Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge NEWS 10 June 2019

International Current Affairs 10 June 2019

1. UAE Cabinet adopts "National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031"

The UAE Cabinet adopted the ‘National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031’ during its meeting at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.

One of the most important initiatives is the development of the first 'National Wellbeing Observatory' to support the policymaking process.The strategy is based on a national framework of three main levels - individuals, society and the country. It includes 14 components and nine strategic objectives, which include enhancing people's wellbeing by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, promoting good mental health and adopting positive thinking.

2. Pakistan's economic growth expected to hit 3.3 %

Pakistan's economic growth in the financial year ending in June is expected to hit 3.3 per cent, well below the target of 6.3 per cent.

According to the Economic Survey, the dip in economic growth is expected as the government failed to meet targets in nearly all sectors.The manufacturing sector slid by 0.3 per cent and the large scale manufacturing showed a negative growth of 2 per cent against the target 8.1 per cent.

3. Imports from Pakistan to India declined by 92% in March

Imports from Pakistan to India has declined by 92 per cent to 2.84 million US dollars in March this year.

The reason behind this decline is the imposition of 200 per cent customs duties on all products following Pulwama terror attack.During the January-March period of 2018-19 fiscal, the imports from Pakistan declined by 47 per cent to 53.65 million dollars.India's exports to Pakistan to have dipped by about 32 per cent to over 171. million dollars in March.India had revoked the MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status to Pakistan in the aftermath of the terror attack. It had granted the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996.

4. Forex reserves increase by 1.8 billion to 421.8 billion

The country's foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 1.875 billion to USD 421.867 billion in the week ending May 31.

Reserve Bank weekly data released showed that foreign currency assets, which is a major component of the overall reserves, rose by USD 1.946 billion to USD 394.134 billion.According to the RBI data, after remaining stable for the past few weeks, gold reserves declined by USD 62.9 million to USD 22.958 billion.

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5. Hamilton wins 7th Canadian GP after Vettel penalty

Lewis Hamilton secured a record-breaking seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving.

During the race, both Vettel and Hamilton were engaged in a head-to-head battle when the former ran across the grass accidentally.The incident led to the awarding a five-second race time penalty to the German driver.

6. French Open: Rafael Nadal lifts Men's Singles title for the 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, 5-7, 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.

7. French Open 2019 Concludes

The 2019 French Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts.

The 123rd edition of the French Open took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.The winners of the various categories are as follows:Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal (Spain)Women’s Singles: Ashleigh Barty (Australia)          Men’s Doubles: Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Andreas Mies (Germany)Women’s Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France)Mixed Doubles: Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

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8. Noted actor, dramatist Girish Karnad passed away

Noted actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru due to multi-organ failure.

Coming to fame as Kannada playwright in the 1960s, he went on to become a critically acclaimed actor and filmmaker during the later years.Besides the Jnanpith award, Karnad was also conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.Vamsha Vruksha, Ek Tha Tiger, Nagamandala and Malgudi Days are some of the movies and TV serials in which he played a role.

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