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2nd June 2019 Current Affairs
World Milk Day: 1st June

 

World Milk Day is observed every year on 1st June since 2001 to spread awareness about the importance of milk in our life and society as a global food.

The theme of World Milk Day 2019 is "Drink Milk: Today & Everyday".

The day is established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 

 

Mahammadu Buhari sworn in as the President of Nigeria for a second term

 

Mahammadu Buhari has been sworn in as Nigeria's president for a second term.

Buhari belongs to All Progressives Congress (APC), won his re-election bid against his rival Atiku Abubakar of peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) by over 3 million votes.

Buhari, a former military ruler, won 56% of the votes cast. 

He was in power since 2015.

 

ICC launches criiio campaign on eve of World Cup

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched the criiio campaign on the men's World Cup.

The initiative will bring together 460 million people playing cricket globally to celebrate the magnificent diversity of cricket.

The ICC asked the fans to join the social cricket tribe by sharing pictures and videos of where and how they play cricket across the world using the newly launched #criiio and visiting criiio.com.

This is the first of a series of programs that will be launched by ICC over the next 12 months.

 

Karambir Singh assumes charge as new Navy Chief

 

Admiral Karambir Singh assumed charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).

Singh is the first helicopter pilot from the Indian Navy to lead the naval armed forces.

He succeeded Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba, who retired from the service after completion of 3 years.

Singh was the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.

 

Indian writer Annie Zaidi wins USD 100,000 Global Book Prize 'Nine Dots'

 

Indian writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the 2019 winner of the USD 100,000 Nine Dots Prize.

The prestigious book prize is awarded for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.

The objective is to promote, engage and encourage innovative thinking so as to address problems facing the modern world.

Annie Zaidi is a Mumbai-based freelance writer.

She won Nine Dots Prize for her entry titled 'Bread, Cement, Cactus'-combining memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India.

 

Ajit Doval stays as NSA, gets cabinet rank with a 5-year term

 

Ajit Doval has been re-appointed as the National Security Adviser (NSA) for a second five-year term.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinets has approved the appointment of Ajit Doval, IPS (Retired) as National Security Adviser with effect from 31st May 2019.

His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders.

 

Rajasthan govt. increase financial aid given to girls under 'Aapki Beti' scheme

 

Rajasthan government has increased the financial assistance given to school girls under the 'Aapki Beti' scheme and ex-gratia payment to the families of polling personnel who die during election duty.

The amount has been increased from Rs 1,100 to Rs 2,100 for the girls studying in class 1 to 8 and for the girls in class 9 to 12, the financial aid has been increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500. Similarly, the government has also increased ex-gratia payment to the next of kin an official killed on election duty from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

Girls living under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and whose mother or father or both have died to get annual financial assistance in the state, under the Aapki Beti Scheme.

 

Telangana enhances Rythu Bandhu Scheme

 

Telangana government has issued guidelines to extend the Rythu Bandhu scheme for 2019-20.

The government enhanced the Rythu Bandhu scheme from Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per acre and decided to release funds in the view of ensuing Kharif season. 

The Rythu Bandhu scheme was implemented in the year 2018-19 with the objective of relieving the farmers from the debt burden and not allowing them to fall in the debt trap.

 

Free rides scheme for women in Delhi

 

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has announced fee of cost Delhi Metro and DTC bus rides for women.

As per the announcement, the expenses of the free metro and bus rides will be borne by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

The scheme is expected to cost Rs 700 crore to the Delhi government

The major objective of providing free Delhi Metro and DTC rides is to ensure safe travel experience for women in the capital city.

 

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