02 July -World UFO Day

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Myanmar in the field of health research.

  • The objective of this MoU is to build on the health research relationship in the topics of mutual research.
  • The main objectives are:
    • Elimination of infectious diseases (to be decided mutually).
    • Development of network platform of emerging and viral infections.
    • Training /capacity building in research methodology management, clinical trials, ethics etc.

Ukraine and United States launched joint Naval exercise sea breeze drills in the Black Sea.

  • Naval exercises in the Black Sea in a show of Western cooperation with Kiev as it faces off with Russia.
  • The Sea Breeze drills — which have taken place 21 times since 1997
  • will involve some 5,000 military personnel from more than 30 countries.
  • The exercises will last two weeks and involve around 30 ships, including the missile destroyer USS Ross.

The United States has passed a bill to remove confederate statues of those who supported slavery.

  • The measure overwhelmingly passed in a 285-120 vote.
  • The legislation requires states to remove and replace any statues or busts that honor those who voluntarily served in the Confederacy from public display in the Capitol.
  • It also incorporates Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Confederate Monument Removal Act,
  • Which orders the removal of statues that symbolize "slavery, sedition, and segregation".

A book titled "Policymaker's Journal: From New Delhi to Washington, DC" by Indian Economist Kaushik Basu.

  • Kaushik Basu is an Indian economist who was the Chief Economist of the World Bank from 2012 to 2016.
  • The book traces the course of Kaushik Basu’s career spanning seven years,
  • As he moved beyond academia into the frenzied world of policy making,
  • First as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India in India and
  • Then Chief of the World Bank. as an economist. in Washington.

India ranked 20th in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021.

  • India stands at the 20th spot among the top 100 countries
  • that have been ranked in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink.
  • Data from StartupBlink’s global data partners, such as Crunchbase, Semrush, and Meetup, are also incorporated to supplement the analyses.
  • The report provides two sets of rankings: the first is for countries, and the second for individual ecosystems within cities.
  • Each location has a total score, which is a sum of three scores measuring Quantity, Quality, and Business Environment.
  • The scores have comparative importance, providing unique insights into the differences between different ecosystems in absolute terms.

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