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1. MoU signed between Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Culture and Tourism for development of National Maritime Heritage Complex in Gujarat
An MoU was signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for cooperation in the developmentof the National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal , Gujarat . Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya said that the complex would be dedicated as a maritime heritage site showcasing the rich and diverse maritime glory of India. The National Maritime Heritage Complex will be a world class center which will be developed near the Archaeological Survey of India site at Lothal. It is about eighty kilometers away from Ahmedabad. The complex will be developed as an international tourism centre.
2. Bharti Airtel’s Ajay Puri reappointed as the President of COAI for 2021-22
Bharti Airtel ‘s chief operating officer, Ajay Puri (Ajai Puri) for the 2021-22 Industry Association has been re-elected as president. Announcing the leadership for 2021-22, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that Pramod Kumar Mittal, president of Reliance Jio Infocomm, will continue as the vice-president of the association.
3. Justice AK Sikri to chair IAMAI Grievance Redressal Board
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) by digital publisher content Complaint Council (DPCGC) formed as a part of the Grievance Board (GRB) chaired by the former Supreme Court judge (retired) Arjan Kumar Sikri (Arjan Kumar Sikri) is included. GRB will resolve any DPCGC member’s content complaints related to video streaming services. With the addition of Apple, BookMyShow Streams, Eros Now and ReelDrama, DPCGC currently has 14 publishers of online curated content as members. Others include Amazon Prime Video, Alt Balaji, Firework TV, Hoichoi, Hungama, Lionsgate Play, MX Player, Netflix, Shemaroo and Ullu.
4. PM to launch specially designed crash course program for COVID-19 frontline workers on June 18
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , through video conferencing on June 18, 2021, through a specially designed crash course program for COVID-19 frontline workers.’ will launch. With this launch, this program will be started in 111 training centers spread across 26 states. The Prime Minister’s address will be after the launch of Crash Course. The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on this occasion. The objective of this program is to skill and teach more than one lakh COVID warriors across the country. The COVID warriors will be trained on specific roles in six functions namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support and Medical Equipment Support. This program has been designed as a special program under the central component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 with a total financial outlay of Rs.276 crores.
5. Cabinet approves deep sea mission
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs , chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , has approved the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) on ” Deep Sea Mission ” with the objective of developing deep ocean technologies for deep sea resource exploration and sustainable use of ocean resources . The proposal has been approved. The estimated cost for the implementation of this campaign in a phased manner over a period of 5 years would be Rs 4,077 crore. The estimated cost of the first phase for 3 years (2021-2024) will be Rs 2823.4 crore. The deep sea project will be a mission based project to support the Nile Economy initiative of the Government of India. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be the nodal ministry to implement this ambitious multi-institutional mission.
6. NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge
NATO leaders declared that China continues to pose a security challenge and is working to undermine the global order. It calls on US President Joe Biden to speak to allies with a more unified voice against China’s trade, military and human rights practices.There is a message commensurate with the efforts of NATO leaders said China’s targeting and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and areas relevant to coalition security. The warning for China comes as Biden has stepped up his effort to rally allies to raise a united voice about China’s human rights record. Biden has also criticized China’s trade practices and the increasingly assertive behavior of its military, which has undermined US allies in the Pacific.
7. Defense Minister calls for an open and inclusive system in the Indo-Pacific at the 8th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus meeting
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh , while addressing the 8th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus on June 16, 2021 , called for an open and inclusive order in the Indo-Pacific region based on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations. ADMM Plus is an annual meeting of defense ministers of 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and its eight negotiating partners – Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the US. Brunei is chairing the ADMM Plus Forum this year. Shri Rajnath Singh also emphasized on peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and adherence to international rules and laws.
8. ‘Southern Ocean’ recognized as the fifth ocean of the world
Recently, on the occasion of World Oceans Day (June 8), National Geographic magazine has recognized the ‘ Southern Ocean ‘ as the fifth ocean of the world. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) also recognized the ‘Southern Ocean’ as a separate part of the waters around Antarctica in the year 1937 but rejected it in 1953. The other four oceans are: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans.. The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization established in 1921 to support the safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment. India is also a member of IHO. The Southern Ocean directly encircles Antarctica, which extends 60 degrees south latitude from the continent’s coastline except for the Drake Passage and the Scotia Sea. The Southern Ocean is the only ocean that ‘touches’ three other oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean).
9 . Jointly inaugurated three Centers of Excellence set up in Karnataka under the Indo-Israeli Agriculture Project
Karnataka Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister BS Yediyurppa the India-Israel agricultural project launched jointly by the three centers of excellence established in Karnataka under. Union Minister Prahlad Joshi, State Horticulture Minister R Shankar and Israel’s Ambassador to India Dr. Ron Malka participated in the event. 29 Centers of Excellence will be set up in 12 states of the country in collaboration with the Central Government . Under this, three centers were inaugurated in the state.
10. Mandatory hallmarking of gold jewelery came into force.
Mandatory hallmarking of gold jewelery has come into effect from June 16. Initially hallmarking 256 such districts of the countrywas started in India, where facilities for testing gold were present. The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs has informed that after extensive consultations with various stakeholders, several decisions have been taken regarding hallmarking which will benefit the customers and traders. Under the new provisions, hallmarking of gold of additional 20, 23 and 24 carats has also been allowed. Under the new provisions, hallmarking of old jewelery can also be done. Under the hallmarking scheme of Bureau of Indian Standards, jewelers are registered who can sell hallmarked gold ornaments. The ministry has said that hallmarking will help consumers make the right choice and avoid any confusion while buying gold. At present, only 30 per cent of gold jewelery in India bears the hallmark mark.
11. Government to identify ten districts of North Eastern States which are lagging behind on governance and developmental parameters to promote easy living
Dr. Jitendra Singh , Minister for Development of North Eastern Region has said that ten districts of North Eastern States will be identified which are lagging behind in the parameters of administration and development. He chaired a high level meeting with officials from his ministry and the North Eastern Council. Dr Singh said that the objective of this initiative is to focus on those districts and bring them up to the level of other developed districts. He said that during this period, living in these districts would be made easier through easy availability of goods and services. Dr Singh clarified that these ten districts will be separate from the 14 aspirational districts of the North East .
12. Center said – Covaccin does not contain serum of newborn calf
Bharat Biotech Limited clarified that Covaccin is highly purified and contains only the components of inactive virus . The company introduced the serum of the newborn calf in the vaccine.This clarification has been issued regarding the use. Such a post has been put on social media, in which it has been said that the serum of a newborn calf has been mixed in this vaccine. The company has said that the serum of the newborn calf is used to make a viral vaccine for the growth of cells. Such a serum has never been used for the growth of the novel coronavirus or for the preparation of the final formula. According to the company, bovine serum has been widely used to make vaccines worldwide for several decades and over the past nine months the documentation on the use of newborn calf serum has been prepared in a transparent manner.
13. NATO leaders expand their mutual defense agreement for collective action in the event of a space strike
Leaders of NATO organization countries have expanded their mutual defense agreements to collective action in the event of an attack in space . Article 5 of the Treaty Establishing NATO states that an attack on any of the 30 allies shall be considered an attack on all countries . So far this only applies to conventional military attacks on land, sea or air , and the recently added cyberspace . In the concluding statement of the summit, the leaders said that they believe that spaceAttacks in or from or within can also pose challenges to NATO, threatening national and Euro-Atlantic prosperity, security and stability. It can be just as damaging to modern society as a traditional attack. There are currently about 2,000 man-made satellites orbiting the Earth, more than half of which are operated by NATO countries. In December 2019, leaders of the NATO organization declared space the fifth area of ​​operations after land, sea, air and cyberspace.
14. International Day of Family Remittances
International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is celebrated every year on 16 June . The General Assembly of the United Nations had decided to observe this day on 16 June every year. This day is celebrated for more than 20 crore migrant laborers who send money home for more than 80 crore members of their family. The amount sent home by migrant workers has increased five-fold in the last 20 years. Kovid 19 has proved to be a big challenge in this direction. Although initially it was estimated that there would be a huge reduction in remittances. The World Bank’s May 2021 report states that in 2020, remittances decreased by just one decimal six percent. In 2019 it was five hundred 48 billion dollars and in 2020 it increased to five hundred 40 billion dollars.
15. GI certified banana consignment has been exported to Dubai
A consignment of Jalgaon bananas rich in fiber and minerals has been exported to Dubai , promoting the export of GI certified agricultural products . These GI certified twenty two metric tonnes of bananas were taken from the farmers of Tandalwadi village in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The bananas from Jalgaon, registered with the Nisargraja Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Jalgaon, got the GI certificate in 2016. Banana exports from the country are increasing rapidly due to adoption of agricultural practices as per global standards.
16. Tamil Nadu CM launches a new scheme for children who lost their parents to COVID
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has launched a new scheme for the children who have lost their parents to the Covid infection. Under this scheme, there is a provision to deposit an amount of five lakh rupees for the care of such children till they attain the age of 18 years. This amount will be invested in Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
17. Mukesh Sharma becomes honorary member of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group
IIT Kanpur faculty, Mukesh Sharma (Mukesh Sharma) The World Health Organization (WHO) the Global Air Pollution and Health – Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG) has been appointed as an honorary member. The members of the Technical Advisory Group are elected worldwide and appointed by the Director-General, WHO. Associated with the Department of Civil Engineering and Air Quality Specialist at IIT Kanpur, Sharma has conducted rigorous research with policy engagement.
18. Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda launches Tribal Livelihood Initiative “Sankalp Se Siddhi-Mission One Dhan”
Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda said New Delhi in TRIFED mega-launch program “in the new premises of the head office accomplishment Mission One funding resolution introduced”. With this he virtually inaugurated seven new Tribes India outlets which are Jagdalpur, Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Sarnath.are in. Immunity boosting hampers, Tribes India Coffee Table Book, new TRIFED Head Office among others were the highlights of the mega-launch event. Showcasing tribal products from across the country, the outlets will have distinctive GI and Vandhan corners and will display a huge variety of GI tags and natural products from different parts of the country. The Sarnath Outlet is the first successful collaboration with the Ministry of Culture on the ASI heritage site. With these outlets, the total number of Tribes India outlets has gone up to 141.
19. PM delivers keynote address at 5th edition of VVTEC
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , delivered the speech at the 5th edition of VVTEC as the Chief Guest via video conference. Europe ‘s largest digital and startups being held in Paris every year since 2016He was invited as the chief guest to address one of the events at VIVETECH 2021. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that India and France have been working together in various fields. Among them are emerging areas of technology and digital collaboration. It is the need of the hour that such cooperation should be increased continuously. This will not only help our nations, but also the world to a great extent. Mr Modi informed that Infosys is providing technology support for the French Open tournament and collaborating with French companies like Atus, Capagemini, India’s TCS and Wipro, both countries serving companies and citizens across the world. An example of IT talent.
20. Biotechnology company MyLab appoints Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has been appointed as the new brand ambassador of biotechnology company Mylab Discovery Solutions. The announcement comes days after the Pune-based firm launched the country’s first COVID-19 self-testing kit “CoviSelf”. The partnership with Akshay aims to create awareness about Mylab’s products and kits like CoviSelf.
21. Federal Bank lists Infosys for Oracle CX implementation
Oracle CX (Customer Experience) in order to provide better customer experience through the platform Fed (Federal Bank) by Oracle and Infosys have expanded their strategic cooperation with. This collaboration will focus on building a comprehensive integrated customer relationship management (CRM) solution across marketing, sales, customer service and social listening to strengthen Federal Bank’s operations, and create a connected, data-driven and intelligent customer experience across all touchpoints. will provide.
22. Vinoo Mankad and 9 others inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
The ICC has inducted 10 icons of the game into its illustrious Hall of Fame , including India’s Vinoo Mankad , two players each from five eras who have been on the list since the early days of cricket. The announcement coincides with the opening World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand to be played in Southampton from 18 June. The 10 stalwarts of the sport to be inducted have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket, and have joined an impressive list of ICC Hall of Famers, taking the total to 103 as a result of the intake.
23. Facebook Launches ‘Report It, Don’t Share It!’ initiative
Social media giant Facebook has launched a new initiative ‘ Report It, Don’t Share It! (Report it, Don’t share it!)’, which encourages people to report and not share child abuse content on their platform . The initiative ‘Report It, Don’t Share It’ is in collaboration with civil society organizations like Aarambh India Initiative, Cyber ​​Peace Foundation and Arpan.
24.Cricketer Suresh Raina releases his autobiography ‘Believe’
Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina has released his autobiography ‘ Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me ‘. Bharat Sundaresan, co-author of the book, Suresh Raina narrates his journey to India and Sachin Tendulkar’s golden word (Believe) which he engraved on his arm as a tattoo.
25. D. Gukesh won the title of Gelfand Challenge Chess
D. Gukesh sensationally won the $15,000 Gelfand Challenge Chess title as well as a ‘wild card’ for the elite Meltwaters Champions Chess Tour. He won all four rounds, including the crucial battle against Praggnanandhaa, and emerged on top after a series of favorable results involving games involving other title-contenders.
26. Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses Global Yoga Conference 2021
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (Dr Harsh Vardhan) the global yoga conference in 2021 addressed the opening ceremony. The event was organized by ‘Mokshaytan Yoga Sansthan’ in association with Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and Indian Council of Cultural Relations on the occasion of 7th International Day of Yoga which falls on 21st June 2021.
27. Global Wind Day 2021: 15 June
Wind energy , wind energy for various uses and wind power can do to help change the world, its ways and every year to raise awareness about the possibilities of June 15 worldwide Global Wind Day is (Global Wind Day) observed is. Global Wind Day was first celebrated as Wind Day in 2007. Later, in 2009, its name was changed to Global Wind Day. Global Wind Day is organized by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
28. Pritzker Prize winner Gottfried Bohm passes away
Pritjhkr Award (Pritzker Prize) from the previously awarded German architect Gottfried Boehm (Gottfried Bohm) has died at the age of 101 years. Most of his notable projects were built in Germany—such as the Neviges Pilgrimage Church (1968), the Bensberger City Hall (1969), and the Museum of the Diocese (1975). Bohm, who was the eighth winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, was widely known for his concrete churches, which were largely built in Germany.
29. Former Indian volleyball captain Nirmal Milkha Singh passes away
Former Indian women’s volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Kaur , wife of sprint legend Milkha Singh (Flying Sikh) , has passed away due to COVID-19 infection. Nirmal Milkha Singh has also been the former Director of Sports for Women in Punjab Government.
30. Katherine Bryce, Mushfiqur Rahim named ICC Players of the Month for May
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Scotland ‘s Kathryn Bryce and Bangladesh ‘s Mushfiqur Rahim as the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for May. The ICC Player of the Month Awards aims to honor and celebrate the best performances of male and female cricketers in all forms of international cricket throughout the year.