Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 24 2019
1. Shakib 1st Bangladesh batsman to score 1,000 World Cup runs
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the first-ever Bangladesh batsman to score 1,000 runs in World Cup history. The 32-year-old achieved the feat during the 2019 World Cup match against Afghanistan on Monday. He also went past the 50-run mark for the fifth time in six innings in the current edition. Overall, he has scored 44 ODI fifties.
2. Sofia Kenin beats Belinda Bencic to claim Mallorca Open title
American 20-year-old Sofia Kenin saved three match points on her way to beating third seed Belinda Bencic 6-7(2-7), 7-6(7-5), 6-4 in the final of the Mallorca Open on Sunday. “With [Bencic], you have to fight every point and I’m just really happy with this title. It just means a lot to me,” Kenin said about her opponent.
3. Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan appointed as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan sworn-in as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. Raghvendra Singh Chauhan appointed as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad. He succeeded Chief Justice T.B. Radhakrishnan in April, 2019. He belongs to Rajasthan. He took oath before Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan.
4. Justice V Ramasubramanian appointed as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court
Justice V Ramasubramanian appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. He succeeded Chief Justice Surya Kant. The ceremony was administered by Governor Acharya Devvrat. He served as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court. He joined as permanent Judge from November 9, 2009
5. Dr Gaurav Nigam, an educationist, pediatrician and author, honoured with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’
Dr Gaurav Nigam, an educationist, pediatrician and author, honoured with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’. Dr Gaurav Nigam conferred with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’ . The award was given by Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, Minister for Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan at the Asian Leadership Summit . The function is held at Thimphu, Bhutan. The event organized by the Global Leaders Foundation.
6. Japan gifts Manipur a Peace Museum built on WWII memories
Japan gifted Manipur, one of India’s north eastern state a Museum of Peace built on the memories of Battle of Imphal, one of the fiercest battles of 2nd World War (WWII). The inauguration of Imphal Peace Museum marked 75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal. The Imphal Peace Museum was inaugurated at Red Hill which lies about 20 km southwest of Imphal (Manipur capital).
7. Indian Women’s Hockey Team Wins FIH Series Finals
India clinched the women’s FIH Series Finals Hockey Tournament by beating hosts Japan 3-1 in summit clash at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium in Japan. The World No.9 Indian women had put a hard fought win over the Asian champions. Captain Rani Rampal gave India lead in 3rd minute before drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur struck twice (45th and 60th minutes) late in match to set up win.
8. IOC formally opens new Headquarters in Switzerland
On Olympic Games’ 125th anniversary, International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formally opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The innaugration of new headquarters comes exactly 125 years after Olympic Games were revived.
9. Defending world champ Hamilton wins his 6th race of the season
Mercedes’ British driver and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton registered his sixth win of the season after winning the French Grand Prix on Sunday. Valtteri Bottas took second spot as Mercedes ensured both another one-two finish and their eighth consecutive win this season. Charles Leclerc managed to finish third ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, while Sebastian Vettel finished fifth.
10. Former TN DGP who arrested Indira Gandhi in 1977 dies at 91
Former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu VR Lakshminarayanan, who arrested late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a corruption case in 1977, passed away at the age of 91 on Sunday. He is survived by a son and two daughters. Lakshminarayanan had worked under various Prime Ministers including Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Charan Singh and Morarji Desai.
11. 40-year-old Tahir becomes SA’s highest wicket-taker in WC history
South Africa’s 40-year-old leg-spinner Imran Tahir has become the highest wicket-taker among South Africans in World Cup history. Tahir achieved the feat by taking two wickets against Pakistan on Sunday, taking his tally to 39 wickets in World Cups. He overtook former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald, who had taken 38 wickets across World Cup editions.
12. Federer wins same title 10 times for first time in his career
World number three Roger Federer defeated David Goffin 7-6(7-2), 6-1 in the final on Sunday to win the Halle Open for the 10th time. It is the first time that the 37-year-old has won the same title 10 times in his career. It was Federer’s 102nd tour-level title and his 19th tour-level title on grass.
13. Mauritania’s Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner
Mauritania’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won the presidential election with 52 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, with opposition candidates crying foul.
14. RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya quits six months before his term ends, to return to academia
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Viral Acharya has put in his papers six months before his term ends on January 20, 2020. Acharya, who joined RBI from New York University’s Stern School of Business, was a close aide of former governor Urjit Patel and it was his fiery speech in October 2018 that brought out the differences between RBI and the government .