2nd June 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 02nd  June 2021 masking the next information headlines: Horticulture Cluster Development Programme, World Health Assembly, Magma Fincorp, Indian Broadcasting Foundation, World University Rankings 2021-22.

National News

1. RDSO Becomes First Standards Body to Join ‘One Nation, One Standard’ Scheme

  • Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), which units requirements for the Indian Railway Sector, has turn into the primary requirements physique within the nation to hitch the ‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme of the central authorities.
  • The RDSO, the only R&D wing of the Railways Ministry, has now been recognised as a ‘Standard Developing Organisation’ by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), for a 3 years interval.BIS is the implementing company for the ‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme. RDSO and BIS will probably be now collectively defining the parameters to make sure high quality items and companies for the Railways.
  • The ‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme was launched in 2019 with the target to develop one template of ordinary for one given product within the nation, as a substitute of getting a number of companies set it, thereby constructing a ‘Brand India’ id in the long term.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • RDSO Headquarters location: Lucknow;
  • RDSO Founded: 1921.

2. Narendra Singh Tomar launches Horticulture Cluster Development Programme

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar nearly launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP) to make sure holistic progress of horticulture. In a pilot part, the programme will probably be applied in 12 horticulture clusters out of the full 53 clusters chosen for the programme.
  • A central sector programme applied by the National Horticulture Board (NHB) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, CDP goals at rising and growing recognized horticulture clusters to make them globally aggressive. The programme is designed to leverage geographical specialisation and promote built-in and market-led growth of horticulture clusters.
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) has recognized 53 horticulture clusters, of which 12 have been chosen for the pilot launch of the programme. Based on the learnings from the pilot challenge, the programme will probably be scaled as much as cowl all of the recognized clusters.

International News

3. WHO names Covid-19 variants first present in India as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’

  • The UN well being company, World Health Organisation (WHO), has given easy-to-say labels to 2 variants of the Covid-19, first present in India. The two variants are B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2.
  • The B.1.617.1 variant of the Covid 19 has been named as ‘Kappa’ whereas the B1.617.2 variant is known as as ‘Delta.’
  • 3The naming of those variants don’t purpose at changing the present scientific names of those #SARSCoV2 Variants of Concern (VOCs) & Interest (VOIs), however is aimed toward serving to the general public dialogue about VOI/VOC.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • WHO was established on 7 April 1948.
  • WHO is a specialised company of the United Nations liable for worldwide public well being.
  • WHO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • WHO present President is Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Appointments News

4. Justice A.K. Mishra to go NHRC

  • Former Supreme Court decide Arun Kumar Mishra would be the new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a high-powered advice committee proposed his title.
  • The choice panel consisted of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and the Leader of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.
  • Former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Mahesh Mittal Kumar, and former Director of Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain, had additionally been really useful by the high-powered panel as members of the NHRC however the official notification is but to be out till the submitting of this report.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • NHRC Formed: 12 October 1993;
  • NHRC Jurisdiction: Government of India;
  • NHRC Headquarters: New Delhi.

5. Magma Fincorp appoints Adar Poonawalla as chairman

  • Magma Fincorp has appointed Adar Poonawalla as its chairman as a part of a administration overhaul following the Poonawala-controlled Rising Sun Holdings buying a controlling stake in it. Rising Sun invested Rs 3,456 crore within the non-bank lender earlier this month.
  • Magma will quickly be rebranded as Poonawalla Group firm. The lender has additionally appointed Abhay Bhutada as MD & Vijay Deshwal as CEO.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Magma Fincorp Headquarters: West Bengal;
  • Magma Fincorp Founder: Mayank Poddar and Sanjay Chamria;
  • Magma Fincorp Founded: 1988.

6. Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh assumes cost as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

  • Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), and Nausena Medal (NM) holder assumed cost because the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.
  • He relieves Vice Admiral MS Pawar, a Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), AVSM, Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) holder, who superannuated on May 31.

7. IBF appoints Justice (retd.) Vikramjit Sen because the chairman

  • The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) introduced the appointment of former Supreme Court decide Justice Vikramjit Sen because the Chairman of its newly shaped self-regulatory physique Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC).
  • DMCRC is shaped as per the mandate of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The transfer was accomplished to deliver collectively the broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms.

Economy News

8. OECD estimate progress minimize of India to 9.9% FY22

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has minimize India’s progress projection to 9.9 % for Financial Year 2022. In March, it estimated progress to 12.6%.
  • The charge was minimize witnessing covid circumstances lockdowns which have threatened to stall the nascent financial restoration of India.
  • As per OECD, “pandemic will be contained shortly however GDP (gross home product) progress will nonetheless be about 10% in 2021-22 and eight% in 2022-23. 

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • OECD Headquarters: Paris, France;
  • OECD Founded: 30 September 1961.

9. SBI Economists Revises GDP Growth Estimate in FY22 to 7.9%

  • SBI economists, in its analysis report “Ecowrap”, has sharply minimize the GDP progress estimates for the Indian financial system to 7.9 per cent in FY22, in comparison with an earlier projection of 10.4 per cent. This is the bottom progress charge estimate for India amongst all analysts.
  • The key issue for revision within the progress estimate is the impression of the second wave of COVID-19 infections.
  • The SBI economists challenge a “W-shaped” restoration in FY22, with two troughs, as a substitute of the sooner anticipated “V-shaped” restoration.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SBI Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • SBI Founded: 1 July 1955.

10. Moody’s Projects Indian Economy to develop 9.3% in FY22

  • According to Moody’s Investors Service, India’s financial system will rebound within the present monetary yr to mark a progress of 9.3 per cent however the second Covid-19 wave has elevated dangers to the nation’s outlook with potential longer-term credit score implications.
  • Moody’s Investors Service has projected the GDP progress charge of the Indian financial system as follows: 2021-22 (FY22): 9.3%; 2022-23 (FY23): 7.9%.
  • In phrases of Sovereign scores, Moody’s has estimated a ‘Baa3’ score on India with a unfavourable outlook.
  • The financial system rebounded shortly from a steep contraction in 2020, it stated. But dangers to India’s credit score profile together with a persistent slowdown in progress, weak authorities funds and rising monetary sector dangers have been exacerbated by the shock of coronavirus second wave.

Ranks and Reports News

11. Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 introduced

  • Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 has introduced, 19,788 establishments have been ranked, and those who positioned on the high made the worldwide 2000 record.
  • Harvard University has topped the rating globally adopted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford UniversityUniversity of Cambridge, and Oxford University respectively.
  • As many as 68 Indian institutes have made it to the record of the highest 2000 greater schooling institutes internationally, as per the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2021-22.
  • The Indian pack is led by the IIM-Ahmedabad which has bagged 415th rank adopted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 459th rank.

CWUR Ranking 2021: Top 10 Indian Institutes

  • Global Rank 415: IIM Ahmedabad
  • Global Rank 459: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Rank 543: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Rank 557: IIT Madras
  • Rank 567: IIT Bombay
  • Rank 571: University of Delhi
  • Rank 623: IIT Delhi
  • Rank 708: IIT Kharagpur
  • Rank 709: Panjab University
  • Rank 818: IIT Kanpur

Science and Technology News

12. IIT-Ropar Develops ‘AmbiTAG’ India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (IIT Ropar) in Punjab has developed a first-of-its-kind IoT system, “AmbiTag” that information real-time ambient temperature throughout the transportation of perishable merchandise, vaccines and even physique organs and blood.
  • That recorded temperature additional helps to know whether or not that individual merchandise transported from anyplace on this planet continues to be usable or perished due to temperature variation. This data is especially crucial for vaccines together with the Covid-19 vaccine, organs and blood transportation.
  • Shaped like a USB system, AmbiTag repeatedly information the temperature of its rapid environment “from -40 to +80 levels in any time zone for a full 90 days on a single cost.
  • Most of the same gadgets out there within the worldwide market report knowledge just for a period of 30- 60 days.
  • The recorded knowledge will be retrieved by connecting the USB with any laptop. The system has been developed beneath Technology Innovation Hub – AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub) and its Startup ScratchNest. AWaDH is a Govt of India challenge.

Sports News

13. Asian Boxing Championship: India’s Sanjeet Kumar wins gold medal

  • India’s pugilist Sanjeet Kumar received a gold medal within the 91 kg weight class on the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships.
  • Sanjeet pulled off a large upset as he defeated five-time Asian Championships medallist and Rio Olympic silver medalist Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in a 3-2 break up resolution within the ultimate of Asian Championships in Dubai to clinch the gold.

Obituaries News

14. T.M. Kaliannan, the final surviving member of the Constituent Assembly, passes away

  • T.M. Kalliannan Gounder, the final surviving former member of the Indian Constituent Assembly, died on the age of 101.
  • He served as a Member of the Legislative Council in Tamil Nadu and likewise as an MLA thrice, between 1952 and 1967.
  • He was reportedly the youngest member within the Constituent Assembly then and likewise a member of India’s first provisional parliament.

Miscellaneous News

15. World Health Assembly adopts resolution to acknowledge 30 January as World NTD Day

  • 74th World Health Assembly endorsed a call recognizing 30 January as World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (‘World NTD Day’).
  • World NTD Day commemorates the simultaneous launch of the primary NTD highway map and the London Declaration on NTDs on 30 January 2012.
  • For international locations the place uncared for tropical ailments (NTDs) are prevalent and for the worldwide neighborhood of companions, this can be a new daybreak.

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