India was ranked 95th among 129 countries in new SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Gender equality Index with 56.2 scores. The gender gap Index of the World Economic Forum had ranked India with 108.
14th Islamic Summit organized by organization of Islamic Corporation (OIC) Summit was held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The Summit, titled as “Mecca Summit : Together for the Future”. OIC appointed Youset Aldobeay as its special envoy for J & K.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Rajiv Mehrishi to elected as external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for four years from 2020 to 2023. He takes the charge from the Supreme Audit Institution of Philippines.
He is currently on the Board of Auditors of UN and Vice Chairman of the UN Panel of External Auditors (UNPEA).
The Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. Of India announced the appointment of Arun Kumar Sahu as next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently serving as Deputy High Commissioner in the High Commission of India, Ottawa.
Rajasthan govt. Increased the financial assistance given to School girls under the “Aapki Beti” scheme and ex-gratia payment to the families of polling personnel who die during election Duty.
About Aapki Beti Scheme
Under the Aapki Beti Scheme, girls living under the BPL and whose mother or father or both have died to get annual financial assistance in the state.
The amount has been increased to 2100 from Rs. 1100 for the girls studying in class 1 to 8 and for the girls in class 9 to 12, the financial aid has been increased to Rs. 2500 from Rs. 1500.
Telangana Govt. released Rs. 6900 crore for the Rythu Bandhu Scheme for Kharif Season.
The govt. enhanced the Rythu Bandhu Scheme Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 per acre and decided to release funds in the view of ensuing Kharif Season.
In a first, a 25 year old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the Youngest member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.
Chandrani Murmu, who has replaced Dushyant Chautala, was elected as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate from the Keonjhar seat, as the youngest Parliamentarian in the Country.
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has appointed Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal as its Independent director.
This is the second big futuristic move by Ujjivan management after it roped in HDFC Bank’s digital Banking head Nitin Chugh as its next Chief executive.
Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL had signed a joint venture in New Delhi for Kandla – Gorakhpur LPG Pipeline Project. They will be laying the world’s longest LPG Pipeline from Kandla (Gujarat) to Gorakhpur (UP).
Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th in more than 100 countries. The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is ‘Beat Air Pollution’.