Daily Current Affairs for 03 June 2023
Coromandel Express Derails and Collides with Two Other Trains in Odisha
- A devastating train accident occurred in Odisha, resulting in a tragic triple train crash involving Coromandel Express and two other trains.
- The incident claimed the lives of at least 233 people and left approximately 900 injured. The details surrounding the cause of the Coromandel Express derailment and subsequent collisions are still under investigation.
- The state government has declared a day of mourning, and rescue operations are underway to aid the victims and their families
Cabinet approves establishment of Regional Office of Universal Postal Union
- An agreement has been made with the Universal Postal Union (UPU)to establish a regional office in New Delhi, which will provide development cooperation and technical assistance to the region.
- This decision was approved by the Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and will allow India to play a more active role in the postal sector, with a focus on South-South and Triangular cooperation
WMO gets Celeste Saulo as its 1st female Secretary-General
- Celeste SauloofArgentina has been appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
- Saulo won a landslide vote at the UN Climate and weather agency’s Congress in Geneva. Saulo has served as the director of Argentina’s National Meteorological Service since 2014.
- The leadership election of the World Meteorological Congress takes place every four years. The agency plays a key role in coordinating international meteorological work.
- It relies on satellites and thousands of weather stations to measure key parameters of the atmosphere, land and ocean
North Korea’s First Spy Satellite Launch Ends in Failure
- According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s state media agency, an “accident” occurred during the launch of the military reconnaissance satellite.
- The English version of their website stated that the carrier rocket, named “Chollima-1,”experienced thrust loss due to abnormal starting of the second-stage engine after the separation of the first stage during normal flight.
- The state media attributed the failure to the low reliability and stability of the new-type engine system used in the carrier rocket, as well as the unstable nature of the fuel employed
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft joins Indian govt to train 6K students, 200 educators in cybersecurity skills
- Microsofthas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Directorate General of Training (DGT)under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to train 6,000 students and 200 educators in digital and cyber-security skills in the country.
- As part of this collaboration with, Microsoft will offer a wide range of courses, including training in AI, cloud computing, web development and cybersecurity skills for students and 200 faculty members at government-led Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and National Skills Training Institutions (NSTIs).
GOBARdhan’ Scheme: Govt launches unified registration portal for biogas projects
- The “GOBARdhan” schemelaunched by the Government of India is in the news for its unified registration portal, which acts as a one-stop repository for assessing investment and participation in the biogas/CBG (Compressed Biogas) sector.
- The scheme aims to convert organic waste, such as cattle dung and agricultural residue, into biogas, CBG, and bio-fertilizers, thus promoting a circular economy and waste-to-wealth generation
World Bicycle Day 2023: Date, Theme, Significance and History
- World Bicycle Day is an annual event celebrated onJune 3rd.
- It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018 to recognize the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
- The selection of this date is significant as it commemorates the anniversary of the invention of the bicycle by Karl von Drais in 1817.The United Nations General Assembly officially designated this day in April 2018 to honor the bicycle’s exceptional qualities, durability, and versatility, considering it has been utilized as a practical mode of transport for over two centuries.
- The UN recognized the bicycle as a straightforward, cost-effective, dependable, eco-friendly, and sustainable means of transportation