1. The month of June was the warmest recorded on Earth
Last month (June 2019), the hottest month of the year was recorded worldwide.
- It is in accordance with the data provided by the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecast implemented by the European Cooperatives Climate Change Service.
- The data showed that the European temperature was more than 2 degrees Celsius above normal.
- Globally, the earth was 0.1 degree Celsius hot compared to the previous June records in 2016.
2. P.K. Purwar appointed as the CMD of BSNL
Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured that the government is working towards the existence of BSNL and MTNL through competitiveness and is including both BSNL and MTNL organizations which are capable of operationalization.
- Appointments Cabinet Committee (ACC) approval to ensure continuity in the struggling PSU.
- Both organizations have many issues, so the government is in the stage of giving the 4G spectrum.
- Duration of an additional charge of the surplus will not be entitled to any additional remuneration.
- They were selected through the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) in January.
- BSNL is running through one of the worst financial crises.
- This is due to the difficult competition received by Jio and the lack of 4G services. About 1.76 lakhs are present during the formation of BSNL in 2000.
- BSNL’s salary bill is 65 percent of its revenue
3. NALCO named for President’s award for excellent CSR
National Aluminium Company Limited elected for President’s award for utilization of Corporate Social Responsibility fund in social development.
- The company started a scheme “Aliali Jhia” in 2015.
- The main aim is to promote the education of Girls of BPL families and to adapt and promote poor and talented girls for education.
- Ministry of Corporate Affairs explained about the CMD of NALCO, Tapan Chand who initiated the scheme.
About Aliali Jhia Scheme
- It is a new scheme on the line of BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO”
- It is initiated from the year 2015.
- Under this scheme around 416 girls from BPL families of 66 villages of Angul, Damanjodi and Potangi area in Angul and Koraput districts was adopted by Company.
4. Aparna Kumar became the first Civil Servant and IPS officer to win the challenge of its Seven Summits
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Aparna Kumar became the first civil servant to scale Mount Denali.
It is the highest peak in North America.
- She is the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve this rare feat.
- This was her 7th summit challenge.
- She became the first woman IPS DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully complete the South Pole expedition.
About Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India
- It is raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
- The ITBP intended for deployment along India’s border with Tibet.
5. The US names Balochistan Liberation Army as a terror group
The United States has indicated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which is fighting Pakistani rule in Balochistan province, as a terrorist organization.
- Balochistan Liberation Army is an armed separatist group that targets protection forces and civilians, mainly in ethnic Baloch areas of Pakistan.
- The department has also made it a crime for anyone in the US to assist the Balochistan Liberation Army terrorists and freezing any US assets they may have.
- Balochistan Liberation Army carried out several terrorist attacks last year, including a suicide attack in August that targeted Chinese engineers in Balochistan and an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi in November that claimed four lives.
6. Mark Tully introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award at UK-India Awards 2019
Veteran British journalist Sir Mark Tully conferred as the Lifetime Achievement Award in order to recognize his contributions to the IJK-India relationship.
- The annual UK-India Awards admires special talents and organizations which are worldwide influenced.
- Their main aim is to strengthen UK-India ties.
- The 2019 UK-India Awards considered the conclusion of the annual LJK-India Week in London.
7. N S Vishwanathan receives an extension by one year as RBI deputy governor
The government and the RBI started looking for a replacement of Vishwanathan and a few internal candidates were identified. The portfolios got reshuffled based on the availability and priority of deputy governors for the past 15 years.
- Acharya’s resignation complicated the matter because two deputy governors would be leaving the central bank in a month’s interval
- Acharya set to leave on July 23.
- The central bank denied for power sector loans
- The Supreme Court turned down the RBI’s objections.
- Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata
- Headquarters: Mumbai
- Founder: British Raj
8. Shakib became the first player to score 500 runs, take 10 wickets in WC history
Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first player in the history to score more than 500 runs and take 10 wickets in a single World Cup campaign.
- He performed the feat against India in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- Against India, Shakib scored 66 runs and took one wicket.
- The left-handed batsman has scored 542 runs in the tournament. He has scored two centuries and three half-centuries.
9. Dr. Krishna Saksena’s book ‘Whispers of Time’ revealed
Dr. Krishna Saksena published her new book ‘Whispers of Time’ at India International Centre in New Delhi.
- The book was uncovered by Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development.
- By coming up with a new book at age 91, Saksena has proved that it is never too late to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- Saksena, a professor at Delhi University, is the first woman solicitor from UP to get a PhD degree in English Literature in the year 1955.
10. Odisha will host 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship
Odisha Government will host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from 17 to 22 July.
- This championship will see participation from some of the best players from across the globe.
- The tournament has received a good entry with 14 associations, consisting India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Australia, Cyprus, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan.