30th June 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of thirtieth June 2021 masking the next information headlines: ‘itat e-dwar’, NATRAX, European Space Agency, FATF gray checklist, ISSF World Cup capturing, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

National News

1. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches ‘itat e-dwar’

  • Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad has formally launched the e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), ‘itat e-dwar’, in New Delhi.
  • The newly developed e-Filing Portal would allow the events to file their Appeals, Miscellaneous Applications, paperwork, paper books, and so on., electronically. The portal will allow the net submitting of appeals, purposes and paperwork by numerous events.
  • According to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the launch of the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), must be seen as a bigger narrative of transformation the nation is present process by means of the digital medium.

2. Centre inaugurates Asia’s longest and world’s fifth-longest High Speed Track

  • Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated NATRAX- the High-Speed Track(HST) in Indore which is the longest such monitor in Asia. NATRAX, developed in an space of 1000 acres of land, is a one-stop answer for all kinds of high-speed efficiency assessments for the widest classes of automobiles from 2 wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers.
  • Launching the world-class 11.3 km High-Speed Track, Javadekar acknowledged that India is destined to turn out to be a hub of cars, manufacturing, and spare components.
  • The NATRAX centre has a number of take a look at capabilities like measurements of most velocity, acceleration, fixed velocity gasoline consumption, emission assessments by means of actual highway driving simulation, high-speed dealing with and stability analysis throughout manoeuvred equivalent to lane change, high-speed sturdiness testing, and so on. and is a Centre of excellence for Vehicle Dynamics.

3. PM Modi Launches Japanese-style Zen Garden and Kaizen Academy

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi just about inaugurated a Zen Garden and Kaizen Academy at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) premises in Ahmedabad. These two new initiatives are a part of PM’s imaginative and prescient of making a ‘Mini-Japan’ in Gujarat.
  • The newly launched Zen Garden in Ahmedabad will showcase a number of parts of Japanese artwork, tradition, panorama and structure.
  • The Zen backyard encompasses a statue of Lord Buddha. The backyard is in-built partnership with the Japan Information and Study Centre at AMA and Indo-Japan Friendship Association (IJFA), Gujarat, supported by the Hyogo International Association (HIA), Japan.

International News

4. European Space Agency to rent first disabled astronaut

  • The European Space Agency will rent and launch the world’s first bodily disabled astronaut. It obtained 22000 candidates for this recruitment name. ESA is creating applied sciences for para-astronaut. It will give a message to the world that ‘Space is for everyone’.
  • European Space Agency is dealing with robust competitors from non-public gamers and different area companies for launching business satellites. Amazon founder Bezos will turn out to be the primary man to enter area on his personal rocket in July 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • European Space Agency is an intergovernmental group of twenty-two member states;
  • European Space Agency was established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris.

5. China activates world’s 2nd-biggest hydropower dam

  • The Government of China formally turned on the primary two producing items of the Baihetan Dam, the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam, to start out producing vitality. The Baihetan Dam is about up on the Jinsha River, in southwestern China.
  • The dam is a 289-meter-tall (954-foot-tall) double-curvature arch dam, having 16 producing items.
  • Each unit must generate a capability of 1 million kilowatts, making it the second greatest in dimension after the “Three Gorges Dam” opened in 2003 on the Yangtze, with 22.5 million kilowatts of producing capability.
  • Through the Baihetan Dam, the Chinese authorities goals to curb surging fossil gasoline demand by constructing extra hydropower capability.
  • Both the dams have been constructed by the state-owned Three Gorges Group Corp., the world’s greatest investor in hydro, photo voltaic and wind technology.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

6. Philippines included in FATF gray checklist

  • Philippines has been included within the gray checklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF has launched its gray checklist of jurisdictions that might be subjected to elevated monitoring. In addition to the Philippines, Haiti, Malta, and South Sudan have additionally been added to the gray checklist.
  • Now, these jurisdictions might be required to submit progress studies to the FATF thrice a 12 months. The Philippines was faraway from the blacklist of FATF in 2005. It was beforehand included in FATF’s blacklist in 2000. 
  • FATF gray checklist is the checklist by which jurisdictions beneath elevated monitoring are positioned. If a jurisdiction is positioned beneath elevated monitoring, because of this jurisdiction is dedicated to resolving strategic deciencies inside agreed timeframes.
  • Jurisdictions beneath the FATF gray checklist actively work with FATF to deal with strategic deciencies of their regime to combat towards cash laundering and terrorist financing.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Philippines President: Rodrigo Duterte.
  • Philippines Capital: Manila.
  • Philippines Currency: Philippine peso.

Appointments News

7. Shambhu Nath Srivastava appointed because the chairman of IFUNA

  • Justice (Retd.) Shambhu Nath Srivastava, a former decide of Allahabad High Court and former chief Lokayukta of Chhattisgarh, has been appointed the chairman of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA).
  • Indian Federation of United Nations Associations, a non-profit organisation to advertise goals of the United Nations and its specialised companies. IFUNA enjoys particular consultative standing with the Economic and Social Council of the UN.

Sports News

8. Shafali Verma turns into youngest Indian to make debut in all codecs

  • Opener Shafali Verma has turn out to be the youngest Indian cricketer to make a debut in all codecs, when India took on England within the first ODI in Bristol. She took 17 years and 150 days to make her debut in all codecs.
  • She has turn out to be the fifth-youngest cricketer total within the checklist of all format debuts. The checklist is topped by Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman at 17 years and 78 days is the youngest participant to play all codecs, adopted by former England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor. Australia’s Elysse Perry is third on the checklist, adopted by Mohammad Amir.

9. Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins Gold at ISSF World Cup capturing

  • India’s Rahi Sarnobat clinched the gold medal within the girls’s 25m pistol occasion on the ISSF capturing World Cup. She is the primary Indian to win one silver and two bronze medals within the ongoing match.
  • She scored 591 out of a most of 600 within the qualifying stage. France’s Mathilde Lamolle received a silver medal within the last. Russian Vitalina Batsarashkina received the bronze medal. Indian shooter Manu Bhaker completed at 7 positions.
  • This is the final competitors earlier than the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ISSF World Cup 2021 is being held in Osijek, Croatia. 

10. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in UAE

  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, initially slated to be held in India, will now be shifted to the UAE. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which holds the internet hosting rights of this 12 months’s occasion, will inform the International Cricket Council (ICC) on this regard. The T20 World Cup was postponed final 12 months because of the pandemic.
  • The BCCI will stay the hosts of the occasion, which can now be held in Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, from 17 October to 14 November 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Secretary of BCCI: Jay Shah.
  • President of BCCI: Sourav Ganguly.
  • Headquarters of BCCI: Mumbai, Maharashtra; Founded: December 1928.

11. Anshula Rao first girl cricketer to get dope ban

  • Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Anshula Rao turned the first girls cricketer to be handed a four-year ban after failing the dope take a look at. She was handed the ban by the panel of the National Anti-Doping Agency for faking a dope take a look at which dates again to July 2020.
  • Earlier she was additionally discovered responsible of consuming a banned anabolic steroid ’19- Norandrosterone. The U-23 cricketer has taken half in a number of BCCI organised home tournaments. She final took half within the 2019-20 U-23 occasion organised by the governing physique.

Important Days

12. International Asteroid Day: 30 June

  • International Asteroid Day is noticed globally on thirtieth June yearly. International Asteroid Day goals to lift public consciousness concerning the asteroid affect hazard and to tell the general public concerning the disaster communication actions to be taken on the world stage in case of a reputable near-Earth object menace.
  • In December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly adopted decision A/RES/71/90, declaring 30 June International Asteroid Day to be able to “observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to boost public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.”

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Director: Simonetta Di Pippo.

13. International Day of Parliamentarism: 30 June

  • International Day of Parliamentarism is noticed globally on 30 June yearly. The International Day of Parliamentarism is a time to overview the progress that parliaments have made in reaching some key targets to be extra consultant and transfer with the instances, together with finishing up self-assessments, working to incorporate extra girls and younger MPs, and adapting to new applied sciences.
  • The Day was established in 2018 by means of a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. This day additionally acknowledges the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the worldwide group of parliaments that was established in 1889.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Inter-Parliamentary Union Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union President: Gabriela Cuevas Barron.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union Founded: 1889.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary-General: Martin Chungong.

Books and Authors News

14. CJI NV Ramana launch a e book titled “Anomalies in Law and Justice”

  • Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana has launched former Supreme Court decide RV Raveendran’s e book “Anomalies in Law and Justice”. 
  • The e book is an try to clarify to the layman that the legislation and the authorized system remains to be evolving and that it requires extra important pondering to resolve points which have endured within the system for a very long time. The e book covers procedural in addition to substantive legislation referring to civil process, electoral reforms and the alternate dispute decision mechanism.

Obituaries News

15. National Award-winning cinematographer and director Sivan passes away

  • Mollywood’s veteran cinematographer and director, Sivan handed away not too long ago. The ace cinematographer rose to fame within the Malayalam movie trade with the images, he took for a movie titled Chemeen.
  • He has received a National Award 3 times in his profession. His fashionable movies embody Abhayam, Yagam, Keshu, Kochu Kochu Mohangal, Oru Yathra, and so on.

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