Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 19 2024

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Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 19 2024

1. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2024 – June 19

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is held every year on June 19.

The goal of this important day is to bring more attention to the serious problem of sexual violence in wars and other battles around the world. It’s also about finding ways to stop these awful acts.

In 2015, the United Nations made June 19 a special day to remember when a resolution was passed that said sexual abuse is a weapon of war and does not help build peace.

Bringing Attention

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is an important way to let people know about the terrible things that are happening around the world.

Also, it makes people more likely to speak out against these acts.

2. Virat Kohli Reclaims Top Spot as India’s Most Valued Celebrity Brand

The Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2023 from the global consulting company Kroll says that cricket player Virat Kohli is once again India’s most valuable celebrity brand, with a value of $227.9 million.

His brand value was $176.9 million in 2022, so this is a 30% increase.

More Popular Than Bollywood Stars

Ranveer Singh, a Bollywood star, came in second with a brand value of $203.1 million, which was less than Kohli’s impressive value.

In 2017, the cricket star passed Shah Rukh Khan as the most famous person in the world. Since then, his brand value has gone up by 58%.

3. Wildlife Filmmaker Subbiah Nallamuthu Honored with V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award

The prestigious 18th V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the famous wildlife filmmaker Subbiah Nallamuthu for his outstanding services to the fields of non-feature and wildlife documentary filmmaking.

The award was given to him by L. Murugan, who is the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, at the opening event of the 18th Mumbai International Film Festival in Indian city of Mumbai.

What the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award Is About

It was created in 1990 by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to honor the famous director V. Shantaram with the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award.

It is given to filmmakers who have made important advances to documentary films at the Mumbai International Film Festival.

In 1990, Ezra Mir was the first person to receive the award.

Famous documentary filmmakers like Mike Pandey, Anand Patwardhan, Naresh Bedi, and Shyam Benegal have won it in the past.

There is a certificate, a medal, and a Rs 10 lakh cash prize with the award.

4. Delhi Airport Launches India’s First Self-Service Mechanism For Check-in Luggage

The Delhi International Airport Ltd started a self-service system on June 17 so that people could drop off their bags, get tags, and print their boarding passes without having to wait for someone else to do it.

Setting up a self-service bag drop (SSBD)

About 50 Self-Service Bag Drop (SSBD) units have been set up at Delhi’s IGI Airport for people to use in Terminals 1 and 3.

These units are shared by Air India, IndiGo, and Air India Express.

How does this system work?

With this new system, passengers can get their luggage tags and connect them at CUSS kiosks when they arrive.

After the passengers put their bags on the SBD conveyor belt, the system starts the app for that airline on the SBD machine with a single click.

The DIAL also said that when a passenger agrees to the dangerous goods self-declaration form with just one click, the SBD system checks all the important criteria and business rules set by the airlines.

5. Paytm Appoints Rajeev Agarwal as Non-Executive Independent Director

Rajeev Krishnamuralilal Agarwal, who used to be the full-time director of SEBI, has been named as Paytm’s non-executive independent director for a five-year term.

Along with this change, Neeraj Arora quit, saying he had to because he was busy with other things and had personal obligations.

Giving up his job, Neeraj Arora

Neeraj Arora quit as Paytm’s non-executive independent director on June 17, 2024. He was a key figure in arranging WhatsApp’s merger with Facebook.

He left the company’s board before and then came back before its IPO. This is his second time leaving.

6. Global Gender Gap Report 2024

This highlights the modest progress that has been made in gender parity around the world; the gap has only shrunk by 68.5%.

Based on the current rate of progress, it will take 134 years to achieve full parity.
Iceland is in first place 93.5% of the time.

India has fallen to 129th place, with a margin of 64.1% narrowed.

Obstacles to overcome: Both educational and political empowerment are on the decline. Large disparity in literacy (17.2%).

There are only 13.6% of women who are represented in Parliament.

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