current affair for june 11 2019

1. The annual festival of Kheer Bhawani Mela celebrated in J&K

Driven apart by three decades of conflict, Jammu and Kashmir’s two separated communities, Muslims and Pandits, on June 11 witnessed a rare union on the annual festival of Zyeshth Ashtami at the Kheer Bhawani temple in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, as hundreds of Pandits from across the country converged to pay obeisance.

2. India & Portugal to set up National Maritime Heritage Museum in Lothal

India and Portugal will cooperate in the setting up of a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal in Gujarat. The Indian Navy is keen to be a stakeholder in the project and the Portuguese Navy has agreed to assist with their experience of administering the maritime museum in Lisbon, according to defense sources. Initial discussions were held during the visit of Portuguese Defence Minister João Gomes Cravinho to India in April.

3. ASI declared Chaukhandi Stupa as Monument of National Importance

The 125-year-old Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra, and two Mughal-era monuments in Agra — Haveli of Agha Khan and Hathi Khana — are among the six monuments declared protected and of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 2018.

4. MHA allows all states to setup Foreigners Tribunals

With Assam’s National Register of Citizens as the backdrop, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has laid out specific guidelines to detect, detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally across the country. The MHA has amended the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964, and has empowered district magistrates in all States and Union Territories to set up tribunals to decide whether a person staying illegally in India is a foreigner or not. Earlier, the powers to constitute tribunals were vested only with the Centre.

5. Lewis Hamilton won 2019 Canadian Grand Prix

Vettle was penalised for unsafe return to the track after he went into the grass with Hamilton pressuring behind him. Vettel finished ahead of his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in fourth place. In the standings, Hamilton is 29 points clear of Bottas and already 62 ahead of Vettel. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was red with rage at being stripped of a much-needed win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.

6. India’s swashbuckling all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, announced retirement from all forms of cricket

Yuvraj Singh, who played a key role in India's 2011 World Cup win, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, after serving Indian cricket for 19 long years. The 37-year-old, however, will be available for overseas franchise-based leagues. One of India's finest all-rounders, Yuvraj featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He donned the India colors for the last time in 2017 as an indifferent form and injury issues forced him out of the national reckoning.

7. Tapan Ray, former Corporate Affairs Secretary appointed as MD of Gift City

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (Gift City) Monday said it has appointed former Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray as its Managing Director. With a career spanning more than three decades, Ray has held several key positions in the ministries of defence, textiles, power, science and technology, and planning in the Government of India.

8. IPS V.S. Kaumudi appointed as DG of BPR&D

The Centre on Monday appointed senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer V.S. Kaumudi as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) by downgrading the post to the level of Additional Director General. Kaumudi, a 1986 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IPS officer, is presently working as the Additional Director General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

9. Yes Bank’s Former Interim MD & CEO Ajai Kumar, Independent director Mukesh Sabharwal quits

Sabharwal, the former defense personnel, is supposed to have cited personal reasons for resigning from the board. Yes, Bank’s independent director Mukesh Sabharwal is said to have quit the board of directors, making it the second board level exit in as many days leading to uncertainty ahead of its shareholder's meeting on Wednesday, said two people familiar with the matter. Ajai Kumar, a non-executive director of Yes BankNSE -3.51 % who served as the independent director had resigned from the board due to personal reasons on Monday, the private sector lender said on Monday.

10. Overview of Tony Awards 2019

The 73rd annual Tony Awards were held on Sunday: Here are the highlights of the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony. Our critics also weighed in on the show. See what they had to say. Take a look inside Radio City Music Hall. Our photographer captured the big winners, eye-catching presenters and, of course, the performances. Ali Stroker won the award for best-featured actress in a musical for her performance in “Oklahoma!,” becoming the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony.

11. Facebook launched its first interactive Game Show “Confetti” in India

First launched in the US, the interactive game will challenge participants to answer pop culture trivia questions for a chance to win ₹3 lakh as cash prize every day. Exclusive to Facebook Watch, the show is already available in other parts of the world including Canada, the UK, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines.

12. Certification for BS-VI norms released for two-wheelers; Hero MotoCorp becomes the first two-wheeler manufacturer to receive it

Hero MotoCorp has been awarded BS6 certification for its Hero Splendor iSmart, becoming the first two-wheeler manufacturer in India to do so. The BS6 regime will kick off from April 1, 2020 and keeping that in mind, two and four wheelers have already started moving their production to BS6. And as far two-wheeler manufacturers are concerned, Hero MotoCorp has become the first company to get BS VI certification for its Hero Splendor iSmart. Hero has received the type approval certificate from International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) after the Splendor iSmart was successfully tested for BS6 compliance. The BS VI compliant Hero Splendor iSmart was fully designed and developed by Hero at its Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) center in Jaipur.

13. Sashakt Committee recommends RBI’s changes in Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) framework

Mehta noted that this will ensure that a consensus building amongst lenders will be carried forward promptly, to its logical conclusion and within timelines as specified. The Sashakt Committee has recommended that the existing Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) to incorporate the revised voting threshold and other changes for decision making stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India. In a statement, it said that this will enable expeditious implementation of the new framework on stressed assets.

14. RBI eased regulations for BSBD Accounts

The apex bank eased regulations for Basic Savings Bank Deposit (BSBD) Accounts, popularly known as 'no-frills' accounts. Banks will now provide checkbooks and other facilities to basic account holders, with the Reserve Bank of India relaxing the norms on Monday. However, the banks cannot ask the account holders to maintain any minimum balance in lieu of such facilities. Earlier, additional facilities made these accounts like a regular savings account, thus attracting the requirement of maintaining a minimum balance and other charges.

15. Max Life Insurance Company launched ‘My Protection Quotient’ Tool 

Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd. ('Max Life'/'Company'), one of India's fastest growing life insurance companies, today announced the launch of a unique proprietary tool, 'My Protection Quotient' (MyPQ) further fortifying its commitment to ensuring financial protection in the country. MyPQ is a smart tool designed to gauge the level of an individual's financial protection and to promote awareness and importance of term plans in protecting the financial future of families.

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