Current Affairs – June, 2019

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…