According to the annual report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture, India is home to 194.6 million people undernourished, the highest in the world.
- More than 15 percent of the population in India, surpassing China in both absolute numbers and the proportion of undernourished people in the population.
Top 10 undernourished population.
- India – 194.6
- China – 133.8
- Pakistan – 41.4
- Ethiopia – 31.6
- Bangladesh – 26.3
- Indonesia – 19.4
- Tanzania – 16.8
- Philippines – 13.7
- Nigeria – 12.9
- North Korea – 10.5Anchor
The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter called on China for an immediate end to construct artificial islands in the South China Sea and urged Beijing to a peaceful solution instead of militarizing the region.
- A day after the comments from President Pranab Mukherjee on the Bofors scandal appeared in a Swedish newspaper, India lodged a strong protest and disappointment daily asking to delete the references made by Mukherjee.
- Pranab Mukherjee, who is scheduled to leave for Sweden on May 31, said that no Indian court gave its verdict on Bofors issues and it was no scandal rather a media trial.
- Following the controversy that erupted over comments Mukherjee, Indian Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia Banashri Bose Harrison has now written a letter to Swedish newspaper of record “disappointment” of the country during the entire transmission.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones.
- The measure comes as the number of deaths and abductions of media professionals continues to climb.
- Note: About 66 journalists were killed last year and 25 more have died since January.
- In the last decade, 700 journalists have been killed in the field or because of their profession.
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh turns 200 today.
- To mark the occasion, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a bicentenary function to celebrate 200 years of Shimla.
- The function was organized by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of the city.
- Growth, history, buildings of a website highlighting the city and other interesting information was launched recently.
- A book containing information on the functioning of the bureaucracy of British rule until the date will be published (this book was written by Raja Bhasin).
- Shimla was the summer capital of British India, capital of undivided Punjab, and is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
- Nickname: Queen of Hills
- The Supreme Court ruled that convicted prisoners have the right to dignity and to the execution of the death penalty can only be done in an arbitrary manner, without allowing hasty and secret condemned to exhaust all legal remedies and meet family members.
In Rajasthan, the Gujjar agitation entered the eighth day today
Gujjars were demanding reservation of 5% for the community.
- Round 5 of Rajasthan govt and Gujjar representative’s talks finally delivered today.
- The Ministerial Committee 3 Gujjar convinced management to accept their proposal to grant them 5% quota govt jobs
Punjab and Haryana High Court remains the government’s decision to grant Haryana 20 percent of reservations to caste employees listed in departmental promotions
Mega Food Park opened in Nalbari, Assam.
- To give a major boost to the sector of food processing adding value and reducing food waste and loss at every stage of the supply chain with particular emphasis on perishables, Ministry Agribusiness implements the Mega Park diets in the country since 2008.
- Up to Rs financial assistance. 50.00 crore is provided for setting up Mega Food Parks for the creation of modern infrastructure for the treatment of food along the chain to the farm value of the consumer.
Science & Technology
The researchers examined how 3D printing can be used to help treat Type 1 diabetes.
- The technique of 3D printing, known as bioplotting name, has taken researchers a step closer to being able to help patients who suffer from severe hypoglycemia (blood sugar in the blood) of the situation.
- The paper released by these researchers described how groups of specialized cells responsible for producing insulin and glucagon in the pancreas have been printed with 3D success in scaffolding.
- A satellite tracking system was put in place to check forest fires in summers in Himachal Pradesh.
- In this system, continuous vigil was kept on Forests to ensure that staff struggle against the fire reached the spot immediately on receiving information.
- HP State Forest Minister: Thakur Singh Bharmauri
The mother of Viswanathan Anand chess wizard Viswanathan Sushila (79) died in his sleep here.
- She taught Anand basic moves of the game and accompanied him to various events.
Former Vice President Jack Warner FIFA imprisoned for alleged corruption.
Singapore has appointed S Chandra Das, an Indian- origin business its non-resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
- Das served as ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Turkey, residing in Singapore, from 2006 to 2015.
- Note: The ministry also announced the appointment of Chua Thai Keong as High Commissioner of Singapore to the Republic of South Africa.
Australian Open Super Series Badminton Tournament
Saina Nehwal between Ace Shuttler quarterfinals of the women’s singles.
Beijing Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra today qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by one of the Olympic quotas.
- Bindra became the fourth Indian shooter to qualify for Rio Games after winning one of three quotas available to qualify for the games.
Central Board of Secondary Education today declared class 10 results.
- The announcement was made by the CBSE on its website http://cbseresults.nic.in
- Post-result counseling at the Office 1800-11-8004, start from today and continue to June 8
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