TNPSC Bits 08.06.2021


  • Dr Patrick Amoth has been appointed as the Chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board, for a period of one year.
    • He is the acting Director-General for Health, Ministry of Health of Kenya.
  • Cannes Film Festival announced that Jodie Foster will receive Lifetime Achievement Palme d'Or at this year's festival.
    • Jodie Foster is a two-time Oscar winner.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG), in coordination with Sri Lankan authorities, engaged in fighting a major fire onboard in the Chemical laden container vessel MV X-Press Pearl.
    • This coordinated joint operation is named as Sagar Aaraksha-II.

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