Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 16 2019
1. Kohli fastest to 11,000 ODI runs, takes 54 fewer innings than Sachin
India captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, achieving the feat in his 222nd innings, against Pakistan in 2019 World Cup on Sunday. The 30-year-old overtook Sachin Tendulkar, who reached 11,000 runs in his 276th innings, against England in 2002. Kohli was also the fastest to 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 ODI runs.
2. Rajasthan’s Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019
Rajasthan’s Suman Rao was named Miss India at the 56th Femina Miss India 2019. Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas crowned Suman, a CA aspirant, who’ll go on to represent India at Miss World. Sanjana Vij of Telangana was runner-up, while Bihar’s Shreya Shanker was crowned Miss India United Continents 2019. Huma Qureshi and Chitrangda Singh were among the judges.
3. India designated as guest country at Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico
India designated as guest country at Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico. India designated as the Guest of Honour at the 33rd Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (Guadalajara International Book Fair)in Mexico, the National Book Trust.
The book fair organized from November 30 – December 8. India pavilion at the fair will showcase over 35 Indian authors and artists, along with 15 publishing houses.
4. June month is celebrated as the LGBTQ Pride month
June month is celebrated as the LGBTQ Pride month. June month is celebrated as the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month all over the world. The LGBTQ pride month is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall riots at Stonewall Inn in New York, a gathering space for LGBTQ community during the 60s.
5. Scientists places worlds highest weather stations atop Mount Everest
Scientists places worlds highest weather stations atop Mount Everest. Scientists from National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University installed have installed two highest weather stations in the world in an expedition to Mount Everest that wrapped up in June 2019. The two weather monitoring stations are located at an altitude of 8,430 meters (27,657 feet) and 7,945 meters (26,066 feet).
6. Two female scientists Ritu Kridhal and Vanitha to head Indias 2nd Moon mission Chandrayaan-2
For the first time, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed two women scientists – Ritu Karidhal (as mission director) and Muthayya Vanitha (as project director) – to head the India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2. ISRO Chairman K Sivan announced that close to 30 percent of the ISRO team working on Chandrayaan 2 are women.
7. India remained at 101 in the latest FIFA Rankings, Belgium on Top
India remained at 101 in the latest FIFA Rankings. The Indian men’s football team remained static at the 101st position in the latest FIFA rankings. India recently participated in King’s Cup in Thailand, in which it lost one match and won the other in the tournament. Belgium remained to top the overall FIFA world rankings, followed by France, Brazil, England, and Portugal.
8. Australia and Qatar to be guest nations at the 2020 Copa America
Australia and Qatar to be guest nations at the 2020 Copa America. Australia will be one of the two guest nations at the 2020 Copa America. Qatar will also return to 2020 tournament, which will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. Qatar and Japan are the guest nations in 2019 Copa, which started on June 15 in Brazil. This year’s Copa America broadcast to a record 178 countries.
9. 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay to be celebrated
India will be celebrating this year the 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay also called Kargil Vijay Diwas for over three days from 25 July to 27 July 2019 at Dras and New Delhi. The day is observed to commemorate victory in Kargil war withpride, honour and inspiration. The day will be celebrated with theme- Remember, Rejoice and Renew.
10. Ex-chemistry teacher now Asia’s richest self-made woman at $10.5 bn
China’s Zhong Huijuan, a former chemistry teacher who founded Hansoh Pharmaceutical in 1995, became Asia’s wealthiest self-made woman with a $10.5-billion fortune, according to Bloomberg. Hansoh, in which she holds a 68% stake, surged 37% during its first day of trading. Zhong’s wealth has now surpassed her husband Sun Piaoyang’s separate $9.4-billion fortune from his pharma firm Jiangsu Hengrui.