International Olympic Day celebrates on 23rd June
International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23rd across the globe. The day is primarily celebrated to commemorate the birth of modern Olympic games. The day is also observed to celebrate the health and harmony aspect associated with sports. The day marks the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
International Olympic Day 2022: Theme
This year, the theme for the International Olympic Day is “Together For A Peaceful World.” The theme represents the ability of sports to bring the world together and dimmish the differences.
International Olympic Day 2022: Significance
The day is observed to motivate and encourage people to participate in the Olympic games and spread awareness about the various sporting events . It focuses and highlights the three values of Olympics – Excellence, Respect, and Friendship – and guides people to imbibe these values in their everyday lives.
International Olympic Day: History
At the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, a member of the IOC named Doctor Gruss, submitted a report suggesting the celebration of Olympic Day. The idea propagating the event was to increase awareness and participation in the international games.
Submitted in 1947, the report was discussed and the suggestions were finally implemented in 1948 at the 42nd IOC session in St Moritz. The day was decided as June 23 to commemorate the founding of the International Olympic Committee at Sorbonne, Paris in 1894.
Under the leadership of Sigfrid Edstrom, who was the president of the IOC at that time, the first International Olympic Day was celebrated on June 23, 1948.
United Nations Public Service Day celebrates on 23 June
With the aim to appreciate the value of public institutions and public servants, June 23 is observed as United Nations Public Service Day. It highlights the contribution and role of public service in the development of all sectors around the world. UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
United Nations Public Service Day 2022: Theme
The theme for this year’s event is “Building back better from COVID-19: Enhancing innovative partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.”
United Nations Public Service Day 2022: Significance
The day recognises the value and virtue of public service to communities. It also recognizes the work of public servants and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector. During the UN Public Service Day event, stakeholders will gather to discuss the role that various forms of partnerships can and should play in building back better from COVID-19 and in meeting the SDGs.
United Nations Public Service Day: History
The origin of the UN Public Service day goes back to December 20, 2002, when the General Assembly selected June 23 as Public Service Day after adopting a resolution 57/277. With an aim to give the day its recognition, the UN established the UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) programme in 2003, which was later reviewed in 2016. This was done to align the day with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
Lisa Sthalekar becomes first female president of FICA
Former Australia cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar has become the first female president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), the sport’s international player’s association. Her appointment was made at a meeting of the organisation’s executive committee in Switzerland, the first in-person meeting since the start of the Covid pandemic. Sthalekar joins a shortlist of former cricketers including Barry Richards, Jimmy Adams and Vikram Solanki to have held the post of FICA president.
Career of Lisa Sthalekar:
Sthalekar played 8 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is for Australia between 2001 and 2013, finishing her career with a World Cup win. Last year, she was inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame and has been a regular member of the broadcasting media around the world. She has also worked with the Australian Cricketers’ Association and has experience in player welfare.
Coursera Global Skill Report 2022: India ranked 68th
The Global Skills Report (GSR) 2022 by Coursera states that India’s proficiency in data science has reduced from 38% in 2021 to 26% in 2022, leading to a 12-rank drop. In terms of overall skills proficiency, India has slipped 4 places to be ranked 68th globally and 19th in Asia. However, the report reveals that India has improved its technology proficiency levels from 38 percent to 46 percent, improving its position by six spots.
About the report:
The report is based on the data collected from over 100 million Coursera users from more than 100 countries who learned a new skill during the past year. The report benchmarks three of the most in-demand skill areas driving employment in the digital economy – business, technology, and data science.
West Bengal leads the Indian states in terms of skills proficiency with the state showing the highest levels of digital skills proficiency in the country. Andhra Pradesh is among the top three performing states with high proficiency in business and technology skills.
For the second year in a row, Switzerland had the highest-skilled learners followed by Denmark, Indonesia, and Belgium.
Agneepath Scheme 2022- All Details & Latest Updates
The government of India has announced the Agneepath scheme for the recruitment of the youth of India in the Indian Armed Forces. Through this scheme, the younger population of the country is encouraged to take the military as a carrier with a high pay scale. The Agneepath scheme allows the candidates to serve in Indian Armed Forces for four years. The selected candidates in the Agneepath scheme will be known as Agniveers.
The government has announced to recruit about 46000 Agniveers this year. The recruitment is divided into two parts in which up to 25000 Agniveers will be recruited in the first half of December and the remaining Agniveers will be recruited by the first half of February 2023. In this article, we have highlighted all the details including eligibility criteria, salary package, education qualification, and physical fitness with the latest updates.
Agneepath scheme 2022: Latest Updates
10% of the vacancies are reserved for the recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles for the Agniveers, as per the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal tweeted on Tuesday, that the Haryana government assures job opportunities for the Agniveers who will serve the nation for four years. In his tweet, he said that “Agniveers who will come back after serving the nation for four years shall be given guaranteed jobs.”
What is the Agneepath scheme 2022?
Agneepath scheme was introduced by the government of India to introduce a new human resource management scheme for the Indian armed forces. It is believed that Agneepath’s scheme will give a new image to the Indian armed forces with younger Agniveers on the frontline. Under the scheme, the Agniveers will be allowed to serve the Indian armed forces for 4 years. After the completion of 4 years of service 25% of the Agniveers will be selected for the permanent commission for further 15 years based on merit and Organisation needs. The rest will be released from the armed forces with a good amount of Seva Nidhi. Agnivesh enrolled under the Agneepath scheme will be governed by the army act 1950.
Agneepath scheme 2022: Seva Nidhi package
Under the Agneepath scheme, the government has introduced the Seva Nidhi package for the Agniveers. After 4 years when the Agnivesh will be discharged from the Indian arms forces, the Corpus of 5.02 lakhs will be matched by the government of India and an amount of 11 lakhs with accrued interest will be given to Agniveers. If the Agniveers are selected for further service the Seva Nidhi package will be paid to them which will comprise only their contribution including accrued interest. If there is a case where the Agniveer exits the service before the end of the four-year service program on their request the Seva Nidhi package will be paid with the applicable rate of interest accumulated as of the date and there will be no contribution from the government to that Seva Nidhi package.
Agneepath scheme: Eligibility
In the below-given table, we have categorized the eligibility of the candidates required based on educational qualification and age.
CategoryEducation Qualification RequiredAgeAgniveer (General Duty) (All Arms)Class 10th Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. For boards following greeting system minimum of D grade 33% to 40% in individual subject or equivalent of grade which contains 33% and overall aggregate in C2 grade or equivalent corresponding to 45% in aggregate.17 ½ – 23Agniveer (Tech) and Agniveer Tech (Avn & Anm Examiner)10+2/Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with physics, chemistry, maths, and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject.17 ½ – 23Agniveer clerk/storekeeper technical (All Arms)10+2/intermediate Exam Pass in any stream arts commerce or Science with 60% marks in aggregate and a minimum of 50% in each subject. Securing 50% in English and maths/ accounts/books keeping in CI XII is mandatory.17 ½ – 23Agniveer Tradesmen (All Arms) 10th Passa) Class 10th Pass
b) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored 33% in each subject.
17 ½ – 23Agniveer Tradesmen (All Arms) 8th Pass) Class 8th pass
b) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored 33% in each subject.
17 ½ – 23
Agneepath scheme 2022: Salary
Under the Agneepath scheme 2022, the Agniveers will get a customized monthly package which will increase from the first year to the fourth year of service in the Indian armed forces. For the first year of the service, the Agni Veer will get a 30000 customized monthly salary from which 30% will be contributed to the save energy and the net in-hand salary will be 21000 rupees. The below-given table will explain the increase in salary and the contribution of Agni waves to the Corpus fund and the contribution of the Government of India to the Corpus fund. Seva Nidhi package will be 11.71 lakhs after 4 years of service.
FAQs related to Agneepath scheme 2022
1. Who is eligible for the Agneepath scheme? Ans. The eligible age for the recruitment in the Agneepath scheme, the candidates must be between the age of 17-23 years.
2. When was the Agneepath scheme launched? Ans. The Agneepath scheme was launched on 14th June 2022.
3. What is the Agneepath scheme salary? Ans. The Agniveers will be given a customized salary package for four years of service under the Agneepath scheme 2022. From the first year, the salary for the Agniveers will be up to 4 lakhs and it will increase to 6 lakh till the end of the service.
5. How many vacancies will be recruited through the Agneepath scheme? Ana. This year, 46000 Agniveers will be recruited under the Agneepath scheme for four years of service in the Indian armed forces.
International Widows’ Day celebrates on 23rd June
International Widows’ Day is observed across the world on 23 June. The day aims to gather support for widows and to spread awareness about their situation. For several women, the hurtful loss of a partner is magnified by a long-term struggle for their basic rights and dignity. International Widows’ Day is a day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”. The main objective of the activities is to create awareness about the condition of widows and protect their rights.
International Widows’ Day 2022: Theme
The theme for last year’s International Widows’ Day was “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”. This year’s theme is – “Sustainable Solutions for Widows Financial Independence”.
International Widows’ Day 2022: Significance
The Widow’s Day page on the United Nations website states that the Covid-19 pandemic, armed conflicts, migration, and displacement left tens of thousands of women newly widowed.
International Widows’ Day: History
The day was established by The Loomba Foundation to raise awareness about the issue of widowhood.
June 23 was chosen as the day to mark International Widows’ day as it was on this day in 1954 that Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, mother of Lord Loomba, became a widow.
The first International Widows Day took place in 2005 and was launched by Lord Loomba and Cherie Blair, the foundation’s president.
The day was formally adopted as International Widows’ Day by the United Nations on 21 December 2010, the sixth edition.
June 23 has been observed as International Widows’ Day since 2011 by the United Nations.
GSAT-24, an Indian Communication Satellite successfully launched by ISRO from Kourou, French Guiana
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) launched GSAT-24, following the space reforms leasing the entire satellite’s capacity to Direct-to-Home (DTH) service provider Tata Play. This was the company’s first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission. The satellite, developed by the Indian Space Research Organization for NSIL, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit from Kourou in French Guiana by the Ariane 5 rocket (South America).
GSAT-24 is a 4180 kg 24-Ku band communication satellite that provides pan-India coverage for DTH application requirements.
The commercial arm of ISRO, NSIL was established in March 2019 and is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Department of Space (DOS).
NSIL was required to carry out operational satellite missions on a “demand driven” model as part of the “space reforms” announced by the government in June 2020.
Under this model, NSIL is responsible for building, launching, owning, and operating satellites as well as providing services to its devoted customer.
The 15-year mission life of GSAT-24 is configured on ISRO’s tried-and-true I-3k Bus.
To suit the needs of its devoted customer Tata Play, the DTH division of the Tata Group, the whole satellite capacity on board GSAT-24 will be leased.
Two satellites, MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator MEASAT and GSAT-24, were successfully launched into geostationary orbit by the Ariane 5 after being carried aboard an Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.