Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 01 2020
1. Global Day of Parents is celebrated on 1 June
Global Day of Parents is celebrated on 1 June every year. The day aims to honour all the parents throughout the world. The observation of the day recognizes the primary responsibility of the family in nurturing and protecting their children. Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate parents across the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Theme – Appreciate all the parents throughout the world.
2. Pradip Kumar Tripathi Assumes Charge as Secretary in Ministry of Steel
Shri Pradip Kumar Tripathi has assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India on 1 June 2020. He took over as Secretary upon the superannuation of present incumbent Binoy Kumar. The appointment was approved by the Appointment Committee of Cabinet.
Binoy Kumar is a 1983 batch officer who had taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Steel on 1 September 2018. He retired on 30 May 2020.
3. PM Modi launches “My Life My Yoga”
PM Modi launched “My Life My Yoga”, a video blogging contest. The contest is to be conducted as a joint effort of Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR (Indian Council of Cultural Research). The contest is being launched to inspire people to participate in the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) that is to be celebrated in 21st June, 2020. Any participant from the world can take part in the contest.
4. SpaceX: First Private Space Company to send NASA astronauts to space
The SpaceX has become the first private rocket company to send astronauts to space. The company sent Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space initiating a new business model for NASA.
5. Virat Kohli only Indian again in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes
Cricket superstar Virat Kohli remains the only Indian in the Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes with total earnings of USD 26 million, jumping to the 66th spot from 100 in the 2020 standings. Kohli’s earnings from endorsement stand at USD 24 million and USD 2 million from salary/winnings. The 31-year-old is also the only cricketer in the top-100 list.
With earnings of USD 25 million, Kohli was ranked 100th in 2019 and 83rd in 2018 with USD 24 million. Tennis legend Roger Federer has toped the list for the first time with earnings of USD 106.3 million, rising from fifth place last year.
6. Gujarat is the first state to complete the migration of workers to their home state through Shramik Special trains
According to sources, it is the only state which had run more than 1,000 shramik special trains for sending 15 lakh 18 thousand migrant workers to their home state. According to Additional Chief Secretary of State Labor and Employment department Vipul Mitra, this was the biggest planned migration by any state in Independent India.
7. Arun Singhal Appointed Food Safety Regulator Chief
Senior bureaucrat Arun Singhal has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.
Mr Singhal, a 1987-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Special Secretary in the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
8. Mohandas Pai to chair IBBI advisory committee on service providers
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has reconstituted its advisory committee on service providers and it would now be chaired by Manipal Global Education Services Chairman T V Mohandas Pai. The 12-member panel would advise and provide professional support on regulation and development of the service providers dealt with by the IBBI, according to an order.
9. Lt General Manoj Pande to take over as Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande will take over as the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN). “He was Director General at Army Headquarters dealing with subjects of Discipline, Ceremonial and Welfare, prior to assuming the present appointment,” the ministry said in its press released.
10. World Milk Day is observed on June 01
World Milk Day is an international 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.
Theme – 20th Anniversary of world milk day.
11. Wajid Khan passes away
Music director Wajid Khan, known for his compositions for Salman Khan’s popular movies such as ‘Wanted’, the ‘Dabangg’ franchise and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, was laid to rest at a Versova cemetery in presence of close friends and family members.
The music composer passed away in a Mumbai hospital at 42 due to coronavirus complications leading to kidney issues.
12. Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time gold medalist for U.S. at 1956 Summer Olympics, dies at 84
Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University. He was 84. Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito.