June Monthly Current Affairs 2024

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Understanding current events is essential to passing any competitive exam. One might benefit from reading current affairs to prepare for competitive exams required for the ideal job. What is deemed current each month is determined by a variety of factors, including awards, notable people, monthly celebrations and ceremonies, and current happenings. Let's examine monthly current affairs in English for the month of June 2024.

  • A new Framework on Currency Swap Arrangements for SAARC countries has been determined to be implemented by the Reserve Bank of India, in collaboration with the Government of India, for the years 2024 to 2027.
  • Antonio Costa, the former prime minister of Portugal, has been formally appointed to the position of President of the European Council, which is the second-highest position in the European Union.
  • An $843 million contract has been given by NASA to SpaceX to build a spacecraft to successfully deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) by 2030.
  • India wins the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 for the second time after defeating South Africa by 7 runs. In the T20 World Cup final, India defeated South Africa to snap an 11-year trophy drought.
  • Dr. Usha Thakur received the 12th Vishwa Hindi Samman in a touching celebration of the language and cultural links between India and Nepal.
  • With the implementation of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) system for early forest fire detection, the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has made tremendous progress in protecting wildlife. 
  • A deal has been reached between Adani Defence & Aerospace and Thales Group to produce 70mm rockets domestically. This strategic partnership supports the Indian government's "Make in India" campaign, which aims to increase defence production's level of independence.
  • For the first time in the history of the Indian Railways, the Central Railway has built a floating solar plant with a 10 MWp capacity in the Igatpuri Lake in the Western Ghats.
  • In the one-off Test match against South Africa at Chennai's Chepauk Stadium, young Indian opener Shafali Verma made cricket history by smashing a historic double century.
  • The government stated on June 28 that Vikram Misri, the Deputy National Security Advisor, will assume the role of Foreign Secretary on 15 July.
  • India's minister of external affairs, S. Jaishankar, will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) annual summit in Astana.
  • An ambitious initiative to build a bioplastic park in the Lakhimpur Kheri district has been unveiled by the Uttar Pradesh government. This creative idea seeks to improve the local economy and address environmental issues.
  • June 29, National Statistics Day, is observed. The birth anniversary of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is celebrated on this day.
  • Every year on June 30th, the International Day of Parliamentarism is honoured. This day honours the function of parliaments in democratic government and emphasises how crucial they are to fostering international harmony and understanding.
  • The Government of India has made an incredible USD 1,169,746 contribution to the "Hindi @ UN" initiative in an attempt to promote the use of Hindi in the UN.
  • The High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) "ABHYAS" with an enhanced booster configuration has completed six consecutive development trials from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha, according to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Turkey's removal from the FATF "grey list" after assessments of the nation's efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism funding.
  • The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), citing strong domestic economic indicators and advantageous global conditions, projects that India's GDP would surpass 7% and perhaps approach 7.5% in fiscal year 2024–2025.
  • State Bank of India has released its 5th set of infrastructure bonds by raising Rs 10,000 crore. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reported a significant reduction in the share of short-term debt in the nation's overall external debt, with a 2.1 percentage point drop by March 2024 over the same month the previous year. It shows how resilient India's overseas sector has become.
  • In India, most spinach is produced in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The second military post in India to have a road constructed entirely of plastic garbage is Jaipur Military Station.
  • The great cricketer and ardent amateur golfer Kapil Dev has been elected as the new president of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), which is a significant development for Indian golf.
  • The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea initiated the first phase of the trilateral multi-domain exercise called Freedom Edge.
  • Denmark has planned to be the first country to tax cattle farmers which will come into effect in 2030.
  • Mumbai writer Sanjana Thakur, 26, defeated competitors from over 7,359 entries worldwide to win the GBP 5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 in London.
  • Tata Sons' proposal to construct a "museum of temples" at Ayodhya was approved by the Uttar Pradesh government as part of Tata's CSR.
  • The renowned Pen Pinter Prize for 2024 has been given to Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy as a noteworthy acknowledgement of her literary accomplishments.
  • The last NOAA satellite from NASA was launched by SpaceX, improving continuous weather monitoring over the Western Hemisphere. The US can now track solar flares every 30 minutes instead of just every eight hours thanks to this launch.
  • The Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 have undergone an amendment to grant 180 days of maternity leave to commissioning mothers who choose surrogacy.
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has announced that Mark Rutte, the departing prime minister of the Netherlands, will become its next secretary general. This is a momentous development for global security.
  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has officially welcomed Paraguay as its 100th full member, which is a major step forward for international collaboration on solar energy. 
  • Since June 22, 2024, Mrs. Aksha Mohit Kamboj has been named Vice President of the India Bullion Jewellers Association (IBJA). She is the first woman to hold this prominent position in the gold and jewellery industry thanks to this historic appointment.
  • Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh presented Central Electronics Limited (CEL) with the "Mini RATNA" designation (Category-1) as part of the company's Golden Jubilee celebration.
  • At a ceremony in New Delhi, the DRDO gave the Indian Navy the Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR).
  • Ladakh, a Union Territory, has completed the ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram, achieving full functional literacy.
  • At Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit 2024, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. received the "Sustainable Governance Champion Award." 
  • On June 25, ICICI Bank's market capitalization (m-cap) became the sixth firm to surpass the $100 billion milestone. 
  • "Leveraging Power and Resilience of Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Eradicate Poverty in Times of Multiple Crises" is the theme of this year's MSME Day, which is celebrated on June 27. 
  • The Chadwick House: Navigating Audit Heritage Museum opened in Shimla on June 24th, with an official opening by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • The Chang'e 6 mission from China has returned samples to Earth from the far side of the moon, the first time materials from this rarely visited area of the moon have ever been returned.
  • In FY25, Kotak Mahindra Bank of India intends to add 175–200 new branches to its network. 
  • The vice-chancellor of Universal AI institution (UAIU), the nation's first artificial intelligence institution, is Simon Mak, an internationally recognised strategist and multiple award-winning professor. Mak is the first non-Indian to serve as an institution's founding vice chancellor.
  • Under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has started the Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao (SABB) programme, which will run from July 1 to August 31, 2024.
  • In Jharkhand, the Ministry of Coal has started the country's first underground coal gasification pilot project. Located in Jamtara District's Kasta coal block, this ground-breaking project by Eastern Coalfields Limited seeks to revolutionise the coal business.
  • On June 23, Pat Cummins created history by being the first player to score two hat-tricks in a T20 World Cup match in St. Vincent during Australia vs. Afghanistan in the Super 8. To accomplish the feat, Cummins took out Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, and Gulbadin Naib.
  • The 18th Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, was re-elected on a historic day for Indian democracy.
  • Under Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, the State Bank of India (SBI) plans to open 400 new branches throughout the country in the 2024–2025 fiscal year. 
  • On June 19 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, during the second ODI against South Africa, Smriti Mandhana made history by being the first Indian woman to score two consecutive ODI hundreds.
  • Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha is Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister and President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • The Indian Bureau of Mines estimates that during the 2019–20 fiscal year, the nation produced 76 tonnes of primary silver. With 43 tonnes, the state of Rajasthan was the leader in contribution.
  • With an astounding 11 medals in the Under-17 Asian Wrestling Championship 2024—four gold, two silver, and five bronze—Indian wrestlers wrapped up their competition.
  • The World Craft Council has recognised Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, as a World Craft City, making it the 4th Indian city to get this designation.
  • The honour of being named the "Perfume Capital of India" has been bestowed upon Kannauj, a city in Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Official sources stated on June 20 that Lt Gen NS Raja Subramani will take over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff once the government approves his appointment to the position.
  • On June 24, in the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight Group 1 match against Australia at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia, Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit 200 sixes in T20Is.
  • According to Nayab Singh Saini, the existing fifteen percent reservation for members of the backward classes in Group-A and Group-B posts will grow to twenty-seven percent, "in line with the Central government's policy."
  • The Indian Army has allowed visitors to the Khalubar War Memorial in Ladakh, which honours the warriors of the Kargil War. 
  • The largest general insurer in India, New India Assurance, has chosen Girija Subramanian as its chairman and managing director (CMD) by the government.
  • According to Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, every PM College of Excellence will host a "Bharatiya Gyan Parampara" facility, and the required preparations will be done in this regard. 
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, introduced the "One Week One Theme" (OWOT) initiative, which highlights recent achievements in science and technology from India.
  • The National STOP Diarrhoea Campaign 2024 was introduced by Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
  • With effect from August 26 onwards, Sony Pictures Networks India has appointed Gaurav Banerjee, a former Disney executive, as its MD and CEO.
  • Twelve-year-old Florida seventh-grader Bruhat Soma, an Indian-American, won the coveted Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • By deciding to join the World Boxing (WB), a recently formed governing organisation created after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to recognise the International Boxing Association (IBA), the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has made a big stride forward.
  • An important 30-year concession agreement to manage Container Terminal 2 (CT2) at Dar es Salaam Port has been finalised between Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) and the Tanzania Ports Authority.
  • India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will use a 3D-printed rocket engine that Wipro 3D and ISRO built together.
  • The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of India now has a 3D-printed rocket engine that was created and tested successfully by Wipro 3D and ISRO.
  • Students in Class 7 in the state of Kerala now have access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) study through their information and communication technology (ICT) textbook. 
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has bestowed upon the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, the leading mental health institution in India, the esteemed Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024.
  • Bronze medallist at the Asian Athletics Championships Nayana James made history in the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024 in Chinese Taipei by winning the gold medal in the women's long jump.
  • Real Madrid created history once more at Wembley Stadium by winning a record-tying 15th UEFA Champions League trophy.
  • Gautam Adani has surpassed Mukesh Ambani to reclaim his position as the richest person in Asia.

 

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