01 June 2016 Current Affairs

PM Narendra Modi Releases National Disaster Management Plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives. It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters.The plan covers all phases of disaster management : prevention, response, mitigation and recovery. It provides for vertical and horizontal integration among all the Government agencies and departments. The plan also identifies major activities such as early warning, medical care, information dissemination, fuel, search and rescue, transportation, evacuation, etc. to serve as a checklist for agencies responding to a disaster.


Rahul Johri Assumes Charge as First Ever CEO of BCCI

Rahul Johri on 1 June assumed charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai.  He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee.


World’s Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel Inaugurated In Switzerland

Switzerland on 1 June inaugurated Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel. The tunnel is also the first flat low-level route through the Alps. It took 17 years and 12.2 billion Swiss francs to construct the tunnel. The Gotthard Base Tunnel has route length of 57.09 km and a total of 151.84 km of tunnels, shafts and passages. It is a part of the AlpTransit project, also known as the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA). It is situated 2.3km deep under the Alps. It is the third tunnel connecting the cantons of Uri and Ticino after the Gotthard Tunnel and the Gotthard Road Tunnel.


World Milk Day Observed Globally

World Milk Day was observed across the world on 1 June 2016. It is observed to increase awareness on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. It also seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance. The observance of the day was initiated in 2001 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO actively encourages milk and dairy consumption as part of a daily diet. India celebrates National Milk Day on 26 November in memory of Dr Verghese Kurien, Father of India’s White Revolution. The first National Milk Day was observed on 14 November 2014.


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