3rd June 2019 Current Affairs
Telangana Foundation Day: 2nd June


Telangana Foundation Day is observed every year on 2nd June since 2014 to mark the official formation of the state.

The State celebrates the Occasion with formal events across the districts.

On the occasion of the fifth Telangana State Formation Day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have extened their wishes to the people of the state.


Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa received baton of Chairman COSC


Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa received the baton of Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) from outgoing Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba.

Now, BS Dhanoa will be the Chairman of COSC with effect from May 31, 2019, due to the retirement of the Admiral Sunil Lnba on 31 May.


Former Flipkart Executive Sandeep Patil appointed as India MD of Truecaller


Former Flipkart Executive Sandeep Patil has been appointed as India Managing Director of Truecaller, as the Swedish spam identification app gets ready to launch its institutional leading business in the country.

Patil headed the consumer and commercial leading vertical at Flipkart until his new appointment with Truecaller.

India is the largest market for Truecaller with 60-70% of global revenue and user base.

Truecaller has about 100 employees in India, more than in Sweden, where it is based.

About Truecaller

Headquarter - Stockholm

Founded - 2009

Founder - Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi


Ministry of Environment launched a theme song 'Hawa Ane De' on air pollution


Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a theme song 'Hawa Aane De' to spread awareness about Air pollution.

The song was launched in the national capital.

The song was launched by Secretary, Ministry of Environment C K Mishra ahead of the World Environment Day on 5th -of June.

This year the theme of World Environment Day is Air Pollution.


Former President Pratibha Patil awarded Mexico Highest Civilian Award


Former President Pratibha Patil was honoured with Mexico's highest civilian award for foreigners titled 'Order Mexicana del Aguila Azteca' (order of the Aztec Eagle).

The award was presented by Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria.

She becomes the second Indian after the late President S. Radhakrishnan granted this honour.

Pratibha Patil has served as the first woman president of India during 2007-12.


Rakesh Mukhija named as the Chairman of Axis Bank


Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Rakesh Makhija as chairman of Axis Bank.

In March, the board of the bank had approved the appointment of Rakesh Mukhija as chairman subject to RBI clearance.

Mr. Makhija will be an independent director as the non-executive (part-time) chairman of the bank for a period of 3 years, with effect from July 18, 2019, up to July 17, 2022. 

He will succeed current Axis Bank Chairman Sanjiv Mishra.


Indian-origin Anita Bhatia appointed UN Deputy Executive Director


Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been appointed as the Deputy Executive Director in the global body's agency focused on women empowerment and gender equality.

Anita, a veteran in strategic partnerships has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the position.

Ms. Bhatia has had a distinguished career at the World Bank Group, serving in various senior leadership and management positions, both at the headquarters and in the field.


Nayib Bukele sworn in as president of EI Salvador


Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the president of EI Salvador, the Central American country, by the Speaker of the National Assembly.

He will succeed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a leftist former guerrilla.

About EI Salvador

Capital - San Salvador

Currency - United States Dollar


Former Basketball player, Lamar Odom launched a new book 'Darkness to light'


Former American professional basketball player, Lamar Odom, aged 39 launched a new book titled 'Darkness to light'.

The book reveals the dark secrets of his life.

The book has been published by BenBella book.

In his book, he has opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, his difficult childhood, past overdoes and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sex.


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