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24th June 2019 Current Affairs for SBI | IBPS | IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways
QS World Rankings for 2020, IIT-Bombay has best-ranked Indian institute.

 

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-Bombay), which is ranked 152 in QS World University Rankings' 2020, has emerged as India's best university for the second year in a row.

The other two Indian University in the top 200 are IIT Delhi, which has bagged 182nd position and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru which has bagged 184th position.

There are a total of 23 Indian institutions in the top 1,000.

 

David Warner becomes the 1st batsman to score two 150-plus scores in World cup history

 

Australia opener, David Warner has become the first batsman to score two 150-plus scores in World Cup history.

The 32-year-old, who had scored Australia's highest score in World Cup by hitting 178 runs off 133 balls against Afghanistan in 2015 World Cup.

 

Rashid Khan becomes the most expensive bowler in World Cup history

 

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has become the most expensive bowler in World Cup history during their match against hosts England at Old Trafford. He is the world's No.3 ODI bowler.

The previous record belonged to New Zealand's Martin Snedden, who had conceded 105 runs for two wickets against England in the 1983 World Cup. 

 

Pankaj Advani clinched the 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship in Doha

 

India's ace cueist Pankaj Advani has clinched the 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship in Doha, Qatar.

He defeated Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon.

He became the only one to win the Asian and World championships in all formats.

About Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS)

Headquarter - Doha, Qatar

President - Mr. Mohamed Salen Al-Nuaimi

 

Justice V Ramasubramanian appointed as Chief Justice of HP High Court

 

Justice V Ramasubramanian has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.

He succeeded Chief Justice Surya Kant.

He was administered the oath of office by Governor Acharya Devvart in a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan.

He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on July 31, 2006 and joined as permanent Judge from November 9, 2009.

About Himachal Pradesh

Capital -Shimla

Chief Minister - Jai Ram Thakur

 

Om Birla takes charge as 17th Lok Sabha Speaker

 

Om Birla, a two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) from Rajasthan, was elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker.

Om Birla was elected as the 17th Lok Sabha from the Kota-Bundi constituency. 

 

Tech Mahindra signs contract with Airbus

 

IT firm Tech Mahindra has signed a multi-year contract with Airbus for cabin and cargo design engineering.

Tech Mahindra main aim to capitalize on the specialized skills and competencies in the growing cabin engineering over the next few years.

 

Baba Ramdev to release an Autobiography title 'My Life, My Mission'

 

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev to release an Autobiography title 'My Life, My Mission'. 

He will unveil the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of his life and provide insights into his childhood in his autobiography.

The book will be co-authored with senior journalist Uday Mahurkar, also addresses the major controversies, turning points, and achievements of the yoga exponent's life.

The autobiography also highlights the growth of his venture, Patanjali Group of Institutions, with a turnover of about ₹12,000 crore.

 

International Widows Day: 23rd June

 

International Widows Day is observed every year on 23rd June.

It is observed to address the issue that widows and their children face in several countries.

The aim of the day is to develop resources and policy to empower windows and allow them to have access to education, work, healthcare and lives free of violence and abuse.

Loomba Foundation initiated the International Window's Day in 2005. Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, a mother of the foundation's founder, Lord Loomba, became a widow on 23rd June 1954.

On 23 June 2010, It was officially recognised in the United Nations General Assembly and since then It is celebrated. 

 

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