SAGE Programme and Portal launched by Thaawarchand Gehlot
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot launched an initiative, SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine), with a portal to support India’s elderly people.
The SAGE portal will act as a ‘one-stop access’ of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups.
This initiative aims to involve youth for elderly care by start-ups and innovative ideas to make elderly care a national movement.
Quick Fact: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment: Thaawarchand Gehlot.
2nd Global Bank to offer ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’ facility: ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank announced their tie up with SWIFT recently.
This partnership will offer a facility to help overseas partner banks to send payments on behalf of their customers to the beneficiary in India.
With this, ICICI Bank became the first bank in Asia-Pacific and second globally to offer the facility, called ‘SWIFT gpi Instant’.
Quick Fact: ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi; ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.
National Green Tribunal nod to Gujarat’s Vishwamitri river project
The Principal Bench of NGT recently directed VMC, Gujarat, and other authorities to implement the Vishwamitri River Action Plan.
This plan includes preparation for demarcation, plantation and maintaining the integrity of the river.
The crocodiles, turtles & highly protected species have been breeding in the stretches of the river.
Quick Fact: Chairman of NGT: Adarsh Kumar Goel; Gujarat CM: Vijay Rupani; Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat.
World’s first CO2 neutral cement plant in Sweden by HeidelbergCement
HeidelbergCement, the world’s second-largest cement maker, planned to convert its Swedish factory in Slite.
This factory would be transformed into the world’s first CO2-neutral cement plant by 2030 via carbon capture technology.
The plant will be able to capture up to 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Quick Fact: Sweden Capital: Stockholm; Sweden Currency: Krona; PM Sweden: Stefan Lofven.
Online portal ‘Bal Swaraj’ for children affected by Covid-19 by NCPCR
The NCPCR devised an online tracking portal for children in need of care and protection in view of COVID-19 effects.
This portal is for children who lost family support and are in need of care and protection under Section 2(14) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
All the procedures given under the Act for such children will be followed to ensure the well-being and best interest of children.
Quick Fact: Union Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani
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Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari appointed as IAF Vice Chief
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari was appointed as the next Vice Chief of Air Staff in the Air headquarters of IAF.
Air Marshal Ballabha Radha Krishna would be succeeding Chaudhari at the Western Command in Delhi.
Air Marshal RJ Duckworth would be taking charge of the Central Air Command in Prayagraj.
Quick Fact: IAF HQ: New Delhi; Founded: 8 October 1932; Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
International Business Book of the Year 2021 to Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind
Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind won the International Business Book of the Year Award 2021.
The authors made history by winning the Award for 2021 for their recent book ‘Transformation in Times of Crisis’.
Their book brings entrepreneurs and business owners the knowledge that can help their business thrive even in a crisis.
Global day of Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing was observed globally on June 5.
According to the UN FAO, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11–26 million tonnes of fish each year.
The loss of fish is estimated to have an economic value of US$10–23 billion.
Quick Fact: Food and Agriculture Organization Head: Qu Dongyu; Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
World Environment Day: June 5
This day is observed to raise awareness about protecting the environment and to remind people not to take nature for granted.
The theme of WED 2021 was ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’ as this year marked the beginning of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Pakistan was the global host for the day to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration this year.
Quick Fact: The World Environment Day was first observed on 5 June 1974, 47 years ago.