Current Affairs: 19th June 2019

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1 - ICG co-hosts 12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop in New Delhi.

  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) co-hosted the 12th Capacity Building workshop in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).
  • Information Sharing Centre (ISC) in New Delhi. It began on June 19, 2019 and will conclude on June 20, 2019. It is organized to deepen knowledge on issues related to piracy and armed robbery.

                                                    INTERNATIONAL

1 - Ireland plans to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030.
  • In order to combat greenhouse gas emissions, Ireland Government decided to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of a major strategy to protect the environment. This is one of 180 measures the Irish government published in the ‘Climate Action Plan’.

2 - 12th session of Conference of States Parties to Convention to Rights of PwDs 2019 held in New York.
  • The 12th session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention to Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 2019 held at the UN (United Nations) headquarters, New York. Mrs Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment participated in the conference.

3 - WHO launched a new tool to handle AMR named “AWaRe”.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign “AdoptAWaRe, Handle antibiotics with care” urging governments to adopt a tool named “AWaRe” (Access, Watch, and Reserve), to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs.
  • It classified antibiotics into three groups – Access (antibiotics used to treat the most common and serious infections), Watch (antibiotics available at all times in the healthcare system), and Reserve (antibiotics to be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort).

                                                     APPOINTMENTS 

1 - Om Birla named as the new Lok Sabha Speaker by the NDA.
  • A two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Rajasthan’s Kota district, Om Birla, aged 56, was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. 13 motions were moved in support of Om Birla as the Speaker. His candidature as the Speaker was supported by all major parties including Congress, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC or TMC), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD). He will succeed Sumitra Mahajan (2014-2019) and pro-tem speaker of 17th Lok Sabha Virendra Kumar.

                                                                SPORTS 

1 - Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka remain as World No. 1 in the tennis rankings.
  • According to recently released “Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)” and “Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)” rankings, Naomi Osaka (Japan) and Novak Djokovic( Serbia) continued as world number ones.

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