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NATIONAL STATISTICS DAY – National Statistics Day is celebrated on 29 June every year. The day is to commemorate the birth anniversary of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. On this day, the nation pays homage to Professor Mahalanobis. Its main aim of the day is to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life
NATIONAL CAMERA DAY – On this day, Everything comes into focus on June 29th each year when we recognize National Camera Day. The day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention. A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places. Capturing an image of a person or place in a drawing took time and skill.
NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY – On this day, National Almond Buttercrunch Day is observed annually on June 29th. Toffee covered in chocolate come together to create buttercrunch.
- Budget for Ladakh increased by four times: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
- Pradhan Mantri Scheme for Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises launched by Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
- COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 58.67 percent in-country.
- Plasma Bank to be set up in Delhi to treat COVID-19 patients: CM Arvind Kejriwal.
- Govt-run jute mills to shut down in Bangladesh.
Indian Oil’s second R&D Campus inaugurated at Faridabad
- Agreement for Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan signed in presence of EAM S Jaishankar.
- 28 dead as boat sinks in Buriganga near Dhaka.
- Global coronavirus cases exceed one-crore mark
- China says will restrict visas for some Americans over Hong Kong row.
- UK’s Boris Johnson says he will double down on spending plans.
- Pakistan Stock Exchange building attacked in Karachi.
Current Affairs: INDIA
Arjun Munda launched Tribes India products on GEM and new website of TRIFED
- The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda launched the Trifed Digital Platforms, through Video Conference. He launched the TRIBES India products on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) with a diverse range on display and TRIFED’s new website, https://trifed.tribal.gov.in.
- The launch comes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the country. The Ministry aims to helo the livelihoods of the poor and marginalized communities have been seriously impacted due to the pandemic. The move aims to ease the burden of the tribal artisans during such troubled times.
|Union Minister for Tribal Affairs – Ministers responsible||Arjun Munda, Cabinet Minister Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State|
Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, IAS
Arunachal Pradesh to provide 100 percent tap connections in the State by 2023 March
- Arunachal Pradesh state govt is to implement Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the State. The mission aims to improve the lives of rural people by providing safe drinking water to every rural household through household tap connections.
- Arunachal Pradesh aims to provide 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to all the households of the State by March 2023.
|State in North East India|
Current Affairs: INTERNATIONAL
Agreement for Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan signed in presence of EAM S Jaishankar
- The Concession Agreement for the 600 MegaWatt Kholongchhu (Joint Venture) Hydroelectric Project between Bhutan govt & Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited was signed today in Thimphu, in the virtual presence of External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Tandi Dorji.
- The 600 MW run-of-the-river project is located on the lower course of the Kholongchhu River in Trashiyangtse District in Eastern Bhutan.
Current Affairs: ECONOMY
Reserve Bank of India seeks extension for Monetary Policy Committee members
- RBI is seeking an extension of the tenure of external members on its rate-setting panel until March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, govt officials with knowledge of the matter said.
- The central bank has written to the Finance Ministry & the letter is under consideration, the officials said, asking not to be identified as the matter is not public. Three of the six-member Monetary Policy Committee are external representatives and their appointment is for a term of four years and they are ineligible for re-appointment, according to rules.
Current Affairs: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
In times of COVID, firms rush to get cybersecurity cover
- Leading insurance companies have introduced identity theft, cyber bullying, malware intrusion and cyber extortion in their policies and said inquiries for cyber insurance have shot up 70% from March.
Refurbished phones demand surges amid supply crunch for new devices
- “We have been witnessing a sudden increase in demand for refurbished phones in the last two-three days,” said Nakul Kumar, chief operating officer of Cashify. “But fulfillment is becoming an issue since the supply is quickly drying up for us as well.”