June 2018 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2018: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2018 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 Appointments Current Affairs
  • Lieutenant General Devraj Ambu took charge as Army Deputy Chief of Army Headquarters on 01 June 2018. He has replaced lieutenant general Sharat Chand, who retired on May 31, 2018.
  • M.K. Jain has been appointed as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 04 June 2018 for three years. MK. Jain is the former Managing Director of IDBI Bank.
  • Indian-American Divya Suryadevara has been appointed as the Women's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by General Motors, the United States's largest automobile company. He has been working as Vice President in the company since July 2017.
  • Democratic Center Party leader Ivan Duk was elected the new President of Colombia on June 18. The vote was counted on Sunday in the presidential election. According to the National Election Council (CNE), he has won 53.97 percent of the total 99.76 percent of the votes. Dook will take oath on August 02 and his tenure will remain till 2 August 2022.
  • Sandeep Bakshi has been appointed as the full time Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ICICI Bank.
  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever the world's fourth largest consumer of consumer products, has been elected as Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • The central government has appointed Anant Barua as the full time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He has been appointed as additional secretary of the Central Government for three years on allowable salary.
  • Janardan Singh Gehlot has been elected as Chairman of International Kabaddi Federation in the Annual General Meeting held in Dubai. He was elected unopposed president of the International Kabaddi Federation for the next 4 years.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Famous Pakistani writer Kamla Shamsi, who lives in the UK, has won International Women's Award. He got the 'Women's Prize for Fiction', 2018 for his book 'Home Fire'.
  • Renowned Indian social activist Bindeshwar Pathak has been honored with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Award.
  • Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Kumar Chamling has been awarded with doctorate degree by ICFAI University. He is the longest serving chief minister in the Indian history.
Top Important Days Current Affairs
  • Telangana celebrated its fourth establishment day on June 2, 2018. Telangana became the 29th state of the country after being separated from Andhra Pradesh in 2014 after the long struggle.
  • World Desertification Prevention Day is celebrated on 17th June in various countries of the world. World Desertification and Drought Prevention Day 2018 theme is "Land Has True Value - Invest In It".
  • The National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on June 29 in India to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. The day also acknowledges notable contribution of Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning. The 2018 theme is “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.
Top India Current Affairs
  • The Tamil Nadu government has announced the ban on the use of plastic items, including the polyethylene bag which is not biologically destroyed from January 2019 on the occasion of World Environment Day on 05 June 2018. The state government has taken this step to give the gift of plastic free state for the future.
  • Tamil Nadu's 19-year-old BA student Anukreethy Vas won the 'Femina Miss India 2018' title. Femina Miss India 2018 beauty pageant held in Mumbai on June 19, she defeated 29 participants crowning Miss India. Meenakshi Chaudhary of Haryana was the first runner-up and Andhra Pradesh's Shreya Rao was the 2nd runner-up.


Top Obituaries Current Affairs
  • Former Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno died on June 8, 2018, at the age of 78 due to mouth cancer. Buneo, who won a total of 19 Grand Slam titles including 7 in the singles competition and 11 in the doubles, became the first woman player to win the Grand Slam title in the doubles in 1960.
  • Former Union Minister of West Bengal and Marxist Communist Party (CPI) leader Satya Yoga Chakraborty passed away on 16th June after a heart attack. He was 85 years old.
  • Veteran Australian golfer Peter Thompson died on June 20 due to Parkinson's disease. He was 88 years old. He was the winner of British Open title for 5 times.
  • Former Prime Minister of South Korea and founder of the country's intelligence agency Kim Jong-Pill has died at the age of 92 in June 2018.
Top Reports Current Affairs
  • According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2018 report, the number of hungry people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016.
Top Schemes Current Affairs
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has started the "Gopabandu Sambandhika Swasthya Bima Yojna" for the state's executive journalists on June 1, 2018. Under this insurance scheme in the first phase government will provide health insurance coverage of Rs. 1 lakh to the 3,233 working journalists of the state.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • According to list of world's 100 richest players released by Forbes on June 06, 2018, Indian captain Virat Kohli has been ranked for the second consecutive time. He is number 83, while in 2017 he was 89th. American boxer Floyd Mayweather is at number one in the world's richest players. Virat Kohli is the only Indian player to be included in this list.
  • Captain of Indian women cricket, Mitali Raj completed 2000 runs in T20 International. She is the first Indian to do this and she is the seventh female cricketer in the world. Mithali achieved this milestone in a match against Sri Lanka on June 07.
  • The Indian football team has won the Intercontinental Cup title after defeating Kenya by 2-0 in the final. Sunil Chhetri has scored 8 goals in 4 matches of this tournament.
  • World No. 1 tennis player Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thimmy of Austria by 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the final on June 10, 2018, and won the French Open 2018 title for the 11th time.
  • World number one tennis player Roger Federer has won the won his first Stuttgart Open tennis tournament title. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic by 6-4, 7-6 in the final match.
  • India's star archer Deepika Kumari has won the gold medal in women's recurve event in the third round of World Cup Archery. Deepika defeated Germany's Michelle Cropen by 7-3.
  • ICC Women's World T20 World Cup 2018 will be held in the West Indies. The World Cup will be played in West Indies between November 9 to 24. The Indian team will start its campaign against New Zealand.
  • India clinched Kabaddi Masters title defeating Iran by 44-26 in the final played in Dubai on 30th June. Captain Ajay Thakur (9 points) was the top scorer while Monu Gayat raised 9 points. India beat Iran twice with a big margin by winning all the time.
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