Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge NEWS 17 June 2019

International Current Affairs 17 June 2019

1. Netanyahu renames Golan heights after Trump

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially renamed a settlement in Golan height after United States President Donald Trump.

Notably, the community is now just an isolated outpost of 10 resident. In April, Netanyahu had said he would name a new community in the Golan Heights after the US President to thank him for recognising Israel's sovereignty over the area, which Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed in 1981.The United States became the first country to recognise the Golan Heights as part of Israel on March 25.

National Current Affairs 17 June 2019

2. Punjab to prepare water management plan with Israel

Punjab Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria met a team of experts from Israel in Chandigarh to prepare a comprehensive water management master plan for the state.

The experts will submit their report of recommendations within 18 months.Earlier, the Israeli team visited various parts of the state to assess the present situation and the challenges in the water sector in the State.The National Water company of Israel M/s Mekorot and Punjab Government had signed an agreement in April 2019 after the visit of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to Israel in October 2018.

3. Assam govt to set up Skill University at Darrang district

Assam government will set up a Skill University at the cost of 850 crore rupees at Darrang district.

This will be perhaps the first skill university of the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.The admission test for the first batch of the North East Skill Centre will be held on 30th of this month.He said 80 per cent seats will be reserved for Assam and rest 20 per cent for other North Eastern states.

4. Assam Transport Minister launches State Transport Corporation's ‘Chalo’ app

Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary launched the State Transport Corporation's ‘Chalo’ app for Guwahati.

The app will help commuters to know about the live arrival time of their bus so they can plan their travel accordingly.People can also track the live GPS position of their bus on a map. It will also ensure safe travel with features such as Emergency SOS. Mr Patowary also unveiled a one-of-a-kind transport map for the State Transport bus network in Guwahati that has been developed by Chalo.

5. ADB approves Rs 1,650 cr infra projects in Tripura

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved projects for infrastructure development worth Rs 1,650 crore ($235 million) in seven of the eight districts in Tripura.

The ADB would give 80 per cent of the amount as grant-in-aid and the Tripura Government would have to repay back only 20 per cent loan in due course of time.The release said that the Urban Development Department of the Tripura government would start preparing a detailed project report with the support of the ADB for speedy execution of the projects.

Important Appointments 17 June 2019

6. Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia´s first female president

Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia's first female president.

Caputova scored a convincing victory against Smer-SD candidate Maros Sefcovic.Known as the “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia” Caputova is a lawyer and an environmental activist, who came out of left field in the recent elections.

Points to Remember

Capital: BratislavaCurrency: Euro

People Awarded For Their Achievements 17 June 2019

7. Suman Rao from Rajasthan Crowned Miss India 2019

Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant.

20-year-old Suman, a college student, will represent India at Miss World 2019 in Thailand.Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh clinched Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title.Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title during the grand finale.

Important Sports Event 17 June 2019

8. India beat South Africa 5-1 to win FIH Series Finals

India thrashed South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.

India and South Africa have already qualified for the final round of the Olympic qualifiers before summit clash.Earlier in the day, Asian Games champion Japan defeated USA 4-2 to finish third in the competition.

9. Kohli becomes the fastest batsmen to reach 11,000 runs

Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach the 11,000 run mark in the ODI cricket.

He achieved the feat in the match between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.The Indian skipper has just taken 230 ODIs to complete 11,000 runs.Kohli needed 57 runs before this match to reach 11000 run mark in ODI cricket.The 30-year-old Kohli broke Tendulkar's record. Tendulkar had achieved the 11000 run mark against England in 2002 in his 284th ODI.

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