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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day against Speciesism – Observed on June 05

  • World Day against Speciesismis marked on June 5 every year, to stop discrimination based on species membership.
  • The term “speciesism” refers to the assignment of different rights, values, or special consideration to individuals solely onthe basis of their species.
  • Initiated by animal rights advocates, its main goal is to remind people that speciesism, like racism or sexism, has no place in a civilized society.

World Pest Day – Observed on June 06

  • World Pest Day, also known as World PestAwareness Day, is observed on June 6 every year.
  • The objective behind celebrating this dayis to create awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life for people.
  • 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).
  • The first World Pest Day was marked in 2017.

UN Russian Language Day – Observed on June 06

  • UN Russian Language Dayis observed annually on June 6.
  • The event was established by the United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
  • UN Russian Language Daycoincides with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian language.

World Food Safety Day – Observed on June 07

  • World Food Safety Dayis observed every year on June 7 to draw attention and inspire action to prevent, detect and manage food borne risks.
  • This year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy.
  • Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launches IEFPA’s 6 modules of short films titled “Hisab Ki Kitaab”                                                                 

  • Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched the six modules of short films of Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) titled “Hisaab Ki Kitaab”. 
  • “Hisaab ki kitab” is a series of 6 short films, developed by CSC eGov as a part of their training tool.
  • There are 6 short films/ modules of 5 minutes duration each.
  • The various modules highlight the importance of budget, saving, importance of Insurance schemes, various social security schemes of the government etc.
  • Shri Thakur stated that financial inclusion is one of the top-most policy priorities of the Government of India
  • Financial literacy and education plays a crucial role in financial inclusion, inclusive growth and sustainable prosperity.
  • In financial inclusion, a number of steps have been taken by the Government.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Heidelberg Cement announced world’s first CO2 neutral cement plant in Sweden

  • Heidelberg Cement announced its intention to upgrade its plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant.
  • The installation at the State plant of Heidelberg Cement’s subsidiary Cementa will be scaled to capture up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 annually, which corresponds to the plant’s total emissions.
  • Additionally, the use of bio based fuels in the cement production at Slite will be increased in line with the Group’s commitment to significantly raise the share of biomass in the fuel mix.
  • The full-scale capturing of the plant’s CO2 emissions is targeted by 2030.

About Heidelberg Cement:

  • Heidelberg Cement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions, with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete.
  • Around 53,000 employees at more than 3,000 locations in over 50 countries deliver long-term financial performance through operational excellence and openness for change.
  • At the center of actions lies the responsibility for the environment.
  • As a forerunner on the path to carbon neutrality, Heidelberg Cement crafts material solutions for the future.

About Sweden:

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Currency: Swedish krona
  • Prime Minister: Stefan Löfven

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Odisha govt initiates doorstep delivery service for oxygen concentrators

  • The Odisha Government has launched a doorstep delivery service for oxygen concentrators.
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated that this will further strengthen the state’s preparedness against present and future waves of covid-19.
  • The home delivery service for Oxygen concentrators will be available in 5 major cities of the state in the first phase.
  • The facility is also available at the Odisha COVID dashboard app for Android and iOS operating systems.
  • Additional Chief Secretary (Health) PK Mohapatra mentioned that the municipal corporations will monitor the requirement and delivery of the concentrators.

About Odisha:

  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

Goa CM introduced solar-based electrification programme for rural households

  • Goa Chief MinisterPramod Sawant launched solarbased electrification programme for rural households in the state.
  • This projectwill bring electricity through renewable energy to areas in Goa where grid connectivity is not feasible.
  • “With a focus on delivering clean, affordable, and reliable energy to all, Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa, inaugurated a solar-based electrification programme for remote rural households in Goa”.
  • The solar PV-based home lighting systems for households was inaugurated only two days after the agreement was signed between Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) and Goa Energy Development Agency(GEDA).

About Goa:

  • Capital: Panaji
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Chief minister: Pramod Sawant

Maharashtra govt apply MAPS to provide employment and training to youth of state

  • The Maharashtra government has decided to implement the Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (MAPS) with the objective of providing employment and training to the youth of the state.
  • Under this Scheme, in the current year, apprenticeship opportunities will be provided to 1 lakh youth in various industries and establishments in the state. 
  • Maharashtra Skills Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Nawab Malik informed that New Maharashtra Apprentice Promotion Scheme is being implemented to provide employment and self-employment opportunities and experience to the youth who have passed at least 10th standard in the state.

About Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme:

  • The scheme aims to provide employment and training to 5 lakh well-educated unemployed youth in the next five years. 
  • “Under this scheme, the trainees will be entitled to get 75 percent of the scholarship payable to them or a maximum of Rs 5,000 whichever is less”.
  • “The apprenticeship scheme will be implemented in 715 businesses.

About Maharashtra:

  • Capital: Mumbai
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Bill Gates and EU assures $1 billion boost for green technology

  • The European Commission stated The European Union and an energy investment programme founded by Bill Gates plan to raise up to $1 billion to roll out the low-carbon technologies Europe is betting on to meet its climate change goals.
  • The partnership would see Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy use private capital and philanthropic funds to match funding provided by the EU.
  • The aim is to together provide up to 820 million euros, or $1 billion, from 2022 to 2026.

Facebook India unveiled Tech Scholars Programme for Law Students

  • Facebook Indiastated it has launched a new initiative to provide students from leading law schools in the country a platform for research and mentorship on topics related to technology law and policy.
  • The Facebook India Tech Scholars(FITS) programme has Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co as a knowledge partner.
  • “The programme aims to provide students from select leading law schools in the country a platform for research and mentorship on topics related to technology law and policy.
  • The first edition of the FITS programme will offer eight law students an opportunity to work on a research project with leading Indian think tanks that will also extend mentorship support to the students”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

RBI bi-monthly monetary policy review for June 2021 announced

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its bi-monthly monetary policy review as RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in Monetary Policy statement.
  • RBI has projected India’s GDP growth at 9.5 per cent for the ongoing Financial Year of 2021-2022.
  • RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent, sixth time in a row.
  • The RBI reverse repo rate or RBI’s borrowing rate also remains unchanged at 3.35 percent.
  • Inflation Target is at 4 percent.
  • Marginal Standing FacilityRate is 4.25%.
  • Bank Rate is 4.25%.
  • Cash Reserve Ratio is 4%.
  • Statutory Liquidity Ratio is 18%.
  • RBI has also maintained an accommodative monetary policy stance to support growth and kept inflation at targeted level, RBI Governor Das disclosed.

Rupee Co-op Bank permitted extension of banking licence

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the bank license of the Rupee Cooperative Bank for another three months until August 31, 2021.
  • As of March 2021, the bank has received a total of 93 crore rupees and increased transactions.
  • Earned 70 crore in the past five years.
  • The bank has been profitable for five years.
  • By March 2021, the bank had paid 366.54 crore to 92,602 depositors under the hardship plan.
  • The bank announced in a statement that there were no negative comments in the context of the audit or RBI’s annual review.
  • Rupee Cooperative Bank that the proposed merger with Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (MSC Bank) is awaiting RBI.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Former chairman of NABARD Harsh Kumar Bhanwala Appointed, as senior Advisor to Omnivore

  • Agritech venture capital firm Omnivore stated it has appointed Dr Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as senior adviser, effective 1 June, to mentor its portfolio companies, advise on new investments, and help develop the fund’s rural fintech investment strategy.
  • Between 2013 and 2020, Dr Bhanwala was chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), which oversees all aspects of agricultural credit as well as the supervision of regional rural banks and cooperative banks.

ASJ Vidya Prakash appointed as Registrar General of National Green Tribunal

  • Additional Sessions Judge Vidya Prakash has been appointed as the Registrar General of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on deputation basis.
  • The position fell vacant after Registrar General Ashu Garg died due to COVID-19 recently.
  • Green panel stated, “Consequent upon his selection Sri Vidya Prakash Delhi Higher Judicial Service has been appointed as Registrar, National Green Tribunal principal bench New Delhi on deputation basis with effect from his date of joining that is May 29, 2021 initially for a period of one year”.
  • He was lastly posted as Additional Sessions Judge, Delhi.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Indian-Origin Photographer Thomas Vijayan bags Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

  • Thomas Vijayan won Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021.
  • Vijayan, hailing from Kerala and now settled in Canada, shot the picture titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’, in Borneo.
  • Vijayan, who got £1,500 (Rs.1.5 lakh) cash prize.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

CII- IGBC inks MoU with Indian Institute of Architects 

  • On the Occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on June 5, CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) signed a MoU to give a fillip to the Green Building Movement and sustainable development in architectural design and planning.
  • V Suresh, chairman, IGBC, Architect C R Raju, IIA national president, exchanged the MoU in the virtual platform in the august presence of supporting organisations.
  • MoU will go a long way in development of a built environment that is aligned with the green building concepts and practices.

New Zealand became latest nation to sign space agreement with NASA

  • New Zealand announced it was the latest country to sign a space agreement with NASA, just as New Zealand’s nascent space industry begins to take off.
  • New Zealand became the eleventh signatory to the Artemis Accords, a blueprint for space cooperation and supporting the S. space agency’s plans to return humans to the moon by 2024 and to launch a historic human mission to Mars.
  • NASA Administrator Bill Nelson mentioned in a statement that New Zealand was one of seven nations that helped craft the principles in the accords and he was delighted they had signed up.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

2nd UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference hosted by Beijing in October                      

  • The second United Nations (UN) Global Sustainable Transport Conference will take place from October 14 to 16 in Beijing, China.
  • Theme of the Conference : sustainable transport, sustainable development
  • It provides an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide.

Aim :

  • To advance sustainable transport globally and underscores its importance for the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to the organizers.

Note :

  • The first Global Sustainable Transport Conference was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in 2016.
  • It is Organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • It is expected to indicate a way forward for sustainable transport to help achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

About China :

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

About UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs :

  • The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • It is responsible for the follow-up to major United Nations Summits and Conferences, as well as services to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Second and Third Committees of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Headquarters : New York, United States
  • Founded: 1948
  • Head : Liu Zhenmin

Cabinet approves ratifying SCO agreement

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing and ratification of an agreement on ‘Cooperation in the field of Mass Media’ between all the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • The Agreement was signed in June, 2019.
  • The agreement shall promote equal and mutually beneficial cooperation among associations in the field of Mass Media.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization consists of eight countries: India, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

 About Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) :

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent international intergovernmental organization. 
  • It was created in June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Tajikistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • India joined Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the SCO Astana Summit held on 8-9 June 2017.
  • Secretary General: Vladimir Norov
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Founded: 15 June 2001

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Navy Decommissioned oldest Hydrographic Survey Ship INS Sandhayak

  • On June 04, 2021, INS Sandhayak, the Indian Navy’s oldest Hydrographic Survey Vessel was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
  • The Ship Served the nation for 40 glorious years.
  • INS Sandhayak undertook over 200 major hydrographic surveys.
  • The ship took part in important operations :
  1. Op Pawan in Sri Lanka, 1987
  2. Op Rainbow for Humanitarian Assistance in the aftermath of the Tsunami in 2004
  3. Maiden Indo-US HADR Exercise Tiger-Triumph in 2019.

About Indian Navy :

  • Founded: 26 January 1950
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh
  • Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS): Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind

CURRENT AFFAIRS : RANKING & INDICES

Cognizant ranked 185th on “2021 Fortune 500 List”

  • Cognizant climbed to 185 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list with a digital focus driving the advancement of the annual ranking of America’s largest companies.
  • The US-based IT company with a strong offshore presence in India, debuted on the list in 2011 at 484.
  • It entered the top 200 in 2018 and rose nine spots on this year’s list.
  • Fortune 500 companies are ranked based on their total revenue for their respective fiscal years.
  • Cognizant’s 2020 revenue of $ 16.7 billion raised the company to its current rank of 194 on the 2020 Fortune 500 ranking.

US became 2nd largest Source of FDI to India             

  • The US replaced Mauritius as the second largest source of foreign direct investment into India during 2020-21 with inflows of USD 13.82 billion, according to government data.
  • Singapore remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country for the third consecutive fiscal year at USD 17.41 billion.
  • During the last financial year, India attracted USD 5.64 billion in FDI from Mauritius, according to the data by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Total FDI, including equity, re-invested earnings and capital, rose 10 per cent to the highest-ever USD 81.72 billion, as against USD 74.39 billion in 2019-20.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT 

Black carbon deposits accelerates glaciers and snow melt in Himalayan ranges by World Bank

  • On June 03, 2021, According to the World Bank Study Black carbon deposits accelerated glaciers and snow melt in the fragile Himalayan ranges and are changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, due to human activities.
  • It is generated by human activity both inside and outside South Asia.
  • Changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, anthropogenic black carbon (BC) deposits soot are further accelerating glaciers and snow melt in these mountain ranges.

About World Bank :

  • President: David Malpass
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founded: July 1944,United States
  • Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Djokovic Wins 2021 Belgrade Open Tennis Tournament 83rd Career Title     

  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic captured the 83rd title in the 2021 Belgrade Open Tennis Tournament.
  • The Belgrade Open was held from May 23.
  • Novak Djokovic defeated world No. 255 Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Belgrade Open tournament.
  • This was the first edition of the tournament.
  • With 83 career titles, Djokovic is the fifth-most successful player of all time, only behind Rafael Nadal (88), Ivan Lendl (94), Roger Federer (103) and Jimmy Connors (109).

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

Himachal Pradesh BJP MLA Narinder Bragta passes away 

  • On June 05, 2021, The Chief Whip in Himachal Pradesh Assembly and senior BJP MLA Narinder Bragta Passed away.
  • He was 68.

About Narinder Bragta :

  • He was born on September 15, 1952, at Shimla.
  • He was a mass leader whose contribution in development of the state, particularly in the horticulture sector.
  • Bragta was elected to the Vidhan Sabha for the first time in 1998 and remained the Horticulture Minister in the BJP regime led by Dhumal from 1998 to 2003.
  • He was also a Cabinet minister from 2007 to 2012.

About HP :

  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Chief minister: Jai Ram Thakur

 Daily CA On June 05 :

  • World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
  • The UN General Assembly declared 5 June as the “International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.
  • The Centre has introduced a new system for processing of the Insurance claims provided under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for the Health Workers Fighting COVID-19.
  • The Centre has assured to include Tamil language in the CoWIN app facility after an appeal from Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin.
  • The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced that the government has decided to extend the validity period of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET)qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011. 
  • The core of the Sun burns at 15 million degrees Celsius by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium, but now scientists have designed an ‘Artificial Sun’ on Earth that has sustained a temperature of 120 million degrees Celsius. 
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh RK Mathur launched the YounTab scheme for students and distributed 12,300 tablets among them virtually in Leh.
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a major decision with the announcement of a 33% reservation for girls in engineering and medical colleges of the state.
  • Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao ordered a digital survey of agriculture lands in 27 select villages across the state on a pilot basis from June 11.
  • The Punjab cabinet gave its nod for the creation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for operations and maintenance of large multi-village surface water supply schemes across the state.
  • Lenskart Foundation has launched a Covid-19 relief helplinethat allows users to message their requirement of medicines, injections, oxygen support, and lab tests, said the eyewear company about its philanthropy initiative.
  • The IT major announced a partnership with Finastra to help corporate banks across Asia Pacific accelerate their digital transformation.
  • Federal Bankhas launched a NR savings account scheme for the Seafarer segment. This scheme is curated and crafted for the mariners and offers services clubbed with digital banking platforms that allow the mariners to execute banking transactions without being affected by the geo coordinates and time zone differences.
  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 254 crore to set up two mega piped drinking water supply projects in Odisha under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
  • Chennai circle of SBI has got a new Chief General Manager. B Sankar assumed charge as Chief GM of SBI Chennai Circle recently.
  • Private sector lender, RBL Bank Ltd, on June 4 stated the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as managing director and CEO of the bank for a period of one year.
  • Apparel retailer Benetton Group has announced the appointment of Ramprasad Sridharan as the new CEO and managing director of Benetton India.
  • David Diophas become the first French author to win the International Booker Prize with At Night All Blood Is Black. 
  • On June 03, 2021, NITI Aayog launched the third edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index and Dashboard 2020-21. Kerala retained  the top spot  in 2021 SDG India Index
  • On June 04, 2021, The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri ThaawarchandGehlot virtually launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons.
  • A new species of Cyrtodactylus bengkhuaiai, was discovered from Mizoram and Meghalaya.
  • On June 03, 2021, Former President and also Prime Minister of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth Passed away.

Daily CA On June 06 & 07 :

  • World Day against Speciesismis marked on June 5 every year, to stop discrimination based on species membership.
  • World Pest Day, also known as World PestAwareness Day, is observed on June 6 every year. The objective behind celebrating this day is to create awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life for people.
  • UN Russian Language Dayis observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
  • World Food Safety Dayis observed every year on June 7 to draw attention and inspire action to prevent, detect and manage food borne risks. This year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy.
  • Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched the six modules of short films of Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) titled “Hisaab Ki Kitaab”. 
  • Heidelberg Cement announced its intention to upgrade its plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant.
  • The Odisha Government has launched a doorstep delivery service for oxygen concentrators. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated that this will further strengthen the state’s preparedness against present and future waves of covid-19.
  • Goa Chief MinisterPramod Sawant launched solarbased electrification programme for rural households in the state. This project will bring electricity through renewable energy to areas in Goa where grid connectivity is not feasible.
  • The Maharashtra government has decided to implement the Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (MAPS) with the objective of providing employment and training to the youth of the state.
  • The European Commission stated The European Union and an energy investment programme founded by Bill Gates plan to raise up to $1 billion to roll out the low-carbon technologies Europe is betting on to meet its climate change goals.
  • Facebook Indiastated it has launched a new initiative to provide students from leading law schools in the country a platform for research and mentorship on topics related to technology law and policy.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its bi-monthly monetary policy review as RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in Monetary Policy statement.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the bank license of the Rupee Cooperative Bank for another three months until August 31, 2021.
  • Agritech venture capital firm Omnivore stated it has appointed Dr Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as senior adviser, effective 1 June, to mentor its portfolio companies, advise on new investments, and help develop the fund’s rural fintech investment strategy.
  • Additional Sessions Judge Vidya Prakash has been appointed as the Registrar General of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on deputation basis.
  • Thomas Vijayan won Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021. Vijayan, hailing from Kerala and now settled in Canada, shot the picture titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’, in Borneo.
  • On the Occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on June 5, CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) signed a MoU to give a fillip to the Green Building Movement and sustainable development in architectural design and planning.
  • New Zealand announced it was the latest country to sign a space agreement with NASA, just as New Zealand’s nascent space industry begins to take off.
  • The second United Nations (UN) Global Sustainable Transport Conference will take place from October 14 to 16 in Beijing, China. Theme of the Conference : sustainable transport, sustainable development.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing and ratification of an agreement on ‘Cooperation in the field of Mass Media’ between all the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • On June 04, 2021, INS Sandhayak, the Indian Navy’s oldest Hydrographic Survey Vessel was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
  • Cognizant climbed to 185 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list with a digital focus driving the advancement of the annual ranking of America’s largest companies.
  • The US replaced Mauritius as the second largest source of foreign direct investment into India during 2020-21 with inflows of USD 13.82 billion, according to government data.
  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic captured the 83rd title in the 2021 Belgrade Open Tennis Tournament.
  • On June 05, 2021, The Chief Whip in Himachal Pradesh Assembly and senior BJP MLA Narinder Bragta Passed away.

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