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06th-07th July, 2023

Chandrayaan-3, Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit, 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission, Dar es Salaam, ‘Mo Jungle Jami Yojana’, India’s first Tele-MANAS chatbot, initiative ‘Pengal Pathukappu Thittam’, Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai’ scheme, 7th edition of the SALVEX, Ariane- 5 rocket, Public Sector Banks (PSB), Malkapur Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, World Zoonoses Day, World Kiswahili Language Day, ‘Kreta Vikreta Gaurav Sammaan Samaaroh 2023’ awards, All India Football Federation, FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League 2022-23, World Archery Youth Championships
  1. Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its third lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-3 on July 14.
  2. Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit, under India’s G20 Presidency has been inaugurated at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.
  3. 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission meeting on Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation was co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister (Dr. S. Jaishankar) and Foreign Minister of Tanzania (Dr. Stergomena Tax) in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
  4. Odisha Government has launched ‘Mo Jungle Jami Yojana’ (My Forestland Scheme) for the forest dwellers.
  5. Jammu and Kashmir has launched India’s first Tele-MANAS chatbot to ensure the availability of health counsellors, clinical psychologists and consultants round-the-clock.
  6. Tamil Nadu Police has launched an initiative ‘Pengal Pathukappu Thittam’ to ensure women’s protection.
  7. Tamil Nadu government has issued the operational guidelines for ‘Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai’ scheme
  8. The 7th edition of the SALVEX (Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal) exercise has been conducted between Indian Navy and US Navy at Kochi.
  9. Europe’s Ariane- 5 rocket has launched 2 satellites in its final mission (117th mission) from French Guiana.
  10. Flipkart has partnered with Axis Bank to provide personal loans for its customers.
  11. Union Finance Minister has chaired a meeting to review performance of Public Sector Banks (PSB).
  12. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the banking licenses of two co-operative banks namely, Malkapur Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Buldana (Maharashtra) and Shushruti Souharda Sahakara Bank Niyamita, Bengaluru.
  13. 6 July- World Zoonoses Day
  14. 7 July- World Kiswahili Language Day; Theme – Unleashing Kiswahili’s potential in the digital era
  15. ‘Kreta Vikreta Gaurav Sammaan Samaaroh 2023’ awards have been announced by the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  16. All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced the winners for their yearly awards for the 2022-23
  17. Netherlands has won the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League2022-23 (4th edition) by defeating Belgium in the finals held in Antwerp, Belgium.
  18. Indian archers Priyansh and Avneet Kaur have won gold by defeating Israel in the junior mixed team compound event of World Archery Youth Championships.

Table of Content

National News

  1. Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its third lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-3 on July 14.
      • Chandrayaan-3 will be the first spacecraft to land on the South Pole of the Moon.
      • The mission will demonstrate a safe and soft landing on Lunar Surface and Rover roving on the Moon. There is no orbiter element in the mission.
        Source: Financial Express
  2. Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit, under India’s G20 Presidency has been inaugurated at Mahatma Mandir,
      • The Summit will serve as a medium for sharing best practices and special initiatives taking place in developed cities of the world.
      • The 2-day summit will have discussions on topics like water security, promoting digitalization, and mainstreaming women and children in urban development.
      • Chair city of 6th U20 – Ahmedabad
        Source: CMO Gujarat
  3. 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission meeting on Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation was co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister (Dr. S. Jaishankar) and Foreign Minister of Tanzania (Dr. Stergomena Tax) in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
      • Tanzania is the fourth-largest trade partner of India in Africa.
        Source: Deccan Herald

State News

  1. Odisha Government has launched ‘Mo Jungle Jami Yojana’ (My Forestland Scheme) for the forest dwellers.
      • The scheme intends to complete recognition of all rights under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act), 2006 in the next two years.
      • Forest Rights Cells will be constituted at the tahsil and district level to assist in the effective implementation of FRA, 2006.
      • Odisha is ranked third in terms of tribal population and has 62 types of tribes including 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
        Source: The Hindu
  2. Jammu and Kashmir has launched India’s first Tele-MANAS chatbot to ensure the availability of health counsellors, clinical psychologists and consultants round-the-clock.
      • ‘J&K Health Conclave’ on Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases was inaugurated at Srinagar by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
      • J-K Health and Medical Education Department has also signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.
Knowledge Nuggets -
• About Tele- MANAS
o National Tele Mental Health Programme of India, Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (Tele-MANAS) was announced in Budget 2022.
o Tele-MANAS is a two-tier system.
 Tier 1 comprises State Tele MANAS cells, which includes trained counsellors and mental health specialists.
 Tier 2 comprises specialists at District Mental Health Programme (DMHP)/Medical College resources for physical consultation and/or e-Sanjeevani for audio visual consultation.
Source: Business Standard

  1. Tamil Nadu Police has launched an initiative ‘Pengal Pathukappu Thittam’ to ensure women’s protection.
      • A helpline has been launched for women travelling alone at night between 10 pm and 6 am.
      • Other Initiatives by TN government-
        • Police Akka’ (Police sister)- To prevent young girls, especially college students from falling prey to cybercrime
        • ‘Kaaval Karangal’- Rescuing people who are abandoned and need protection and care, including the mentally ill.
          Source: CSR Journal
  2. Tamil Nadu government has issued the operational guidelines for ‘Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai’ scheme
      • Features of the scheme-
        • Eligibility- Women who have completed 21 years of age with an annual family income of less than ₹2.5 lakh; family land holding not exceeding 5 acres (wetland) and 10 acres (dryland); and annual household electricity consumption below 3,600 units.
        • Launch date- September 15, 2023
        • Financial Assistance- Rs. 1000/month
          Source: The Hindu

Defence News

  1. The 7th edition of the SALVEX (Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal) exercise has been conducted between Indian Navy and US Navy at Kochi.
      • The exercise is being held since 2005.
      • Ships INS Nireekshak and USNS Salvor were included from Indian and US sides respectively.
      • The exercise aims at enhancing interoperability, cohesiveness and gaining from best practices mutually.
        Source: PIB

International News

  1. Europe’s Ariane- 5 rocket has launched 2 satellites in its final mission (117th mission) from French Guiana.
      • France’s Syracuse 4B and Germany’s Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) satellites have been launched to the geostationary orbit.
      • Ariane-5 is a 53-metre-tall, three-stage launcher which was first launched in 1996.
      • Ariane-6, the successor of Arian-5, which will be operational from 2024.
      • Other satellite launches by Ariane-5-
        • James Webb Telescope in 2021, in partnership with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency
        • Europe’s comet-chasing Rosetta mission in 2014.
          Source: Reuters

Banking and Economy

  1. Flipkart has partnered with Axis Bank to provide personal loans for its customers.
      • The maximum amount of loan will be ₹5 lakhs with flexible repayment cycles ranging from 6 to 36 months.
      • This facility will empower customers with increased purchasing power and improve accessibility and affordability.
        Source: Livemint
  2. Union Finance Minister has chaired a meeting to review performance of Public Sector Banks (PSB).
      • Findings –
        • Performance of PSBs- All the major financial parameters such as, credit deployment, profitability, asset quality, capital adequacy etc. have improved.
        • Asset quality of PSBs has improved significantly. During FY 2022-23, PSBs earned a record aggregate net profit of around ₹1.05 lakh crore.
        • Overall Priority Sector Lending (PSL) have exceeded the mandated target.
      • Union Finance Minister will also chair review meetings on functioning of the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in different parts of country in July-August 2023, starting from Tripura on 21st July.
        Source: PIB
  3. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the banking licenses of two co-operative banks namely, Malkapur Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Buldana (Maharashtra) and Shushruti Souharda Sahakara Bank Niyamita, Bengaluru.
      • The banks did not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
      • Every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to Rs 5 lakh from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) on liquidation of banks.
        Source: Outlook

Important Days

  1. 6 July- World Zoonoses Day
      • French Chemist and Microbiologist Louis Pasteur successfully developed the first vaccination against the Rabies virus on this day in 1885.
      • Zoonotic diseases are those diseases which can be transmitted from animals or insects to humans.
        Source: The Quint
  2. 7 July- World Kiswahili Language Day; Theme – Unleashing Kiswahili’s potential in the digital era
    Source: UNESCO

Awards

  1. ‘Kreta Vikreta Gaurav Sammaan Samaaroh 2023’ awards have been announced by the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
      • Union government awards companies that effectively utilize the ‘GeM’, a dedicated e-market platform for buying and procuring goods and services, through this award.

CategoryWinner Specifics
"Highest Single Bid Procurements in FY22-23"Ministry of Health and Family Welfare -
“Timely Payments (CPSEs) in 2023”NLC India Limited -
Gold Award in “Kreta-Vikreta Gaurav Samman” for the year 2022-23Food Corporation of India for its exemplary commitment in the sphere of Public Procurement through GeM Portal
Best performing stateUttar Pradesh (followed by Gujarat at 2nd and Maharashtra at 3rd) UP - Area of doing business
Golden Award in ‘Highest Single Bid Procurements in FY22-23' categoryREC Limited -
“GeM Star Buyers” categoryMangalore Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd -
Source: ANINE India Broadcast , The Print, ET, Free Press Journal, TOI, Karnataka News

  1. All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced the winners for their yearly awards for the 2022-23
CategoryWinner
AIFF Men's Footballer of the YearLallianzuala Chhangte
AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year Manisha Kalyan
Men's Coach of the YearClifford Miranda
Women’s Coach of the YearPriya Parathi Valappil
Men’s Emerging Player of the YearAkash Mishra
Women’s Emerging Player of the YearShilji Shaji

Source- Khel Now

Sports

  1. Netherlands has won the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League2022-23 (4th edition) by defeating Belgium in the finals held in Antwerp, Belgium.
      • Netherlands becomes the first team in the men’s competition to win the title two times.
      • India has finished 4th in the men’s tournament.
      • In the women’s tournament, Netherlands has defeated Argentine.

Knowledge Nuggets -
• FIH Pro League was started in 2019 with a men’s and a women’s version.
o In the league, 9 of the best teams from around the world compete in hockey.
Source: FIH Pro league and Olympics.com

  1. Indian archers Priyansh and Avneet Kaur have won gold by defeating Israel in the junior mixed team compound event of World Archery Youth Championships.
      • India’s Manav Jadhav and Aishwarya Sharma also won a bronze medal defeating Mexico in the cadet mixed compound event.
      • The World Archery Youth Championships event is taking place at the University of Limerick in the west of Ireland from July 3 to 9.
        Source: News on Air
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