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Current Affair 01 June 2018

NATIONAL

Justice Murari is CJ of Punjab-Haryana HC

Almost a month after the post fell vacant, the Ministry of Law and Justice notified the appointment of Justice Krishna Murari as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Cour

The previous incumbent, Justice SJ Vazifdar, had retired on May 3. The next seniormost judge, Justice AK Mittal, has been officiating as the Chief Justice.

A senior judge of the Allahabad HC, Justice Murari hails from a family of lawyers and specialises in company matters and consolidation cases. He was made an Additional Judge in 2004 and a Permanent Judge a year later.

Andhra Pradesh gets new state bird & flower

Four years after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the government of the residual state has announced its state symbols. The notable change is the state bird. The state bird of undivided Andhra Pradesh was Indian Roller (coracias benghalensis) or Palapitta. This has been changed to Rama Chiluka (psittacula krameri) or rose ringed parakeet. Palapitta is now the state bird of Telangana, Odisha and Karnataka.

  • The neem is the official tree of the Andhra Pradesh.
  • The blackbuck is the animal while Jasmine as its state flower.
  • Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated to create Telangana in June 2014.

INTERNATIONAL

Largest International Maritime of World, Exercise RIMPAC

As many as 26 countries, including India, will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC military exercise, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The announcement was made by the Pentagon.

World No Tobacco Day observed on 31 May

Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).

  • It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.
  • The World Health Organisation(WHO) has designated 31st May of each year as the World No Tobacco Day.
  • The theme for 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease”.

BUSINESS

State Bank Of India (SBI) Hikes Interest Rate On Fixed Deposits

India's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has revised its interest higher on retail fixed deposits or FDs below Rs. 1 crore. The revised rate on SBI FDs will be effective from May 28.

SBI has revision interest rates by up to 25 basis points in select maturities, according to the bank's website. Interest rate on SBI fixed deposits with a maturity of one year to less than two years has been increased to 6.65 per cent for the public, from 6.4 per cent earlier. Senior citizens will get an interest rate of 7.15 per cent as compared to 6.9 per cent earlier.

Patanjali Launches New Messaging App 'Kimbho'

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp. Kimbho caters to private and group chats with free phone and video calling.

The tagline of Kimbho is "Ab Bharat Bolega". Patanjali has recently tied up with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to enter the telecom sector by launching Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.

AWARDS

Kamaljit Bawa first Indian to receive Linnean Meda

Indian botanist Kamaljit S. Bawa received the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London on May 24.

Dr. Bawa is the first Indian to win the award ever since it was first constituted in 1888. According to a press release by ATREE, the scientist is being recognised for his pioneering research on the evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation, non-timber forest products and for decades of work on the biodiversity of forests in Central America, the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalaya.

LIFE

International Conference on the TRIPS CBD linkage

  • Government of India, along with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the South Centre are organizing an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva.
  • Brazil and South Africa are some of the other countries that have joined hands with India on this crucial initiative.
  • The international conference will bring together indigenous people/local communities in developing and developed countries, internationally acclaimed academicians working on the subject, Geneva-based negotiators and capital based experts.
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity is a multilateral agreement on sustainable development and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resource.
  • The Doha Ministerial Declaration in 2001 had tasked the TRIPS Council of the WTO to examine the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • TRIPS CBD Linkage is important for India and other developing countries because it seeks to address bio-piracy.
  • The Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their utilization came into effect in 2014.
  • The developing countries seek an amendment in the TRIPS Agreement to make disclosure of source or origin of genetic resource by patent applicants, submission of evidence of prior informed consent of local communities and evidence of fair and equitable sharing of benefits under the relevant national regimes mandatory.

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