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International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – This day is celebrated by the United Nations. In 2003, the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and its partners had launched a global campaign to End Obstetric Fistula. Theme: The theme for 2020 IDEOF is “End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”.
NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY – On this day, National Lucky Penny Day hopes you’ll have good luck all day long.
NATIONAL TAFFY DAY – On this day, Celebrates a mouth-watering confection on National Taffy Day. Taffy candy has been made and it is sold for many years & has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers.
Top One Line Current Affairs Headlines
- PM Modi announces assistance of Rs 1, 000 cr to West Bengal, Rs 500 cr to Odisha for relief, rehabilitation in cyclone-hit areas.
- COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 41% in the country.
- Govt revises advisory to use Hydroxychloroquine for asymptomatic health care and front line workers.
- Doubling rate of coronavirus cases in the country slows down to over 13 days: Health Ministry
- Air India resumes booking for domestic flights.
- ICSE remaining Class 10th, 12th Board exams to be conducted from 1st-14th July.
- 5 lakh guest workers brought back to Madhya Pradesh.
- Tamil Nadu: 1345th Birth Anniversary of Mannar Perumbidugu Mutharaiyar being celebrated in Trichy
- U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action
- Maldives defend India against the charge of Islamophobia at OIC
- Pakistani aircraft crashes in Karachi.
- Virus hits young people harder in Brazil
Current Affairs: INDIA
Jharkhand: No districts under Red Zone, 21 in Orange, 3 in green
- In Jharkhand, no districts are presently under Red Zone category, while 21 districts out of 24 are presently in Orange Zone and three districts are in Green Zone category as per the protocols set by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which is a positive sign towards fighting the battle against COVID-19.
- After the recent classification of districts in specific zones, the State Health Secretary Dr. Nitin Kulkarni has instructed to immediately start the OPD services in all government hospitals of the state without fail.
- Although the number of positive cases continues to rise with the homecoming of migrant laborers in the state with 22 new cases reported last night taking the total count of COVID-19 to 330 in Jharkhand.
Hemant Soren, Since 2019
|History||Jharkhand which came into being on 15 November 2000 as the 28th State of the Union is the homeland of the tribals who had dreamed of a separate state for a long time.|
Maharashtra: Governor asks CM to resolve university exams issue without further delay
- Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked CM Uddhav Thackeray to resolve the issue of conduct of final-year university exams without any further delay in the larger interest of students.
- In a letter to the CM, Koshyari said that not conducting the final year examinations by the universities amounts to a breach of UGC guidelines”.
|Maharashtra Capital||Maharashtra has 2 administrative capital. 1st is Mumbai and 2nd one is Nagpur.|
|Governor||Bhagat Singh Koshyari|
IASST develops electrochemical sensing platform for detecting carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds in food
- Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, developed an electrochemical sensing platform. It will detect carcinogenic or mutagenic compound N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA) that are found in food items like cured meat, bacon, some cheese, and low-fat milk.
- It was achieved by developing a modified electrode by immobilizing carbon nanomaterials (carbon dots) in Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
Current Affairs: Sports
Sports Authority of India issues SOP to resume sports training after relaxation in lockdown guidelines
- Sports Authority of India has issued a Standard Operating Procedure for the resumption of training, following a relaxation in lockdown guidelines. Under the SOP, athletes resuming training at SAI centers across the country will have to sign consent forms, acknowledging risks associated with restarting practice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sports Authority of India(SAI) also gave out the consent forms that the athletes and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) will have to fill up as part of the SOP. The SAI said that the signing of the consent form will be monitored by its COVID-19 Task Force constituted at each training center to guide and monitor all trainees and staff.
- Prior to the commencement of National Coaching Camp, NSFs will submit a written undertaking to abide by all the protocols prescribed in this SOP and various Government orders issued from time to time in the context of COVID-19 prevention. Besides consent from athletes, the SAI SOP also demanded an undertaking from NSFs. The consent form for the athletes also requires the signature of the chief coach.
|SAI Formed On||25 January 1984|
|Headquarters||SAI (Head office), Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi), Lodhi Road, Delhi, India.|
|Agency Executive||Sandip Pradhan Indian Revenue Service, Sports Secretary-cum-Director General|
Current Affairs: International
The United Arab Emirates sends aid plane carrying medical supplies to Afghanistan
- United Arab Emirates yesterday sent an aid plane carrying seven metric tons of medical supplies to Afghanistan.
- Emirates News Agency said the aid will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
|UAE Capital||Abu Dhabi|
|Seven UAE countries Name||Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al Quwain|
|UAE currency||United Arab Emirates dirham|
|Afghanistan currency||Afghan Afghani|
Saudi Arabia announces the first day of Eid-Ul-Fitr
- Saudi Arabia has declared that today will be the last day of the holy month of Ramadan and Sunday will be the first day of Eid-Ul-Fitr. In a statement, the Royal Court of the Kingdom quoting the Supreme Court, said, the new moon of the month of Shawal, which follows Ramadan, was not seen.
- Therefore, it has been decided that Saturday will be the 30th day of Ramadan and that Sunday will be the first day of Shawal and Eid-Ul-Fitr, the statement added.
|Saudi Arabia Capital||Riyadh|
|Mohammed bin Salman|
Bangladesh: Thousands leave Dhaka for Eid as police relax restrictions on movement
- Amid rapidly growing cases of Corona in the country, thousands of people are leaving Dhaka for celebrating Eid at their home-towns and villages as the police relaxed restrictions on the movement of people from the capital city.
- On Friday, the Director-General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun told UNB that people can go to their village, homes in their private vehicles on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
- As the restriction on public transport including autos and taxis and continues, people traveled out of Dhaka on cars, microbuses, pickup vans, and motorcycles.
|Prime minister||Sheikh Hasina|
Current Affairs: Business
Finance Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman stresses the need to make country self-reliant
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stressed the need to make the country self-reliant. In an exclusive interview to Doordarshan News, Ms. Sitharaman said, the country still has to import goods which help produce both for the country itself and also for exports.
The Finance Minister said, the way the government has designed the package, it would give immediate help to all those who need additional capital in order to kick-start the economy. She said it will benefit both the demand and the supply side.