1.Announcement of election schedule for Presidential election, voting on July 18
The Election Commission announced the election schedule for the 16th President of the country . Announcing the election schedule in New Delhi, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that the polling will be held on July 18 . Counting of votes will take place on July 21 . The notification for the election will be issued on June 15. Nomination forms can be filled till June 29. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on June 30. The term of the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind , ends on July 24, 2022 . According to Article 62 of the Constitution of India, it is necessary to complete the election of a new President before the expiry of the term of the outgoing President. Article 324 of the ConstitutionThe Election Commission of India vests the superintendence, direction and control of the conduct of the election of the President of India in accordance with the Election of the President and Vice-President Act, 1952 and the Election of President and Vice-President Rules, 1974. Mr. Kumar said that the President will be elected by secret ballot according to the system of proportional representation as per the Constitution. The President is elected by the electoral college consisting of members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. The electoral college also includes members from the Delhi and Puducherry Legislative Assemblies.
2.PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Biotech Startup Expo
The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi , inaugurated the Biotech Startup Expo-2022 at Pragati Maidan . He also launched the Biotech Products e-portal. The two-day exhibition is being organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Research Assistance Council . The theme of the exhibition organized to commemorate the completion of ten years of the Council is – ‘ Biotech Startup Innovation: For a self-reliant India’, The exhibition will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, industrialists, scientists, researchers, bioincubators, manufacturers, regulators and government officials on one platform. About 300 stalls have been put up in this exhibition, which will display the application of biotechnology in various fields like healthcare, genomics, bio-pharma, agriculture, industrial bio-technology, waste to wealth, clean energy. Biotechnology is the technology that uses biological systems, living organisms or parts of it to develop or make various products. Biotechnology uses genetically modified microbes, fungi, plants and animals to produce biopharmaceuticals on an industrial scale. Applications of biotechnology include disease therapy, diagnosis, genetically modified crops, processed food, bioremediation,
3.The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released the fourth State Food Safety Index (SFSI)
On the occasion of World Food Safety Day , the Union Health Minister released the fourth State Food Safety Index (SFSI) of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to measure the performance of states on five parameters of food security . Tamil Nadu tops the state food security index , followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra . Among the smaller states, Goa ranked first, followed by Manipur and Sikkim . Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir , Delhi and Chandigarh secured first, second and third place respectively. The State Food Security Index was launched from the year 2018-19 with an objective to bring about positive positive changes in the competitiveness of the food security ecosystem in the country. This index has been developed by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) to measure the performance of states on five important parameters of food security. The parameters include human resource and institutional data, compliance, food testing – infrastructure and monitoring, training and capacity building and consumer empowerment. The first State Food Security Index for the year 2018-19 was announced for the first time on June 7, 2019, on World Food Safety Day.
4.Government launches National Awards Portal
The Central Government has launched the National Awards Portal to make the nomination process transparent and ensure public participation for various awards of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.has launched. It has been developed to bring all the awards together under a single digital platform. The portal aims to facilitate citizens to nominate individuals and organizations for various awards instituted by the government. The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement that the portal for nomination and recommendation of Padma Awards will remain open till September 15 this year. Nominations for Sardar Patel National Unity Awards can be made till 31st of next month. Nominations for Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Award can be made till June 16.
5.India to host special meeting of Foreign Ministers of ASEAN countries
India will host a special meeting of Foreign Ministers of ASEAN countries on 16th and 17th of this month . Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in New Delhi that India is hosting this meeting for the first time . Along with this , the 12th edition of Delhi Dialogue will also be organized. He said that this time the theme of the Delhi Dialogue is – Connecting the Indo-Pacific region. In the ministerial session, External Affairs Minister Dr. Jaishankar and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries will participate. The ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will mark the 30th anniversary of the dialogue relationship and the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership with ASEAN.
6.Defense Minister Rajnath Singh handed over 12 fast speed boats to Hongha Shipyard in Vietnam
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh , who is on a visit to Vietnam , handed over 12 high speed rescue boats to Vietnam at Hongha Shipyard in Hai Fon. These boats given to Vietnam under defense loan cooperation from India have been built with an amount of $ 100 million . Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is on a three-day visit to Vietnam. On the first day of the visit, he held bilateral talks with the Minister of Defense of Vietnam, General Phan Ven Giang and signed the Joint Vision. In this , it has been said to increase defense cooperation between the two countries by 2030 . A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the two countries on simplification of procedures in mutual interest. Shri Raj Nath Singh, President of VietnamAlso met Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin .
7.SEBI reconstitutes advisory committee on mutual funds
Markets regulator SEBI has made changes in its mutual fund advisory committee . According to the latest update by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) , the 25-member advisory council will be headed by Usha Thorat , former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) . Earlier, the panel consisted of 24 people. The mission of the committee is to advise the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on problems relating to mutual fund regulation and development. It can advise the regulator on disclosure requirements and steps needed to change the legal framework to bring mutual fund laws closer to simplification and transparency.
8.Alok Chaudhary takes over as the Managing Director of SBI
Alok Kumar Choudhary has taken over as the Managing Director of Retail Business and Operations of State Bank of India (SBI) . His appointment comes in view of Ashwini Bhatia retiring as Managing Director on May 31, 2022. He has also been the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Human Resources and Corporate Development Officer in the bank. Chowdhary was also the Chief General Manager of the Bank’s Delhi Circle for three years. Besides Chowdhary, three other managing directors in the bank are CS Shetty, Swaminathan J and Ashwini Kumar Tiwari.
9.Goa CM launches ‘Beach Vigil App’
Goa Chief Minister (CM) Pramod Sawant has launched the ‘ Beach Vigil App ‘ which is a collaboration between the Information Technology (IT) sector and the tourism sector, aimed at improving the overall management of beaches by tourists and beaches. To benefit the institutions working in the tourism sector.
10.US House of Representatives approves raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21 years
The House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Parliament , has approved a bill to raise the country ‘s age limit for purchasing semi-automatic weapons from 18 years to 21 years . There has also been a ban on the sale of arms magazines containing more than 15 rounds of bullets. The bill is unlikely to be sent for approval to the Senate, the upper house of parliament, which has fifty-five Democrats and Republican lawmakers. At least sixty votes are needed for the bill to be passed in the upper house. This step has been taken after the incidents of shooting in America.
11.European Parliament passes a resolution to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035
The European Parliament has voted to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars until 2035 . This move will lead to rapid development of electric vehicles and will help in tackling climate change. Lawmakers rejected an amendment proposal to allow some emissions from new vehicles after 2035. By the middle of the next decade, automakers will have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 100 percent. The decision would ban the sale of gasoline or diesel powered vehicles in 27 EU countries.
12.India achieved the target of 10 percent ethanol blending in petrol five months before the due date
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey has said that the country has saved more than 41 thousand crore rupees in foreign exchange by using 10 percent ethanol mixed petrol . Addressing an online event, Mr. Choubey said that India has achieved the target of 10 percent ethanol blending in petrol five months before the scheduled date. He said that the next target is 20 percent ethanol blending in petrol and this is to be achieved by 2025-26 . He also said that this is a big step towards reducing fuel imports and carbon emissions. Farmers have benefited from this initiative.
13.UN to provide $48 humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka amid crisis
The United Nations plans to provide humanitarian assistance of about $48 million to Sri Lanka over a period of four months . New Delhi had more than $3 billion in financial aid since January to provide essential commodities including food, fuel, cooking gas and medicines. Sri Lanka needs $6 billion to keep the country afloat for the next six months, with said $5 billion is needed to ensure daily living and another $1 billion to strengthen the Sri Lankan rupee. the wanted.
14.20th meeting of Network Planning Group (NPG)
The 20th meeting of the Network Planning Group (NPG) was held on June 8, 2022 at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi . It was chaired by Shri Amrit Lal Meena , Special Secretary, Logistics Division, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade , which includes Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Ministry of Power, Department of Telecom and Policy. Member Ministries/Departments including the Commission registered their active participation. In the forum, senior officials of these ministries deliberated on various agendas on logistics capabilities and PM Gati Shakti . Recently launched Gatishakti Sanchar Portal of DoTAppreciating the initiative, it was highlighted that all the 36 states and union territories have been integrated into the portal. DoT will soon convene a meeting with all NPG members to further expedite the process of integrating the portal in the National Master Plan.
15.Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State for Agriculture represented India at the 12th meeting of BRICS Agriculture Ministers
The 12th meeting of BRICS Agriculture Ministers was held through virtual medium. The meeting was attended by ministers from China, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and India . The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ms. Shobha Karandlaje participated in the meeting. The Union Minister mentioned the initiatives and steps taken by the Government of India in the field of agriculture and farmer welfare such as PM Kisan, PM Fasal Bima Yojana, Soil Health Card, Natural Agriculture, formation and promotion of FPOs etc. The BRICS Agriculture Ministers also adopted the Joint Declaration of the 12th Meeting with the theme of ” Strengthening BRICS Cooperation for Integrated Agriculture and Rural Development ” as well as the BRICS Strategy on Food Security Cooperation among BRICS Member States.
16.NCPCR launches “CISS Application” under Bal Swaraj Portal to assist in rehabilitation of street children
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has launched a “ CISS Application ” to assist in the process of rehabilitation of street children (CISS- Children in Street Situations) under Bal Swaraj Portal .Which is accomplished through the portal. The second stage is the Social Investigation Report (SIR) i.e. that is related to the background check of the child. This work is accomplished by the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) under the supervision of the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) by interacting and consulting with the child. The third step is to create an Individualized Care Plan (ICP) for the child. After this, the fourth step is the order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) based on the SIR submitted to the CWC. The fifth step is to allocate the schemes and benefits that the beneficiaries can avail and in the sixth stage a checklist i.e. follow ups is prepared to evaluate the progress.
17.NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission and India’s first funding show, Horse Stable, launches the premiere edition of Junior Category for Young Entrepreneurs
Horse Stable , a show that harnesses the hidden potential of India’s brightest entrepreneurial talent , has launched the ‘ Junior Season ‘ of the show in association with NITI Aayog ‘s Atal Innovation Mission , after the immense success of the first three seasons. ‘ Horse Stable-Jr .’ focuses on nurturing young entrepreneurs and enables startups to present their innovative ideas and receive funding and guidance for their future business ventures from an experienced panel of Horses Is. The application process for the show has started from 08 June 2022 on the official website of Horse Stable. The age group for the application is 10 to 17 years.
18.India ranks lowest in environmental performance index
India ranks last out of 180 countries in the 2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) , an analysis by researchers at Yale and Columbia University , which gives a data-driven assessment of the state of sustainability around the world . The 40 performance factors used by the EPI to rank 180 countries include climate change, environmental public health and biodiversity. With an overall score of 18.9, India came last, while Denmark came first as the most sustainable country in the world. The US was ranked 20th out of 22 prosperous democracies in the Western world and 43rd overall .
19.Maruti Suzuki sets up Asia’s largest 20 MW solar plant in Manesar
Maruti Suzuki , the country’s largest car seller, has set up a 20 MWp1 solar plant at its Manesar facility . This initiative will contribute 28,000 MWh2 every year to the company’s energy needs. The electricity produced would be equivalent to the energy required to produce more than 67,000 cars annually.
20.World Bank cuts India’s GDP forecast to 7.5%
The World Bank has slashed India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.5 per cent, 1.2 percentage points lower than its previous estimate of 8.7 per cent. In its latest Global Economic Prospects report released by the World Bank, it has written that it has cut India’s GDP growth forecast due to rising inflation, supply chain disruption and geopolitical tensions. The bank sees that India’s growth rate will slow further to 7.1 percent in FY24. This is 30 basis points higher than the previous estimate of 6.8 percent. For FY25, the GDP growth is pegged at 6.5 per cent.
21.Blue Duke declared state butterfly of Sikkim
Chief Minister P.S. Golay declared the Blue Duke as the State Butterfly of Sikkim during the World Environment Day celebrations . The announcement was made during a program organized by the Forest Department at Saramsa Garden near Ranipool. The Blue Duke, a native butterfly species of Sikkim, has overtaken Krishna Peacock, another contender, to be declared as the state butterfly of Sikkim. Two butterflies out of 720-odd butterfly species were selected for the State Butterfly nomination.
22.Bajaj Finance’s new digital campaign ‘Every Time EMI On Time’
Bajaj Finance Limited , the lending arm of Bajaj Finserv , has launched its public awareness initiative ‘ Every Time EMI On Time ‘. It is a digital campaign launched to raise awareness about the need and benefits of adopting good financial habits for a better financial future.
23.9 June: World Accreditation Day
Every year, World Accreditation Day is observed on 9 June. The initiative to celebrate this day was initiated by International Accreditation Forum and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation . In India, this day is celebrated by the Quality Council of India . In addition, the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and the National Accreditation Board for Certification BodiesWebinars are organized by Quality Council of India was established in 1997. The main objective of QCI is to establish quality standards in all social and economic sectors in the country. It was established as a public private partnership based on the Netherlands model. It was established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The key promoters of QCI are CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
24.World Thalassemia Day 2022 celebrated on 08 May
World Thalassemia Day is observed every year on 8 May in memory of Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that does not allow the body to make enough hemoglobin. The disease weakens and destroys blood cells. There are two types of Thalassemia, alpha and beta. However it is also divided into subcategories – Thalassemia Minor, Intermediate and Major. The theme for this year’s World Thalassemia Day is ‘ Be Aware.Share.Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassemia knowledge ‘.
25.World Brain Tumor Day: 8 June
World Brain Tumor Day is observed every year on 8 June with an aim to create awareness about brain tumours. This is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain. There are two types of brain tumors, non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant). According to the National Health Portal, more than 500 new cases of brain tumors are diagnosed every day around the world. The day also pays tribute to brain tumor patients, their families and health professionals. The theme of World Tumor Day in 2022 is ‘ Together We Are Stronger ‘.