Current Affairs: 21st June 2019

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1- For the First time, India opens water clinic for Elephants in Mathura
  • India has opened its first specialized hydrotherapy treatment centre for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments. It is situated in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is a collaboration of Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), Wildlife SOS.
2 - Union Government Restored ‘ration in kind’ to military officers in peace areas
  • On June 18, 2019, The government of India has brought back the provision of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers in peace areas by approving proposal given by the Ministry of Defence. The decision is taken by the new Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

3 - 20th Meeting of the FSDC chaired by Nirmala Sitharaman held in New Delhi
  • On Jue 20,2019 The 20th meeting on Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi. This was chaired under the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman.

                                             INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

1 - India ranked 20th among the top capital importing countries by Knight Frank
  •  Property consultants, Knight Frank in its Capital 2019 Report, assigned India with the 20th rank among the top capital importing countries, globally. In terms of outbound cross-border investments, it was ranked 30th.
  •  Globally, The United States (US) was the top capital importing country with an investment of $80.89 billion. It also topped the list of capital exporting countries with an investment of $59.62 billion, followed by Canada with $50.41 billion and Germany with $24.50 billion.

2 - Indian Navy executes Operation Sankalp in the Gulf of Oman to undertake maritime security
  • On June 21, 2019, India Navy launched “Operation Sankalp” in the Gulf of Oman. It is to recheck Indian flagged vessels operating through the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime incidents in the region.

3 - The US overtook China as India’s largest goods trading partner in 2018-19
  • The United States (US) overtook China to become India’s largest goods trading partner in 2018-19. Trade surplus of India with the US declined to $16.8 billion from $21.2 billion for 2017-18.

                                            AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
1 - Kolhapuri chappal gets GI (Geographical Indications) tag
  • World famous handcrafted footwear, Kolhapuri chappal gets a Geographic Indication (GI) tag from The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Mark. The tag was given to the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka,covering four districts each.
  • The four districts in Maharashtra are Kolhapur, Solapur, Sangli, and Satara and four districts in Karnataka are Dharwad, Belgaum, Bagalkot, and Bijapur.

                                                                        SPORTS

1 - IOC lifts sanctions against India to host international sporting events
  • On June 20, 2019, A non-governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, IOC (International Olympic Committee) lifted its sanctions imposed on Indian Olympic Association (IOA) hosting international sports events.

                                                             IMPORTANT DAYS

1 - International Day of Yoga 2019 observed on June 21
  • The 5th annual International Day of Yoga (IDY) was observed on June 21, 2019. There are two themes for World Yoga Day 2019 , United Nation has declared theme as “Yoga for Climate Action” and Ministry of Ayush , India has declared theme for Yoga Day is ” Yoga for Heart“.
  • Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga were given on the occasion of IDY 2019.
2 - World Music Day celebrated on June 21, 2019
  • The world music day is being celebrated across the country on June 21, 2019. It is also known as FĂȘte de la Musique’ meaning “festival of music”.It aims to honor both amateur and professional musicians. The theme of world music day 2019 is “Music at the intersections”.
3 - Summer Solstice day is observed on 21st June 2019
  • On June 21, 2019, Summer Solstice day was observed. It is also known as the ‘June Solstice’. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year which is considered as the start of the summer season. The Google Doodle celebrates the Summer Solstice in Northern Hemisphere to mark the beginning of the Summer Season 2019.

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