- Kota in Guinness World Records for largest yoga session
A Guinness World Record was created on Thursday in Rajasthan’s Kota city, where more than 1.05 lakh people performed yoga to mark International Yoga Day (June 21).
- Peter Thomson: 1st Australian to claim Open Championship
Australia’s greatest golfers and a five-time Open Championship winner. In 1954, he became the first Australian to claim the Open Championship in Britain. The World Golf Hall of Fame called him “the thinking man’s golfer”.
- World’s first: Humanitarian Forensics Center
The world’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat. Centre will conduct various academic and professional programmes, training, research and provide technical expertise to support operations (together with authorities and agencies concerned) in the field of humanitarian forensics.
- IIT Kharagpur: ‘National Digital Library of India (NDLI)’
NDLI launched on the occasion of National Reading Day (NRD) in New Delhi on June 19, 2018. The purpose of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.
- Govt. teams up with Google for flood warning
With the monsoon under way, Union Water Resources Ministry has teamed up with Google to generate flood warnings. If there are signs of an imminent flood, a Google Maps user will be able to see what regions are likely to see water logging first and if their neighbourhood is under threat
- June 18: World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
To focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. The day also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
WDCD is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
- June 18: Goa Revolution Day (GRD)
To pay tributes to the martyrs of the state’s liberation struggle. On this day in 1946, freedom fighter Dr Ram Manohar Lohia gave a clarion call to the people of the state to unite and fight against the Portuguese colonial regime.
- Smriti Mandhana: first Indian to play in Kia Super League
Indian women’s cricket team opener, Smriti Mandhana, will become the first player from her country to appear in England’s Kia Super. The 21-year-old has scored over 826 runs with a highest score of 76 in the 40 T20 international.
- Glonass-M Satellite
Russia has successfully launched a Glonass- M positioning satellite by using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space. The Glonass network provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the globe.
- June 21: World Music Day
The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks.
- Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, Charles Krauthammer
Columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War. His “first-class intellect and first-class temperament” & denounced for having a “highly suspect” character.
- India to teach satellite tech to students from abroad
India has thrown open its satellite-building expertise to engineering graduates chosen from other countries.India is also ready to launch the small satellites built during the programme if they are good.
- At 0.3mm: world’s smallest ‘computer’
Researchers at the University of Michigan in the United States have come out with the world’s smallest “computer”. The device, Michigan Micro Mote, could be completely dwarfed by a grain of rice and can be used in oncology research also.
- Mammals go nocturnal to avoid humans
The study, published in the journal Science, represents the first effort to quantify the global effects of human activity on the daily activity patterns of wildlife.
Human activity is causing the planet’s mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night.
- U.S. stepping up the earth’s protection from asteroids
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.
The National Science and Technology Council recently released a report calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking and deflection.
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