Current Affairs in Short: 16 July 2019
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only 2 Indians in ICC's World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament.
World War II code-breaker Alan Turing will be featured on UK's 50 pound note
• The Bank of England announced that Alan Turing, World War II codebreaker, will be on the new 50-pound polymer note.
• Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that Turing will appear on the new note by the end of 2021.
• Turing was chosen following the Bank’s character selection process including advice from scientific experts.
ICC announced World Cup Team of the Tournament
• Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only 2 Indians in ICC's World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament.
• Kane Williamson who led New Zealand to their 2nd World Cup final was named captain of the team while Alex Carey was appointed wicketkeeper.
• England opener Jason Roy was named as Rohit's opening partner. Roy scored 443 runs at a strike rate of 115.36 and played significant innings in a must-win game against India.
BCCI Announces Eligibility Criteria For Next India Coach
• The head coach should have coached a Test playing nation for a minimum of two years or three years with an associate member/A team/IPL side. The applicant also should have played 30 Tests or 50 ODIs.
• The head coach has to be less than 60 years of age with minimum international coaching experience of two years.
• Before Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach in July 2017, the BCCI had issued nine-points of eligibility criteria which lacked focus and clarity.
Coca-Cola India & South West Asia announces changes to its leadership team
• Beverage company Coca-Cola India & South West Asia has announced changes to its leadership team, said a statement issued recently.
• Sarvita Sethi has taken over as vice-president– M&A and new ventures from her earlier role of vice-president of finance India & South West Asia.
• Harsh Bhutani has been appointed to the position of vice-president – finance (CFO), Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, effective 1st August 2019.
NGT sets 3-month deadline to shut polluting industries across India
• NGT has directed the Central Pollution Control Board to shut down polluting industries in "critically polluted" and "severely polluted" areas within three months.
• On the basis of a study jointly carried out by the CPCB and state pollution control boards in 2009-10, industrial clusters were notified as Polluted Industrial Areas (PIAs) and they were ranked as 'critically polluted area' (CPA), 'severely polluted area' (SPA) and 'other polluted areas' (OPAs), depending upon the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index scores.
• The tribunal also directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to take steps for enforcement of action plan for improvement of the situation.