Current Affairs for 17th June 2019
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Rohit Sharma smashed ton, broke a record
India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma struck his 24th ODI hundred in the ongoing World Cup.
He brought up his 3rd century in the World Cup.
He got to his 100 in 85 balls, hitting nine fours and three sixes.
He, along with K.L. Rahul broke a 23-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu for the highest opening partnership in a World Cup match against Pakistan.
Virat became fastest to score 11,000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 11,000 runs in one-day internationals after scoring a fine half-century against Pakistan.
He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who had reached the milestone in 276 innings.
Kohli, who took only 222 innings to achieve the record, has become the third Indian and ninth overall to reach the 11,000 marks in ODIs.
India, Myanmar conducted a joint operation
The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas.
They targeted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam.
Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbors of India and shares a 1,640-km border with a
number of north-eastern states, including the militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.
1st semi-open jail for women in Tihar
The first semi-open prison for women will be inaugurated on June 20, 2019, in Tihar, Delhi.
The premises are a 4-minute drive from Jail where 375 women inmates are lodged.
On the first floor is a work station, where the five women make seviyan.
Semi-open and open prisons for men have been functioning at Tihar Jail for a while now.
Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions
The use of Bitcoin, a popular virtual currency, emits over 22 megatonnes of carbon dioxide annually, a study has found.
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany carried out a detailed calculation of the carbon footprint of the Bitcoin system.
The team was able to localize 68% of the Bitcoin network computing power in Asian countries and 17% in European countries.
New income tax rules from June 17
The new income tax guidelines kicked in from June 17, 2019, and apply to all cases for compounding received on or after this date.
Offenses forming category 'A' include failure to pay the tax deducted at source under Chapter XVII-B or tax payable under Section 115-0.
The category 'B' offenses include willful attempt to evade tax and failure to produce accounts and documents.
Skill University to be set up in Darrang
Assam government will set up a Skill University at the cost of 850 crore rupees at Darrang district.
This will be perhaps the first skill university of the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.
The International Yoga Day will be observed at 459 centers of the Skill Development Mission.
IGNOU launched a 6-month course in Yoga
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a certificate program in yoga (CPY) ahead of the upcoming International Yoga Day.
The course will begin from July 2019 session.
It will be imparted in the English language, and anyone who has passed Class XII from any recognized board, irrespective of their stream, will be eligible to get enrolled in the program.