11 June 2024 current affairs

11 June 2024 current affairs


National News

Cabinet Ministers of India 2024 in PM Modi 3.0, Check Complete List

The recently concluded 2024 Lok Sabha elections have paved the way for the formation of a new council of ministers under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) unanimously elected Modi as their leader on June 5th, preparations are underway for his swearing-in ceremony, which will be attended by several foreign dignitaries from the neighborhood and Indian Ocean regions.

BJP’s Electoral Performance

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the 18th Lok Sabha, securing 240 seats. This marks a significant decrease from their previous tallies of 303 seats in 2019 and 282 seats in 2014.
  • However, the party’s performance has been sufficient to form the government at the center. The Indian National Congress, the principal opposition party, managed to secure 99 seats.

Composition: In the previous Modi government, after the last reshuffle, the council comprised the Prime Minister and 78 ministers, including 29 Cabinet Ministers3 Ministers of State (Independent Charge), and 47 Ministers of State.

Cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
Rajnath SinghDefence
Amit ShahHome Affairs and Cooperation
Nitin GadkariRoad Transport and Highways
J.P. NaddaHealth and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Shivraj Singh ChouhanAgriculture, Farmers Welfare and Rural Development.
Nirmala SitharamanFinance and Corporate Affairs
S. JaishankarExternal Affairs
Manohar Lal KhattarHousing, Urban Affairs and Power.
H. D. KumaraswamyMinistry of Heavy Industries and Steel
Piyush GoyalCommerce and Industry
Dharmendra PradhanEducation
Jitan Ram ManjhiMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan SinghPanchayati Raj; and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Sarbananda SonowalPorts, Shipping and Waterways.
Dr. Virendra KumarSocial Justice and Empowerment.
Kinjarapu Rammohan NaiduCivil Aviation
Pralhad JoshiConsumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and New and Renewable Energy.
Jual OramTribal Affairs
Giriraj SinghTextiles
Ashwini VaishnawRailways; Information and Broadcasting; and Electronics and Information Technology.
Jyotiraditya M. ScindiaCommunications; and Development of North Eastern Region.
Bhupender YadavEnvironment, Forest and Climate Change.
Gajendra Singh ShekhawatCulture; and Tourism.
Annpurna DeviWomen and Child Development
Kiren RijijuParliamentary Affairs; and Minority Affairs.
Hardeep Singh PuriPetroleum and Natural Gas
Dr. Mansukh MandaviyaLabour and Employment; and Youth Affairs and Sports.
G. Kishan ReddyCoal; and Mines
Chirag PaswanFood Processing Industries.
C R PatilJal Shakti

Indian Navy Gets its First Woman Helicopter Pilot

  • Sub Lieutenant Anamika B. Rajeev became the Indian Navy’s first woman helicopter pilot during a passing out parade held in the naval air station INS Rajali at Arakkonam in Ranipet district.
  • A total of 21 officers were awarded the prestigious ‘Golden Wings’ by Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
  • A passing out parade was held on June 7 to mark the graduation of the 102nd Helicopter Conversion Course.

Indian navy:

  • Indian Navy’s first woman helicopter pilot: Anamika B. Rajeev
  • Vice Admiral OF Indian Navy: Rajesh Pendharkar

Priyanka Jarkiholi Youngest Tribal Woman to Win in Lok Sabha

  • Congress nominee and Minister Satish Jarkiholi’s daughter Priyanka Jarkiholi has won from Chikkodi, defeating incumbent MP and BJP leader Annasaheb Jolle.
  • Priyanka Jarkiholi from Chikkodi became the youngest tribal woman to enter Parliament from an unreserved seat in Karnataka since Independence.
  •  In fact, the BJP has won all the seats in Mumbai Karnataka, except Chikkodi.

About Priyanka Jarkiholi

  • Priyanka Jarkoli belongs from a politically powerful family. She is one of the three women elected for the Parliament from the state of Karnataka.
  • She is the daughter of Satish Jarkiholi, minister of Public Works Department, Karnataka. Priyanka has done her Masters from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. She also has an MBA.
  • As of June 4, 2024, the day of the Lok Sabha results announcement, she was 27 years and 1 month old and 18 days.

International news

United Nations General Assembly Elects New President and Non-Permanent Security Council Members

  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Philemon Yang, former Prime Minister (PM) of Cameroon by acclamation, as President for its 79th session starting on 10 September 2024.
  • The UNGA elected Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, and Somalia as non- permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for 2-year terms starting on 1 January 2025 and serving till 31 December 2026.

About the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):

  • Established in 1945 under the UN Charter, the UNGA is the main policy-making organ of the UN.
  • Headquarters- New York, the United States of America(USA)

Banking news

India Exim Bank Opens Nairobi Office to Boost East Africa Trade

  • The Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank) inaugurated its East Africa Representative Office in Nairobi, Kenya, aiming to expand India’s business footprint in the resource-rich and demographically young continent of East Africa.
  • This initiative seeks to enhance trade and investment ties between India, Kenya, and the broader East African region.

Growth in Trade Between India and East Africa: Over the past decade, trade between India and East Africa has surged significantly, with merchandise trade reaching US$12.9 billion in 2022, up from US$9.7 billion in 2013. Notably, India’s exports to East Africa rose from US$8.6 billion in 2013 to US$9.4 billion in 2022, indicating a strengthening of trade relations.

ExIM bank:

  • Founded: 1 January 1982
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Head: Harsha Bangari

SEBI Honoured with ‘Best Conduct of Business Regulator’ Award by The Asian Banker:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been awarded the Asia-Pacific region’s ‘Best Conduct of Business Regulator’ by The Asian Banker.
  •  The award was received by SEBI’s Whole Time Member, Kamlesh Chandra Varshney, at a ceremony held in Hong Kong.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been awarded the Asia-Pacific region’s ‘Best Conduct of Business Regulator’ by The Asian Banker. The award was received by SEBI’s Whole Time Member, Kamlesh Chandra Varshney, at a ceremony held in Hong Kong.


  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1992
  • Head: Madhabi Puri Buch

Appointment news:

Raj Priy Singh Appointed Director in Department of Rural Development

  • Raj Priy Singh, an Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer of the 2010 batch, has been appointed as the Director in the Department of Rural Development under the Ministry of Rural Development. 
  • His appointment follows a recommendation for Central deputation by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and is governed by the Central Staffing Scheme (CSS).

Book and author

Bill Gates Unveils “Source Code”: A Memoir Revealing His Remarkable Journey

  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed plans to release his highly anticipated memoir, titled “Source Code: My Beginnings.”
  • Set to hit the shelves on February 4, 2025, this literary endeavor promises to offer an intimate glimpse into the life and experiences that shaped one of the world’s most influential tech pioneers.

Sports news

Magnus Carlsen, Ju Wenjun Win Norway Chess Titles

  1. Magnus Carlsen’s Victory:
    • Magnus Carlsen, the World No. 1, won his sixth Norway Chess title.
    • He defeated Fabiano Caruana in an intense Armageddon match in the final round.
  2. Young Talent Shines:
    • Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu held Hikaru Nakamura to a classical draw.
    • Praggnanandhaa triumphed over Nakamura in the Armageddon match, securing third place.

These highlights underscore Carlsen’s continued dominance and the rising talent of Praggnanandhaa on the global chess stage.

Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek wins 2024 French Open Tennis Singles title

  • Carlos Alcaraz of Spain and Iga Swiatek of Poland won the 2024 French Open men’s and women’s Tennis Single titles, respectively. It was the first French Open singles title for Alcaraz and the fourth singles title for the world no.1 Iga Swiatek. 
  • The 123rd edition of the French Open, also known as Roland Garros, was held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 26 May to 9 June 2024.It is the second Grand Slam event of a calendar year after the Australian Open. 

Winners of the 2024 French Open or Roland Garros 

Following are the winners of the 2024 French Open, their nationalities and the Trophy names.

Event Winner Runners-upTrophy Name 
Men’s Single Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)Alexander Zeverev (Germany)Musketeers’ cup
Women’s Single Iga Swiatek (Poland)Jasmine Paolini(Italy)Suzanne-Lenglen cup
Men’s Double Mate Pavic (Croatia) and Marcelo Alevaro (El Salvador)Andrea Vavasorri and Somen Balloli (Both Italian)Jacques-Brugnon cup 
Women’s Double Coco Gauff (USA) and Katerina Siniakova (Czech)Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini (Both Italian)Simonne-Mathieu cup 
Mixed Doubles Desirae Krawczyk (USA) and Neal Skupski (Britain) Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Édouard Vasselin (France)Marcel Bernard cup

Sumit Nagapal wins his 6th ATP Challenger Tennis Title

  • The Indian men’s tennis player Sumit Nagpal won the men’s singles title at the Heilbronn Neckarcup 2024 ATP Challenger Tennis tournamentin Germany.
  • It was the sixth ATP Challenger title for India’s top-ranked men’s tennis singles player. This win will improve the ATP ranking of Sumit Nagpal making him eligible for the 2024 Summer Paris Olympics

Max Verstappen Clinches 60th Career Victory at 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

  • Dutch-Belgian racing driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the Formula 1 (F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2043 (AWS GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2024) title, the 9th round of the 2024 F1 championships at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • McLaren’s Lando Norris finished second, and Mercedes’s George Russell finished third in the Canadian Grand Prix 2023.
  • The victory marks Verstappen’s 60th Formula 1 win and his sixth in nine races this season
  • George Russell achieved Mercedes’s first Grand Prix podium finish for the Formula 1 season 2024.

Important days news

International Archives day 2024 Observed on 9th June

  • On the 9th of June, we commemorate International Archives Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the crucial role of records and archives in our society.
  • These repositories of knowledge serve as the guardians of our collective memory, safeguarding the stories, events, and achievements that have shaped our past and continue to influence our present and future.

Origins of International Archives Day:

  • 2004: Idea proposed at the International Congress on Archives in Vienna; over 2,000 participants urged the UN to designate a day for archives.
  • 2007: International Council on Archives (ICA) declared June 9 as International Archives Day during their Annual General Meeting.

This day celebrates the preservation of our shared heritage and the importance of archives globally.

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