Current Affairs: News Headlines: June 19, 2018

Following are the key current affairs headlines in newspapers for June 19, 2018


  • President Ram Nath Kovind meets his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos and PM Alexis Tsipras in Athens
  • Central Water Commission (CWC) to collaborate with Google for flood forecasting and dissemination of flood related information to the masses
  • European Union Film Festival begins in New Delhi, to be held in 11 cities and conclude on August 31
  • Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rani Rashmoni’ commissioned in Visakhapatnam
  • Goa Revolution Day celebrated on June 18
  • Army to develop Jaisalmer Military Station as smart facility on pattern of Smart Cities
  • Maharashtra: Social activist Pushpa Bhave selected to receive ‘Rajarshi Shahu Puraskar’ in Kolhapur
  • Telangana: ‘COP CONNECT’, a mobile app to support communication needs of the police department, launched in Hyderabad
  • BJP President Amit Shah lays foundation stone of 19 new cancer hospitals in Guwahati
  • Noted social activist Jiten Chakraborty dies in Guwahati at 82

Finance, Business and Economy

  • BSE Sensex closes at 35548.26 points (–73.88), NSE Nifty at 10799.85 (–17.85)
  • Services exports in 2017-18 rose 8.8% to US$ 174.76 billion while services imports rose 10.2% to US$ 105.21 billion; services trade surplus improved 6.6% to US$ 69.55 billion
  • Govt to expand its BPO promotion scheme for rural youth to 1 lakh seats, plans largest National Data Centre in Bhopal
  • Yes Bank receives approval from market regulator SEBI for acting as custodian of securities


  • 41-year old Ivan Duque elected new President of Colombia
  • Martin Bregman, who produced Al Pacino-starrer cult hits “Scarface” and “Dog Day Afternoon”, dies at 92
  • South Korea begins 2-days of war games to defend Dokdo islands against Japan
  • WHO includes “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
  • International Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 held in Kathmandu on June 17-18
  • EU rolls over for another year tough sanctions imposed over Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine
  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed on June 18


  • FIFA World Cup: Brazil-Switzerland Group E match ends in 1-1 draw at Rostov-on-Don, Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 in Group F match at Nizhny Novgorod, Belgium beat Panama 3-0 in Group G match at Sochi
  • Mexico’s Raia Marquez becomes only the third player to play at five World Cups
  • All India Badminton Senior Ranking Tournament in Bengaluru: Sourabh Verma (Men’s) and Sai Uttejitha Rao (Women’s) win Singles titles
  • US golfer Brooks Koepka wins US Open title at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in New York.
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