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6 June 2021 Current Affairs
David Diop wins International Booker 2021.
- David Diop has become the first French novelist to win the International Booker prize for translated fiction with At Night All Blood Is Black, his first novel translated into English.
- Diop, the author of two novels, and his translator Anna Moschovakis split the £50,000 annual prize, which goes to the best author and translator of a work translated into English.
- The International Booker Prize, formerly known as the Man Booker International Prize, has been awarded since 2005 when it was won by Albanian writer Ismail Kadare. It is a sister prize to the Booker Prize, awarded to a novel written in English.
Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind win International Business Book of the Year Award 2021.
- Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind won the International Business Book of the Year Award 2021.
- The authors made history this week by winning the prestigious International Business Book of the Year Award for 2021 for their recently launched book “Transformation in Times of Crisis”, published by Notion Press.
World Environment Day observed globally on 5th June.
- World Environment Day is observed globally on 5th June every year. This day is observed to raise awareness about protecting the environment and to remind people not to take nature for granted.
- The day provides an opportunity to broaden the “basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.”
- The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing observed globally on 5th June.
- International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is organized every year on 5th June.
- According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11–26 million tonnes of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10–23 billion.
Heidelberg Cement plans world’s first CO2 neutral cement plant in Sweden.
- Heidelberg Cement, the world’s second-largest cement maker, plans to turn its Swedish factory in Slite into the world’s first CO2-neutral cement plant by 2030 via carbon capture technology.
- Following the planned retrofit, which will cost at least 100 million euros ($122 million), the plant will be able to capture up to 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
NMPB and CSIR-NBRI Sign MoU for Promotion of Cultivation and Production of Medicinal Plants.
- The National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPS) and the National Botanical Research Institute(CSIR-NBRI) signed an MoU on June 4 for extending joint collaborative efforts to boost the cultivation and production of medicinal plants and herbs in India.
- The MoU will facilitate development of Quality Planting Material (QPM) of medicinal plants and herbs identified by NMPB, help in establishment of their nurseries for QPM, development, promotion, conservation and cultivation of the appropriate medicinal plants in different agro-climatic zones, including the threatened medicinal plant species and plants for the high-altitude regions.
NCPCR devises online portal ‘Bal Swaraj’ for children affected by Covid-19.
- In view of the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care link)” for children in need of care and protection.
- The children who have lost family support or are without any ostensible means of subsistence are children in need of care and protection under Section 2(14) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and all procedures given under the Act for such children must be followed to ensure the well-being and best interest of children.
- The portal has been created with the purpose of tracking and monitoring children who need care and protection in real-time, digitally.
Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates the newly upgraded website of IITTM in 108 national & International languages.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the newly upgraded website of IITTM in 108 national & International languages, Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) communication seminar, Aqua based Adventure Tourism ATLAS and also Planted Saplings.
IEFPA’s 6 modules of short films titled “Hisab Ki Kitaab” launched.
- Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur launched the six modules of short films of Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) titled “Hisaab Ki Kitaab”.
- These short films developed by Common Services Centers(CSC) eGov as a part of their training tool.
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