AspirantWorld One liners : 4th June

• The BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting was held virtually on June 1, 2021. The BRICS meeting is chaired by India as the chair of the BRICS countries.

• Before the country’s official rollout, Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla has petitioned the Delhi High Court for a scientific study on any adverse effects of radio-frequency radiation emitted by cellular telecommunications using 5G technology on “life, health, organ of child or adult, or to flora and fauna.”

• China has announced that it will now allow three children per married couple, just days after census data revealed that population growth has slowed to its slowest rate since the 1950s. Five years ago, in 2016, it relaxed the controversial one-child policy to two for the first time.

• The 2nd negative import list was announced by the Defence Ministry, renamed the “positive indigenisation list,” which includes 108 items that can now only be purchased from indigenous sources. The new list brings the total number of items on the list to 209.

• The 74th World Health Assembly unanimously approved a proposal from the United Arab Emirates to designate January 30 as “World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day.” In 2020, the first World NTD Day was observed informally.

• Litoria Mira was is chocolate colored frog in rain forests. In the New Guinean rainforests, there is a frog species that appears to be made of chocolate. The cocoa-colored frogs were discovered to be a new species.

• In a virtual ceremony, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched a number of initiatives to give a major boost to the SATAT initiative. The goal of the SATAT scheme is to establish Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and make CBG available on the market for use as a green fuel.

• On the occasion of Telangana’s state formation day, the Prime Minister sent his best wishes to the people of the state. On June 2, 2014, the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh was divided, and the 29th state of Telangana was formed, with Hyderabad as its capital.

• World Bicycle Day was celebrated on 3 June globally by means of organising crew rides at the event to popularise the use of bicycles in day-by-day life. The day highlights the interest in the benefits of using the bicycle, which is a simple, affordable, clean, and environmentally fit sustainable potential of transportation. It is celebrated on 3rd June.

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