Current Affairs: 20th June 2019

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                                                          NATIONAL

1 - NITI Aayog has proposed to sell only e-vehicles after 2030.
  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, think tank of the government, has proposed that only Electric Vehicles (EVs) should be sold after 2030. This is proposed in order to expand the scope of the clean fuel technology beyond two and three-wheelers.
  • The panel headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had suggested earlier that only EV (three-wheelers and two-wheelers) with an engine capacity of up to 150 cc should be sold from 2025 onwards.
2 - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 20th Meeting of the FSDC in New Delhi.
  • ·Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs chaired the 20th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) held in New Delhi.
  • It was attended by senior officers of the Government of India and the Financial Sector Regulators.
  • The meeting reviewed the current global and domestic economic situation and financial stability issues including those concerning Banking and NBFCs.
  • About Financial Stability and Development Council
  • Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is an apex-level body constituted by the government of India
                                                    INTERNATIONAL

1 - Worldwide Displacement tops 70.8 million at the end of 2018: UNHCR report.
  • According to the recently released UNHCR’s (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) annual Global Trends report, almost 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced in 2018, the most since World War II and doubled the number of 20 years ago.
  • The report states that the number of people fleeing persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations rose by 2.3 million in 2018.
  • About 4 million Venezuelans and more than 1.5 million Ethiopians were the largest displaced population in 2018.
  • The countries with most IDPs are Syria and Colombia.

2 - Bangladesh emerged as the fastest economy in Asia-Pacific: Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) in it’s Asian Development Outlook (ADO) stated that Bangladesh emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Higher public sector investment, stronger consumption demand, revival in exports, improved power supply and higher growth in private sector credit were the key factors of the high growth performance of Bangladesh.
  •  In 2018-19, Bangladesh registered a growth rate of 7.9%. It was the fastest rate since 1974.
  • It predicted that the growth will be 8% in the next financial year 2019-20.

                                                             APPOINTMENTS

1 - Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed as Pakistan’s new ISI chief. 
  • The Pakistan Army appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency. He was the Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He succeeded Lt General Asim Munir.

                                                            SPORTS

1 - Rashid Khan becomes most expensive bowler in World Cup history
  • Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the most expensive bowler in World Cup history.
  •  He is the world’s No.3 ODI bowler.
  •  The record earlier belonged to New Zealand’s Martin Snedden 105 runs for two wickets against England in the 1983 World Cup.

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