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Current Affairs Date: 03 July 2021

National

Awareness Campaign on Single Use Plastics

⇒ Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched awareness campaign on Single Use plastics on 08 June 2021.

GIZ, UN Environment Programme and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry along with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, are organizing the two-month long awareness campaign. It comprises of four on-line regional events and a social media campaign to spread the message of mitigation plastic pollution to wider audience.

The regional events includes interactive sessions on various themes related single use plastics and plastic waste management.

India Plastic Challenge – Hackathon 2021:

Shri Javadekar also announced the “India Plastic Challenge – Hackathon 2021”.

Aim:

It aims to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in area of tackling plastic waste pollution and elimination of single use plastic.

The “India Plastic Challenge – Hackathon 2021” is a unique competition calling upon start-ups /entrepreneurs and students of Higher Education Institutions to develop innovative solutions to mitigate plastic pollution and develop alternatives to single use plastics.

PGI 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India

⇒ Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ approved the release of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India on 06 June 2021.

The PGI 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India has been released by Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education. The PGI for States/UTs for 2019-20 is the third publication.

Read More About PGI 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India

International

Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award for 2021

⇒ French author Emmanuel Carrere has been awarded Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award for 2021.

Carrere was chosen for this award because of the ability of his works to straddle reality and fiction, the jury announced on June 9, 2021.

The award of 50,000-euro will be handed out by the Princess of Asturias Foundation during a lavish ceremony, normally held in October.

New CEO of Ferrari

⇒ Italian sports car maker Ferrari on 09 June 2021 named Benedetto Vigna, an expert in semiconductors, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), starting from September.

First country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender

⇒ El Salvador has become the first country in the world to grant legal tender status to bitcoin.

Important Day

World Food Safety Day 2021

⇒ World Food Safety Day is globally celebrated on 7 June. In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that every June 7 would be observed as World Food Safety Day.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day.

Theme:

The theme for the World Food Safety Day 2021 was– ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’.

Aim:

World Food Safety Day aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

Death

Indian Boxer, Ngangom Dingko Singh

⇒ Asian Games Gold Medallist Boxer, Ngangom Dingko Singh passed away in Manipur on 10 June 2021. He was 42.

Legend Indian boxer Dingko Singh won gold medal in bantamweight from Bangkok Asian Games in Thailand, in 1998.

He was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1998 in recognition of his achievement. He was also conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award, in 2013.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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