Daily Current Affairs 6th June 2019

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Daily Current Affairs 6th June 2019

IMPORTANT DAYS

Maharana Pratap Jayanti observed every year on 6th of June

  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti is observed every year on 6 June to celebrate birth anniversary of brave Rajput warrior.
  • This year (2019) marks his 479th birth anniversary.
  • He was the 13th Rajput king of Mewar.
  • Hardeep S Puri launched Swachh Survekshan 2020 League

NATIONAL UPDATE

Swachh Survekshan 2020 League in New Delhi

  • Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched Swachh Survekshan 2020 League in New Delhi.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the 5th edition of the annual cleanliness survey of urban India to be conducted between January – February 2020.
  • The league will be a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns in India.
  • The objective of this survey is to encourage people to participate and take initiatives towards garbage free society & defecation free cities.

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Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister- Hardeep Singh Puri (Constituency –Rajya Sabha MP, UP)

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE

 Russia opens its first Arctic Train

  • Russia inaugurated its first tourist train travelling through Russia’s Arctic region on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station.
  • The train, named “Zarengold” (“The Tsars gold” in German) complete with two restaurant cars.
  • The whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means.
  • Russia hopes to become the top economic and military power in the Arctic, foreseeing new trading routes as global warming breaks up the glaciers.

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  • Russia (Capital/Currency) – Moscow/ Ruble
  • President – Valadimir Putin

BUISNESS AND ECONOMY

RBI reduces repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 %

  • The Reserve bank of India in its bi-monthly monetary policy review today reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 per cent from 6.0 per cent with immediate effect.
  • Repo Rate – 5.75%
  • Reverse Repo Rate – 5.50%
  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) – 6%
  • Bank Rate – 6%
  • CRR- 4%
  • SLR -19%
  • RBI lowered the economic Growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7%
  • The next meeting of the MPC is scheduled during August 5-7.

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  • Shaktikanta Das- 25th Governor of RBI
  • HQ (Mumbai) Established (1st April 1935)

APPOINMENT & RESIGNATION

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed as the Chief of India Meteorological Dept. (IMD)

  • Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been appointed as Director General of Meteorology, IMD for a period of five years.
  • He will assume charge of the post on or after August 1, 2019.
  • The IMD is responsible for weather and climate related forecasts for the country.

Azim Premji to retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro in July

  • IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from 30th July this year. He led the company for 53 years.
  • The company said in a statement that he will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman

OBITURIES

Uttarakhand finance minister Prakash Pant passes away

  • Prakash Pant, the Finance Minister of Uttarakhand passed away today.
  • Governor Baby Rani Maurya, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Speaker Premchand Aggarwal have condoled the death of Prakash Pant.

Brij Mohan Khaitan passed away

  • Veteran Industrialist Brij Mohan Khaitan passed away at the age of 92.
  • He was the patriarch of the Williamson Magor Group that deals in dry-cell battery, tea and engineering services.
  • Mr. Khaitan got the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ICC in 2013.

Lennart Johansson passed away

  • The Founder of Champions League, Lennart Johansson passed away at an age of 89.
  • He was the former President of UEFA.
  • He served UEFA from 1990 to 2007.

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