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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

45.8 million Women Missing in India Over the Past 50 Years: UNFPA Report

According to the report, “State of World Population 2020: Against my will – Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality”, which focuses on gender biased sex selection (GBSS) and female genital mutilation (FGM), released by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), India accounts for 45.8 million of the world’s 142.6 million “missing females” over the past 50 years & it has the highest number of missing women after China (72.3 million).

About United Nations Population Fund UNFPA:
Headquarters– New York,United States
Executive Director– Dr. Natalia Kanem



BANKING & FINANCE

GoI and World Bank Sign Agreement to Increase Access to Affordable Housing in Tamil Nadu

The World Bank and the government of India signed an agreement along with the Government of Tamil Nadu to help the low-income groups in the state of Tamil Nadu to get access to affordable housing.


Agreements signed:- 
Legal agreements of two projects were signed to strengthen the state’s housing sector policies, institutions, and regulations.
  • First Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Programme worth $200 million (Rs 1,510 crore),
  • Tamil Nadu Housing and Habitat Development Project worth $50 million (Rs 377 crore).

Swiggy in Partnership with ICICI Bank Launches an Industry- First Instant Digital Wallet, ‘Swiggy Money’

Swiggy has launched its own digital wallet, ‘Swiggy Money’ in partnership with ICICI Bank to enable a ‘single-click checkout experience’ on its platform. It is an industry- first instant digital wallet. 


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Harsimrat Kaur Badal virtually launched Rs 10,000 cr PM-FME Scheme; Operation Greens scheme extended to 18 more fruits, vegetables

As a part of Rs 20 Lakh crore “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” to tackle the COVID-19 impact, Minister for Food Processing Industries (FPI) Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched Centrally Sponsored Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme named “Sapno ki Udaan” to be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25.


Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates Asia’s First Continuous Rebar Production Facility in Punjab

About Ministry of Steel:
Minister– Dharmendra Pradhan
Minister of State– Faggan Singh Kulaste



Government bans 59 Chinese mobile apps prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 has decided to ban 59 apps due to their activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

It should be noted that all of the blocked apps are Chinese including popular ones such as TikTok, Helo, WeChat, UC Browser, Shareit and CamScanner.

About Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY):
Union Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad (Constituency- Patna Sahib, Bihar)
Minister of State (MoS) Sanjay Dhotre


Nitin Gadkari publicized consolidated notification for classification and registration of MSME; MSME named as Udyam

About Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises:
Nitin Gadkari constituency– Nagpur, Maharashtra
Minister of State (MoS)– Pratap Chandra Sarangi


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       

Former RBI Governor Chakravarthi Rangarajan Receives the First Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis Award on National Statistics Day

On 29th June 2020, On account of National Statistics Day The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) presented the first Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics’2020 to Dr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India for his contribution to the National Statistical System(NSS).



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS       

KK Venugopal Reappointed as Attorney General of India for a Year & Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General for 3 Years

The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of senior advocate  K.K. Venugopal as Attorney General of India for a year, whose 3 year tenure ends in June 2020.


Gudni Johannesson Re-elected as President of Iceland

About Iceland:-
Capital: Reykjavik
Currency: Icelandic Krona


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches NOC issuance portal for power, oil and gas projects

Defence minister Rajnath Singh launches a online Portal for issue of No Objection Certificate(NOC) for power projects and research, survey, exploration and Exploitation(RSEE) and activities in the Indian Territorial Waters (TW) and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),  in the presence of Minister of state for Defence Shri Shripad Y Naik.
Portal: https://ncog.gov.in/modnoc/home.html

About Ministry of Defence:-
Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh
Union Minister of Defence: Shri Shripad Y Naik


Kiran Rijiju Launches NADA App to Help Athletes Stay Updated on Banned Substances

The first mobile app for the National Anti-Doping Agency was released by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The initiative is an important step towards dope free sports, providing updates about the banned substances and their use.

About National Anti-Doping Agency:-
Headquarters: New Delhi
CEO: Navin Agarwal
Motto: ‘Play Fair’



Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Launches Webportal for Street Vendors loan scheme ‘PMSVANidhi’

Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary of Housing & Urban Affairs has rolled out the Beta version webportal for street vendors loan scheme Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors’ AtmaNirbhar Nidhi –PMSVANidhi (http://pmsvanidhi.mohua.gov.in/) developed by SIDBI to provide end-to-end solutions for scheme management.



SPORTS

Nitin Menon Becomes the 3rd Indian & Youngest Umpire to Enter ICC Elite Panel 

 Nitin Menon(36 years old) from India became the youngest member of the International Cricket Council’s(ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires



Liverpool wins the top-flight title in 2020 Premier League Championship 

Liverpool won its 19th top-flight title of the 2020 Premier League Championship football tournament after Manchester City lost to Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Parliamentarism 2020: June 30




International Asteroid Day 2020 – June 30




STATE NEWS

Maharashtra CM Launches ‘Platina’, World’s Largest Convalescent Plasma Therapy-Cum-Trial Project

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched the world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial  project, ‘Platina’ to treat COVID-19 patients, through video conference at Nagpur’s government medical college.

About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari


Arvind Kejriwal Launched India’s First Plasma Bank for COVID-19 Treatment

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal launched India’s first Plasma Bank for the treatment of the patients tested positive for coronavirus.



Madhya Pradesh launches “Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya” scheme 

Principal Secretary Rashmi Arun Shami launched “Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya” over a virtual platform to maintain academic regularity of the students during the Lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme will start from 6th July 2020.
Department of School Education(M.P.):
Minister– Prabhu Ram Choudhary
Principal Secretary– Rashmi Arun Shami


Goa Government Allots Land to 49 MSME Units to Set Up India’s First Marine Cluster

The Government of Goa allotted land to a consortium of 49 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) units to set up India’s first Marine Cluster, Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa provided 14,380 square Metres of land to set up the Common Facility centre.



Karnataka Chief Minister Launches a Portal, ‘Skill Connect Forum’ to Connect Job Seekers and Employers

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa launched a portal, ‘Skill Connect Forum’ to connect job seekers(skilled workers) and employers(private entrepreneurs) on a common platform. The portal provides information on available jobs and those who need job.


Madhya Pradesh to launch ‘Kill Corona’ campaign

In order to control the spread of Covid-19, Madhya Pradesh has decided to launch a 15-day campaign called ‘Kill Corona’ from July 1, 2020.This campaign includes door-to-door surveys and tests would also be done on citizens for other diseases.