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1. India and Nepal signs MoU
India and Nepal signed MoU to improve the Infrastructure of Pashupatinath temple complex amidst border disputes. The Mou was signed on June 15, 2020.
- The MoU was signed between Indian Embassy, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, Nepal and the Kathmandu Metropolitan
- India will extent a financial assistance of Rs 2.33 crores.
- The fund will be utilized in the construction of sanitation facility within the Temple Complex.
- The Project will be implemented by Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
- Pashupati Temple is the largest temple in Nepal. It is one of the World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 1979.
2. Oscars-2021 Postponed
The Oscars Awards ceremony has been pushed back by two months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The ceremony was due to take place on 28 February next year. It will held now on 25 April, 2021. The eligibility window also be extended beyond 31 December 2020 to the end of February, 2021. The Oscars was delayed for three times before- In 1938 due to LA flooding, in 1968 after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and in 1981 following the attempted assasination of President Ronald Reagan.
- The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.
- The award is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(AMPAS).
- The awardees receives a copy of golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.
- The award was first presented on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
- The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings. He was awarded for his performances in The Last Commando and The Way of All Flesh.
- The first Indian to win Oscar was Bhanu Athaiya. She won this prestigious award for the Best Costume Design for the film Gandhi.
3. New fish Discovered in Arunachal
A new fish species named Schizothorax sikusirumensis has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh. The fish belongs to the genus Schizothorax. The name of the fish was given after the rivers- Siku and Sirum in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The fish was found at the junction of the two rivers.
4. India to be UNSC President for August 2021
India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two year term on June 17, 2020. A total of 184 out of 192 member-nations voted in India’s favour. This will be India’s eight term in the United Nations Security Council. Besides these India will serve as the president of the 15-member UN body for the month of August, 2021.
- The UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
- It was founded on 24 October, 1945.
- The Headquarter of UNSC is at New York, United States.
- It’s function is to ensure international peace and security, recommend the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and to approve any changes to the UN Charter.
- The power of the UNSC include establishing peacekeeping operations, inacting international sanctions and authorizing military action.
- The headquarter of UNSC is at
- It consist of 15 countries as members of which five countries are permanent.
- The permanent members are – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.
- The non-permanent members are elected among the other member nations of the United Nations for a term of two years.
5. PM Narendra Modi launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan on June 20, 2020.
The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is launched with an aim to create jobs for millions of migrant workers who returned home during the corona virus induced lockdown across the country.
- The scheme was launched via video conference in Katihar village in Bihar. The Chief Ministers of five states Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and a minister of Odisha.
- The scheme will work in a mission mode for 125 days in 116 districts across these six States.
- The programme seeks to create infrastructure worth Rs 50,000 crore through public works and create jobs in the rural areas of the country.
- Nearly 25 schemes will be brought together to reach saturation and will include Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, Gram Sadak Yojna, Jal Jeevan Yojna and PM Gram Sadak Yojna among others.