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Daily Current Affairs 05th June 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

International News

Pakistan Launches PAKSAT MM1 Satellite with China’s Assistance

Pakistan has launched its second satellite, the Multi-Mission Communication Satellite (PAKSAT MM1), in collaboration with China. This satellite aims to enhance internet connectivity across Pakistan and improve various communication services.

States News

Haryana Government’s Rs 10,000-Crore Project to Combat Air Pollution

Haryana Chief Secretary T V S N Prasad announced the launch of a Rs 10,000-crore project funded by the World Bank to address air pollution in the state. The Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development will be rolled out in phases, starting with districts in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Appointments News

Deendayal Port Trust Gets New Chairperson

Deendayal Port Trust Gets New Chairperson

In a significant move, the Centre has appointed Sushil Kumar Singh, an officer from the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME) of the 1993 batch, as the Chairman of Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat. One of the largest state-owned ports in the country, Deendayal Port Trust will be under Singh’s leadership until his superannuation in January 2027.

Banking News

PNB Board Approves 10% Stake Dilution in Canara HSBC Life Insurance via IPO

The Board of Punjab National Bank (PNB) has approved the initiation of the process to dilute 10% of its shareholding in Canara HSBC Life Insurance through an initial public offering (IPO). PNB currently holds a 23% stake in this life insurance joint venture.

Adani One Launches Two Variants of Co-branded Credit Cards with ICICI Bank

Adani One, the digital platform of the Adani Group, and ICICI Bank have introduced two variants of co-branded credit cards in partnership with Visa. This launch signifies Adani Group’s entry into the retail financial sector, offering cardholders up to 7% Adani reward points on spending within the Adani ecosystem.

Bank Clinic: Your Guide to Complaint Resolution

The Bank Clinic, spearheaded by the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), aims to empower retail customers by providing guidance on addressing their grievances in the rapidly evolving landscape of banking technology and regulatory standards set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Ranks and Reports News

QS World University Rankings 2025 Announced

QS World University Rankings 2025 Announced

The much-awaited QS World University Rankings 2025 have been announced, featuring an impressive 1,500 universities across 105 higher education systems. This year’s ranking stands as the largest ever, underscoring the global commitment to academic excellence and innovation.

Sports News

Former Indian All-Rounder Kedar Jadhav Announces Retirement

Former Indian All-Rounder Kedar Jadhav Announces Retirement

The cricketing world witnessed another veteran hanging up his boots as Kedar Jadhav, the 39-year-old former Indian all-rounder, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Jadhav’s decision comes shortly after former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik bid farewell to the game after his last outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Awards News

Sanya Malhotra’s “Mrs” Triumph at New York Indian Film Festival

Sanya Malhotra's "Mrs" Triumph at New York Indian Film Festival

At the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival 2024, Sanya Malhotra has etched her name in glory by winning the Best Actress award for her captivating performance in the film “Mrs.” This triumph marks a significant milestone in Malhotra’s burgeoning career and underscores her exceptional talent as an actress.

Mumbai’s Super Cop Krishna Prakash Honored with Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award

The famous Annual Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award has been given to Krishna Prakash, who is well-known for leading Mumbai Police’s special counterterrorism team, Force One. The award was given out at Mumbai’s multicultural Sab Me Ram Shashwat Shri Ram event.

Siddhalinga Pattanashetti Wins Gudleppa Hallikeri Award 2024

Poet and playwright Siddhalinga Pattanashetti has been chosen for the prestigious Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024 by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation, Hosaritti (Haveri District). Veeranna Chekki, senior trustee of the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial foundation of Hosaritti, haveri District announced. This is the 19th award and will be presented in the honour of the birth anniversary of Gudleppa Hallikeri on 6 June.

Summits and Conferences News

KAZA Summit 2024 and Wildlife Product Trade

KAZA Summit 2024 and Wildlife Product Trade

The KAZA 2024 Heads of State Summit ended in the Zambian resort town of Livingstone on May 31, with leaders of the five member countries agreeing to argue their case for lifting of the ban on ivory trade at the 20th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP20) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) due next year in Geneva, Switzerland.

Science and Technology News

Nvidia Unveils Rubin AI Chip Platform: Transforming AI Landscape

In a landmark announcement, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed the company’s groundbreaking next-generation AI chip platform, Rubin, set for a 2026 release. The Rubin family, comprising GPUs, CPUs, and networking processors, promises to revolutionize AI capabilities. Notably, Nvidia plans an aggressive shift to annual releases, aiming to keep pace with AI advancements and maintain its market dominance.

Boeing’s Starliner Crewed Mission: June 5 Launch

Boeing and NASA are gearing up for the highly anticipated launch of the Starliner spacecraft’s first crewed flight test, scheduled for June 5 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This historic event marks a significant milestone in space exploration, with veteran NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams aboard the spacecraft.

ISRO Develops PraVaHa Software for Aerodynamic Design and Analysis

ISRO, through its Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), has introduced the PraVaHa software, a Computational Fluid Dynamics. PraVaHa, acronym for “Parallel RANS Solver for Aerospace Vehicle Aero-thermo-dynamic Analysis,” is tailored to simulate both external and internal flows on various types of vehicles, including launch vehicles, winged, and non-winged re-entry vehicles.

IIT Dharwad Unveils Innovative Fire Rescue Drone

A group of teachers and students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad, directed by Profs. Sudheer Siddapureddy and Ameer Mulla, with funding from the TiHAN Foundation, IIT Hyderabad (NMICPS, Indian government), has created a drone for fire rescue assistance. During the two-day workshop on Drone design and autonomous navigation in fire rescue (DDANFR 2024), organized by the Fire and Thermal Research Laboratory (FLRL) and the Control System and Robotics Laboratory at IIT Dharwad on May 31 and June 1, there was an unveiling and demonstration of what is purported to be the first fire rescue assistance drone.

Important Days News

World Environment Day 2024, Date, Theme and History

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On June 5th of each year, the world observes World Environment Day (WED), a significant global event aimed at raising awareness and promoting action towards environmental protection. Established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in 1972, this day serves as a platform to highlight pressing ecological issues faced by our planet and foster sustainable practices. This year, the theme for World Environment Day is ‘Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience‘ under the slogan ‘Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

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In 2015, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the FAO proposed the launch of an initiative to declare an International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. After extensive consultations, the proposal was endorsed by the FAO Committee on Fisheries, leading to the proclamation of June 5th as the “International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing” by the UN General Assembly in December 2017.

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What is the theme for World Environment Day 2024?

Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience