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Current Affairs in Short: 19 June 2019

Twitter through its Support account on the platform tweeted it will remove precise location tagging in tweets as most people don't use this feature.

Jun 19, 2019 17:59 IST

AICC decides to dissolve Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee

•    The All India Congress Committee (AICC) decided to dissolve the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
•    The president and working president of the KPCC would remain unchanged, the party said in a statement.
•    The development comes amid reports that all is not well between the ruling allies in the state.

RBI Panel's Recommendations on MSME

•    The report recommended the mainstreaming the restructuring of stressed loans, considering the central bank had given a one-year window to banks to do so in January 2019.
•    The committee has also suggested various long-term solutions for the economic and financial sustainability of MSMEs.
•    The panel was headed by former Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman U K Sinha.

UN Report on Myanmar Rohingya Crisis

•    The report concluded that there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.
•    It covers the period 2010-2018, encompassing the UN’s response to the systematic and brutal abuse of hundreds-of-thousands of mainly – Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state, by the national army and security forces, which began in August 2017.
•    It was described by the UN human rights chief at the time as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

Twitter to remove precise location tagging in tweets

•    Twitter through its Support account on the platform tweeted it will remove precise location tagging in tweets as most people don't use this feature.
•    However, the microblogging platform tweeted, users will still be able to tag precise location in tweets through its updated camera. "We're removing this ability to simplify your Tweeting experience," the tweet further stated.
•    Twitter users can opt out of location sharing features in its “privacy and safety” menu.

Trump launches campaign to run for US President again in 2020

•    President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats.
•    “A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream," the Republican President said.
•    He revisited campaign themes from four years ago, decrying illegal immigration, the news media and his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.