Current Affairs 2019 1st June PDF
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1st June: World Milk Day
· 1st June Observed as World Milk Day to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
· Theme of World Milk Day 2019: “Drink Milk: Today & Everyday”
· Important Note: We observe National Milk Day on 26th November to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien.
1st June is Global Day of Parents.
United Nations (UN) to honor parents and their commitment to children worldwide observed this day on 1st June.
· The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a 6 member committee to review the existing state of mortgage securitization in India and suggest measures to develop the market further headed by TN Manoharan (Canara Bank Chairman).
· It shall submit its report to RBI by the end of August 2019.
“Anita Bhatia” Indian-origin appointed UN Deputy Executive Director
Anita Bhatia, Indian-origin has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Deputy Executive Director in the global body’s agency focused on women empowerment and gender equality.
· BA in History from Calcutta University, MA in Political Science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor in Law from Georgetown University he holds.
10th National Science Film Festival of India to be held in Agartala, Tripura in 2020
· 10th National Science Film Festival of India(NSFFl) will be in Agartala, Tripura in January-February 2020.
· This is for the second time the event will be held in a North-Eastern city. It will focus on upholding tourism and rich biodiversity of Tripura like the flora and fauna, wildlife sanctuaries, water bodies, rubber and bamboo plantations.
· It will be jointly hosted by Vigyan Prasar of the Central Government, State Government, and Tripura Central University.
· Chief Minister of the State Biplab Kumar Deb had requested the Union Science and Technology Minister to hold the NSFF in Tripura.
· Minimum 10 countries will participate in the upcoming event and it will include the films produced by UNICEF, UNESCO, and filmmakers from different countries. In NSFFI, the maximum length of the films will be 40 minutes and Vigyan Prasar will raise awareness on science and environment to the society through cinemas.
Rajasthan government banned cigarettes in the State
· Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the banned on the sale of e-cigarettes in Rajasthan. He issued the order on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
· Rajasthan government had banned the online or offline sale, storage, production, distribution, and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the state. The CM said that the ban follows his party’s manifesto to discourage the youth from addiction.
In PM-KISAN scheme extended the ₹6,000 per year to all farmers
PM-KISAN scheme extended the ₹6,000 per year to all farmers in the country. The revised scheme envisages covering around 2 crores more farmers increasing the coverage of PM-KISAN to around 14.5 crore beneficiaries.
• The Cabinet in its first meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved a new scheme, which assures minimum monthly pension of ₹3,000 to all Shopkeepers, Retail traders and Self-employed persons after attaining the age of 60 years.
The scheme will benefit three crore, retail traders and shopkeepers.
Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, by the first quarter of 2020
· Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency by the first quarter of 2020. The company is expected to reveal more details about the currency before testing begins later in 2019.
· Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney to discuss the opportunities and risks of the planned digital currency. It will need to overcome numerous technical and regulatory hurdles before it can be launched.
ISRO partnered with IAF for Gaganyaan astronaut selection, training
· An agreement was signed by The Indian Air Force (IAF) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for crew selection and training for the prestigious Gaganyaan, the country’s maiden manned mission.
· A three-member crew will spend a minimum of seven days in space Under the program.
· The Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) will lead the selection and training of astronauts on behalf of IAF.
This mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.
Gaganyaan (“Sky Craft”) is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft intended to be the basis of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
The Programme is aimed to be launched by December 2021.
Union Cabinet approves the extension of PM-KISAN scheme
· Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved changes to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme forwards of deceased defense personnel under the National Defence Fund. The quota of new scholarships for children of state police officials will be 500 in a year. scholarship rate has been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.
· Under the scheme, every year new scholarships are given for 5500 wards of armed forces controlled by Ministry of Defence, for 2000 wards of paramilitary forces controlled by Ministry of Home Affairs and for 150 wards of forces controlled by Ministry.
US President Donald Trump has said the country would end its preferential trade treatment for India on June 5.
US President Donald Trump has said the country would end its preferential trade treatment for India on June 5 India is the biggest beneficiary of the US’ Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
• Pakistan has approved a fund of 2,000 crore Pakistani rupees (₹930 crore) to help boost its stock market.
Note: Pakistan’s stock market has been one of the world’s worst performing over the past two years.
A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia was found in Goa
· Scientists have recently identified a new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa. The wasp, Kudakrumia rangnekari, has been named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar. It belongs to genus Kudakrumia. The Kudakrumia is a genus of primitive wasps that is described and previously known only from Sri Lanka.
· The new species was collected Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary. This Sanctuary is located in South Goa district, of Goa. The sanctuary was established in 1968.
Assam govt hikes parental income limit under the fee waiver scheme
Assam government has waived admission fees for students taking admission up to Post Graduate level whose parental income is less than 2 lakh rupees per year.
All provincialized government colleges and 5 universities are incorporated under the scheme.
WHO says being transgender is not a mental disorder but a sexual health condition
· The World Health Organization (WHO) will no longer categorise being transgender as a “mental disorder”. Classification of Diseases (known as ICD-11), published by the WHO, “gender identity disorders” have been reframed as “gender incongruence.” Gender incongruence has now been listed under sexual health conditions.
· The change was brought in after a major resolution to amend the WHO health guidelines were approved earlier this week on May 25.
‘Saybie’ , The Worlds smallest baby survives
· A US hospital revealed the birth of a baby girl named ‘Saybie’ and said she’s believed to be the world’s smallest surviving baby, who weighed 245 grams at birth.
· A girl Saybie’s ranking as the world’s smallest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Baby registry maintained by the University of Iowa. Saybie had the lowest birth weight of those submitted to the registry.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence on 17th of this month
· The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence on 17th of this month. from 20th onwards The Rajya Sabha will have its sitting. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar stated the session will continue till 26th of next month (July).
· The election for the Speaker of the Lower House will be held on 19th of June. The President will address the Joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on the 20th. The Economic Survey will be tabled on the 4th of July and the Union Budget will be presented on the 5th of July.
AWARDS & HONORS
· The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department for its award this year in recognition of its achievements in the field of tobacco control
Pratibha Patil Awarded Mexico’s highest civilian award
· Former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was conferred the ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca’ (Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle), Mexico’s highest civilian award given to foreigners.
· She’s only the second Indian head of state, after late former President S Radhakrishnan, to get the award.