THE EXAMS MADE SIMPLE: PIB and AIR News 2-3rd June, 2019

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PIB and AIR News 2-3rd June, 2019

1. Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019

  • In order to ensure smooth and flawless compliance of Copyright Act in the light of technological advancement in digital era and to bring them in parity with other relevant legislations, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India has now proposed to introduce the Copyright Amendment Rules, 2019
  • The copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules,2013. The Copyright Rules,2013 were last amended in 2016 through the Copyright Amendment Rules, 2016.

2. Financial Literacy Week 2019 organised by RBI

  • It will be observed from 3 June to 7 June
  • It is an annual initiative by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to promote awareness on key topics through a focused campaign.
  • The theme of Financial Literacy Week 2019 is ‘Farmers’ which focuses on how they can benefit by being a part of the formal banking system.
  • Measures: RBI’s Financial Education Initiative includes
    • The FAME (Financial Awareness Messages) booklet– which provides basic financial literacy messages for information of general public. 
    • Tailored financial literacy content developed by RBI which can be used by the trainers in financial literacy programmes primarily for five target groups namely Farmers, Small entrepreneurs, School children, Self Help Groups (SHG) and Senior Citizens. 
    • RBI has designed Audio visuals on “Basic Financial Literacy“, “Unified Payments Interface” (UPI) and “Going Digital” for the benefit of general public on topics relating to Financial Literacy


3. Italy’s Volcano Mount Etna erupts on Island of Sicily


  • With an elevation of 3,326 m (10,912 ft), it is the highest peak in Italy (south of Alps) and is the highest active volcano in Europe outside the Caucasus. 
  • It is also the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, other being Mount Vesuvius, near Naples and Mount Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands.
  • It is an active stratovolcano.
  • The United Nations has designated Mt. Etna as a Decade Volcano due to its history of recent activity and nearby population. 
  • In June 2013, it was added to the list of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites.


4. 14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia


  • The official agenda of meeting was to address ‘current issues in Muslim world’ and ‘recent developments in a number of OIC member states
  • Also, amid soaring tension between Iran and the US and its Gulf allies the OIC summit discussed the regional security issues. The Mecca summit supported Palestinians and backed Saudis in Iran standoff.
  • In December 2017, The United States President Donald Trump broke the decades of established protocol by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In May 2018 US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC):  It was established in 1969 by 24 member states and presently has 57 member states from four continents.
  • With a collective population of more than 1.8 billion, it is the second largest intergovernmental body after the United Nations (UN).
  • It has several significant non-Arab member states, like Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. The 22 members of the Arab League are also part of OIC. It has five observer members, including Russia and Thailand.
  • OIC states itself as ‘the collective voice of the Muslim world’ and works towards protecting interests of Muslim world.
  • OIC holds an Islamic Summit once every three years 
  • OIC has permanent delegations to the UN and the European Union (EU) . Its official languages are Arabic, English and French.


5. Liverpool beats Hotspur to win UEFA Champions League.
UEFA Champions League (UCL) It was founded in 1955 and is organised by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

6. UN Women

  • The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) is the UN’s agency focused on women empowerment and gender equality.
  • It was established in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and is headquartered in New York City, United States.
  • United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres recently appointed Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women.



7. Two-day Yoga Mahotsava being celebrated


  • Curtain Raiser for upcoming International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2019
  • Theme for IDY 2019 as ‘Yoga for Heart’.
  • To sensitize the masses for celebration of IDY 2019, this will be observed on 21 June.
  • The Yoga Mahotsav-2019 is being organised by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) under Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
  • On the occasion Ministry of AYUSH announced two Applications elated to International Day of Yoga 2019-
    •  Yoga Locator– which is specially designed for IDY to record and show Yoga events across the world. 
    • Bhuvan App – which has been designed in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It will provide geo time location and documentation during IDY 2019.

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