National Current Affairs June 2021

National Current Affairs June 2021 – Here we cover the most important June 2021 National Current Affairs. We cover all the important topics of international news from June month.

We update the National Current Affairs June article daily and the latest news appears at first. Our news sources are The Hindu, AIR, DD News, PIB, Indian Express, Business Line, and reputed and genuine sites.

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Ministry of Ayush Launches ‘Namaste Yoga’ App

The curtain raiser event for the 7th International Day of Yoga was organised with a galaxy of illustrious Yoga Gurus and experienced Yoga exponents coming together on the virtual platform.

The event underlined the importance of the central theme of IDY 2021 “Be With Yoga, Be At Home”. A mobile application, “Namaste Yoga”, devoted to Yoga, was also launched during the event.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Ayush in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY).

Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Ayush: Shripad Yesso Naik

Jivan Vayu Power-Free CPAP Device

IIT Ropar has developed the nation’s first power-free CPAP device ‘Jivan Vayu’. It can also function without having electricity.

Jivan Vayu adapted to both kinds of oxygen generation units like O2 cylinders and Oxygen pipelines in hospitals. These features are not available in the exiting CPAP machines.

India has been elected as a new member of the UN Economic and Social Council for 2022-24

India has become the new member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for two-year terms (2022-24). ECOSOC is one of the six main pillars of the United Nations.

India was elected to the 54-member ECOSOC, by the UNGA on June 7, 2021. India was elected in the Asia-Pacific States category alongside Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Oman in the elections.

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.

ECOSOC Headquarters: New York and Geneva, ECOSOC Founded: 26 June 1945, ECOSOC President: Oh Joon

PM Modi Launches Three E-100 Ethanol Dispensing Stations in Pune

On the eve of World Environment Day, an event was virtually addressed by PM Narendra Modi. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.

During the event, PM Modi also released the “Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol blending in India 2020-2025”.

Theme of the report : promotion of biofuels for a better environment

A Pilot Project of E 100 ethanol dispensing stations was also launched by the PM. Ethanol dispensing stations will be open at three locations in Pune, for the production and distribution of ethanol across the country.

PM Modi has reset the target to achieve 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2025 instead of 3030.

India Launches Global Energy Initiative “Mission Innovation CleanTech Exchange”

India with other 22 nations has collectively launched a Mission Innovation 2.0. The main aim of the mission is to catalyze action and spearhead a decade of innovation for global investment in clean energy research, development, and demonstrations.

Mission Innovation 2.0 was launched at the Innovating to Net Zero Summit, hosted by Chile.

Union Mister Launched Hisab Ki Kitaab

 Anurag Singh Thakur (Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs) launched the six modules of short films of Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) titled “Hisaab Ki Kitaab”.

Common Services Centers(CSC) eGov has developed these short films as a part of their training tool.

All the modules highlight different aspects like the importance of budget, saving, the importance of Insurance schemes, various social security schemes of the government etc.

These short films will be used by IEPFA and its partnering organisation for Investor Awareness Programs across the country.

RDSO Becomes First Standards Body to Join ‘One Nation, One Standard’ Scheme

Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) has become the first standards body in India to join the ‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme of the central government.

The RDSO, which sets standards for the Indian Railway Sector, has now been recognized as a ‘Standard Developing Organisation’ by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), for a three years period.

BIS is the implementing agency for the ‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme. RDSO and BIS will be now jointly defining the parameters to ensure quality goods and services for the Railways.

‘One Nation, One Standard’ scheme was launched in 2019 with the objective to develop one template of standard for one given product in the country.

RDSO Headquarter: Lucknow, RDSO Founded: 1921, RDSO Director-General: Virendra Kumar, BIS Headquarter: Delhi, Founded: 1986, BIS Director-General: Pramod Kumar Tiwari 

Narendra Singh Tomar launches Horticulture Cluster Development Programme

Narendra Singh Tomar (Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare) virtually launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP) to ensure the holistic growth of horticulture. The programme will be implemented in 12 horticulture clusters out of the total 53 clusters selected for the programme.

National Horticulture Board (NHB), part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) has identified 53 horticulture clusters, of which 12 have been selected for the pilot launch of the program. Based on the learnings from the pilot project, the program will be scaled up to cover all the identified clusters.

Union Cabinet approves MoC between India-Japan on urban development

The Union Cabinet has approved a memorandum of cooperation between India-Japan in the field of sustainable urban development.

 Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development.

The MoC will strengthen the technical cooperation in the field of Urban Planning, Smart Cities Development, Affordable Housing (including rental housing), Urban Flood Management, Sewerage, and Waste Water Management, etc. To strengthen these things a Joint Work Group will also be formed.

PM of Japan: Yoshihide Suga, Japan Capital: Tokyo, Japan Currency: Japanese yen

World milk day

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Giriraj Singh chairs a virtual program on the occasion of World Milk Day (Celebrated on 1 June every year).

The Minister announced the launch of the National Awards for the Cattle and Dairy sector, the Gopal Ratna Awards. The award has three categories –  

  1. Best Dairy farmer,
  2. Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)
  3. Best Dairy Cooperative/ Milk producer Company/ FPO.

He also announced the integration of e Gopala App with the UMANG platform so that 3.1 Crore users of the Umang platform will get access to App. He also mentions that the milk production is annually growing at the rate of 6% per year for the last 6 years and the dairy sector is the source of livelihood of more than 8 crore dairy farmers –  Shri Giriraj Singh

Digitized versions of Flagship Health Schemes

From Paper-based to Paper-less – Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched Digitized versions of Flagship Health Schemes on National Health Authority (NHA)’s IT platform.

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is an umbrella scheme of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) and Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG).

The Union Health Minister remarked that the CGHS, a comprehensive Health Scheme for Serving Employees, Pensioners, Members of Parliament, ex-MPs, etc., and their dependent family members, during the last 7 years has expanded to 72 Cities with more than 38 lakh beneficiaries are covered under the scheme.

The e-referral module developed by NIC has enabled CGHS dispensaries and wellness centres to issue an online referral to empanelled hospitals. The hospital’s processing of the application, submission of claims, CGHS team’s sanctioning, the release of payment would be done online on the platform henceforth.

Under RAN, financial assistance up to Rs. 15 lakhs is provided to poor patients suffering from major life-threatening diseases/cancer/rare diseases, for medical treatment at Government hospitals and under HMDG a maximum amount of Rs.1,25,000 is provided to patients whose annual income does not exceed Rs.1,25,000.

Model Panchayat Citizens Charter

Union Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar released A Model Panchayat Citizens Charter.

A Model Panchayat Citizens Charter/ framework for delivery of the services across the 29 sectors.

The focus of establishing a Citizen Charter is to provide services to the people in a time-bound manner, redressing their grievances and improving their lives.

Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan

NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation has launched ‘Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan’ in 112 aspirational districts.

This drive was launched to assist the administration in providing home care support to Covid-19 patients, who are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

It will be led by district magistrates in partnership with local NGOs, and train over 1 lakh volunteers to connect with patients through inbound/outbound calls.

NCPCR devises online portal ‘Bal Swaraj’ for children affected by Covid-19

In view of the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care link)” for children in need of care and protection.

The children who have lost their family support or are without any ostensible means of subsistence or if children in need of care and protection under Section 2(14) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, and all procedures given under the Act for such children must be followed to ensure the well-being and best interest of children.

The portal Bal Swaraj helps to track and monitor those children who need care and protection in real-time, digitally.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani

Thaawarchand Gehlot Launches SAGE Programme and Portal

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot (The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment) virtually launched an initiative called, SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine), and also the SAGE portal to support India’s elderly persons.

The SAGE portal will act as a “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups.

The start-ups will be selected under SAGE on the basis of innovative products and services, which they should be able to provide across sectors such as health, housing, care centers, apart from technological access linked to finances, food and wealth management, and legal guidance.

The main of this initiative is to involve youth for elderly care by way of start-ups and their innovative ideas to make elderly care a national movement than just a government programme.

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