16 July Current Affairs 2019

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16 July Current Affairs 2019

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United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day

The United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The Day was introduced by the UN at its General Assembly in November 2014. It was co-organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the UN, the Office of the Secretary-General Special Envoy on Youth and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Sharath Kamal voted IOC Sportsperson of the Year

Sharath Kamal voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave. The other nominees were cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Grandmaster B Adhiban, hockey player Simranjeet Singh and table tennis player Manika Batra. About Sharath Kamal  Sharath Kamal is a professional table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, India. He was among the five nominees for whom votes were polled by over 60 elite sportspersons employed with the oil major.

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: Indian athlete Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m  and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Around 30 lakh persons enrolled under PM Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: The union government notified the eligibility criteria for its mega pension scheme – Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan

They announced in the budget 2019 for unorganized sector workers. People who are at 40 years or already covered under a pension with part contribution by the government are not eligible for the scheme. Only one spouse will be eligible for family pension in case of demise of the pensioner.

The Government via notification dated February 7, 2019 notified the rules and other criteria for the mega pension scheme announced by the Finance Minister . The mega pension scheme is known as Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan.

IFFI has been scheduled to be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been scheduled to be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa. The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced the schedule regarding IFFI 2019.

IFFI 2019 is to be organised jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals and state-run Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in Panaji. The celebrations in the year 2019 will mark the 50th edition of IFFI. Russia is to partner with IFFI.

 

RBI imposed fine on SBI and Union Bank of India for violating certain regulatory guidelines

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed fine on State Bank of India (SBI) and Union Bank of India for violating certain regulatory guidelines.

Fine on SBI: RBI fined Rs.7 crore as SBI did not comply with the directions issued by the RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, code of conduct for opening and operating current accounts and reporting of data on Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), and fraud risk management and classification and reporting of frauds.

The central Bank held the reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2017 which revealed that the lender had violated those norms.

Fine on Union Bank of India:

RBI also fined Rs.10 lakh on Union Bank for non-compliance with the directions on the cybersecurity framework in banks issued by the RBI.

The RBI accused Union Bank of India that it failed to carry out the cybersecurity framework in 2016. RBI’s examination revealed reports of generation of seven fraudulent messages worth $171 million through the SWIFT system of the bank.

Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: British-Pakistani Boxer Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Olympic silver medallist defeated the Australian boxer Billy Dib. The event was organised by Khan’s Super Boxing League in association with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.

 

AIIB provides $100 million to L&T Finance arm for wind and solar infrastructure projects

15 July 2019 Current Affairs: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) provide $100-million loan to L&T(Larsen & Toubro) Infrastructure Finance Company(LTIF) for wind and solar infrastructure projects. This is the first time AIIB is extending loan to a non-banking finance company(NBFC).

It is collaborated with AIIB to explore the international market for green finance.The project mainly help to increase the supply of renewable energy in India.It helps to reduce the carbon intensity by 30-35 percent of the 2005 levels by 2030 which was India’s commitment under the Paris agreement.

India set a target to install 175 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, of which a total of 80.04 GW of renewable energy capacity installed in the country till May 2019.

 World Bank planned to offer $250 million to Kerala

World Bank would offer a loan of $250 million to the Kerala Government for the Resilient Kerala project The main aim is at enhancing the state’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change in the wake of last year’s floods. The World Bank recently signed a $250 million loan agreement to help Kerala enhance its resilience against natural disasters and climate change.

Govt plans to set up 4,200 Ayush wellness centres in ongoing fiscall

Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik informed the Rajya Sabha that 2,500 new centres are planned to be opened within the first four months of the present government. The government also provided financial assistance to set up integrated Ayush hospitals in 85 districts across various states, and has plans to add more. The government is trying to modernise Ayush hospitals across the country and is increasing the number of doctors.

Kiran More appointed as USA cricket teams interim coach

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More takes charge as the interim coach of the senior USA cricket team.

He replaces the head coach Pubudu Dassanayake. Kiran More appointed as the USA’s director of cricket in June 2019. He served as the chairman of the Indian selection committee and the wicketkeeping-consultant of Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

The USA Cricket appointed as former India spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling advisor and Pravin Amre and Kieran Powell as advisors for the batting department.

PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian campaign at Indonesia Open Badminton

16 July 2019 Current Affairs: PV Sindhu won the Indian campaign at the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament beginning. The tournament took place at Jakarta. Sindhu will play her opening game against Japan’s Aya Ohori tomorrow. Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth is placed at 8th position.

Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy are other Indians seen in action in the Singles. Srikanth face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto, Praneeth take on Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong. Prannoy meet second-seeded Chinese Shi Yuqi. Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are among those will figure in the Doubles.