Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 08 2021
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1. Maldivian minister Abdullah Shahid elected President of 76th UNGA
Maldivian foreign minister, Abdullah Shahid was elected President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (PGA) with an overwhelming majority.
He garnered 143 votes in favour with 48 against – that gave him victory by a three-fourths majority. The post of the UN General Assembly President rotated annually among regional groupings.
2. US to hand over three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role choppers to India
The Indian Navy is set to receive its first set of multi-role helicopters as America is set to hand over three MH-60 Romeo helicopters to the force in the United States in July.
The first batch of Indian pilots has also reached the US for training on the helicopters which would be arriving in India next year in July.
3. Oman to host inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup in 2024
Oman has been named as the host of the inaugural International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey5s World Cup.
The FIH said the men’s and women’s events will take place in Oman’s capital city Muscat in January 2024. The governing body said its Executive Board named Oman as host, after a recommendation from the organisation’s Events Bidding Task Force.
4. Bengaluru international airport achieves net energy neutral status
The Kempegowda International Airport here has achieved net energy neutral status in the Financial Year 2020-21 as part of its sustainability goals. Bengaluru international airport (BIAL) has been able to save nearly 22 lakh units of energy in the Financial Year 2020-21, enough to power nearly 9,000 houses for a month.
5. Punjab tops performance grading index in school education
Punjab, which has improved its showing from the 13th position it attained in 2018-19, topped the charts this time among all the states and union territories with a score of 929 out of 1,000, followed by Chandigarh (912) and Tamil Nadu (906).
6. Hitendra Dave appointed as HSBC India CEO
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. (HSBC) announced the appointment of Hitendra Dave as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India subject to receipt of regulatory approval.
He has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer effective June 7, 2021. Dave succeeds Surendra Rosha who will be moving to Hong Kong as the co-chief executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific.
7. Arunachal Pradesh’s Water Burial bags best film National Award
Arunachal Pradesh’s Water Burial has bagged the best film National Award on environment conservation at 67th National Films Awards 2021. The film, which is directed by independent filmmaker Shantanu Sen.Water Burial is produced by AM Television.
8. Sanjeev Sahai to be new chairman of oil regulator PNGRB
Senior administrator and former power secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is set to take over as next chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
A search committee headed by V K Saraswat, Member (S&T), NITI Aayog, cleared the name of Sahai. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is a statutory body in India.
9. World Oceans Day: 8 June
World Ocean Day is observed globally on 8th June every year. This day is observed to raise global awareness about the importance of the ocean in our lives and the ways through which we can protect it.
“The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” is the theme for World Oceans Day 2021
10. India elected to United Nations Economic and Social Council for 2022-24 term
India has been elected to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six main organs of the United Nations, for the 2022-24 terms.
The Economic and Social Council of 54 members is at the heart of the United Nations system for advancing the three dimensions of sustainable development- economic, social, and environmental.