6th & 7th June 2021 Current Affairs

 


GK Update of 06th and 07th June 2021 masking the next information headlines: World Food Safety Day, Photographer of the Year 2021, YounTab Scheme, CBSE, Knowledge Economy Mission, seventeenth Sustainable Development Goals.

National News

1. India Launches Global Energy Initiative “Mission Innovation CleanTech Exchange”

  • The Governments of 23 nations, together with India, have collectively launched a daring new plan referred to as Mission Innovation 2.0, to catalyze motion and spearhead a decade of innovation for world funding in clear power analysis, growth and demonstrations.
  • Mission Innovation 2.0 is the second section of the worldwide Mission Innovation initiative, launched alongside the Paris Agreement on the 2015 COP21 convention.
  • The new initiative was launched on the Innovating to Net Zero Summit, hosted by Chile.

2. PM Modi Launches Three E-100 Ethanol Dispensing Stations in Pune

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly addressed the World Environment Day occasion, which was collectively organised by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • During the occasion, PM Modi additionally launched the “Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol blending in India 2020-2025”.
  • The theme of the report is ‘promotion of biofuels for a better environment’.
  • PM Modi additionally launched a Pilot Project of E 100 ethanol meting out stations at three areas in Pune, for the manufacturing and distribution of ethanol throughout the nation, as a result of ethanol has a greater impression on the setting in addition to on the lives of farmers.
  • The authorities has reset the goal to attain 20 per cent ethanol mixing in petrol by 2025. Earlier this goal was to be met by 2030.
  • As part of WED 2021, the Government of India has launched an E-20 notification, directing Oil Companies to promote ethanol-blended petrol with a share of ethanol as much as 20% from April 01, 2023; and BIS Specifications for larger ethanol blends E12 & E15.

State News

3. Kerala launches ‘Knowledge Economy Mission’

  • Kerala authorities has launched ‘Knowledge Economy Mission’ to spice up job prospects within the state by supporting information employees. The initiative was introduced in State Budget on June 4.
  • It was being spearheaded by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) and they’re going to submit a complete mission report earlier than July 15.
  • The mission shall be launched to carry ongoing efforts of offering employment to educated individuals and help ‘knowledge workers’ beneath a single programme.
  • A plan shall be made to offer fundamental amenities and social safety system for information employees who’re working near their houses and interacting with employers.
  • For implementation and funding functions, a ‘knowledge economy fund’ shall be created.
  • In order to advertise abilities & strengthen the upper training system and for technological transformation, the information financial system fund was hiked from ₹200 crore to ₹300 crores.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala CM: Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

Appointments News

4. Ranjitsinh Disale Appointed because the World Bank Education Advisor

  • Ranjitsinh Disale has been appointed because the World Bank Education advisor, ranging from June 2021 to June 2024.
  • He is the primary Indian to have been awarded the Global Teacher Award in 2020, will now be engaged on the Coach Project, launched by the World Bank in March 2021.
  • The mission’s goal is to ‘help countries accelerate learning by improving teacher professional development.’
  • Disale is from Paritewadi Village within the Solapur district of Maharashtra. He had initially needed to change into an engineer, however later took up the trainer’s coaching programme.
  • He is the primary Indian to have been awarded the Global Teacher Award in 2020. He gained the award in recognition of this work in selling the training of women.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

5. RBI approves re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as MD, RBL Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India has accredited the appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja because the Managing Director and CEO of RBL Bank for a one-year interval with impact from June 30, 2021.
  • He has been the Managing Director & CEO of RBL Bank since June 30, 2010. Before RBL Bank, Ahuja was the Managing Director & CEO of Bank of America, India.

Agreements News

6. CBSE to introduce coding, information science in curriculum

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has collaborated with Microsoft to introduce Coding as a brand new topic for college students of Class 6-8 and Data Science as the brand new topic for Class 8-12 in the 2021-2022 tutorial session.
  • Both these new skilling topics are being launched in step with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Coding and Data Science Curriculum are targeted on constructing essential pondering, computational abilities, problem-solving abilities, creativity and hands-on publicity to new applied sciences.
  • This is a vital step to allow self-reliance in our college students and equip them with abilities like problem-solving, logical pondering, collaboration and design pondering which can be essential for achievement.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • CBSE Chairman: Manoj Ahuja;
  • CBSE Head Office: Delhi;
  • CBSE Founded: 3 November 1962.
  • Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella;
  • Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States.

Schemes and Committees News

7. Ladakh LG RK Mathur Launches “YounTab Scheme”

  • The Lt Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur launched a scheme referred to as ‘YounTab’, beneath which 12,300 tablets can be distributed among the many college students within the Union Territory.
  • As a part of the primary section of the YounTab Scheme, Mr Mathur distributed the tablets to the scholars of Classes 9 to 12 requirements.
  • A complete of 12,300 college students from Class sixth to twelfth of presidency colleges will profit.
  • The tablets shall be pre-loaded with on-line and offline content material, together with textbooks, video lectures and on-line class purposes.
  • The predominant purpose of the YounTab scheme is to encourage digital studying, bridge the digital divide between related and unconnected areas and mitigate the disruption attributable to the Covid pandemic.

Economy News

8. GST collections at Rs 1.03 lakh crore for May

  • The items and repair tax collections for May clocked Rs 1,02,709 crore, making it the eighth straight month of collections crossing the Rs 1 lakh crore mark.
  • The collections have been 65% larger than the GST revenues in the identical month, regardless of many states being beneath lockdown because of the Covid pandemic.
  • The May GST collections had been additionally a 27.6 per cent drop from a file sum of Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April, which was the best month-to-month assortment for the reason that introduction of the nationwide tax.

List of GST Collection earlier months:

  • April 2021: ₹1.41 lakh crore(All-time Highest)
  • March 2021: Rs. 1.24lacs cr.
  • Feb 2021: Rs 1,13,143 crore
  • January 2021: ₹ 1,19,847 crore

Ranks and Reports News

9. India slips two spots on seventeenth Sustainable Development Goals report

  • India’s rank has slipped by two locations from final yr to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015.
  • India ranks beneath 4 South Asian nations: Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  • The State of India’s Environment Report 2021 revealed that India’s rank was 115 final yr and dropped by two locations primarily due to main challenges like ending starvation and attaining meals safety (SDG 2), attaining gender equality (SDG 5) and constructing resilient infrastructure, selling inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and fostering innovation (SDG 9) stay within the nation.

Awards News

10. Thomas Vijayan Wins Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

  • Kerala-based Thomas Vijayan, who’s now settled in Canada, has gained the 2021 Nature TTL Photography Awards for his picture of an Orangutan clinging to a tree. The {photograph} is titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’.
  • Vijayan was adjudged as the general winner of the competitors from over 8,000 entries for Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021, which carries a grand prize of 1,500 kilos (Rs.1.5 lakh). Nature TTL is the world’s main on-line nature images useful resource.

Important Days

11. World Food Safety Day: Seventh June

  • World Food Safety Day is noticed on Seventh June globally. The goal of the day is to lift consciousness about completely different foodborne dangers and the measures of methods to stop it.
  • This yr’s theme is “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”.
  • The first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018.
  • The theme of the first-ever Food Safety Day 2019 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”.
  • In this course, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations determined to rejoice Seventh June because the First meals security day since Seventh June 2019.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Director-General of WHO: Tedros Adhanom; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters: Rome, Italy;
  • Food and Agriculture Organization Established: 16 October 1945;
  • Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization: Dr QU Dongyu.

12. UN Russian Language Day: 06 June

  • The UN Russian Language Day is noticed yearly on 06 June. It is without doubt one of the six official languages utilized by the United Nations all through the Organization.
  • The day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
  • 6 June is chosen as UN Russian Language Day because it coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is taken into account the daddy of the trendy Russian language.
  • Each of the six official languages has been assigned a day of celebration by the UN’s Department of Public Information in 2010 to rejoice multilingualism and cultural range in addition to to advertise equal use of all six official languages all through the Organization.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.
  • Russia Currency: Russian Ruble.

13. World Pest Day: 06 June

  • Every yr, World Pest Day (additionally typically referred to as World Pest Awareness Day) is noticed on 06 June.
  • The predominant objective of the day is to extend public, authorities, and media consciousness of the necessary position pest administration group performs in defending public well being, mission the skilled picture of the pest administration business, promote the usage of skilled pest administration in a scientific and socially accountable method and name consideration to the massive threats attributable to small pests.
  • The first World Pest Day was marked in 2017. World Pest Day was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).

Sports News

14. Sergio Perez wins Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix

  • Red Bull’s Sergio Perez gained a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix with each Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton failing to complete.
  • This was the primary win for Perez since becoming a member of Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel for Aston Martin and Pierre Gasly for Alpha Tauri accomplished the surprising podium.
  • Verstappen crashed with 5 laps to go and the race at his mercy. Hamilton then locked up on the restart when heading in the right direction for the second.

15. Germany’s FIFA World Cup-winner Sami Khedira pronounces retirement

  • Germany’s FIFA World Cup-winner, Sami Khedira has introduced retirement. He started his profession at VfB Stuttgart and helped them win the league title within the 2006-07 season earlier than shifting to Real Madrid, the place he gained the league and Champions League in a trophy-laden spell.
  • He performed 77 video games for Germany scoring seven objectives and helped them win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Books and Authors News

16. A e book title ‘1232 km: The Long Journey Home’ by Vinod Kapri

  • A brand new e book titled ‘1232 km: The Long Journey Home’ by filmmaker Vinod Kapri chronicles the journey of seven migrant employees from Bihar, who journeyed again dwelling on their bicycles and reached their vacation spot after seven days.
  • The e book is printed by Harper Collins. The nationwide lockdown in March 2020 compelled hundreds of migrant employees to return to their native villages by masking hundreds of kilometres on foot.
  • Kapri accompanied these seven migrant employees — Ritesh, Ashish, Ram Babu, Sonu, Krishna, Sandeep and Mukesh — on their 1,232-km journey from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh to Saharsa in Bihar.

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