Headlines of the Day 16-06-2023

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    VAIBHAV Fellowship Programme

    PIB

    GS-3/Science

    • The Government has launched VAIBHAV Fellowship Programme
    • STEMM, abbreviation for Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine

    Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu emerge Top Achievers in Wind Energy Adoption

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, celebrated the Global Wind Day
    • India ranks fourth in wind power capacity in the world

    CBIC releases National Time Release Study (NTRS) 2023 report

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) released the National Time Release Study (NTRS) 2023 report.

    Indian Navy is conducting an outreach programme “Julley Ladakh” (Hello Ladakh)

    PIB

    GS-3/security

    • Indian Navy is conducting “Julley Ladakh” (Hello Ladakh) an outreach programme to Ladakh to increase awareness about the service in the UT

    UNGA adopts resolution introduced by India to honour fallen peacekeepers

    The Hindu

    GS-2/IR

    • UN General Assembly adopted Resolution, piloted by India, to establish a new Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers
    • With 6,097 such personnel, India stands third after Bangladesh (7,237) and Nepal (6,264)

    PM greets people of Odisha on Raja Parba

    PIB

    GS-1/Culture

    • Raja Parba is also known as Mithuna Sankranti is a three-day-long festival of womanhood celebrated in Odisha
    • It is believed that the mother Goddess Earth or the divine wife of Lord Vishnu undergoes menstruation during the first three days

    Centre reduces 5% basic import duty on edible oils

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • Why Central Government has reduced the Basic Import Duty on Edible Oils?

    Why remittance inflows growth could slow to just 0.2% in 2023

    Indian Express

    GS-2/IR

    • What are key findings of World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief? Its Significance

    Cyclone Biparjoy: What is the ‘landfall’ of a cyclone?

    Indian Express

    GS-1/ Geography

    • What is the “landfall” of a cyclone?
    • What is the damage caused by a cyclone’s landfall?

    Is the National Institutional Ranking Framework flawed?

    The Hindu Page 12

    GS-2/Education

    • How does the NIRF rank institutes?
    • What are bibliometrics? Is the NIRF transparent?

    Are non-communicable diseases increasing in India?

    The Hindu Page 12

    GS-2/Health

    • The new national estimates for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCD) shows that 31 million more Indians became diabetic in four years (2019-2021)

    Procurement of 31 armed MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-3/Security

    • What are unmanned aerial vehicles? Its Significance

    BIMSTEC to to adopt Bangkok vision 2030 at next summit

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-2/IR

    • What is BIMSTEC?
    • Why is there a need to revitalise the multilateral grouping?