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Daily Current Affairs, 29th June 2019

1) International Day of the Tropics

  • The United Nations observe 29 June as International Day of the Tropics. The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities the Tropical nations face.

  • United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. It was founded on 24 October 1945. Mr Antonio Guterres of Portugal is the Secretary General of the United Nations.

2)RBI allows ARCs to buy financial assets from peers

  • The Reserve Bank of India has allowed Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) to buy financial assets from other ARCs. The transactions must be settled in cash between the 2 enitities.

  • In view of amendment to the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002, it has been decided to permit ARCs to acquire financial assets from other ARCs.

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das, Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

3)Govt cuts interest rate on small savings schemes

  • The GoI has reduced interest rates for small savings schemes by 10 basis points for the July-September quarter of the 2019-20 financial year.

  • Some schemes that will fetch lower interest rates are Kisan Vikas Patra (7.6%), Public Provident Fund (7.9%), Sukanya Samriddhi Account (8.4%)

4)Indian woman crowned Miss Universe Australia

  • India born Priya Serrao has won the Miss Universe Australia title for 2019.

  • Western Australia’s Bella Kasimba and another Victorian Marijana Radmanovic rounded out 2019’s top three, placing second and third.

5)Haryana CM announces annual health assistance to ‘loktantra senanis’

  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced an annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to “loktantra senanis” or their spouse.

  • Under this, they will be provided treatment at private or government hospitals. The term “emergency victim” on their identity cards would be replaced with “loktantra senani”.

  • Loktantra senanis” are those people who were imprisoned during the 1975-77Emergency under preventive detention laws.

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