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Current Affairs in Short 10 July 2019

British ambassador to the USA, Kim Darroch, has resigned after series of leaked diplomatic information revealed.

Jul 10, 2019 17:28 IST
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UNESCO report says, 1 in 4 children in Pakistan would be uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

•    According to the report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) every one in four children in Pakistan will not be able to finish their primary education by 2030.
•    Apart from that 50% of youth still not completing upper secondary education in Pakistan at the current rates.
•    UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development (SDG) emphasis on no one behind yet only four percent of the poorest 20 percent complete upper secondary school in the poorest countries compared to 36 percent of the richest.

Crime kills more people than armed conflict: UN Report

•    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published a study on homicides which states that people killed in homicides across the world are five times higher than those killed in armed conflicts and that the organised crime is responsible for 19% of homicides.
•    Globally, young men aged 15–29 years face the highest risk of homicide, with a rate of 16.6 per 100,000 males in that age group; while men aged 30–44 years face the second-highest risk, at 14.7 per 100,000.
•    About India, the report states that the overall homicide rate decreased by 10 per cent over the period 2009–2015, from 3.8 to 3.4 per 100,000 population.

Kim Darroch, UK ambassador to US, resigns

•    British ambassador to the USA, Kim Darroch, has resigned after series of leaked diplomatic information revealed he told 10 Downing Street that the Trump administration was "inept" and "clumsy."
•    In a letter to Simon McDonald, the permanent under secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Darroch said he wanted to "put an end to speculation" about his position and remaining term as ambassador.
•    The resignation, which was announced by the UK Foreign Office, came after US President Donald Trump said that the White House would no longer deal with Darroch.

India’s lowest power-play score in WC2019

•    India scored 24/4 in the first 10 overs against New Zealand in the semi-final match. It is India’s lowest power-play score in this world cup.
•    Three top batsmen of Indian cricket team got out for 1 run each in India’s inning. Earlier, New Zealand scored 239 in first innings.
•    The previous lowest power-play score in 2019 World Cup was recorded by New Zealand (27/1) in the same match.

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