|Prime Minister Modi will preside over the first National Conference of Chief Secretaries.
|PM Modi will address the First National Conference of Chief Secretaries on the 16th and 17th of June at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
This will be a significant step in strengthening the relationship between the federal and state governments.
The National Conference of Chief Secretaries will be held from June 15 to 17, 2022.
Around 200 people from the central government, all states/UTs, and subject experts will attend the conference.
The three-day conference will focus on how to collaborate with states to achieve quick and sustained economic growth.
The conference will lay the framework for joint action in agriculture that promotes sustainability, job development, education, living comfort, and aatmanirbharta.
|World Blood Donor Day is set on June 14, 2022.
|World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14th.
It is observed to increase awareness of the value of blood and blood products, the necessity of blood donation, and the safety of blood transfusions.
“Donating blood is an act of unity,” is the theme of World Blood Donor Day 2022. “Join the fight to save lives.”
Karl Landsteiner, the man who discovered and classified the ABO blood groups, was born on this day.
The World Health Organization designated June 14 as World Blood Donor Day in 2004.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies was founded in 1919 with the purpose of raising global awareness of the need of healthy people safely donating blood.
Mexico will be the host nation for World Blood Donor Day 2022.
Blood is a type of connective tissue that transports oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. The typical person’s blood volume is roughly 5 litres.
|Ambassador Rabab Fatima has been appointed as the United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General.
|On June 9, 2022, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced Ambassador Fatima’s appointment.
Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations is Ambassador Rabab Fatima.
She will also serve as the United Nations’ High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
She replaces Jamaican Courtenay Rattray. Chef of Cabinet Courtenay Rattray has been appointed.
She is the first Bangladeshi woman to be appointed to this position.
She has risen to the position of Bangladesh’s highest-ranking UN diplomat.
|The NCPCR has deployed the CiSS application on the Baal Swaraj portal.
|The CiSS application was released by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to aid in the rehabilitation of Children in Street Situations (CiSS).
COVID care and CiSS are two services of the Baal Swaraj portal. It’s a website created by NCPCR.
It was created to provide youngsters in need of care and protection with an online tracking and digital real-time monitoring system.
COVID Care Link is a programme that assists children who have lost one or both parents as a result of COVID-19 or other causes after March 2020.
It follows a six-stage paradigm for children’s recovery.
|China has overtaken the United States as the largest importer of Indian broken rice.
|It is presently the world’s largest importer of Indian broken rice. Previously, Indian broken rice was mostly sold to African countries.
In the financial year 2021-22, China imported 16.34 lakh metric tonnes (LMT), or 7.7% of India’s total rice export of 212.10 LMT.
Nearly 97 percent (15.76 LMT) of China’s total rice imports from India (16.34 LMT) was broken rice.
India exported 38.64 LMT of broken rice to 83 countries in 2021-22. China obtained the most (15.76 LMT) of this total. In 2020-21, China only procured 2.73 LMT.
India’s total rice exports (basmati and non-basmati) were 212.10 LMT in 2021-22. This is up 19.30% from the 177.79 LMT shipped in 2020-21.
Rice exports to China grew by 392.20 percent from 3.31 LMT to 16.34 LMT between 2020-21 and 2021-22.
In 2021-22, basmati rice made for 39.48 LMT of India’s total rice exports. Exports in 2020-21 were 46.30 LMT, which was a decrease from the previous year’s 46.30 LMT.
The majority of India’s rice exports are made up of non-basmati rice. The export of rice other than basmati was 172.62 LMT in 2021-22.
|The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022 is passed by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
|The measure names Mamata Banerjee as the next Chancellor of all state-run universities.
The measure was passed by a vote of 182 in favour and 40 against in the 294-member legislature.
The measure was introduced by the minister of education in the state. He argued that since the Prime Minister is the chancellor of a central institution, Visva Bharati, why can’t the Chief Minister be the chancellor of state universities?
The West Bengal Legislative Assembly is the Indian state of West Bengal’s unicameral legislature. It has a total of 294 members.
Biman Banerjee is the Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
|Rahul Srivatshav has been named the 74th Grandmaster of India.
|Rahul Srivatshav P. of Telangana became India’s 74th Grandmaster during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy, breaking the 2500 (Elo points) barrier in live FIDE ratings.
The 19-year-old player hit the 2500 Elo live rating threshold after drawing his eighth round game against Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia at the Cattolica event.
When Srivastava passed the 2500 rating level, he had already achieved five GM criteria and earned the championship.
To become a GM, a player must acquire three GM norms and a live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
Bharath Subramaniyam became the country’s 73rd Grandmaster in January 2022.
In 1988, the famous Viswanathan Anand was crowned India’s first Grandmaster.
|Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw introduced a novel concept called “StartUps for Railways.”
|By enlisting the support of a large and underserved startup ecosystem, the policy aims to enhance scalability and efficiency in the areas of operation, maintenance, and infrastructure creation.
The goal is to encourage young entrepreneurs to think of new ways to improve operational efficiency and safety.
In line with the Indian Railways Innovation Policy, the innovator can now receive a grant of up to Rs 1.5 crore on an equal-sharing basis, with a provision for milestone payments.
The innovator would be chosen under this policy through a transparent and fair process that will be managed through the Indian Railway Innovation Platform, a newly developed online portal.
|In the Andaman Sea and the Straits of Malacca, the 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol began.
|The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) brings together Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy units from the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC).
It will take place in the Andaman Sea and the Malacca Straits from June 13 to June 24, 2022.
The 38th IND-INDO CORPAT is the two countries’ first post-pandemic Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT).
From June 13 to 15, 2022, Indonesian Navy forces will visit the Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) at Port Blair.
From June 23 to 24, 2022, there will be a Sea Phase in the Andaman Sea, as well as a visit by Indian Navy units to Sabang (Indonesia).
CORPAT has been conducted by the Indian and Indonesian navy along their International Maritime Boundary Line since 2002.
|On June 14, Prime Minister Modi will travel to Maharashtra to inaugurate major projects in Pune and Mumbai.
|PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Jal Bhushan Building and Revolutionaries Gallery at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
In the bunker, a gallery has been created (that was discovered on the Raj Bhavan premises in 2016).
Vasudev Balwant Phadke, the Chaphekar brothers, the Savarkar brothers, and Madam Bhikaji Cama are among the state’s liberation warriors and revolutionaries honoured at the museum.
He will also attend the Dwishatabdi Mahotsav (Mumbai Samachar’s 200th anniversary festivities) in Mumbai.
PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Tukaram Temple at Dehu, Pune. Tukaram, a 17th-century Bhakti poet-saint, was born in Dehu. The warkari cult holds this location in great regard.
Tukaram was a Lord Vithala devotee. Tukaram is noted for its abhangas, or religious poetry. He is also recognised for his spiritual songs, known as kirtans, which he uses to worship.
|Haryana wins the most medals at the 4th Khelo India Youth Games.
|Khelo India Youth Games: PM Modi opened the Khelo India School Games in New Delhi on January 31, 2018. Later, it was called Khelo India Youth Games. Haryana was the state with the most medals, followed by Maharashtra and Delhi.
Pune hosted the second edition of the games in 2019. The state of Maharashtra won the most medals, followed by Haryana and Delhi.
PM Modi introduced the Khelo India App on February 27, 2019.
The first Khelo India University Games were held in Cuttack, Odisha, in 2020.
The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati, Assam, in 2020. The state of Maharashtra won the most medals, followed by Haryana and Delhi.
The Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, for the fifth time.
|Famous cricketer K S Duleepsinhji’s 117th birthday is on June 13, 2022.
|K.S. Duleepsinhji was born on June 13, 1905, into a Saurashtra royal dynasty.
He was a great batsman who represented England in 12 tests.
He made 50 century in first-class cricket in a short period of time.
In his honour, the Duleep trophy was created. The Indian board began it in 1961-62 as a zonal tournament rather than a state first-class competition.
His uncle, K S Ranjitsinhji, is honoured with the Ranji Trophy.
|India’s rating outlook has been downgraded from Stable to Negative by Fitch Ratings.
|Its prediction for FY23 GDP growth has been cut to 7.8%. In March, the economy is expected to increase at an annual rate of 8.5 percent.
Because of India’s strong economic recovery, the prognosis has shifted from negative to stable, implying that downside risks to medium-term growth have decreased.
Fitch Ratings altered India’s outlook from stable to negative in June 2020.
Fitch Ratings has maintained its BBB- grade. Since August 2006, India’s rating has stayed at BBB-.
Between FY24 and FY27, it expects growth of roughly 7%.
The debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to fall to 83 percent in the current fiscal year, down from 87.6 percent in 2020-21.
|The Technology Development Board will develop a one-billion-dollar start-up fund.
|The Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory agency under the Department of Science and Technology, intends to develop a 1000-crore startup fund.
It will be introduced in two stages as a public-private collaboration.
In the first phase, a corpus of 400 crores would be established. TDB will work with more firms in the second phase to raise funds.
The fund’s main goal is to invest in startups in a variety of industries.
The Technology Development Board Act of 1995 established the Technology Development Board as a legislative entity in 1996.