Current Affairs 19th June 2017 – Important Points

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed globally on – 19th June 2017
  • ‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ launched by – Ministry of Culture
  • A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017 on – 14th June 2017
  • Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win – Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title
  • President Emmanuel Macron’s party wins – Clear parliamentary majority

Current Affairs 19th June 2017 – Details

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed globally on – 19th June 2017

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed globally on 19th June 2017 with the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice  and Deterrence’.
The United Nations is going to host a panel discussion to celebrate the day at its headquarters in New York on 20th June 2017. The common public can follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #EndRapeinWar.

Do you know?
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 19th June 2015.

‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ launched by – Ministry of Culture

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism launched the implementation
of the ‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh on 17th June 2017. The national mission on cultural mapping was launched in a day long, Block level mega talent hunt program.

Key Highlights

  • The Mission is the part of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ umbrella.
  • Ministry of Culture launched it in the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay hailed from Mathura.
  • The mission’s main objective is to convert the Indian widespread and vast cultural canvas of India into an objective cultural map, designing a mechanism to fulfil the aspirations of the whole artist community of the nation and preserving the rich cultural heritage of this country in the form of a cultural repository of artists and art forms.

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017 on – 14th June 2017

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman was announced as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize on 14th June 2017. Jessica Cohen translated the novel and Jonathan Cape published it in Britain. Grossman has become the first Israeli author to take home the prestigious prize.

Important Highlights

  • Born on 25th January 1954, David Grossman is an Israeli author.
  • His most recent book, Falling Out of Time, deals with the parents grief in the aftermath of their children’s death.
  • The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom every two years till 2015 and after wards it is been given annually.
  • The Vegetarian honored by Han Kang was the winner of this award in 2016.

Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win – Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched the Indonesia Open Men’s Singles trophy with a straight-game victory over Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai in the final on 18th June 2017.
It was his third Super Series title and fifth Super Series tournament of the 2017 BWF Super Series.
The tournament was held in Jakarta, Indonesia and has a total prize of $1000000.
More about Kidambi Srikanth

  • Born on 7th February 1993, Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player.
  • As on 18th June 2017, his world ranking is 22.
  • Japan’s Sayaka Sato won The Women’s Singles title of the tournament.

President Emmanuel Macron’s party wins – Clear parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche has won a clear parliamentary majority in legislative elections held in 2017, just weeks after his own presidential victory.
With nearly all votes counted, Macron’s En Marche alongside its Democratic Movement (MoDem) allies, has won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
The party was formed just over an year ago on 6th April 2016 and around half of its fielded candidates have little or no political experience.

Important Highlights

  • The La République en Marche along with MoDem has surpassed the required the 289-seat mark to control the National Assembly, delivering a huge blow to traditional parties on both the left and right.
  • The conservative Republicans and their allies could form a large opposition block with 125-131 seats, which in comparison to the last parliament is low from 200.
  • Though Marine Le Pen’s far right political party – the National Front(FN)- performed worse than expected by getting just 8 seats in comparison to their expected 15, Pen won a seat in the parliament for the first time representing Henin-Beaumont town.
  • The Socialist Party (PS), which was in power since the past 5 years along with their ally the Radical Party of the Left (PRG), are looking set to get only 41-49 seats, their lowest tally ever.
  • The defeat has led the Socialist party leader – Jean-Christophe Cambadelis- who lost in last week’s first-round vote to declare his retirement from the post.
  • The result gives the young French President a strong mandate in parliament to continue his pro-EU, business-friendly reform plans.
  • The 48-year-old FN leader Marine Le Pen however, thinks otherwise, as she said after the results release that while President Macron may have gotten a large parliamentary  majority, he must know that his ideas are not of the majority in the country and that the French will not going to support a project that weakens their nation.
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