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NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY – On this day, National Go Fishing Day on June 18th each year encourages us to drop a line – in the nearest stream, pond, lake, or river. Taking a break from our daily routine to bait a hook and catch some fish can be a relaxing endeavour.
NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY – On this day, 1st day of National Nursing Assistants’ Week, we observe National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day. On this day, we recognize all nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others, whether it’s been 5 years or 58 years of service.
Top One Line Current Affairs Headlines
- India will give a befitting reply to anyone who tries to impinge upon its sovereignty and integrity, asserts PM.
- EAM S Jaishankar lodges strong protest to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the violent face-off in Galwan Valley.
- Defence forces stand strong towards protecting sovereignty and integrity of the country: Army Chief.
- PM Modi emphasizes the need to weed out the stigma attached to COVID-19 infection.
- Railways deploy 960 COVID Care Coaches in five States
- UN Security Council to elect 5 new non-permanent members today.
- Closely monitoring India-China situation, says the US.
- Sports Ministry to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence under the Khelo India Scheme in each State and UT: Kiren Rijiju
Current Affairs: INDIA
GoI Report: Average Temperature in India to rise by 4.4 degree Celsius
- The Ministry of Earth Science recently released its report “Assessment of Climate Change over Indian Region”. According to the report, the average surface temperature of India could increase up to 4.4 degrees Celsius by the end of 2100 as compared to the temperature between 1976 & 2005.
- The report says that with the RCP (Representative Concentration Pathway) increasing to 4.5, the temperature of India could rise to 2.4 degrees Celsius.
|Ministry of Earth Science Departments||India Meteorological Department|
|Minister responsible||Dr Harsh Vardhan|
|Officeholders||Y. S. Chowdary (Minister of State), Harsh Vardhan (Minister)|
Researchers discovered new fish species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
- A new species of fish has been discovered in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It was discovered by Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha, Associate Professor & Head, Dept of Zoology, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat.
- The name of the new fish species “Schizothorax sikusirumensis” was derived from the name of the rivers where it was found.
|Schizothorax sikusirumensis||The new species of the fish is named as Schizothorax sikusirumensis. It is from the genus Schizothorax. The fish species were collected from the junction of River Siku and Sirum. The new fish species inhabit the waterlogged area of torrential river drainage.|
|Arunachal Pradesh Capital||Itanagar|
|Union territory||January 21, 1972|
|Chief minister||Pema Khandu|
Ranchi: Thaawarchand Gehlot to inaugurate CRC for persons with disabilities
- The Union Minister of Social Justice &Empowerment, Dr Thaawarchand is to inaugurate Composite Regional Centre (CRC) on 17 April through video conferencing amid COVID-19 pandemic. The Centre is located inside Namkum Block Office, Khijri, Ranchi.
- CRC-Ranchi will provide rehabilitation services including Physical medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Audiology and Speech Therapy, Psychology, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Special Education, Early intervention & treatment, etc., to persons with disabilities in Jharkhand and adjoining areas.
Sanitary Napkins available for Rs.1 per pad at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras
- Jan Aushadhi Suvidhi Sanitary Napkin is made available in more than 6300 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdhi Pariyojna, PMBJP Kendras across the country at a minimum price of Rs.1 per pad.
- The market price of the similar Sanitary Napkins is around Rs.3 to Rs.8 per pad. over 3.43 Crore pads have been sold till 10 June 2020 at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras.
- The social drive comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current Affairs: International
Nepal: India to construct a sanitation facility at Pashupatinath Temple
- India has pledged to construct an Rs.2.33 Cr sanitation facility at the Pashupatinath Temple complex in Kathmandu, Nepal. It will improve the infrastructure in the holy shrine for the pilgrims.
- Pashupatinath Temple project will be constructed under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri: Development Partnership as a high impact community development scheme by India.
|Prime minister||KP Sharma Oli|
Current Affairs: Agriculture
Wheat procurement from farmers touches an all-time record of 382 lakh tonnes
- The Govt today said that the procurement of wheat from farmers has touched an all-time record to 382 Lakh tonnes. The earlier record was 381.48 lakh tonnes, achieved during 2012-13.
- Consumers Affairs, Food, and public distribution Ministry said that the commencement of procurement was delayed by a fortnight due to the first lockdown and was kicked off only from 15th April in most of the wheat surplus states.
|Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Founded||Sep 2, 1946|
|Departments||Department of Food and Public Distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs|
|Officeholders||Ram Vilas Paswan (Minister), C. R. Chaudhary (Minister of State)|