International Current Affairs 13 June 2019
1. World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June
The World Day Against Child Labour is an day observed by International Labour Organization (ILO) on 12 June every year.
The day was launched in 2002.The day aims to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.The theme for World Day Against Child Labour 2019 is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!’
2. 16th Asia media summit kicks off in Cambodia
The 16th Asia media summit kicked-off in Cambodia.
The conference is deliberating on many issues pertaining to the media and broadcasting industry.The Ministers from different countries presented the digital trends in the broadcasting sector in their respective countries.Envisioning the media in the 4th Industrial revolution, Darren ong, an industry expert said that placing consumer interests at the centre of decision making is crucial to the online environment.
3. Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in the northeast in infrastructure projects
Japan will invest Rs 13,000 crore in several ongoing as well as new infrastructure projects in the northeast region.
Some of the important projects in which Japan will collaborate include the Guwahati water supply project, Guwahati sewage project, the northeast road network connectivity improvement project spread over Assam and Meghalaya and northeast network connectivity improvement project in Meghalaya.The government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion yen, equivalent to approximately Rs 13,000 crore, in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the northeastern region.
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4. Uttar Pradesh govt hikes old-age pension
In Uttar Pradesh, the state government has hiked old-age pension in the age group 60 to 79 years by rupees 100 monthly.
Now the old-age pensioners would receive 500 rupees per month from the existing 400 rupees.Currently, the people who are above 80 years are already getting 500 rupees per month pension that are fully sponsored by the Union Government.The newly hiked pension will benefit around 44.21 lakh people in the state.
5. Mela Kheer Bhawani celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir
Mela Kheer Bhawani festival was celebrated in Jammu & Kashmir on Zeasht Ashtami.
Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple here in Jammu and Kashmir Ganderbal district.Bhawani Mela is one of the biggest religious functions of the displaced community of Kashmiri Pandits, who were forcefully evicted from Valley in the 1990s by militants.
6. Abandoning elderly parents will now land sons, daughters in Jail in Bihar
Bihar Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved a proposal to punish sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents with a jail term.
The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bail able section in Bihar after receiving complaints from the elderly parents.
7. Arjun Munda launches ‘E-Governance initiatives for ST welfare wchemes’
Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” at a function organized by Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Shri Munda applauded the teamwork efforts of the Ministry of Tribal affairs for these-governance initiatives for Scheduled Tribes Welfare schemes and stated that as per the “SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas and SabkaVishwas”.These e-governance initiatives will serve their purpose of the betterment of tribal communities across the nation.
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8. Amazon clinches top spot in the world’s most valuable brand ranking
US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world's most valuable brand.
According to Kantar’s 2019 100 Top BrandZ report, the brand value of Amazon surged by 52 per cent to $315 billion.Amazon jumped from third to first place to eclipse Google - which slid from first to third place with Apple holding on to the second spot.
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9. Reckitt Benckiser names PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan its new CEO
British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser named PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan as its Chief Executive Officer.
Narasimhan was serving as PepsiCo's global Chief Commercial Officer.He will be joining the company as CEO and will be appointed to the board on July 16.