Current Affairs in English – 13 June, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

UNGA adopts resolution on multilingualism, mentions Hindi language for 1st time:

  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted an India-sponsored resolution on multilingualism that mentions the Hindi language for the first time.
  • The resolution passed encourages the UN to continue disseminating important communications and messages in official as well as in non-official languages, including in Hindi language. The resolution also mentions Bangla and Urdu for the first time.
  • The United Nations General Assembly President: Abdulla Shahid;
  • The United Nations General Assembly Headquarters: New York, United States.

Tencent bought stake in Flipkart worth Rs 2,060 crore:

  • Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has bought stake worth USD 264 million (about Rs 2,060 crore) in Flipkart.
  • Singapore-headquartered e-commerce firm Flipkart has operations in India only. Bansal holds around 1.84 per cent stake in Flipkart after selling part of his stake to Tencent Cloud Europe BV.
  • Tencent Founded: 11 November 1998;
  • Tencent Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China;
  • Tencent Chairman, CEO: Pony Ma;
  • Tencent President: Martin Lau.

Britain’s Queen becomes the world’s second-longest reigning monarch:

  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II overtook Thailand’s King to become the world’s second-longest reigning monarch in history, after France’s Louis XIV.
  • The UK has been celebrating the 96-year-old Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years of service to the nation with grand events
  • Now she has overtaken Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1927 and 2016, to set another record. Louis XIV of France remains the longest-reigning monarch, with a 72-year and 110-day reign from 1643 until 1715.
  • United Kingdom Capital: London
  • United Kingdom Prime minister: Boris Johnson
  • United Kingdom Currency: Pound sterling

China releases world’s most detailed map of the moon:

  • China has released a new geological map of the moon, which it says is the most detailed to date, registering even finer details of the lunar surface than mapped by the US in 2020.
  • China Capital: Beijing;
  • China Currency: Renminbi;
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

NATIONAL NEWS

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated National Museum of Customs and GST in Goa:

  • Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the National Museum of Customs and GST “Dharohar” in Goa.
  • The two-storey ‘Blue building’, which was earlier known as Alfandega, during the period of Portuguese rule in Goa, has been standing on the banks of the Mandovi River in Panaji for more than 400 years.
  • Goa Capital: Panaji;
  • Goa CM: Pramod Sawant;
  • Goa Governor: S. Sreedharan Pillai

India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals ‘Anocovax’ launched:

  • Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has launched the country’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine “Anocovax” for animals, developed by Haryana-based ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines.
  • The immunity induced by Anocovax neutralises both Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2.

AWARDS

2nd Edition of the DSDP Excellence Awards held in New Delhi:

  • 2nd edition of the Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning, DSDP, was held, with the top 30 districts in the area being recognised.
  • The top three districts in the competition were Rajkot in Gujarat, Cachar in Assam, and Satara in Maharashtra.
  • District Collectors, District Magistrates, and other officials from 30 states attended the award ceremony to share their views and experiences, as well as to exhibit the skill development work that respective districts had done at the grassroots level.

SPORTS

R Praggnanandhaa won Norway Chess Group A open chess tournament:

  • Young Indian Grandmaster, R. Praggnanandhaa emerged winner in the Norway Chess Group A open chess tournament here with 7.5 points from nine rounds.
  • The 16-year-old GM, the top-seed, was in fine form and remained unbeaten through the nine rounds.
  • He finished the tournament with a win over fellow Indian V Praneeth, an International Master.
  • Praggnanandhaa finished a full point ahead of second-placed IM Marsel Efroimski(Israel) and IM Jung Min Seo (Sweden).

PER DAY ONE INFO

History:

  • Farazi movement launched by Haji Shariatullah in 1818, in the parts of eastern Bengal
  • The Temple Entry Movement.8 January 1933 was observed as ‘Temple Entry Day’.

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