1.Miscellaneous

WHO launches ‘C-TAP’ for equitable access to life-saving technology

C-TAP stands for COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

C-TAP aims to:

  • share research and information to quicken vaccine and medicine development
  • boost collaboration to increase manufacturing capacity for any products that are developed

C-TAP has been launched after the request of 37 nations for common ownership of COVID-19 vaccines, medicines and other diagnostic tools.

Quick Fact: Tedros Adhanom is the Director-General of the World Health Organization

2.Person in News

Pradip Kumar appointed Secretary in Ministry of Steel

Pradip Kumar Tripathi  has been appointed the Secretary of Ministry of Steel

He was previously the Special Secretary and Establishment Officer in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Quick Fact: Dharmendra Pradhan is the Union Minister of Steel

3.Sports

Khelo e-Pathshala programme inaugurated by Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports

Khelo e-Pathshala has been launched by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in collaboration with National Sporting Federations (NSF)

It is India’s first national open online coaching and education programme for the grassroot level athletes

The ministry has also launched the India Community Coach Development Programme for community coaches and PE teachers all over the country

Quick Fact: Kiren Rijiju is the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports

4.Geography

Cyclone Nisarga develops over Arabian Sea

Cyclone Nisarga developed and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on 3rd June, and before its wind speeds decreased after making landfall

It is the first cyclone to hit Mumbai in 100 years

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been put on high alert 

Quick Fact: IMD, India Meteorological Department, tracks and provides updates about cyclones in India

5.Miscellaneous

Kolkata Port Trust renamed Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port Trust

The decision was made on the 150th anniversary of the port

Renaming of the port was approved by the Union cabinet.

The longest tunnel of JnK, Chenani-Nashri tunnel has also been renamed as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Tunnel

Quick Fact: Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of BJP,  in 1951.

6.National Affairs

Bimal Julka Committee submits report on Rationalization of Film Media units

The committee is operating under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

It has recommended:

  1. roadmaps for the development of National Film Development Corporation, Children’s Film Society of India, National Film Archives of India, etc
  2. Professionally led four verticals of festival, production, heritage and knowledge, under which the above institutes should work
  3. creation of film promotion funds for independent filmmakers to make commercial films