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)…

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…