Current Affairs 02-06-2021

June 2021 CURRENT AFFAIRS

Current Affairs 02-06-2021

 

  1. Eric Carle , the author of the picture book “The very hungry caterpillar” passed away.

Eric Carle was an author-illustrator. He had illustrated more than 70 books for young children and more than 145 million copies have been sold till now.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)  has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies.

  1. HK Dwivedi becomes chief secretary and Alapan Bandyopadhyay becomes chief advisor to West Bengal’s CM.

  1. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan won WHO Direct-General Special Award for efforts in Tobacco Control.

  1. Goa CM Pramod Sawant launched Solar Based Electrification Programme for Rural Households.
  • National Park – Mollem National Park
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Current Affairs 02-06-2021

  1. Aashritha V Olety becomes India’s first woman flight test engineer in IAF.
  • IAF – Indian Air Force
  • Establishment – 8 October 1932
  • Chief – Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
  • HQ – New Delhi

  1. PM CARES for children scheme launched by central government would support children who have lost both parents due to covid-19.

Free education will be given to children who lost their parents due to Covid.Children will get monthly stipend from 18 years and a fund of Rs 10 lakh when they turn 23 from PM CARES. The children will be assisted to get an education loan for higher education & PM CARES will pay interest on the loan.The children will get free health insurance of Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat till 18 years and premium will be paid by PM CARES

Current Affairs 02-06-2021

  1. The world’s first nano urea liquid has been launched for farmers by IFFCO.
  • IFFCO – Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative limited
  • Establishment – 3 November 1967
  • HQ – New Delhi
  • Chairman – Balvinder Singh Nakai

  1. Jagannath Vidyadhar Mohapatra has been appointed as the new chairman of CBDT.
  • CBDT – Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • Establishment – 1924
  • HQ – New Delhi

Current Affairs 02-06-2021

  1. Lieutenant General Ajay Singh has been appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Andaman & Nicobar army command.
  • Formation of Andaman & Nicobar – 1st November 1956
  • Capital – Port Blair
  • Lieutenant Governor – Devendra Kumar Joshi
  • Chief Secretary – Chetan Bhusan Sanghi
  • Chief Justice – Rajesh Bindal

  1. “Stargazing : The Players in My Life” is the book written by former cricketer, commentator and coach Ravi Shastri.

This book is published by HarperCollins. This book is co-authored by Ravi Shastri and Ayaz Memon.

  1. Vikram Sampath is the author of “Savarkar : A Contested Legacy (1924-1966)”.

This book is the second and concluding volume of the book on the life and works of Veer Savarkar. The first volume of this book “Savarkar : Echoes from a forgotten past” was launched in 2019.

 

Current Affairs 02-06-2021

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