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Daily Current Affairs, 27th June 2019

1) Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises Day: 27 June
•The United Nations observe 27 June as the Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises Day. 

•Since 2017, Micro, small and Medium-sized businesses celebrate this day in recognition of their work in local and global economies. These enterprises, which generally employ fewer than 250 persons, are the backbone of most economies worldwide.

•International Trade Center, United Nations will launch its flagship report: “The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019: Big money for small businesses”. 

2) PM Modi visits Japan
•Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets in Osaka, Japan.This is the first meeting between the two leaders since the start of Japan’s Reiwa era.

3) ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ observed by MNRE from 1-15 June
•Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and institutions under it observed Swachhta Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnight) from 1st June to 15th June 2019. During this period, MNRE undertook various activities such as Shramdan (cleanliness drive) by staff, lectures and seminars.

4) Meeting of Expert Working Group of Paris Pact Initiative to be held in New Delhi
•The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance is hosting a Meeting of Expert Working Group on Paris Pact Initiative in New Delhi. The meeting focuses on Illicit Financial Flows deriving from the trafficking of Opiates originating in Afghanistan.

•The Meeting is being organised with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes. The Meeting will be attended by the representatives of the Member Countries of Paris Pact, Regional Representatives of UNODC and Senior Officers of the Indian agencies like DRI, ED and NCB.

5) Narinder Batra elected as IOC member
•Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has been elected as a memberof the International Olympic Committee. He secured 58 votes out of 62.

•Narinder Batra now has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC, while heading a National Olympic Committee as well as an international federation. He is the first Indian to have this distinction.

6) The Rahimatpur Police station in Satara tops SMART survey
•The Rahimatpur police station in Satara district in Maharashtra has emerged as the State topper in a survey based on the ‘SMART’ policing concept.

•‘SMART’: Strict and sensitive, modern and mobile, alert and accountable, reliable and responsive, techno-savvy and trained. The survey was executed by the Quality Council of India.

7) CBDT directs I-T dept to share info of loan defaulters with banks
•The Central Board of Direct Taxes has directed the Income Tax Department to share in “public interest” the details of assets and accounts of all such loan defaulters whose details are requested by the public sector banks.

•The policy move is aimed to tighten the noose on such entities and extract recovery of public money.

8) Lewis Hamilton Wins France Grand Prix 2019
•Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton wins France Grand Prix 2019. This is his sixth triumph in eight races in this season.

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