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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – Observed on June 04

  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance held on June 4 every year. 
  • It was established on 19 August 1982.
  • The purpose of the dayis to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
  • This dayaffirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot to launch SAGE project 

  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will launch Senior care Ageing Growth Engine (SAGE) project to select, support and create a “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups.
  • The initiative was launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in the presence of MoS, MSJE, Shri Rattan lal Kataria in New Delhi.
  • Start-ups can apply for being a part of SAGE through a dedicated portal.
  • As per surveys, the share of elders, as a percentage of the total population in the country, is expected to increase from around 5 per cent in 2001 to almost 12.5 per cent by 2026.

CEC suggested to link Aadhaar with Voter ID card 

  • In a bid to ensure free and fair elections in the country and maximize the electoral coverage, the Election Commission of India has made a series of recommendations to the Law Ministry including cancellation of candidature & increasing the imprisonment to 2 years in case of false affidavit by poll candidates.
  • Currently the statute allows inclusion of names of only those people who have turned 18 years old as on 1st January of the year.
  • In another major reform, the Central poll body has also suggested linking the Aadhar Card with the Voter ID card in order to prevent duplicity of EPIC cards.
  • Current Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Sushil Chandra

Govt announced the Target year to Achieve ‘20% Ethanol-Blending to Petrol’ to 2023 from 2025

  • India’s government will bring forward to 2023 from 2025 the possibility of fuel companies selling gasoline containing up to 20% of ethanol (E20), according to brokers and a publication in the country’s official gazette.
  • It is the second time India’s government anticipates sales of the E20 fuel, which originally would happen only in 2030, as the country seeks to cut its oil import bill and reduce carbon dioxide pollution in cities.
  • Most of the additional ethanol production in the country will come from sugar cane processing, so less cane will likely be used to make sugar.
  • India has also been giving soft loans to sugar mills to increase ethanol production capacity by adding distillation infrastructure to existing plants.

National AI Portal celebrated its first anniversary

  • The ‘National AI Portal’ celebrated its first anniversary on May 28, 2021.

About National AI Portal:

  • Firstly, the National AI Portal was launched in May 2020.
  • It is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and
  • Second Purpose: The portal works as a one-stop digital platform for sharing of resources.
  • Such as articles, startups, investment funds in AI, resources, companies and educational institutions related to AI in India.
  • Third Purpose: The portal also shares documents, case studies, research reports etc.
  • It also has a section about learning and new job roles related to AI.

Responsible AI for Youth Programme:

  • Launched by: The programme has been launched by the National e-Governance Division, MeitY.
  • It is in collaboration with Intel India with support from the Ministry of Education.

Union Minister Giriraj Singh Announced the Integration of e-Gopala app with UMANG platform

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying announced integration of e Gopala App with UMANG platform so that 3.1 Crore users of Umang platform will get access to App.
  • e-GOPALA app (Generation of wealth through Productive Livestock), a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers, was launched by Hon’ble PM on 10th September 2020.
  • The Minister stated that India is a global leader amongst dairying nations and produced 198.4 million tonnes of milk during 2019-20.
  • Value of output of milk is more than Rs 7.72 lakh crore during 2018-19 at current prices which is more than the value of output of wheat and paddy together.
  • The Minister announced the launch of the National Awards for the Cattle and Dairy sector, the Gopal Ratna Awards. 
  • The award has three categories –  i) Best Dairy farmer, ii) Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT) and Best Dairy Cooperative/ Milk producer Company/ FPO.
  • He mentioned that eligible farmers/dairy cooperative societies/ AI technicians can apply for the award online and the portal for award will open from 15th July 2021.
  • Winners for the award will be announced on 31st October 2021.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Initiated List of Initiatives to Enhance SATAT Scheme

  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presided over a virtual ceremony in which a number of initiatives were launched to provide major fillip to the SATAT initiative, and help India leap ahead towards a greener.
  • This included signing of a Cooperation Agreement by Oil and Gas majors including IndianOil, HPCL, BPCL, GAIL and IGL, for the promotion and development of the SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) scheme. 
  • The SATAT scheme aims to set up Compressed Biogas production plants and make CBG available in the market for use as a green fuel.
  • GAIL shall serve as the coordinator for the implementation of the CBG-CGD synchronization scheme.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WHO gave approval to China’s SINOVAC Covid vaccine for Emergency Use Listing

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved China’s Sinovac Covid vaccine for emergency use.
  • It is the second Chinese vaccine to receive the green light from the WHO, after Sinopharm.
  • WHO stated that the emergency approval means the vaccine “meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing”.
  • Vaccine efficacy results showed that the vaccine prevented symptomatic disease in 51% of those vaccinated and prevented severe COVID-19 and hospitalization in 100% of the studied population. 
  • Few older adults (over 60 years) were enrolled in clinical trials, so efficacy could not be estimated in this age group.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Tamil Nadu govt launched new plans on Kaliagnar’s 97th birthday

  • Tamil Nadu Govt has introduced new plans for the celebration of Kaliagnar’s 97th birthday.
  • A slew of new techniques had been declared and Chief Minister Stalin inaugurated distribution of welfare strategies in the course of Covid-19.
  • The Government mentioned that a 500 bedded multi speciality medical center for the reward of the people living in South Chennai will be designed at a value of 250 crore.
  • A library will be built in memory of Kalaignar at Madurai.
  • Award winning Tamil writers will be supplied a residence in their individual districts.
  • Chief Minister Stalin distributed ten kilogram rice with 15 grocery merchandise alongside with the next installment of 2000 Rs compensation throughout Covid time period for ration card holders.
  • He also gave 4000 alongwith provisions and rice to the priests who are doing the job at temples underneath the State Hindu spiritual and Charitable Endowments Ministry.
  • The Chief Minister started the scheme of Rs 5000/- bonus for a single lakh 12 thousand 184 law enforcement personnel who are functioning in the forefront of battling Covid-19.

About Tamil Nadu:

  • Capital: Chennai
  • Chief minister:  K. StalinTrending
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Chhattisgarh: Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches Indus Best Mega Food Park at Raipur

  • Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar, virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park, along with Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, and in presence of Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries.
  • Tomar stated that the Mega Food Park will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realisation for farmers, excellent storage facility and will provide an alternate market for farmers in the region.
  • The Park will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.

About Chhattisgarh:

  • Capital: Raipur
  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel

Haryana Governor approves ‘The Haryana Recovery of Damages to property Act’

  • Governor of Haryana, S N Arya, approved the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property Bill.
  • According to the bill (now act), any damage created to people’s shops, houses, vendor carts, government offices, buses, vehicles and other such public property will be recovered from protestors.
  • The “Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Bill, 2021” was passed in March 2021, a move similar to Uttar Pradesh government which had passed the “Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Act, 2020. 
  • The Recovery of damages to properties will be made by the person causing disturbances to public order by any assembly, lawful or unlawful such as riots and violent disorder.

About Haryana:

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Chief minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Number of startups grants by DPIIT reaches 50,000

  • As many as 50,000 startups have been recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Startup India is a flagship initiative of the government launched on January 16, 2016.
  • The initiative is intended to catalyze a startup culture and build a strong and inclusive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India.
  • Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have the largest number of these entrepreneurs.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

ADB and India sign loan agreement to Sikkim

  • The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India has signed a $2.5 million project readiness financing (PRF) loan to support project preparation and design activities to upgrade major district roads in Sikkim that will help improve connectivity to important towns, rural areas, and pilgrimage and tourist destinations in the northeastern state.
  • The signatories to the PRF for the proposed Sikkim Major District Road Upgradation Project were Rajat Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, and Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, who signed for the Government of India, and Mr. Takeo Konishi, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission who signed for ADB.

About Sikkim:

  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Governor: Ganga Prasad
  • Chief minister: Prem Singh Tamang

ICICI Bank became the 1st in Asi-Pacific, 2nd Globally to offer ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’ Facility

  • ICICI Bank announced that it has tied up with SWIFT to offer a facility that helps overseas partner banks to send instant remittances on behalf of their customers to the beneficiary in India.
  • The beneficiary gets the credit to the bank account instantly.
  • This makes ICICI Bankthe first bank in Asia-Pacific and the second globally to offer the facility, called ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’, for cross border inward payments.

Key benefits of ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’:

  • Personal remittances of up to `2 lakh sent through ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’ are processed instantly and credited into the beneficiary account held with any bank* in India, via the IMPS network.
  • SCNL Became 1st MFI in India to Integrate NPCI’s UPI AutoPay.

About ICICI:

  • CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Headquarters: Vadodara
  • Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.

Bharti Axa Life Bancassurance Partnership with Shivalik SFB

  • To make available health insurance solutions to Shivalik’s customers across 31 branches.
  • Private life insurer Bharti AXA Life Insurance has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Shivalik Small Finance Bank for the distribution of its life insurance products through the bank’s pan-India network of branches.
  • Bharti AXA Life Insurance will offer its suite of life insurance products, including protection, health, savings and investment plans, to customers of Shivalik Small Finance Bank across its 31 branches and digital network across the country.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Inter Milan appointed Simone Inzaghi as coach on 2-year contract

  • Inter Milan appointed Simone Inzaghi as coach, signing him to a two-year contract.
  • Inzaghi replaces Antonio Conte, who left Inter last month after leading the club to its first Series A title in more than a decade.
  • The 45-year-old Inzaghi has been coaching Lazio and led the club to the Italian Cup title in 2019.
  • He also won two Italian Super Cups in his five seasons.
  • Inzaghi had been expected to extend his contract with Lazio last week but opted not to after Conte left Inter.
  • Inzaghi is the younger brother of former AC Milan player and Coach Filippo Inzaghi.

Telangana governor appoints V Bhoopal Reddy as pro-tem Council Chairman

  • Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan appointed V Bhoopal Reddy, MLC from Medak Local Authorities’ segment, as pro-tem Chairman for the State Legislative Council.
  • Present Chairman Gutha Sukhender Reddy and Deputy Chairman Nethi Vidya Sagar retired as MLCs.
  • As both of them retired on the same day, the Governor appointed a pro-tem Chairman as the Legislative Council is a permanent body and cannot be dissolved like the Assembly.

Ola elaborates the team with appointment of two new CFOs

  • SoftBank-backed mobility company Ola has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of two chief financial officers.
  • G R Arun Kumar joins as the Group CFO for Ola and CFO for Ola Electric, while Swayam Saurabh has come in as CFO for Ola’s mobility, financial services and foods businesses.
  • G R Arun Kumar brings more than two decades of experience in finance and strategy.
  • Swayam Saurabh brings over two decades of varied experience in a cross-section of roles.

Amit Malhotra appointed as MD for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India

  • WarnerMedia announced that Amit Malhotra will join the company later this month as Managing Director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India.
  • He will report to Johannes Larcher, Head of HBO Max International, and will be responsible for the rollout and management of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform in Southeast Asia. 
  • He will immediately assume responsibility for the management of HBO GO, WarnerMedia’s existing OTT streaming service available in eight territories across Southeast Asia.
  • In the future, he will spearhead the introduction of HBO Max in these territories and will lead WarnerMedia’s exploration of future opportunities to launch the streaming platform in additional markets, as well as a potential future launch in India.

Ranjitsinh Disale appointed as Advisor to World Bank

  • Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary teacher from Maharashtra’s Solapur, who won the Global Teacher Prize 2020, has been appointed as the World Bank Education Advisor for the period June 2021 to June 2024.
  • Mr Disale, 32, was named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 in recognition of his efforts to promote girls’ education and trigger a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.
  • The World Bank has launched a new Coach initiative that aims to accelerate student learning by improving in-service teacher professional development (TPD).

Amul’s RS Sodhi elected as board of International Dairy Federation

  • The International Dairy Federation(IDF) unanimously elected R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd or GCMMF that sells Amul branded products in India, to its board during the general assembly held on 1 June.
  • IDF is an international non-governmental, non-profit association and represents the global dairy sector.
  • The federation ensures that right policies, standards, practices and regulations monitor the production of dairy products globally.
  • It has over 1,200 qualified dairy experts in 43 member countries.

Lt. General Pradeep Chandran Nair takes oath as DG of Assam Rifles

  • Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) took over as the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles (popularly known as Sentinels of the North-East).
  • He has rich experience of Assam Rifles and the North East, having earlier served as an Inspector General and a Company Commander in Assam Rifles, besides having commanded Assam Rifles battalions as a Brigade Commander.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Hyderabad International Airport bags green award

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Hyderabad International Airport has been awarded the Gold Recognition by the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2021, in the below 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category.
  • GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the ACI’s Green Airports Recognition programme promotes best environmental practices to minimize the aviation industry’s impact on the environment.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

MoU inked for Water Metro project

  • The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) and the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for forming a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the operation and maintenance of the Rs 747-crore Water Metro project.
  • The SPV, Kochi Water Metro Ltd (KWML), shall be a joint venture with equity of 74% for the government and 26% for KMRL. 
  • As per the MoU signed by Chief Secretary V P Joy and KMRL MD K R Jyothilal in Thiruvananthapuram, KWML will undertake the operation and maintenance of the project.

Add Engg signed MoU with UAE firm

  • Add Engineering Gmbh, the parent company of ADD Engineering (India) Private Limited,  has signed an MoU with the UAE-based defence sector EDGE Group PUSC to share crucial technology to enhance production and improve efficiency of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in the defence aviation sector.
  • ADD Engineering has been allotted land by KIADB at Tumakuru Machine Tools Park to set up its unit.
  • KIADB authorities handed over the letter of allotment to Girish Linganna.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

India Obtains 8 new Flying Training Academies                  

  • India will get eight new Flying Training Academies under the liberalised Flying Training Organisation (FTO) policy of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • These academies will be set up at five airports across the country Belagavi, Jalgaon, Kalaburagi, Khajuraho and Lilabari.

Aim :

  • To make India a global flying training hub and to prevent the exodus of Indian cadets to foreign FTOs.
  • These FTOs will also be designed to cater the flying training requirements of cadets in India’s neighbouring countries.
  • This initiative will help the Indian flying training sector in becoming more self-sustaining under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative.

About Airports Authority of India :

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1 April 1995
  • Chairman : Sanjeev Kuma

About Ministry of Civil Aviation :

  • Officeholder: Hardeep Singh Puri
  • Headquarters: Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SpaceX launches tiny critters, solar panels to space station

  • On June 03, 2021, SpaceX launched thousands of tiny sea creatures to the International Space Station, along with a plaque-fighting toothpaste experiment and powerful solar panels.
  • This is 7,300-pound (3,300-kilogram) which also includes fresh lemons, onions, avocados and cherry tomatoes for the station’s seven astronauts.
  • The Dragon cargo capsule, also brand new, is delivering the first of three sets of high-tech solar panels designed to bolster the space station’s aging power grid.

About SpaceX :

  • Founder: Elon Musk
  • Founded: 6 May 2002
  • CEO: Elon Musk
  • Headquarters: Hawthorne, California, United States

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Shafali Verma remains to top ICC women’s T20I batting rankings

  • On June 01, 2021, Teenage India batswoman Shafali Verma continued to top the ICC women’s T20I batting rankings.
  • The 17-year-old player, being touted as the successor to Smriti Mandhana, has 776 points.
  • India’s T20 vice-captain, Smriti, is fourth with 693 points.
Rank Player
1 Shafali Verma ( India ) – 776 Points
2 Beth Mooney ( Australia )
3 Jemimah Rodriques ( India ) – 640 Points
4 Smriti ( India ) – 693 Points
  • Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce, has become the first batswoman from her country to make it into the top 10.

 About ICC :

  • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • CEO: Manu Sawhney
  • Founded: 15 June 1909

Brazil to host Copa America for 2nd consecutive time

  • Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were stripped of hosting rights for the Football tournament.
  • It has been announced by South American soccer body CONMEBOL.
  • The tournament is confirmed to take place between June 13 and July 10.
  • Colombia was removed as co-host on May 20 as street protests against President Ivn Duque rocked the nation.
  • Copa America was initially scheduled for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic.

About CONMEBOL :

  • President: Alejandro Dominguez
  • Headquarters: Luque, Paraguay
  • Founded: 9 July 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Brazil :

  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Currency: Brazilian real
  • President: Jair Bolsonaro

Daily CA On June 03 :

  • In April 2018, the United Nations General Assemblydeclared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the draft of Model Tenancy Act (MTA) for adoption and enactment by States and Union Territories to promote rental housing in the country.
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched Seed Minikit Programme by distributing Seed Minikits, higher yielding varieties of seeds to farmers.
  • Isaac Herzog is a former head of Israel’s Labor Party and opposition leader who unsuccessfully ran against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the 2013 parliamentary elections.
  • Tata Consultancy Services has launched TCS Pace Port Amsterdam, a co-innovation and advanced research center designed to help customers successfully navigate their growth and transformation journeys.
  • HDFC Bank mentioned it has installed mobile ATMs across 50 cities in India, which can be used for over 15 transactions by customers.
  • The Indian Air Force has appointed Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari as the next Vice Chief of Air Staff in the Air headquarters.
  • Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) has appointed Shabnam Syed as executive vice president of post-paid marketing.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra’s name, the contentious former Supreme Court judge took over asthe new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 2 June.
  • The Indian Broadcasting Foundation(IBF), renamed as Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation (IBDF), the apex body of broadcasters and OTT operators, has announced the appointment of Justice (Retd.) Vikramjit Sen as the Chairman.
  • State-owned Union Bank of India stated it has nominated A K Vinod as its chief compliance officer.
  • Dr Patrick Patrick Amoth, Acting Director-General for Health, Ministry of Health of Kenya has been appointed as the Chair of WHO Executive Board to replace Harsh Vardhan.
  • Molecular biologist and scientist at DBT-National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, Dr Vinay K Nandicoori has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad.
  • WhatsApp has appointed Paresh B Lal as its grievance officer for India, updated information on the messaging platforms’ website.
  • Abinaya Dinesh, a 15-year-old Indian-origin girl, is among three winners of the annual tech giant Apple WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge, a platform for the young brains willing to demonstrate their coding and problem-solving skills.
  • The Union Cabinet approved a memorandum of cooperation with Japan in the field of sustainable urban development which is expected to create employment opportunities. The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) will be signed between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan in supersession of an existing MoU of 2007 on urban development.
  • The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Government of Maldives on cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development.
  • A new AI-driven platform called ‘XraySetu’ has been developed with the help of Chest X-ray, to help in early detection of COVID 19. It can work with low-resolution images sent via mobiles, is quick and easy to use, and can facilitate detection in rural areas.
  • Indian heavyweight boxer Sanjeet Kumar won a gold medal in the 91 kg weight category at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships. The 2021 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships was held from 24 to 31 May 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • On June 01, 2021, The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the men’s ODI World Cup will once again become a 14-team tournament in 2027 and 2031. 
  • The record-setting sprinter & Olympic activist  Lee Evans Passed away.

Daily CA On June 04 :

  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance held on June 4 every year. 
  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will launch Senior care Ageing Growth Engine (SAGE) project to select, support and create a “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups.
  • To ensure free and fair elections in the country and maximize the electoral coverage, the Election Commission of India has made a series of recommendations to the Law Ministry including cancellation of candidature & increasing the imprisonment to 2 years in case of false affidavit by poll candidates.
  • India’s government will bring forward to 2023 from 2025 the possibility of fuel companies selling gasoline containing up to 20% of ethanol (E20), according to brokers and a publication in the country’s official gazette.
  • The ‘National AI Portal’ celebrated its first anniversary on May 28, 2021.
  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying announced integration of e Gopala App with UMANG platform so that 3.1 Crore users of Umang platform will get access to App.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presided over a virtual ceremony in which a number of initiatives were launched to provide major fillip to the SATAT initiative, and help India leap ahead towards a greener.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved China’s Sinovac Covid vaccine for emergency use. It is the second Chinese vaccine to receive the green light from the WHO, after Sinopharm.
  • Tamil Nadu Govt has introduced new plans for the celebration of Kaliagnar’s 97th birthday.
  • Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar, virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park, along with Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, and in presence of Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries.
  • Governor of Haryana, S N Arya, approved the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property Bill. The “Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Bill, 2021” was passed in March 2021, a move similar to Uttar Pradesh government which had passed the “Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Act, 2020. 
  • As many as 50,000 startups have been recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Startup India is a flagship initiative of the government launched on January 16, 2016.
  • The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India has signed a $2.5 million project readiness financing (PRF) loan to support project preparation and design activities to upgrade major district roads in Sikkim that will help improve connectivity to important towns, rural areas, and pilgrimage and tourist destinations in the northeastern state.
  • ICICI Bank announced that it has tied up with SWIFT to offer a facility that helps overseas partner banks to send instant remittances on behalf of their customers to the beneficiary in India.
  • To make available health insurance solutions to Shivalik’s customers across 31 branches.
  • Inter Milan appointed Simone Inzaghi as coach, signing him to a two-year contract.
  • Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan appointed V Bhoopal Reddy, MLC from Medak Local Authorities’ segment, as pro-tem Chairman for the State Legislative Council.
  • G R Arun Kumar joins as the Group CFO for Ola and CFO for Ola Electric, while Swayam Saurabh has come in as CFO for Ola’s mobility, financial services and foods businesses.
  • WarnerMedia announced that Amit Malhotra will join the company later this month as Managing Director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India.
  • Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary teacher from Maharashtra’s Solapur, who won the Global Teacher Prize 2020, has been appointed as the World Bank Education Advisor for the period June 2021 to June 2024.
  • The International Dairy Federation(IDF) unanimously elected R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd or GCMMF that sells Amul branded products in India, to its board during the general assembly held on 1 June.
  • Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) took over as the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles (popularly known as Sentinels of the North-East).
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Hyderabad International Airport has been awarded the Gold Recognition by the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2021, in the below 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category.
  • The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) and the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for forming a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the operation and maintenance of the Rs 747-crore Water Metro project.
  • Add Engineering Gmbh, the parent company of ADD Engineering (India) Private Limited,  has signed an MoU with the UAE-based defence sector EDGE Group PUSC to share crucial technology to enhance production and improve efficiency of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in the defence aviation sector.
  • India will get eight new Flying Training Academies under the liberalised Flying Training Organisation (FTO) policy of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • On June 03, 2021, SpaceX launched thousands of tiny sea creatures to the International Space Station, along with a plaque-fighting toothpaste experiment and powerful solar panels.
  • On June 01, 2021, Teenage India batswoman Shafali Verma continued to top the ICC women’s T20I batting rankings.
  • Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were stripped of hosting rights for the Football tournament.

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