Current Affairs India 12-13 June 2019

  1. PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan has been appointed as chief executive officer of British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser.
  2. Nripendra Misra has been re-appointed as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cabinet minister rank.
  3. PK Mishra has been re-appointed as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cabinet minister rank.
  4. Renowned author Amitav Ghosh has been awarded with the 54th Jnanpith Award for his contribution to the enrichment of Indian Literature in English.
  5. Priyanka Chopra, a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights is going to be honoured with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF SNOWFLAKE BALL.
  6. India's largest software services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has surpassed US technology giant IBM in terms of market capitalisation.
  7. A team of scientists from Delhi University and the Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with researchers from Indonesia and the US have discovered a new species of -paddy frog- named aishani-, derived from the Sanskrit word -aishani- or aisani meaning Northeast from Northeast India, primarily Assam.
  8. India successfully conducted a first test flight of the indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV).
  9. According to a report released by brand analytics firm TRA Research, -Dell- has emerged as the most trusted brand in India in 2019.
  10. Virat Kohli has remained the sole Indian in the Forbes list of world-s highest-paid athletes.
  11. Sourav Kothari has won the 2019 Pacific International Snooker Championship.
  12. Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan has passed away at the age of 83.