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Daily Current Affairs 5th June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5th June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5th June, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 5th June, 2024 Current affairs test.


International News

Pakistan Launches PAKSAT MM1 Satellite With China’s Assistance

Pakistan, in partnership with China, has successfully launched its second satellite, the Multi-Mission Communication Satellite (PAKSAT MM1). This satellite is designed to enhance internet connectivity throughout Pakistan and improve various communication services.

States News

Haryana Government’s Rs 10,000-Crore Project To Combat Air Pollution

The Haryana government, led by Chief Secretary T V S N Prasad, has announced a Rs 10,000-crore project funded by the World Bank to tackle air pollution in the state. The Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development will be implemented in phases, beginning with districts in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Appointments News

Deendayal Port Trust Gets New Chairperson

The Centre has appointed Sushil Kumar Singh, an officer from the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME) of the 1993 batch, as the new Chairman of Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat. Singh will lead one of the largest state-owned ports in the country until his retirement in January 2027.

Banking News

PNB Board Approves 10% Stake Dilution In Canara HSBC Life Insurance Via IPO

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has received board approval to dilute 10% of its shareholding in Canara HSBC Life Insurance through an initial public offering (IPO). PNB currently owns a 23% stake in the life insurance joint venture.

Adani One Launches Two Variants Of Co-Branded Credit Cards With ICICI Bank

Adani One, the digital platform of the Adani Group, in collaboration with ICICI Bank, has launched two variants of co-branded credit cards in partnership with Visa. This move marks Adani Group’s entry into the retail financial sector, offering cardholders up to 7% Adani reward points on spending within the Adani ecosystem.

Bank Clinic: Your Guide To Complaint Resolution

The All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has introduced the Bank Clinic initiative to empower retail customers. This initiative aims to provide guidance on addressing grievances in the evolving landscape of banking technology and regulatory standards set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Ranks and Reports News

QS World University Rankings 2025 Announced

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The QS World University Rankings 2025 have been released, featuring a record 1,500 universities from 105 higher education systems. This year’s ranking is the largest ever, highlighting the global commitment to academic excellence and innovation.

Sports News

Former Indian All-Rounder Kedar Jadhav Announces Retirement

Kedar Jadhav, the 39-year-old former Indian all-rounder, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. His decision follows closely after former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik retired from the game after his last stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Awards News

Sanya Malhotra’s “Mrs” Triumphs at New York Indian Film Festival

Sanya Malhotra has won the Best Actress award for her performance in the film “Mrs” at the New York Indian Film Festival 2024. This achievement marks a significant milestone in her career, showcasing her exceptional talent as an actress.

Mumbai’s Super Cop Krishna Prakash Honored With Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award

Krishna Prakash, renowned for leading Mumbai Police’s special counterterrorism team, Force One, has received the Annual Hindi Sahitya Bharati Award. The award was presented at the multicultural event Sab Me Ram Shashwat Shri Ram in Mumbai.

Siddhalinga Pattanashetti Wins Gudleppa Hallikeri Award 2024

Poet and playwright Siddhalinga Pattanashetti has been awarded the prestigious Gudleppa Hallikeri Award for 2024 by the Gudleppa Hallikeri Memorial Foundation in Hosaritti (Haveri District). The award will be presented on June 6 in honor of Gudleppa Hallikeri’s birth anniversary.

Summits and Conferences News

KAZA Summit 2024 and Wildlife Product Trade

The KAZA 2024 Heads of State Summit concluded in Livingstone, Zambia, with leaders from the five member countries agreeing to advocate for lifting the ban on ivory trade at the 20th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP20) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland next year.

Science and Technology News

Nvidia Unveils Rubin AI Chip Platform: Transforming AI Landscape

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has announced the company’s next-generation AI chip platform, Rubin, set for release in 2026. The Rubin family, which includes GPUs, CPUs, and networking processors, is expected to revolutionize AI capabilities. Nvidia plans to shift to annual releases to stay ahead in AI advancements and maintain market dominance.

Boeing’s Starliner Crewed Mission: June 5 Launch

Boeing and NASA are preparing for the launch of the Starliner spacecraft’s first crewed flight test on June 5 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Veteran NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will be aboard the spacecraft.

ISRO Develops PraVaHa Software For Aerodynamic Design And Analysis

ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has developed PraVaHa, a Computational Fluid Dynamics software. PraVaHa, which stands for “Parallel RANS Solver for Aerospace Vehicle Aero-thermo-dynamic Analysis,” is designed to simulate external and internal flows on various vehicles, including launch vehicles and re-entry vehicles.

IIT Dharwad Unveils Innovative Fire Rescue Drone

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad, led by Profs. Sudheer Siddapureddy and Ameer Mulla, have developed a fire rescue assistance drone. Funded by the TiHAN Foundation, IIT Hyderabad (NMICPS, Indian government), the drone was unveiled during the two-day workshop on Drone Design and Autonomous Navigation in Fire Rescue (DDANFR 2024).

Important Days News

World Environment Day 2024, Date, Theme and History

World Environment Day (WED) is observed annually on June 5, established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in 1972. This year’s theme is ‘Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience’ under the slogan ‘Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.’

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

June 5 is observed as the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, following a proposal by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the FAO. This initiative was endorsed by the FAO Committee on Fisheries and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2017.

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