26th June 2019 Current Affairs for SBI | IBPS | IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways
PM Modi to attend G-20 summit in Japan from June 28-29


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan from June 28-29.

This would be the sixth time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be participating in the summit.

The summit will also be attended by Heads of State or government of member countries, EU and other invited nations and international organizations.

G-20 member are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.

The 2019 G-20 Osaka summit will be the 14th meeting of Group of Twenty (G-20).

It will be the first G20 summit to be hosted in Japan.

About G-20 Summit

Host country - Japan

Date - June 28-29

Chair - Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister


Kerala tops NITI Aayog's Health Ranking: Bihar, UP worst performers


Kerala topped the NITI Aayog's Health States Ranking for healthiest State in India for the second time in a row while Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the worst performing states.

Kerala was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra on the list.

The "Healthy States, Progressive India" report was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar. It is the second edition of its State Health Index.

Haryana, Jharkhand, and Assam have emerged as the states which have improved the most while Chattisgarh has witnessed the least improvement among all states.

The full list of rankings is as follows:

  • Kerala
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Maharastra
  • Gujarat
  • Punjab
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Karnataka
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • West Bengal
  • Haryana
  • Chhatisgarh
  • Jharkhand
  • Assam
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttrakhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Bihar
  • Uttar Pradesh

About Kerala

Capital - Trivananthapuram

Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan

National Park

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mathikettan Shole National Park
  • Pampadum Shole National Park
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Anamudi Shola National Park


Justice RS Chauhan appointed as 2nd Chief Justice of Telangana High Court


Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan has been appointed as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad.

He succeeded T.B. Radhakrishnan.

He belongs to Rajasthan.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan was administered his oath-taking ceremony.

About Telangana

 Capital - Hyderabad

Chief Minister - K. Chandrashekar Rao

Governor - E.S.L. Narasimhan

National Park -

  • Kasu Reddy National Park
  • Vanasthali National Park
  • Mrugavani National Park
  • Mahaveer Haina Vanasthali


RBI Deputy Governor ViralAcharya resigns before the end of tenure


Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has resigned from his post six months before the end of his tenure.

He was appointed as the RBI deputy governor by the government on January 23, 2017, for a three-year term.

He was in charge of the Financial Stability, Unit, Monetary Policy Department, Department of Economic and Policy Research, Financial Markets Operation Department, Financial Market Regulation Department, among others at the RBI.

The RBI has now left with three deputy governors N S Vishwanathan, B P Kanungo and M K Jain.

About RBI

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Governor - Shaktikanta Das (25th)


Dr. Gaurav Nigam honoured with 'Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019'


Dr. Gaurav Nigam, educationist, pediatrician, and the author has been conferred with 'Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019' 

He was selected for the award for excellence in school education on basis of his excellent performance, splendid achievement and outstanding contribution towards the innovative development and research activities in the field of school education in South Asian Region.

The award is given by Lyonpo Ugyen, Dorji, Minister for Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan at the Asian Leadership Summit held at Thimphu, Bhutan.

The event was organized by the Global Leaders Foundation.

Dr. Gaurav is a well-known educationist, pediatrician, founder of iCare, and founder of Intelligentsia. He is the author of the book titled 'Devil Inside My Mind'


Veyil Marangal wins Award at 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival


Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun) has become the first Indian film to won 'Outstanding Artistic Achievement' award at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.

The film is directed by Bijukumar Damodaran.

The film focusses on Dalit family from Kerala which loses everything in a major flood. They migrate to Himachal in search of livelihood at an apple orchard.


India's data usage per smartphone highest in World: Report


According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, India has the highest data usage per smartphone in the world, reaching 9.8 Giga Byte (GB) per month at the end of 2018.

The report also forecasts that this figure is likely to double to 18 GB per month per smartphone by 2024.

As per the Ericsson Mobility report, the total smartphone subscriptions in the region is likely to reach 1.1 billion by 2024, growing at 11% CAGR, while the total mobile broadband subscriptions in India are expected to grow from about 610 million in 2018 to 1.25 billion in 2024.

Increased numbers of LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions, attractive data plans being offered by the service provider and young people's changing viewing habits were the reasons for the data usage.

North East Asia comes second with 7.1 GB per month.


Mohamed Ould Ghazouani elected as the president of Mauritania


Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has been elected as the president of Mauritania, won the presidential election with 52% votes.

He will succeed Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

His nearest rival, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid, stood second with 18.58% votes. and Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, who is backed by the country's biggest Islamist party stood third with 17.87% votes.

The election was held for the first time in Mauritania, since independence from France in 1960

About Mauritania

Capital - Nouakchott

Currency - Mauritanian ouguiya


UAE launches UN-developed anti-money laundering platform 'goAML'


The United Arab Emirates has become the first country in the Gulf to launch a new anti-money laundering reporting platform 'goAML'.

The platform is developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to curb organised crimes.

All financial entities and Designated Non-Financial Business or Professions (DNFBPs) have to register on 'goAML' by 27th June 2019 to avoid penalties.

it will help the Financial Intelligence Unit of UAE to prevent money laundering, financing of terrorism and other illicit financial activities.

About UAE

Capital - Abu Dhabi

Currency - UAE Dirham

President - Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan


World Bank approves $147 Million Loan to the Government of Jharkhand


The World Bank has approved a $147 million loan agreement to the government of Jharkhand to provide urban services such as water supply, sewerage, drainage and urban road.

The objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company (JUIDCO).

About World Bank

Headquarters- Washington, D.C. United States

Founded - 1944


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