World Zoonoses Day is an important annual observance that aims to raise awareness about zoonotic diseases – infections that can spread from animals to humans. As we approach World Zoonoses Day 2024, it’s crucial to understand the significance of this day and how we can contribute to preventing these potentially dangerous diseases.

On July 6, 2024, cooperatives worldwide will celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives under the theme “Cooperatives Building a Better Future for All.” This special day highlights the crucial role cooperatives play in creating a sustainable future and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A 28-member Indian athletics team, led by men’s javelin throw defending champion Neeraj Chopra, will compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced on June 04. Chopra made history three years ago by becoming the first Indian track and field athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, that too a gold. This time, the Indian javelin throw ace will have Olympic debutant Kishore Jena for company in his pet event.

Indian army has inducted the first-ever indigenous chip-based 4G mobile base station, which it procured from Bangalore-based firm Signaltron through the government e-marketplace portal. Signaltron founder Himamshu Khasnis told PTI that the chip used in the Sahyadri LTE base stations has been developed by Signalchip.

Sopna Kallingal of Kallingal Plantation, Thrissur, received Spice Award 2024, instituted by ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research. The award has been given to her for her initiatives in enterprise diversification and integrated crop management strategies, promoting a sustainable spice-based cropping system.

President Droupadi Murmu presided over the Defence Investiture Ceremony-2024 (Phase-I) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, presenting Gallantry Awards to distinguished servicemen and women. President Murmu presented Gallantry Awards to recognize exceptional acts of bravery and service to the nation. The ceremony serves as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the bravery and dedication of India’s armed forces. It reinforces the nation’s commitment to valuing and supporting its military personnel.

State-owned life insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has redesignated its chairman Siddhartha Mohanty as chief executive officer and managing director with effect from 30 June 2024. It is not yet known if the life insurance company would appoint a new chairperson.

Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court, succeeding Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra who retired on December 28, 2023. His appointment was recommended by the Supreme Court collegium in December last year and officially announced by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on July 3.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched Bajaj Auto’s new bike, Freedom, the world’s first CNG motorcycle. He praised it as “eco-friendly” and “sustainable,” highlighting the significant issues of air, sound, and water pollution, and the high cost of fossil fuel imports in India.

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