Headlines of the day 07-06-2023

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    Iran to reopen its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia

    All India Radio

    GS-2/International

    • Iran restores diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia
    • Saudi Arabia broke ties with Iran in 2016 

    BIMSTEC Centre for energy cooperation will be inaugurated in India this year: Secretary General Tenzin Lekphell

    All India Radio

    GS-2/International

    • The BIMSTEC Energy Centre which will act as the Secretariat for BIMSTEC energy cooperation will be formally inaugurated in India later this year
    • Why is BIMSTEC so important for India?

    Deep depression over Arabian Sea intensifies into Cyclonic Storm Biparjoy

    All India Radio

    GS-1/Geography

    • Deep depression intensified into the Cyclonic Storm “Biparjoy” over Arabian Sea
    • What are tropical cyclones? How are cyclones named?

    Dam Breach in Ukraine’s War Zone: What’s Happening, What’s at Stake 

    Indian Express Page 15

    GS-3/DM

    • Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the Kakhovka dam and hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River
    • What are the Significance of Kakhovka dam?

    What is the CRS, the Railway safety body under Aviation Ministry

    Indian Express Page 15

    GS-3/DM

    • Why is CRS, the body investigating the Odisha rail accident, under the Aviation Ministry

    Why is there trouble in kosovo again?

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/IR

    • What is the Kosovo-Serbia conflict all about? 
    • Why have tensions flared again?

    508 districts in country are free of manual scavenging: Ministry report

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-2/Society

    • Only 66% districts in country free of manual scavenging: Ministry report
    • What is National Action for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE) scheme? 

    IIIDEM to design training content & pedagogy using latest AI tools for self-learning: CEC Rajiv Kumar

    PIB

    GS-2/Polity

    • India International Institute of Democracy & Election Management (IIIDEM), Dwarka
    • IIIDEM is the training and capacity building arm of the Election Commission of India

    Indian Agricultural Research Institute shines as acme of excellence in Agriculture Sciences under NIRF 2023

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)?
    • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) topped in Agriculture and allied sector under the NIRF 2023

    Government of India has decided to allow 2000 PACS to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras

    PIB

    GS-2/Health and GS-3/Eco

    • What is Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS)?
    • What are the significance of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)?

    The story behind the ban on 14 FDC drugs

    Mint Page 1

    GS-2/Health

    • What are Fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs? 
    • What are its benefits and concerns?

    Procurement ceiling for tur, urad, masur removed

    Mint Page 2

    GS-3/Eco

    • The Government has removed the procurement ceilings of 40 percent for tur, urad, and Masur under Price Support Scheme PSS operations for 2023-24
    • What is the purpose of the Essential Commodities Act?