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Current Affairs of 10th June

Anjali Singh, Published On:10-Jun-2019

 

                       Current affairs

1.Impressed by the fully solar powered operations at the Cochin International Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it should be an inspiring model for energy guzzlers.

  • The PM also suggested that solar panels could be installed on the roof of the galleries of stadiums.

2.Sangareddy jail launches  FM radio service ‘Antarvani’

  • In a move to improve communication with inmates and bring their hidden talents to the fore, the district jail authorities in Telangana are launching an FM radio service, ‘Antarvani’ (inner voice).
  • Five inmates have already received training in speaking impressively, playing songs, and entertaining listeners. Another five are currently undergoing training.
  • The radio broadcast will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

3.Thirty­ six new four bedroom duplex flats, each complete with a modular kitchen and office space, are waiting for newly elected MPs in North Avenue in Lutyens’ Delhi.

  • The flats, which offer a view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be handed over to the Lok Sabha Secretariat by June­end for allotment to the MPs.
  • The official says the low ­rise buildings are equipped with solar panels, LED lights, basement parking for two cars each and modern amenities. The flats have been constructed at a cost of around ₹80 crore against the sanctioned cost of ₹92 crore.
  • The Central Public Works Department started the work in October 2017 after demolishing the old flats built several decades ago.

4.Kassym­ Jomart Tokayev, the interim President of Kazakhstan handpicked by veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev as his successor, was to confirm his position in an election triggered by Mr. Nazarbayev’s resignation.

  • Hundreds of people protested, criticising the election as undemocratic. But the smooth transition is positive news for its neighbours Russia and China as well as for foreign energy and mining companies who have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in the Central Asian state.
  • For many of its 12 million registered voters, Mr. Tokayev, a former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, was the only familiar face among seven candidates in a brief and uneventful campaign.

5.In a strategically significant move, the government has decided to fast-track integration of Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles into over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets under a closely-guarded project.

  • The decision to speed up implementation of the "strategic" project was taken nearly six weeks after the Balakot air strikes and subsequent Pakistani retaliation.
  • State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and the BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL), an Indo-Russia joint venture, are implementing the project.
  • Considering IAF's requirement, both HAL and BAPL were directed to expedite implementation of the project so that it can be completed much before the scheduled deadline of December 2020.
  • The Brahmos, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, coupled with the superlative performance of the Sukhoi aircraft will give the IAF a strategic reach and will allow it to dominate the ocean and the battle fields in the region, according to an assessment by the IAF.

             Appointment and Resignation

6.Former Chief Secretary Ajeya Kallam appointed as the principal advisor to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

  • It was issued by Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam. He will have cabinet rank and leading the secretaries in the Chief Minister's office.
  • He will be in the position for 3 years, with a monthly salary of Rs 2.5 lakhs.

7.Manpreet Vohra, presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Indian Ambassador-designate to Mexico, has been elected as the next High Commissioner of India to Belize, with residence in Mexico City.

                           Obituary

8.Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad, a progressive voice that championed the freedom of expression, passed away. He was 81.

  • A multifaceted personality, Karnad has acted in several plays and movies that have received critical acclamation.
  • Karnad, a recipient of Jnanpith Award, was also conferred the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992.

                             Sports

9.Former world champion Viswanathan Anand pulled off an easy win over Wesley So of United States to be joint fifth after the fifth round of the Altibox Norway chess tournament.

  • Anand proved why he is hailed as the speed king when he easily managed a draw in the Armageddon game as black and won 1.5-0.5 against Wesley.

10.Indian junior women's hockey team won Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final.

  • India ended the tournament three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.
  • The second quarter of the game created a new record over it.

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website

 






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