03 June -World Bicycle Day

WHO Names COVID-19 Variants First Found in India "Kappa" and "Delta".

  • WHO had dubbed B.1.617 strain of Covid-19 a "variant of global concern".
  • In an advisory to social media platforms, Centre objected to use of term "Indian variant".
  • B.1.617.1 variant found in India in October of last year has been labelled "Kappa".
  • B.1.617.2, the Covid-19 variant first discovered in India in October 2020, the WHO has assigned the name "Delta".

The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched "Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana".

  • For children who have lost either one or both parents due to Covid-19.
  • UP govt will provide financial assistance to a child's guardian,
  • While those who do not have anyone to look after them will be sent to children's homes.

Justice (Retd) "Arun Kumar Mishra" has been appointed as the chairperson of "National Human Rights Commission" (NHRC).

  • Justice Arun Mishra enrolled as a lawyer in 1978.
  • He was elected the youngest chairperson of Bar Council of India in 1998-99.

The world's first human case of "H10N3 bird flu" has been reported in "China".

  • A 41-year-old man from China's eastern Jiangsu province has been confirmed.
  • H10N3 is a low pathogenic or relatively less severe strain of the virus in poultry
  • And the risk of it spreading on a large scale is very low.

"Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair" appointed as the "Director General Assam Rifles".

  • Nair is the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles.

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