Exam Power: 02 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 02 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
Exam Power: 02 June 2018 Today Current Affairs
Amit Khare assumes charge As I&B Secretary
An IAS office Amit Khareassumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on superannuation of Narendra Kumar Sinha.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Khare was Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand.

Andhra Pradesh Got Its State Birds and Animal

Neem and black buck declared as the state tree and animal respectively of Andhra Pradesh.

The rose-ringed parakeet will be the state bird while jasmine will be the state flower.

The announcement was made by the Principal Secretary of Environment and Forests G Anantha Ramu

National 1st Sports University Set up in Manipur

President Ram Nath Kovindgave his assent to an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur.

The Union Cabinet had approved an ordinance in May 2018 in this regard. National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 will be on the lines of the National Sports University Bill, 2017 which was introduced in Lok Sabha in 2017.

The University will a first of its kind, to promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching besides functioning as the national training center for select sports disciplines by adopting the best international practices.

Kailash Satyarthi and ISRO Chief Gets 'Santokbaa Humanitarian' Award

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the 'Santokbaa Humanitarian Award' to Child rights activist and Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and space scientist A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Surat, Gujarat.

The award was instituted by Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF) and led by diamond baron Govind Dholakia.

The award includes a trophy and a prize money of Rs 1 crore each to the awardees.

Tata Motors signed MoU With Maharashtra To Promote E-Mobility

Tata Motors (India's largest automobile company by revenues) signed a MoU with the State Government of Maharashtra for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State.

The company also partnered Tata group company, Tata Power Ltd to set up of EV Charging Stations in the State.

The MoU boosts the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 in accelerating the adoption of EVs in Maharashtra.

IMD launches new system to improve weather forecasts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days.

According to IMD, these new systems shall improve upon deterministic forecasts that are prone to high margins of error. The EPS involves generation of multiple forecasts using slightly varying initial conditions.

The 450-crore acquisition of eight petaflops high-power computing systems will help in generating newer forecasts which have a higher resolution of 12km instead of the 23km resolution that has been in use till now.

The forecast related to the intensity of the weather will also be more accurate and color coded.

The new model has been developed jointly by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting.

Giuseppe Conte Sworn In As Italian PM To New Populist Government

Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as prime minister of Italy’s new populist government. Conte, an academic and political novice, will head a government of ministers from the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League Party.

The 53-year-old was sworn in alongside his cabinet, which will see M5S leader Luigi Di Maio and League chief Matteo Salvini in key ministerial posts.

Kendrick Lamar Receives Pulitzer Prize In Music

Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album “Damn.”  

Lamar is the first rapper in history to be given the award.

Previous recipients included Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Duke Ellington. Lamar had received this award at Columbia University.

Sources : The Hindu, ANI, Indian Express, NDTV, TOI,PIB, Economic Times

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