1. IIT Ropar develops nation’s first power-free CPAP device ‘Jivan Vayu’
- Dr. Rakha and her team have collaborated with Mr. Suresh Chand, Faculty In-charge, Rapid Prototyping Lab, Siemens Centre of Excellence at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh for 3D printing of the device. The device is ready for medical testing and mass manufacturing.
- Motto: धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् (Sanskrit)
- Motto in English: Guide in the Right Direction
- Established: 2008
- Director: Rajeev Ahuja
2. India’s Space Power will be showcased in all its dimension in upcoming World Expo at Dubai
- World Expo at Dubai is being organized from 1st October this year to 31st March 2022. A total of 192 countries will participate in this Expo, where India will showcase 11 themes including Space Technology. The title of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
- Headquarters: Bengaluru
- Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
- Founded: 15 August 1969
- Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
3. Biotechnology company MyLab appoints Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador
- Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd is an Indian biotechnology company that produces molecular diagnostic detection kits in the field of medical diagnostics, drug discovery, biomedical research and agricultural genomics.
- It was founded in 2016 and is based in Pune.
4. PRoject Appraisal, Budgeting, Achievements and Data Handling System (PRABANDH)
- The current education minister is Ramesh Pokhriyal, a member of the Council of Ministers.
- India had the Ministry of Education since 1947. In 1985, Rajiv Gandhi government changed its name to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and with the public announcement of newly drafted “National Education Policy 2020” by the Narendra Modi government, Ministry of Human Resource Development was renamed back to Ministry of Education.
5. Rajnath Singh approves new policy for declassification of war history
- The government will, however, continue to have discretionary power over withholding records it deems sensitive – one such example is the Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report. An operations review of the Indian Army in the 1962 war with China, the report has not been made public though it has been six decades since the war.
- “The requirement of having war histories written with a clear-cut policy on declassification of war records was recommended by the Kargil Review Committee headed by K Subrahmanyam as well as the N N Vohra Committee in order to analyse lessons learnt and prevent future mistakes.
6. Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule
- Naftali Bennett is an Israeli politician serving as the 13th and current prime minister of Israel since 13 June 2021. He served as minister of diaspora affairs from 2013 to 2019, as minister of education from 2015 to 2019 and as minister of defense from 2019 to 2020.
- Capital: Jerusalem
- President: Reuven Rivlin
7. French Open 2021 Concluded
- Krejcikova became the first player to win both the women’s singles and doubles title in Paris since French woman Mary Pierce completed the feat in 2000.
- The French Open, known in Europe as Roland Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May each year. The tournament and venue are named after the French aviator Roland Garros.
- Founded: 1891
8. India’s first woman fencer, Bhawani Devi
- In 2017 in Canberra Bhawani created history by winning the gold medal in the senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship and becoming the first Indian to do so.
- Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system.
- Competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games, the other four being athletics, cycling, swimming, and gymnastics.
9. Aruna Tanwar becomes first Indian taekwondo athlete to qualify for Paralympics
- Aruna is the current World No. 4 in the women’s U-49 category. A five time national champion, she has finished on podium in the last four years at both Asian Para Taekwondo Championships and World Para Taekwondo Championships.
- Taekwondo at the Summer Olympics made its first appearance as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The opening ceremony featured a mass demonstration of taekwondo with hundreds of adults and children performing moves in unison. Taekwondo was again a demonstration sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Taekwondo became a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and has been a sport in the Olympic games since then.
10. ‘Home in the World’: Amartya Sen’s memoir to release in July
- Sen, 87, won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. In 2012, he was conferred with the National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
- Some of Amartya Sen’s notable books are ‘The Argumentative Indian’, ‘The Idea of Justice’ among others.
- Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
- Bharat Ratna (1999)
- National Humanities Medal (2012)
- Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science (2017)
11. World Blood Donor Day: 14th June
- Italy will host World Blood Donor Day 2021 through its National Blood Centre. The global event will be held in Rome on 14 June 2021.
- World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is held on June 14 each year. The event was organised for the first time in 2005, by a joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
- World Blood Donor Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).