Current affairs 07 June 2019
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According to the first-ever SDG Gender Index that measures global gender equality, India ranked 95th out of 129 countries.
- The index finds that no country has fully achieved the promise of gender equality and that the global average score of 65.7 out of 100 is “poor”. This means that almost 1.4 billion, or 40%, of the world’s girls and women live in countries failing on gender equality and another 1.4 billion live in countries that barely pass.
- It measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace.
- The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index has been developed by UK-based Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global organisations including African Women’s Development and Communication Network, Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and International Women’s Health Coalition.
- The index finds that no country has fully achieved the promise of gender equality and that the global average score of 65.7 out of 100 is “poor”.
- This means that almost 1.4 billion, or 40%, of the world’s girls and women live in countries failing on gender equality and another 1.4 billion live in countries that barely pass.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, elected as the next President of the General Assembly
- Muhammad-Bande had been nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by the African group, at the election by acclamation.
- Agenda 2030 with focus on peace and security, poverty eradication, climate action and inclusion are among the major priorities of his presidency.
- Muhammad-Bande was elected by acclamation and he will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa as the President of the next General Assembly session that will commence in September.
- The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.
India successfully test fired the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Chandipur in Odisha.
- Anti-ship version of the missile launched by complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO) sources.
- BrahMos is a joint venture between the DRDO and the NPOM(a Russian military technology firm) of Russia.
- The highly versatile BrahMos has been operationalised in the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.
- BrahMos has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable land-attack, anti-ship capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities.
Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player today by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s 107 international matches.
- Chhetri overtook his mentor Bhutia’s record of 107 matches when he captained India in the King’s Cup opener against Curacao.
- In his milestone match of the King’s Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand, he scored the lone goal for his side for his 69th goal.
- Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger and captains both the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019.
- The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event, the first time the country will host the tournament, and the third time a European nation will.
- The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women’s World Championship, was held in China.
- The seven FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments have been won by four national teams.
- The United States have won three times including the last one in 2015.
- The other winners are Germany, with two titles; Japan and Norway with one title each.
- Five countries have hosted the Women’s World Cup. China and United States have hosted twice, while Canada, Germany and Sweden have each hosted once. France are the hosts for the 2019 edition.
The Delhi Metro has become the first ever Metro project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant.
- The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity plant in Ghazipur.
- The plant will mitigate over 8 million tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) over the life of the project
- Currently, DMRC is producing 28 MW of solar power from the various rooftop solar power plants, which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises.
The first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey.
- The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg through according to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means.
- The tourists came from seven countries including the US, Germany, Norway and Russia.
- The currency of Russia is the Rouble
- Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia.
IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from 30th July 2019. He led the company for 53 years will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman.
- India’s second richest business tycoon Azim Premji is set to retire in July 2019 as the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of India’s fourth-largest IT Company, Wipro.
- His sonRishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer and a board member, will take over as the Executive Chairman of the company.
- The Premji family owns 74.3 percent of the shares in the company.