Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 September 2019
The US has claimed that Iran is behind the drone attacks on the two Saudi oil facilities and has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim.
On September 14, 2019, drones attacked the oil facilities of one of the world's biggest crude oil exporters, Saudi Aramco. The drone attacks have resulted in the rise of Global Oil prices. Saudi Aramco's oil facilities contribute to about 5 percent of global oil supply. The United States has accused Iran of being behind the attack, citing intelligence and satellite images as evidence.
US President Donald Trump announced recently that he will be joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a mega event called ‘Howdy Modi’ at Houston. This will be for the first time that US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally jointly. The event will be a major opportunity to highlight the strong bonds between teh Indian and American community. The event will also mark the third meeting between Trump and Modi in 2019.
World Ozone Day 2019, also known as the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer, is observed annually on September 16 to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The World Ozone Day 2019 theme celebrates over three decades of international cooperation to protect and heal the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol. The day aims to increase awareness of climate change and ozone depletion.
Pankaj Advani recently won his 22nd World Billiards Title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019. This is Advani’s fourth consecutive world title in billiards short format (150-up). Pankaj Advani is one of India’s most consistent sportspersons. Following his return in 2014 after a brief professional stint in the UK, Advani has won a world title every year in billiards or snooker or both.
Mayak Vaid has become first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon in record time. He is also the first-ever Asian to complete the challenge with a world record. Enduroman triathlon is one of the toughest endurance competitions in the world. The triathlon starts in London and concludes in Paris.