Current Affairs 26th June 2019
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- Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’ Over East-Central Arabian
–The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’ over East-central Arabian Sea moved nearly northwards with a speed of about 13 kmph in last six hours and lay centred over East-central Arabian Sea, about 470 km west-northwest of Goa, 280 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra)and 340 km nearly south of Veraval (Gujarat).
- Japan To Invest Rs13,000 cr In Northeast
–The Government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen, equivalent to approximately Rs.13,000 crore, in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of India’s North- Eastern region.
- Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: 100 Top BrandZ report
-According to global market research agency Kantar in its 2019’s ‘100 Top BrandZ Report’, US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand.
- Canada To Ban Single Use Plastics From 2021
-Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country from 2021. He declared it a global challenge to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world’s oceans.
- RBI constitutes six-member panel to review ATM interchange fee structure
-The Reserve Bank of India constituted a six-member committee to review the ATM interchange fee structure with a “view to increase the ATM deployment in the unbanked areas”.
- Nripendra Mishra Retained As Principal Secretary To PM Modi, Gets Cabinet Minister Rank
–Nripendra Misra and PK Mishra were re-appointed as Principal Secretary and Additional Principal Secretary, respectively, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cabinet minister rank.
- Novak Djokovic Tops ATP Rankings
-Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has topped in the recently released ATP Rankings. Rafael Nadal who has recently won the 12th Roland Garros title is at 2nd position. Austrian Dominic Thiem, whom Nadal beat in final, keeps his fourth place behind Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Russian Karen Khachanov jumped two spots into a personal best of the ninth rank.
- Former Puducherry CM R V Janakiraman passed away
-Former Puducherry Chief Minister between 1996 and 2000, a senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader R V Janakiraman, who headed the coalition government of DMK and the Tamil Maanila Congress died after a brief age-related illness.