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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Committed USD 10 mn to UNRWA Over Next 2 Years During Extraordinary Virtual Ministerial Pledging Conference 

During an Extraordinary Virtual Ministerial Pledging Conference for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), India has announced a contributing United States (US) $10 million towards UNRWA over the coming two years.


China to join the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty to regulate its arms sales


China announced that it has decided to join the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN-ATT) to regulate its arms sales. The decision was made during a three-day meeting which was held from 18-20 June of the top lawmaking committee in China- Legislative Affairs Committee.

Covid-19 to Push 120 Million Children into Poverty in South Asian Region : UNICEF Report

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released its first report focusing on the South Asian region on the impacts of COVID-19 on children states that around 240 million children are classified as poor and the current COVID-19 situation will affect an additional 120 million children, a total of 360 million children will be pushed into poverty and food insecurity in the next 6 months.

About UNICEF:
Executive Director– Henrietta Fore
Headquarters– New York, United States of America
About UN:
Secretary General– António Guterres
Headquarters– New York, United States of America


India Became 12th Largest Holder of US govt Securities with Holdings of $157.4 bn in April end 2020; Japan tops

In accordance with the data from the United States (US) Treasury Department, India became the 12th largest holder of US government securities at the end of April, 2020 with holdings of worth $157.4 billion, which has increased marginally by $0.9 billion in comparison to March month’s $156.5 billion.


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

MSMEs Launches Funding Scheme “Distressed Assets Fund–Sub-ordinate Debt for MSMEs” to Help the Distressed MSME Sector

Nitin Gadkari(Minister of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) launched the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Sub-ordinate debt(CGSSD) which is also called the “Distressed Assets Fund–Sub-ordinate Debt for MSMEs” to provide Rs 20000 crore guarantee cover to two lakh MSMEs. 

About MSME:
Minister of MSME: Nitin Gadkari
Minister of State (Independent Charge): Giriraj Singh


India Retains its Position as 3rd-largest Economy on PPP basis for 2017; China Tops: World Bank Data

India has followed China (16.4%) and the United States-US (16.3%) which ranked 1st and 2nd respectively.


BANKING & FINANCE

World’s First Gold-backed US Digital Gold Currency Launched in India, GCC, Middle East and Africa by IBMC

IBMC Financial Professionals Group in partnership with US Gold Currency Inc and Blockfills introduced the world’s first monetary gold-backed US Gold digital currency in India, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Middle East and Africa. It was launched from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a specially designed IBMC Hybrid Event in the virtual presence of officials from the US Gold Currency, Asia-Africa Development Council, GSEF and Blockfills USA.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21, bounce back in FY22: Ind-Ra

About Ind-Ra:
It is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Fitch Group.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Director (MD)– Rohit Karan Sawhney
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Gulabbai Sangamnerkar & Madhuvanti Dandekar to get Lifetime Achievement Award: Maharashtra

i.Maharashtra Culture Minister Amit Deshmukh announced that Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award 2018-19 will be conferred upon the senior tamasha (folk art) artist, Gulabbai Sangamnerkar.
ii.Sangeetacharya Annasaheb Kirloskar musical theatre lifetime achievement award will be given to Veteran theatre actress-singer Madhuvanti Dandekar.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS   

Adani Power to Acquire US-based AES Corporation’s 49% Equity Stake in Odisha Power Generation Corporation for Rs 1,019 crore

Adani Power Ltd (APL) has signed an agreement to acquire the 49% of stake(a total of 89,30,237 equity shares) in Odisha Power Generation Corporation(OPGC) from the affiliates of the US-based global energy company, AES Corporation(AES) for USD 135 million (around Rs 1,019 crore).


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

HRD Ministry Launches YUKTI 2.0 for Higher Education Institutes

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, launched “YUKTI 2.0”, a platform to support the startups incubated in the institutes of higher education over the virtual platform.


SPORTS

World Karate Federation provisionally de-recognised the Karate Association of India

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has provisionally de-recognised the Karate Association of India(KAI) with immediate effect from June 21 for infighting and violating the WKF statutes during its 2019 elections.


OBITUARY

Batman,Hollywood Director Joel Schumacher passed away



Former Karnataka Basketball Player K Raghunath Passed Away at 74





STATE NEWS

Government of Haryana and Reliance Jio TV partners to educate 52 Lakh students

Kanwar Pal, Education Minister of Haryana announced that The Government of Haryana under the Chief Minister’s Distance Education Programme signed an agreement with Reliance Jio TV to benefit around 52 lakh rural students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Haryana:
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar
Capital– Chandigarh



Rajasthan Government to Launch ‘Indira Rasoi Yojna’

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot announced ‘Indira Rasoi Yojna’ (Indira kitchen scheme), to provide pure nutritious food to the poor twice a day at concessional rates. A sum of Rs 100 crore will be spent every year on this scheme.This yojna has been created in memory of great leader Indhira Gandhi.


Tripura Government to launch ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ for school students

Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that, ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’(Play little, Study little’), an initiative for school students upto class VIII will be launched on June 25. 


Jharkhand to Launch Employment Guarantee Scheme for Urban Poor

Jharkhand is set to launch a 100-day employment scheme “Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK (Shahri Rozgar Manjuri For Kamgar) Yojna” to enhance the livelihood and security of urban poor. This scheme is in line with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
About Jharkhand:
Governor– Draupodi Murmu
Chief Minister– Hemant Soren 
Capital– Ranchi


Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Introduces Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme for Women Empowerment

 The Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited(MPMKVVCL) introduced the Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme for women empowerment. Under this scheme, women Self-Help Groups at Gram Panchayat level will act as Nishtha Vidyut Mitra.