Daily Current Affairs and GK | 7 and 8 June 2020

2020-06-08

1. Introduction of Covid-Beep system for monitoring of patients with Covid-19

  • Recently, Jitendra Singh, Minister of North Eastern Region Development has introduced the Covid-beep system to monitor the patients of Covid-19.
  • It is the first indigenous system to monitor patients with Covid-19.
  • It has been developed jointly by the Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and Department of Atomic Energy.
  • Covid-beep will emerge as an effective antidote to the original Covid.
  • The latest version of Covid-Beep is also included in ECG monitoring.

(Source: News on AIR)

2. June 7: World Food Security Day

  • World Food Security Day is observed every year on 7 June.
  • The day is celebrated to attract global attention to contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture market access, tourism and sustainable development and preventing food risks.
  • This year's theme is “Food safety, everyone's business”
  • This year is the second World Food Security Day.
  • In 2019, the first World Food Safety Day was celebrated under the theme of The Future of Food Safety.

(Source: News on AIR)

3. National Chemical Laboratory Pune developed indigenous nasopharyngeal

  • Recently the National Chemical Laboratory Pune has successfully developed an indigenous nasopharyngeal to collect samples from the throat cavity of corona virus affected patients.
  • Nasopharyngeal swab is a medical device with stringent specifications of quality, polymer grade, dimensions and disinfection.
  • A team of Dr. Chandrasekhar V Rode, Dr. Prakash P. Wadgaonkar and Dr. Anu A. Nisalatin have worked on nasopharyngeal swab polymers.
  • NCL is a laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

4. ITBP opened nationwide health centers and hospitals for its veterans suffering from coronavirus

  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has opened the doors of its nationwide health centers and hospitals to its veterans suffering from coronavirus.
  • This decision has been taken after problems in admission or treatment of people in designated hospitals of Covid-19.
  • The ITBP runs a Super Specialty Referral Hospital for the Central Armed Police Forces in Greater Noida, two base hospitals in Tigri in Delhi and Kimin and Dehradun in Arunachal Pradesh and hospitals in Chandigarh besides health centers on every basis in the country.
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (I.T.B.P):
    • It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India.
    • It was created on 24 October 1962 under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian War.
    • Its headquarters is located in New Delhi.
    • The Director General of ITBP is SS Deswal.

5. Former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Marwah passed away

  • Recently former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Marwah passed away at the age of 87.
  • Mr. Ved Marwah was an outstanding civil servant and a qualified administrator.
  • He also served as the Governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand.
  • Uncivil War Pathology of Terrorism in India are books written by him.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over his demise.

(Source: News on AIR)

6. Former Indian footballer Hamza Koya passed away

  • Recently former Indian footballer Hamza Koya has died in Kerala from Covid-19.
  • He was 61.
  • He represented Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy.
  • He was also a member of the India team in the Nehru Trophy.

7. OPEC proposes 10 million barrels per day cut in oil production by the end of July

  • The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC and affiliated countries have agreed to cut production of about 10 million barrels of oil a day by the end of July.
  • So that in the time of pandemic there can be some increase in energy prices.
  • Due to the global pandemic Covid-19, world oil prices have come down significantly.
  • OPEC:
    • It is an intergovernmental organization of petroleum exporting countries.
    • It was founded on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad.
    • It is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
    • After Kuwait renounced its membership on 1 January 2019, it now has 13 members left.

(Source: News on AIR)

8. India will host the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

  • The Confederation of Asian Football conferred on India the hosting rights for the 2022 Women's Asian Cup for the first time since 1979.
  • The decision was taken at the AFC Women's Football Committee meeting.
  • AFC Women's Asian Cup:
    • It is the premier women's football competition in the Asian region for various national teams which is organized by the Asian Football Confederation.
    • It was founded in 1975.
    • There are 12 teams in it.

9. Mubadala of Abu Dhabi bought 1.85% stake in the Jio for Rs 9,093.6 crore

  • Recently, Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Company bought 1.85% stake in the Jio for Rs 9,093.60 crore.
  • With this disinvestment, Jio has raised Rs 87,655.35 crore from major global technology and development investors within six weeks.
  • Mubadala Investment Company is innovating and investing worldwide to transform the UAE's economy. It was founded in 2002.

10. 8 June: World Oceans Day

  • World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on 8 June.
  • The concept was originally proposed by Canada's International Center for Ocean Development at the UN’s Environment and Development, 1992 Earth Conference in Brazil.
  • The theme of World Oceans Day 2020 is Innovation for a sustainable ocean.

11. Western Coalfields opened 3 new coal mines

  • Recently, Coal India subsidiary Western Coalfields Limited has opened 3 new coal mines.
  • These three mines are Adasa mine in Nagpur region of Maharashtra, which is an underground open mine, Sharda underground mine in Kanhan region of Madhya Pradesh and Dhankasa underground mine in Pench area with a combined annual production capacity of 2.9 million tonnes.
  • On this occasion, the company has launched a monitoring system called WCL-EYE to monitor its mining operations.
  • Along with this launched an app called Samvad to connect with its employees and stakeholders.
  • WCL has launched a roadmap called Mission 100 Days to achieve the goals of FY 2020-21. This mission will also help the company achieve its medium-term and long-term goals.
  • These three mines are a part of WCL's future plan to start 20 new projects by FY 2023-24, out of which 14 projects will be commissioned in Maharashtra and 6 in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The total cost on these projects is Rs 12753 crore.
  • It will create more than 14000 direct jobs.

12. New orientation for a reformed multilateral system of India at UNSC

  • For a new term in the UN Security Council, India has adopted a new orientation approach to a reformed multilateral system.
  • This vision of India will be guided by the principles of Samman, Samvad, Sahyog, Shanti and Samriddhi.
  • Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has stated this overall objective of India during his new term in the UN Security Council.
  • He said this while outlining India's priorities for his forthcoming campaign to secure an elected seat on the UN Security Council.
  • The United Nations Security Council is to be elected on 17 June 2020.
  • This will be India's eighth term in the UN Security Council which will start from January next year.
  • UN Security Council:
    • It is one of the six major organs of the United Nations, responsible for ensuring international peace and security.
    • Its headquarters are located in New York, United States.
    • It was established on 24 October 1945.

(Source: News on AIR)

 

 

 

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