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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

DAILY GK: 02 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 02 JUNE 2021

1.DEFENCE MINISTRY RELEASED ‘2ND POSITIVE INDIGENISATION LIST’

•        Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh approved the ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ comprising 108 items.

•        2nd Positive Indigenisation List is proposed by Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence (MoD).

•        This is taken as a part of “Aatmanirbhar-Bharat” to improve self-reliance in defence procurement, enhance India’s defence exports.

•        India is the 2nd largest Arms importer during the period 2016-20, only behind Saudi Arabia.

 

2.‘PM- CARES FOR CHILDREN’ SCHEME LAUNCHED

•        Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new scheme under PM-CARES for children who affected in COVID-19.

•        Children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/adoptive parents due to Covid 19 will be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.

•        Each child will receive a monthly financial support once they attain 18 years of age for next five years and they will get a fund of Rs.10 lakh when they turn 23.

•        Children under 10 years and Children between 11 to 18 years will be given admission to Central Government schools or in private schools.

•        Expenditure of School fees, uniform, and textbooks will be provided under PM-CARES fund.

•        The children can get loan for their higher education, and PM CARES will pay interest of loan.

•        Free health insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakhs will be given to the children under Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PM-JAY) and premium amount till the age of 18 years will be paid by PM CARES.

 

3.43RD GST COUNCIL MEET

•        The 43rd Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council met virtually under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recommended the ‘Amnesty Scheme’ to reduce the late fees payable for pending returns by small taxpayers & medium-sized taxpayers (aggregate turnover upto Rs 5 crore).

•        i. Relaxation Period for Trade Facilitation.

•        ii.COVID-19 related Supplies exempted from IGST.

 

4.74TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY OF WHO HELD VIRTUALLY

•        74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) of World Health Organization (WHO) held virtually from Geneva, Switzerland amid COVID-19, from 24th May to 31st May 2021.

•        The theme of the 74th WHA is “Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and fairer world”.

•        Mrs. Dechen Wangmo, Health Minister of Bhutan has been elected as the President of the 74th WHA.

•        Target – To achieve vaccination of at least 10% of the population of all countries by September,2021 and at least 30% by the end of 2021.

 

5.RBI CANCELLED LICENCE OF SHIVAJIRAOBHOSALESAHAKARI BANK

•        The RBI has cancelled the licence of Pune-based Shivajirao Bhosale Sahakari Bank as the bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.

•        And also the bank does not comply with the certain provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

•        According to the data provided by the bank, Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) will provide a full deposit amount to more than 98 percent of the depositors.

 

6.INDIA’S GDP CONTRACTS BY 7.3% IN FY21- NSO

•        The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, estimated India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for Q4 FY21 at 1.6 percent with a contraction of 7.3(-7.3) percent for FY21(Earlier projection 8(-8) percent) against 4 percent expansion in FY20.

•        This is the 1st full-year contraction in the Indian economy in the last 4 decades since 1979-80 when GDP had shrunk by 5.2 percent.

 

7.SPECIAL AWARD FOR EFFORTS IN TOBACCO CONTROL

•        On account of the World No Tobacco Day, World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with ‘WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award’ for banning E-cigarettes & heated tobacco products.

•        Along with Harsh Vardhan, Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland also won ‘WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award’.

•        WHO has given World No Tobacco Day Award in South East region category  to Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association(MPVHA) and Uttar Pradesh Tobacco Control Cell

 

8.INDIA’S 1ST WOMAN FLIGHT TEST ENGINEER

•        Aashritha V Olety, an officer of the IAF became the first and the only woman in the history of IAF to ever qualify as a flight test engineer.

•        She will be responsible for evaluating aircraft and airborne systems before their induction into the armed forces.

 

9.T V NARENDRAN ELECTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF CII

•        The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has elected Tata Steel Ltd Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director(MD) T.V. Narendran , as its President for the year 2021-22.

•        He will succeed Uday Kotak,MD& CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, who has completed his term.

 

10.GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS 2021 – JUNE 1

•        The United Nations(UN)’s Global Day of Parents is annually observed across the globe on 1st June to honour and appreciate parenthood throughout the world.

•        The day also highlights the parents commitment to children and their sacrifice towards nurturing the relationship between parents and children.

•        The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/66/292 in 2012 and proclaimed June 1 of every year as the Global Day of Parents.

 

11.WORLD MILK DAY 2021 – JUNE 1

•        World Milk Day is annually observed across the globe on June 1 to create awareness about milk and to highlight the importance of milk and dairy products as a global food.

•        The theme of World Milk Day 2021 focuses on Sustainability in the dairy sector with messages around the environment, nutrition and socio-economics.

 

12.HK DWIVEDI BECOMES WEST BENGAL’S CHIEF SECRETARY

•        The 1988 IAS batch officer Hari Krishna Dwivedi has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of West Bengal.

•        Hari Krishna Dwivedi has been appointed by the central government.

•        Meanwhile, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been appointed as New Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister(CM) of West Bengal.

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