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Facts- 8th June

1.MIT Engineers Generate Electricity Using Tiny Carbon Particles

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Incorporated: 1861
  • Motto: “Mens et manus” (“Mind and hand”)
  • CampusLocation: Cambridge, MA USA

2. Indian Navy inducts three indigenously-built advanced light helicopters ALH MK-III

  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM
  • Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS): Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Ram NathKovind
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Bangalore, India. Established on 23 December 1940, HAL is one of the oldest and largest aerospace and defence manufacturers in the world today.

3. Weyan village becomes first in India to achieve 100% vaccination of adults

  • “There is no internet access in the village. So it was not possible for the residents to get appointments for vaccination like the way people in urban areas do,” Bashir Ahmed Khan, Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora said while explaining the difficulty faced by the healthcare workers.
  • With a total of 362 beneficiaries, the entire village population above 18 years has been vaccinated.
  • J&K Governor: Manoj Sinha

4. Supreme Court E-committee releases draft Model Rules for live-streaming, of court proceedings.

  • The draft rules made it clear that matrimonial matters, including transfer petitions arising thereunder, cases concerning sexual offences, including proceedings instituted under Section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code, cases concerning gender-based violence against women among others will be excluded from live-streaming.
  • The final decision as to whether or not to allow the Live-streaming of the Proceedings or any portion thereof will be of the Bench, however, the decision of the Bench will be guided by the principle of an open and transparent judicial process. The decision of the Bench shall not be justiciable.
  • Patron-in-chief of the e-committee: Justice N.V. Ramana (CJI)
  • Chairperson: Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

5. World Bank approves $500 mn program to help boost India’s MSME sector

  • President: David Malpass
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founded: July 1944, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States

6. Major outage affects number of high profile websites including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch

  • A POP allows content to be sent from globally distributed servers that are close to the end use. The issues began at around 11 am British Summer Time and lasted for an hour. Other affected websites included CNN and streaming sites Twitch and Hulu. The outage also broke some parts of other services, including Twitter’s emojis.
  • Websites were also beginning to be restored, after around an hour of downtime. It appears the problems were localised and specific locations across Europe and the US were affected. Other websites knocked offline included PayPal, Shopify, BBC.com, HBO Max and Vimeo. Similar problems have also affected Amazon Web Services and Cloudflare in the past, two other huge cloud computing firms.

7. Russia Formally Opts Out of Open Skies Arms Control Treaty

  • The Treaty on Open Skies establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants.
  • Founded: 1 January 2002
  • Ratifiers: 35
  • Depositary: Governments of Canada and Hungary

8. India slips two spots to rank 117 on 17 SDGs adopted as 2030 agenda

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.
  • The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are included in a UN Resolution called the 2030 Agenda or what is colloquially known as Agenda 2030.
  • The SDGs were developed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda as the future global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015.

9. Jaipur famous qawwal Saeed Sabri passed away

  • The pair of Qawwal Saeed Sabri and his two sons Farid and Amin were famous as Sabri Brothers in the country and abroad.

10. World Oceans Day: 8th June

  • The Oceans Institute of Canada brought the idea of celebrating global ocean day at the Earth Summit of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. After 16 years, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in 2008 to designate 8 June as World Oceans Day.

11. World Brain Tumour Day: 8th June

  • World Brain Tumour Day is marked on 8 June every year in order to educate people about the disease. The day was started by the German Brain Tumour Association in year 2000.
  • German Brain Tumor Association) is a non-profit organisation based in Leipzig which provides information and support to brain tumor patients.
  • Since its founding in 1998 more than 500 members from fourteen nations have been registered.
  • The association is supported by patients and their family members as well as health professionals and scientists. A key goal is to seek a cure for brain tumors.