1.Youn Tab Scheme 2021
- It was established as a UT on 31 October 2019, following the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act.
- Ladakh is sometimes known as “Little Tibet” due to the strong influence of Tibetan culture in the region.
- Ladakh Lt Governor: RK Mathur
2. CBSE collaborates with Microsoft to introduce Coding & Data Science in schools
- There are approximately 21,271 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE.
- Founded: 3 November 1962
- Chairperson: ManojAhuja, IAS
- CEO: SatyaNadella
- Founded: 4 April 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States
- Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen
3. Assam’s Raimona reserve forest named sixth national park in state
- The Raimona national park falls under BTR’s Kokrajhar district and is a part of contiguous forest patch with an area of 422 square km covering the northern part of the notified Ripu Reserve Forest which forms the westernmost buffer to Manas Tiger Reserve in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot.
- Assam is a state in northeastern India known for its wildlife, archeological sites and tea plantations. In the west, Guwahati, Assam’s largest city, features silk bazaars and the hilltop Kamakhya Temple. Umananda Temple sits on Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra river. The state capital, Dispur, is a suburb of Guwahati.
- Chief minister: HimantaBiswaSarma
- JagdishMukhi is an Indian politician who is the Governor of Assam.
4. NTPC joins UN’s CEO Water Mandate
- NTPC Limited, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian government electricity board engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.
- Founded: 1975
- Headquarters: New Delhi, India
- GURDEEP SINGH is the Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Limited.
- The CEO Water Mandate is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact, implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute. These key partners work together as the CEO Water Mandate Secretariat.
5. Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupts 4 times
- President: JokoWidodo
- Vice President: Ma’ruf Amin
- Capital: Jakarta Trending
- Currency: Indonesian rupiah
- Mount Merapi, GunungMerapi, is an active stratovolcano located on the border between the province of Central Java and the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548.
- Elevation: 2,930 m
6. MV X-Press Pearl cargo ship sinks off coast of Sri Lanka
- X-Press Pearl was a Singapore-registered Super Eco 2700–class container ship. The vessel entered service in February 2021 and was around 186 metres long. It was operated by X-Press Feeders.
- Capital: Sri JayawardenepuraKotte
- President: GotabayaRajapaksa
- Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
7. World Bank pauses payments to operations in Mali
- Capital: Bamako
- Currency: West African CFA franc
- President: David Malpass
- Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
- Founded: July 1944, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States
8. Global terror funding watchdog FATF retains Pakistan on “enhanced follow-up” list
- The Financial Action Task Force, also known by its French name, Grouped’actionfinancière, is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering. In 2001, its mandate was expanded to include terrorism financing.
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- President: Marcus Pleyer
9. India’s Tokyo-bound wrestler Sumit Malik fails dope test
- Malik, who did not comment when contacted, tested positive for a stimulant called methylhexanamine. One of the first cases reported on the use of this drug involved Yohan Blake. The sprinter was one of the five Jamaican athletes who tested positive for the substance in 2009.
- 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.
10. David Diop wins International Booker for ‘At Night All Blood is Black’
- The novel is narrated by Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese soldier fighting for the then-imperial power France during World War I, and charts his descent into madness on the battlefield.
- The International Booker Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom. The introduction of the International Prize to complement the Man Booker Prize was announced in June 2004.
- Presented by: MAN GROUP LIMITED
- First awarded: 2005
11. RJ Palacio’s ‘Pony’ to be published in September
- Pony’ has been with me for quite some time, partly because it took me a while to figure out how to tell an epic tale in only 60,000 words, but mostly because it’s a very personal story for me,” (Palacio). “From the time I was very young, my greatest fear had always been that I’d somehow be left alone. It’s not an uncommon childhood fear, and this novel is about facing that fear, but it’s also about realizing that the connections we make in our lifetimes never really end.
- “So, yes, it’s a story of resilience and courage, an adventure story in the most classic of ways, part American western, part ghost story — but for me, ultimately, it’s a story about love.”
12. World Environment Day: 5th June
- World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (June 5-16, 1972), that had resulted from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”. Even though WED celebrations have been held annually since 1974, in 1987 the idea for rotating the center of these activities through selecting different host countries began.