals to approach the Tribunals. These tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies, earlier unique to Assam.
Source: – The Hindu
- Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix 2019
Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton secures a record-breaking seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was penalised for dangerous driving.
Source: – BBC News
- Gopalaswami named BCCI’s electoral officer for AGM
Former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami has been appointed as an electoral officer for the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on October 22, 2019.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA), which was appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2017 to oversee the sweeping reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, met at the BCCI headquarters to discuss the road map for the elections.
Source: – Business Standard
Military Government Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha elected Thailand’s PM
Thailand’s new parliament has elected military government chief Prayuth Chanocha as the country’s prime minister. He received 500 votes to 244 for Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of the Future Forward Party. Prayuth’s appointment becomes official when it is endorsed by King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Source: – Aljazeera
TCS overtakes Reliance Industries as India’s most valuable company
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday surpassed Reliance Industries (RIL) to become the most valued firm by market valuation. At the close of trade, the market capitalisation of TCS was at 38,37,194.55 crore, which was 31,170.47 crore more than that of RIL’s 78,36,024.08 crore m-cap. RIL had last month reclaimed the status of India’s most-valued firm by overtaking TCS.
Source: – Livemint
French Open: Rafael Nadal lifts Men’s Singles title for 12th time
In Tennis, world number two Rafael Nadal has lifted the French Open Men’s Singles title for the 12th time. In the summit clash played at Paris, the Spaniard defeated Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem, 6-3, 57, 6-1, 6-1 to win at the Roland Garros for the third straight year.
The 33-year-old became the first player to win 12 Singles titles at the same Grand Slam and has now won 18 majors overall.
Source: – BBC Sport
Noted playwright, actor and filmmaker, Girish Karnad passes away
Noted actor, filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad passed away. He was 81. He was a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was also conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, and had won several accolades for direction in Kannada cinema.
Source: – The Quint
Automobile major Mahindra wins Gold Award in South Africa
Automobile major Mahindra won the Gold Award in South Africa for fairing on various indicators, including level of satisfaction among its network of dealers and the manner of allocation of vehicles to them.
Mahindra, which has been in South Africa for the past 16 years, received the award from the country’s National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) which tests dealers’ satisfaction with the way a brand supports and communicates with them.
Source: – The Hindu Business Line