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Current Affairs of 25th June

Anjali Singh, Published On:25-Jun-2019


                            Current affairs

1.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal laid the foundation stone for a ₹600­ crore water treatment plant (WTP) at Chandrawal. 

  • The plant, with a capacity of 105 million gallons per day (MGD), is expected to be completed in three years. 
  • Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), said that by 2024, every single household will have access to 24x7 potable drinking water through taps.
  • The city faces a water shortage of around 220 MGD, with a requirement of about 1,120 MGD and an average water production of about 900 MGD. On certain days, the production peaks to 936 MGD, but it cannot be sustained at that level.

 2.The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) aims at raising nearly ₹5,000 crore in the third round of bidding inviting private players to collect toll and operate roads. 

  • The bids for the third phase of toll­ operate­ transfer (TOT) were invited on June 13 and the last date of submission of bids is September 11. 
  • The initial estimated value of the concession is ₹4,995.48 crore, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Rajya Sabha
  • These projects are spread across Tamil Nadu, U.P., Bihar and Jharkhand and have a cumulative length of 566 km. They will be given to the selected bidders for 30 years.

3.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a Complaint Management System (CMS) — an online portal to facilitate bank customer grievance redressal processes. 

  • The CMS portal can be accessed on RBI’s website and complaints can be lodged against any of the entities regulated by the central bank. 
  • CMS will be accessible on desktops as well as on mobile devices. 
  • The RBI also plans to introduce a dedicated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for tracking the status of complaints

4.US President Donald Trump will hold a number of meetings with world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of G-20 meeting in Japan this week and is expected to discuss several issues, including trade.

  • Trump is scheduled to leave for Japan on June 27 to attend the two-day summit meeting of G-20 leaders in Osaka on June 28 and 29.
  • The G-20 summit is an opportunity for leaders of the world to speak frankly with one another about the state of the economy, other issues including trade, energy, innovation, workforce development, quality infrastructure and women's economic empowerment, said the senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. 

5.Foreign Minister S Jaishankar announced that his Ministry proposes to pursue the manufacture of e-passports on priority so that a new passport booklet with advanced security features can be rolled out in the near future. 

  • The Ministry has initiated discussions with the India Security Press regarding the project for issue of chip enabled e-passports to the citizens. We propose to pursue the manufacture of e-passports on priority so that a new passport booklet with advanced security features can be rolled out in the near future 

              Appointment and Resignation

6.Senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar, MLA from Vidarbha, was nominated the new Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. 

  • Assembly speaker Haribhau Bagde announced Mr. Wadettiwar’s nomination after the impasse over selection of deputy chairman of the Council was resolved with the appointment of Shiv Sena’s Neelam Gorhe.  
  • Mr. Wadettiwar’s elevation as LoP is also seen as a reward for his contribution in the victory of the lone Congress MP from Maharashtra from Chandrapur Lok Sabha constituency.

                  Awards and Recognition

7.Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun), directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, won the award for ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement’ at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, becoming the first Indian film to win a major award at the festival. It was one among the 3,964 entries submitted from 112 countries.


8.BJP’s Rajasthan unit president Madan Lal Saini passed away after a brief illness. 

  • Mr. Saini was also a member of Rajya Sabha. 

                       Books and Authors

9.The New Delhi Conspiracy, published by Harper Collins, is Ms. Lekhi first foray into fiction writing and she has co written the book with Krishna Kumar who works with her.

  • The death of a scientist on the doorstep of a woman politician in New Delhi, and his last words about a death threat to the Indian Prime Minister — these are the bare bones of a plot for a crime thriller penned by Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP MP from New Delhi.


10.Australia hailed “humble and inspirational” Ashleigh Barty as the new queen of tennis after she joined Evonne Goolagong Cawley as the country’s second woman to reach World No. 1. 

  • The French Open champion claimed the top spot by beating Julia Goerges to win the Birmingham WTA title, capping a remarkable rise by the 23 ­year ­old who once quit tennis to play cricket.

12.Former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis, who was Australian Open runner ­up in 2006, will quit tennis after this year's Wimbledon.

13.Hannah Green became the first Australian to win a Major in 13 years, holding off a pack of marquee players with a wire ­to­ wire victory at the Women's PGA Championship

  • The 22­ year ­old Green, who had never won on the LPGA Tour before, delivered an even ­par 72 and a one ­stroke victory over defending champion Park Sung­hyun.

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

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