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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Narendra Singh Tomar virtually launched ‘Shakar Mitra’ scheme to provide paid internship to the Youth; NCDC initiative  

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister inaugurated a Sahakar Mitra Scheme Internship Program(SIP) an initiative of the NCDC(National Cooperative Development Corporation ).


Shipping Ministry approved revised cost estimates of Rs. 123.95 cr for Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Ministry of Shipping has approved the Revised Cost estimate of Rs. 123.95 crore for the project “Extension of Dry Dock-II at a marine dockyard including supply, installation and commissioning of Dry Dock Pumps and accessories in Port Blair, South Andaman” for augmenting Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.


First in the world: Indian Railways runs Double-Stack Container Train in OHE electrified region

Indian railways created a benchmark by setting a new world history on the successful running of the first  Double-decker Container Train with a contact wire of 7.57-metre height.
ii.In the high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified territory on the western railway from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat.


NHAI Becomes First Fully Digitalised Organisation in Construction Sector

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways becomes the first Organisation in the Construction Sector to become fully digitalised utilising the cloud and artificial intelligence powered by the Data Lake, a Big Data Analytic platform and Project Management softwares.

3 Member high-level committee set up by the Petroleum Ministry to inquire the Assam oil well disaster. 

3-member  high-level committee was formed by the Petroleum Ministry to inquire the disaster at Oil India Ltd well in Assam.

The panel will be headed by  Director General of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), SCL Das 


Madhya Pradesh becomes the top wheat procurer; pumps Rs 25,000 crores to boost farmers


MP becomes India’s largest wheat procurer in the year 20-21 surpassing Punjab

MP also produced the most wheat about 30 million tonnes this year.


BANKING & FINANCE

RBI bars People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans, accepting deposits for 6 months

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has restricted People’s Co-operative Bank located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) from granting fresh loans and accepting deposits for six months from June 10, 2020, due to its weak financial position. The bank is barred from selling, transferring or disposing any of its properties or assets.

  • Also no withdrawal of amount across all savings bank or current accounts or any other account of a depositor will be allowed from the co-operative bank.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Global trade to decline further by 27% in Q2 after 5% decline in first quarter: UNCTAD’s report

About United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Secretary-General- Mukhisa Kituyi


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

India remains at 108 in FIFA rankings, Belgium tops


Indian-American Soil Scientist Dr. Rattan Lal Honoured as 2020 World Food Prize Laureate

76-year-old Indian-American Soil scientist, Dr. Rattan Lal received the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate (250,000 USD – Rs. 1.89 crore) for developing and mainstreaming a soil centric approach to increase food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Kerala Startup ties up with SCTIMST to launch IoT based BIN-19 & UV SPOT: COVID-19

Kerala Startup VST Mobility Solutions, has launched Internet of Things(IoT) based(facility that works without any human touch) automated mask disposal machine “BIN-19” & “UltraViolet(UV) SPOT”, a UV light-based multipurpose disinfector in association with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology(SCTIMST).


OBITUARY

Former Member of Planning Commission, A.Vaidyanathan, Passed Away at 88


Tamil Nadu legislator Anbazhagan passes away at 61


BOOKS & AUTHORS

“Lockdown Liaisons: Leaving and Other Stories” Authored by Shobha De

Writer and Columnist Shobha De’s new collection of stories titled “Lockdown Liaisons: Leaving and Other Stories” a book reflecting the impacts of COVID-19 on human lives published by Simon & Schuster India


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day Against Child Labour 2020 – June 12

Theme of 2020: “COVID-19: Protect children from labour, now more than ever”.

Green Mizoram Day 2020: June 11

About Mizoram:
Capital–  Aizawl
Chief Minister-Pu zoramthanga
National Parks(NP)– Murlen NP, Phawngpui NP


STATE NEWS

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’ through video conference

Financial assistance– This scheme provides financial assistance of Rs 1000 per month(pm) to boys, Rs 1200 pm to girls & children studying 8th, 9th and 10th will be given Rs 6000 per annum along with a monthly incentive.
About UP:
Capital– Lucknow
Governor– Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel


Odisha becomes 1st state in India to receive ISO certification for tribal hostels

Odisha became the first State in India to receive prestigious ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015 certification for its 44 tribal hostels of Keonjhar (32 hostels ) and Sambalpur (12 hostels) districts improving their overall infrastructure and standards under Mission Suvidya.


Hyderabad City Security Council along with Hyderabad City Police launches a programme ‘STREE’ for women 

Hyderabad City Security Council(HCSC) along with Hyderabad City Police launched “She Triumphs through Respect, Equality, and Empowerment(STREE)”, a programme to support and empower women victims of domestic violence and abuse.


Aadhaar-based online ‘Insta Saving Bank Account’ relaunched: SBI

The State Bank of India (SBI) has relaunched ‘SBI Insta Saving Bank Account’,an Aadhaar-based instant digital savings account for customers using the Yono platform, which will offer a complete paperless and instant digital savings account opening with just PAN and Aadhaar number.