A special meeting of ASEAN and Indian foreign ministers is taking place in New Delhi.India is hosting the ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting for the first time to commemorate the 30th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue relations.

India’s foreign minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, attended the conference and stated that ASEAN has always served as a beacon of regionalism, multilateralism, and globalisation.

India supports a strong, united, and prosperous ASEAN, and understands its importance in the Indo-Pacific region, he added.

The event will be accompanied by Delhi Dialogue, a leading think tank. Dialogue track 1.5 Track 1.5 discussions are conversations in which a mix of government officials and non-governmental specialists engage in an unofficial capacity.

The military coup that overthrew Aung San Suu Ki’s administration on February 1, 2021, had an impact on ASEAN-Myanmar relations.

The ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam (ASEAN).

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on August 8, 1967. Jakarta, Indonesia, is the company’s headquarters.

India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific strategy are both centred on ASEAN. The Plan of Action 2021-2025, which was agreed in 2020, guides the ongoing India-ASEAN cooperation.
The CCI has approved Air India Ltd’s purchase of the full shares in AirAsia (India) Private Limited (Air Asia India) (AIL).Air India, TSPL’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, will purchase all of Air Asia India’s equity shares.

TSPL now owns 83.67 percent of Air Asia India’s equity share capital.

“AirAsia” is the brand name used by Air Asia India. TSPL and Air India Investment Limited have formed a joint venture (AAIL).
The National Statistical Office (NSO) presented its fourth year report based on the PLFS conducted from July 2020 to June 2021.According to the yearly report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2020 to June 2021, the unemployment rate decreased from 4.8 percent in 2019-20 to 4.2 percent today, as expected.

According to NSO statistics issued on June 14, 2022, labour indicators improved dramatically in July 2020-June 2021 when compared to the previous three years.

According to the most recent weekly data, the unemployment rate is expected to fall from 8.8% to 7.5 percent in 2020-21.

The unemployment rate in 2020-21 will be the lowest since the first PLFS, at 4.2 percent. In 2017-18, the First PLFS reported a 6.1 percent unemployment rate.

In 2020-21, the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) reached its highest level in four years, at 39.3 percent. In 2020-21, the Worker Population Ratio (WPR) will be 36.3 percent.

Males in rural regions had a greater unemployment rate (3.9 percent) than females (2.1 percent ).

Female unemployment was greater than male unemployment in metropolitan areas (8.6% vs. 8.6%). (6.1 percent ).

While the general job market improved, there was an increase in low-paying, low-quality labour.

Unpaid self-employment increased to 17.3 percent in 2020-21, while unpaid employment in rural areas increased to 21.3 percent.

Agriculture’s percentage of the labour force continues to climb in 2020-21, according to PLFS statistics. It now stands at 46.5 percent.

The increase in agricultural employment was more noticeable in urban regions than in rural areas.
According to the United Nations, tribal violence in Darfur, Sudan killed 100 people in a week.In Sudan’s war-torn Darfur, about 100 people have been slain in tribal disputes, the latest increase in bloodshed in the restive area.

A land dispute between Arab and African tribes in the village of Kulbus in West Darfur region sparked the fighting.

Local Arab militias raided many communities in the region, forcing thousands of civilians to escape.

The Darfur crisis began in 2003, when individuals of African heritage in the capital city of Khartoum rebelled against the Arab-dominated government, accusing it of discrimination.

Al-Bashir was deposed in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in Khartoum. In Darfur, he was charged with genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
According to the newly issued SIPRI Yearbook, as governments continue to upgrade, global nuclear arsenals will rise.The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has issued the conclusions of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which analyses the present condition of arms, disarmament, and international security (SIPRI).

Nine nuclear-armed governments are still developing their arsenals: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea.

Despite a slight drop in the overall number of nuclear weapons between January 2021 and January 2022, it is likely to climb during the next decade.

Out of an anticipated total of 12,705 warheads in military stockpiles at the start of 2022, around 9440 were ready to be utilised.

A total of 3732 warheads were deployed on missiles and planes, with an additional 2000 on high operational alert (almost all of which belonged to Russia or the US).
The MoU between India and Australia for Technical Cooperation in the Australia-India Water Security Initiative was approved by the Cabinet (AIWASI).In December 2021, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Cooperation in Urban Water Management.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two nations will increase bilateral collaboration in the field of urban water security.

It would increase institutional capacity for urban water management at all levels, such as improving accessibility, cost, and quality of water and sanitation services; and promoting a water-secure economy and circular economy.

Encourage water management strategies that are climate-resilient.
Increase community involvement in water management.

Improve social inclusion by implementing infrastructure initiatives that are easily accessible.

The Australia-India Water Security Initiative (AIWSI) is an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI). It was formed during a meeting of the Joint Working Group in September 2020. Its goal is to increase access to clean drinking water and sanitation services while also working toward a vision of a water-sensitive city that is resilient.
The theme-based Bharat Gaurav Train’s first service started from Coimbatore North to Sainagar Shirdi.The train will be operated on the route by the company “South Star Rail,” which is a well-known private service provider.

The train’s operation, according to the Railways, would generate a fixed yearly income of 3.34 crore rupees.

The carriages of the Southern Railway have been restored by a private business.
June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Every year on June 15, the day is commemorated.

Its goal is to raise awareness regarding elder abuse and neglect.
In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared the day to be International Women’s Day.

Abuse of the elderly is a concern in both developing and industrialised countries.

According to the United Nations, the number of people aged 60 and more would increase by 38%, from one billion to 1.4 billion, between 2019 and 2030, outnumbering youngsters globally.

The abuse and neglect of elderly persons is known as elder abuse. Physical abuse, psychological or mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and abandonment are all examples of abuse.
On June 16, 2022, the Ministry of Jal Shakti will hold a National Workshop on Dam Safety Act 2021.A one-day National Workshop on Dam Safety Act, 2021 was held at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, under the auspices of the Central Water Commission and the Department of Water Resources.
The workshop’s goal is to educate all stakeholders on the 2021 Act’s requirements and to deliberate about dam safety governance in India.

Dam safety is crucial in India owing to dam ageing and neglected maintenance. Dams have caused significant floods in the nation in the past.

The Dam Safety Act of 2021 took effect on December 30, 2021. Its goal is to guarantee that the specified dam is monitored, inspected, operated, and maintained in order to prevent dam failure-related tragedies and assure its safe operation.

The statute establishes a National Committee on Dam Safety, which will be chaired by the head of the Central Water Commission. The National Dam Safety Authority was created to serve as a regulatory authority.
On June 14, 2022, Prime Minister Modi attended the Mumbai Samachar’s 200th anniversary event.Prime Minister Modi also issued a commemorative postal stamp on this day.

He said that Mumbai Samachar represents India’s philosophy and expression.

The Mumbai Samachar is a Gujarati and English-language newspaper that is published in Mumbai. On July 1, 1822, Shri Fardunjee Marzbanji began publishing Mumbai Samachar as a weekly. It was turned into a daily newspaper in 1832.
Iraq’s Lake Sawa dries up owing to a water shortage.This is the first time the lake has dried up in millennia. It is situated near the Euphrates River in Muthanna.

The lake dried up as a result of local investors’ mismanagement, government neglect, and climate change (including low rainfall and back to back drought).

The “Pearl of the South” is the name given to the lake. It was created on top of limestone and studded with gypsum. It does not have an inlet or an outlet.

Lake Sawa was microscopically produced on the day Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 AD, according to certain historical Islamic traditions.
From June 13 to June 20, 2022, APEDA will host an eight-day mango festival in Bahrain.APEDA, in collaboration with the Indian Embassy and the Al Jazira Group, established the Mango Festival in Bahrain on June 13, 2022, in order to enhance mango exports.

34 types of mangoes from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha are on show for the first time.

Mango is mostly grown in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka in India.

India’s main exports include Alphonso, Kesar, Totapuri, and Banganpalli.
India sells mangoes to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, the European Union, the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

Mangoes come in over 1000 different types in India. When compared to Southern and Western Indian cultivars, Northern/Eastern Indian types are frequently late to bear.
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