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1. ADB and India sign $484 million loan to upgrade road network in Tamil Nadu Industrial Corridor
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $484 million loan to improve transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu . CKIC is part of India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC), which spans from West Bengal to Tamil Nadu and connects India to production networks in South, Southeast and East Asia. ADB is a key partner of the Government of India in the development of ECEC. The project will upgrade about 590 km of state highways in the CKIC-affected areas, covering 23 of the 32 districts falling between Chennai and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
2. Union Minister Arjun Munda launches Aadi Training Portal
Recently, Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launched the ‘ Adi Training ‘ portal. Ministry of Tribal Affairs of the United Nations Development Program has developed the portal in collaboration with the (United Nations Development Programme). The objective of this portal is to provide comprehensive information on training programs being conducted across the country. Aadi Training Portal is an initiative to reach out to remote areas using information technology so that tribal communities can get access to their rights and benefits. It is an effort to bring together training institutes, organizations, experts and trainers.
3. National helpline number 1 5 5 2 6 0 issued to prevent financial loss due to cyber frauds and to register complaints regarding this
The Ministry of Home Affairs has released the National Helpline Number 1 5 5 2 6 0 to prevent financial loss due to cyber frauds and to register complaints in this regard . People who have been victims of cyber fraud can register their complaints on this helpline number. This helpline and reporting platform has been started with the help of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In this, all the big banks of the country, including the Reserve Bank of India, payment banks and financial services companies are also cooperating. This helpline and reporting platform is being used in seven states and union territories, where only 35 per cent of the country’s population is availing it. Through the helpline, frauds worth more than one crore 85 lakh rupees have been prevented so far.
4. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister inaugurates 14 Cross Disability Early Intervention Centers today
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot today inaugurated 14 Cross Disability Early Intervention Centers through virtual medium. These centers are located in seven national institutions and seven composite regional centres . In the first phase, these centers will be set up in 7 National Institutes at Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Secunderabad, Kolkata, Cuttack and Chennai and 7 Composite Regional Centers at Sundernagar, Lucknow, Bhopal, Rajnandgaon, Patna, Nellore and Kozhikode. These 14 Cross Disability Early Intervention Centers will provide all facilities for medical, convalescent care services and pre-school training for children with disabilities (0-6 years) covering all types of disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
5. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh dedicates 12 road projects of Border Roads Organization to the nation
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 12 new roads constructed by the Border Roads Organization in the northern and eastern border areas . The Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh , Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Dr Jitendra Singh and Chief Defense Chief General Bipin Rawat were present in the ceremony organized through virtual medium . The Defense Minister electronically inaugurated a twenty kilometer two-lane road from Kimin to Potin in Arunachal Pradesh. He also inaugurated nine more roads in Arunachal Pradesh and one each in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. These roads have been built under the Arunank, Vartak, Brahmank, Udayank, Himank and Sampark projects of the Border Roads Organisation.
6. IIT Bombay organizes BRICS Network Universities Conference as part of 13th BRICS Summit
A three-day virtual conference of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) network universities on the topic of Electric Mobility was inaugurated at IIT Bombay . 13th BRICS Summit The event has been organized as part of the programs organized by India under the education stream under the chairmanship of Dr. The summit is being organized in 2021 under the chairmanship of India of the 13th BRICS summit. 18 experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will discuss various aspects of electric mobility such as traffic management, hydrogen technology, hybrid vehicles, lithium-ion batteries as well as the relationship between e-mobility and livelihoods over the next three days. I will talk More than 100 students, researchers and faculty from BRICS network universities from five member countries are expected to participate in the conference.
7. SIPRI Yearbook 2021: China, India, Pakistan Expand Nuclear Arsenal
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released the SIPRI Yearbook 2021has been issued. The report assesses the current state of arms, disarmament and international security. China is in the midst of significant modernization and expansion of its nuclear weapons list, and India and Pakistan are also expanding their nuclear arsenals. According to the yearbook, India had an estimated 156 nuclear warheads at the beginning of 2021, up from 150 at the beginning of last year, while Pakistan had 165 weapons, up from 160 in 2020. China’s nuclear arsenal consisted of more than 320 weapons at the beginning of 2020. Nine nuclear-armed states – the US, Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea – had an estimated 13,080 nuclear warheads as of early 2021. Russia and the US together have more than 90% of global nuclear weapons and have extensive and costly modernization programs underway.
8. Microsoft has appointed CEO Satya Nadella as chairman
Microsoft has appointed its CEO Satya Nadella as the new chairman of the company. Nadella will lead the agenda of the Board in this additional role. ” Nadella (53), John Thompson replaces (John Thompson), who will reprise his role further as the Lead Independent Director. Nadella in 2014, Steve Ballmer , Microsoft became CEO after (Steve Ballmer). He helped make the company a leader in cloud computing in recent years, driving the company’s revenue growth and market value to nearly $2,000 billion. He is credited with bringing new energy to the company established in 1975.
9. The first three Chinese astronauts reached the space station
China has taken a big step towards its ambitious space program. Its first three astronauts successfully reached the country’s under-construction space station on Thursday. The spacecraft reached this station after traveling for six hours with all the three astronauts. They will stay here for three months and complete the rest of the construction work of the space station. China has set a target to complete the construction of the space station by the end of 2022. According to the China Human Space Agency (CMSA), the core module of the manned spacecraft Shenzhou-12 Space Station is located in Tianhe.But landed successfully. It was launched by Long March-2F rocket. The core module on which this vehicle has landed called Tianhe, was launched on 29 April last. This module acts as a management and control hub. It has an overall length of 16.6 meters and a weight of 22.5 tons. The three Chinese astronauts Nie Hashenp, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo will stay on this core module for three months.
10. ICICI Bank launches ‘ICICI Stack for Corporates’
ICICI Bank has announced the launch of ‘ ICICI Stack for Corporates ‘, a comprehensive set of digital banking solutions for corporates and their entire ecosystem including promoters, group companies, employees, dealers, vendors and all other stakeholders. The wide range of 360-degree solutions enables corporates to meet all the banking needs of their ecosystem in a quick and frictionless manner.
11. Telangana AI Mission launched ‘Revv Up’
Telangana government has launched NASSCOM- run Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) and as part of T-AIM , an accelerator program called Revv Up has been launched to enable and empower AI startups . The program, which launched its first cluster in July, is another step towards making Telangana and Hyderabad a global destination for AI and other emerging technologies.
12. Policybazaar gets insurance broking license
Polisibajar (Policybazaar) the insurance broking regulator to start IRDAI have went to get approval, will increase a development business of the company and help to expand the bouquet of services. With this development, the company will hand over its web aggregator license to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and do business including insurance aggregation under the broking umbrella. The broking license will allow the company to venture into areas which it could not do in the past in terms of claim support, offline services and setting up of Points of Presence network. PolicyBazaar has a market share of 25 per cent in the life insurance segment, while it is 10 per cent in the health insurance segment.
13. Cabinet approves Rs 14,775 crore for fertilizer subsidy
The Union Cabinet has approved the ‘ Nutrient Based Subsidy Rate ‘ for Phosphatic and Potash (P&K) Fertilizers for the year 2021-22 .The proposal of the Department of Fertilizers has been approved for the determination of Nutrient Based Subsidy Rates. The cabinet has increased the subsidy rates on DAP (Di-ammonium Phosphate) fertilizer by ₹ 700 per bag. Each bag of DAP currently costs ₹2,400. This will put an additional burden of ₹ 14,775 crore on the exchequer. Earlier, the central government had reduced the subsidy for non-urea fertilizers, which would reduce the burden of Rs 22,186.55 crore on the exchequer. Subsidy for Nitrogen has been reduced to ₹ 18.78 per kg, Phosphorus ₹ 14.88 per kg, Potash ₹ 10.11 per kg and Sulfur ₹ 2.37. Subsidy for Nitrogen ₹ 18.90 per kg, Phosphorus ₹ 15.21 per kg for 2019-20 , Potash was fixed at ₹ 11.12 per kg and Sulfur at ₹ 3.56 per kg. and the expected expenditure during 2019-20 was ` 22,875 crore. In 2010, The government had launched the Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) program under which each grade of subsidized Phosphatic and Potash (P&K) fertilizers, except urea, is fixed on an annual basis on the amount of nutrients present in them. A certain amount of subsidy made is provided. Retail prices of non-urea fertilizers like Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), Murate of potash (MoP) and NPK are deregulated and their prices are determined by the manufacturers, while the central government gives a fixed subsidy every year .
14. Australia and UK sign free trade deal
The United Kingdom and Australia have signed a free trade agreement on June 15, 2021 . This trade deal eliminates tariffs on many items. The deal was signed after Britain left the European Union. With this deal, the UK is attempting to expand ties around the world. The deal is expected to boost exports of traditional British products such as Scotch whisky. It will also boost imports of lamb and wine from Australia. This deal is part of the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)”. It would also help. The CPTPP is considered a gateway to growing trade across the Asia-Pacific region.
15. Google Pay expands card tokenization
Google has increased card tokenization by bringing more banks for cards on the Google Pay (G Pay) app . Card tokenization is a feature that allows users to make debit or credit card payments through a secure digital token that is linked to their phone. There is no need to physically share credit or debit card details for this. Currently, this facility can be availed at around 2.5 million Visa merchant locations. With the latest expansion, it will allow users to scan and make payments to around 1.5 million Bharat QR enabled merchants.
16. Scientists map the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space
Astronomers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States have created the first 3D map of the heliospherehave developed. Scientists have created this 3D map using data from the Earth-orbiting NASA satellite ‘Interstellar Boundary Explorer’. It may be noted that models of physics proved the boundaries of the heliosphere many years ago, but this is the first time an attempt has been made to actually measure it and create a three-dimensional map of it. Scientists have prepared a map of the edge of the heliosphere up to the heliopause. The heliosphere is a protective bubble formed around our solar system by the solar wind (a continuous stream of charged particles ejected from the Sun that flows in all directions), protecting us from harmful interstellar radiation. At the same time, the heliopause is the boundary between the ‘solar wind’ and the intersolar wind, where the pressure of the two winds is in equilibrium.
17. Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer for India
Twitter has appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer in India to comply with the new IT regulations of the Government of India . Twitter appointed Chief Compliance Officer after a long battle with the Indian government over its new IT regulations. India announced new IT regulations in February, 2021, which were implemented on May 25. Under this, technology companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google etc are required to appoint Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer in India.
18. UNESCO Science Report released
The latest edition of UNESCO Science Report (USR) was published on June 11, 2021. The USR is a major UNESCO publication that is published once every five years. This is a report on Science, Technology and Innovation. Each edition includes a chapter on India. The chapter on India in this latest edition was written by Professor Sunil Mani , Director , Center for Development Studies , Thiruvananthapuram . This chapter provides an overview of the development of science, technology and innovation in India with suggestions and recommendations.
19. World Day to combat desertification and drought
UN every year on June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought celebrates (World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought ). The United Nations has said that this day is a unique moment to remind everyone that soil erosion neutrality can be achieved through problem-solving, strong community participation and cooperation at all levels. Restoration. Land. recovery. We build back better with healthy land ( Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land) is the theme of the 2021 World Day of Desertification and Drought Prevention. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said that India is on track to achieve the goal of land degradation neutrality. Shri Javadekar said that India aims to make 2060 million hectares of degraded land usable by 2030.
20. Veteran actor Chandrashekhar Vaidya passes away
Recently, Veteran actor and social activist Chandrashekhar Vaidya passed away at the age of 98. Chandrashekhar Vaidya was a popular actor of the 1950s and worked in films like ‘ Kali Topi Lal Rumal ‘, ‘ Bara-Dari ‘, ‘ Street Singer ‘ and ‘ Rustom-e-Baghdad ‘. Chandrashekhar Vaidya started his career in the year 1954 with the film ‘Aurat Teri Yeh Kahani’ and in his entire career he acted in more than 112 films. Chandrashekhar Vaidya was also a part of Ramanand Sagar ‘s TV series ‘ Ramayana ‘. Along with being an integral part of the film industry, Chandrashekhar Vaidya worked from 1985 to 1996.Also served as the President of Cine Artists Association (CINTAA) .