Current Affairs- 4th June
Science and Technology
Scientists develop indigenous ‘Chip-Off’ technique to retrieve encrypted data
- In a breakthrough in retrieving encrypted data from locked and severely damaged smart cell phones, the forensic scientists at Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Sector 36, have developed an indigenous chip-off technique for helping the investigative agencies to produce credible evidences against criminals in the trial courts.
- The technique, developed by scientists Akhlesh Kumar, Bhushan Ghode and Khevna Maniar at CFSL-36, was published along with a case study in the International Journal of Engineering Science and Research Technology (IJESRT).
- Using the technique, data has been retrieved from a smart cell phone which had been locked with the finger prints of a person who had died by suicide.
China launches New Generation Meteorological Satellite
- China successfully launched the first of a new generation meteorological satellite into planned orbit which will be used in the fields of weather analysis, environmental and disaster monitoring.
- The satellite, Fengyun-4B (FY-4B), was launched by a Long March-3B rocket in the early hours from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
China’s 'artificial sun' sets new world record generated 120 million degree
- China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), which mimics the energy generation process of the sun, set a new record after it ran at 216 million degrees Fahrenheit (120 million degrees Celsius) for 101 seconds, according to state media. For another 20 seconds, the “artificial sun” also achieved a peak temperature of 288 million degrees Fahrenheit (160 million degrees Celsius), which is over ten times hotter than the sun.
- The latest feat by Chinese scientists is a significant step in the country’s quest to unlock clean and limitless energy, with minimal waste products.
Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Indus Best Mega Food Park
- Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tomar said, the Mega Food Park will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realization for farmers, excellent storage facility and will provide an alternate market for farmers in the region.
- He said, the park will prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the State. He said, it will also provide direct and indirect employment to about five thousand persons and benefit about 25 thousand farmers. The park has been set up in over 63 acres of land at a project cost of over Rs. 145 crore.
Senior Care Ageing Growth Engine (SAGE) Project
The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually launched the SAGE (Senior care Aging Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons today.
The SAGE portal will be a “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups. The SAGE portal will be opened for applications from 5th June, 2021 onwards. The start-ups will be selected 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.
INS Sandhayak Decommissioned
Indian Navy’s oldest hydrographic survey ship INS Sandhayak was decommissioned on Friday at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam after serving the nation for 40 glorious years.
The ship has been an active participant in many significant operations such as Operation Pawan (assisting the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka in 1987) and Operation Rainbow (rendering humanitarian assistance post Tsunami of 2004), an official statement issued by the Indian Navy said.
Ranjitsinh Disale Appointed As World Bank Education Advisor
Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary teacher from Maharashtra’s Solapur, who won the Global Teacher Prize 2020, has been appointed as the World Bank Education Advisor for the period June 2021 to June 2024. Mr Disale, 32, was named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 in recognition of his efforts to promote girls’ education and trigger a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.
The World Bank has launched a new Coach initiative that aims to accelerate student learning by improving in-service teacher professional development (TPD).
Belarus carriers to be banned from flying over EU territory
Belarus carriers will be banned from flying over European Union territory or having access to its airports from today. The EU decision is part of planned punitive measures against Belarus in response to Minsk scrambling a warplane to force the landing on 23rd May of a Ryanair flight carrying an opposition journalist, who was then arrested.
The ban also includes marketing carriers, which sell seats on planes operated by another airline as part of a code-share agreement.
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Report
The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030 was conceived as a means of highlighting the need for greatly increased global cooperation to restore degraded and destroyed ecosystems, contributing to efforts to combat climate change and safeguard biodiversity, food security, and water supply.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.
Russian player Yana Sizikova arrested at French Open
- Russian player Yana Sizikova has been arrested at the French Open and placed in custody over match-fixing allegations.
- Shamil Tarpischev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation, said that he has been informed of Sizikova’s detention. He added that they have not received any documents regarding the case and so it’s difficult to make an assessment of what has happened. The Russian embassy in Paris has also been informed of the situation.
Former Mauritius PM and President Anerood Jugnauth dies at 91
- As a mark of respect to former President and former Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, Government of India has decided that there will be one day’s State Mourning tomorrow throughout India. Mr Jugnauth passed away yesterday.
- Tomorrow, the National Flag will be flown at half-mast on the day of the mourning throughout India on all buildings where the National Flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 04 June
It is a sad reality that in situations where armed conflict breaks out, it is the most vulnerable members of societies – namely children, who are most affected by the consequences of war. The six most common violations are recruitment and use of children in war, killing, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access.
On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
Other Important Affairs
- DAC approves Navy’s proposal for construction of 6 submarines at approx. cost of Rs. 43,000 crore.
- Teacher Eligibility Test certificate made valid for lifetime, earlier it was valid for 7 years.
- IIT-H develops nano-fibre technology based oral tablets of Amphotericin B.
- Three new caves discovered in the Trirashmi Buddhist cave complex of Nashik.
- Bihar announces 33 % reservation for girls in engineering, medical college.