Facts- 9th June

1.ISRO to assist development projects in Northeast through Space Technology

  • ISRO is already monitoring and Geo-tagging 67 projects at 221 sites in all the eight states funded by the Ministry or North Eastern Council.
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  • Founded: 15 August 1969
  • Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan

2. Death Anniversary of Birsa Munda

  • Birsa Munda; was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe.
  • His portrait hangs in the Indian Parliament Museum. He is the only tribal leader to have been so honored.
  • Born: 15 November 1875, Ranchi
  • Died: 9 June 1900, Ranchi Central Jail, Ranchi

3. DRDO proposes to offer ToT of 2-DG to Indian Pharma industries

  • 2-DG was developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India.
  • It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation.

4. QS World University Rankings

  • IIT, Bombay for securing 177th position, IIT, Delhi for securing 185th rank and IISc, Bengaluru for securing 186th position in universities rankings.
  • QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known as Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education (THE) magazine to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions. QS then chose to continue using the pre-existing methodology, while THE adopted a new methodology to create their rankings.
  • Publisher: Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
  • First issue: 2004 (in partnership with THE); 2010 (on its own)
  • Categories: Higher education

5. First edition of Arab-India Energy Forum Concludes

  • Countries agreed to convene the second edition of the AIEF in India during the year 2023.
  • The experts noted that even as India and several LAS member states strived to transition towards clean and green energy economies, their reliance on hydrocarbons will likely continue in the near future.

6. El Salvador becomes first country in world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

  • Currency: United States Dollar
  • Capital: San Salvador
  • President: NayibBukele
  • The supply of Bitcoin is limited. Bitcoin is a computer code, and the creator of Bitcoin made only 21 million Bitcoins. Bitcoins aren’t printed but are mined through the mining process. Currently, there are 18.5 million bitcoins that are in circulation.
  • On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network came into existence with Satoshi Nakamoto mining the genesis block of bitcoin.

7. IOC approves list of 29 refugee athletes who will compete in Tokyo Olympic

  • The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code.
  • Honorary President: Jacques Rogge
  • President: Thomas Bach
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Founded: 23 June 1894, Paris, Franc

8. India drops Chinese kit sponsor ahead of Tokyo Games

  • The Indian Olympic Association is the body responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Olympic Games, Asian Games and other international athletic meets and for managing the Indian teams at these events.
  • Recognized: 1927
  • President: NarinderBatra
  • Secretary General: Rajeev Mehta

9. Meghan Markle Releases Children’s Book ‘The Bench’

  • Meghan dedicated the book to Prince Harry and Archie: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump,” it reads, written in Meghan’s recognizable calligraphy-inspired penmanship.
  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is an American member of the British royal family and a former actress.
  • Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her acting career began while she was studying at Northwestern University.
  • Markle was married to American film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 until their divorce in 2013. She retired from acting upon her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018, and started undertaking engagements as a member of the British royal family. Since then, she has been known as Duchess of Sussex.

10. World Accreditation Day: 9th June

  • World Accreditation Day was jointly initiated by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) with an aim to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities. WAAD was first celebrated in the year 2008.
  • International Accreditation Forum founded: 28 January 1993