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1. Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid has been elected as the President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid has been elected the President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly session. In the election held in the General Assembly of 193 members, out of total 191 votes cast, 143 went in favor of Mr. Shahid. Mr. Shahid will now preside over the 76th session beginning in September. The President of the General Assembly is elected every year by secret ballot. The President for the 76th session of the General Assembly was to be elected from a group of Asia-Pacific countries according to the permanent rules of rotational regional representation. Mr. Shahid will succeed Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir.
2. Google fined Rs 1,950 crore in France
France to compete anti authorization by Google at 26.8 million dollars (Rs 1,950 crore) is fined. This action has been taken to adopt a dominant attitude in the online advertising business. According to the statement of the authority, the attitude adopted by Google is very serious. They harass their competitors and publishers of mobile sites in certain markets. If there is a strong company then it should also understand its responsibility.
3. Russia pulled out of Open Skies arms control agreement
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law after which Russia formally opened the Skies Arms Control Agreement.has come out. Under this agreement, member countries were allowed surveillance flights. Earlier, Russia had expressed hope that Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden could negotiate the deal during their meeting in Geneva this month. But the Biden administration informed Russia last month that the US does not want to join it again after pulling out of the deal. America came out of this agreement in 2020 during the tenure of Donald Trump. Russia had previously hoped that Biden would reverse the decision of his predecessor. But the Biden administration refused to do so. It accused Moscow of violating the agreement, which Russia has denied.
4. Three indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters MK-3 inducted into Indian Naval Fleet
The induction ceremony of ‘ 322 Dega Flight ‘ of the Indian Navy was conducted on 07 June 2021 at Naval Air Station, INS Dega in which three indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk III were inducted. . These will be used for surveillance at sea and for coastal security. These helicopters are manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. These helicopters are equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance radars and electro-optical equipment to efficiently conduct long range search and rescue operations along with reconnaissance activities in the maritime domain. The MK-3 helicopters are also equipped with heavy machine guns.
5. US to hand over three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role helicopters to India
The Indian Navy is set to receive its first set of multi-role helicopters as the US prepares to hand over three MH-60 Romeo helicopters to the force in the United States in July . The first batch of Indian pilots has also reached the US for helicopter training, which will reach India in July next year. As part of fast track procedures on the deal between governments to expedite the process, India and the US purchased 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin in 2020.A deal worth over Rs 16,000 crore was signed for the purchase. The 24 MH-60 Romeos will be equipped with multi-mode radar and night-vision equipment as well as Hellfire missiles, torpedoes and precision-guided weapons. Helicopters are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. The helicopters are designed to hunt submarines as well as scavenge ships and conduct search and rescue operations at sea. India and the US are also working on finalizing a deal to buy 30 Predator drones to enhance the strike capabilities of the three defense forces.
6. India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council-ECOSOC for the year 2022-24
India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council-ECOSOC for the year 2022-24 . The Council is the central body of the United Nations Development System and promotes collective efforts for sustainable development. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations T.S. Tirumurti has thanked all the member countries for the vote of confidence for India to be taken in the Council.
7. Spurti Priya appointed as Grievance Officer in India by Facebook
Internet media company Facebook has appointed Spurti Priya as Grievance Officer in India . The company has given this information on its website. Facebook has taken this step in the backdrop of new IT laws implemented recently. According to these rules, Internet media companies with more than 5 million subscribers will have to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and chief compliance officer.
8. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launches single use plastic 2021 awareness campaign
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar launched single use plastic 2021 awareness campaign on the occasion of World Ocean Daystarted of. This campaign will run for two months. Shri Javadekar said that the plastic waste spread here and there is a big problem. He said that two-thirds of the plastic waste in India is collected, while the remaining one-third of the plastic waste remains scattered. Shri Javadekar said that there is a system to collect and reuse plastic waste as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules. He said that after the ban on single-use plastic in the country, the government had also banned the import of plastic waste. This is an important step towards reducing pollution from single use plastics. In 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for ending the use of single-use plastic by 2022.
9. NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation today launched the Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum campaign in 112 aspirational districts
NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation launched the Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum campaign in 112 aspirational districts . This campaign has been started to assist the district administration in providing home care to such COVID patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Under the campaign, 20 lakh citizens will be provided health care at home. The campaign is part of a special initiative in which local leaders, civic organizations and volunteers work with district administrators to address emerging problems in key priority areas of the Aspirational District programme. The District Magistrate will lead the campaign in partnership with over a thousand local NGOs.
10. NITI Aayog recommends privatization of Central Bank, Indian Overseas Bank
NITI Aayog has recommended government stake sale in Central Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) as part of the privatization initiative announced in the Union Budget . Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech had announced the privatization of two public sector banks (PSBs) and a general insurance company in 2021-22. As per the new PSE (Public Sector Enterprises) policy for ‘Self-reliant India’, NITI Aayog has been tasked to suggest names of PSUs in strategic sectors for merger, privatization, or subsidiaries of other PSUs.
11. Sanjeev Sahay will be the new chairman of oil regulator PNGRB
Senior administrator and former power secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai will take over as the next chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) . A search committee headed by NITI Aayog member (S&T) VK Saraswat approved Sahay’s name. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is a statutory body in India. Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre. He took over as the Secretary in the Ministry of Power in 2019. He has held several positions in the bureaucracy throughout his career, including five years as prime minister.
12. Thomas Vijayan wins Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 Award
Kerala ‘s Thomas Vijayan , who are now settled in Canada, by a stick from a tree Orngutan for years picture 2021 Nature TTL Photography Award is won. This image is titled ‘ The World is Going Upside Down ‘. Vijayan was selected as the overall winner of the competition for Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 from over 8,000 entries, which includes a prize of £1,500 (Rs 1.5 lakh). Nature TTL is the world’s leading online nature photography resource.
13. Arunachal Pradesh’s Water Burial gets National Award for Best Film
Arunachal Pradesh ‘s water Buriyl (Water Burial) The 67th National Film Awards in 2021 for Best Film on Environmental Protection has received a National Award. The film, which is directed by independent filmmaker Shantanu Sen. Water Burial is produced by AM Television. Inspired by the popular Assamese novel Saba Kota Manuh , written by Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi , the Water Burial is in the Monpa dialect and an intriguing story centers around a dark ritual of a local tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. is.
14. Jeff Bezos will fly into space next month
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will join the first spaceflight of his rocket company Blue Origin ‘s New Shepard in July . This will include his brother and the person winning the ongoing auction for the space shuttle. Bezos shared this information on Instagram . He said that on July 20 he will travel in Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. July 20 marks the anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the Moon. The space flight will be from Texas. Bezos said in early February that he was stepping down as CEO of Amazon on July 5 to focus more on Blue Origin. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation’s Club for the Future.
15. RBI approves Vishwavir Ahuja to be re-appointed as MD of RBL Bank
The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director and CEO of RBL Bank for a period of one year with effect from June 30, 2021 . He is the Managing Director and CEO of RBL Bank since 30 June 2010. Prior to RBL Bank, Ahuja was the Managing Director and CEO of Bank of America, India.
16. RBI imposes total penalty of Rs 6 crore on BoI, PNB
RBI has imposed an aggregate fine of Rs 6 crore on Bank of India and Punjab National Bank for violation of norms relating to fraud – classification and reporting . Bank of India has been fined Rs 4 crore and Punjab National Bank Rs 2 crore . The Bank conducted a review on January 1, 2019 relating to detection of fraud in an account and submitted a Fraud Monitoring Report (FMR). In both the cases show cause notices were issued as to why penalty should not be imposed on them for such violation of the directions.
17. CESL and Ladakh UT Administration signed an MoU to make this UT carbon neutral
Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) , a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, has incorporated the Union Territory of Ladakh into a clean and green Union Territory (UT). UT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Administration. Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), various programs related to clean energy and energy efficiency will be implemented. Zanskar Valley Starting out with a pilot project in the region, CESL will be offering solar mini and micro grid connected solutions, energy efficient lighting, energy storage-based solutions, energy efficient cooking stoves and Will take up the work of electric based mobility solutions.
18. The Asia University Rankings 2021 released
Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 202l (Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 202l), three Indian universities have a place in the top 100 list. IISc Bangalore, IIT Ropar and IIT Indore have ranked among the top 100 universities in Asia. Like last year, not a single Indian university made it to the top 10. IISc Bangalore is ranked 37th . IIT Ropar has been ranked 55th and IIT Indore at 78th among the top 100 universities. Tsinghua University, China has topped the Asia University Rankings 2021. The second place has also been secured by Peking University of China. The third and fifth ranks have been secured by the universities of Singapore. At the same time, Hong Kong University is in fourth place.
19. Hitendra Dave appointed CEO of HSBC India
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) has Hitendra Dave (Hitendra Dave)Announced the appointment of HSBC India as the Chief Executive Officer, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals. He has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer with effect from June 7, 2021. Dave will replace Surendra Rosha, who will move to Hong Kong as co-chief executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific. Dave, formerly HSBC India’s Head of Global Banking and Markets, has nearly 30 years of work experience in the Indian financial markets, of which the last 20 have been with HSBC. He joined HSBC India in the Global Markets business in 2001 and has risen through the ranks to his current role as Head of Global Banking and Markets Business, a major contributor to HSBC India’s PBT over the years.
20. Bengaluru International Airport attains net energy neutral status
Kempegudha International Airport (Kempegowda International Airport) financial year as part of its ongoing goals Net 2020-21 energy neutral status is achieved. Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) has been able to save about 22 lakh units of energy in the financial year 2020-21 , which is enough to power about 9,000 homes for a month. According to BIAL, these measures were achieved through solar installation on roofs of utility buildings, car parks, ground-mounted solar installations on airsides, roofs of cargo buildings and project offices. It has also started procurement of 40 million units of solar power through open access and wind power through open access. The adoption of LEDs and optimum use of natural light contributed to the energy-neutral situation.
21. Vinod Kapri wrote a book titled ‘1232 Km: The Long Journey Home’ for migrant laborers home.
Filmmaker Vinod Kapri ‘s new book titled ‘ 1232 km: The Long Journey Home ‘ chronicles the journey of seven migrant workers from Bihar.who came back home on his cycle and reached his destination after seven days. This book is published by HarperCollins. The nationwide lockdown in March 2020 forced thousands of migrant workers to walk thousands of kilometers to return to their native villages. Kapri accompanied these seven migrant workers – Ritesh, Ashish, Ram Babu, Sonu, Krishna, Sandeep and Mukesh – on a 1,232 km journey from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh to Saharsa in Bihar. It is the story of that courage as well as the desperation of seven people who have been battling with hunger and exhaustion to reach their homes while facing the lathis and humiliations of the police. According to the author, he was curious to know how the laborers covered the 1,232 km route in such extreme conditions without food or any help. He wanted to see them up close.
22. Mine Detector Retires
A rat has been saving lives in Cambodia for the past five years . The African rat named Magawa has also been awarded the UK ‘s highest animal honor, the George Cross for Animals . In fact, this mouse is a master of landmines and bomb discovery. In five years, it has detected 71 landmines and 38 bombs by measuring about 2,25,000 square meters of land. Magawa was trained by the Belgian charity Apopo, a landmine clearing NGO. The importance of his work can be gauged from the fact that since 1979, 64,000 thousand people have lost their lives and about 25 thousand have been disabled due to the explosions in the landmines in Cambodia.
23. Oman to host first FIH Hockey5s World Cup in 2024
Oman has been named as the host of the first International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey5s World Cup . The FIH said the men’s and women’s events would take place in Muscat, Oman’s capital, in January 2024. Following the recommendation of the organization’s Events Bidding Task Force, the governing body stated that its executive board named Oman as the host. The FIH Executive Board announced the launch of the Hockey5s World Cup in 2019. As launch Hockey5s became an increasingly popular format of the game, played on a smaller pitch and which has featured in the last two Summer Youth Olympic Games.
24. World Insect Day: 06 June
Every year, World Pest Day (known as World Pest Awareness Day) is observed on 06 June . The main objective of this day is to raise public, government and media awareness of the important role of pest management organization in protecting public health, to project a professional image of the pest management industry, in a scientific and socially responsible manner and to prevent the occurrence of small pests. Pay attention to the bigger dangers. The first World Pest Day was observed in 2017.
25. World Oceans Day: June 8
World Ocean Day is celebrated globally on 8 June every year . The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the importance of the ocean in our lives and the ways through which we can protect it. The purpose of the day is to inform the general public about the impact of human action on the ocean, to develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and to organize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. ” The Ocean: Life and Livelihood (The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods)The theme of World Oceans Day is 2021. The Government of Canada proposed the concept of World Oceans Day at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. World Oceans Day was officially established by the United Nations in 2008. The General Assembly, which is celebrated annually around the world on 8 June to resolve issues, has been celebrated internationally in collaboration with The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network.