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1. India, the world’s fourteenth most charitable country
World Donors index 202l ( World Giving Index 202l ) report has said that India is the world’s 14th most charitable country is. The COVID-19 pandemic has signaled trends in charity work around the world. This year’s survey by the Charities Aid Foundation- CAF outlines the impact of the lockdown on charities and philanthropic activities. India is now among the top 20 liberal countries in the world, while India was ranked 82 for the last ten years. Australia and New ZealandRemains among the top ten donor countries in the world. Nearly three billion adult people around the world helped someone they didn’t even know in 2020. The CAF report states that there was a significant increase in charity and philanthropic activities in India between 2017-2019 and this trend continued in 2020. Women and men of all age groups in India donated freely. 61 percent of Indians helped strangers, 34 percent came forward to help and 36 percent people donated money.
2. India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) formed to fight malaria
India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have partnered with “ Malaria No More ” which is a non-governmental organization. IMD and ICMR in association with “Malaria No More” have launched an expert committee to explore and advance climate-based solutions to eliminate malaria in India. This committee is called “ India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) ”. The IEC is part of a global initiative called “Forecasting Healthy Futures” that seeks to develop data-informed strategies and policies to improve health outcomes. It will focus on improving models to combat malaria.
3. Nafed, Government of India launches fortified bran rice oil to promote healthy living
Food and Public Distribution Department Secretary Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey said Nafed the fortified Braine Rice Oil e-launch (nourishing oil rice bran). Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sudhanshu Pandey said that this initiative of Nafed will significantly reduce the consumption dependence of the country on imported edible oil in future. He also said that this will give more opportunities to Indian edible oil manufacturers and will also give a boost to Prime Minister’s self-reliant India initiative. This rice bran oil will be marketed by NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited). Rice bran oil has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels due to its low trans-fat content and high mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fat content.
4. Ministry of Waterways and Civil Aviation today signed MoU for development of seaplane facilities in India
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India and the Ministry of Civil Aviation for the development of maritime airlines in India . This MoU is the regional connectivity scheme of the Government of India – UDAN.It envisages the development of non-scheduled/scheduled operation of seaplane services within the territorial jurisdiction of India. As per the MoU, a Coordination Committee is to be constituted with the officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Tourism to ensure timely completion of operations of maritime airlines at various locations. Both the Ministry and Sagarmala Development Company Limited will consider the operation of seaplane operational routes identified/suggested by all agencies.
5. Madhya Pradesh will launch ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’
Madhya Pradesh is going to launch ‘ Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan ‘to raise awareness among people on the COVID-19 pandemic . Under this campaign, college teachers and about 16 lakh students will be educated about covid-19 infection by making them aware of covid appropriate behavior and vaccination. This campaign will be run by the Higher Education and Technical Education Department in collaboration with the Public Health and Family Welfare Department. A mobile app has also been developed for effective real time monitoring of this campaign.
6. Government expects to double ethanol extraction capacity by 2025, country will achieve the target of 20 percent ethanol blending
The government has expressed hope that ethanol extraction capacity will double by 2025 and the country will achieve 20% ethanol blending.target can be achieved. Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution has said that the ethanol blending program with petrol will have a positive impact on the country’s economy. He said that ethanol as a fuel would be promoted through this program. Ethanol does not cause pollution and is environment friendly. He said that by using E-20 fuel, 30 to 50 percent of carbon-mono-oxide emissions and hydrocarbon emissions are reduced by up to twenty percent. He said that the government is encouraging sugar mills and breweries to increase their ethanol extraction capacity by providing financial assistance. Shri Pandey said that employment opportunities will be created in rural areas due to capacity addition and potential investment of Rs 41,000 crore for new breweries. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ethanol in India from 2020 to 2025. A report of the Special Committee on the modalities for the blend was issued. According to the report, successful adoption of E-20 fuel can result in savings of more than 30 thousand crores.E-20 fuel is a mixture of 20% ethanol with petrol .
7. Indian Army successfully conducts trial run of a military train loaded with vehicles and equipment on dedicated freight corridor
The Indian Army has successfully conducted a trial run of a military train loaded with vehicles and equipment on a dedicated freight corridor . This test was done from New Rewari station in Haryana to New Phulera station in Rajasthan . This trial run was done for the purpose of speedy movement of Indian Army carrying heavy equipment. The complex and coordinated coordination with Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited-DFCCIL and Indian Railways will significantly enhance the mobilization capability of the Armed Forces.
8. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day . This year’s theme is Access to Justice . Access to justice gives older people the ability to fully exercise all of their human rights. The United Nations has said that older people who have experienced situations of violence, abuse and neglect face many barriers to access to judicial aid. These include access, affordability, reasonable accommodation, pending cases and inordinate delays in the judicial process, gender bias and discrimination.
9. Lok Sabha notifies Pashupati Kumar Paras as Leader of Lokjan Shakti Party in the House
Pashupati Kumar Paras has been elected as the leader of Lok Janshakti Party in Lok Sabha in place of Chirag Paswan . Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has recognized Shri Paras as the leader of Lok Janshakti Party Parliamentary Party. Earlier, five of the party’s six MPs met Mr Birla and submitted a letter requesting him to replace Chirag Paswan and make Paras the leader. Pashupati Kumar Paras is the younger brother of Lok Janshakti Party founder Ram Vilas Paswan and is a party MP from Hajipur. Four of the party’s MPs—Chandan Singh, Bina Devi, Mahmood Ali Kaiser and Prince Raj—supported Mr. Paras as the leader of the parliamentary board, alienating the party’s national president, Chirag Paswan. Thereafter Shri Paras was unanimously elected as the leader of LJP in the Lok Sabha.
10. PM Modi addresses UN conference on desertification, land degradation and drought
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the forest area in India has increased by more than three million hectares during the last 10 years . He said that due to this the forest cover of the country has increased to about one-fourth of the total area. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was virtually addressing the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Depletion of Fertility of Land and Drought . He said that India is working towards achieving the national commitment to maintain the fertility of the land. Mr Modi was addressing the inaugural segment as the chair of the 14th session of the Convention of Countries Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Prime Minister said- India will restore two crore 60 lakh hectares of land by 2030Working to make it fertile .
11. New Zealand to launch world’s first wooden satellite
The European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the world’s first wooden satellite WISA Woodsat into Earth orbit by the end of 2021 . It will be launched to test the use of wooden materials like plywood in spacecraft structures. This mission will expose the wooden material to extreme space conditions such as heat, cold, vacuum and radiation. The wooden satellite will be launched into space by the end of 2021 with the Rocket Lab Electron rocket. It will be launched from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula Launch Complex. This satellite has been designed and manufactured in Finland.
12. UN Trade Forum 2021 was organized
Speaking at the UN Trade Forum 2021 , Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said, India’s per capita carbon dioxide emissions are the lowest among large economies . India’s renewable energy target of 450 GW by 2030is. This reflects India’s commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals. He highlighted that, climate justice must be protected and developed countries should be able to increase their consumption levels to bring about a sustainable lifestyle. The pattern should be reconsidered. According to the minister, India has taken several steps on clean energy, energy efficiency, afforestation and biodiversity. India has signed the International Solar Alliance and the Alliance for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Infrastructure) has also encouraged global initiatives.
13. Researchers find a better way of imaging objects even in fog
Researchers from the Raman Research Institute (RRI), Space Applications Centre , Shiv Nadar University in Gautam Buddha Nagar and France ‘s Université Rennes & Université Paris-Saclay have modified the light source and observer to obtain sharp images. They are demodulated at the ends of the . With this technique, imaging of objects in foggy weather can now be clearer, as this method can improve images captured on foggy days. This technique involves the modulation and demodulation of a light source near the observer.
14. India exports GI certified ‘Jardalu’ mango to UK
Bihar ‘s Bhagalpur from United Kingdom to GI certified Jardaloo commonexported the first commercial consignment of Jardalu Mango of Bhagalpur district was given GI certification in 2018. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, (APEDA) in collaboration with Government of Bihar, High Commission of India and Invest India exported Jardalu Mango. Mangoes were packed and treated at APEDA Packhouse in Lucknow. APEDA has initiated measures to promote export of mangoes from non-traditional areas. It is organizing virtual buyer-seller meets and festivals to promote exports of mangoes. It has organized in collaboration with Indian Embassies in Germany and Japan. Organized Mango Utsav. It also organized a week long Indian Mango Promotion Program in Bahrain showcasing 16 varieties of mango including three GI certified varieties (Khirsapati and Laxmanbhog from West Bengal and Jardalu from Bihar).
15. NATO Summit 2021 was held in Belgium
The 31st formal meeting of the Heads of Government of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) was held on June 14, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium . NATO leaders discussed key issues, made decisions about the future of NATO and agreed concrete measures to adapt NATO according to the NATO 2030 Agenda. Topics for discussion include NATO’s role in changing the geo-strategic environment, emerging technologies, collective defence, climate change and security.
16. Shenzhou-12: China’s first manned space flight since 2016
The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-12 will soon take off from the Gobi Desert with the help of a Long March rocket . The spacecraft will carry three people to an orbiting space module where they will stay for three months. This will be the first time since 2016 that China will send humans into space. Shenzhou-12 means Divine Vessel. This will be the third of 11 missions that will be launched by China to complete its space station by 2022. Four of the 11 missions will be such that people will be on board. In this way a total of 12 Chinese astronauts will go to space.
17. RBI widens the scope of BBPS
The Reserve Bank of India has expanded the scope of Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) which will be effective from August 31, 2021. The scope of BBPS has been expanded by adding ‘ Mobile Prepaid Recharge ‘ as a biller category . The move will help lakhs of prepaid phone customers across India. The scope and coverage of BBPS was expanded in September 2019 to include all categories of billers who then used recurring bills. This did not include billers for mobile prepaid recharge. Before 2019, the facility of payment of recurring bills through BBPS was available only for five sectors i.e. Direct to Home (DTH), Gas, Electricity, Water and Telecom.
18. Coast Guard launches Operation Olivia
Recently, the Coast Guard has law enforcement and Orissa in Olive Ridley turtles to protect (Olive Ridley Turtles) Operation Olivia is started (Operation Olivia). Operation Olivia was first launched by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in the early 1980s. This operation helps protect the Olive Ridley turtles every year when they start nesting on the Odisha coast for breeding in the months of November to December. Under this, Coast Guard assets such as Fast Patrol Vessels, Interceptor Crafts, Air Cushion Vessels and Dornier Aircraft are monitored round the clock from November to May.
19. First death confirmed in the country due to taking corona vaccine
The first death occurred in India after taking the corona vaccine . A 68-year-old man has lost his life due to the vaccine, which has been confirmed by a panel set up by the central government. Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) is scientifically termed as a serious illness or death caused by a vaccine. The Central Government has formed a committee regarding this. This panel has told in its report that only an elderly person died due to corona vaccine. However, the committee has also made it clear in the report that after getting the vaccine, the benefits are more than the disadvantages.