Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 01 2019
1. Tribal Odisha’s woman Chandrani Murmu of BJD became the youngest MP in the country and her debut in Parliament
Tribal Odisha’s woman Chandrani Murmu(25) of BJD, became the youngest MP in the country anl her debut in Parliament. A tribal woman from Odisha, Chandrani Murmu aged 25 of Biju Janata Dal (BID) party became the youngest MP in the country. She defeated the two-time BJP MP Ananta Nayak by a margin of 66,203 votes and claimed the Keonjhar constituency, Odisha.
She became the youngest MP in India’s history. After spending her childhood in the Tikargumura village of Odisha, Chandrani Murmu completed her Bachelors in Technology from the Siksha O Anusandhan University in Bhubaneswar in 2017.
2. FICCI survey predicted GDP growth of India at 7.1% for FY20
FICCI survey predicted GDP growth of India at 7.1% for FY20. FICCI’s (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) economic outlook survey projected India’s median GDP (Gross Domestic Product) 7.1% for FY20 and 7.2% for FY21. The survey was conducted among economists belonging to the industry, banking and financial services sectors. Minimum and maximum growth estimate stood at 6.8 per cent and 7.3 per cent.
3. Tenth National Science Film Festival of India to be held in Agartala, Tripura in 2020
Tenth National Science Film Festival of India to be held in Agartala, Tripura in 2020. 10th National Science Film Festival of India(NSFFl) will be in Agartala, Tripura in January-February 2020. This is for the second time the event will be held in a North-Eastern city.
It will be jointly hosted by Vigyan Prasar of the Central Government, State Government, and Tripura Central University. Chief Minister of the State Biplab Kumar Deb had requested the Union Science and Technology Ministerto hold the NSFF in Tripura.
4. World Milk Day is observed on 1 June
World Milk Day is observed on 1 June. World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector.
The theme for World Milk Day 2019 in India is “Drink Milk: Today & Everyday”.
5. SWIFT India and South Asia Conference was held in Mumbai
SWIFT India and South Asia Conference was held in Mumbai. The SWIFT India and South Asia Conference held at the St Regis Mumbai. The conference saw the participation of 500 delegates representing financial institutions, regulators, market infrastructure experts, multinational corporations, and other industry professionals, to discuss the most pertinent issues concerning the nation’s financial market.
The theme of the conference was “Digitisation in transition: The future of innovation and cyber security. It was organized and hosted by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication).
6. Ex-President Pratibha Patil conferred Mexico’s highest civilian honour
Former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was conferred the ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca’ (Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle), Mexico’s highest civilian award given to foreigners, on Saturday. The Ambassador of Mexico to India conferred the award to Patil in Pune. She’s only the second Indian head of state, after late former President S Radhakrishnan, to get the award.
7. Government forms new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry
The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. The Jal ministry will be headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while Ram Lal Kataria will be the minister of state.
8. Rajasthan Health Department wins WHO’s Award for Tobacco Control
The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department its Tobacco Control Award for year 2019 in recognition of Rajasthan’s achievements in the field of tobacco control.
The Award was conferred by WHO on occasion of World No Tobacco Day (celebrated on 31 May 2019) at a function in New Delhi. During year 2018-19, Rajasthan’s Medical & Health Department launched several campaigns against tobacco consumption at places like schools, colleges, police stations and government offices.
9. Federer oldest man to reach French Open 4th round since 1972
World number three Roger Federer has become the oldest male player to reach the fourth round at the French Open since 1972. Federer defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud in the third round. Ruud’s father had reached the third round of French Open when Federer first played at Roland Garros as a wild-card entrant in 1999.
10. India unemployment rate at 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18: Govt
India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18 fiscal year, the Statistics Ministry said on Friday, matching data earlier leaked to a newspaper. The data showed that 7.8% of all employable youth in urban areas were jobless, while the figure was 5.3% in rural areas. Joblessness among men stood at 6.2%, compared to 5.7% for women.
11. Who is the youngest and the oldest minister in PM Modi’s Cabinet?
There are a total of 25 ministers in the Cabinet, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The average age of the Cabinet is 60.4. The youngest minister in the Cabinet is Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani at the age of 43, while the oldest is Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at 72.