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6 Resolutions Of The World Environment Day 2020

June 5 is celebrated as the World Environment Day. It started with a UN resolution to mark a day to educate people about importance of environment for sustenance of life on earth by observing and celebrating the World Environment Day.

History of the World Environment Day

The decision to observe the World Environment Day was taken at the World Environment Day Conference organized by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and the first World Environment Day was observed on June 5, 1974. Since then, June 5 is marked for celebrating the environment.

World Environment Day 2020 theme

Celebrate Biodiversity is the theme for the World Environment Day 2020. The message this theme gives is biodiversity conservation and natural balance. The biodiversity can be divided into biological and diversity. And it stands for different species of flora and fauna. The message is to convey the idea of unity in diversity.

In nature, every living organism is connected to others in such a way that removing one type of species from nature could disturb the entire balance and disruption of life in the long run. The world community is asked to … Read the rest

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Cyclone Nisarga Approaching Mumbai At 120 KMPH

Mumbai the financial capital of India is bracing for a cyclone in over 100 years. It was a tropical cyclone named Nisarga but it intensified into a “super cyclonic storm” today morning.

10 points about this cyclonic development

  1. Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall about 100 km from Mumbai near Alibaug. Its wind speed could be up to 110 km/hour gusting up to 120 km/hour.
  2. In Maharashtra, more than 19,000 people have been moved to safe places. CM Udbhav Thackeray has appealed people to stay indoors.
  3. The eye of the storm is visible in the Dopplers Weather Radars (DWR) that are tracking the storm in Mumbai and Goa. The diameter of the eye is 65 km.
  4. Mumbai police has banned human movement along the coastline since last night.
  5. Directorate General of Civil Aviation cautioned airlines against operating in cyclonic conditions.
  6. A storm surge of up to 6.5 meters high will inundate the low-lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
  7. Over 30 National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed at sensitive areas to conduct rescue operations.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and payed for the well
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Wajid Khan Of Sajid-Wajid Passed Away At 42

Singer composer Wajid Khan of famous Sajid-Wajid duo passed away in Mumbai. The 42-year old singer was hospitalized with a kidney problem a few days ago in Surana Hospital in Chembur suburb and he breathed his last on Sunday. But there are conflicting claims about his death.

Death due to natural reasons

According to music director Salim Merchant, Wajid Khan had multiple health issues. He had kidney transplant a year ago and recently got infection in the kidney. Merchant said that Khan was on ventilator on the last days as his condition deteriorated during treatment.

Death due to coronavirus infection

The entertainment website Bollywood Hungama claimed that Wajid Khan died due to COVID-19. A noted journalist from the website tweeted that singer Sonu Nigam confirmed the demise of Wajid Khan and that Khan was suffering from novel coronavirus infection.

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What Is World No Tobacco Day?

Every year, May 30 is celebrated as World No Tobacco Day with the object of educating people about health risks of consuming tobacco and convince them to abstain from consuming tobacco. Let’s learn more about World Tobacco Day and its theme in 2020.

Beginning of the World No Tobacco Day

World Health Organization (WHO) started World No Tobacco Day by a resolution WHO42.19 passed on May 31, 1988. The world health body confirmed that it recognized tobacco consumption a serious health issue. It decided to dedicated a day for education on health risks from tobacco and made May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020

This time, the focus is on youth and it is evident from the theme that is to prevent youth from consuming tobacco and protecting from the mischief of the tobacco industry. It is learnt that today’s young generation has developed a liking for tobacco products including cigarettes, hookah and pan masala. But little do they know that these products are very harmful for health.

Tobacco deaths in India

Every year, millions of people die due … Read the rest

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GSEB Could Declare SSC Result In Second Week Of June 2020

GSEB SSC Result 2020 for 10th Class could be declared by the second week of June 2020. The result has been delayed due to nationwide lockdown to stem the tide of coronavirus but the Gujarat Board hasn’t announced any official date for result declaration.

GSEB result 2020

Delaying of result is causing stress among students as their academic life has come to a halt for want of results. But they should rest assured that the whenever the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) declares results, it will use its official website gseb.org for result publication.

Also, students are advised to stay safe from rumors and fake news regarding their results. They should stay connected to news on GSEB to know when the result will be declared. But the GSEB is yet to confirm result declaration in June 2020.

GSEB result 2019

Usually GSEB declares Class 10th results in the third week of May. Last year, SSC 10th Class result was declared on May 21, 2019 and the students were hopeful of getting the result same time in 2020. Also, the declaration of 12th Class Science stream result on … Read the rest

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RBI Made 5 Important Announcements Today

In a surprise move, the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das reduced the repo rate from 4.4% to 4%. Also, the moratorium on banks was extended by another three months due to the extended lockdown. It was his address to media after the government announced 20.97 lakh crore stimulus to the economy.

Highlights of RBI’s announcements

• Monetary Policy Committee of RBI decided the repo rate to 4% from the existing 4.4%. It is the lowest repo rate since 2000. The central bank also sliced the reversed repo rate to 3.35% from the existing 3.75%.

RBI extended the loan moratorium for another three months period starting from June 1 to August 1. This move is expected to bring relief to the working class whose income is badly hit by the pandemic.

• Governor Shaktikanta Das projected the gross domestic product (GDP) to shrink in the current financial year. The disruption of economic activities is the reason behind low GDP. But the governor expressed confidence that the economy would be revived by the second half of the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

• The Export-Import Bank … Read the rest