Supreme sacrifice by Indian peacekeeper Sepoy Johnson Beck of UN Disengagement Observer Force recalled:The supreme sacrifice was made by Indian peacekeeper Sepoy Johnson Beck, in the line of duty while serving in the UNDOF Mission. He was commemorated on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 29 May 2020, and was posthumously awarded the prestigious Dag Hammarskjöld Medal.
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Union Health Minister addresses 75th session of UNGA on prevention of HIV/AIDS:Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday through Video Conference. The Union Health Minister spoke on Resolution 75/260 which concerns the Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS.
More than 25.60 cr vaccine doses provided to States/UTs | COVID-19 India:As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs.
Sharing information on social media about children found abandoned risky: WCD Ministry:Women and Child Development Ministry has urged people to not share information on social media about children found abandoned or in distress as it can put the child’s life at risk.
COVID-19 India: Recovery rate increases to 94.93% and other updates:Take a look at COVID-19 updates in India.
‘eSanjeevani’ completes 60 lakh consultations:Union Health Ministry’s National Telemedicine Service – eSanjeevani has crossed another milestone by completing 6 million (60 lakh) consultations through more than 375 online OPDs, where over 40,000 patients consult over 1600 doctors and specialists on a daily basis using this innovative digital medium to seek Health services. Currently, the National Telemedicine Service is operational in 31 States/Union Territories.
PM Modi to attend outreach sessions of virtual G7 summit on 12, 13 June:At the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit on 12 and 13 June in virtual format. UK currently holds the Presidency of the G7 and has invited India, along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the G7 Summit. The meeting will be held in hybrid mode.
Border Security Force arrest Chinese intruder:On 10 June 2021, the troops of Border Security Force, under South Bengal Frontier, arrested a Chinese National in the area of responsibility of the Border Out Post Malik Sultanpur when he was trying to cross the Indo-Bangladesh International Boundary illegally.
COVID deaths cross 13,000, positivity rate over 13 percent in Bangladesh:The death toll due to COVID 19 in Bangladesh crossed 13,000 on Friday with 43 deaths being reported over the last 24 hours. During this period, 2454 fresh corona cases were also reported in the country.
UNDP report lauds Aspirational Districts Programme, Recommends Replication in other parts of the World:In an independent appraisal report released today,United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has lauded the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as ‘a very successful model of local area development’ that ‘should serve as a best practice for several other countries where regional disparities in development status persist for many reasons’.
Chinese national arrested trying to enter India from Bangladesh:The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday arrested a Chinese national at the border post in Milik Sultanpur of Malda district in West Bengal on the India-Bangladesh border. The Chinese national named Han Junwei had entered into India from the Bangladesh side of the border.
Aung San Suu Kyi faces fresh corruption charges in Myanmar:Myanmar’s military authorities have charged deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her till now.
China silent on visa to Indians who have met the requirements laid down by the Chinese side:Chinese authorities have not given any response so far on the visa facilitation to the Indians who have been inoculated with Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines, despite announcements made by its Embassy in New Delhi on 15th March in this regard.
47th G7 Summit: Leaders to discuss agreements on global taxes and COVID-19 vaccine distribution:Group of Seven, G7 leaders are meeting in Cornwall, England to discuss agreements on global taxes and COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
NHPC earns highest ever profit of Rs 3233 cr during FY 2020-21:NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I Enterprise under Ministry of Power has declared its Audited Financial Results for the Financial Year 2020-21. The Board of Directors approved the Audited Financial Results for FY 20-21 in the e-meeting held Thursday.
Asia extends global stocks rally, U.S. bond yields fall on easing inflation fears:U.S. bond yields fell to three-month lows and a broad gauge of Asian shares rose on Friday as investors saw enough one-off factors in U.S. consumer price data to back the Federal Reserve’s conviction that rising inflation will be transitory.
Sports Minister launches Central Athlete Injury Management System for athletes training for Olympics 2024 and beyond:Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS), a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for streamlining the sports medicine and rehabilitation support offered to the athletes
Rajasthan Royals owner leads Covid-19 Fundraiser for South Asia through a unique cycling programme:His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has kick started this year’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ cycling event, a fundraising initiative by the British Asian Trust.
Euro 2020: Portugal beat Israel 4-0 in final warm-up:In Football, Cristiano Ronaldo was on the score-sheet as European champions Portugal beat Israel 4-0 in their final warm-up for the defence of their title.
Neeraj Chopra wins javelin gold medal in Meeting Cidade de Lisboa in Lisbon:India’s Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold medal in the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa in Lisbon on Thursday, with a throw of 83.18 metres recorded with his sixth and last attempt.
Shikhar Dhawan to lead India in ODI, T20 series against Sri Lanka:Shikhar Dhawan will captain India on a six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. Indian cricket board said pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be vice-captain of the 20-member squad announced on Thursday.
3-D seismic data can help apprehend precursors of marine geohazards from interactions between seabed & marine sediments:Deep down in the ocean, marine sediments move over the base of the ocean, shaping the probability of geohazards. Scientists have now used 3D seismic data to understand the interaction between bottom surface of marine sediments and the seafloor in the northern Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand. This can help apprehend the precursors of marine geohazards.
CSIR in partnership with Laxai Life Sciences has received regulatory approval to undertake clinical trials on Covid-19 patients with Colchicine:Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, have been given the regulatory approval by DCGI to undertake a two-arm phase-II clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the drug Colchicine in improvement of clinical outcomes during the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Aerosol particles below 3 nm which can reach sizes having climatic impacts, formed frequently in urban locations in India:Scientists tracing the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India have found frequent formation of sub-3nm aerosol particles in the atmosphere.
Weather updates for today in detail:The National Capital Delhi will see a generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. The minimum temperature was 29 degrees and the maximum will go up to 39 degrees Celsius.