Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 13 2019
1. JNU to confer alumni award to Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar
JNU to confer alumni award to Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar. Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) planned to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar with the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ on the third convocation of the university
The function is to be held in the month of August.
- Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman studied in the School of Social Sciences and the School of International Studies of the university for her MA and M Phil degrees respectively.
- Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar studied in the School of International Studies where he completed his M Phil and Doctoral research with the specialisation in nuclear diplomacy.
2. International Albinism Awareness Day 2019 is observed on 13 June
International Albinism Awareness Day 2019 is observed on 13 June. International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated on June 13 every year. The day aims to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism worldwide.
The theme for 2019 for the day is Still Standing Strong. The theme aims to recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with albinism patients around the globe. It is a call for solidarity.
3. Amasebailu Becomes First 100% Solar Powered Village in Karnataka
Amasebailu, a small village situated on the left bank of Haldi river in Udupi. It is the first village in Karnataka to have 100% solar-powered houses. The dream of the three-year-long project. The closing ceremony of the project was organized on June 9. The demand for decentralized small scale energy projects instead of centralized mega-projects is increasing due to growing environmental concerns.
4. India ranked 113 out of 176 countries in End of Childhood Index
India ranked 113 out of 176 countries in End of Childhood Index. According to the 3rd End of Childhood Index Global Childhood Report 2019, India ranked 113 in 176 countries with 769 scores out of 1000. The Index released on May 28, 2019, by ‘Save the Children’, a United Kingdom (13K) based non-profit organization which works for child rights.
5. Arjun Munda Tribal Affairs Minister launched the e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes
Arjun Munda Tribal Affairs Minister launched the e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes. Shri Arjun Munda Tribal Affairs launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” . It is organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs. These e-governance initiatives serve their purpose of the betterment of tribal communities across the nation.
6. The Union Cabinet approved two Medical Bills that was lapsed in the 16th Lok Sabha session
The Union Cabinet approved two Medical Bills that was lapsed in the 16th Lok Sabha session. The Union Cabinet approved the two Medical Bills, Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2019, and the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment Bill), 2019. Both the bills had lapsed in the 16th Lok Sabha session. The Bills are to be reintroduced in the upcoming Parliament session.
7. RBI sets up 6 member panel to examine the ATM charges and fees
RBI sets up 6 member panel to examine the ATM charges and fees. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a high-level six-member committee under IBA Chief Executive V G Kannan. The committee will examine ATM charges and fees by banks amid demands for reviewing the levies. There have been persistent demands to change automated teller machines (ATM) charges and fees as its uses are growing significantly.
8. Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts
Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts. Eight-year-old Indian expat student collected nearly 15,000 kg of paper waste. Dubai is part of Emirates Environmental Group’s nationwide recycling campaign. Ms. Tony was honored with Eco Champions of Recycling award for her efforts in keeping the environment clean by collecting paper waste.
9. Study says every individual ingest 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week
Study says every individual ingest 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week. Researchers said that the people could be ingesting 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week. Microplastics are tiny plasstics pieces ranging from 5 millimetres down to 100 nanometres in diameter.
10. Scientists has discovered a new frog species in the Northeast
Scientists has discovered a new frog species in the Northeast. Scientists from Delhi University and Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with researchers from Indonesia and the USA has discovered a new frog species in the Northeast.
The frog is reddish brown in colour. It has prominent dark streaks and ash grey mottling on the lateral sides. Web is absent on its feet.