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Current Affairs 06 June: Rakesh Mohan Joshi became the Vice Chancellor of IIFT, Godavari Biochemical Plant inaugurated

Current Affairs 06 June: Rakesh Mohan Joshi became the Vice Chancellor of IIFT, Godavari Biochemical Plant inaugurated


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Oleg made a record of completing 1000 days in space. NPCI partnered with Peru for UPI. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit 600 sixes.

Let us take a look at such important current affairs of today, which are important for students preparing for government jobs…

LAUNCH & EVENT

1. Godavari Biorefineries inaugurates biochemical plant: On June 6, Somaiya Group’s Godavari Biorefineries Limited inaugurated a new biochemical plant in Sakkarwadi, Maharashtra. Bio-based chemicals will be manufactured in this plant.

Newly constructed biochemical plant at Sakarwadi, Maharashtra.

Newly constructed biochemical plant at Sakarwadi, Maharashtra.

  • Biobutanol, coatings, resins, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and fragrances will be manufactured in this plant.
  • Godavari Biorefineries produce special chemicals using green chemistry.
  • Godavari Biorefineries was established in 1956, with its headquarter located in Mumbai.
  • Godavari Biorefineries was formerly known as Godavari Sugar Mills Limited.
  • Sameer Somaiya is the Managing Director of Godavari Biorefineries Limited.

APPOINTMENT

2. Rakesh Mohan Joshi became the Vice Chancellor of IIFT: On June 5, the International Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) appointed Professor Rakesh Mohan Joshi as the new Vice Chancellor. He was deputed as Director at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Management (IIFM), Bengaluru.

Rakesh Mohan Joshi is also a gold medalist from IIFT.

Rakesh Mohan Joshi is also a gold medalist from IIFT.

  • He has been associated with many organizations like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNCTAD, International Dairy Federation.
  • The case studies written by Rakesh have received international awards from London Business School.
  • He was awarded the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Award by the Indian Economic Association (IEA).
  • He has also been the editor of IIFT’s quarterly magazine Foreign Trade Review (FTR).
  • He has completed his studies from Harvard Business School and IIFT Rajasthan.

BUSINESS

3. NVIDIA became the second most valuable company in the world: On June 5, US semiconductor chip maker NVIDIA Corp became the world’s second most valuable company. The company’s market cap has reached $3.01 trillion (about Rs 251 lakh crore).

  • NVIDIA surpassed Apple to become the world’s second most valuable company.
  • Apple’s market cap is $3 trillion (about Rs 250 lakh crore).
  • NVIDIA stock has gained 216.76% in the last one year and 3,265.59% in the last 5 years.
  • Earlier in 2002, NVIDIA’s market cap was higher than Apple’s market cap.
  • Both companies had market caps of less than $10 billion at the time.
  • NVIDIA has four engineering development centers in India.
  • These centres are located in Hyderabad, Pune, Gurugram and Bengaluru.

International

4. Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft takes flight: The Boeing Starliner mission was launched on June 5 at 8:22 pm Indian time. In this, Indian-origin astronauts Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore left for the International Space Station (ISS).

  • The spacecraft will arrive at the ISS on June 6 at 9:45 p.m.
  • Wilmore and Williams will be aboard the ISS for about a week to test the Starliner spacecraft and its subsystems.
  • If the mission is successful, this spacecraft will be used for rotational missions.
  • The mission was aborted on June 1 and earlier on May 7.
  • Sunita Williams has spent 322 days in space in two missions.
  • Butch Wilmore has spent 178 days in space over two missions.
  • The ISS has been built by NASA of the United States, ESA of Europe, JAXA of Japan, ROSKOSMOS of Russia and CSA of Canada.
  • The ISS revolves around the Earth at a speed of about 28,000 km per hour.

5. Oleg set a record for completing 1000 days in space: On June 5, Russian astronaut Oleg Kononenko set a world record for staying in space for the longest number of days. 59-year-old Oleg has completed his 1000 days in space.

Oleg has completed 1000 days in space in his 5th trip.

Oleg has completed 1000 days in space in his 5th trip.

  • He flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on 15 September 2023.
  • Oleg Kononenko has broken Gennady Padalka’s record.
  • Gonnadi Padalka spent 878 days in space.
  • Oleg Kononenko will return to Earth in September 2024.
  • He first flew in April 2008 and spent 200 days in space.
  • Oleg Kononenko was born on 21 June 1964 in Turkmenistan.

6. NPCI partners with Peru for UPI: On June 5, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) signed an agreement with the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BPRP). Under this agreement, NPCI will develop the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in Peru.

Peru became the first country in South America to adopt UPI.

Peru became the first country in South America to adopt UPI.

  • Domestic and international payment network will be established in Peru through UPI.
  • Through UPI, users in Peru will get the facility to make immediate payments.
  • The UPI system provides real time fund transfer.
  • UPI is active in Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, France, Nepal, UK, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.
  • UPI was launched by the Government of India on 11 April 2016.

Sports

7. Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit 600 sixes: Rohit Sharma scored a half-century in the T20 World Cup match played between India and Ireland on June 5. Rohit has become the first batsman in the world to hit 600 sixes in the history of international cricket.

  • Rohit Sharma completed 600 sixes by playing 472 international matches.
  • Chris Gayle is at second place in this list, who has hit 533 sixes.
  • Shahid Afridi is at third place with 476 sixes.
  • Rohit Sharma also became the fastest player to score 4000 runs in T20 International cricket.
  • He set the record of scoring 4 thousand runs in 2860 balls.
  • At number two, Virat Kohli had scored 4 thousand runs in 2900 balls.

TODAY’S HISTORY

History of June 06: On this day in 1981, a passenger train going from Mansi to Saharsa in Bihar fell into the Bagmati river. More than 300 people died in the accident. A train of 9 coaches was passing through a bridge when there was a jolt and 7 coaches of the train fell into the river.

Divers were able to retrieve only 286 bodies from the river.

Divers were able to retrieve only 286 bodies from the river.

  • The Iran gas pipeline project was agreed upon between India and Pakistan in 2005.
  • Former US President Ronald Reagan died in 2004.
  • In 1967, the Israeli army occupied Gaza.
  • In 1919 Finland declared war on the Bolsheviks.
  • In 1674, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was coronated in the Raigad Fort.

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