India's internet economy set to hit $1 trillion in 7 years: Report.

  • According to a report titled The e-Conomy of a Billion Connected Indians published by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company, India’s internet economy is expected to grow six-fold to $1 trillion by 2030 from $175 billion in 2022.
  • The contribution of the Internet economy to India’s technology sector would expand, from 48% to 62% in 2030.
  • The report emphasizes that the growth will be spearheaded by the B2C e-commerce segment, followed by B2B, and SaaS providers.

Ramanathapuram DFO Jagish S Bakan bagged Unesco award 2023.

  • District Forest Officer (DFO) of Ramanathapuram district, Jagdish Bakan has won the 2023 Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management from UNESCO.
  • The 2017 batch officer of the IFS is currently the director of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve.
  • The USD 12,000 award is given in memory of Dr. Michel Batisse for outstanding achievement in the management of biosphere reserves.
  • He will receive the award from Unesco in Paris on June 14, 2023.

Uttar Pradesh govt launches Nand Baba Milk Mission scheme.

  • Uttar Pradesh has launched the Nand Baba Milk Mission scheme at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
  • Aim: To provide milk producers the facility of selling their milk at a reasonable price in villages through dairy cooperative societies.
  • Under this mission, it is proposed to form a Dairy farmer producer organization (Dairy FPO) in order to facilitate the sale of milk in producers' villages itself.
  • UP is a leading state in the field of milk development and milk production.

Panjab University topped the Khelo India University Games 2023 medals tally.

  • Panjab University (Chandigarh) won the overall championship of the 3rd edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG 2023) held in Uttar Pradesh (UP) from 25th May to 3rd June 2023.
  • Panjab University topped the medal tally of KIUG 2023 with a total of 69 medals (26 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze).
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab – 68 medals (24 gold, 27 silver and 17 bronze) and Jain University, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 32 medals (16 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals) were ranked in 2nd and 3rd place.

Shot putter Siddharth Choudhary wins gold at Asian U20 Athletics C'ship.

  • India's Siddharth Choudhary has clinched the gold medal in the men’s shot put with a personal best throw of 19.52 metres at the Under 20 Asian Athletics Championships in Yecheon, South Korea.
  • Three other players Sharuk Khan (3000-metre steeplechase), Shivam Lohakare (Javelin), and Susmita (Long Jump) have also clinched the silver medals in their respective events.
  • While Shakeel (800 metres) and the mixed relay team won the bronze medal.

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