Current Affairs This Week (16-06-2019)

  • Leader of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament)
    A Leader of House is a Rajya Sabha member who either holds a rank of cabinet minister or another nominated minister. The Leader has a seat next to ex-officio Chairperson of Rajya Sabha (the Vice President of India), in the front row. The term Leader of the House has been defined in Rule 2(1) of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajya Sabha.

 

  • Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts
    An eight-year-old Indian expat student has collected nearly 15,000 kg of paper waste in Dubai as part of the Emirates Environmental Group’s nationwide recycling campaign.

 

  • Girish Karnad
    Playwright, translator, film director and actor, screenplay writer, director of FTII in Pune, director of the Nehru Centre in London and chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi. The renowned playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee.

 

  • Chaukhandi Stupa: Monument of National Importance
    According to a notification issued by Union Ministry of Culture, Chaukhandi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist site located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been declared as ‘protected area of national importance’ by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

 

  • India & Portugal to set up National Maritime Heritage Museum
    India and Portugal will cooperate in setting up of a national maritime heritage museum at ancient Indian site of Lothal in Gujarat. Lothal (literally means the mound of dead) was one of port cities of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization).

 

  • Maldives conferred Country’s highest honour on PM Modi
    Prime Minister Modi was conferred with Maldives’ highest honour- ‘Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen‘ in Male, (Maldives capital) during his two-day state visit to the island country.

 

  • China launches Space Rocket from Yellow Sea for 1st time
    China launched a space rocket named “Long March 11” from a mobile launch platform in Yellow Sea off Shandong province (China) for the first time. With this China became 3rd nation following the U.S. and Russia to successfully demonstrate ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform.

 

  • june 7: 1st World Food Safety Day observed
    Theme- ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’. It was first ever World Food Safety Day. The WFS day was facilitated by World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations (UN).

 

  • SriLankan named world’s most punctual airline
    Sri Lanka state-run Srilankan Airlines had been named the world most punctual airline with 90.75 percent of its flights arriving on time in May 2019, by the portal flightstats.com.

 

  • DMRC: India’s 1st project Power from Waste-to-Energy
    The plant is India first Euro norms compliant waste-to-energy facility the DMRC said. The Delhi Metro has been working continuously towards the conservation of the environment. It is the first ever rail based organisation in the world to claim carbon credits.

 

 

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