1. PM Modi to address COWIN Global Conclave tomorrow
- Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network, or CoWin for short, is a portal developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which is central to the planning, implementation, logistics and monitoring of India’s vaccination drive.
2. Education Minister to launch NIPUN Bharat on July 5
- 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.
- Minister: Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Cabinet Minister
- Deputy Minister: Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State
3. ISRO gives nod to parliamentary panel to provide assistance for satellite TV classrooms
- Headquarters: Bengaluru
- Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
- Founded: 15 August 1969
- Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
4. JAKEDA plans to install 5,000 Solar Power Pumps under PM-KUSUM scheme in J&K
- JAKEDA was set up in the year 1989 under the administrative control of the department of science & technology,J&K Govt.The objectives of JAKEDA as state nodal agency are the promotion and development of renewable energy programmers’/projects.
- The Agency has a Central office headed by a chief executive officer (CEO) and 2 Regional offices in the Jammu and Kashmir UT.
- CEO: Ms. Babila Rakwal
5. Invest India wins most innovative Investment Promotion Agency 2021 award
- Invest India, set up in 2009, is a non-profit venture under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
- As the national investment promotion and facilitation agency, Invest India focuses on sector-specific investor targeting and development of new partnerships to enable sustainable investments in India.
- Piyush Goyal is the Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce & Industry in the Government of India.
6. USA celebrates 245th Independence Day
- The celebration of Fourth of July honours the signing of the American Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers of the US on 4 July, 1776. It declared that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire.
- Among the many names Thomas Jefferson, who was a renowned statesman and diplomat along with political philosopher Benjamin Franklin, renounced the British Empire and pronounced the North American colonies as free states.
- Fireworks are considered to be very important part of the Independence Day celebration in US history and tradition. It was in Philadelphia city that the tradition to set off fireworks started on 4 July, 1777. It was during the first organised celebration of Independence Day, when a salute of 13 gunshots was conducted in the morning and evening.
7. India-Ghana conclude second Foreign Office Consultations
- Both sides noted with appreciation their cooperation on COVID-19 related issues.
- This includes donation of 50 thousand COVID vaccines by India to Ghana as a gesture of friendship and solidarity and six lakh Covishield made-in-India vaccines under COVAX initiative.
- An MOU for cooperation between India’s Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership and Ghana Atomic Energy Commission was also signed.
- Capital: Accra
- Currency: Ghanaian cedi
- President: Nana Akufo-Addo
8. INS Sarvekshak completes survey assistance of ill-fated MV X-Press Pearl
- INS Sarvekshak, is based at Southern Naval Command at Kochi and is fitted with state-of-the-art survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonar, Sound Velocity Profilers and a fully automated digital surveying and processing system.
NARA (Sri Lanka)
- The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency Act No. 54 of 1981 established NARA in 1981. The main objective then was to face the challenges offered by the 200 nautical miles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which Sri Lanka was endowed with, as an outcome of the third United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea.
9. Mariyappan Thangavelu named India’s flag-bearer for Tokyo Paralympics
- The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
- There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
10. Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin by Dhaval Kulkarni
- The book was acquired at auction by Teesta Guha Sarkar, editorial head at Pan Macmillan India, from Anish Chandy, founder of Labyrinth literary agency. “The book will be a deep-dive account and delve into the cataclysmic chain of events both before and after Gandhi’s murder,” Kulkarni says.
- Kulkarni has previously authored books like “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of Their Senas” and “The Bawla Murder Case: Love, Lust and Crime in Colonial India”.
11. International Day of Cooperatives: 3rd July
- International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance.
- On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90 “the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Alliance.” Since 1995 the United Nations’ International Day of Co-operatives has been observed jointly alongside International Co-operative Day.