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Today important current affairs for UPSC Exam June 14, 2020

1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Odisha on the special festival of Raja Parba or Mithuna Sankranti is a 3-day-long festival celebrated in Odisha

  • Devotees worship Bhudevi, wife of Lord Jagannath on the special festival of Raja Parba

2) Indian Naval Ship Kesari returned to Port Louis, Mauritius to embark the Indian Navy Medical Team to assist in the management of COVID-19 pandemic as part of Mission Sagar

3) Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, CIMAP announced a photography competition on medicinal and aromatic plants, the theme of the competition is Know your Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs)

  • Winners will receive cash awards of Rs. 5000, Rs. 3000, and Rs. 2000 for first, second, and third prize respectively
  • Present Director, CSIR-CIMAP- Prof. A. K. Tripathi

4) A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that cause amoebiasis

  • The protozoan is anaerobic or micro-aerophilic and it cannot survive high concentrations of oxygen. During infection, it faces a high surge of oxygen inside the human body. The organism synthesizes large amounts of cysteine to counter oxidative stress
  • According to the WHO, Entamoeba histolytica which causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, it is 3rd leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans

5) Attorney General K.K. Venugopal is to get a one-year extension, his 3-year tenure comes to an end on June 30

  • K.K. Venugopal was appointed in 2017 after AG Mukul Rohatgi resignation

6) Baby dragons to display in an aquarium at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave

  • 3 rare aquatic creatures proteus or olms, also known as baby dragons. They live only in the waters of dark caves of the southern European Karst region
  • The olms have pale pink skin, no eyesight, a long thin body and 4 legs

7) Chilean and Argentine researchers found tiny teeth in Patagonia belonging to a mammal that lived 74 million years ago

  • Teeth belonging to a species, Magallanodon baikashkenke, genus of mammals from the extinct group Gondwanatheria

Obituary

♦ India’s oldest First Class cricketer Vasant Raiji played between 1939 and 1950 passed away at the age of 100 years

  • Vasant Raiji wrote books on C.K. Nayudu, Ranjitsinh, Duleepsinh, L.P. Jai and Victor Trumper
  • The last book he wrote was Cricket Memories: Men and Matches of Bygone Days in 2010

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