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Top One Line Current Affairs Headlines
- FM Nirmala Sitharaman chairs GST Council meeting to discuss revenue shortfall and compensation to states.
- Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 49.47 pct; Over 1,47,000 people cured so far.
- No coercive action against Pvt firms for non-payment of full wages during a lockdown: SC.
- Defence Ministry extends the delivery period for all existing capital acquisition contracts with Indian vendors by four months.
- SC seeks response of Centre, states on the treatment of COVID-19 patients, handling of bodies
- India asks the UK not to consider any request for asylum by Vijay Mallya
- Lockdown slows down claim settlements of crop insurance scheme
Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal gets 2020 World Food Prize Bangladesh budget project.
3 airlines challenge UK quarantine in court.
- Australia PM announces relaxations of COVID-19 rules to allow sporting events to resume
Current Affairs: INDIA
CCMB researchers develop new low-cost novel coronavirus
- Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have developed a new low-cost and low-tech required test for the COVID-19 testing. This test is known as Reverse Transcription nested PCR (RT-nPCR) test.
- The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended only a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) test for novel coronavirus testing.
- The newly developed RT-nPCR test does not require real-time quantitative RT-qPCR.
|ICMR Secretary & Director General||Dr Balram Bhargava|
|Founder||Government of India|
Jitendra Singh advises DARPG to expedite Work From Home guidelines in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
- Union Minister of State (MoS) for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh directed the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and advised it to expedite work from home policy guidelines in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Feedback Call Centres will conduct a quality check on every public grievance that has been shown as redressed on COVID-19 National Monitoring Dashboard over a period of one month.
|Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG)||DARPG is the nodal agency of the Government of India for administrative reforms as well as redressal of public grievances relating to the states in general & pertaining to Central Govt agencies in particular.|
Titan drifts away from Saturn 100 times faster than expected
- A new study stated that Saturn’s largest moon Titan is now expanding from Saturn at a rate 100 times faster than scientists had previously predicted. This speed of drifting is about 4 inches every year.
- Titan was born close to the planet. But over the course of 4.5 billion years, Titan has migrated out to where it orbits currently, approximately 746,000 miles (1.2 million km) away from the planet.
Bharatmala Pariyojana delayed
- The Bharatmala Pariyojana that was scheduled to be completed in 2021-22 is to be completed by 2025-26. The announcement of delay was announced by the rating agency ICRA (Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency).
|Bharatmala Pariyojana||The scheme was launched for road construction in India. It gives special importance to projects connecting far-flung areas and rural areas. The scheme will build 4-lane highways, move 80 PERCENT freight traffic, interconnect logistics parks. It will also connect 7 northeast Multi-Nodal Waterway ports.|
Current Affairs: International
Indian-American soil scientist wins the 2020 World Food Prize
- Indian-American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal has won the prestigious 2020 World Food Prize, which is considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Prize in the field of agriculture.
- The award recognized his contribution to increasing the global food supply by helping small farmers improve the health of the soil. The award also highlights the importance of managing & restoring soil health.
|Dr.Rattan Lal||Dr.Rattan Lal was awarded for his role in developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increase food production that restores and conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.
Dr Rattan Lal has a career spanning more than five decades. He has promoted innovative soil-saving techniques benefiting the livelihoods of more than 500 million small farmers. His inventions were aimed to improve the food and nutritional security of more than two billion people and saving hundreds of millions of hectares of natural tropical ecosystems. Lal is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.
Current Affairs: Technology
Kerala Startup partners with SCTIMST to launch IoT based used mask disposal smart bin and UV light-based disinfection device
- Cochin-based startup VST Mobility Solutions has launched an automated mask disposal machine, named BIN-19, as part of efforts to develop products helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The technology from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) was formally launched. VST Mobility Solutions also launched UV SPOT, a UV light-based multipurpose disinfector, to combat the COVID-19.
|UV SPOT||(i)UV SPOT is a multipurpose disinfector device with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection lamps. With the internal reflective surfaces and UVC Lamp, the device disinfects a board range of microorganisms.
(ii) The device will be used to dispose of the contaminated or used face-mask and for reusing the UVC stable metallic products.
(iii)The device is proven under a microbiological test conducted by Sree Chitra Lab.
Current Affairs: Business
FM Nirmala Sitharaman chairs GST Council meeting to discuss revenue shortfall and compensation to states
- The 40th GST council meeting is underway through video conferencing. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman is chairing the meeting in North Block. Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Finance Ministers of States and UTs and Senior officers from Union Government and States are also present in the meeting.
- The GST council is meeting today for the first time after the nationwide lockdown and the council is expected to discuss the revenue shortfall and the compensation to states.
Current Affairs: Agriculture
Guidelines for Import of Exotic Species
- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently issued advisory to import of Exotic Live Species.
- Under the new guidelines, the importer should obtain a No-Objection Certificate from Chief Wildlife Warden of the state. The persons possessing Exotic live species should make voluntary disclosure within a period of 6 months.
- The Forest Officials will check if the facilities where the species are being housed are safe. They will also issue online certificates to owners in six months of the date of disclosure.
|Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Founded||1985|
|Officeholders||Babul Supriyo (Minister of State), Prakash Javadekar (Minister)|
|Departments||Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management|
Current Affairs: Defence
Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Complex inaugurated in Vizag
- The Indian Navy has inducted the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex to provide rescue cover to submarines on the east and west coast of India.
- The DSRV complex was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam on 10 June.
|ENC Headquarters location||Visakhapatnam|
|Founded||March 1, 1968|
|Parent organization||Indian Navy|