Next CM of Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami
Pushkar Singh Dhami to be the next and youngest CM of Uttarakhand.
Pushkar Singh Dhami is an MLA from the Khatima constituency in Udham Singh Nagar district.
He would replace Tirath Singh Rawat and was elected during the legislature party meeting in Dehradun.
Quick Fact: Governor Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.
WHO certified China to be malaria-free
China was awarded a malaria-free certification from WHO – the country that reported 30 million cases of the disease annually in the 1940s.
China is the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region to be awarded a malaria-free certification in more than 3 decades.
Other countries in the region that achieved this status include Australia (1981), Singapore (1982) and Brunei Darussalam (1987).
Quick Fact: China Capital: Beijing; China Currency: Renminbi; China President: Xi Jinping.
Foundation Stone For Ambedkar Memorial & Cultural Centre laid by President
President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural Centre in Lucknow.
The cultural centre will come up in front of Aishbagh Eidgah in Lucknow and have a 25-ft high statue of Dr Ambedkar.
The centre would have an auditorium, library, research centre, picture gallery, museum and a multi-purpose convention centre.
Quick Fact: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is known for Dalit Rights movements, drafting the constitution of India and Dalit Buddhist movements; Awards: Bharat Ratna (1990).
AI emerging technologies to be built in partnership by AJNIFM and Microsoft
The Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM) and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to build an AI.
The collaboration seeks to explore the role of cloud, AI and emerging technologies in shaping the future of public finance management in India.
The centre of excellence will serve as a central body for research, AI scenario envisioning and tech-led innovation.
Quick Fact: Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella; Microsoft Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen.
Flag-bearer for Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu
Top para high-jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu was named the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the Tokyo Paralympics.
Thangavelu, who is defending the T-42 gold, was picked for the honour by the executive committee of the national body.
The 25-year-old Thangavelu was conferred with the Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting award, last year as one of the 24 para-athletes.
Nathuram Godse’s biography to be published by Pan Macmillan
The book ‘Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin’ by Mumbai-based journalist Dhaval Kulkarni will be published in 2022.
This biography situates the man and his most defining act in the larger context of modern Indian history and contemporary society and politics.
The book will be a deep-dive account and delve into the cataclysmic chain of events both before and after Gandhi’s murder.
Quick Fact: Pan Macmillan Founder: Alan Bott; Pan Macmillan Headquarters: Clerkenwell, London.
International Day of Cooperatives observed on July 3
The UN celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives every year on the first Saturday of July to increase awareness of cooperatives.
In the year 2021, the International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated on July 3 with a focus on the contribution of cooperatives to combating climate change.
The theme of International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) was ‘Rebuild better together’.