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1st June, 2023 Current Affairs

1st June, 2023 Current Affairs
1st June, 2023 Current Affairs

Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023 announced

  • The civil aviation ministry in India has taken a significant step towards enhancing regulations in the aviation sector with the introduction of the Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023. This bill aims to streamline and improve provisions related to the design, manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import, and export of aircraft.
  • The Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023 is a proactive measure by the civil aviation ministry to establish an effective framework for the regulation and control of various aspects related to aircraft operations in India. It recognizes the need to modernize and simplify existing regulations to meet the current needs of the industry.
  • Before drafting the new bill, a comprehensive review of the existing legislation, the Aircraft Act of 1934, was undertaken. This evaluation aimed to identify redundancies, address shortcomings, and align the regulations with the evolving aviation landscape.
  • The preamble of the Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023 sets the stage for its objectives. It emphasizes the need for comprehensive provisions to regulate and control various aspects of aviation. This includes matters connected to the design, manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import, and export of aircraft, ensuring a holistic approach to aviation regulation.

Draft Resolution on the Impact of Chemicals, Waste and Pollution on Human Health

  • The member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized the pressing need to address the detrimental effects of chemicals, waste, and pollution on human health. During the 76th World Health Assembly, a resolution was accepted, highlighting the importance of tackling this global issue.
  • The primary focus of the resolution is to address the impact of chemicals, waste, and pollution on human health. This resolution emphasizes the urgency of implementing measures to mitigate the adverse effects caused by these factors.
  • The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have been urged to collaborate and update the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals report. Originally published in 2012, this report serves as a crucial foundation for understanding the potential health risks associated with these chemicals.
  • To ensure effective implementation of the resolution, progress reports are required to be submitted in 2027 and 2029. These reports will provide an assessment of the measures taken and their impact on mitigating the adverse effects of chemicals, waste, and pollution on human health.

Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore scheme to increase grain storage capacity in co-operative sector

  • The Union Cabinet has approved one lakh crore rupee scheme to increase grain storage capacity in cooperative sector.
  • The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the constitution and empowerment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee for facilitation of the “World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan in Cooperative Sector”. This will be done by convergence of various schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  • In order to ensure time-bound and uniform implementation of the Plan in a professional manner, Ministry of Cooperation will implement a pilot project in at least ten selected Districts of different States and UTs in the country.
  • The Pilot would provide valuable insights into the various regional requirements of the project, the learnings from which will be suitably incorporated for the country-wide implementation of the Plan.
  • Cabinet has also given its nod to City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 for integrated urban management.
  •  CITIIS 2.0 is a program conceived by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, European Union, and National Institute of Urban Affairs. The program will run for a period of four years,  from 2023 till 2027.
  • The program envisages to support competitively selected projects promoting circular economy with a focus on integrated waste management at the city level, climate-oriented reform actions at the State level, and institutional strengthening and knowledge dissemination at the National level.

India, Vietnam hold 3rd Maritime Security Dialogue in New Delhi

  • The 3rd India-Vietnam Maritime Security Dialogue was held in New Delhi yesterday. Senior officials from both sides and Services concerned with maritime affairs participated in the Dialogue.
  •  The two sides discussed ways to sustain a secure maritime environment conducive for inclusive growth. They also reviewed maritime cooperation initiatives and avenues of reinforcing international and regional mechanisms for comprehensive maritime security.

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UAE Withdraws from United States Led Maritime Coalition

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its withdrawal from a maritime coalition led by the United States. The decision comes after a thorough assessment of its security requirements, according to the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ministry stated that the UAE had pulled out of the Combined Maritime Forces two months ago as part of its ongoing evaluation of effective security cooperation with all partners.
  • The UAE emphasized its commitment to dialogue, diplomatic engagement, and the promotion of regional security and stability. It also expressed its dedication to ensuring the safety of navigation near its shores in accordance with international law. This move represents a significant turning point in the geopolitical landscape of the region and has the potential to reshape international cooperation in maritime security.
  • The maritime coalition, headquartered at a US naval base in Bahrain, was established with the aim of countering terrorism and piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf areas. This region is home to crucial shipping routes, and there have been several incidents of attacks on vessels since 2019, often occurring during periods of tension between the US and Iran.Given its strategic location along important maritime trade routes, the UAE has been an active participant in the US-led coalition.

House of Representatives approves deal to allow US govt to borrow more money

  • The House of Representatives has approved a deal to allow the US government to borrow more money, just five days before the world's biggest economy is due to start defaulting on its debt.
  • The Fiscal Responsibility Bill to raise debt limit and cap government spending in the US was passed by a wide margin last night in the House. 314 votes were cast in favour and 117 against it.
  •  The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote, before US President Joe Biden can sign it into law. The government is forecast to hit its borrowing limit of 31.4 trillion dollars on Monday.
  • The House took a critical step forward to prevent a default and protect America’s hard-earned and historic economic recovery. The US President urged the Senate to pass it as quickly as possible so that he can sign it into law, and the US can continue building the strongest economy in the world.

India's GDP growth hits 7.2 per cent for fiscal year 2022-23 after better than expected performance in fourth Quarter

  • India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is pegged to grow at 7.2 per cent during the fiscal year 2022-23 as per the Statistics Ministry's provisional estimate. The data is 20 basis points higher than the government's second advance estimate of 7 per cent. The unexpected upside in the GDP numbers is a result of a better-than-expected performance in the last quarter of the fiscal, powered by services, exports, and agriculture. The GDP registered a growth of 6.1 per cent in the January-March, fourth quarter of the last fiscal. At 6.1 per cent, the latest quarterly growth number is significantly higher than expectations of 5.1 per cent. In the financial year 2022-23, the economy grew at 13.1 per cent on an annual basis.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed satisfaction over the 2022-23 GDP growth. The 2022-23 GDP growth figures underscore the resilience of the Indian economy amidst global challenges.
  • This robust performance along with overall optimism and compelling macro-economic indicators, exemplify the promising trajectory of our economy and the tenacity of our people.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur urges protesting wrestlers to not take any step that would undermine sports

  • Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has urged protesting wrestlers not to take any step that would undermine sports.
  • Mr Thakur asked wrestlers to be patient till the outcome of the investigation and trust the investigation.
  • Delhi Police has registered the FIR keeping in line with their talks with the Supreme Court. The Minister said, it will only be right if they do not take any steps that harm the sport or any athlete until the investigation is concluded. He said, Government is in favor of the sport and the athletes.
  • The Ministers remarks come a day after the country's top wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, VineshPhogat and Bajrang Punia, along with hundreds of their supporters, reached Har ki Pauri in Uttarakhand to immerse their medals. They are protesting against former president of Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and demanding his arrest for allegedly harassing several women grapplers.
Published date : 01 Jun 2023 05:44PM

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