Current Affairs – June, 2019

Latest Current Affairs June, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of June, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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The Tribune’s Journalist wins RedInk Award

Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service has bagged prestigious RedInk Award for for Excellence in Indian Journalism ‘Journalist of the Year’ 2019 for her expose during 2018 on functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and its Aadhaar data cache.

The Aadhar Expose

Investigation: conducted by Rachna Khaira confirmed that personal data of millions of citizens was at risk of being hacked/traded for a price. The series of sting operations run by journalist helped to raise serious doubts over government claims that Aadhaar data stored on UIDAI servers was safe and secure.

Then later many of the leads provided by her became part of a public interest litigation (PIL), which finally led to troublesome and mandatory aspects of Aadhaar being watered down. She is currently working for The Huffington Post.

About RedInk Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism

The Red Ink awards are a set of annual awards which were instituted by The Mumbai Press Club in 2010.

They are bestowed upon an individual in recognition of his/her excellence in journalistic achievements as assessed by a special jury. These award grants national recognition to journalists by a professional body

Other Awardees of 2019

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award– was jointly awarded to two retired senior journalists-

Dinu Ranadive (94) who retired from Maharashtra Times: He covered Goa freedom struggle (1961), Bangladesh war (1970-71) and broke stories on cement scandal (1982).

Sebastian D’Souza, Photojournalist who served as Photo Editor for Mumbai Mirror: He achieved acclaim for his photographs that captured Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008.

Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly: Anupam Kher’s Autobiography

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is coming out with his autobiography titled-‘Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly’ that is set to release on 5 August 2019. The book is expected to offer a kaleidoscopic peep into life and times of Kher as an actor and entertainer.

Key Highlights

Publishers: The book is being published by Penguin Random House.

The Book: It is expected to be an extraordinary, riveting and no-holds-barred saga in which the actor would make some behind-the-scenes revelations, and share anecdotes and rare nuggets from his life and the lessons it taught him.

About Anupam Kher

Achievements: The 64 year old actor is a winner of 2 National awards, 8 Filmfare awards and a BAFTA nomination. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shree (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016) awards.

In his career spanning number of successful films in Bollywood he even and went on to feature in several mainstream Hollywood films such as Silver Linings Playbook, Hotel Mumbai, The Big Sick and The Family Man.

He also has a best-selling book ‘The Best Thing about You Is You!’ in his kitty. The book has been translated in 6 languages and is in its 22nd reprint.

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