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World Day Against Child Labour: Empowering Children for a Bright Future
The World Day Against Child Labour is observed on June 12 to raise awareness and empower children to escape from child labor. Despite progress in eliminating child labor, conflicts, crises, and the COVID-19 pandemic have hindered the efforts. The International Labour Organization (ILO) initiated this day in 2002. India has been actively working to eradicate child labor through the National Child Labour Project. The 17th National Webinar on Child Labour is being held to free children from this practice. Child labor denies children their rights, education, and future opportunities. Global action is needed to achieve social justice and eliminate child labor.
G20 SAI Meet: Prioritizing Growth, Livelihood, Jobs, and Environment
The G20 SAI Meet, under India’s G20 Presidency, focuses on growth, livelihood, jobs, and the environment. The meeting aims to engage various stakeholders, including audited entities, governments, media, and civil society, to gauge society’s expectations and the relevance of SAIs’ work. The meeting discusses economic growth, improved livelihoods, jobs, and ecosystem health. SAI India presents Compendiums on Blue Economy and Responsible AI, sharing knowledge and experiences. The role of the SAI20 Engagement Group is emphasized in fostering accountability and partnering with governments to address global challenges.
Cyclone Biparjoy Alert: IMD Warns of Severe Storm for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an alert for the extremely severe cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” over the east-central Arabian Sea. The storm is expected to cross the Saurashtra and Kutch regions, as well as the adjoining coast of Pakistan, by noon on the 15th of June. The alert includes districts in Gujarat and advises the fishing community, mariners, and stakeholders to take necessary precautions. Indian Coast Guard units are also sending advisories to ships at sea.
Massive Participation in G20 Education Events: Over 2.33 Crore Engaged in JanBhagidari, Pune Meeting Set for June
Over 2.33 crore participants, including 1.57 crore students, 25.46 lakh teachers, and 51.10 lakh people, took part in JanBhagidari events leading up to the 4th Education Working Group Meeting of G20. The 4th Education Working Group and Education Ministerial meeting will be held in Pune, India, from 19th to 22nd June. The Ministry of Education is organizing a series of events, including a seminar and a national conference, to address foundational literacy and numeracy.
The conference aims to discuss teaching approaches, capacity building, and training of teachers. An exhibition showcasing innovative practices in education will also take place. The Ministry of Education has launched the ‘Shiksha Sankalp’ pledge to promote education and lifelong learning, with over 1.5 lakh people having taken the pledge so far.
Vigyan-Vidushi 2023: Bridging the Gender Gap in Physics with a Unique Summer Program at HBCSE Mumbai
Vigyan-Vidushi – 2023, a program to address gender balance in Physics at the doctoral level, has begun at HBCSE in Mumbai. The initiative aims to provide advanced physics courses and encourage innovative experiments for 40 female students who have completed their first year of MSc in Physics. The program is organized by TIFR’s HBCSE and will run for three weeks in a residential mode. The gender gap in STEM is a global concern, particularly in India where there is under-representation of women in Physics. The program includes mentoring, career guidance, and visits to research institutions.
Transformative Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase VII: Boosting Inland Fish Production and Empowering Fisher Folk
Inland fish production in India has significantly increased from 28.23 lakh tonnes per year in 2000-01 to 121.21 lakh tonnes per year in 2021-22. The Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase VII, a government initiative to support fishers and related stakeholders, concluded successfully after covering the entire coastal regions of Kerala. The program aimed to promote responsible fisheries and demonstrate solidarity with fisherfolk, fish farmers, and other stakeholders. The journey involved interactions with beneficiaries and the distribution of Kisan Credit Cards and Aadhar Cards. The program received participation from thousands of fishermen and various fisheries stakeholders, contributing to the overall upliftment of the fisheries sector.
3-Day Yoga Workshop for Sri Lankan Armed Forces in Colombo Promotes Physical and Mental Well-being
A 3-day Yoga workshop for the Sri Lankan Armed Forces has begun in Colombo. The workshop aims to improve the physical and mental well-being of the armed forces personnel. It is part of the 50-day prelude leading up to the International Day of Yoga and offers an opportunity for participants to enhance fitness, relieve stress, and find inner peace. The workshop includes yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation sessions tailored to address the unique needs of military personnel. The initiative highlights the recognition of yoga’s benefits for physical and mental well-being in high-stress professions like the military.
India-UAE CEPA: Successful Conclusion of 1st Meeting, Aims to Double Trade by 2030
India and UAE successfully concluded the 1st Meeting of the Joint Committee of the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). They agreed to operationalize various committees and sub-committees under the CEPA, with a focus on trade in non-petroleum products. The two countries aim to double trade to USD 100 billion by 2030. The agreement has brought significant transformation and momentum to their relationship, with bilateral trade growing at 16.5%. Both sides also discussed WTO matters and announced the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2024.
Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise ‘Ex Ekuverin’ Commences in Uttarakhand
The 12th Indo-Maldives joint military exercise “Ex Ekuverin” has started in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand. The exercise aims to enhance cooperation and coordination in counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations and humanitarian assistance. It will strengthen the defense ties between the two nations.
Government Imposes Stock Limits on Wheat and Rice to Stabilize Prices: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
The Indian government has imposed stock limits on wheat for traders, retailers, big chain retailers, and processors until March 31, 2024, to manage food security and prevent hoarding. Stock limits vary for each entity, and they must declare their stock positions and update them regularly. Additionally, 15 LMT of wheat will be offloaded from the central pool stock under the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS), and the quantity of rice to be offloaded will be decided soon. These measures aim to stabilize the prices of essential commodities and ensure their availability in the country.
Government Securities Auction: 7.06% GS 2028, 7.26% GS 2033, and New GS 2053 for Sale
The Indian government is conducting an auction for the sale of three government securities: “7.06% GS 2028,” “7.26% GS 2033,” and “New GS 2053.” The auctions will be carried out by the Reserve Bank of India on June 16, 2023. The government has set notified amounts for each security and may retain additional subscriptions. Both competitive and non-competitive bids can be submitted electronically, and the results will be announced on June 16, 2023, with payment due on June 19, 2023. The securities will be eligible for “When Issued” trading as per RBI guidelines.
New Exchange Rate for South African Rand: Updated Customs Act Notification
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has amended the exchange rate for South African Rand in the Customs Act, with effect from 13th June 2023. The new rate of exchange is 4.55 for imported goods and 4.25 for export goods.
May 2023 Retail Inflation Hits 25-Month Low at 4.25%: CPI Report
Retail inflation based on CPI reached a 25-month low of 4.25% in May 2023, down from 4.7% in April. This decrease is primarily due to lower food and energy prices. Rural inflation was 4.17%, while urban inflation was 4.27%. The government’s target for retail inflation is 4% with a margin of 2% on either side.
India Leads Global Digital Payments with 89.5 Million Transactions in 2022
India remains dominant in the digital payment landscape, accounting for 46% of global real-time payments and conducting 89.5 million transactions in 2022. The country’s payments surpass those of the next four leading countries combined. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s technological embrace and the country’s unique model of digital transformation. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has achieved significant milestones, including cross-border connectivity with Singapore’s PayNow. India has attracted partnerships and interest from various countries regarding UPI and RuPay.
Surprising Solar Eruption Maintains Constant Temperature: Implications for Earth’s Communication Systems
A solar eruption in July 2017 maintained a constant temperature as it released plasma from the solar corona into space, surprising astronomers. The finding can enhance our understanding of how these eruptions impact communication systems on Earth. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are large-scale eruptions that can disrupt technologies on Earth, and studying their evolution is crucial. A team of scientists tracked the thermodynamic properties of a CME core and found that it maintained a constant temperature despite expansion. This behavior resembles an isothermal process rather than an adiabatic process. The findings will contribute to our ability to monitor space weather.
OA Announces July 4th Date for Wrestling Federation of India Elections: Former Chief Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar Appointed as Returning Officer
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has set the date for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections on July 4th. Mahesh Mittal Kumar, former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, has been appointed as the returning officer. This decision follows a protest by top wrestlers against the outgoing WFI chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, for allegations of sexual harassment.
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