1.The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 has announced the revised Swachh Certification Protocol.

स्वच्छ भारत मिशन-शहरी 2.0 ने संशोधित स्वच्छ प्रमाणन प्रोटोकॉल की घोषणा की है।
8.Nitin Gupta has been named the Central Board of Direct Taxes’ new chairman (CBDT).

नितिन गुप्ता को केंद्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड का नया अध्यक्ष (CBDT) नामित किया गया है।
2.Iran launched the “Zuljanah” solid-fuel rocket into orbit.

ईरान ने “जुलजाना” ठोस-ईंधन रॉकेट को कक्षा में लॉन्च किया।
9.The government extended the GST compensation cess levy deadline to 31 March 2026.

सरकार ने जीएसटी मुआवजा उपकर लगाने की समय सीमा 31 मार्च 2026 तक बढ़ा दी।
3.In Lisbon, the United Nations Ocean Conference gets underway.

लिस्बन में, संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासागर सम्मेलन चल रहा है।
10.Kerala will be the first state with its own bird red list.

केरल पहला राज्य होगा जिसकी अपनी पक्षी लाल सूची होगी।
4.4 V. Krishnamurthy, a former chairman of BHEL and Maruti, passed away at the age of 97.

4 वी. कृष्णमूर्ति, भेल और मारुति के पूर्व अध्यक्ष, का 97 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया।
11.For the first time, a rare species of carnivorous plant has been discovered in the western Himalayan region.

पश्चिमी हिमालय क्षेत्र में पहली बार मांसाहारी पौधे की दुर्लभ प्रजाति की खोज की गई है।
5.The CEO of the India Debt Resolution Company will be Avinash Kulkarni.

इंडिया डेट रिजॉल्यूशन कंपनी के सीईओ अविनाश कुलकर्णी होंगे।
12.A study titled “India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy” was released by NITI Aayog.

नीति आयोग द्वारा “इंडियाज बूमिंग गिग एंड प्लेटफॉर्म इकोनॉमी” शीर्षक से एक अध्ययन जारी किया गया था।
6.Pak Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa received the renowned King Abdulaziz Medal from Saudi Arabia.

पाक सेना प्रमुख जनरल क़मर जावेद बाजवा ने सऊदी अरब से प्रसिद्ध किंग अब्दुलअज़ीज़ पदक प्राप्त किया।
13.World Small and Medium Business Day occurs on June 27.

विश्व लघु और मध्यम व्यापार दिवस 27 जून को होता है।
7.Goa hosts the Sao Joao festival.

गोवा साओ जोआओ उत्सव की मेजबानी करता है।
14.Chowalloor Krishnankutty, a well-known lyricist and novelist, went dead.

जाने-माने गीतकार और उपन्यासकार चौवलूर कृष्णनकुट्टी का निधन हो गया।
1.The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 has announced the revised Swachh Certification Protocol.

स्वच्छ भारत मिशन-शहरी 2.0 ने संशोधित स्वच्छ प्रमाणन प्रोटोकॉल की घोषणा की है।
To keep open defecation free status throughout urban India, the Revised Swachh Certification Protocol has been made public.

The revised Swachh Certification Protocols for ODF, ODF+, ODF++, and Water+ certifications have been released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The updated protocol has been created to guarantee the following conditions:

No faeces or untreated used water will be dumped into the environment.

Maximum reusing of treated waste water in towns under 1 lakh inhabitants.

to keep all statutory towns free of open defecation.

promoting the development of strong infrastructure and dependable operation and maintenance (O&M) systems in cities.
2.Iran launched the “Zuljanah” solid-fuel rocket into orbit.

ईरान ने “जुलजाना” ठोस-ईंधन रॉकेट को कक्षा में लॉन्च किया।
The 25.5-meter-long “Zuljanah” rocket can launch a payload weighing 220 kilos into orbit.

It will support Iran’s space sector and assist Iran in acquiring data in low-Earth orbit.

The grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussein, rode a horse by the name of Zuljanah.

Resuming negotiations to resurrect the 2015 nuclear agreement was recently agreed upon by Iran and the European Union.
3.In Lisbon, the United Nations Ocean Conference gets underway.

लिस्बन में, संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासागर सम्मेलन चल रहा है।
A five-day UN Ocean Conference that was co-hosted by Kenya and Portugal got underway on June 27.

Leaders from more than 130 nations will consult for five days in order to come to an agreement on a global treaty to safeguard the oceans, seas, and marine resources of the planet.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, a Union Minister, is in charge of the Indian delegation.

“Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships, and Solutions” is the conference’s central focus.

The United Nations has designated June 8 as World Oceans Day.
4.4 V. Krishnamurthy, a former chairman of BHEL and Maruti, passed away at the age of 97.

4 वी. कृष्णमूर्ति, भेल और मारुति के पूर्व अध्यक्ष, का 97 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया।
Ailments brought on by ageing claimed the life of V.

Krishnamurthy, a former secretary of industries for the Indian government and the chairman of BHEL, Maruti Udyog, and SAIL.

The “Turnaround Man,” also known as Krishnamurthy, was instrumental in some of India’s most illustrious public sector success tales.

The Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan awards as well as Japan’s Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun were given to Krishnamurthy.
5.The CEO of the India Debt Resolution Company will be Avinash Kulkarni.

इंडिया डेट रिजॉल्यूशन कंपनी के सीईओ अविनाश कुलकर्णी होंगे।
Avinash Kulkarni, the CEO of the India Resurgence Asset Reconstruction Company, will serve as the company’s president (IRARC).

For the resolution of more than 83,000 crores in troubled loans that would be taken over by the government-backed National Asset Reconstruction Company, he would serve as the sole agent (NARCL).

He will take over for Manish Makharia and hold office for three years.

Natarajan Sundar, another SBI veteran, was appointed CEO of the NARCL in April before Kulkarni’s appointment.
6.Pak Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa received the renowned King Abdulaziz Medal from Saudi Arabia.

पाक सेना प्रमुख जनरल क़मर जावेद बाजवा ने सऊदी अरब से प्रसिद्ध किंग अब्दुलअज़ीज़ पदक प्राप्त किया।
He was honoured for his contribution to the defence relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

He received the award from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the official visit to the country.

Also meeting the Crown Prince, General Bajwa spoke with him on issues of mutual interest, bilateral defence and security cooperation, and regional peace and stability.
7.Goa hosts the Sao Joao festival.

गोवा साओ जोआओ उत्सव की मेजबानी करता है।
People leap into wells and ponds during this festivity.

The celebration gives the family and the townspeople a chance to get to know the spouses of their recentlywed daughters a little better.

Catholics in Goa celebrate every Roman Catholic Church holiday, including St. John the Baptist’s Day on June 24.

Cortalim in South Goa and Harmal, Baga, Siolim, and Terekhol in North Goa both have traditional Sao Joao festivals.

Participants in festivities plunge into bodies of water and don Kopel, a crown made of fruits, flowers, and leaves.

“Sao Joao! Viva Sao Joao,” people shout. The event also features cansaim and the traditional percussion instrument gumott (cymbal).

A boat festival and Goan liquor known as feni are also part of the festivities.
8.Nitin Gupta has been named the Central Board of Direct Taxes’ new chairman (CBDT).

नितिन गुप्ता को केंद्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड का नया अध्यक्ष (CBDT) नामित किया गया है।
He is an Income Tax cadre officer in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), class of 1986.

He is currently the Central Board of Direct Taxes Member (Investigation). In September 2023, he is slated to retire.

After J B Mohapatra retired on April 30, Sangeeta Singh, a CBDT member and IRS official from the 1986 batch, assumed extra responsibility for the position of CBDT chairman.

Currently, there are five members of the CBDT. Anuja Sarangi, Pragya Sahay Saksena, and Subashree Anantkrishnan make up the remaining three members.
9.The government extended the GST compensation cess levy deadline to 31 March 2026.

सरकार ने जीएसटी मुआवजा उपकर लगाने की समय सीमा 31 मार्च 2026 तक बढ़ा दी।
The GST Compensation Cess deadline has been extended by the government by almost four years, until March 31, 2026.

On June 30, the GST Compensation Cess levy deadline came to an end.

Currently, the GST compensation cess is assessed on items like as cigarettes, aerated water, coal, pan masala, and automobiles.

The GST Council has extended the deadline for the GST compensation cess to be paid back for loans that states have taken out.

For the current fiscal year, the GST compensation cess collection will be in the neighbourhood of 1.2 lakh crore.

The Goods and Services Tax (Reimbursement to States) Act of 2017 promised states compensation for losses sustained as a result of the implementation of this tax system at a compounded rate of 14% from the base year 2015–16.
10.Kerala will be the first state with its own bird red list.

केरल पहला राज्य होगा जिसकी अपनी पक्षी लाल सूची होगी।
The Kerala Bird Monitoring Collective intends to compile a list of endangered birds.

The regional red list evaluation in Kerala will be carried out by the Bird Count India and the Kerala Agricultural University.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s criteria, the regional red list evaluation will be conducted (IUCN).

The five criteria, which are listed below, serve as the foundation for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list rules.

drop in population size during the previous ten years

Geographical range or occupied territory

declining population and small population

extremely tiny or limited population

quantitative research

Kerala is home to 64 endangered bird species, including the Red-headed and White-rumped vultures, according to the IUCN’s global red list.

Additionally, Kerala developed a Bird Atlas that contains information for 361 species, including 94 very uncommon, 103 rare, and 110 common species.

The Western Ghats area is home to the majority of the indigenous bird species.
11.For the first time, a rare species of carnivorous plant has been discovered in the western Himalayan region.

पश्चिमी हिमालय क्षेत्र में पहली बार मांसाहारी पौधे की दुर्लभ प्रजाति की खोज की गई है।
The Uttarakhand Forest Department has discovered a rare species of carnivorous plant known as “Utricularia Furcellata” in the Mandal valley.

It is a member of the bladderwort genus and is capable of catching tadpoles, insects, mosquito larvae, and protozoa.

The team from the Uttarakhand Forest Department made their finding, which has since been documented in the “Journal of Japanese Botany.”

The finding was found in Uttarakhand as part of a study effort on insectivorous plants.

In most cases, freshwater and moist soil are home to carnivorous plants. They thrive on soils with fewer nutrients. Common examples of carnivorous plants are Dionaea muscipula, Pitcher Plant, and Cobra Lily.
12.A study titled “India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy” was released by NITI Aayog.

नीति आयोग द्वारा “इंडियाज बूमिंग गिग एंड प्लेटफॉर्म इकोनॉमी” शीर्षक से एक अध्ययन जारी किया गया था।
This research, which is a first of its sort, offers thorough viewpoints and suggestions on the gig economy in India.

It discusses the benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy and offers examples of international best practises for social security efforts.

State governments, training organisations, platform providers, and other stakeholders will use the report’s suggestions to advance the gig economy.

This estimate claims that 77 lakh employees participated in the gig economy in 2020–21.

By 2029–2030, there would be about 2.35 crore (23.5 million) gig workers.

Currently, roughly 47% of gig workers work in medium-skilled positions, 22% in high-skilled positions, and about 31% in low-skilled positions.

The percentage of gig workers in the non-agricultural workforce will be 6.7% until 2029–2030.

The research also recommends expanding social inclusion through gender sensitization and platform-led transformative and outcome-based skilling.

A free market system known as the “gig economy” is made up of temporary employment, contract work, and independent contractors.
13.World Small and Medium Business Day occurs on June 27.

विश्व लघु और मध्यम व्यापार दिवस 27 जून को होता है।
Every year on June 27, Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is honoured.

It is celebrated to increase public awareness of MSMEs’ contributions to sustainable development and global economic prosperity.

Since 2017, the 27th of June has been designated as World MSME Day.

“Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development” is the topic of MSME Day this year.

On this occasion, three hybrid sessions (online and offline) with business owners from around the world were held by the United Nations.

Nearly 70 percent of all jobs and 50 percent of the GDP are contributed by formal and informal MSMEs.
14.Chowalloor Krishnankutty, a well-known lyricist and novelist, went dead.

जाने-माने गीतकार और उपन्यासकार चौवलूर कृष्णनकुट्टी का निधन हो गया।
At the age of 86, Chowalloor Krishnankutty passed away in a private medical college hospital in the Keralan town of Thrissur.

As an assistant editor for the newspaper Malayala Manorama, he retired. He was also the Kerala Kalamandalam’s vice chairman.

More than 3000 devotional songs and 200 books have been published by him.

He has won several honours, including the Revathy Pattathanam Awards and the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award.
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