First Published on June 9, 2021 || Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by Prashant Chaturvedi
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9 June 2021 Current Affairs
Maldivian minister Abdullah Shahid elected President of 76th UNGA.
- Maldivian foreign minister, Abdullah Shahid was elected President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (PGA) with an overwhelming majority.
- He garnered 143 votes in favour with 48 against – that gave him victory by a three-fourths majority.
Sanjeev Sahai appointed as new chairman of oil regulator PNGRB.
- Senior administrator and former power secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is set to take over as next chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
- A search committee headed by V K Saraswat, Member (S&T), NITI Aayog, cleared the name of Sahai.
- Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is a statutory body in India.
- Sanjiv Nandan Sahai is a 1986 batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa- Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
Hitendra Dave appointed as HSBC India CEO.
- The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. (HSBC) announced the appointment of Hitendra Dave as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India subject to receipt of regulatory approval.
- He has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer effective June 7, 2021. Dave succeeds Surendra Rosha who will be moving to Hong Kong as the co-chief executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific.
NITI Aayog recommends privatisation of Central Bank, Indian Overseas Bank.
- NITI Aayog has recommended divesting government stake in the Central Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) as part of the privatisation initiative announced in the Union Budget.
- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech, had announced privatising two public sector banks (PSBs) and one general insurance company in 2021-22.
US to hand over three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role choppers to India.
- The Indian Navy is set to receive its first set of multi-role helicopters as America is set to hand over three MH-60 Romeo helicopters to the force in the United States in July.
- The first batch of Indian pilots has also reached the US for training on the helicopters which would be arriving in India next year in July.
- India and the US had signed over-Rs 16,000 crore deal to buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin in 2020 under fast track procedures on a government-to-government deal to hasten the process.
- The 24 MH-60 Romeos would be equipped with multi-mode radars and night-vision devices as well as armed with Hellfire missiles, torpedoes and precision-guided weaponry.
World Oceans Day observed every year on 8th June.
- World Ocean Day is observed globally on 8th June every year.
- This day is observed to raise global awareness about the importance of the ocean in our lives and the ways through which we can protect it.
- World Oceans Day 2021 theme is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: 2021-2030
- The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration has been officially launched, which will run from 2021 to 2030.
- United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be co-led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). It was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in a 2019 resolution.
CESL and Ladakh sign an MoU to make the Union Territory carbon neutral.
- Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it a clean and green UT.
- Under the MoU, various clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be implemented.
- Beginning with a pilot in the Zanskar valley area, CESL will take up solar mini and micro grid solutions, energy efficient lighting, energy storage-based solutions, efficient cooking stoves and electric mobility solutions in the UT.
NITI Aayog & Piramal Foundation Launch Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan.
- NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation on 8th June 2021 launched Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaanin 112 Aspirational Districts to assist district administrations in providing home-care support to Covid-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
- The Abhiyaan is being part of a special initiative, Aspirational Districts Collaborative,in which local leaders, civil societies and volunteers work with district administrations to address emerging problems across key focus areas of the Aspirational Districts Programme.
- Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaanwill be led by district magistrates in partnership with over 1000 local NGOs, which will enlist and train over 1 lakh volunteers to connect with patients through inbound/outboundcalls.
- Piramal Foundation will work withdistrict magistrates to support the training of NGOs and volunteers.
Assam govt names Raimona reserve forest sixth national park.
- Raimona in Kokrajhar district has become Assam’s sixth national park. The 422 sq ft wildlife habitat in Kokrajhar district adjoins the western-most buffer to Manas Tiger Reserve.
- The five national parks that existed prior to the 422 sq. km Raimona are Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri, Orang and Dibru-Saikhowa.
- The Pekua river defines Raimona’s southern boundary.
- Raimona is an integral part of the 2,837 sq. km Manas Biosphere Reserve and the Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve.
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