‘JUNE 9 CURRENT AFFAIRS’

Jun 9, 2024 - 12:54
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‘JUNE 9 CURRENT AFFAIRS’

‘JUNE 9 CURRENT AFFAIRS’

Exam Rewards presents you with daily current affairs updates that are invaluable for all your exam preparations. Today’s highlights include:

1. Delhi Police has imposed prohibitory orders and declared the national capital no-flying zone as Narendra Modi will take oath as the prime minister for third term on June 9, according to an order issued by the Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Friday. The prohibitory orders will remain imposed for two days, June 9 and 10, it said.

2. French Open 2024 Women's Singles Final: Iga Swiatek has created history by becoming the first player since Monica Seles (1990-92) and Justine Henin (2005-07) to complete a hat-trick of Roland Garros titles. Iga did so with a thumping win against Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 in the Women's Singles Final on Saturday, June 8. The victory also marks her 4th French Open title in 5 years.

3. Indian archer Kumud Saini won the gold medal in the individual women’s compound event at the Archery Asia Cup 2024 Stage 3 in Suwon, the Republic of Korea on Saturday. 17-year-old Kumud Saini beat Park Yerin of South Korea 143-140 in the women’s compound archery final to bag the top podium finish.

4. Vellayan Subbiah, executive vice-chairman of Tube Investments of India and chairman of Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co, has won the EY World Entrepreneur of The Year 2024 title. Subbiah was chosen from nearly 5,000 businesspeople worldwide. India's fourth win in 24 years solidifies its status as the only country across EY regions to achieve this feat. Subbiah's leadership in his family's business and his transformation of TII, a 70-year-old manufacturing company, demonstrate his humble and personable approach to leadership.

5. The Reserve Bank of India, in its June monetary policy, has raised its real GDP growth forecast for the current financial year 2024–25 (FY25) to 7.2 percent from 7 percent earlier. This comes after, in FY24, the GDP growth expanded to 8.2 percent, exceeding analysts' expectations.

6. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified “Nakti and Nagi bird sanctuaries” in Bihar as the newest wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention. Both the sites are man-made and situated in the Jhajha forest range of Jamui district of Bihar. Bihar now has three wetland sites under the Ramsar convention, and the total number of Ramsar sites in the country has increased to 82.

7. Sunita Williams has etched her name in the cosmic world. Indian-origin astronaut, Sunita Williams, became the first woman to pilot the maiden journey of Boeing Starliner – a full crewed mission to space.

8. Sarabjot Singh opened India's account at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Munich (Germany), with a gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol event. The 22-year-old Indian shot 242.7 in the eight-man final, leaving behind his nearest competitor Bu Shuaihang of China, by 0.2 points. Germany's Robin Walter won bronze.

9. Nvidia has overtaken Apple to become the world's second most valuable public company. Nvidia is a younger company than some of its peers having been founded in 1993. Similar to many tech giants it was founded in California in the US.

10. The World Food Safety Day 2024 event kicked off in Kathmandu today with an interactive programme on food safety emergency preparedness and response which was supported by the Codex Trust Fund project in Nepal through WHO. The theme of the World Food Safety Day is ‘Food safety: prepare for the unexpected’ in order to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food borne risks of biological, chemical