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CURRENT AFFAIRS: DAYS

UN Russian Language Day

  • UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2010.
  • UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian language.

World Pest Day

  • Every June 6 is World Pest Day or sometimes called World Pest Awareness Day.
  • The day was created to raise awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life for you and your loved ones.
  • World Pest Day was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association, the National Pest Management Association, and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations.

World Food Safety Day

  • The World Food Safety Day is celebrated every year on June 7 to draw global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water.
  • First celebration was in 2019.
  • WHO, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to facilitate Member States efforts to celebrate the World Food Safety Day.
  • Theme 2020 “Food safety, everyone’s business”.

World Oceans Day

  • June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day to remind everyone about the importance of oceans’ role in our everyday life.
  • This day makes people come together and discuss the innovative ways to save oceans for us and for our future generations.
  • This year’s theme for World Ocean Day is ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’.

World Brain Tumour Day

  • World Brain Tumor Day 2020 is observed on June 8 Since 2000, which also coincides with World Ocean Day.
  • The day was initiated by the German Brain Tumour Association, which is called as Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe in German.
  • The association provides support to the brain tumour patients and their family members besides providing facilities for scientists and health professionals for efficient treatment.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

Govt sets up taskforce to examine maternal mortality rate, age of motherhood

  • A taskforce has been set up by the government to examine matters pertaining to the age of motherhood, imperatives of lowering maternal mortality rate and improvement of nutritional levels, by the WCD Ministry.
  • The 10-member taskforce will be headed under the chairmanship of Jaya Jaitly.
  • It will suggest suitable legislations or amendments in the existing laws to support its recommendations; and also work out a detailed roll-out plan with timelines to implement these recommendations.
  • The taskforce will submit its report by July 31.
  • The task force will be provided secretarial assistance by the Niti Aayog.
  • The taskforce will examine the correlation of age of marriage and motherhood with health, medical wellbeing and nutritional status of mother and child, during pregnancy, birth and thereafter, key parameters like infant mortality rate (IMR), maternal mortality rate (MMR), total fertility rate (TFR), sex ratio at birth (SRB), child sex ratio (CSR) and any other relevant points pertaining to health and nutrition in this context.
About MoWCD
  • Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles- Smriti Irani
  • Constituency- Amethi, UP.
About NITI Aayog:
  • Formulation– 2015
  • Chairperson– Narendra Modi
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant

HRD Minister launches information booklet ‘Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19’

  • Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the information booklet titled ‘Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19’ to raise awareness in students and teachers.
  • HRD Ministry and NCERT are committed to ensure safe and secure online environment for children and teachers.
  • NCERT and UNESCO have jointly developed this booklet which will facilitate in raising awareness of our students and teachers as well as ensure timely action in cases of cyber bullying. He urged all victims of cyber bullying to report and seek support.
  • UNESCO is committed to provide access to safe and inclusive learning environments for all the children.
  • In India, an estimated 71 million children aged between 5-11 years access the Internet on devices of their family members, constituting about 14 percent of the country’s active Internet user base of over 500 million.
About NCERT
  • Headquarters– New Delhi
  • Director– Hrushikesh Senapaty
About UNESCO
  • Headquarters- Paris, France
  • Head- Audrey Azoulay

Nitin Gadkari launches national awareness campaign on Prevention of Human, Animal Mortality on Highways

  • Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari launched national awareness campaign on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways.
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari underlined the need for generating awareness and education for the masses at large towards reducing or eliminating mortality on the roads.
  • The country witnesses nearly five lakh road accidents every year, in which about 1.5 lakh lives are lost.
  • To bring down these figures by 20 to 25 per cent by March next year. Over five thousand black spots have been identified, and the process for their rectification including temporary and permanent measures is being carried out on urgent basis.
  • Need to protect animal life on the roads. So all agencies to follow the provisions of the manual titled Eco friendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife issued by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
  • The Minister requested NGOs and social organisations to locate black spots for animals on the roads, and inform his ministry, so that necessary corrective action may be taken.
About MoRTH
  • Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises- Nitin Jairam Gadkari
  • Constituency- Nagpur, Mumbai.

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launches COVID BEEP, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients

  • Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh stated ‘awareness’ and not ‘anxiety’ is the key to fighting COVID-19. Launching COVID BEEP, India’s first indigenous, cost effective, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients, Dr Singh stated COVID BEEP is to emerge as an antidote to the original COVID.
  • COVID BEEP (Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod) is India’s first indigenous, cost effective, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients, developed by ESIC Medical College Hyderabad in collaboration with IIT Hyderabad and Department Of Atomic Energy. Dr Singh stressed on the importance of prevention and awareness in dealing with this pandemic effectively, now that the process of unlock has started in a phased manner after an effective and timely lockdown for close to two months.
  • Dr Singh stated that the COVID BEEP is a perfect example of how synergy amongst the reputed institutes of India can offer solutions to most of the challenges faced by the country with minimum cost and thereby make the country Atmanirbhar in true sense.
  • Dr Singh also stated that COVID BEEP would emerge as an effective antidote to the original COVID; the pandemic which the entire world is currently grappling with.
About Dr. Jitendra Singh:
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space- Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Constituency: Udhampur, J&K

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

RIL raises Rs 4,546.80 Cr from Silver Lake

  • Reliance Industries raised Rs 4,546.80 crore from sale of further 93 percent stake to Silver Lake, taking the cumulative fundraising to Rs 92,202 crore that will help pare debt at the oil-to-telecom conglomerate.
  • Silver Lake had previously taken 15 percent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 5,655.75 crore. The additional investment would take its stake to 2.08 percent.
  • Reliance announced the sale of 1.85 percent stake in Jio Platforms to Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company for Rs 9,093.60 crore.
  • Jio Platforms has now raised Rs 92,202.15 crore from leading global technology and growth investors, including Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR, and Mubadala in less than six weeks.
About Reliance Industries:
  • CEO: Mukesh Ambani
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

Sebi approves regulatory sandbox framework for stock market ecosystem

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) approved the regulatory sandbox framework for the stock market ecosystem.
  • The term is used for live testing new financial technology (fintech) solutions on customers, without having to be fully licensed, but under strict regulatory supervision.
  • Sebi’s new framework allows live testing on a small set of customers for a limited period of time. Entities regulated by Sebi shall be granted certain facilities and flexibilities to experiment with fintech solutions in a live environment and on limited set of real customers for a limited time frame. These features shall be fortified with necessary safeguards for investor protection and risk mitigation, Sebi stated.
  • The framework is based on a discussion paper floated by the regulator a year ago.
About SEBI:
  • Founded: 12 April 1992
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Chairperson: Ajay Tyagi

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU

Tech Mahindra inks UN Global Compact on aligning recovery efforts with climate science

  • Tech Mahindra Ltd. a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services has signed a joint declaration with UN Global Compact urging governments to align their COVID-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science.
  • Tech Mahindra reaffirms the science-based commitment of achieving net-zero carbon emissions while calling on governments to “Prioritize a faster and fairer transition from a grey to a green economy”.
  • By moving towards a zero-carbon resilient economy, Tech Mahindra aims to reduce carbon footprint, emissions and will conserve energy using new-age technologies like internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain.
  • Furthermore, an internal Carbon Price of $10/ton CO2 has also been implemented by the company to boost green investments and have also adopted a low emission technology path to increase the use of renewable energy from 1.7% in 2016 to 18% in 2020. Moreover, Tech Mahindra has also taken targets to increase the renewable source of energy to 50% by 2025.
  • Tech Mahindra has joined 155 global companies in calling for policies that will build resilience against future shocks by supporting efforts to hold global temperature rise to within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in line with reaching net-zero emissions well before 2050.
About Tech Mahindra:
  • CEO: C. P. Gurnani
  • Headquarters: Pune

ISRO signs MoU with ARIES To tackle space debris

  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently signed an MoU with the Nainital-based Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) for cooperation in the field of astrophysics and Space Situational Awareness (SSA). The MoU will be useful “in safeguarding the Indian space assets from critical threats from space debris , ISRO stated.
  • ARIES has experts with years of research on observational astronomy, astrophysics, and atmospheric sciences. Former ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar, who has been vocal about the effects of space debris with a large number of private players entering the sector, stated that as smaller satellites are getting into space, the number of non-functional objects too are increasing.
  • These objects that are not in control of any space agency can come in the way of other satellites, forcing space agencies to alter launch schedules and height of orbits to avoid collision. every orbiting satellite keeps an eye on these objects and if they are likely to come in the vicinity of our operational satellite, we have to do some manoeuvres to ensure that there is no collision, Kiran stated. ISRO also uses information from the public domain on orbiting objects and has set up observation stations.
  • It is looking at making use of its capabilities to contribute to the global community, he stated. ISRO stated the MoU will pave way for future collaborations between ISRO and ARIES in establishing optical telescope observational facilities for space object tracking, R&D studies in space weather, astrophysics and near Earth objects.

About ISRO:

  • Chairman– Dr. K. Sivan
  • Formed– 1969
About ARIES:
  • The observatory was established on 20th April 1954 and reincarnated as Aryabhatta Research institute of Observational Science(ARIES) 22nd March 2004.
  • Located– Nainital

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

IIFL Finance ropes in Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador

  • Non-Banking finance company, IIFL Finance has signed up cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador.
  • The company has launched 30-second message titled “Rohit Sharma Ki Seedhi Baat”, under its first-ever campaign #SeedhiBaat with Rohit Sharma, which is a public service message advising people on safety guidelines and rules to follow during lockdown to fight Covid19 outbreak.
About IIFL Finance
  • Managing director and Co-promoter- R Venkataraman

L&T board reappoints AM Naik as non-executive chairman for 3 years

  • Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro stated its board has given nod for reappointment of A M Naik as non-executive chairman of the company for a period of three years from October 1, 2020.
  • Naik’s present tenure is scheduled to end on September 30, the conglomerate stated in a regulatory filing to the BSE.
  • The board also approved extending the tenure of whole-time Director Dip Kishore Sen.
  • Naik has been re-appointed as a non-executive chairman for a period of three years with effect from October 1, 2020 and up to September 30, 2023, it stated, adding Dip Kishore Sen has been reappointed as a whole-time director with effect from October 1, 2020 and up to April 7, 2023.
  • Under Naik’s leadership, L&T overcame multiple challenges and emerged stronger with a sharper focus on profitable growth. Media surveys and peer group assessments rank him as among the world’s best performing business leaders, the conglomerate stated.
  • Joining the company as a Junior Engineer in 1965, Naik rapidly rose to positions of increasing responsibility as he moved from General Manager to Managing Director and CEO, leading to his appointment as Chairman and Managing Director on December 29, 2003. He was the Group Executive Chairman of L&T from 2012 to 2017. In October 2017, he stepped aside from executive responsibilities and was appointed Group Chairman.
About Larsen & Toubro:
  • Head quarters: Mumbai
  • Chairman:Anil Manibhai Naik
  • MD & CEO: S. N. Subrahmanyan

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Javed Akhtar becomes only Indian to bag prestigious Richard Dawkins Award

  • Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is honoured to be named this year’s recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award.
  • Akhtar became the first Indian to be given the honour for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.
  • Every year, the award recognises a distinguished individual from the field of science, scholarship, education, or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism and upholding scientific truth.
  • British actor-comedian Ricky Gervais received the honour last year.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IIT-Ropar’s machine to sterilise products using UV rays

  • IIT- Ropar has designed a machine in which products can be sterilised using UV rays. The institute has also started consulting a Chandigarh-based manufacturing company Esspee Industries for its production.
  • The UV-C Sterlisation Unit was conceptualised and designed by Senior Scientific Officer Naresh Rakha, Dr Khushboo Rakha and Executive Engineer TS Anand.
  • The Machine is used to sterilise grocery items using UV rays.
  • The UV lights of the unit, which is equipped to kill germs including fungus, viruses and bacteria, should only be used on products and should not come close to a person’s skin.

IIT, Hyderabad researchers develops low cost and Artificial Intelligence-based test kit for COVID-19

  • Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad have developed a low cost and Artificial Intelligence-based test kit for COVID-19. These kits can give results in about 20 minutes.
  • The test kits have already been tried at the ESIC hospital and the results are encouraging. He stated the test kits are Reverse Transition Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)-free and get rid of many processes.
  • The cost of COVID testing with these IIT-H BioChips will be around 600 rupees and can be almost halved in case of mass production of the chips.
  • These kits can be transported to rural areas as they are very light and helpful to increase the testing for COVID-19 in the country.

Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

  • CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has developed an indigenous NP swab for collecting samples from the throat cavity of COVID-19 patients.
  • The need for making available domestic technology for NP swabs was flagged by CSIR to NCL in mid-April.
  • Nasopharyngeal swab is a medical device with stringent specifications of quality, polymer grade, dimensions and sterilization. An NP swab consists of a cylindrical plastic stick with a brush-like tip of synthetic bristles/flocks. The flocking process helps align the fine bristles in a parallel orientation on the stick head, much like a tooth brush, except that this has round uniform geometry and the NP swab bristles are of micron diameter.

ARCI develops Rare earth based magnetocaloric material for cancer treatment

  • Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed a rare-earth-based magnetocaloric material that can be effectively used for cancer treatment.
  • The magnetocaloric materials (certain materials in which application and removal of a magnetic field causes the materials to become warmer or cooler) developed by ARCI are being tested at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST). A paper on the research work has been published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds.
  • This method, when used in conjunction with radiation therapy, would reduce the side effects, damage caused to the human body and also reduce the treatment time of cancer tumours.
About ARCI
  • HQ- Hyderabad, Telangana

Four satellites launched by China in two days

  • As per the recent reports of the Space.com, China also launched two flights at the same time during NASA’s Demo-2 mission blast off toward the International Space Station on May 30.
  • At first, Beijing launched two new technology-demonstrating satellites at 4:13 am (Beijing time). The satellites made a successful lift-off into space aboard a Long March-11 rocket, according to Chinese state media.
  • One of the satellites was Gaofen-9 according to Xinhua. The civilian remote sensing satellite has the capability to take photographs with a resolution of roughly 3.3 feet (1 meter).
  • It will be used in land surveys, urban planning, road network design and crop yield estimates, as well as disaster relief, Xinhua stated.
  • The other satellite is HEAD-4, which is designed to support the Internet of Things (IoT) and allows connected devices to receive and send information from orbit.
About China:
  • Capital: Beijing
  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Currency: Renminbi

CURRENT AFFAIRS: RANKING

India loses 750 tigers in last eight years; MP, Maharashtra report maximum casualties

  • As many as 750 tigers have died in the country in the last eight years due to poaching and other causes, with Madhya Pradesh reporting the highest casualties at 173.
  • Of these total tiger mortalities, 369 were due to natural causes, 168 due to poaching, 70 deaths are under scrutiny and 42 due to unnatural reasons, including accident or conflicts events.
  • There was also seizure of 101 big cats during the eight year period between 2012 and 2019 by different authorities across the country, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  • Now the tiger count is 2,976. Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of 526 tigers in the country.
  • Maharashtra has reported second highest deaths, as it lost 125 big cats during this period followed by 111 in Karnataka, 88 in Uttarakhand, 54 each in Tamil Nadu and Assam, 35 each in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, 17 in Rajasthan, 11 in Bihar and West Bengal and 10 in Chhattisgarh.
About NTCA
  • Chairperson– Prakash Javadekar
  • Headquarter– New Delhi
About MoEFCC
  • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises- Prakash Keshav Javadekar
  • Constituency- Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat Tops India’s Food Safety Index, Followed By Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra

  • Gujarat has topped among larger states in terms of food safety index, while Chandigarh tops among UTs. Goa leads smaller states as far as food safety is concerned, as per the details shared by FSSAI. Gujarat is followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, stated the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which released the results of the second ‘State Food Safety Index’ to celebrate the World Food Safety Day during a webinar.
  • Among smaller states, Goa is followed by Manipur and Meghalaya. Among UTs, Chandigarh, Delhi and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have secured top ranks.
  • FSSAI also released an e-handbook on ‘Eat Right during COVID-19’ for the citizens. It highlights safe food practices to be followed diligently and tips on health and nutrition. An updated guidance note ‘Food Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Food Businesses during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic’ was also released on the occasion.
About FSSAI:
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson: Rita Teaotia

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

2020 World Archery Field C’ships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

  • The 2020 World Archery Field Championships in Yankton, USA, have been postponed until 2022 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The event was due to take place in September this year at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center, the world’s largest dedicated archery facility which has previously hosted the world youth and world indoor championships.
  • World Archery (WA) and Yankton orgainsing committee took the joint decision recently to safeguard athlete’s well-being and due to restrictions still in place because of the pandemic.
  • WA stated that it decided against a one-year postponement because of a cramped calendar in 2021. Yankton is also scheduled to host next year’s World Archery Championships.
  • The world field event was planned as the primary qualifier for the upcoming World Games in Birmingham. That event was initially scheduled for 2021 but moved to 2022 following the delay of the Olympics.
  • The world body stated a separate qualification event will now be held, likely in the summer of 2021.

Michael Clarke receives Order of Australia honour

  • Michael Clarke has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list for Australia with the former cricket captain recognised for both his sporting career and community work.
  • The 39-year-old, who retired from cricket in 2015, was appointed an Officer in the general division of the Order of Australia, the citation on the Governor General’s website stated.
  • Clarke has been recognised for his “distinguished service to cricket as a player at the national and international level, through leadership roles, and to the community”.
  • Former women’s captain Lynnette Larsen and two-time Olympic hockey gold medallist Renita Garard were both named a Member of the Order of Australia.
  • Clarke played 115 Tests for Australia, including 47 as captain, and led the side to their fifth one day World Cup title in 2015. He scored 8,643 Test runs at an average of 49.10, with 28 centuries.
  • Clarke has been heavily involved in numerous health and children’s charities.
  • Clarke’s predecessor Ricky Ponting received an AO in 2012, while Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Bob Simpson have also picked up the same gong following fine careers in the baggy green.
  • From Jack Ryder (Test captain No.18) to Clarke (No.43), all Test captains have received either an Order of Australia or Order of the British Empire except Kim Hughes, Ian Chappell, Graham Yallop and Barry Jarman.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: OBITUARY

Film Producer Anil Suri passes away  after Covid-19 infection At 77

  • Bollywood producer Anil Suri, passed away because of coronavirus. He was 77.
  • He had backed films like Raaj Kumar-Rekha starrerKarmayogi and Raaj Tilak,

Former Delhi Police chief Ved Marwah passes away

  • Former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Prakash Marwah, who also served as Governor of three States, passed away in Goa.
  • Marwah was the first UT-cadre IPS officer to serve as Delhi Police chief from 1985 to 1988 and was Director General of the National Security Guard from 1988 to 1990. He served as Governor of Manipur (1999-2003), Mizoram (2000-2001) and Jharkhand (2003-04) over the course of a long and distinguished career. He was also adviser to the Governor in Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.
  • Marwah had penned a book, Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India.

Former Santosh Trophy player Hamza Koya passes away in Kerala after Covid-19 infection

  • Former Santosh Trophy player Hamza Koya passed away after undergoing plasma therapy for Covid-19 infection in Kerala. He was 61.
  • Hamza Koya played as a wing-back position and represented Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy from 1981 to 1986 and selected for Indian Soccer camp twice.
  • After retirement, he floated Careerline Travel Consultant Pvt Ltd in Mumbai. His son is also a soccer player.

DAILY CA 6th JUNE  

  • World Day Against Speciesism- 5th june
  • Power Minister launches the ‘#iCommit’ initiative on World Environment Day
  • CSIR, AIM join hands to promote culture of innovation, entrepreneurship
  • EESL and USTATED Announce the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative
  • NABARD provides Rs 270 crore to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
  • HDFC Bank launches summer treats
  • Tata AIG Launches Telematics-Based ‘Pay-As-You-Drive’ Cover for Private Cars
  • India’s GDP may contract by 1.5% in FY21, says RBI survey
  • UP introduces a MoU Monitoring Mechanism for efficient implementation of investment proposals
  • Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches online portal to manage waste collection and disposal in state
  • Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to buy 1.85% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 9,093.6 crore
  • Prime minister’s private secretary Rajeev Topno moves to World Bank
  • Rahul Shrivastava appointed as next Ambassador of India to Romania
  • Madurai girl declared ‘Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor’
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020
  • Forbes highest-paid celebrities: Kylie Jenner tops, Akshay Kumar only Indian on the list
  • Hyderabad airport receives ACI recognition for green practices
  • Fit India to launch special films promoting 10 indigenous sports of India under Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat
  • Chelsea women awarded WSL title, Aston Villa win Women”s C”ship
  • Ex-Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh dies of suspected coronavirus
  • Bollywood lyricist Anwar Sagar passes away
  • Management guru Pritam Singh dies of cardiac arrest

DAILY CA 7th  & 8th JUNE  

  • UN Russian Language Day- 6th jun
  • World Pest Day- 6th jun
  • World Food Safety Day- 7th jun
  • World Oceans Day- 8th jun
  • World Brain Tumour Day- 8th jun
  • Govt sets up taskforce to examine maternal mortality rate, age of motherhood
  • HRD Minister launches information booklet ‘Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19’
  • Nitin Gadkari launches national awareness campaign on Prevention of Human, Animal Mortality on Highways
  • Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launches COVID BEEP, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients
  • RIL raises Rs 4,546.80 Cr from Silver Lake
  • Sebi approves regulatory sandbox framework for stock market ecosystem
  • Tech Mahindra inks UN Global Compact on aligning recovery efforts with climate science
  • ISRO signs MoU with ARIES To tackle space debris
  • IIFL Finance ropes in Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador
  • L&T board reappoints AM Naik as non-executive chairman for 3 years
  • Javed Akhtar becomes only Indian to bag prestigious Richard Dawkins Award
  • IIT-Ropar’s machine to sterilise products using UV rays
  • IIT, Hyderabad researchers develops low cost and Artificial Intelligence-based test kit for COVID-19
  • Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs
  • ARCI develops Rare earth based magnetocaloric material for cancer treatment
  • Four satellites launched by China in two days
  • India loses 750 tigers in last eight years; MP, Maharashtra report maximum casualties
  • Gujarat Tops India’s Food Safety Index, Followed By Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra
  • 2020 World Archery Field C’ships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19
  • Michael Clarke receives Order of Australia honour
  • Film Producer Anil Suri passes away after Covid-19 infection At 77
  • Former Delhi Police chief Ved Marwah passes awa
  • Former Santosh Trophy player Hamza Koya passes away in Kerala after Covid-19 infection

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