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Facts- 3rd June

1.NASA announces Two Robotic Missions to Venus

  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founder: Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Founded: 29 July 1958, United States
  • Administered by: Steve Jurczyk
  • Davinci+ is “Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging” mission.
  • This mission is called as “Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy”.
  • Venus is the hottest planet of solar system.Its surface temperature is 900 degreeFahrenheit (465 degree Celsius) which is hot enough to melt lead.

2. XraySetu launched to detect Covid in rural population via WhatsApp

  • X-Ray Setu, developed in collaboration with start-up Niramai and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), detects Covid-19 with the help of simple X-ray which is processed using an AI system in the backend without charging any fee at present.
  • The chest X-ray of a person is uploaded by the doctor or radiologist on WhatsApp bot of X-Ray Setu which analyses the image and generates a report in 10-15 minutes.

3. SCO Agreement On Mass Media Cooperation Gets India’s Retrospective Nod

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Charter, formally establishing the organisation, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on 19 September 2003.
  • The organisation has expanded its membership to eight states when India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Secretary General: Vladimir Norov
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China

4. ADB and India sign loan agreement to upgrade major district roads in Sikkim

  • The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • Motto: ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia & the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.
  • Leader: MasatsuguAsakawa

5. EC has suggested to linkAadhar with Voter ID card

  • Formed: 25 January 1950
  • Objectives: Constitutional Autonomous Body conducts the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India,Parliament,State Legislative assemblies and Legislative councils.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • First executive: SukumarSen
  • CEC:Sushil Chandra

6.  Paresh B Lal appointed as Grievance Officer of WhatsApp for India

  • Original author(s): Brian Acton, Jan Koum
  • Developer(s): WhatsApp LLC (Facebook, Inc.)
  • Initial release: January 2009; 12 years ago
  • CEO of Whatsapp: Will Cathcart

7. India to Get 8 New Flying Training Academies

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1 April 1995
  • Owner: Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
  • CHAIRMAN, AAI: Sanjeev Kumar
  • Minister of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri

8. Dr. Patrick Amoth appointed as Chair of WHO Executive Board

WHO

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Founded: 7 April 1948
  • WHO Director-General: Dr. TedrosAdhanomGhebreyesus

9. UNICEF signs COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement with Moderna

  • UNICEF, also the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories.
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Head: Henrietta H. Fore
  • President: Tore Hattrem

10. 12th Clean Energy Ministerial currently underway in Chile

  • At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of parties in Copenhagen in December 2009, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that he would host the first Clean Energy Ministerial to bring together ministers with responsibility for clean energy technologies from the world’s major economies and ministers from a select number of smaller countries that are leading in various areas of clean energy.
  •  By working together, these governments can accomplish more than by working alone. The CEM’s initiatives build on Technology Action Plans that were released by the Major Economies Forum Global Partnership in December 2009, which laid out best practice blueprints for action in key technology areas.
  • Head of CEM Secretariat: Dan Dorner

11. ALL ROADS LEAD NORTH: Nepal’s Turn to China by Amish Raj Mulmi

  • While the book does a good job in portraying the complex and multifaceted story of China’s increased influence in Nepal, be it through trade, tourism or bilateral developments, it is the portrayal of how this affects people living along the Nepal-China border that is the book’s primary strength. Mulmi’s examination of these lives is the highlight of the book, as he is deftly shows how people navigate ideas of identity and the marketplaces of the Himalayas.

12. World Bicycle Day: 3 June

  • In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day.
  • The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, serving as the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.
  • Its powers, composition, functions, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.
  • President: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States