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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

R. K. Singh launches pan-India Real Time Market in electricity through VC

Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), R. K. Singh launched pan-India Real Team Market(RTM) in electricity through video conference in New Delhi, which has positioned Indian electricity market in the league of few electricity markets in the world, which have a RTM.



MEITY launched 3 new schemes worth Rs 50,000 cr to boost electronic manufacturing in India


These schemes will contribute in achieving a USD 1 Trillion digital economy and a USD 5 Trillion GDP by 2025
The three schemes are:
  • Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing,
  • Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) 
  • Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme

Expert Committees on Rationalization of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies submitted report to MIB

Both committees were headed by Bimal Julka for rationalisation and professionalisation of film institutes.

About Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:
Union Minister– Prakash Javadekar
Secretary– Amit Khare


MoD places orders with OFB to supply 156 upgraded tanks worth of Rs 1,094 crore for Army

The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Telangana’s Medak, to supply 156 BMP 2/2k Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) worth Rs 1,094 crore for the Indian army. There are plans to induct these advanced feature vehicles into the army by 2023.

About Ministry of Defence:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State– Shripad Yesso Naik


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO Launched ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ for equal access to Life-saving Tech

The COVID-19 (Technology) Access Pool or C-TAP which was mooted by President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) during an event co-hosted by WHO and Costa Rica on May 29, 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland.

About WHO:
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland 

About Costa Rica:
President– Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Capital– San Jose
Currency– Costa Rican colon



BANKING & FINANCE

DBS Bank India partners with TCIL to facilitate real time payments for truck drivers by  DBS RAPID solution

DBS Bank India partnered with Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL)to facilitate real time payments for truck drivers by DBS RAPID(Real Time Application Program Interface-APIs by DBS) solution to enable them to receive payments instantly. 

About DBS Group:
Headquarters– Singapore
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Director– Piyush Gupta 
About DBS Bank India Limited:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashthra
Managing Director(MD) and CEO– Surojit Shome 
About TCIL:
Corporate Office– Gurgaon, Haryana
Chairman and MD– D P Agarwal


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

South African Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins 2020 Christophe Mérieux Prize


Indian writer Kritika Pandey wins regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize

Kritika Pandey, a 29-year-old Indian Writer from Ranchi, was announced as the winner of regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize for her story “The Great Indian Tee and Snakes”.



SEEDS, an Indian NGO wins ‘World No Tobacco Day Award 2020’: WHO

The World Health Organization(WHO) has accorded the World No Tobacco Day Award 2020 to Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society(SEEDS), an Indian non-governmental organization(NGO).

About SEEDS:
Head Office– New Delhi, India
Regional Office– Patna, Bihar
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan
Minister of State– Ashwini KumarChoubey



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS   

Uday Kotak Take over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President 

The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) announced its new office bearers for 2020-2021. Uday Kotak, Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank succeeds Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar System and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor as the new President of CII.
About CII:
HQ- New DelhiPresident- Uday Kotak
Vice President- Sanjiv Bajaj


Virendra Nath Datt took additional charge as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited

Shri Virendra Nath Datt has taken over the additional charge as chairman and managing director (CMD) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). He has been director (marketing) of the company since October 2018.

About National Fertilizers Limited (NFL):
Headquarters– Noida,Uttar Pradesh



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SANSA & NASA collaborates to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond

The South African National Space Agency(SANSA) has partnered with National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) to host a deep-space ground station to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. 

South Africa became the 4th country(4th site)after the United States of America, Spain and Australia to host a deep space ground station.

About NASA:
Headquarters– Washington, United States.
Administrator– James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine 
About SANSA:
Headquarters– Gauteng, South Africa
Chief Executive Officer– Valanathan Munsami


Rare ‘first of its kind’ Trojan asteroids called 2019 LD2 detected near Jupiter’s Orbit by astronomers at the “ATLAS” Institute of Astronomy 

Astronomers at Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii’s discovered a rare space object.

About Project ATLAS
ATLAS is an asteroid impact early warning system being developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. It consists of two telescopes, 100 miles apart, which automatically scan the whole sky several times every night looking for moving objects.  
Project Head– Dr John Tonry



ENVIRONMENT

ASI team discovers 1100-year-old Shiva lingam in Vietnam during temple excavation

A 4-member team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered a 1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shiva lingam, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva, at the Cham Temple Complex located in My Son Sanctuary of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.
About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Director General– Smt. V Vidyavathi


SPORTS

Kiren Rijiju launches 25 day Khelo India Community Coach Development programme




OBITUARY

Former Pakistan’s First-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh passed away at 51 due to COVID-19





IMPORTANT DAYS

World Bicycle Day 2020 – June 3




International Sex Workers Day 2020 – June 2

Every year June 2nd is celebrated as the International Sex Workers Day ensure that the sex workers enjoy the same rights as all the other human beings and tackle the abuse and trafficking problems.


STATE NEWS

Kerala announces K-FON to provide free internet by December 2020, first state to declare internet as a fundamental right 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on a Rs.1500 crore Kerala Fiber Optic Network(K-FON) project executed by the association of  Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL), RailTel Corporation(Public sector companies) andSRIT and LS Cables(Private sector companies) to provide free internet access for the poor by December 2020 and become the first state to declare the internet as a fundamental right of the citizen.
About Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL):
Chairman & MD- M V Gowtama
Established- 1954
Headquarters- Bangalore, Karnataka
About RailTel:
Chairman & MD- Puneet Chawla
Established- 2000
Headquarters- New Delhi




Kondapochamma Sagar project inaugurated by Telangana CM 

About Telanga
Capital– Hyderabad 
Governor– Tamilisai Soundararajan