Current Affairs: 22nd june 2019

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35th GST Council Meeting held in New Delhi

  • On June 21, 2019, the 35th Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council Meeting was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and it was her first meeting after assuming the office.
  • In order to ease the current process of GST registration and reduce the paperwork involved, GST Council introduced a new system for verification of taxpayers registering themselves under GST
  • Tenure of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) was due to end by 30 November 2019. GST Council extended this tenure by two years, in order to enable it to take up all the pending cases.

2- World’s largest multi-stage, multi-purpose scheme Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project inaugurated in Telangana
  • On June 21, 2019, The first phase of the world’s largest multi-stage, multi-purpose scheme Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) worth Rs 80,000 crore was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrashekar Rao at Medigadda in Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district near the borders with Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh
  • It is constructed by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL).The project, built across Godavari river, has become the world’s biggest in terms of capacity‘Adarsh Station scheme’ developed 1,103 railways stations
3 -‘Adarsh Station scheme’ developed 1,103 railways stations
  • On June 21, 2019, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha stated that under Adarsh Station Scheme (ASS), of the 1,253 stations which were identified for development, 1,103 railway stations were developed. Modernisation and upgradation of railway stations in Indian Railways are undertaken from time to time under various modernisation schemes such as Model Station Scheme, Modern Station Scheme and Adarsh Station Scheme.
                                       INTERNATIONAL
1 - 3rd Indo-French cyber dialogue 2019 was held in Paris
  • On June 20, 2019, The third Indo-French cyber dialogue 2019 was held in Paris, France. The meeting was co-chaired by Henri Verdier, French Ambassador for Digital Affairs, and Upender Singh Rawat, Joint Secretary in charge of e-Governance, Information Technology and Cyber Diplomacy at the Ministry of External Affairs
2 - Saudi Arabia became the first Arab country to get FATF membership
  • Saudi Arabia became the first Arab country to get full membership of the Financial Action Task Force(FATF). With this, the number of permanent members in the group accounted to 39.
                                                      APPOINTMENTS
1 - Shefali Juneja appointed to the post of Representative of India in the Council of ICAO
  • On June 21, 2019, As per the order issued by personnel Ministry, Government of India, Shefali Juneja, a 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) was appointed as India’s representative in the Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for a period of three years.
  • She is currently serving as the Joint Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA).
  • She will replace Alok Shekhar (IAS officer ) who named for the post in October 2015.
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1 - Indian Gymnast, Pranati Nayak won bronze at 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Indian Gymnast, Pranati Nayak aged 23 won bronze medal in vault event at the 8th edition of Senior Asian Artistic Championships in Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She hails from West Bengal, India.

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