President Draupadi Murmu leaves for 6-day tour of Suriname and Serbia


1 President Draupadi Murmu leaves for 6-day tour of Suriname and Serbia

President  Draupadi Murmu   has left for Suriname  and  Serbia on her first state visit. The President will reach Suriname in the first leg of the visit.  The President will be the chief guest at the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Suriname  . Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Lok Sabha MP Rama Devi have also accompanied the President on the visit. In the second phase, President Draupadi Murmu will be on a visit to Serbia from June 7 to 9. This is the first visit to Serbia by any President of India.

2 Two new tourism areas inaugurated in Maldives

Two new tourism areas have been inaugurated  in  the Maldives , which  are important milestones in   their development and  India-Maldives relations . Hithadu Tourism Zone  was officially opened at a special function in Addu town. Foreign Minister of Maldives  Abdulla Shahid  and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs  V. Muraleedharan were present on the occasion. The second tourism area Hulhudu Mafishi is scheduled to be inaugurated. For the development of these two tourism areas, an assistance of two crore thirty lakh rufiyaa was provided by the Government of India. Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan is on a two day official visit to Maldives. After signing ten agreements for high impact community development projects during his first visit to Maldives, Mr Muraleedharan said in Male that India is happy with the success of this project.

3 Japan, US and South Korea agree to enhance security ties for real-time monitoring of missile launches by North Korea

Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed to strengthen their security ties to better monitor North Korea’s missile launches. By the end of this year, these three countries will start the system of sharing the data related to it. This tripartite agreement was agreed during the meeting held in Singapore. The meeting was attended by Japanese Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu, US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong Sup. This meeting was organized on the sidelines of the Shangrila Dialogue.

4 Third meeting of the G-20 Health Working Group begins in Hyderabad

3rd meeting   of  G-20 Health Working Group Hyderabad  began inMinister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharti Praveen Pawar is taking forward the agenda of the G-20 health track under the chairmanship of India on behalf of Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya. They emphasized the need to enhance synergy between existing global health systems and regional health systems to achieve the goal of universal health care available to all.

5 US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India

 Ahead of  Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  ‘s  visit to the US , US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin  arrived in New Delhi today on a two-day visit to India to hold discussions on further expanding bilateral strategic cooperation between the two countries. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will discuss new defense cooperation projects with Mr. Austin. This is Mr. Austin’s second visit to India. Earlier he had come to India in March 2021. Apart from this, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is also reaching New Delhi tomorrow on a four-day visit to India. Shri Rajnath Singh will also hold bilateral talks with him. Mr Pistorius is also expected to interact with defense start-ups at an event on Innovations for Defense Excellence.

6 Indian Navy and Indian Maritime University move towards technical cooperation

 An MoU was signed on 02 June 2023 in New Delhi for mutual cooperation in the technical field between the Indian Navy  and  the Indian Maritime University . Under the MoU,  teams from INS Shivaji, Lonavala and Indian Maritime University will work towards mutual cooperation to address field level issues including training, joint research and development, collaborative courses, Center of Excellence (Marine Engineering), INS Shivaji, Lonavala  . The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral Sandeep Nathani, Chief of Materiel and Dr. Malini V. Shankar, (Retd. IAS), Vice Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University.

7 Excavation operations at Purana Quila reveal over 2,500 years of history

 The recent   excavation work done by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Purana Quila  in  Delhi  has revealed  a history of more than 2,500 years . The objective of this excavation is to establish the absolute chronology of the site. Artefacts belonging to various historical periods have been discovered here,   revealing 9 cultural levels including Pre-Mauryan, Mauryan, Sunga, Kushan, Gupta, Rajput, Sultanate and Mughal. The plan aims to display the artefacts in an open air site museum at the fort. Fragments of mridbhandas (pottery) generally dated to the period 1200 BCE to 600 BCE, which is a pre-  Mauryan era indicate the existence of human settlements. During the excavation a 900 years old idol of Vaikuntha Vishnu belonging to the Rajput period was discovered. A terracotta plaque of Goddess Gajalakshmi has been found at this site, which belongs to the Gupta period. The remains of a 2,500-year-old well from the Maurya period were unearthed. The Old Fort is one of the oldest forts belonging to the Mughal era and the site is identified as the ancient settlement of Indraprastha (the capital of the Pandavas). The massive gateway and walls of Purana Qila were built by Humayun in the 16th century and the foundation of the new capital, Dinpanah, was laid. This work was carried forward by Sher Shah Suri, who displaced Humayun.

8 Law Commission report on Sedition Law released

The Law Commission of India  has recently  proposed major amendments to the law of sedition  , aimed at preventing alleged misuse while ensuring clarity and protecting constitutional rights.  Former Chief Justice of  Karnataka High Court Ritu Raj Awasthi Under the guidance of the Law Commission of India, the Law Commission of India has been tasked with addressing concerns relating to the law of sedition. The issue was referred to the Commission by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2016, which led to a comprehensive review of the existing provisions. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) currently defines sedition as imprisonment for life or imprisonment of up to three years, along with fine. The provision has been criticized for giving wide discretionary powers to the courts in determining the severity of punishment.

9 Report of  clean water safety campaign released

Union Jal Shakti Minister  recently   unveiled the report detailing the progress made during the Jal Jeevan Mission: Swachh Jal Se Suraksha (SJSS) campaign. The campaign ran between October 2, 2022 and March 31, 2023, with the primary objective of urging states and union territories to prioritize water quality monitoring efforts. Jal Jeevan Mission focused on the important aspect of providing safe water supply. The key idea under Jal Jeevan Mission revolves around “Safe Water Supply”. It underlined the importance of ensuring that every household gets water that is free from contamination and meets prescribed quality standards.

10 Integrated registration portal for Gobardhan launched

The Union Jal Shakti Minister  recently launched   the Integrated Registration Portal for ‘ Gobardhan ‘ (GOBARdhan)  , a pioneering initiative aimed at promoting the biogas sector in India. unveiled. The Integrated Registration Portal for ‘Gobardhan’ serves as a centralized platform for evaluating investment opportunities and participation in the Biogas or Compressed Biogas (CBG) sector. Its main objective is to simplify and optimize the process of setting up biogas plants across the country. This unified registration portal allows any government, cooperative or private entity setting up or desirous of setting up a Biogas, CBG, or Bio CNG plant in India to obtain a unique registration number. This registration number acts as a key identifier for entities involved in the biogas sector, facilitating their participation and access to various benefits and assistance from ministries and departments of the Government of India.

11 National Council for Teacher Education organizes 2 day capacity building workshop for 60 counselors on 31st May and 1st June, 2023 to implement National Mission on Counseling

 National Mission for Mentoring  (NMM) on creation of a large pool of excellent professionals willing to mentor school teachers and ensure their continuous professional development as envisaged in the National Education Policy (NEP)  2020 has been formed. These powerful mentors, counselors and mentors, regardless of age or status, will contribute to realizing our nation’s 21st century development goals. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) launched the National Mission on Mentoring (NMM) on a pilot basis in selected 30 Kendriya Vidyalayas (15 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 10 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, 5 Central Board of Secondary Education) across the country on July 29, 2022. did.

12 Deccan Queen completes 92 years of service

The Deccan Queen train   holds a special place in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway . This train service   was started on  June 1, 1930 and later  came to be known as Central Railway . During its  92-year  history, the train has transformed from a means of transportation to an institution that connects generations of travelers. Over the years this area saw a number of developments such as the introduction of a dining car, roller bearing coaches and the adoption of the Oxford Blue color scheme. It set a record as India’s first superfast, long distance electric-powered, vestibule train. This train also had a dedicated ladies car. Presently Deccan Queen is well known for its punctuality and popularity for passengers traveling between Pune and Mumbai.

13 Scientists of IASST, Guwahati develop green solutions for remediation of crude oil waste water

 Scientists at  the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati have identified environmental challenges arising from disposal of by-product water  released during  exploration and processing of crude oil. Significant progress has been made in eliminating The water released as a by-product contains harmful constituents and chemicals which when discharged into rivers and streams can degrade the water quality and harm aquatic life. Through several experiments and studies, researchers at IASST have developed a mixture of plant-based biomaterial, biosurfactants (secondary metabolites of microbes) and NPK fertilizers. With this innovative combination, the by-product water can be treated within a short time frame. The team has filed an Indian patent on this development. This “wonderful mixture” not only prevents environmental pollution from run off water but also reuses the treated water for various purposes. makes it useful. By using this approach, the harmful effects of water can be reduced thereby creating a sustainable future. In addition, treated water can contribute to the Green Revolution by increasing crop production and meeting growing global food demand.

14 New study discovers 62 species of desiccation-tolerant vascular plants in India’s Western Ghats, with potential applications in agriculture and conservation

India’s biodiversity hotspot,  Western Ghatshome to 62 species of desiccation tolerant vascular plants Is. Desiccation Tolerant Vascular Plants (DT) are able to withstand extreme desiccation as they regenerate themselves by reusing water even after they lose up to 95% of their existing water content. This unique ability enables them to survive in harsh and dry environments in which most other plants cannot survive. A recent study has highlighted the abundance of tolerant vascular species in the Western Ghats, more than nine previously known species. Research provides a list of these species, In which 16 species are Indian endemic and 12 are specific to the outer parts of the Western Ghats. The study specifically identifies partially dense forests in rock outcrops as important habitats for these resilient plants. Nine species of DT plants have been notified as new, In a global perspective, Trypogon capillatus represents the first record of an epiphytic DT angiosperm. By studying tolerant vascular plants, researchers contribute to the conservation of these species in the biodiversity and ecology of the Western Ghats. Additionally, understanding the mechanisms behind their ability to tolerate desiccation may pave the way for developing drought-resistant crops that require less water. This study develops new possibilities for agricultural applications, especially in water scarce areas.

15 Komodo exercise organized by Indonesia

The Asia-Pacific region  has seen an increase in tensions, leading to increased military exercises and diplomatic maneuvers by various countries. A notable event on the horizon   is  the  multilateral naval exercise  Komodo (MNEK) hosted by Indonesia . China , a major player in the region, will send warships to the multilateral naval exercise Komodo. China’s naval involvement underscores the country’s commitment to military diplomacy and its desire to make its presence felt in the Asia-Pacific region. North Korea  and  Russia Hosted by Indonesia, this naval exercise has attracted attention due to the participation of countries such as The presence of these nations emphasizes the multifaceted nature of geopolitical alliances and reflects the complex relationships in the region.

16 11th edition of World of Work Report released

 The International Labor Organization  (ILO)  has released the  11th edition  of World of Work , which provides insights on the projected global unemployment rate and the need for social protection. As the world recovers from the impact of the pandemic, it is important to address inequalities in employment opportunities and promote economic stability. According to the ILO, the projected global unemployment rate for 2023  is expected to fall below pre-pandemic levels to reach 5.3% , which corresponds to approximately 191 million individuals. While this indicates a positive trend, it is necessary to consider the varying degree of recovery between different sectors and income groups. The report highlights sectors that have successfully reduced their unemployment rates from pre-crisis levels. Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern, Southern and Western Europe, and Central and Western Asia have demonstrated resilience in their labor markets, with unemployment rates ranging from 6.3% to 6.7%, showing a positive improving trend.

17 350th anniversary of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

The Prime Minister,  Shri Narendra Modi,  addressed  the 350th anniversary of the Coronation Day  of  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj  through a video message  . According to the Gregorian calendar  , the Maratha warrior   was crowned at Raigad Fort  on  June 6, 1674 , which became the foundation of ” Hindawi Swaraj ” or self-rule of Hindus. Meanwhile,   according to  the Hindu calendar , the anniversary of his coronation is falling on June 2  this year.

18 Triple train accident in Odisha

 A  devastating train accident occurred in Odisha  , resulting in  the Coromandel Express And there was a tragic triple train accident involving two other trains. In this incident more than 270 people were killed and around 900 people were injured. Railways has made special arrangement of helpline number 139 for the convenience of the relatives, relatives and friends of the deceased and stranded passengers in the train accident in Odisha. The state government has declared a day of mourning and rescue operations are underway to aid the victims and their families. In the accident, the Coromandel Express collided with the goods train. Thirteen coaches of the Coromandel Express were badly damaged after the collision. Some coaches also fell on the adjacent track. At that time, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express was to pass from the other side. The coaches of the Coromandel Express fell on the tracks of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express. Because of this, the Bengaluru-Howrah Express collided with these coaches. triple train accident  It happened near Bahanga Bazar station in Odisha’s Balasore district , which is located about 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar. The Railway Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the dead, Rs 2 lakh each to the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 each to the minorly injured.

19 Shalini Singh became the first female NCC cadet to complete the mountaineering course

Shalini Singh  created  history  as  the country’s first woman NCC cadet  to complete a mountaineering course  in  the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand . 20-year-old NCC cadet Shalini Singh from Lucknow has become the first woman cadet in India to complete the Advanced Mountaineering Course. He climbed a 15,400 ft peak in Dring Valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand as part of the course.

20 Khelo India University Games 2022 concludes in Varanasi

The 3rd Khelo Indian University Games (KIUG) 2022  concluded in a simple and serene atmosphere at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Banaras Hindu University (BHU)  campus   in  Varanasi ,  Uttar Pradesh, the spiritual capital of India  . Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2022 Uttar Pradesh, the 3rd edition of India’s biggest multi-sport competition at higher education level, saw over 4000 athletes from over 200 universities competing in 21 sports across 12 competition days. Finally,  Panjab University, Chandigarh (PUC)  was declared  the overall champion  with  26 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze medals. declared, so that they can regain the lost position from Jain University in the second edition. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (GNDU) which came second (24 Gold, 27 Silver, 17 Bronze) and Jain University, Karnataka (16 Gold, 10 Silver, 6 Bronze) which came third, were all honored at the event. Winner trophies were awarded.