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Top Current Affairs 4 June 2024
National Affairs

BJP-led NDA Secured Absolute Majority in Lok Sabha Elections

  • In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led NDA won 292 seats, secured an absolute majority on June 4, 2024.
  • All 543 Lok Sabha seats have results announced. Just the BJP has secured 240 seats. JD(U) has 12 seats, and Telugu Desam has 16.
  • The I.N.D.I.A. bloc has won 233 seats, 18 seats in the lower chamber of Parliament have been gained by others. 99 seats were won by the Congress.
  • Trinamool Congress won 29 seats, while the Samajwadi Party won 37. DMK was able to secure 22 seats.
  •  BJP leader and PM Narendra Modi, who is from Varanasi, Union Ministers Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, Om Birla from Kota, Arjun Ram Meghwal from Bikaner, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Jodhpur, and Jyotiraditya M. Scindia from Guna are among the notable candidates who have won.

 

India Created a World Record with 64.2 Crore Voters

  • According to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, 64.2 crore people had cast ballots in India's Lok Sabha elections, setting a new global record.
  • That the figure is 1.5 times greater than the combined votes of the G7 nations (the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Canada).
  • According to him, 31.2 crore women voted in the Lok Sabha elections, making it the largest number of female voters in history.
  •  In response to a query about holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Kumar stated that the polling process in J&K will shortly be initiated by the commission.
International Affairs

Financial Deal is Crucial as the World Warms by 2.7°C

  • According to Simon Stiell, the head of the UN Climate Programme global warming is expected to reach 2.7 °C, and there would be significant challenges in limiting it to 1.5°.
  • Simonss Stiell warned that without international cooperation organized by the UN, global warming would likely be unavoidable for the majority of humankind.
  •  It is anticipated to establish the climate negotiations' agenda for this year and initiate talks on a new financing target to replace the current one of $100 billion annually.
  • The purpose of the new financial objective is to channel greater funds toward urgently needed climate action in developing countries.

 

Palestinian State Recognized by Slovenia

  • Following a vote in parliament with 52 votes in favour, Slovenia officially recognized Palestine as an independent state on June 4, 2024.
  • Slovenia is now in the same category as Norway, Spain, and Ireland—all of which have recognized Palestine as of late.
  •  Israel was vehemently opposed to Slovenia's move, but Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon of Slovenia welcomed it as a positive step and emphasized the necessity of a 2-state solution to guarantee long-term peace in the Middle East.
  •  When Slovenia's government decided to recognize Palestine, the process got underway. After that, the resolution was sent to Parliament for a complete vote.
  •  The ongoing confrontation between Israel and Hamas, particularly the recent attacks on Rafah, has had a significant influence on politics in Slovenia.

 

‘Bridge of National Unity in Hungary’

  • A 700-m pedestrian bridge named the Bridge of National Unity was inaugurated on
    June 4, 2024.
  • This cable-stayed bridge, supported by 6 cable ropes, is one of the longest pedestrian bridges globally.
  • It follows the Czech Dolni Morava bridge, which stretches 721 meters. Constructed for four billion HUF (10 million euros) from the national budget, it did not use any European Union funds.
  • The bridge, connecting two nearby hills with a glass floor in the middle, is expected to enhance tourism in northeastern Hungary, near the Slovakia border.
  • The entrance fee is set at 5,000 HUF (12 euros) per person.
Economy and Banking

Health Insurance Claims are Streamlined using NHCX Platforms

  • A digital platform called NHCX was created by the National Health Authority (NHA) and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as of June 4, 2024.
  • The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, which attempts to streamline and expedite the process of filing a health insurance claim, encompasses this program.
  •  The idea for NHCX was made possible by the joint working group consisting of representatives from NHA and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
  • NHCX facilitates communication between "payers" (such as insurance companies and third-party administrators) and "providers" (such as hospitals and labs). Its objective is to simplify the process of filing insurance claims.
Science and Technology

Gati Shakti Vishwavidayalaya and Nokia Collaborated on 5G/6G Research

  • Nokia and Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya on June 4, 2024, team together to investigate 5G/6G uses in logistics and transportation.
  •  The goal of this partnership is to provide clever solutions and improve industry standards.
  •  The deal, which was signed by GSV Chancellor and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, intends to use Nokia's telecoms experience to improve several logistics and transportation-related areas.
  • GSV and Nokia will concentrate on researching 5G and 6G applications for land, air, and marine transportation.
  • Its main objective will be to aid in the creation of telecom industry standards for the transportation sector.
  •  Investigating potential smart manufacturing and automation solutions made possible by cutting-edge connectivity technology.
  •  Looking into how logistics and transportation operations may use generative AI (GenAI) and artificial intelligence (AI).
Sports Panorama

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will have Record Prize Money

  • With the champions expected to take home a record-breaking prize money of at least $2.45 million, the ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup as announced on June 4, 2024.
  •  The prize money for this incredible amount is the greatest in the tournament's history, adding even more prestige to the much sought-after trophy.
  • The runner-ups will take home a large sum of at least $1.28 million in addition to the championship glory, while the losing semi-finalists will split a substantial $787500 between them.
  • The tournament's grand prize pool of an astounding $11.25 million guarantees that even the teams that are unable to progress past the Super 8s phase will get substantial compensation.
Person in News

Priyanka Jarkiholi

  • In a significant victory, Congress candidate Priyanka Jarkiholi defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Annasaheb Jolle in the Chikkodi district on June 4, 2024.
  •  The BJP won all but one of the seats in the Mumbai-Karnataka region, making this victory significant. Priyanka set numerous milestones with her recent election victory.
  •  At 27 years and 1 month, she is among the youngest members of Parliament. She is also the first woman from a tribal background to be elected from the Karnataka legislature.
  • This is comparable to the actions taken by Kotturu Hariharappa Ranganath during his tenure as a Chitradurga Lok Sabha member from 1984-89.
State Affairs

Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Won BJP and SKM

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) emerged as the obvious winners In the just-ended legislative assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, respectively.
  • The Election Commission of India reported that the SKM won a stunning 31 out of 32 seats in Sikkim and that the BJP won an astounding 46 out of 60 seats in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Under the direction of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) pulled off an incredible comeback in Sikkim, winning a resounding majority with 31 of the 32 assembly seats.
  • Compared to the 17 seats the party held in the previous assembly, this was a major increase. 
  • The BJP came back to power for a third term in a row with the victory in Arunachal Pradesh, which was a historic moment.
  •  Between 2019 - 2024, their vote share increased significantly, from 50.9% - 54.8%. The BJP had won 41 seats in the previous assembly election, which took place in 2019.

 

New Record of NOTA in Madhya Pradesh

  • In Madhya Pradesh, None of the Above, (NOTA), set a new record in Indore for the Lok Sabha election results on June 4, 2024.
  •  As is the first time in the nation's electoral history that NOTA has garnered as many votes. As of right now, 1 lakh 55 thousand votes have been cast for NOTA.
  • In the meantime, Indore-based BJP candidate Shankar Lalwani is expected to break all previous records with a victory margin of about 7 lakh votes.
  •  Gopalganj in Bihar currently holds the record for the highest NOTA in the nation. NOTA received 51660 votes in the 2019 election.
  •  In the May 13 polling in Indore, out of a total of 25 lakh 27 thousand votes were cast and 61.75% of people voted.

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