In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 6th July 2021 in detail.
1. Dr. Harsh Vardhan delivers the keynote lecture at the 17th World Congress on Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy.
- Vice President Venkaiah Naidu opened the event, which was organised by the Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
- The World Congress’ theme, “Eliminating Cervical Cancer: A Call to Action,” is in line with the WHO’s goal of eliminating cervical cancer by 2030.
2. The 149-year-old history of capital shifting in J&K, known as the ‘Darbar Move,’ has come to an end.
- The 149-year-old biannual custom of transferring capitals between Srinagar and Jammu, known as the ‘Darbar shuffle,’ has come to an end, with staff being given three weeks to evacuate their lodgings in the twin capital cities.
- Approximately 8,000-9,000 Civil Secretariat officials must personally transport hundreds of government files in trucks on the dangerous Jammu-Srinagar highway twice a year. The summer capital was Srinagar, and the winter capital was Jammu.
3. On social media platforms, the Ministry of Health has launched an educational video series called COVID GuruKool.
- On its social media platforms, the Ministry of Health has created COVID GuruKool, an educational video series. Its goal is to spread accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its vaccination programme.
- The series will feature leading public health experts, policymakers, doctors, scientists, and health professionals who will help to educate people about Covid proper behaviour and dispel vaccine fallacies.
4. LG Manoj Sinha has launched the LGSDF programme for engineering, management, and other J&K graduates.
- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has launched the Lieutenant Governor’s Sustainable Development Fellowship (LGSDF) for engineering, management, and other J&K graduates.
- The goal of the endeavour is to improve the overall delivery structure of government programmes by making it more efficient, transparent, and robust. The programme will be funded by the J&K government and implemented in conjunction with the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Technology.
5. NIPUN Bharat is the brainchild of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
- The National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy – NIPUN Bharat – was virtually launched by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
- The goal of this effort is to help youngsters improve their reading, writing, and numeracy skills. This project will serve as a solid component of the New Education Policy, assisting children in the development of learning and numerical abilities during their primary school years.
6. In Leh, the Parliamentary Standing Committee launches an investigation into several educational institutes.
- Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth Affairs, and Sports began investigating several educational institutes in Leh.
- The Committee’s first trip was at the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, where members engaged with employees and teachers and held a discussion on the Institute’s “promotion of research, innovation, and documentation.”
7. The 52nd International Film Festival of India will take place in Goa from November 20 to November 28.
- Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, has unveiled the regulations and poster for India’s 52nd International Film Festival (IFFI).
- The event will take place in Goa from November 20th to November 28th, 2021. The Festival is co-organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and the State Government of Goa, as well as the Indian Film Industry.
8. The Tourism Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Yatra.Com to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industries.
- To improve the hospitality and tourism industry, the Ministry of Tourism has inked a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU, with Yatra.Com.
- The main goal of this MoU is to give lodging units that have self-certified on the OTA platform using the System for Assessment, Awareness, and Training for the Hospitality Industry-SAATHI a lot of attention.
9. The CBDT has extended the deadline for filing manual tax forms for international remittances.
- The Central Board of Direct Taxes, or CBDT, has granted additional relief in electronic filing of Income Tax Forms 15CA and 15CB, as well as extending the deadline for filing from June 30 to July 15, 2021.
- Taxpayers have till the 15th of this month to submit these documents in manual format to approved dealers. Authorized merchants are instructed to accept such paperwork for the purpose of international remittances, according to the CBDT.
10. Sirisha Bandla is the second woman from India to fly into space.
- Sirisha Bandla made headlines on July 11 when she became the second Indian-origin woman to travel to space as part of Virgin Space Ship Unity. Bandla, who was born in Andhra Pradesh, will be one of six space travellers aboard Virgin Galactic’s ‘VSS Unity,’ which will take off from New Mexico with the company’s creator Richard Branson.
- After Kalpana Chawla, a Telugu woman from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district who grew up in Houston will become the second Indian-born woman to fly into space. Prior to Bandla, Rakesh Sharma and Sunita Williams were the only other Indians to go into space.
11. In Italy, the Indian Army Chief dedicates a War Memorial to Indian Soldiers.
- Beginning July 5, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General MM Naravane will travel to the United Kingdom and Italy for a four-day tour. During his tour, the army chief will also dedicate an Indian Army Memorial in the Italian town of Cassino.
- The COAS will also be briefed at the Italian Army’s Counter IED Centre of Excellence in Cecchingola, Rome, and will inaugurate the Indian Army Memorial in the famous town of Cassino.
- Over 5,000 Indian soldiers died battling German and Japanese forces during World War II, and the memorial was created to honour them. Between 1943 and 1945, about 50,000 Indian soldiers fought for the liberation of Italy.
Banking & Finance News
12. Flipkart and PhonePe have teamed up to digitise cash-on-delivery payments.
- PhonePe has teamed with Walmart Inc.’s Flipkart to digitise the e-commerce firm’s cash-on-delivery services, according to the digital payments platform.
- Customers who previously chose “cash on delivery” will be able to pay digitally at the moment of delivery using any UPI app thanks to PhonePe’s dynamic QR code technology. This will assist customers who are more comfortable with cash on delivery reduce physical interaction while guaranteeing safety and drive contactless payments.
13. Indian Overseas Bank defeats PNB and Bank of Bengal to become India’s second-largest government bank.
- The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) became India’s second most valuable listed public sector bank, with a market valuation of over Rs 50,000 crore.
- According to BSE data, IOB has pushed PNB (Rs 46,411 crore) and BOB (Rs 44,112 crore) to third and fourth place, respectively, with a mcap of Rs 51,887 crore.
Business & Economy News
14. In the first quarter of this fiscal year, India achieved its highest-ever merchandise export of 95 billion dollars.
- Despite the severity of the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, India’s merchandise exports reached new highs in the first quarter of this year, from April to June.
- According to the Commerce Minister, the largest ever Merchandise export of 95 billion dollars was obtained in the first quarter of this fiscal year, surpassing the previous high of 90 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2020-21.
15. Verstappen wins the Austrian Grand Prix in 2021.
- Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position, securing his third straight victory and increasing his championship advantage over title challenger Lewis Hamilton to 32 points after nine races.
- Verstappen won his fifth race of the season, compared to Hamilton’s three. Hamilton fell from second to fourth late in the race after going too wide on a turn and rolled over a curb, ruining one of his tyres.
16. Karsten Warholm of Norway smashes the men’s 400m hurdles world record set by a 29-year-old Norwegian.
- Karsten Warholm of Norway broke Kevin Young’s 29-year-old 400m hurdles world record in front of his home crowd at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, finishing in 46.70 seconds.
- Warholm broke Young’s record of 46.78 seconds, set four years before the Norwegian was born and the longest-standing record in men’s track and field.
17. Sanath Jayasundara, a former performance analyst of Sri Lanka Cricket, has been banned for seven years by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
- Sanath Jayasundara, a former performance analyst with Sri Lanka Cricket, has been banned from cricket for seven years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after its Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of violating the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
- The suspension is retroactive to May 11, 2019, when he was temporarily suspended.
18. The International Cricket Council has banned Sanath Jayasundara, a former Sri Lanka Cricket performance analyst, for seven years (ICC).
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Sanath Jayasundara, a former performance analyst with Sri Lanka Cricket, from cricket for seven years after its Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaking the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
- The ban goes back to May 11, 2019, when he was placed on leave.
19. Tripura’s new Lokayukta, KN Bhattacharjee, has been appointed.
- Under the Tripura Lokayukta Act, 2008, the Tripura government nominated senior lawyer KN Bhattacharjee as the new Lokayukta of the state to deal with charges of corruption against public workers and administrative officers.
- Bhattacharjee will be the state’s third Lokayukta, and the first lawyer to hold the position.
20. MD NHSRCL Satish Agnihotri takes charge.
- Satish Agnihotri, a former IRSE officer from the class of 1982, has been named Managing Director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
- For over nine years, he served as Chairman and Managing Director of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a schedule “A” CPSE under the Ministry of Railways.
21. President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new governors in eight states.
- President Ram Nath Kovind nominated eight new governors, entrusting them with the administration of new states, in a dramatic overhaul. Others were new appointments, while others were transferred.
- Governor of Mizoram P.S. Sreedharan Pillai was transferred and appointed Governor of Goa.
- Governor of Haryana Satyadev Narayan Arya is transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura;
- Governor of Tripura Ramesh Bais is moved and appointed as Governor of Jharkhand;
- Governor of Himachal Pradesh Bandaru Dattatraya is transferred and appointed as Governor of Haryana.
- Governor of Karnataka has been named Thaawarchand Gehlot, who is now a Cabinet Minister.
- Hari Babu Kambhampati has been named Governor of Mizoram.
- Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel of the Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been named Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
- Former Speaker of Goa Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has been named Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
Awards & Honours
22. Invest India has been named the most creative Investment Promotion Agency for the year 2021.
- OCO Global has named Invest India as the world’s most creative “Investment Promotion Agency (IPA)” for 2021.
- The OCO Innovation Index, which was recently launched, looks at how well IPAs are reacting to the problems of pandemic recovery, sustainability, and digitalisation.
- OCO Global is a prominent authority on foreign investment, providing a variety of economic development services, products, and one-of-a-kind firm evaluation tools.
Books & Authors News
23. Sushant Singh and Shruthi Rao’s book “India To The Rescue”
- Sushant Singh and Shruthi Rao co-wrote the book “India To The Rescue,” which was recently published. Juggernaut Books published the book, which praises the operation as one of the country’s fastest, boldest, and most successful missions.
- The book is based on journalist Sushant Singh’s Operation Cactus: Mission Impossible in the Maldives, which uses reports and testimony to reconstruct India’s widely forgotten intervention in the island nation in November 1988 to thwart a coup attempt.
24. World Zoonoses Day: 6 July
- Every year on July 6, World Zoonoses Day is observed to raise awareness about the dangers of zoonotic illnesses. Zoonoses are infectious diseases (viruses, bacteria, and parasites) that can be transmitted from animals to people and vice versa, either directly or indirectly, through vectors or food.
- Louis Pasteur successfully provided the first vaccination against the Rabies virus, a zoonotic illness, on July 6, 1885.
- After Louis Pasteur, a French researcher, successfully administered the first vaccine against the zoonotic disease Rabies, World Zoonoses Day was established. Every day, we recalled this day to raise awareness about Zoonotic illness.
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