Headlines of the day 01-06-2023





    Key points to know

    Cabinet approves establishment of a Regional Office of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in New Delhi


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    • Regional Office of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 
    • UPU established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874
    • Parent organisation – UN Economic and Social Council

    CAG Girish Chandra Murmu re-elected External Auditor of WHO for four year term

    All India Radio

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    • Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-elected as External Auditor of the WHO
    • The CAG is the supreme audit institution of India

    Cabinet approves Constitution and Empowerment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for Facilitation of “World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan in Cooperative Sector”




    • Cabinet approves Constitution of an Inter-Ministerial Committee for Facilitation of “World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan in Cooperative Sector
    • Its key objectives

    India’s GDP expanded 6.1% in 2022-23’s last quarter

    The Hindu Page 1



    • The Gross Value Added (GVA) in the economy increased by 7% in 2022-23
    • Only three of eight sectors, including farming and services, recorded higher GVA for FY23

    Cabinet nod for second phase of CITIIS Programme


    The Hindu Page 16



    • The Union Cabinet has approved the CITIIS 2.0
    • CITIIS 2.0 is a program conceived by the MoHUA
    • CITIIS 2.0 has three major components


    OTT platforms mandated to show anti-tobacco warnings

    The Hindu Page 16



    • World no Tobacco day
    • Theme of 2023
    • Tobacco cultivation in India

    China’s military diplomacy in Southeast Asia


    The Hindu Page 12

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    • What is the PLA currently undertaking?
    • What is causing China’s growing influence in S-E Asia?
    • Global security initiative

    Fresh excavation reveals pre Mauryan era signs in Delhi’s Purana Qila site

    The Hindu May-31,Page 14


    • Findings of excavations in purana qila
    • Association of different dynasties with purana qila

    Chinese mission with first civilian reaches spaces

    The Hindu May 31 Page 15


    GS-3/ Science and Tech

    • Shenzhou-16
    • Tiangong space station

    The personal and the political: From Nepal, reading Prachanda’s visit to India

    Page 15 Indian express


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    • Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ of Nepal arrived in New Delhi 
    • President Ram Chandra Poudel gave his assent to a controversial amendment to Nepal’s citizenship law