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  • Current Affairs 7th June 2019

    Updated : 07-Jun-2019
    Current Affairs 7th June 2019

    Current Affairs 7th June 2019 - Important Points

    • 3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released by - The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare 
    • Nigeria’s UN envoy elected as President of UNGA  for - 74th Session
    • Indian Navy deploys P81 to increase  - Anti-Piracy Patrol
    • Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrated on - 6th June 2019
    • World Environment Day celebrated on - 5th June 2019

    Current Affairs 7th June 2019 - Details

    3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released by - The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare 

    The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Union Ministry of Agriculture and  farmers Welfare freshly released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for FY 2018-19.
    Key Highlights of 3rd Advance Estimates

    • Based on the valuation of major production of different crops is based on feedback got by department from States and is validated with data available from other sources.
    • For the agricultural FY 2018-19, food grains production has been approximated at more than 283 million tonnes. This approximation is higher by above 17 million tonnes than earlier 5 years average production of food grain in nation.
    • According to the 3rd advance estimates, Agriculture Ministry notified estimations for following crops: -
      1. For Rice: Total production of rice in nation is approximated to be an all-time-high of more than 115
      million tonnes during 2018-19 crop year, breaking earlier record of more than 112 million tonnes
      achieved in 2017-18.
      2. For Wheat: Total production of wheat is also approximated at record more than 101 million tonnes, which is higher by 1.33 million tonnes as compared to 2017-18 year.
      3. For Pulses: Total pulses production is approximated at more than 23 million tonnes.
      4. For Oilseeds: Production is approximated at 31.42 million tonnes in FY 2018-19, which is higher by 1.77 million tonnes than last five years average production.
      5. For Sugarcane: Total production of Sugarcane during FY 2018-19 is approximated at record 400.37 million tonnes which is a rise by 20.46 million tonnes more than 2017-18.

    Nigeria’s UN envoy elected as President of UNGA  for - 74th Session

    Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN was selected as President of 74th session of
    the United Nations General Assembly.
    Key Highlights

    • Muhammad-Bande, was designated by Nigeria and endorsed by African group, at the election.
    • The 193 members United Nations General Assembly then elected him by applause with also supporting his candidature.
    • During a casual interactive dialogue with the Nigerian envoy in May 2019, India defined Bande as a great friend and a well-known son of Africa.
    • His selection was in harmony with the rules of United Nations General Assembly, that 74th session of General Assembly should be elected from among African States.
    • He will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa as President of next General Assembly session that will begin in September 2019.
    • His selection comes at the time when World body gets ready to observe 75th anniversary of its
      establishment in 2020.

    Address and Commitment

    While addressing the 193 members General Assembly he confirmed that during his term he will try and
    hasten long-delayed reform procedure of 15 nations United Nations organ, United Nations Security
    Council which made little development after Inter-Governmental Negotiations a decade ago.
    He also confirmed that major properties of his presidency will be execution of present mandates and 2030 Agenda with particular emphasis on peace and security, poverty eradication, zero hunger, quality
    education, climate action and inclusion.

    Indian Navy deploys P81 to increase  - Anti-Piracy Patrol

    The Indian Navy recently deployed its P8I surveillance planes for accomplishing anti-piracy patrol sorties from Salalah, Oman, to patrol the Gulf of Aden & other piracy prone areas.
    Key Highlights
    The positioning is an expansion of Navy’s Mission Based Deployments in the Indian Ocean Region, to
    keep the region nonviolent.
    Since 2008, India has been directing anti-piracy patrols in the commercially and deliberately crucial Gulf of Aden. This is the 2nd time in 2019 that the P-8I was functioned from Salalah for anti-piracy. 1st time it was operated in January 2019.
    About P-8I
    In 2012, India placed orders from USA for 12 ‘P-8’ India maritime surveillance and anti-submarine under a $2.2 Billion pact. The pact was later followed-up with 4 more order of these planes.
    It is utilised for accomplishing extensive surveillance of the IOR and the nation’s exclusive economic zone.
    It is long-range anti-submarine warfare, surveillance and inspection aircraft capable of broad-area,
    maritime and littoral processes.
    It is capable of delivering a long-range Maritime Domain Awareness.
    It has also assisted in detection of Chinese nuclear and conventional submarines operating in Indian Ocean Region and other regions close to India.

    Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrated on - 6th June 2019

    Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated every year on 6th June to observe birth anniversary of brave
    Rajput warrior. The year 2019 marks 479th Birth Anniversary of great warrior.
    More about Maharana Pratap

    • He was the 13th Rajput king of Mewar, in modern-day Rajasthan. Then Mewar region also consisted
      some parts of now Gujarat and MP.
    • He was the eldest son of Maharana Udai Singh & Maharani Jaiwanta Bai. He became leader of Mewar in 1572, after decrease of Udai Singh.
    • He is a symbol of Rajput valour, gallantry and meticulousness. He is considered to be one of the toughest Rajput warriors who fought against the Mughals supremacy to free his homeland from their control.
    • He owned Chetak horse and  Ramprasad elephant, who are known for their loyalty to their master.
      Following the siege of Chittorgarh by Mughals in 1568, Mughal emperor Akbar curved to Mewar which was still under control of Rana.
    • While all other Rajput leaders surrendered to Akbar and  became vassal/part of his council, Rana denied all 6 diplomatic missions sent to him by Akbar for a peaceful alliance, due to this the war became inevitable.
    • The famous Battle of Haldighati was fought between Maharana Pratap and Akbar’s forces headed by Man Singh I of Amer on 18th June 1576.
    • He died on January 19th, 1597 due to injuries from hunting accident while tightening the string of a bow with an arrow.

    World Environment Day celebrated on - 5th June 2019

    Every year World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June internationally. It is observed to raise awareness universally about environmental issues and action that has to be taken to tackle them. The day is organized around a yearly theme in order to draw attention towards pressing environmental matters.
    World Environment Day

    • Following the Conference on the Human Environment, or the Stockholm Conference in June 1972,
      the UNGA accepted a resolution (A/RES/2994 (XXVII)) in December 1972 to elect June 5th as World Environment Day.
    • The date 5th June coincides with the 1st day of landmark Stockholm Conference.
    • The day was 1st observed in 1974, and since then it is widely observed in more than 100 nations and continues to grow to become an international platform for public outreach.
    • Theme for the World Environment Day 2019 was ‘Beat Air Pollution’.
    • It has been selected by this year’s host, China. It is a call for action call to fight against the universal crisis.
    • As per to United Nation the ‘Air Pollution’ topic invites people to consider how they can alter their
      lifestyle to minimise the amount of air pollution and what effect their contribution will be towards universal warming and on health.
    • Universally 9 out of 10 people are unprotected to levels of air pollutants that surpass safe levels set by World Health Organization.


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