Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

World’s Highest Weather Stations installed on Mt Everest

The National Geographic Society (NGS), a US based non-profit scientific and educational organizations announced successful installation of world’s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest. This installation was part of National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Everest. Key Highlights Climate scientists and the multi-disciplinary team created the history by installing world’s highest Read More…

Peter Gilchrist wins Pacific International Billiards Championship

Multiple times world champion Peter Gilchrist defeated India’s Sourav Kothari in final to win the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship played at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia. Key Highlights Reigning WBL world billiards champion from Kolkata Sourav Kothari lost a back-to-back title against veteran Peter Gilchrist of Singapore who won the 2019 Pacific International Read More…

RBI asks banks to grout ATMs to a structure for Security

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to ensure their ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) are grouted to a structure preferably wall, pillar, or floor by 30 September 2019 in a move to enhance security of cash vending machines. Key Highlights Background: In October 2016, RBI had set up a Committee on Currency Movement Read More…

FIFA latest Rankings: India remains static at 101

In the latest FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Ranking Indian football team remains static at 101st place and Belgium continued to top.The FIFA Ranking ranks men’s national teams in association football. About FIFA Ranking It was first introduced in December 1992. It is a ranking system by FIFA, football’s world governing body, in Read More…

14 June: World Blood Donor Day observed

The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) was celebrated around the world on 14 June 2019. Theme for 2019 was- Safe blood for all. About World Blood Donor Day Background: In May 2005, during 58th World Health Assembly (WHA), ministers of health from all around the world unanimously declared their commitment and support towards voluntary blood Read More…

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar & Yuva Puraskar 2019

Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters has selected a list of 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019. Key Highlights The Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi under the chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar approved the selection of awardees. Selection Procedure: The awardees were Read More…

NGO Akshay Patra wins BBC Award 

Akshaya Patra, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation (NGO) running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India was awarded BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) World Service Global Champion Award for the programme. Nomination: The Akshaya Patra NGO was selected by an international panel of judges from nominations sent in by BBC World Service audience from Read More…

Australia, Qatar invited to 2020 Copa America

South America’s governing body of football CONMEBOL has invited Australia and Qatar to take part in 2020 COPA America. COPA 2020 will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. The final of Copa 2020 will be played in one match and in one host city. Key Highlights The Copa America is contested between national teams from Read More…