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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

At 26th position, Bengaluru Becomes India’s Only City in Top 30 Global Startup Ecosystems Ranking 2020 Released by Startup Genome

According to the report, ‘Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2020; the New Normal for the Global Startup Economy and the Impact of COVID-19’ released by Startup GenomeBangalore has become the only city in the country to be included in the world’s top-30 startup ecosystem ranking & placed 26th position. At the same time, the nation’s capital Delhi has been ranked 36th in the list.


THE Young University Ranking 2020 with 2 Indian Institutes in top 100

 The Times Higher Education(THE) released THE Young University Rankings 2020 for the universities which are 50 years old or younger. 
Two Indian Institutes secured their ranks in the top 100 with IIT Ropar, the best 12year old  institutes of India at 62nd rank and IIT Indore at 64th rank.


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

MoS of Defence Shri Shripad Naik Inaugurates Two-day Defence Conclave 2020 in Gujarat

Minister of State (MoS) of Defence Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated the two days ‘Defence Conclave 2020’ in Gujarat through video conferencing. The conclave was jointly organised by Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Gujarat and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers(SIDM).

About Gujarat:
Capital: Gandhinagar
Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani
Governor: Acharya Devvrat

Government Introduced New Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) Scheme w.e.f July 1, 2020

On June 26, 2020, the Government has notified the new Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) Scheme in place of 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018, with effect from July 1, 2020.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, one is yet to be appointed).

Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts E-Launched by Rattan Lal Kataria

To celebrate “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on the theme Better knowledge for better care, Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment has virtually launched “Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts” from New Delhi. 

Shri Mandaviya Inaugurates India’s 1st ever Virtual ‘Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020’ organised by FICCI

The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge) and Chemicals & Fertilisers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya has launched webinar of India’s first 5-day long virtual exhibition and conference, ‘Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020’ (VHHE), organised by FICCI and supported by Ministry of AYUSH with the aim to create a self-reliant ecosystem in the Pharmaceuticals and Health & Hygiene Sector by increasing domestic production.

BANKING & FINANCE

PhonePe Partnered with ICICI Bank on UPI multi-bank model

Flipkart-owned PhonePe announced that  it has partnered with ICICI Bank on the Unified Payments Interface(UPI) multi-bank model.

SIDBI Set Up ‘Swavalamban Crisis Responsive Fund’ to Facilitate Free Onboarding of MSMEs on TReDS platform

About SIDBI:
Headquarters– Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman & Managing Director– Mohammad Mustafa


SOLV partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to Launch Credit Card for MSMEs

SOLV, a B2B (business to business) digital platform for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), has launched a tailor-made credit card in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, India. 

World Bank Grants $500 Million to Bangladesh For Cross Country Road Projects

World Bank (WB) has sanctioned $ 500 million for “Western Economic Corridor and Regional Enhancement (WeCARE) Phase I project” to improve road connectivity in Bangladesh’s Jashore-Jhenaidah corridor, which consists of four western districts to connect with the capital Dhaka as well as with India and Bhutan.
About World Bank:
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States
President– David Malpass

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS      

Himachal Pradesh panchayati raj department wins 1st prize under e-Panchayat Puraskars 2020 for effective use of e-applications

Himachal Pradesh panchayati raj department wins 1st prize under  e-Panchayat Puraskars 2020.
For effective implementation of e-applications, developed by the central government & other applications developed by the state government. The prize will be given by Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

6 District Hospitals of J&K wins Kayakalap Award for their Achievement in Health Sector

 6 Districts hospitals(DH) of the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir won the Kayakalap Award for their achievements in the health sector and secured positions in the best hospital category 2019-2020.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan web portal

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers welfare, launched a web portal of the  Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan(GKRA) through video conferencing from New Delhi.

Indian Navy Inducts Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’ Indigenously Developed by DRDO labs-NPOL & NSTL

Indian Navy has inducted an Advanced Torpedo Decoy System (ATDS) namely ‘Maareech’ that is capable of being fired from all frontline warships. 

Astronomers of RedDots Team Discovered Super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c Near Red Dwarf 

In the research of The RedDots team of Astronomers led by the University of Göttingen, Germany detected two super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c orbiting around the Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. 

About University of Göttingen:
President- Reinhard Jahn
Location– Germany


Russia is Set to Take First Tourists on Space Walk in 2023

Russia’s Space Corporation RSC Energia(S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) in contract with Space Adventures of US announced that it is set to take its first tourist on space walk in 2023.

SPORTS

New Zealand Cricketer Rachel Priest Announces Retirement from International Cricket

About New Zealand:
Capital– Wellington
Currency– New Zealand Dollar(NZD)
Prime Minister– Jacinda Ardern

IMPORTANT DAYS

Micro-, Small and Medium – Sized Enterprises Day 2020 – June 27



STATE NEWS

IAS Officer Vini Mahajan Becomes Punjab’s First Woman Chief Secretary

The Punjab government appointed 1987 batch Indian Administrative Service(IAS)  Officer Vini Mahajan as the Chief Secretary, by which she becomes the 1st woman to hold this post. 

About Punjab:
Capital– Chandigarh
Chief minister– Amarinder Singh
Governor– V. P. Singh Badnore

Chhattisgarh becomes the 1st state to launch “Godhan Nyay Yojana” , to Procure Cow Dung From Livestock Owners

Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh announced the launch of “Godhan Nyay Yojana” through an online press conference to promote animal husbandry and make it a commercially profitable practice and to procure the cow dung from the farmers at a fixed rate.

The Adarsh Police stations scheme will be launched in Chhattisgarh. It will develop the police stations in the state as Ideal Police stations.
Certain parameters were set by the government & if the Police station meets the criteria then it will be rewarded.