The EAGLE Act, 2021 was recently introduced in which of the following countries?
b. Republic of China
c. Russian Federation
d. United States of America
2)Consider the following statements with respective to Global Minimum Tax (GMT)
It is a minimum corporate tax rate for corporations all over the world to pay regardless of which jurisdiction they are registered in.
It would help countries to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
3)Global Energy Investments Report is published by which of the following international Organizations?
a. International Energy Agency
b. International Atomic Energy Agency
c. International Renewable Energy Agency
d. Energy Information Administration
Prelims Specific News Articles
1. As per owner of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, his payments venture Square will partner with blockchain technology firm Block-stream Mining in a bid to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility.
2. World will observe the World Ocean Day on June 8, 2021 under the theme– ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’. About World Ocean Day The day is observed annually on June 8. The day provides governments across the world an opportunity to inform people about impact of economic activities and human actions on ocean.
3)Delhi government launched a vaccination campaign ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ to vaccinate people of Delhi against Covid-19. Under the campaign, people aged 45 and above will be given vaccine at the polling booths.
4)India slips two spots to rank 117 on achieving Sustainable Development Goals: report
India’s rank has slipped by two places from last year to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015, a new report has said.
The State of India’s Environment Report 2021 revealed that India’s rank was 115 last year and dropped by two places primarily because major challenges like ending hunger and achieving food security (SDG 2), achieving gender equality (SDG 5) and building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and fostering innovation (SDG 9) remain in the country.
India ranks below four South Asian countries — Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it said. The overall SDG score of India is 61.9 out of 100.
Elaborating State-wise preparedness, the report said Jharkhand and Bihar are the least prepared to meet the SDGs by 2030, which is the target year. While Jharkhand lags in five of the SDGs, Bihar lags in seven
The 17 SDGs adopted by U.N. member states are: SDG1 — no poverty, SDG 2 — zero hunger, SDG3 — good health and well-being, SDG4 — quality education, SDG 5 — gender equality, SDG 6 — clean water and sanitation, SDG 7 — affordable and clean energy, SDG 8 – decent work and economic growth, SDG 9 — industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10 – reduced inequalities, SDG 11 — sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 — responsible consumption and production, SDG 13 — climate action, SDG 14 — life below water, SDG 15 — life on land, SDG 16 — peace, justice and strong institutions and lastly SDG 17 — strengthening global partnerships for the goals.
India’s rank was 172 in the environmental health category, which is an indicator of how well countries are protecting their populations from environmental health risks.
5)Jeff Bezos to fly to space next month :- Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos said on Monday he and his brother Mark will fly on the first crewed space flight from his rocket company Blue Origin next month.
6)Maldives wins UNGA election, India seeks close cooperation :- In a first for the Maldives, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected the President of the UN General Assembly for 2021-22.
7) About ASEAN :- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional organization which was established to promote political and social stability amid rising tensions among the Asia-Pacific’s post-colonial states.
The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
8th August is observed as ASEAN Day.
ASEAN Secretariat – Indonesia, Jakarta.
Genesis of ASEAN
1967 – ASEAN was established with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by its founding fathers.
Founding Fathers of ASEAN are: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
8) UDID card can be used to register on CoWIN :- The Union Health Ministry on Monday asked the States
to include the Unique Disability Identification (UDID) card as a photo ID for registering on the CoWIN 2.0 portal for COVID-19 vaccination.
In a letter written to the States and the Union Territories, the Ministry said the UDID card, issued by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice.
It advised the States to widely publicise the use of UDID card for accessing vaccination.
9) CSE report :– The CSE’s State of Environment.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1980, CSE works as a think tank on environment-development issues in India, poor planning, climate shifts devastating India’s Sundarbans and advocates for policy changes and better implementation of the already existing policies.
10) SC urged to stop illegal adoption :- Petition said that due to covid -19 many children got orphaned and thus people and NGO’s are not following the Juvenile Justice Act 2015.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to intervene after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sounded the alarm on a spate of complaints about illegal adoption of COVID orphans through private individuals and organisations.
“The adoption of orphaned/ abandoned/ surrendered children is lawful only after the adoption procedure as given under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 is followed and the final adoption order is passed by the prescribed authority,”