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  • Current Affairs 12th July 2019

    Updated : 12-Jul-2019
    Current Affairs 12th July 2019

    Current Affairs 12th July 2019 - Important Points

    • World Population Day 2019 on - 11th July 2019
    • Dutee Chand secures 100m Gold Medal  in - World University Games
    • 9th most expensive office location in World - Delhi’s Connaught Place

    Current Affairs 12th July 2019 - Details

    World Population Day 2019 on - 11th July 2019

    World Population Day celebrated on July 11th every year with goals and intentions to spread awareness about population related matters worldwide. It has been celebrated since 30 years and problems are still rising. When 1st world population was celebrated, there were about 5.25 billion people sharing planet earth but nowadays, population is near to cross the mark of 7.7 billion.
    As per to information provided by Pew Research Centre, India will try to lodge 1450 million people
    in year 2100. Protrusive comparison between year 1950 and 2100 Pew Research Centre entitles
    that India will exceed China by 2100. Also, 5 of the world’s 10 largest nations are anticipated to be
    in Africa. Pew Research Centre made a list of the 10 most populous nations in the world by year
    World Population Day 2019 Theme
    No specific theme has announced for World Population Day 2019 but current year's World
    Population Day calls for international attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International
    Conference on Population and Development. 25 years ago, during a landmark conference, 179
    nation's governments documented that reproductive health and gender equality are vital for attaining
    sustainable development.
    Importance of World Population Day

    • According to the information given by UN, every year around 83 million people are added to the world's population and by 2030, the world population is projected to reach the 8.6 billion mark. 
    • India shares just 2 per cent of world’s land but accommodating 16 per cent of world population.
    • India’s 35% population is living in three states including Bihar, UP and Maharashtra.
    • Bigger populations can create tension in lots of different areas of society.

    Dutee Chand secures 100m Gold Medal  in - World University Games

    Dutee Chand has made a history by securing 1st rank in 100 meters race at the Universiade, the
    World University Games in Naples. She has become 1st Indian sprinter to secure 100 meters Gold
    Medal in this race. Dutee Chand clocked 11.32s to secure this Gold Medal.
    Dutee Chand was running in the 4th lane but reached at the finish mark ahead of all 8 athletes.
    She got a maximum challenge from Del Ponte of Switzerland who completed her race in 11.33s.
    However, for 3rd rank athlete of Germany took 11.30s to secure Bronze medal.
    President Ram Nath Kovind's Tweet
    President Ram Nath Kovid praised her for securing 100 meters Gold Medal in world university
    games in a tweet. He further added that Dutee Chand's victory is India's 1st such Gold Medal and moment of immense pride for our nation.
    Dutee Chand's records

    • She was born on February 3rd, 1996 in Odisha. 
    • Dutee Chand became a national champion in year 2012 when she secured 1st position under-18
      category with 11.8s victory in the 100m race.
    • She secured 2 Gold Medal at Asian Junior Athletics Championships in 200m and 4x400 meters relays organised in June 2014.
    • She became the 3rd Indian female to take part for the Women's 100m at Rio 2016 Olympics.
    • At the Asian Athletics Championships 2017, she won 2 Bronze Medals, 1 in the Women's 100m, another in the Women's 4×100 meters relay.
    • Dutee Chand also clinched Silver medal in women’s 100 meters finals at 2018 Asian Games.

     9th most expensive office location in World - Delhi’s Connaught Place

    According to property consultant CPRE’s annual ‘Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey’, New Delhi’s Connaught Place is ninth most expensive office site in the world with a yearly rent of nearly $144/sq.ft. Connaught Place reserved its ninth place from last year. CBRE is world’s leading commercial real estate services group.
    Important Highlights of Survey

    • New Delhi’s CP is among Top-10 most expensive office markets internationally. According to the
      report, office occupancy cost in New Delhi’s Connaught Place is $143.97/sq. ft.
    • Six of world’s 10 most expensive office markets are located in Asia.
    • For second year straight, Hong Kong’s central district reserved top spot as World’s most too
      expensive market for prime office rents. Its occupancy cost was evaluated at $322/sq. ft.
    • According to the report the grosecureg importance of talent acquisition race are driving prime
      occupancy cost to newer heights. Along with this other driving forces behind rent growth are
      limited supply and moderate construction pipelines in most cities.
      On Indian commercial Real Estate Market
    • BPRE survey lime-lights that strong demand from technology, finance and e-commerce areas has
      fuelled growth pace in prime occupancy costs. Also, in India commercial office market remainders
      a strong growth propeller for real estate.
      About Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey
    • It is an annual survey released by BPRE where the cost taken in Survey shows rent, in addition to local taxes and service charges for highest-quality prime office properties.
    • It trails cost of leasing prime office space universally.

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