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Jul 02, 2021: Current affairs for UPSC/State PSC

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major news papers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for competitive exams like - UPSC Civil Services, UPPSC, BPSC, MPPPSC, State PSCs and other competitive examinations.

Biodiversity map for Mumbai

In 2020, the Ministry of Mumbai's Magic (MMM), a collective of Mumbaikars and environmental organisations (including Waatavaran and Project Mumbai), launched a static biodiversity map for the city.

An interactive version of the map went online in June 2021.

The map ? with clickable features with details of the species, their habitats and their conservation status ? covers the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and the water bodies of Thane Creek, Mahim Bay, Vasai Creek, and the Arabian Sea.


6th anniversary of Digital India Abhiyan

Digital India Abhiyan has completed six years of its journey since its launch on 1 July, 2015.

Digital India is a campaign launched by the government to ensure that Government's services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.

The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks.

It consists of three core components: the development of secure and stable digital infrastructure, delivering government services digitally, and universal digital literacy.

Social Issues

National Horticulture Board (NHB)

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,GoI opened National Horticulture Board (NHB) in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is the third largest producers of vegetables in the country and 5th largest producers in Fruits.

NHB has centers/offices at various locations of the country and atleast one centre is there almost in each state for implementation, monitoring and coordination of its various Schemes and activities.

National Horticulture Board (NHB) was set up by government in April 1984 on the basis of recommendations of the Group on Perishable Agricultural Commodities, headed by Dr M. S. Swaminathan, the then Member (Agriculture), Planning Commission, GoI.

It is mandated for integrated development of hi-tech commercial horticulture and post-harvest management/cold chain infrastructure in the country.

Gov. Schemes

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)

The 7th edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a biennial event, was hosted by the French Navy at La Reunion from 28 June to 01 July 2021.

IONS, conceived by the Indian Navy in 2008, seeks to enhance maritime cooperation among Navies of the littoral states of the IOR by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regionally relevant maritime issues.

The chairmanship of IONS has been held by India (2008-10), UAE (2010-12), South Africa (2012-14), Australia (2014-16), Bangladesh (2016-18) and Islamic Republic of Iran (2018-21).

France has assumed the Chairmanship on 29 Jun 21 for a two-year tenure.

ONS Conclave of Chiefs (CoC) is the decision-making body at the level of Chiefs of Navies, which meets biennially.


4th Fit India Conclave 2021

On the occasion of National Doctors Day (July 1), Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare addressed 4th Fit India Conclave through video-conference today.

The event was organised by Medscape India.

Fit India Hero Awards were presented to the healthcare workers.

Gov. Schemes

No Deal On UN Peacekeeping Budget

The 193 member states of the UN have thus far failed to agree on a peacekeeping budget for the year beginning July 1, which could lead to "a freeze on all missions" should a deal not soon materialize.

The budget for the UN's global peacekeeping operations - about 20 missions worldwide, with nearly 100,000 Blue Helmets mobilized - amounts to about $6.5 billion and covers a 12-month period starting each year on July 1.

The annual peacekeeping budget is separate from the main UN operations budget of more than $3 billion. That budget mandate runs from January to December and also often ends up the subject of complex negotiations.

Read More: UN's global peacekeeping operations

International Relations