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Today important current affairs for UPSC Exam June 22, 2020

1) Minister of State for Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated India’s one of the largest 1st Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene EXPO 2020 organized by FICCI

  • 5-day expo to focus on Ayush and Wellness, Medical Devices, Medical Textiles Consumables, Pharmaceuticals and Hygiene Sanitization
  • It’s the first-ever the largest virtual exhibition in India

2) Indian Participation at Cannes Film Festival 2020 began with the e-inauguration of the Virtual India Pavilion by Prakash Javadekar, Union Ministry Information and Broadcasting

  • Cannes Film Festival to be held from 22 to 26 June 2020

3) Facts about the Cannes Film Festival

  • Cannes Festival previously International Film Festival prior to 2003, it’s an annual film festival held in Cannes, France. Founded on 20 September 1946 as International Film Festival
  • Film Festival previews new films of all genres and documentaries from all around the world
  • The most prestigious awards given at Cannes were Golden Palm, Grand Prize of the Festival, Jury Prize and more
  • Golden Palm for the best film – Palme d’Or
  • Grand Prize of the Festival- Grand Prix
  • Jury Prize – Prix du Jury
  • Best Short Film- Palme d’Or du court métrage
  • Best Actress- Prix d’interprétation féminine
  • Best Actor- Prix d’interprétation masculine
  • Best Director- Prix de la mise en scèn
  • Best Screenplay- Prix du scénario

4) Study of optical properties of super-massive black-hole from close vicinity

  • Scientists observed the changes in a very high energy gamma-ray emitting blazar ‘1ES 0806+524’ using seven optical telescopes in Europe and Asia
  • A blazar is a feeding super-massive black-hole in the heart of a distant galaxy that produces a high-energy jet viewed face-on from Earth
  • Blazars are one of the most luminous and energetic objects in the known universe with a jet composed of ionized matter travelling at nearly the speed of light directed very nearly towards an observer

5) Scientists detected ionospheric irregularities during major space weather events that influence communication and navigation systems

super massive black hole

  • Scientists observed remarkable increase of virtual height of the ionosphere to as high as 560 km over magnetic equator with the vertical drift of 70 m/sec due to strong eastward direct penetration electric field which caused intense Equatorial spread F (ESF) irregularities in ionosondes and L-band scintillations in the GPS receivers across Indian region

6) Foldscope to be a better alternative to the clinical microscope, the clinical utility of Foldscope in the diagnosis of oral and urinary tract infections and evaluated its efficacy

foldscope device

  • Foldscope is an affordable origami-based microscopy device composed of a series of paper clippings
  • After assembly, the device can hold a specimen slide for observation and this specimen can be viewed via a mobile phone camera attached to it

7) Ministry of Tourism organized 34th Dekho Apna Desh webinar series titled Bharat: A Cultural Treasure

  • The Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series launched on 14th April 2020 as of 22 June Ministry of Tourism conducted 34 sessions showcasing the varied tourism products and experiences across India
  • On International Yoga Day Ministry of Tourism presented 35th webinar titled as India as a Yoga Destination

8) NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum to launch “Decarbonizing Transport in India” project to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India on 24 June

  • India is a member of ITF since 2008, ITF it’s an intergovernmental organization for transport policy
  • Present ITF Secretary-General: Young Tae Kim
  • Present NITI Aayog CEO: Amitabh Kant

9) Hetero, Pharma company Hyderabad received approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture and sell a generic version of Gilead’s Remdesivir drug for the treatment of COVID-19

  • It marketed under the brand name ‘Covifor’ in India
  • Each 100 mg vial is priced between ₹5000 to ₹6000

10) The Gujarat High Court stayed the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Procession of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad not be held for the first time since 1878

Obituary

♦ Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, KPCC general secretary and former president of Kannur DCC K. Surendran, 65, passed away with severe chest pain

He was also National Secretary of the INTUC, Indian National Trade Union Congress

♦ Rajinder Goel, left-arm spinners who hold the record for most wickets in Ranji Trophy passed away due to ill health

  • In first-class cricket, he took 750 wickets in 157 matches
  • He served as a selector for Haryana and the Indian junior teams

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