Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 06 & 07 2021
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1. Ranjitsinh Disale Appointed as the World Bank Education Advisor
Ranjitsinh Disale has been appointed as the World Bank Education advisor, starting from June 2021 to June 2024. He is the first Indian to have been awarded the Global Teacher Award in 2020, will now be working on the Coach Project, launched by the World Bank in March 2021. The project’s aim is to ‘help countries accelerate learning by improving teacher professional development.’
2. Sergio Perez wins Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix with both Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton failing to finish.
This was the first win for Perez since joining Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel for Aston Martin and Pierre Gasly for Alpha Tauri completed the unexpected podium. Verstappen crashed with five laps to go and the race at his mercy. Hamilton then locked up at the restart when on target for the second.
3. GST collections at Rs 1.03 lakh crore for May
The goods and service tax collections for May clocked Rs 1,02,709 crore, making it the eighth straight month of collections crossing the Rs 1 lakh crore mark.
The collections have been 65% higher than the GST revenues in the same month, despite many states being under lockdown due to the Covid pandemic.
4. India slips two spots on 17th Sustainable Development Goals report
India’s rank has slipped by two places from last year to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. India ranks below four South Asian countries: Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
5. Kerala launches ‘Knowledge Economy Mission’
Kerala government has launched ‘Knowledge Economy Mission’ to boost job prospects in the state by supporting knowledge workers. The initiative was announced in State Budget on June 4. It was being spearheaded by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) and they will submit a comprehensive project report before July 15.
6. World Pest Day: 06 June
Every year, World Pest Day (also sometimes called World Pest Awareness Day) is observed on 06 June. The main purpose of the day is to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role pest management organization plays in protecting public health, project the professional image of the pest management industry, promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially responsible way and call attention to the big threats caused by small pests.
7. Thomas Vijayan Wins Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021
Kerala-based Thomas Vijayan, who is now settled in Canada, has won the 2021 Nature TTL Photography Awards for his photo of an Orangutan clinging to a tree. The photograph is titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’.
Vijayan was adjudged as the overall winner of the competition from over 8,000 entries for Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021, which carries a grand prize of 1,500 pounds (Rs.1.5 lakh). Nature TTL is the world’s leading online nature photography resource.
8. UN Russian Language Day: 06 June
The UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on 06 June. It is one of the six official languages used by the United Nations throughout the Organization. The day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
9. World Food Safety Day: 7th June
World Food Safety Day is observed on 7th June globally. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about different foodborne risks and the measures of how to prevent it. The campaigns will also spread awareness that how food safety is very much important and related to different other important factors of life such as human health, economic growth, and many others.
This year’s theme is “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”.
10. Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining facility launched in U.S.
As per owner of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, his payments venture Square will partner with blockchain technology firm Block-stream Mining in a bid to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility in United Nations.
11. Raimona forest reserve named Assam’s sixth national park
Raimona forest reserve in western Assam’s Kokrajhar district was notified as Assam’s sixth national park on the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the state government has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary in BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) to a national park.