International Current Affairs 24 June 2019
1. Awami League of Bangladesh celebrated its 70th foundation
The ruling Awami League of Bangladesh celebrated its 70th founding day on 23rd June 2019.
Prime Minister and President of the Awami League of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has greeted the countrymen on this occasion.Awami League was founded on June 23, 1949, in Dhaka of the then East Pakistan. It led a number of major movements such as the Language Movement in 1952, anti- Ayub movement in 1962 and mass surge in 1969. Finally, after the Liberation War against the Pakistani forces actively supported by India, Bangladesh emerged as an independent country in 1971.
2. Ghazouani wins Mauritania presidency with 52 per cent of votes
Mauritania's government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election.
The electoral commission declared Ghazouani winner with 52% of the vote.His nearest rival, anti-slavery campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, came second with 18.58%.The election was the first in the sparsely populated Saharan nation's history, since independence from France in 1960, to choose a successor to a democratically elected president.
Points to Remember
Capital: NouakchottCurrency: Mauritanian ouguiya
National Current Affairs 24 June 2019
3. Dr Reddy''s launches the therapeutic equivalent of Vitamin K1
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched Phytonadione injectable emulsion USP, 10 mg/ml single dose ampules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione) in the U.S.A.
The company said the audit of its Formulations Manufacturing Plants (Vizag SEZ Plant 1 and Vizag SEZ Plant 2) at Duvvada, Visakhapatnam by the USFDA, has been completed on June 21 and it has been issued a Form 483 with 2 observations. As per the USFDA, Form 483 is issued to a firm's management at the conclusion of an inspection when the investigator has observed any conditions that in its judgement may constitute violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and related Acts.
4. Foodgrains production estimated at 283.37 million tonnes during 2018-19
The foodgrains production in the country is estimated at 283.37 million tonnes during 2018-19.
This is 17.63 million tonnes higher than the average production of the last three years.Official sources in the Agriculture Ministry said the Centre is implementing several Crop Development Schemes and Programs through the States.The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is conducting basic and strategic research relating to crop improvement, production and protection technologies suitable to different situations.
Important Appointments 24 June 2019
5. Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan sworn-in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan was sworn-in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad.
Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Justice Chauhan at Raj Bhavan.Justice Chauhan is the second Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court after the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court last year.
6. RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns 6 months before term ends
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigned six months before the scheduled end of his term.
Acharya took up his post on January 20, 2017, for a term of three years.He is the central bank's youngest deputy governor post-economic liberalisation. His tenure was to end on January 20, 2020. In December last year, Urjit Patel had stepped down from the post of RBI governor following differences with the government.
Important Sports Event 24 June 2019
7. Indian women's hockey team clinches FIH Series finals
Indian women's hockey team beat Asian Games champions and hosts Japan 3-1 in the summit clash of the FIH Series Finals in Hiroshima.
Indian men had won the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar recently.For India, Gurjit Kaur scored two goals while captain Rani Rampal gave India early lead.Gurjit was adjudged the highest scorer of the tournament with 11 strikes to her name while captain Rani Rampal was declared player of the tournament.
8. Hamilton wins French Grand Prix
The reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his run of form as he won the 2019 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard.
The win also marked Hamilton's sixth triumph in eight races this season.The Mercedes driver Hamilton defeated his teammate Valtteri Bottas.
People Who Are Not With Us
9. Former Pak Foreign Minister passes away
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar passed away.
Sattar served as the Foreign minister under then-president Pervez Musharraf government from 1999 to 2002.He was the part of Mussaraf delegation who visited India for the historic Agra Summit in 2001.Sattar also served as the foreign secretary from 1986-88.