Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge NEWS 16 June 2019

National Current Affairs 16 June 2019

1. Father’s Day: 16 June 2019

Father's Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June to honour the journey of fatherhood and the role that father's play in the family structure and society.

This year, it is be celebrated on June 16 (Sunday) in India. It complements similar celebrations honouring family members, such as Mother's Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents' Day.

2. World’s highest weather stations installed on Mount Everest

A team of Tribhuvan University and National Geographic Society scientists and researchers have installed the world’s highest, fully automated weather stations atop Mount Everest.

Total five weather stations, including one at a record height of 27,657 feet, were installed on the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level.The weather station will record data on temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction.

3. Central Government granted the approval to set up of e-Foreigner Tribunal (e-FT) in Assam

Central Government has permitted to set up e-Foreigner Tribunal (e-FT) in Assam.

It is a quasi-judicial authority which assesses the question of the authenticity of a person’s citizenship. It should be set up by July 31, 2019, when the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is published.The CEO of e-FT Mission Anand Prakash Tiwari said that the proposed integrated e-FT IT system will be implemented across the state for effective monitoring and resolution of cases registered with Foreigner Tribunal.

4. PM Kisan Pension Scheme

Farmers will have to contribute Rs 100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana that seeks to provide a minimum fixed monthly pension of Rs 3,000 on the attainment of 60 years.

The central government will also contribute an equal amount to the pension fund to be managed by the LIC, which will be responsible for the pension payout.The Modi 2.0 government in its first cabinet meeting had approved a separate pension scheme for farmers with an aim to cover 5 crore beneficiaries in the first three years.

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5. Bharat Dynamics bags Rs 1,188 cr contract from Indian Navy

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a contract worth of Rs 1,187.82 crore for supply of Heavy Weight Torpedoes - Varunastra - to the Indian Navy.

The execution of the contract will be over the next 42 months.The weapon will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam Unit under collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).The Heavy Weight Torpedo or the Varunastra is a ship launched, electrically propelled underwater weapon equipped with one of the most advanced automatic and remote-controlled guidance systems.

6. Adani group gets final approval for coal mine project in Australia

Gautam Adani on won the last two environmental clearances to begin work on the ₹10,000 crore Carmichael coal mine project in Australia

Australia’s Queensland government approved Adani’s plans to manage groundwater and protect an endangered bird species, clearing the way for the project in the Galilee Basin expected to dig up 10mt of coal every year.The project aims to ensure energy security for India and create more jobs for Australia.Adani Group's mining project in Australia faced various controversies for almost nine years as the environmentalists warned it of the severe damage it might cause to the Great Barrier Reef.

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7. Indian compound women's team win bronze at Archery World Championships

Jyothi Surekha Vennam produced a stellar show to help India clinch two bronze medals in the compound women's section of Archery World Championships in the Netherlands.

The Asian Games silver medalist first led the fight back in the team event by shooting six perfect 10s out of eight arrows.Jyothi then clinched another bronze in the evening session when she pipped world number two Yesim Boston of Turkey 10-9 in the shoot-off.

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8. Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away

Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away in Thiruvananthapuram.

Ramesan had received the 2017 Kerala Sahithya Akademi award for overall contributions.He wrote lyrics for Malayalam movies such as Njattadi, Aashamsakalode, Uncle Bun, Malootty, and Vasudha.

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