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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.

Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain of ENC inaugurates a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Complex in Vizag

Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, flag officer commander in chief of the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) inaugurated a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) complex in Vishakapattanam. 


Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand & West Bengal



Govt approves Rs 1280 cr for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Madhya Pradesh

Government of India approved Rs 572 Crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Jharkhand


HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal releases 5th edition of NIRF Rankings 2020; IIT Madras tops the list of ‘overall category’


The Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has virtually released 5th edition of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020, which accounted 5805 institutes for the ranking based on 10 categories namely- Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Dental Architecture, and Law.


Gir Sanctuary Gujarat’s Asiatic Lion population  risen to 29% in 5 years; “Poonam Avlokan” survey


The population of the Asiatic lion at the Gir sanctuary in Gujarat was surveyed with the help of Poonam Avlokan exercise, which showed an increase in the Lion population to 29% in 2020 from 27% in 2015 Also, the distribution area of the lions was also increased to 36% from 22,000sq Km in 2015 to 30,000 sq Km in 2020.


‘Turant customs’ a flagship programme launched in Bangaluru and Chennai by CBIC


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) launched a flagship programme, “Turant customs” at Bengaluru and Chennai to have a technology-supported faster clearance of imported goods for the ease of doing business.

It will eliminate routine interface with the Customs officers and provide uniform assessment across the country that would benefit the importers also allowing a paperless transaction.

Rs. 4000cr allocated to State Governments under Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) component of PMKSY for FY 2020-21

The Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has allocated Rs. 4000 cr to the state governments under PMKSY- PDMC which focuses on the effective use of water at farm level through Micro Irrigation technologies viz. Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems.
ii.For Micro Irrigation Fund a corpus of Rs. 5000 crore has been created with NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).


NFL signs MoU with ITI Nangal to train youths under Dual System of Training Scheme

In a big boost to the ‘Skill India’ initiative of the Government of India, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL),a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) works under the Ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) Nangal (Punjab) to train youths in 12 trades under Dual System of Training Scheme.
About National Fertilizers Limited (NFL):Head Office– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman and MD- Mr. Virendra Nath Datt

MHRD & Fit India collaborates to produce series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India


The Department of School Education and Literacy under Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has collaborated with Fit India(flagship programme of sports ministry) under the ”Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” initiative to produce a series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India.
Aim of the series– To create awareness about indigenous games & the culture and heritage of their respective states.

India to set up first coal trading exchange

As India is the world’s second-largest producer of coal, it has decided to set up its first coal trading platform -a sort of ‘Coal exchange’, where a large number of sellers and buyers can get together to trade coal as a commodity.

About Coal India Limited (CIL):
Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
Chairman-cum-Managing-Director (MD)- Pramod Agarwal


56 schools destroyed in 2015 earthquake to be reconstructed in Nepal by Govt. of India



The Embassy of India and the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of the Ministry of Education, Nepal signed 7 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for re-building 56 higher secondary schools.

About Nepal
President- Bidhya Devi Bhandari 
Capital– Kathmandu 
Currency– Nepalese rupee (1INR= 1.60 Nepalese Rupee)

FSSAI State food safety index for 2019-20 released during webinar; Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh topped in large state, small state and union Territories respectively


About FSSAI:
Chairperson– Ms Rita Teaotia
Chatbot– Food Funda
Headquarter– New Delhi


Dr. Jitendra Singh launched COVID BEEP app, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients

“COVID BEEP”is an acronym for Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod.


Western Coalfields Ltd opened 3 new coal mines for Rs 849 cr; 100 MT coal production target by FY26-27



The three mines are Adasa Mine, an underground to open cast mine, in Nagpur Area of Maharashtra, Sharda underground Mine in Kanhan Area and Dhankasa underground mine in Pench Area of Madhya Pradesh.

Task Force formulated to examine matters pertaining to age of motherhood, and related issues; headed by Ms. Jaya Jaitly

The Task Force will be provided secretarial assistance by the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and will submit its report by 31st July, 2020.

About NITI Aayog:
Formulation– 2015
Chairperson– Narendra Modi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant
Headquarter– New Delhi




CSIR and Atal Innovation Mission sign a Letter of Intent to foster Innovation in India

This partnership will support world class start-ups through CSIR Incubators under AIM initiatives and jointly work on new models of innovation, including setting up of CSIR Innovation Parks.

About CSIR:
Headquarter– New Delhi
President– Prime Minister of India i.e. Narendra Modi
About AIM:
It was mooted by a Think Tank at the Niti Aayog, and approved by the Cabinet on Feb 24th 2016. 
Mission Director– Anil Sahasrabudhe


“Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative by the EESL and USAID

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) to launch the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” under the Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency (MAITREE) program. 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

QS ‘World University Ranking 2021’ 17th edition ; 3 Indian Institutes among top 200







i.QS ( Quacquarelli Symonds ) is a global education analyst that released the 17th edition of the QS World University Rankings 2021.
ii.This year only 3 Institutions from India were among the top two-hundred ranks.
Indian Institutes Ranking in Top 200
  • IIT Bombay grabbed the top spot at rank 172
  • IISc Bengaluru was at the 185th spot
  • IIT Delhi was ranked 193 in the globe.

Top institute 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) - USA

Mercer’s 26th Annual ‘Cost of Living Survey 2020 ‘: Mumbai ranks 60th globally, 19th in Asia



Mercer released its 26th Annual Cost of Living Survey 2020. From India, Mumbai city has been ranked 60th most expensive city globally and also 19th in Asia. Mumbai is the only Indian city ranked in the top 100. Hongkong tops the list globally.

India ranked 56th safest country in the world from Covid- 19:Report

As per the report of Deep Knowledge Group’s safest country in the world from covid- 19, India ranked 56th position in a list of 200 countries,while Switzerland has been found to be the safest place on earth from the ongoing covid-19 pandemic followed by Germany and Israel.while South Sudan was ranked at 200th position.

ADB forms 8-member panel to find solutions for speedy recovery of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has constituted an 8-member high-level panel of leading experts in economics, finance, and health, moderated by ADB Vice-President Ahmed M. Saeed, to help ministers, central bank governors, and other senior officials identify solutions for Southeast Asian economies to tap into to quickly recover after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


About Asian Development Bank (ADB):Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa

MOU between India and Denmark Energy Cooperation 

To promote strategic intervention in the power sector, a MOU was signed between India and Denmark.

India, China hold top military-level talks in Maldo, Ladakh 

The meet was held to restore status quo as on April 2020 end, which was effected by border standoff in eastern Ladakh in May 2020.


About ITBP:
Director General– Surjeet Singh Deswal
Headquarter– New Delhi
About China:
Capital– Beijing
Currency– Renminbi
President– Xi Jinping

India ranks 168th in Environment Performance Index 2020; Denmark tops


According to the biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI ) 2020 released jointly by Yale University and Columbia UniversityIndia has ranked 168 out of 180 countries with a score of 27.6 out of 100.While the Denmark has been topped the list with a score of 82.5.


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.

India becomes 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals; Empays Payment Systems partners with Mastercard



POS solution in Africa promoted by the partnership between ePaisa and First Alliance Bank



ePaisa entered into a partnership with First Alliance Bank (Z) Ltd in Zambia, Africa, to provide mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution to small and medium enterprises and other businesses.

World Bank grants Rs. 1,950 cr loans to West Bengal to tackle COVID – 19: Mamata Banerjee

According to the Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, the World Bank (WB) has granted  loan worth of Rs. 1,950 crore to the state for tackling coronavirus (COVID-19)  situation and developmental work.

PhonePe along with ICICI Lombard launches ‘first of its kind’ travel insurance, domestic trip insurance



Flipkart-owned digital payments platform PhonePe along with ICICI Lombard, the non-life insurance company launched ‘first of its kind’ travel insurance, domestic multi-trip insurance 

About PhonePe:
Registered Address– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sameer Nigam
About ICICI Lombard:
Registered Address– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing director(MD) & CEO– Bhargav Dasgupta

American DFC to invest $350 million in India firms

The US International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC) is planning to invest 350 million USD in sectors of finance, health infrastructure, renewable energy and food security in India.


NABARD provides Rs 270 crore Special Liquidity Facility to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

About NABARD:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Govinda Rajulu Chintala

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

India’s predicted -7.3% for FY21 in case of second Covid-19 outbreak: OECD’s June 2020 EO


IFFCO signs MoU with ICAR for collaborative research, testing and validation of different products 



Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd(IFFCO) signs MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) for joint research, testing and validation of different products through ICAR institutes and Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVKs)

TCS partners with NSDC to provide its training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room

Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) iON, unit of TCS, partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide its training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a web-based digital education platform.



About TCS:
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director(MD)– Rajesh Gopinathan
Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons– Natarajan(N). Chandrasekaran
About NSDC:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
MD & CEO– Manish Kumar
Chairman–  A M Naik

Indian economy to contract by 3.2% in FY20; World Bank GEP report June 2020: Deepest recession since WWII

World Bank in its latest edition of the Global Economic Prospect(GEP) June 2020 analytical chapters report,  downgraded its projection of India by 3.2% for FY20 from 4.2% projected in FY19-20(year ending in March 2020)


Recykal partnered with UNDP, HCCB for plastic waste management Project Prithivi



IT giant Mindtree in partnership with HCCBPL and UNDP launched Project Prithvi which is operational in 28 cities across India and plans to roll out in 50+ cities across India by 2020.
As part of this partnership, Recykal will leverage its cloud applications, mobile applications to raise consumer awareness on segregation and recycling. 

Indian GDP to contract 5% in FY21: S&P Global Ratings


S&P Global Ratings predicted that Indian economy will shrink 5 per cent in FY21 and the fiscal stimulus worth 1.2 percent of GDP will not be enough to provide significant growth support.

Tech Mahindra signs UNGC Initiative to reduce CO2 emissions; Target to raise renewable energy to 50% by 2025





About Tech Mahindra
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Chander Prakash Gurnani
Headquarters- Pune, Maharashtra

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      

G Kishan Reddy MoS Home Affairs as Chairman for the New Panel for Welfare of Freedom fighters 

About Ministry of Home affairs 
Union Home Minister– Amit Shah
Minister of State -G. Krishna Reddy


Gargo International presents its brand ambassador Sonu Sood in its TVC


 The Gargo International, the delhi based lubricant company under the RG group praised Sonu Sood for his support works for the migrants and went live with their TVC starring Sonu Sood.

UNADAP appoints 13 year old Madurai girl Nethra as ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’ 

The United Nations Association for Development And Peace(UNADAP) appointed 13 year old Madurai girl Nethra as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’ as she persuaded her father C. Mohan, a salon owner who spent his savings Rs 5 lakhs for his daughter’s education. Also, helping with essentials to nearly 1,500 families despite his salon being closed for 2months as part of COVID-19 lockdown with no other income during the period.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       

Bharti International (Singapore) buys additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo


Bharti Airtel’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bharti International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.,(BISPL) directly and through its affiliate entities, has acquired an additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata Limited, Bangladesh from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Do Communications over the Mobile network(Docomo) Inc and its group entities for an undisclosed sum.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority invests Rs 5,683.50 cr for 1.16% stake in Jio Platforms

About Reliance Industries Ltd:Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman and MD– Mukesh Ambani

US private equity firm Silver lake to invest ₹4,546.80 cr for 0.93% additional stake in Jio platforms

The US(United States) private equity company Silver Lake partners announced an investment of Rs 4,546.80 crore for an additional 0.93 % stake in Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

About Silver Lake partners:
Headquarters– California, United States
Co-CEO and Managing Partner– Egon Durban 
About Reliance Industries Ltd:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman and MD– Mukesh Ambani

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.

Indian Musician Shobha Sekhar receives “the Medal of the Order of Australia”


Indian Entrepreneur Renjith Kumar honoured with “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal”



Poet and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award 2020







The award was created by Margaret Downey, Leader of Secular Community in 2003.

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).

For the first time in human history, French astronomers witness signs of planet birth


According to the study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, a team of Scientists from the Observatoie de Paris, PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) University in France, have witnessed a birth of a new planet around a distant star called ‘AB Aurigae’ for the first time in human history by using photographs of the SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile.

IIT-Guwahati’s students develop mobile app “Flyzy”


A group of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati students has developed a mobile application called “Flyzy” for seamless and contactless air travel.The aim of the mobile app is to provide contactless boarding, keeping in mind the easier baggage drop, manageable parking, better shopping experience.

Scientists discover new star Kepler-160 & planet KOI-456 that are ‘mirror image’ of Earth and Sun



According to the research published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, a team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen (Germany) have discovered a new planet named KOI-456.04 & its host star called Kepler-160 by using Kepler Space Telescope.


Thane engineer develops world’s first ‘Internet-controlled’ robot ‘Coro-bot’ for COVID-19 hospitals



23-year old Thane engineer, Pratik Tirodkar,  founder of a start-up PNT Solutions, Dombivali developed the world’s 1st ‘Internet-controlled’ robot named  ‘Coro-bot’ to address the needs of the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. 

About Maharashtra
Capital– Mumbai
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari

DIAT Develops “ANANYA” nanotechnology based disinfectant spray to fight COVID-19


The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), Pune developed “ANANYA” water based disinfectant spray with nanotechnology assisted formulation. This can be used by the general public and healthcare workers and can be used for individual and large scale purposes.
ANANYA:
i.The toxicity level of the spray is negligible to humans and it stays effective for more than 24 hours.
ii.The spray can be stored and used for more than 6 months.

Scientists at ARCI develops magnetocaloric material for the treatment of Cancer



According to the research work published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, a team of Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) has developed a magnetocaloric material (a rare-earth-based material that can be heated or cooled by applying or removing a magnetic field) that can be used in the treatment of cancer.
About ARCI:

Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairperson– Dr. Anil Kakodkar

MoU between ISRO and ARIES for cooperation in Space Situational Awareness, Astrophysics

for the cooperation in the Field of Space Situational Awareness(SSA) and Astrophysic, The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), Bengaluru signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aryabhatta Research institute of Observational Science(ARIES)

About ISRO:
Chairman– Dr. K. Sivan
Formed– 1969
About ARIES:
The observatory was established on 20th April 1954 and reincarnated as Aryabhatta Research institute of Observational Science(ARIES) 22nd March 2004.
Chairman– Indranil Chattopadhyay
Located– Nainital

SPORTS


Ukrainian boxing champion and Olympic medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk retires

Former European high jump champion Alexander Shustov of Russia banned for 4 years for doping 



AIU banned Gomathi Marimuthu, Tamil Nadu’s Track and Field athlete for 4 years due to doping

Athletics Integrity Unit(AIU) bans Gomathi Marimuthu, 31-year-old athlete from Tamil Nadu who won the gold medal for 800m in the 2019 Asian Championship, in Doha, Qatar for 4years from 17th May 2019 to 16th May 2023 after testing positive for banned substances. 


About AIU:
Head– Brett Clothier
Headquarters– Monaco 

2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19


The World Archery(WA) and Yankton organising committee decided to postpone the 2020 World Archery Field Championships which was scheduled on september at the National Field Archery Association(NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Centre(NEYAC), the world’s largest  archery centre until 2022


About NEYAC:
Headquarters– Yankton, South Dakota, US
Director– Bruce cull

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

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches information booklet “Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19” digitally to raise awareness

The booklet is developed by The National Council of Educational Research and Training(NCERT) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) New Delhi Office.
About NCERT:
Headquarters– New Delhi 
Director– Hrushikesh Senapaty


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

World Accreditation Day 2020 – June 9

The Theme of World Accreditation Day 2020 is “Accreditation: Improving food safety”.


Due the COVID-19 pandemic the physical events are cancelled and the celebration are made online with #WAD2020.

World oceans day 2020: June 8



The theme of 2020 is  “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.


World Brain Tumor Day 2020 – June 8





World Food Safety Day 2020 – June 7



The Theme of World Food Safety Day 2020 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”.

About FAO:
Director General– Qu Dongyu(China)
Established– 16th October 1945
Headquarters– Rome, Italy
About WHO:
Director General– Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus(Ethiopia)
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

OBITUARY

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



Tamil Nadu legislator Anbazhagan passes away at 61

Manchester United’s former defender Tony Dunne passed away at 78


Padma Shri Pritam Singh, a pioneer in management education passed away at 78



Pierre Nkurunziza, The President of Burundi passed away at 55



About Burundi:
Acting President– Pascal Nyabenda(President of National Assembly)
Capital– Bujumbura
Currency– Burundian Franc



Olympic gymnast Kurt Bilteaux Thomas, First American to bag gold in the Gymnastic World Championship passed away at 64

Former Union Water Resources minister Arjun Charan Sethi passed away at 79



Former footballer Hamza Koya passed away at 61










Padma Shri Ved Prakash Marwah, former governor and Delhi police commissioner passed away at 87





Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39





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.






Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches ‘Jagananna Chedodu’ scheme 

i.Andhra Pradesh(AP) Chief Minister(CM) Yeduguri Sandinti(YS) Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the ‘Jagananna Chedodu’ scheme to provide financial assistance to tailors, barbers and dhobis(washermen).
ii.Under the scheme, Rs 10,000 per person was provided to 2.47 lakh washermen(82,347), barbers(38,767) and tailors(1,25,926).


Maharashtra cabinet approves to rename its Environment Ministry as Environment and Climate Change Ministry





SAUNI schemes 3rd phase to fill Saurashtra Dams by 2021


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the phase 2 and phase 3 of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI ) scheme (inaugurated in 2016 by Prime Minister Modi in Gujarat) to fill 115 dams with Narmada water by August 15,2020 and March ,2021 respectively.


Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Panchvati Yojana’ for the senior citizens of rural areas


Himachal Pradesh(HP) Chief Minister(CM) Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Panchvati Yojana’ for the senior citizens of rural areas of the state.
ii.Under the yojana parks & gardens will be established in every development block with mandatory facilities under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act(MNREGA) 2005, Scheme of Rural Development Department.







UP govt. clears “Cow Slaughter Prevention (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020” to prevent cow slaughter

The ordinance has amended the Uttar Pradesh cow slaughter act, 1955.
ii.This proposed law provides a maximum rigorous imprisonment of 10 years and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh.









Madhya Pradesh launches Welfare programme for Street Vendors






Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launched Street Vendor Registration Portal http://www.mpurban.gov.in/ and “Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavasayi Utthan Yojana” and transferred Rs 300 crore to the urban local bodies
About Madhya Pradesh:
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Capital– Bhopal


The Cabinet of Odisha gives state anthem status to “Bande Utkala Janani”



The Cabinet of Odisha chaired by Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha approved the proposal to give the status of State anthem to “Bande Utkala Janani”, a poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra in 1912.
About Odisha:
Chief Minister-Naveen Patnaik
Governor-Professor Ganeshi Lal
Capital– Bhubaneswar

Karnataka launches “Meghasandesha” App for real time information & ‘Varunamitra’ portal for real-time information on weather



Karnataka Revenue Minister R.Ashoka launched Meghasandesha App & Varunamitra web portal to provide real-time information and alerts on weather, rainfall, and flooding in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) jurisdiction.

About Karnataka:
Capital– Bengaluru
Chief Minister– B. S. Yediyurappa
Governor-Vajubhai Vala


Rajasthan CM launches Raj Kaushal Portal through video conference



Rajasthan Chief Minister(CM) Ashok Gehlot launched the Online Shramik Employment Exchange, ‘Raj Kaushal Portal’.
The portal is developed by the department of Information and Technology(IT) and Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation(RSLDC) through video conference.


Madhya Pradesh starts a plantation drive named “Thank Mom”

Madhya Pradesh has started a plantation drive named “Thank Mom” on the premises of its Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Directorate on World Environment Day. As per the instruction from Commissioner Renu Tiwari, a variety of plants such as Neem, Guava, Mango, Moonlight, Parijat and Tulsi were planted with a plate in the name of each employee’s mother.

the theme ‘Time for Nature’

About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital- Bhopal.
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chouhan



Andhra  Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches India’s 1st online waste management platform