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Facts- 30th June

1. NATRAX High-Speed Test Track Inaugurated in Indore

  • NATRAX is one of the state-of-the-art automotive testing and certification centre under NATRiP, a flagship project of the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt of India planned under the Automotive Mission Plan launched by Government of India.
  • It is located near the vibrant industrial township of Pithampur. (Dist. Dhar), which is 50km from the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Indore, situated on NH-3 By-Pass Road (Indore – Mumbai). The center has been developed in approx. 3,000 acres of land.

2. Cabinet approves MoU between India, Gambia on governance reforms

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions

  • Founded: 1 August 1970
  • Officeholders: Narendra Modi (Minister), Jitendra Singh (Minister of State)

Gambia

  • Capital: Banjul
  • President: Adama Barrow
  • Currency: Gambian dalasi

3. MoD initiates project to create interactive virtual museum of nation’s gallantry award winners

SIDM

  • The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is a not-for-profit association formed to be the apex body of the Indian defence industry. SIDM will play a proactive role as an advocate, catalyst, and facilitator for the growth and capability building of the defence industry in India.

CII

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry is a non-governmental trade association and advocacy group based in New Delhi, India founded in 1895. CII engages business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.
  • President: T. V. Narendran
  • Motto: Charting Change Enabling Development

4. India jumps 37 places to rank 10 in Global Cyber Security Index

  • The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is an organization authorized by ITU to investigate cybersecurity levels in the use of information and communication technologies. It determines the studies and efforts of countries and cybersecurity levels.

ITU

  • The International Telecommunication Union is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for all matters related to information and communication technologies.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Founded: 17 May 1865
  • Head: Secretary-General; Houlin Zhao

5. US appoints Indian-American Atul Keshap as interim envoy to India

  • He most recently served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.
  • The United States also has consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, all of which are associated with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

6. Communist Party of China celebrates its 100th anniversary

  • The Communist Party of China, commonly known as the Chinese Communist Party, is the founding and sole governing political party of the People’s Republic of China. The CCP leads eight others legally permitted subordinate minor parties together as the United Front.
  • The CPC was founded by Mao Zedong and his associates in 1921.
  • It fought bloody wars at home both against political rivals and the Japanese occupation and took over power in 1949 forming the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
  • The CPC has undergone a total ideological makeover after Mao’s death in 1976.

7. Global economy can lose $4 trillion due to Covid impact on tourism: UNCTAD

UNWTO

  • The World Tourism Organization is the United Nations specialized agency entrusted with the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
  • Founded: 1 November 1975
  • Head: Secretary-General; Zurab Pololikashvili

UNCTAD

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body. UNCTAD is the part of the United Nations Secretariat dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.
  • Head: Secretary-General; Rebeca Grynspan

8. US House passes bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

  • The bill passed by a vote of 285 to 120. Every Democrat present and 67 Republicans voted for it. The bill heads to the Senate for consideration, where it would need 10 Republican senators to join every Democrat to pass the upper chamber.
  • The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

9. Dutee Chand qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in 100m and 200m

  • When the modern Olympic Games began in 1896, sprinters ran a 100-meter dash and 400-meter dash. A 200-meter dash was added in 1900, and relay races with teams of four sprinters each were added for the 1912 Games. Women’s sprint events were included in 1928.

Tokyo Olympics

  • The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and also known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Motto: United by Emotion

10. International Asteroid Day: 30th June

  • The UN adopted a resolution A/RES/71/90 in December 2016 and declared June 30 as International Asteroid Day. The day marks the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on June 30, 1908.
  • The General Assembly took the decision on the basis of a proposal made by the Association of Space Explorers and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
  • Space agencies in several countries like ESA (European Space Agency), JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency), Roscosmos (Russia), ISRO (India), and NASA (USA) organize events on this day to educate common people about the impact of asteroids and meteors.