Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 09 2019
1. Karnataka government has launched Pink Sarathi vehicles for womens safety
Karnataka government has launched Pink Sarathi vehicles for womens safety. Karnataka government has launched ‘Pink Sarathi’ vehicles that are procured by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It was launched by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. BMTC will use the vehicles to attend to the grievances of women passengers in city buses.
2. India beats Ireland 1-0 in the final to claim U21 four-nation title
India beats Ireland 1-0 in the final to claim U21 four-nation title. Indian junior women’s hockey team won Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final. India ended the tournament three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament. The second quarter of the game created a new record over it.
3. ICICI Bank launches centre for MSMEs in Bengaluru
ICICI Bank launches centre for MSMEs in Bengaluru. ICICI Bank launched a centre in Bengaluru to provide business solutions exclusively to start-ups and MSME sector. ICICI Bank along with Viral Rupani, Retail Business Head South, ICICI Bank inaugurated the centre.
4. Lt Gen PJS Pannu designated as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (operation)
Lt Gen PJS Pannu take over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) from Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva on June 1. He is currently posted as Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff (Doctrine Organisation and Training).
The General Officer is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy and was commissioned into 22nd Battalion, The Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) on December 13, 1980, and commanded the battalion from May 1999 to February 2001 in Uri Sector (Jammu and Kashmir) during Operation VIJAY.
5. Bancha, the first solar kitchen only village in India
Bancha the first solar kitchen only village in India. Bancha in Betul district is the first village in India to have zero wooden stoves and almost no use for LPG cylinders with all its 75 houses relying on solar-powered stoves to meet their cooking needs. The project of installing solar power plates, batteries and stoves in all the 74 houses was started in September 2017 and got completed by December 2018.
6. Equator Prize 2019 won by Deccan Development Society
The Women Sangams (groups) of Deccan Development Society (DDS) were honoured with Equator Prize 2019 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for their contribution to ecology and innovations in rainfed millet cultivation.
The Equator Prize 2019 was awarded to six women farmer belonging to Deccan Development Society (DDS) sanghams. They became only Indian group to have won 2019 award.
7. Rohit fastest to 2,000 ODI runs vs a team, breaks Sachin’s record
India opener Rohit Sharma has become the fastest batsman to score 2,000 runs against a particular team in ODIs, achieving the feat against Australia during his 57-run knock in their World Cup match today. The 32-year-old reached the milestone in 37 innings, breaking the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who reached 2,000 ODI runs also against Australia in 40 innings.
8. Pringles India enters Guinness World Records
Pringles India entered Guinness World Records on June 7 for creating the ‘largest sentence made with packaged food’. The message read #GetItBackIndia and the structure was created with a life size installation made out of 10,005 cans of Pringles, measuring 60 feet x 40 feet. Interestingly, the brand achieved this feat alongside the ongoing Cricket World Cup.
9. Coral Triangle Day observed on June 09
The Coral Triangle Day was established on June 9, to celebrate and raise awareness of the ocean conservation and protection, especially on the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity. Intended as an open-sourced event, the day is celebrated by individuals, organizations, and establishment concerned on the Coral Triangle.
10. French Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty clinches historic Roland Garros title in one-sided final
Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.
Boasting a bewildering array of shots and spins, the eighth seed crushed her Czech teenage opponent 6-1 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, and Australia’s first French women’s singles crown in more than four decades.