Daily Current Affairs 20th June 2019

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Daily Current Affairs 20th June 2019

IMPORTANT DAYS

20th June observed as World Refugee Day

  • World Refugee Day is observed every year on 20th June across the world.
  • The objective of this day is to raise awareness about the conditions and problems that refugee faces in their lives. This day provides an opportunity to show globally that we all are with refugees.
  • The theme for World Refugee Day 2019 is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day
  • The theme of World Refugee Day 2018 was “Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees”.
  • World refugee Day was declared by the United nations General Assembly in the Resolution 55/76 on 4th December, 2000.
  • World Refugee Day was first celebrated on 20th June 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of 1951 Convention Refugees status by the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • United Nations- It is an International Organization. Its Objective of UN is to not only maintain International Peace and Security but also to develop Friendly relations among nations.
  • Founded – 24th October, 1945
  • Headquarter- New York,United States
  • Secretary General- Antonio Guterres (9th SG OF UN)
  • He is from PORTUGAL
  • Portugal (Capital/Currency) – Lisbon/ Euro
  • United States (Capital/Currency) – Washington, D.C/ US Dollar

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

Two-day international workshop on piracy related issues begins in Delhi

  • A two-day International workshop on issues related with piracy and armed robbery began in New Delhi.
  • The workshop is being organised by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).
  • ReCAAP – first regional Government-to-Government agreement to deal with piracy and armed robbery at sea in Asia.
  • Presently, 20 countries are members of the ReCAAP.
  • India has previously hosted this workshop in November 2011 in Goa and December 2017 in Delhi.

MP govt to provide Rs 5000 as minimum aid to calamity-hit farmers

  • State Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput announced that the Madhya Pradesh government will provide 5,000 rupees in minimum compensation to small and marginal farmers in the event of crop loss due to natural calamities.

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  • MP- Capital City (Bhopal) CM(Kamal Nath) Governor(Anandiben Patel)

DD India programmes to be available in Bangladesh, South Korea

  • India has signed agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea for DD India, the state-owned English language current affairs channel, to be telecast on the state platforms of the respective countries.
  • In return, BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV and KBS World, an English language 24×7 channel of the government of South Korea, will now be available on DD Free Dish.

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  • Bangladesh (Capital/Currency) – Dhaka/Taka
  • Prime Minister –Sheikh Hasina (10th PM)
  • South Korea (Capital/Currency) – Seoul/Won
  • President – Moon Jae-in
  • Prime Minister – Lee Nak-yeon (41st PM)
  • DD India -DD India is an Indian English News and Current Affairs Channel
  • Founded: 1995
  • Headquarters‎: ‎New Delhi, Delhi
  • Owner‎: ‎PrasarBharati

India to host UN meets on land degradation in September

  • For the very first time India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September in Delhi.
  • At least 5,000 delegates from nearly 197 countries will take part in this event.
  • Union Environment Minister PrakashJavadekar launched a flagship project called the Bonn Challenge, to enhance India’s capacity for forest landscape restoration (FLR).
  • The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land under restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030.

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  • The United Nations has three major Conventions: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
  • United Nations- It is an International Organization. Its Objective of UN is to not only maintain International Peace and Security but also to develop Friendly relations among nations.
  • Founded – 24th October, 1945
  • Headquarter- New York,United States
  • Secretary General- Antonio Guterres (9th SG OF UN)
  • He is from PORTUGAL
  • Portugal (Capital/Currency) – Lisbon/ Euro
  • United States (Capital/Currency) – Washington, D.C/ US Dollar

Bangladesh has emerged as fastest growing economy among 45 countries of Asia-Pacific region: ADB

  • According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh has emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In the financial year 2018-19 Bangladesh attained growth rate of 7.9 % which is its fastest rate since 1974. The bank predicted that the growth will be 8% in the next financial year.

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  • Bangladesh (Capital/Currency) – Dhaka/Taka
  • Prime Minister –Sheikh Hasina (10th PM)

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- Libra

  • Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users across the globe to make financial transactions online.
  • Facebook says Libra is a “global currency and financial infrastructure”

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  • Founded as a peer-to-peer electronic payment system, cryptocurrencies enable transfer of money between parties, without going through a banking system. These digital payment systems are based on cryptographic proof of the chain of transactions, deriving their name, Cryptocurrency.
  • Facebook -an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
  • CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
  • CFO: David Wehner

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

WHO offers a new tool for action against antimicrobial resistance

  • WHO launches a new tool called “AWaRe” for safer use of antibiotics.
  • It is an online tool aimed at guiding policy-makers and health workers to use antibiotics safely and more effectively.
  • ‘AWaRe’, classifies antibiotics into three groups:
  1. Access — antibiotics used to treat the most common and serious infections.
  2. Watch — antibiotics available at all times in the healthcare system.
  3. Reserve — antibiotics to be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort.

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  • WHO – The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
  • Founded: 7 April 1948
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head: TedrosAdhanom(Ethiopia)

REPORTS & RANKINGS

India to be most populous by 2027: UN

  • According to the latest report released by United Nations “The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights” India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2027.
  • India is expected to add 273 million people by 2050, which will be the largest national increase in the world
  • Growing at a slower pace, world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050.

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  • United Nations- It is an International Organization. Its Objective of UN is to not only maintain International Peace and Security but also to develop Friendly relations among nations.
  • Founded – 24th October, 1945
  • Headquarter- New York,United States
  • Secretary General- Antonio Guterres (9th SG OF UN)
  • He is from PORTUGAL
  • Portugal (Capital/Currency) – Lisbon/ Euro

United States (Capital/Currency) – Washington, D.C/ US Dollar

IIT-Bombay best-ranked Indian institute in QS World Rankings

  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay), has emerged as best-ranked Indian institute globally at 152nd position in QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • The world-class Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a history by topping QS World University Rankings for 8th consecutive year.
  • IIT-Delhi emerged as 2nd-best ranking institute from India by at 182nd place, replacing Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

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  • QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • First issue: 2004
  • Publisher: Quacquarelli Symonds Limited

SPORTS

Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1 in latest WTA, ATP rankings

  • Japan’s Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue as World Number ones in the latest WTA and ATP rankings.
  • Naomi Osaka is just 252 points ahead of world No.2 Ashleigh Barty of Australia.
  • Novak Djokovic leads the men’s ATP tennis rankings ahead of French Open champion Rafael Nadal and former world number one Roger Federer.

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