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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PARLIAMENTARISM- International Day of Parliamentarism is observed on 30th June every year. The day is aimed to honor the Parliamentarian for their service amid the pandemic. During the COVID-19 crisis, Parliaments and other government institutions are subject to the same social distancing measures as other public and private organizations. But the parliament plays a more vital role than ever to pass emergency laws, allocate resources, and scrutinize government action.

SOCIAL MEDIA DAY – On this day,  In its short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate, and share with family, friends, and the world. With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, social media became mainstream. Then 2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook.

 

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INDIA

  • Jammu &Kashmir: 2 terrorists, who killed CRPF jawan and 5-yr old child, eliminated in Anantnag encounter.
  • PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 4 pm.
  • DGCI gives approval for human clinical trials of COVAXIN, first potential COVID-19 Vaccine developed in the country.
  • COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 59.06 percent.
  • Centre issues new guidelines for Unlock 2.0; Metro Rail services, Schools, Colleges, Cinemas, and Gyms to remain shut.
  • The third round of talks between India and China underway to de-escalate tension in eastern Ladakh.
  • Gujarat govt to allow shops to remain open till 8 PM from July 1.
  • Online self-certification facility for facilitating MSME launched in the Shimla

WORLD

  • China’s biggest gold fraud, 4 percent of its reserves may be fake: Report.
  • India, Bangladesh cooperation can help overcome economic effects of COVID-19, says MoS V. Muraleedharan

Current Affairs: INDIA

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Maharashtra: World’s Largest Plasma Therapy Trial under Project ‘Platina’ launched

  • The World’s largest Convalescent Plasma Therapy Trial project was launch on 29th June 2020 by the Maharashtra State Govt.
  • The name of the project is Platina. The project was virtually launched by the CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray. For this trial project, the Indian Council of Medical Research has given the approval to conduct plasma therapy in COVID-19 positive patients admitted in the 21 COVID-19 hospitals of the Maharashtra State Government.
Plasma TherapyA person who has recovered successfully from the COVID-19 infection can donate his/her plasma. In the case of COVID-19, Convalescent Plasma is used to transfer antibodies to the patient suffering from the COVID-19 virus. This helps the patient’s body to develop similar antibodies for fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Indian Government signs agreement for Two Projects in Tamil Nadu with World Bank Group

  • On 29th June 2020, an agreement was signed between the World Bank Group and the Government of India for providing urban poor in the state of Tamil Nadu access to affordable housing.
  • The agreement signed has two projects under it:

(i) Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Program and (ii) Tamil Nadu Housing and Habitat Development Project. The loans for both the project are from the lending arm of the World Bank Group the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

World Bank Group FormationJuly 1944; 75 years ago
Parent organization
World Bank Group
Membership
189 countries (IBRD)
173 countries (IDA)

United Nation Report: India accounts for 45.8 million of the world’s ‘missing females’

  • UN:  India accounts for 45.8 million of the world’s 142.6 million “missing females” over the past 50 years, a report by the United Nations said on Tuesday, noting that the country along with China form the majority of such women globally.
  • The State of World Population 2020 report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the world organisation’s sexual and reproductive health agency, said that the number of “missing women” has more than doubled over the past 50 years – from 61 million in 1970 to a cumulative 142.6 million in 2020.
    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Formation1969
    HeadquartersNew York City, US
    Head
    Natalia Kanem

Current Affairs: INTERNATIONAL

World Bank Group Approves USD 500 Million under STARS Program

  • On 28th June 2020, the World Bank Group has announced that a loan of USD 500 million (approx Rs 3700 CR) was approved by its Board of Executives on on 24th June 2020 for improving the quality and governance of school education system in India.
  • The loan approved will benefit 10 million teachers and 250 million school students across 1.5 million schools in 6 states of India.
  • The loan was approved as a part of the STARS Program. The 6 Indian States are Rajasthan, Odisha, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Maharastra.
STARS ProgramSTARS stands for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program. Since 1994 the program has helped in establishing a long partnership between India and the World Bank. Through the program, the World Bank Group has provided greater flexibility to the vision of the Indian Government to provide ‘Education for All’.

Current Affairs: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Garment Company bagged NRDC license for manufacturing NavRakshak PPEs

  • The National Research Development Cooperation (NRDC) has signed a technology licensing agreement with an Agra-based apparel manufacturing entity, the Indian Garment Company. The agreement aims to manufacture know-how of a Personal protective equipment (PPE) Suit named NavRakshak.
Indian Garment CompanyIndian Garment Company is a registered micro-enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Act. Indian Garment Company is already manufacturing PPE kits in and around Agra and supplying to various hospitals and has now proposed an annual production target of over one million PPE kits using the licensed know-how of NavRakshak to meet the increased requirement of PPEs enforced by COVID crisis.