‘HAUSLA- Inspiring her growth’ launched by Lt Governor in J&K
Lieutenant Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha, launched a comprehensive program for Catalysing Women Entrepreneurship in UT.
The government aims to reduce the gap between women and men entrepreneurs, in a systematic manner.
The intent of the initiative is to empower Women as vital drivers of the development process by identifying and empowering Women Entrepreneurs.
Quick Fact: J&K last Governor: Satya Pal Malik (2018-2019).
Helpline ‘Sukoon’ inaugurated by J&K Chief Secretary
J&K Chief Secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta, inaugurated SDRF first Battalion’s 24×7 mental health helpline ‘SUKOON’ at its headquarters.
This initiative will guide the caller to avail services of clinical psychologists, therapists, counselors and psychiatrists.
‘SUKOON’ is a mental health initiative to offer guidance to citizens experiencing mental health emergencies and pandemic-induced stress.
Quick Fact: J&K Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha.
India and the World
India ranked 10 in ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
India was ranked as the 10th best country in the world in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020, released by ITU.
The GCI 2020 ranked 194 countries and measured their commitment to cybersecurity at a global level.
The United States topped, while the UK and Saudi Arabia tied on the second position and Estonia ranked third in the index.
Quick Fact: International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; ITU Head: Secretary-General; Houlin Zhao.
India and the World
India stood 20th in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021
The Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink ranked India on the 23rd spot in 2020, and now to 20 in 2021.
India currently has 43 of its cities listed in the top 1000, globally, with Bengaluru(10th), New Delhi (14th) and Mumbai (16th) in the top 20.
Like last year, the US, the UK, Israel, Canada and Germany were in the top five spots this year, continuing their lead.
Quick Fact: The Global Startup Ecosystem Index has a score for each location, calculated as a sum of three parameters: quantity, quality and business environment.
Mumbai Samachar, India’s oldest running newspaper, turns 200
On July 1, India’s oldest running newspaper, Mumbai Samachar, would enter its 200th year.
It was founded by a Parsi scholar who experimented with various other publishing options before landing on this successful print run.
Formerly called Bombay Samachar, in Gujarati, the paper has always run as Mumbai na Samachar.
Quick Fact: Mumbai Samachar Founded: 1822; Mumbai Samachar Founder: Fardoonji Murazban.
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Youngest chess Grandmaster: Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra
Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra became the youngest-ever chess Grandmaster in the world.
At 12 years, four months and 25 days, he beat the record held by Sergey Karjakin, who was 12 years and seven months old when he attained the title.
Three years ago, India’s R Praggnanandhaa had almost surpassed him but missed the opportunity by a whisker.
National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1
The National Doctors’ Day is organized on 1st July annually in India by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
The day honours the great physicians and helps us understand the importance of doctors in our lives and value them.
The day marks the birth and death anniversary of the second CM of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
Quick Fact: IMA Headquarters: New Delhi, India; IMA National President: DR. J.A. Jayalal.
National Chartered Accountants Day: July 1
This day is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the ICAI by the parliament of India in 1949 and honour Chartered Accountants.
ICAI is India’s national professional accounting body and also the second biggest accounting organization in the world.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) was established on this day in the year 1949 under an Act passed in Parliament.
Quick Fact: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Headquarters: New Delhi; President ICAI: CA Nihar N Jambusaria.