Day June 23, 2020

[Editorial Analysis] New-age mobility

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Electric vehicles Mains level: Improving transport system with sustainable development Context: • Electric mobility is a definitive way to retain this pristine air without compromising functionality. • Continuing with the ICE (internal combustion engine)…

AspirantWorld One liners : 23rd June

• International Olympic Day is observed on 23 June. The day is celebrated by people across the world. On 23 June 2020, the Olympic Movement is to celebrate Olympic Day by creating the world’s largest 24 hours digital-first Olympic. The…

Variyankunnath Kunjahammed Haji

• Variyamkunnan (2021), a new movie based on the life of Variyankunna Kunjahammed Haji is set to begin shooting in early 2021, the 100th anniversary of the Malabar revolt. About: • Variyankunna Kunjahammed Haji (1877 – 1922) was an Indian…

Macaws

• The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a wildlife smuggling syndicate with seizure of a consignment of exotic macaws which had been smuggled from Bangladesh to Kolkata. • The exotic birds were identified as Hyacinth macaw, Pesquet’s parrot,…

United Nations Public Service Day

• UN Public Service Day 2020 is being observed on June 23 to honour public servants in the COVID-19 pandemic response. About: • On 20 December 2002, the General Assembly designated 23 June as Public Service Day by adopting resolution…

National Disaster Relief Fund

• The Finance Ministry has given approval to a proposal to allow individuals and institutions to contribute directly to the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF). About: • This is a significant development at a time when many have expressed concerns…

Puri Rath Yatra

• The Supreme Court lifted its June 18 ban on the conduct of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra after ensuring a complete lack of public attendance for the festival to avoid spread of infection amid the pandemic. About: • Ratha Yatra…

Decarbonising Transport

• NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India” project on 24 June, with the intention to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India. About: • The “Decarbonising Transport…