1st June 2019 Current Affairs
World No-Tobacco Day: 31st May


World No-Tobacco Day is observed globally every year on 31st May.

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health".

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.


Goa celebrated its statehood day: 30th May


Goa celebrated its statehood day on 30th May.

Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union on this day in 1987. Before this, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was a union territory.

About Goa

Capital - Panaji

Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant (13th CM)

Governor - Mridula Sinha


NSIC signs MoU with Ministry of MSME


The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed an MoU with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2019-20.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Ravindra Nath, Chairman & Managing Director, NSIC and Dr. Hafsah, CEO, SME Corp. Malaysia.

The MoU envisages provision of enhanced services by NSIC under its marketing, financial, technology, and other support services schemes, for MSMEs in the country.

The corporation also plans to enhance its activities in the areas of imparting entrepreneurship and skill development training.

About NSIC

Headquarter - New Delhi

Founded - 1955


US removes India, Switzerland from its currency monitoring list


The US government has removed India from its monitoring list of major trading partners after certain developments and steps were taken by New Delhi addressing some of its major concerns.

Switzerland is the other nation that has been removed from the list. The list currently includes Japan, China, Germany, South Korea, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam among other.

India moves up to 43rd in competitiveness; Singapore tops chart


India has moved up one place to rank 43rd in most competitive economy in the world on the back of its robust economic growth, a large labour force and Singapore has toppled the US to grab the top position, a global study showed.

Hong Kong SAR has secured 2nd position as same as last year

The Us ranked 3rd in the ranking.

Switzerland ranked 4th in the ranking.

UAE first time entered into the top 5 ranking. Last year in 2018 UAE ranked 7th.

Venezuela ranked last in the ranking due to high inflation, poor access to credit and a weak economy.

Global Day of Parents: 1st June


Global Day of Parent is observed on the 1st June every year to honor parents and therir commitment to children worldwide.

The theme for the 2019 Global Day of Parents is "Honor Your Parents".

Global Day of Parents was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honour parents throughout the world.

Complete List of Ministers of India with Portfolio 2019

Narendra Damodardas Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second consecutive term at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, on 30th May 2019. Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. Besides Modi, the President appointed the Prime Minister's council of ministers which included Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, and Sadananda Gowda, also took the oath. A total of 24 Cabinet Minister and as many ministers of states along with nine ministers of states with independent charge took the oath of the office and secrecy.

List of Cabinet Ministers of India with Portfolio 2019

Cabinet Ministers of India Portfolio
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel

Public Grievances and Pensions;

Department of Atomic Energy;

Department of Space; and

All important policy issues; and

All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Rajnath Singh  Minister of Defence
Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Minister of MSMEs
DV Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman  Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
Ramvilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;

Minister of Rural Development; and

Minister of Panchayati Raj

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister of Law and Justice;

Minister of Communications; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries
Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs
Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' Minister of Human Resource Development
Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Women and Child Development; and

Minister of Textiles

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Minister of Health and Family Welfare'

Minister of Science and Technology; and

Minister of Earth Sciences

Prakash Javadekar

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and

Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Piyush Goyal

Minister of Railways; and

Minister of Commerce and Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Steel

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs
Pralhad Joshi

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs;

Minister of Coal; and

Minister of Mines

Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Arvind Ganpat Sawant Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
Giriraj Singh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti


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