Current Affairs 27th June 2019
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- Arjun Munda Launches ‘E-Governance Initiatives For ST Welfare Schemes’
Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” at a function organized by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. A power point presentation on these new e-governance initiatives was made on the occasion.
- Union Cabinet clears NDIAC Bill, 2019
-The Union Cabinet has cleared the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019. The Bill provides for setting up of an independent and autonomous body for institutional arbitration.
- India’s TCS Now Has Higher Market Value Than IBM at $120.5 bn
–India’s largest software services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has surpassed US technology giant IBM in terms of market capitalisation.
- HCL to roll out “Tech Bee” programme
–HCL Technologies is all set to roll out “Tech Bee” programme, a company initiative under which it trains and hires students who have completed XII th standard, across several states.
- Reckitt Names Pepsico’s Laxman Narasimhan As CEO
–British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser named PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan to succeed Rakesh Kapoor as chief executive officer.
- World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June
-The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
- Poet, lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passes away
–Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away. He was 83 years old. He was a recipient of Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award and had also penned songs for films like Asamsakalode, Malooty, Uncle Bun, Vasudha and others.