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1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted President and People of South Korea on the 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Korean War
- The Korean War, its war between North Korea and South Korea began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea
- North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union
- South Korea was supported by the United Nations and the United States
- Korean War lasted up to 3 years fight i.e., 27 July 1953.
- Results of the Korean War, Failure of North Korean invasion of South Korea and Korean Armistice Agreement signed in 1953
2) Facts about South Korea
- South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea located in East Asia sharing a border with North Korea
- South Korea got Independence from Japan on 15 August 1945
- Capital: Seoul
- Currency: Korean Republic won
- Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
- President: Moon Jae-in
- Prime Minister: Chung Sye-Kyun
- Legislature: National Assembly
3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan on 26 June 2020 through Video-Conference in presence of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath
- Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan is intensely focused towards providing employment, promote local entrepreneurship and create a partnership with Industrial associations and organizations to provide employment opportunities
4) Draft proposal for Amendments in Electricity Act 2003
- Ministry of Power prepared a draft proposal for Amendments in Electricity Act 2003 in the form of draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020
- Main objectives are ensured consumer centricity, Promote Ease of Doing Business, Enhance sustainability of the power sector and Promote green power
5) Researchers from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun traced the paleoclimatic history of the Indus River in Ladakh Himalayas with the help of geometric data from overlapping gravels of channel fills
- Researchers studied the discharge during periods in which the river experienced an increase in land elevation due to the deposition of sediment and its incision
- Study published in the journal Geomorphology
- Image Credit: PIB
6) The decline in Arctic sea ice
- National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research, NCPOR found a decline in the Arctic sea ice due to global warming. The decline of sea ice has led to a localized increase in evaporation, air humidity, cloud cover, and rainfall.
- Last 40 years i.e., 1979-2018, the sea ice has been declining at a rate of -4.7% per decade, while its rate was found to be -13% in July 2019.
- If it continues, there would be no ice left in the Arctic sea by 2050, which would be dangerous for the entire environment
- Arctic sea ice is a sensitive indicator of climate change and strong retaliatory effects on other components of the climate system
7) National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, NCPOR found a decrease in the concentration of oceanic calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the Southern Indian Ocean.
- The decrease in calcium carbonate, CaCO3 attributed to the increase in the concentration of algae, which is single-celled known as diatoms. This will affect the growth and skeleton structure of coccolithophores with potential significance for the world ocean ecosystem.
- Coccolithophores are single-celled algae living in the upper layers of the world’s oceans. They play a key role in marine ecosystems and the global carbon cycle for millions of year
- Coccolithophores calcify marine phytoplankton that produces up to 40% of open ocean calcium carbonate and responsible for 20% of the global net marine primary productivity
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