Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 21 2019
1. Bronze for India in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics meet
Bronze for India in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics meet. Annu Rani won the women’s javelin bronze in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike athletics meet, Croatia’s Sara Kolak took the gold and Slovenia’s Martina Ratej bagged the silver.
About Annu Rani
She is a Javelin thrower from Uttar Pradesh. She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.
2. PU Chitra and Sreeshankar strikes Gold & Johnson wins silver at Folksam Grand Prix 2019
PU Chitra and Sreeshankar strikes Gold & Johnson wins silver at Folksam Grand Prix 2019. Asian champion PU Chitra of India won a gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019. The event held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She did her clocking 4 minutes 12.65 seconds (4:12.659).
She defeated Mercy Cherono of Kenya who finished a former IAAF World Cross Country champion . She is a silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships.
3. Govt to widen the spectrum of Khelo India Programme: President Ram Nath Kovind
Govt to widen the spectrum of Khelo India Programme: President Ram Nath Kovind. President Ram Nath Kovind highlighted the importance of the government’s flagship ‘Khelo India Programme’. The joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament in New Delhi. President the new government decided to widen the spectrum of the ‘Khelo India Programme’ to cover the entire country.
4. Bangladesh emerged as the fastest economy in Asia-Pacific: Asian Development Bank
According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Higher public sector investment, stronger consumption demand, revival in exports, improved power supply and higher growth in private sector credit were the key factors of the high growth performance of Bangladesh. Bangladesh registered a growth rate of 7.9%.
5. Fifth International Yoga Day being celebrated on June 21
Fifth International Yoga Day being celebrated on June 21. Nepal celebrates 5th International Day of Yoga. Government of Nepal planned to organize a yoga program in Kathmandu to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide about the benefits of practicing yoga.
The 2019 Theme: Yoga for Climate Action.
6. GI Tag: Namma Kolhapuri chappals
Kolhapuris, the sturdy ethnic leather chappal (footwear) that rose from its humble rural origins to occupy high table of fashion globally, now has a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The GI tag approval was jointly received by Karnataka and Maharashtra for making these chappals.
7. World Hydrography Day observed on june 21
World Hydrography Day was adopted, in the words of the UN, with the aim of giving suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis .
The International Hydrographic Bureau was established in 1921 for the purpose of providing a mechanism for consultation between governments on such matters as technical standards, safe navigation and the protection of the marine environment.
The theme for 2019 is “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge”
8. DD India channel to be available in Bangladesh, South Korea
In bid to boost India’s relations with its neighbours, the government has entered into agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea to broadcast DD (Doordarshan) India channel in two countries and their state channels will be shown on DD Free Dish in India.
9. India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in December
A ₹3-cr. cruise boat that can carry 100 passengers is under construction at a boatyard in Aroor. The initiative comes from the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), whose solar ferry Aditya in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has proved to be a success.Kerala is gearing up for the launch of the country’s premier solar-powered cruise boat by December.
10. SEBI sets up panel to review margins on derivatives
SEBI sets up panel to review margins on derivatives. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) decided to review the current framework of margins. The capital markets regulator set up a working group. It is headed by NSE Clearing Ltd. Their aim to look into the issue and submit its recommendations to the Secondary Market Advisory Committee.