Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 15 2019
1. Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away on 13 June
Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away on 13 June. Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away on 13 June 2019 at Thiruvananthapuram. He was 83. He was ailing for some time.
Ramesan had received the 2017 Kerala Sahithya Akademi award for overall contributions. He wrote lyrics for Malayalam movies such as Njattadi, Aashamsakalode, Uncle Bun, Malootty, and Vasudha. He was co-editor of K. Balakrishnan’s Kaumudi Weekly in the sixties. He worked at the State Institute of Languages in various capacities till 1993.
2. Reports says the global internet users have touched 3.8 billion
Reports says the global internet users have touched 3.8 billion. Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report said that the global internet users have touched 3.8 billion which is more than half of the world’s population. China was found to have the largest internet user base at 21%. The internet users in India are 12%, and the United States are 8%.
3. Narasimhan has been appointed as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser
Narasimhan has been appointed as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser. PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser. He will succeed Rakesh Kapoor. Narasimhan will join Reckitt as CEO-designate and be appointed to the board on July 16. He will resume his office and become group CEO on Sept.ember 1.
4. Peter Gilchrist won the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship
Peter Gilchrist won the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia. Peter Gilchrist defeated Kolkata cueist Kothari who had been on a roll winning the International Reventon Classic Snooker championship, a triple crown event of Australia and thereafter went on to display some outstanding billiards en-route the final.
5. Virat Kohli is the only Indian in the list of top paid athletes
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is the only Indian in the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes. He has been estimated with an annual earnings of $25 million.
According to the report, his earnings are $21 million from endorsements and USD 4 million from salary and winnings for the last 12 months. Kholi, the Indian captain, has dropped 17 spots to be 100th in the rankings despite an increase of $1 million in endorsements. He was ranked 83rd in 2018.
6. Global Wind day observed on June 15
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is organised by WindEurope (windeurope.org) and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council). It is a day when wind energy is celebrated, information is exchanged and adults and children find out about wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to change the world.
7. NGO Akshay Patra wins BBC Award
Akshaya Patra, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation (NGO) running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India was awarded BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) World Service Global Champion Award for the programme.
The Akshaya Patra NGO was selected by an international panel of judges from nominations sent in by BBC World Service audience from all over the world.
8. NASAs OSIRIS REx spacecraft creates new record
NASAs OSIRIS REx spacecraft creates new record. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered its second orbital phase around asteroid Bennu, called Orbital B on June 12, 2019. It broke its own world record for the closest orbit of a planetary body.
In the Orbital B phase, the maneuver placed the spacecraft in an orbit 680 meters above the surface of asteroid Bennu. The previous record was set by OSIRIS-REx on 31 December, 2018, when the spacecraft flew 1.33 km above the asteroid’s surface during Orbital A phase.
9. The 16th Asia Media Summit was successfully concluded on 13 June in Cambodia
The 16th Asia Media Summit was successfully concluded on 13 June in Cambodia. The 16th Asia Media Summit was concluded on 13 June in Cambodia. The summit called for regulation-making to fight against fake news and cyber-crimes.The theme of the summit was Media Digitalisation – Focusing on Developing Markets.
10. United States claim biggest ever Women’s Fifa World Cup win
United States claim biggest ever Women’s Fifa World Cup win. United States won the biggest-ever victory in FIFA Women’s World Cup .They defeated Thailand in Group-F match at Reims in France. Alex Morgan scored five times prior to the three-time winners.Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd were also on the score sheet as the US broke Germany’s record of an 11-nil win over Argentina in 2007.