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National News 

1. Priyanka Jarkiholi youngest tribal woman to win in Loksabha 

  • Priyanka Jarkiholi from Chikkodi became the youngest tribal woman to enter Parliament from an unreserved seat in Karnataka since Independence. 
  • Priyanka Jarkiholi has defeated incumbent MP and BJP leader Annasaheb Jolle. 
  • Priyanka became the first Jarkiholi to ever win a Lok Sabha election. 
  • She is the daughter of Satish Jarkiholi, minister of the Public Works Department, Karnataka. 

About Karnataka 

  • Capital – Bengaluru 
  • Chief Minister –Siddaramaiah 
  • Deputy Chief Minister – DK Shivakumar 
  • Governor – Thawar Chand Gehlot 

2. India and France collaborate on ‘Trishna mission’ for climate data 

  • ISRO, on the occasion of World Environment Day, informed about its collaborative effort with the French national space agency CNES for the upcoming Thermal Infrared Imaging Satellite for Highresolution Natural Resource Assessment (Trishna) mission. 
  • Trishna, scheduled to be launched in the year 2025, will prove to be a game-changer in studying the impacts of climate change using space-based thermal infrared imaging and supporting sustainable management of precious natural resources like water. 
  • The 770 kg satellite will operate from a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 761 km, carrying two state-of-the-art imaging payloads. The Thermal Infrared (TIR) instrument developed by CNES will map surface temperature and emissivity in four thermal bands. 
  • ISRO’s Visible-Shortwave Infrared (VSWIR) sensor will complement it with observations in 7 spectral bands for vegetation monitoring. What makes Trishna stand out is its unique combination of high spatial resolution (57 m for land/coastal, 1 km for ocean/polar) and continuous revisit time of just 2-3 days. 
  • Trishna is designed to provide high spatial and high temporal resolution monitoring of Earth’s surface temperature, emissivity and biophysical and radiative variables for surface energy budget at regional to global scales. 

  • The primary objectives of Trishna include detailed monitoring of the energy and water budgets of the continental biosphere to quantify terrestrial water stress and water use, and high-resolution observations of water quality and dynamics in coastal and inland waters. 
  • Furthermore, as secondary objectives, the Trishna mission will also help in comprehensive assessment of urban heat islands, detection of thermal anomalies associated with volcanic activity and geothermal resources, and accurate monitoring of snow-melt runoff and glacier dynamics. The mission will also provide valuable data on aerosol optical depth, atmospheric water vapor, and cloud cover. 

3. IIT Kanpur launched UDAAN programme to boost drone startups

  • The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur has joined forces with the Centre of Excellence for Capacity Building, Training, and Design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at IIT Kanpur (Drone CoE Kanpur), an initiative by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, and the Drone Federation of India (DFI) to launch the UAV/UAS/Drone Acceleration and Networking (UDAAN) Programme. 
  • This programme promises to be a game-changer for aspiring and promising drone startups in India, providing them with the resources and expertise needed to scale their businesses rapidly. 
  • The UDAAN programme will select 20 startups annually, divided into two cohorts, for an intensive acceleration journey. 
  • These startups will be incubated at SIIC, IIT Kanpur, gaining access to cutting-edge R&D facilities, technical mentorship, financing opportunities, and invaluable industry relationship. 

International News 

4. Portugal to use golden visa scheme to help migrants 

  • Portugal to adapt its golden visa scheme to allow wealthy foreigners seeking residency rights to invest in affordable housing for locals or accommodation for migrants. 
  • The scheme – called a “solidarity visa” – would complement an existing programme, which since 2012 has offered non-EU nationals who invest in Portugal the right to live in the country. 
  • The golden visa scheme has attracted more 7.3 billion euros ($7.94 billion) of funds since its launch. 

About Portugal 

  • Capital- Lisbon 
  • Currency – euro 
  • Prime minister- Luis Montenegro 
  • Official language- Portuguese 
  • Continent- Europe, Africa 

Appointment & Resignation News

5. Philamon Yang of Cameron appointed as the President of the 79th United Nations General Assembly session 

  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) selected former Prime Minister of Cameroon, Philamon Yang, as the chairman of the 79th UNGA session on 6 June 2024. Yang will replace Yang 78th UNGA session Chairman Trinidad and Dennis Francis of Tobago, when the 79th UNGA session will begin on 10 September 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 
  • The theme of the UNGA 79th session "for unity, peace, sustainable development and the advancement of human dignity for everyone everywhere". After Uganda (2014) and Nigeria (2019), Cameron has become the 13th African country with a representative appointed as the President of the United Nations General Assembly. 
  • Born in June 1947, Yang served as the Prime Minister of Cameroon from 2009 to 2019 and since 2020 he has been working as the Grand Chancellor of National Orders on the President of Republic. 

United Nations included Israel and Hamas conflict in the annual "list of shame" 

  • The United Nations has included Israel and Hamas in their annual "list of shame", which is part of a report documenting violations against children in armed conflicts. 
  • This is the first time both institutions have joined this list, already included groups and nations such as Russia, Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. 
  • It is especially notable to include Israel, as this is the first time a democratic country is included in the list. This decision stems from allegations of violation of rights against children during armed conflicts. 

New temporary member of United Nations Security Council 

  • On June 6, 2024, the United Nations General Assembly held a meeting to elect new temporary members in the United Nations Security Council. Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark and Greece secured seats for a two -year tenure starting from January 1, 2025, which will replace Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Ecuador and Switzerland. 
  • These newly elected members will include Algeria, Guyana, Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone and Slovenia as other temporary members. The United Nations Security Council has 15 members, of which five permanent members have veto power: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China. 10 non-established members are selected for a twoyear term without veto power.
  • India has completed eight terms as temporary members of the Security Council: 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972- 1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991- 1992, 2011-2012, 2011-2012 and 2021- 2022. 
  • Established on October 24, 1945, the United Nations is an international organization consisting of 193 member countries, headquartered in New York, United States. Antonio gutres serves as the General Secretary. 

6. Israel war Cabinet Minister Gantz quits Netanyahu govt. 

  • Israeli war Cabinet Minis- ter Benny Gantz said on Sunday his party was quit- ting the government after threatening last month to leave over the lack of post- war strategy for the Gaza Strip. 
  • "(Benjamin) Netanyahu is preventing us from pro- gressing to a real victory. That is why we are leaving the emergency govern- ment today with a heavy heart," Mr. Gantz said in a televised address. 
  • Flanked by Israeli flags, he said Mr. Netanyahu was failing in the war against Hamas Palestinian mili- tants in Gaza. 
  • Mr. Gantz called for ear- ly elections, saying "there should be elections that will eventually establish a government that will win the trust of the people and be able to face challenges." "I call on Netanyahu: set an agreed election date." 
  • Mr. Gantz said last month he would resign from the war Cabinet if Mr. Netanyahu did not ap- prove a post-war plan for Gaza by June 8. 
  • But Mr. Gantz's departure is not expected to bring down the government, a coalition including religious and ultra-nationalist parties 
  • Mr. Gantz's centrist National Union Party submit- ted a Bill last week to dis- solve the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, and hold an early election. 
  • In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Sunday for Mr. Gantz not to "abandon the battle" af- ter the war Cabinet Minis- ter resigned from the Benny Gantz government. 
  • "Benny, this is not the time to abandon the battle this is the time to join forces," Mr. Netanyahu said in a post on social media platform X. 
  • Meanwhile, Israel's Army said on Sunday that a senior commander had re- signed over what he called his failure to prevent the October 7 attack by Palestinian militants. 
  • "The commander of the 143rd Division, Brigadier General Avi Rosenfeld, in- formed his commanders today of his intention to end his service in the (Israeli Army)," said a statement by the military. 
  • "The officer will finish his duties in the near future." 
  • Rosenfeld wrote in a re- signation letter: "Everyone has to take responsibility for their part, and I am the one responsible in Division 143." "On October 7, I failed my life's mission: to pro- tect the envelope," he wrote, referring to the southern Israeli communi- ties on the border with Gaza. 
  • In April, Israel's military intelligence chief, Major General Aharon Haliva, became the first high-ranking official to step down for failing to prevent the attack. 

7. BJP leader Narendra Modi sworn in as PM for third consecutive term 

  • Senior BJP leader Narendra Modi has taken oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term on 9 June 2024. The new Union Council of Ministers also took the oath of office and secrecy from President Draupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. TDP's Rammohan Naidu will be the youngest Union minister in Modi Cabinet 3.0. The 36-year-old won the Lok Sabha election from Srikakulam constituency in Andhra Pradesh for the third consecutive time. 
  • This is an extraordinary event as Narendra Modi is the only leader after former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to be elected for the third consecutive time after completing the full term of each previous term. 
  • Mr Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaav Atal in New Delhi before his swearing-in ceremony. Mr Modi also paid floral tributes at the National War Memorial. 
  • Several leaders from neighbouring countries and the Indian Ocean region have been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, Seychelles Vice President Ahmed Afeef, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay attended the ceremony. 
  • According to the Election Commission of India, the BJP won 240 seats, much lower than the 303 seats it won in 2019. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 293 seats. The Congress gained a significant lead by winning 99 seats. 

Key Ministers 

  • Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, JP Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dr. S Jaishankar, Manohar Lal Khattar, HD Kumaraswamy, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jitan Ram Manjhi, Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh JD(U), Sarbananda Sonowal, Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jual Oram, Prahlad Joshi, Ashwini Vaishnav, Giriraj Singh. 

SKM leader Prem Singh Tamang to take over as Sikkim CM tomorrow 

  • In Sikkim, the swearing-in ceremony of Prem Singh Tamang as Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers will be held on June 10, 2024 at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. 
  • Governor Laxman Prasad Acharya will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Tamang and his Council of Ministers. SKM chief Tamang will take oath for a second term. 
  • Mr Tamang, who leads the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), retained power for the second time with a significant majority by winning 31 out of 32 seats in the Sikkim Assembly Elections, 2024. 
  • The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) got just one seat, while its president and former chief minister Pawan Chamling lost both seats. 

Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as CM on June 12 in Andhra Pradesh 

  • Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the third time on June 12. In the assembly elections, the NDA alliance has won 144 out of 175 assembly seats in the state. 
  • TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu will become the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the third time. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will take the oath of office and secrecy at Kesarpalli IT Park near Gannavaram Airport. 
  • Out of these 144, 135 are occupied by TDP alone, while 8 have gone to the account of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 21 to the Janasena Party. All three parties are part of the NDA. The ruling YSR Congress Party of the state has got only 11 seats. 
  • Naidu first took oath as Chief Minister almost 30 years ago in 1995. He lost the election in 2004 and was replaced by YS Rajashekhar Reddy. 
  • After a decade and after the division of the united state into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Naidu became the first Chief Minister of the newly formed state in 2014. 
  • However, he lost the election in 2019 and was replaced by YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attacked 
  • Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen suffered minor injuries after being attacked by a man in the middle of Copenhagen. The 46- year-old Frederiksen was stunned by the incident that took place at the Kultorvet square in the capital. 
  • After the attack, Frederiksen was taken to Rigshospitalet for a medical check-up. The attack came two days before Danes went to polling stations to vote in EU parliamentary elections, but prosecutor Taruh Sekeroglu said no political motivation was a "guiding ... hypothesis" for the attack. 

8.Bisleri Limonata appoints Aditya Roy Kapur as Brand Ambassador 

  • Bisleri International has announced Aditya Roy Kapur as the new brand ambassador for Bisleri Limonata. 
  • The launch of the vibrant #DoubleTheChill campaign aims to highlight this unique product experience, establishing strong recognition for Limonata’s distinctive flavor blend. 
  • Unlike other drinks in the segment, Limonata’s combination of lime and mint sets it apart. 
  • Aditya Roy Kapur, embodying the essence of the brand with his cool and refreshing persona, has a strong fan following, especially among Gen Z. 

Recent Brand Ambassador 

  • PV Sindhu – Greenday’s Better Nutrition 
  • PV Sindhu – Tobacco Control 
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Muthoot Pappachan Group 
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan – UNICEF India National Ambassador 
  • MS Dhoni – French carmaker Citroen 
  • Sanjana Sanghi – SPACE India 

9. Inder Pal Singh Bindra appointed as CCI Secretary 

  • IRS Inder Pal Singh Bindra has been appointed as the new Secretary of Competition Commission of India (CCI). 
  • Bindra will replace Anupama Anand, who has resigned after being appointed in September 2023 for a period of 3 years.
  • Prior to his appointment as CCI Secretary, Bindra was posted as an officer in the income tax department. He has now been appointed as CCI Secretary on deputation basis for three years. 
  • The Centre had in September last year appointed Anupama Anand, an IRS officer, as the Secretary of the CCI, the country’s competition watchdog, for an initial period of three years that could later be extended to seven years. 

About Competition Commission of India (CCI) 

  • CCI was set up under the Competition Act, 2002. 
  • It comes under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 
  • It promotes healthy market competition and prevents activities that have an adverse effect on competition in India. 
  • CCI also approves merger and acquisitions of companies in India so that the two merging entities do not dominate the market unfairly. 
  • Founded – 14 Oct 2003 
  • Headquarter – New Delhi 
  • Chairperson – Ravneet Kaur 
  • Secretary – Inder Pal Singh Bindra 

Awards News

10. Krishna Prakash honored with Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award 

  • Krishna Prakash, renowned as the head of Mumbai Police’s elite counter-terrorism unit, Force One, has been honored with the prestigious Annual Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award. 
  • The recognition was bestowed during the Sab Me Ram Shashwat Shri Ram multicultural festival in Mumbai. 
  • The event aimed to narrate Lord Ram’s story through various artistic forms, offering a unique cultural experience. 
  • Incidentally, Krishna Prakash is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who will achieve his third this June for initiating the maximum number of letters through postcards to Lord Ram, enabling the common man’s direct connection with the divine. 

Recent Award 

  • EY World Entrepreneur of The Year 2024 – Vellayan Subbiah 
  • Dilip Bose Lifetime Achievement Award – Nar Singh & Rohini Lokhande 
  • Gudleppa Hallikeri Award 2024 – Siddhalinga Pattanashetti 
  • Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion 2024 – National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru 
  • CSR Champion Award 2024 – Power Finance Corporation Limited 

Sports News

10. Magnus Carlsen and Ju Wenjun win Norway Chess 2024 title 

  • Magnus Carlsen won his sixth Norway Chess title after a yearlong break, while Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun emerged victorious in the inaugural women's event. The 12th edition of this prestigious competition took place from May 27 to June 7 in Stavanger, Norway. 
  • In the women's competition, Ju Wenjun created history as she won the title in the inaugural edition of the tournament. She defeated her compatriot and World Championship challenger Lei Tingjie of China in the classical game. With this win, Ju Wenjun created history by becoming the first winner of the Norway Chess Women's Tournament. 
  • The last game of the tournament was between young Indian talent Vaishali Rameshbabu and veteran Piya Cramling. Vaishali held on for some time, but Cramling won in the final game. 
  • Pragnanandhaa defeated both World No. 1 Carlsen and World No. 2 Caruana in the tournament. With these results, Magnus Carlsen has won his sixth Norway Chess title. 

Major Women Winners 

  1. Ju Wenjun CHN 
  2. Anna Muzychuk UKR 
  3. Lei Tingjie CHN 
  4. Vaishali Rameshbabu IND 
  5. Humpy Koneru IND 

Major Men Winners 

  1. Magnus Carlsen 
  2. Hikaru Nakamura, USA 
  3. Alireza Firouzja, France 
  4. Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, India 

11. Anamika Rajeev is Navy's first woman chopper pilot 

  • Sub-Lieutenant Anamika B. Rajeev became the Indian Navy's first woman helicopter pilot during a passing-out parade held at the naval air station INS Ra- jali at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu last week. 
  • A total of 21 officers were awarded the presti- gious 'Golden Wings' by Vice-Admiral Rajesh Pend- harkar, Flag Officer Com- manding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. A pass- ing-out parade was held on June 7 to mark the gradua- tion of the 102nd Helicop- ter Conversion Course. 

12. Sift Kaur Samra Bags Bronze Medal In Women’s 50m Rifle 3-Position In ISSF Rifle Pistol World Cup 

  • Women’s 50m rifle 3-positions specialist Sift Kaur Samra won a bronze medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Munich. 
  • Sift shot 452.9, to give up silver by an agonizing 0.1 to China’s Han Jiayu, the reigning Air Rifle Women’s World Champion. World No. 1 Seonaid Mcintosh of Great Britain won gold with a score of 466.7 
  • Sarabjot Singh also won gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol. 

13. Pooja Tomar becomes the first Indian fighter to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship 

  • India's Pooja Tomar has created history by becoming the country's first mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to win a bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Tomar achieved the feat at UFC Louisville, where she scored a split-decision win over Brazil's Ryan dos Santos in the strawweight (52kg) division on June 8, 2024. 
  • Debutant Tomar's bout ended with scores of 30-27, 27-30, 29-28 in her favour. The 30-year-old, popularly known as "Cyclone", signed her contract with the UFC in October last year, making her the first woman from India to compete in the prestigious MMA promotion. 
  • Other Indian fighters such as Anshul Jubili, Bharat Kandare and Canada-based Arjan Singh Bhullar have also represented the country on the UFC stage. Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the UFC in India and the subcontinent. 
  • Born in Budhana village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Tomar is a five-time national wushu champion and also has a background in karate and taekwondo.
  • MMA is a full-contact combat sport that incorporates techniques from various combat disciplines around the world, including striking, grappling, and ground fighting. The UFC, an American mixed martial arts promotion company, is the biggest in the sport, showcasing top-level fighters from around the world. 

14. Kumud Saini won gold medal in 2024 Archery Asia Cup Stage 3 

  • Kumud Saini won the sole gold medal for India at the Archery Asia Cup 2024 Stage 3, being held in Suwon, South Korea. 
  • The Indian archery team finished its campaign in the Asia Cup with five medals – one gold, two silvers and two bronze. 
  • In the final, Kumud defeated South Korean girl Park Yerin 143-140 to win the gold medal. 

15. French Open: Iga Świątek wins Women’s Singles Title 

  • Iga Swiatek won her third consecutive French Open championship and fourth in five years by defeating Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 in the final at Roland Garris. 
  • She became only the third woman in the Open era to clinch three straight French Open titles. 
  • In her first appearance in the final of a Grand Slam, 12th seed Jasmine Paolini, on her way defeated Bianca Andreescu, Elena Rybakina and the starlet Mirra Andreev. 
  • Carlos Alcaraz, emerged victorious in the men’s singles final. In a gruelling five-set battle against the formidable Alexander Zverev, Alcaraz showcased his resilience and skill, conquering the German with a scoreline of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. 

French Open title 2024 

Men’s Singles 

  • Winner – Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) 
  • Runner Up – Alexander Zverev (Germany) 

Women’s Singles

  •  Winner – Iga Świątek (Poland) 
  • Runner Up – Jasmine Paolini (Italy) 

Men’s Doubles 

  • Winner -Marcelo Arevalo (El Salvador) & Mate Pavic (Croati) 
  • Runner Up – Simone Bolelli (Italy) and Andrea Vavassori (Italy) 

Women’s Doubles 

  • Winner – Coco Gauff (USA) & Katerina Siniakova (Czech) 
  • Runner Up – Sara Errani (Italy) & Jasmine Paolini (Italy) 

Mixed Doubles title 

  • Winner – Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 
  • Runner Up -Desirae Krawczyk (USA) and Neal Skupski (Britain) 

Important day 

16. 9 June – World Accreditation Day 

  • World Accreditation Day is observed every year on 9 June. 
  • It is a global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). 
  • Theme 2024 – Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future. 
  • This annual event aims to raise awareness about the vital role of accreditation in improving various aspects of our lives, from consumer protection to societal well-being, business operations, and government regulations. 

Obituary News

17. Ramoji Rao, founder of Ramoji Film City and head of ETV Network, dies 

  • Ramoji Rao, head of the ETV Network and founder of Ramoji Film City passed away in Hyderabad. 
  • Ramoji Rao headed the Eenadu group of companies, ETV Network, Margadarshi chit fund, and Ramoji Film City (RFC). 
  • In 2016, his remarkable achievements were further recognized with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, for his multifaceted contributions to journalism, literature, and education.

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