June 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2017 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • The UN General Assembly elected Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak to be the next president of the 193-member powerful body
  • Ireland's Indian-origin Minister Leo Varadkar has been elected the country's youngest and first openly gay Prime Minister, at the age of 38. 
  • Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected as Nepal's prime minister for the fourth time.
  • US President Donald Trump announced to appoint former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director. 
  • Viraj Sagar Das was elected as the new president of Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association.
  • UNICEF has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan as its newest and youngest Goodwill Ambassador on World Refugee Day, making her the first refugee to become an Ambassador for the organisation. 
  • Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has appointed Mihai Tudose as the new Prime Minister of the country.
  • US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Mumbai Press Club's RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be given to veteran journalist Vinod Dua, while the RedInk Award for Journalist of the Year will be given to Raj Kamal Jha, Chief Editor of the Indian Express. 
  • Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel 'A Horse Walks into a Bar'.
  • R Madhavan has been named the Best Actor (Male) for his performance in the Tamil film 'Irudhi Suttru' at the Filmfare Awards South 2017.
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been honoured with the United Nations public service award for her girl empowerment initiative 'Kanyashree Prakalpa'.
  • Haryana's Manushi Chhillar has been crowned as the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 title.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Telecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn. 
  • Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced the launch of *121# Digital Care platform in 11 Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil.
Top India Current Affairs
  • According to the 2017 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), India has surpassed China to secure the top position among 30 developing countries on ease of doing business.
  • A group of taxi drivers in Delhi has set up a start-up cab service, named "Sewa Cab". The service cab fare starts from 5 rupees.
  • Government has made Aadhaar mandatory for opening new accounts and for transactions worth Rs 50,000 or more. 

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Veteran filmmaker and former Union minister Dasari Narayana Rao died. He was 75.
  • Former President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D'Escoto died. He was 84.
  • Senior DMK leader and four-time MLA Perur A Natarajan died. He was 77. 
  • South Africa’s Indian-origin veteran freedom fighter, Kay Moonsamy, died. He was 90.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Chinese smartphone major Vivo became the official sponsor for the 2018 and 2022 editions of FIFA World Cup.
  • Javelin thrower Anu Rani smashed her own national record en route to winning the gold medal on the fourth and final day of the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships.
  • Vietnam will host Group matches of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship Qualification. 
  • Rafael Nadal defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka to win the men's singles title of the French Open Tennis Tournament for the record tenth time. 
  •  Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga became the second highest wicket-taker in ICC ODI tournaments.
  • Three Indians, including skipper Virat Kohli, were named in the ICC Team of the Champions Trophy 2017 and Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed has been named its captain.
  • Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour 'Bharat Gaurav'. He will be awarded at the foundation day ceremony of the club on August 1.
Top World Current Affairs
  • China has unveiled the world's first ‘railless train’ that runs on a virtual track.
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