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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Joined GPAI as founding member

India has joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as a founding member to support responsible and human-centric development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).



India ranked 6th as nuclear weapons increased since 2019; US tops: SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020

Published by  the “SIPRI Yearbook 2020-Armaments, Disarmament and International Security” of Swedish think tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

About SIPRI:
Chair– Ambassador Jan Eliasson
Director– Dan Smith
Headquarter– Stockholm, Sweden



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Dharmendra Pradhan Launched Nation’s 1st “Indian Gas Exchange”, an Online Delivery-Based Gas Trading Platform

”Indian Gas Exchange (IGX)” has been launched on the lines of Prime Minister’s vision to provide clean, affordable, sustainable and equitable supply of energy to every citizen.



India Builds First Ever Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab

India builds the first ever Infectious Disease Diagnostic Mobile Laboratory with the support of the Department of Bio-technology as a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.



BANKING & FINANCE

Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for MSMEs

Airtel Payments Bank launched ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

Features of ‘Suraksha Salary Account’– No minimum balance required & 2 covers insurance cover included namely: Hospicash Insurance, Personal Accidental insurance cover among others.

About Airtel Payments Bank:
Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Anubrata Biswas 



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

CBIC Chairman, M. Ajit Kumar launched ‘e-Office’ Application in all CGST  

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Chairman M. Ajit Kumar launched the e-Office application in over 500 CGST and customs officers across India, on 15th June at New Delhi.




India’s foreign exchange reserves cross $500 bn for the first time

In accordance with the weekly statistical data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s foreign reserves crossed the $500 billion mark as the nation had forex reserves of $501.7 billion as of June 5, 2020 a rise of $8.22 billion in a week. 



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Deccan Development Society won the Biodiversity Award of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The Deccan Development Society(DDS), Hyderabad Based non-governmental organisation won the Biodiversity award 2020 



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS       

PM CARES Fund Trustees appoints SARC & Associates as Auditor

About SARC & Associates:
Founder & Chairman– Sunil Kumar Gupta
Headquarters– New Delhi



ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS    

CCI Approves Acquisition by MacRitchie in 91Streets, Ascent and API

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition by MacRitchie Investments Pte.Ltd.(MacRitchie) in 91Streets Media Technologies Private Limited(91Streets),Ascent Health and Wellness Solutions Private Limited(Ascent) and API Holdings Private Limited (API) under section 31(1) of the competition Act, 2002.

About CCI:
Formed– October 2003
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Ashok Kumar Gupta


ENVIRONMENT

500 Year Old Temple Found Submerged in Mahanadi River of Odisha

Deepak Kumar Nayak, Project Assistant of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage(INTACH) with Rabindra Rana, heritage enthusiast of Odisha located the 500-year-old submerged temple in the Mahanadi river near Baideswar in Padmavati area, Cuttack.



New fish species ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A new species of fish‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ discovered in Arunachal Pradesh by Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Zoology, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat. 

About Arunachal Pradesh:
Capital– Itanagar
Chief Minister– Pema Khandu
Governor– B.D. Mishra 


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Family Remittances 2020: June 16 



Global Wind Day 2020 – June 15




STATE NEWS

Maharashtra signs 12 MoU’s with domestic and foreign companies for FDI worth Rs 16,030 crores: Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative

About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari



Manipur CM N. Biren Singh inaugurates three projects undertaken by PHED through VC

Public Health Engineering Department(PHED)

3 projects

i.Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-1 (9.53 million liters per day- MLD), Porompat, Imphal East 
ii.Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-1 (9 MLD) Iroisemba hilltop, Imphal West
iii.Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-1 (27 MLD), Lamphelpat, Imphal West



West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched “Karmo Bhumi”, a job portal to help IT professionals

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched Karmo Bhumi, a job portal to help Information Technology(IT) professionals who have lost their jobs after the outbreak of COVID-19 and returned to the state. The portal will enable them to get employment in the state. 
About West Bengal:
Capital– Kolkata
Governor– Jagdeep Dhankhar