🍀 The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign named “AWaRe” urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs.
🍀 India has extended USD 15 million assistance to Niger for organising the African Union (AU) summit scheduled to be held in Niamey
🍀 The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister released a detailed note titled ‘GDP estimation in India- Perspectives and Facts’.
🍀 Om Birla, a two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Rajasthan, was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
🍀 An Indian engineer Nitesh Kumar Jangir, whose low-cost neonatal breathing device has saved the lives of new-born babies across small towns of India, has won the 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London.🍀 IIT-Bombay has been ranked India’s best university for the second year in a row, gaining a global ranking of 152 in the QS World University Rankings for 2020.
🍀 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system, Maharashtra bagged the top slot with 334 LEED-certified green buildings.
🍀 Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Ravana-1’, designed and developed by two local engineers, was successfully launched into orbit from the International Space Station along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal.
🍀 India’s PU Chitra won gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden.
🍀 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is celebrated around the world on 19th June. The theme for 2019 is “The Importance of a Survivor Centred Approach”.
🍀 World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is celebrated on June 19th of each year to raise the public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods.
🍀 World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19 every year.