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Rs 72 increase in minimum support price for paddy - Cabinet approves

  • The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi was held in Delhi. In this, important decisions were made. The purchase of corona vaccine and distribution to the states were also discussed.
  • The minimum support price for Caribbean season crops is being raised. The Union Cabinet has approved to increase the minimum support price for paddy from Rs 1,868 to Rs 1,940 from Rs 1,868 in the financial year 2021-2022.
  • The minimum reference price for rye has been raised from Rs 2,150 per quintal to Rs 2,250 per quintal
An allocation of Rs 9,871 crore to 17 state governments
  • The Central Government is providing revenue deficit subsidy to 17 states including Tamil Nadu for the year 2021-22. 9,871 crore as the 3rd tranche, the Expenditure Department of the Union Ministry of Finance announced yesterday.
  • Of this, Rs 183.67 crore is said to be allocated to Tamil Nadu. In addition to the 3rd tranche, the central government has disbursed a total of Rs 29,613 crore to the states so far this fiscal.
  • The 15th Finance Commission has already recommended that these 17 states be given this revenue shortfall subsidy.
  • This includes Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Manipur. A total of Rs. 551.01 crore has been disbursed to Tamil Nadu so far, including the amount currently disbursed, for the months of April and May.
51 lakh toilets in 2,00,000 villages: Rs 40,700 crore for Clean India project
  • The Ministry of Water and Energy has set aside Rs. 40,700 crores. Under the second phase of the project, it has been decided to construct 51 lakh toilets in more than 2 lakh villages.
  • Of this fund, the central government's share will be Rs 14,000 crore and the states' expenditure will be Rs 8,300 crore. Rs 12,730 crore will be made available through the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission and Rs 4,100 crore will be made available through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
  • Apart from this, it is estimated that Rs.1500 crore will be invested by the states through schemes like trade organizations and corporate social responsibility. The project aims to ensure cleanliness in the villages.
  • Under the second phase of the Clean India Movement (Rural), 50 lakh household latrines and one lakh social latrines will be constructed by 2021-22, plastic waste management systems will be established in 2,400 circles, Goberton projects in 386 districts, human waste management arrangements in 250 districts and more than 2 lakh villages. Solid and liquid waste management will also be implemented.
5G Spectrum for Railways - Union Cabinet Approval
  • The Union Cabinet meeting was held in Delhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Modi via video conferencing. After the meeting, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said 5G spectrum would be provided to the railway sector.
  • This will improve the telecommunications system in the railways and make train travel safer. Currently the railways use optical piper. With the availability of spectrum, radio and telecommunication facilities will be available to the railways.
  • Over the next 5 years, Rs 25,000 crore will be spent on signal modernization and 5G spectrum implementation.
Bitcoin was recognized as a legal currency by El Salvador
  • El Salvador, a Central American country, has recognized the virtual currency Bitcoin as the legal currency used by the general public. It is noteworthy that El Salvador was the first country to issue such a notice.
  • El Salvador's economy is largely dependent on remittances from that country.
  • In this situation, Adib Naib Bukele has been saying that virtual currencies will help improve the country.
New technology to detect storm surges by wind - Indian scientists invent
  • Even before the satellite discovered the possibility of a storm, Indian scientists had developed new technology to detect it by wind vortex.
  • This allows for early detection of storms and precautionary measures to prevent loss of life and property damage.
  • So far, the formation of storms by remote food satellites has been predicted. These can be detected by satellite imagery after the formation of a barometric depression on the surface of the warm ocean.
  • Having more space between this discovery and the storm attack will help to take precautionary measures.
  • The vortex is formed before the satellite captures the formation of air pressure in the northern Indian Ocean. This storm vortex is the main feature that creates the barometric depression.
  • New technology to detect this vortex has been discovered by IIT Karachi scientists Zia Albot, Vishnupriya Saku and Prasad K. Baskaran. Their research project was aided by the Climate Change Project under the Federal Department of Science and Technology.
  • This cyclone detection technology can detect storms in the North Indian Ocean before the satellite detects them. This research article was recently published in the journal Atmospheric Research.
Tamil Nadu woman leading a project to send humans to the moon
  • Subashini Iyer, a native of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, has been instrumental in NASA's plan to send humans back to the moon. On July 20, 1969, the US spacecraft Apollo 11 landed on the moon. American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • NASA is working hard to send humans back to the moon by 2024. For this purpose, NASA has developed the spacecraft "Orion" (Orion spacecrafi). NASA has named the manned spacecraft "Artemis" .Artemis-1's Orion spacecraft is scheduled to launch 4.5 million km unmanned to the moon's space this November.
  • This is a 3 week trip plan. Orion is to be launched to the moon on the world's most powerful rocket, the SLS (Space Launch System). NASA and Boeing jointly produce this rocket.
  • The rocket is made to flow at 5.3 lakh feet in 500 seconds. The Orion spacecraft is expected to land on the moon with astronauts in 2023 or 2024, following the Artemis-2 project.
  • Subashini Iyer, who oversees the Boeing team, oversees the rocket production project, which is considered the backbone of the project.
Elephant Awareness Center for the first time in Tamil Nadu
  • The first elephant awareness center in Tamil Nadu has been set up in Coimbatore. A "Velam Iyaliyal Physics" Awareness Center has been set up at the Forest Department Tree Complex, Kotagiri Road, Coimbatore-Mettupalayam.
  • Details of various species of elephants are compiled and displayed at the center. The center is named after the elephant, one of the names in Tamil, "Velam".
  • The center features explanations on the relationship between nature and elephants, the relationship between humans and elephants, the impact of humans on elephants, and why elephants should be protected. The role of elephants in conserving the forest and augmenting the forest resources is significant.
"Kavico Award" for Arivumathi
  • The Kaviko Abdul Rahman Foundation and the Tamil Movement held a video conference on June 05 for the "Kaviko Award Ceremony".
  • The "Kavico Award" for the year 2019 was given to Arivumathi with a cash prize of Rs.1 Lakh 

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