Daily Current Affairs, 25th June 2019 - VISION

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Daily Current Affairs, 25th June 2019

1) Japan gifts Manipur a peace museum
•Japan gifts Manipur a “Peace Museum” which is built on the memories of one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War.

•The inauguration of the Imphal Peace Museum at Red Hill, about 20 km southwest of Manipur’s capital Imphal, marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.

2) Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to get disaster response force by 2020
•The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, a religious pilgrimage, will get a dedicated in-house disaster response force by September, 2020.

•Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is going to train 180 employees to prepare a dedicated disaster response force for the shrine. It will also set up an Emergency Operation Centre as part of its disaster preparedness.

3) Shefali Juneja appointed India’s representative to ICAO
•Senior bureaucrat Shefali Juneja is appointed as India’s representative in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations body. She will replace the senior IAS officer Alok Shekhar.

•Presently, Shefali Juneja is serving as the Joint Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation.

4) World Bank approves $147 Million Loan to the Government of Jharkhand
•The Government of India, the Government of Jharkhand and the World Bank signed a $147 Million Loan Agreement.

•Jharkhand will invest the amount to provide urban services such as water supply, sewerage, drainage and urban road. 

5) NTPC, PGCIL ink MoU to enter national electricity distribution business
•National Thermal Power Corporation Limited and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited have signed an agreement to set up National Electricity Distribution Company Ltd.

•NEDCL will be a joint venture company on 50:50 equity basis. The main aim of the initiative is to enter the electricity distribution business on a pan India basis.

6) RBI advises commercial banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme
•The Reserve Bank of India has advised all Scheduled Commercial Banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme, formulated by Indian Banks Association.

7) Award for Malayalam film at 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival
•Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun) have become the first Indian film to won ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement’ award at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

•The film is directed by Bijukumar Damodaran. This was the 22nd edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival.

8) Meenakshi Lekhi’s first novel: The New Delhi Conspiracy
•“The New Delhi Conspiracy” is Meenakshi Lekhi’s first novel to be published soon. She has co-written it with Krishna Kumar. The novel will be published by Harper Collins.

9) RBI launches Complaint Management System
•The Complaint Management System (CMS) is a software application launched by Reserve Bank of India on its website. It will be used for lodging complaints against banks and NBFCs with a view to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances.

•Customers can lodge complaints against any regulated entity on the platform. These complaints will be directed to the appropriate office of the Ombudsman/Regional Office of the RBI.

•The RBI is also planning to introduce a dedicated Interactive Voice Response (IVR)system to track the status of complaints.

10) Anupam Kher pens his autobiography: “Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly”
•Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is coming out with his autobiography, “Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly”.

•Anupam Kher is one of the most prolific actors in the Indian film industry who has acted in over 530 films in several languages, both in India and the West.

11) Ashleigh Barty becomes world No.1 women tennis player
•Ashleigh Barty becomes world No.1 women tennis player after winning the Birmingham Classic by defeating Julia Goerges by 6-3, 7-5. She is an Australian Professional tennis player.

12) IOC opens new headquarters in Switzerland
•The International Olympic Committee has formally opened new headquarters in Switzerland exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games were revived.

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