Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 19 2019
1. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has appointed Naveen Uppal as the Chief Risk Officer
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has appointed Naveen Uppal as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO). The appointment complied with norms of National Housing Bank (NHB), the housing finance sector regulator. His appointment will be for a period of three years with effect from June 17, 2019. He will be directly reporting to the managing director and CEO of the company.
2. Kona Raghupati was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Kona Raghupati was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Kona Raghupati was unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on 18 June 2019. He is a two-time MLA from the ruling YSRCP who is representing Bapatla constituency.
3. Randstad Employer Brand Research 2019 reported Amazon India most attractive employer brand
According to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2019 reported that Amazon India, the E-commerce giant, is the most attractive employer brand in the country. Amazon scored high on financial health, utilisation of latest technologies and a strong reputation.
4. Om Birla has been elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker
Om Birla has been elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker. Om Birla has been unanimously elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker with the opposition Congress coming out in support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s candidate. Birla will replace Sumitra Mahajan.
About Mr.Om Birla:
He is a two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) from Rajasthan. Birla is also a member of the Standing Committee on Energy in Parliament, member of Committee on Petitions and Consultative Committee for Ministry of social justice and empowerment. He has an 86% average attendance in the House.
5. Sickle cell disease day observed on june 19
Sickle cell disease day is observed on june 19. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person’s parents.The most common type is known as sickle cell anaemia (SCA). The average life expectancy in the developed world is 40 to 60 years.
6. Matri Shree Media Award was presented to 29 journalists from print and electronic media
Matri Shree Media Award was presented to 29 journalists from print and electronic media. Twenty-nine journalists from print and electronic media was awarded the Matri Shree Media Awards for their contribution towards journalism. Apart from media personalities, a social activist was also presented the Bharat Mata shield at the 44th Matri Shree media award ceremony organized in New Delhi.
7. UN report says India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027
UN report says India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. United Nations report said that India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. India will have almost 1.64 billion inhabitants by 2050. South Asia’s opportunity to reap the demographic dividend will peak by 2047.
According to the World Population Prospects 2019 report India is expected to have the largest national increase in the world by 2050. China, on the other hand, is expected to become smaller, dropping from its current 1.43 billion people to approximately 1.4 billion by 2050.
8. Facebook unveiled its cryptocurrency, Libra
Facebook unveiled its cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook finally unveiled the details of Libra, its cryptocurrency. Using Libra people can buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. It will be rolled out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users across the globe to make financial transactions online. The currency will be serviced by a collective of companies called the Libra Association.