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Current Affairs 19 June 2019

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#1.Matri Shree Media Award was presented to 29 journalists from print and electronic media

Twenty-nine journalists from print and electronic media was awarded the Matri Shree Media Awards for their contribution towards journalism. Apart from media personalities, a social activist was also presented the Bharat Mata shield at the 44th Matri Shree media award ceremony organized in New Delhi. A former mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Adesh Gupta was also felicitated for his contribution to social service.

#2.Indias domestic air passenger traffic grew about 3 percent during May

India’s domestic air passenger traffic grew about 3% year-on-year during May. It reversed a 4.5% fall the sector witnessed in April as a result of the grounding of cash-strapped Jet Airways Ltd., India that led to severe capacity crunch in the sector. According to data from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the domestic carriers carried a total of 1.22 crore passengers in May compared with 1.19 crore passengers carried by various airlines.

#3.UN report says India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027

United Nations report said that India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. India will have almost 1.64 billion inhabitants by 2050. South Asia’s opportunity to reap the demographic dividend will peak by 2047. According to the World Population Prospects 2019 report India is expected to have the largest national increase in the world by 2050.

#4.KSEB signed an agreement with GJ Eco Power Pvt. Ltd. to establish Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) signed a power purchase agreement with Kochi-based GJ Eco Power Pvt. Ltd. to establish Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants across the State. GJ Eco Power Pvt. Ltd. has been implementing the project at the Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant. The proposed plant is expected to be commissioned within 18 months of the launch of its construction.

#5.Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has appointed Naveen Uppal as the Chief Risk Officer

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has appointed Naveen Uppal as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO). The appointment complied with norms of National Housing Bank (NHB), the housing finance sector regulator. His appointment will be for a period of three years with effect from June 17, 2019. He will be directly reporting to the managing director and CEO of the company.

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