AspirantWorld One liners : 9th June

• OneWeb, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator, has launched its next batch of 36 Russian satellites. With the latest launch, OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation now stands at 218 satellites. These would be added to OneWeb’s fleet of 648 LEO satellites.

• The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told the UN Security Council that his organization’s experts had investigated 77 allegations against Syria and concluded that chemical weapons had been used in 17 of them.

• The nation marked the 37th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. It is the code name for an Indian military operation to remove the separatists who were hiding inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar on June 5, 1984.

• The Tourism Minister praised the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification Program (IITFC) on the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June). The IITFC Programme is a digital initiative of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to encourage Indian citizens to participate in the thriving tourism industry.
• They announced Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu will protect the Megamalai, Vaigai’s main catchment area, and help the river to rise. Its origins can be traced back to the Western Ghats (Varushanad Hills).

• The Minister of State for Development of the North Eastern Region has requested suggestions for the Devika River project in Udhampur, J&K. The Namami Gange Project is compared to this project. The project is worth Rs. 190 crore.

• The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the issuance of a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the construction of six conventional submarines as part of Project P 75 (I) under the Strategic Partnership (SP) Model.

• According to the report “Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience,” glaciers in the Himalayas are melting faster than the global average ice mass. A tough stance on black carbon can significantly reduce glacier melt. The World Bank has released a report.

• The Union Education Minister has approved the release of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for Indian States and Union Territories. For 2019-20, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala have the highest grade (A++).

• Senior administrator and former electricity secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is set to take over as subsequent chairman of the PNGRB (Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board). A search committee headed by using V K Saraswat, Member (S&T), NITI Aayog, cleared the title of Sahai.

• The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration has been formally launched, which will run from 2021 to 2030. United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be co-led by using the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) & the Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

• Times Higher Education Asia college rankings 2021, three Indian universities secured positions in the top hundred list. IISc Bangalore, IIT Ropar and IIT Indore have secured ranks among the top one hundred universities in Asia. Like remaining year, not a single Indian varsity made it to the elite top 10.

• World brain tumor day is discovered on eighth of June each and every year since 2000. This day first observed by using German Brain Tumor Association (Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe). This is a non-profit organization which raises public recognition and educates human beings about brain tumor.

• World Ocean Day is found globally on eighth June each and every year. This day is discovered to raise world attention about the importance of the ocean in our lives and the ways thru which we can shield it.

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