Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 20 2019
1. Warner 1st batsman to smash two 150+ scores in World Cup history
Australia opener David Warner has become the first batsman to score two 150-plus scores in World Cup history. The 32-year-old, who had scored Australia’s highest score in World Cup by hitting 178 runs off 133 balls against Afghanistan in 2015 World Cup, smashed 147-ball 166 against Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup today. Warner has now scored three World Cup hundreds.
2. Rashid Khan becomes most expensive bowler in World Cup history
Rashid Khan becomes most expensive bowler in World Cup history. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the most expensive bowler in World Cup history. He is the world’s No.3 ODI bowler.
He played Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League. The record earlier belonged to New Zealand’s Martin Snedden 105 runs for two wickets against England in the 1983 World Cup.
3. ICG co-hosts 12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop in New Delhi
ICG co-hosts 12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop in New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) co-hosted the 12th Capacity Building workshop in New Delhi.
The cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (‘SC) in New Delhi. It began on June 19, 2019, and concluded on June 20, 2019.
4. Indian engineer wins Innovation for Sustainable Development Award
Indian engineer wins Innovation for Sustainable Development Award. Indian engineer Nitesh Kumar Jangir whose low-cost neonatal breathing device saved the lives of new-born babies across small towns.
Nitesh Kumar Jangir created Saans as a breathing support device to avoid deaths of premature babies from respiratory distress syndrome due to a lack of immediate access to complex medical equipment.
5. World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June with the theme #StepWithRefugees Take A Step on World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June with the theme #StepWithRefugees Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The theme expects communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life should take big and small steps in solidarity with refugees.
6. Folksam Grand Prix: India’s P. U. Chitra wins Gold
India’s PU Chitra won gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She produced the best time of her season so far by clocking 4 minute 12.65 seconds (4:12.65s). Chitra finished first in Folksam Grand Prix ahead of Kenya’s Mercy Cherono, who won 5000m gold in Commonwealth Games 2014.
7. Raavana-1: Sri Lanka’s 1st satellite successfully launched
Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite ‘Raavana-1’, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers, was successfully placed into orbit. It was launched from International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal.
The satellite was officially handed over to JAXA (Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency) on February 18 and was sent to International Space Station on April 17, through assistance of Cygnus-1 spacecraft from United States.
8. IIT-Bombay best-ranked Indian institute in QS World Rankings
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay), has emerged as best-ranked Indian institute globally at 152nd position in QS World University Rankings’ 2020. IIT-Bombay has been securing top position among all Indian institutes for past three years and in 2020 edition it has improved its rank by 10 moving up places from 2018 ranking.
9. Unemployed Graduates To Get Up To Rs 3,500 in Rajasthan
Unemployed Graduates To Get Up To Rs 3,500 in Rajasthan . Unemployed youth who completed their graduation or equivalent degree will be given unemployment allowance by the Rajasthan government. Male applicants will get Rs 3,000/month . While the women and differently-abled will get Rs 3,500/month under Chief Minister Yuva Sambal Yojana. The applicants must be natives of Rajasthan
10. WHO launched a new tool to handle AMR named “AWaRe”
WHO launched a new tool to handle AMR named . The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign named “AWaRe” urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs. It is developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List.