HomeCurrent Affairs & GKCurrent Affairs Compendium for June 2020 (Part 1)

Current Affairs Compendium for June 2020 (Part 1)

1 minutes read

Current Affairs Compendium for June  2020 (Part 1)

Current Affairs Compendium for​​ June ​​​​ 2020 (Part 1)

Important days

Date

Day​​ 

June​​ 1

Global Day of Parents

June​​ 1

World Milk Day

June​​ 5

World Environment Day

June​​ 7

World Food Safety Day

June​​ 8

World Ocean Day

June​​ 8

World Brain Tumor Day

June​​ 12

World Day Against Child Labour

June​​ 14

World Blood Donor Day

June​​ 15

World Wind Day

June​​ 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

Appointments

National

Name of the Person

Post

Uday Kotak

President, CII

Pradip Kumar Tripathi

Secretary, Ministry of Steel

Harsha Bangari

Deputy Managing Director, EXIM Bank

Krishnendu Majumdar

Chairperson, BAFTA

Manushi Chillar

Brand Ambassador, Adidas India

Rohit Sharma

Brand Ambassador, IIFL Finance

Virendra Nath Datt

Chairman & MD, National Fertilizers Ltd

Javed Iqbal Wani

Judge, common high court of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir& Ladakh.

Sonu Sood

Brand Ambassador, Gargo International

KK Venugopal

Attorney General of India

Kaizad Bharucha

Executive Director, HDFC Bank

 

International

Name of the person

Post

Sibi George

India’s Ambassador to Kuwait

Gaitri I.Kumar

High Commissioner of India to UK

Rahul Shrivastava

Ambassador of India to Romania

Shambhu S Kumaran

Next Ambassador of India to the Philippines

Santosh Jha

Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Belgium

Micheal Martin

Prime Minister, Ireland

Alan Gemmell

British Deputy High Commissioner for Western

 

Important Ranking and Index

  • In the latest ranking of global start-up ecosystems by Startup Blink, India dropped six places to 23rd spot.

  • India is home to the third largest startup ecosystem, but in a latest ranking of global startup ecosystems by Startup blink, India has dropped 6 places to the 23rd spot.

  • According to the latest report by Brand Finance, globally, the top 500 brands could see a value erosion of USD 1 trillion from their January 2020 brand value, following COVID-19 disruptions.

  • Gujarat has topped among larger States in terms of food safety index, while Chandigarh tops among UTs.

  • India secured 168 rank in the 12th edition of the biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI Index 2020) that measured the environmental performance of 180 countries and was released by the Yale Universityand Columbia University.

  • India has been ranked 56th out of 200 countries in a comprehensive report on safety and riskassessment of nations tackling Covid-19.

Sports

  • In the five new regulations, recommended by the Anil Kumble-chaired Cricket Committee, and ratified by the Chief Executives Committee (CEC), the teams will also be allowed an additional DRS call as home umpires will now be officiating in bilateral Test series.

  • International Cricket Council, ICC has approved substitution in case a player shows symptoms of COVID-19 during a Test match besides ratifying the interim ban on using saliva to shine the ball.

  • Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden poll on greatest Indian Test batsman.

  • India Skipper Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes' list of the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world for the year 2020. Kohli is ranked at number 66 with estimated earnings of $26 million.

  • Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 list of world's highest paid athletes.

  • Roger Federer is the top paid athlete in list.

  • Long – Distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur, who won the tata Steel Kolkata 25K among the Indians last year, has been handed a four-year ban by World Athletics’ anti-doping body (WADA) for returning positive for a banned substance in a test conducted in Doha.

 

Miscellaneous

  • To meet the demand of saffron and hing (asafoetida) in the country the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology and the Department of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh, have forged partnership based on their mutual strengths to increase the production.

  • TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide its training partners access to digital skilling tools using TCS' iON Digital Glass Room. NSDC Headquarters- New Delhi.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, or IIT Delhi, has collaborated with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), India, to develop solutions for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of food security programmes of Government of India. Headquarters of UN WFP: Rome, Italy.

  • Sebi has extended to August 1, 2020 the date for implementing norms pertaining to power of attorney given by clients to trading members or clearing members. The regulator had in February 2020 specified guidelines with regard to margin obligations to be given by way of pledge and re-pledge in the depository system. The provisions of the circular were to come into effect from June 1, 2020.

  • The extension of the lockdown by the government will have a deep impact on economic activity, a foreign- brokerage stated, sharply cutting India's GDP forecast for this financial year to a contraction of 2 per cent.

  • RBL Bank has now enabled additional banking transactions and added a host of new features to ‘RBL Cares’, its AI-powered conversational Chatbot that can provide real-time customer service assistance on a range of questions related to banking and credit card products and services.

  • Ircon International Ltd stated it has inked pact with NIIFL and Ayana Renewable Power for exploring opportunities in solar energy sector.

  • GAIL (India) and Energy Efficiency Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi for cooperation in development of Trigeneration projects in India.

  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently signed an MoU with the Nainital-based Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) for cooperation in the field of astrophysics and Space Situational Awareness (SSA).

  • Tata Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MG Motor to deploy 5KW DCSuperfast chargers at select MG dealerships.

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was addressing the virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by UK Prime Minister​​ Boris Johnson in which over 50 countries - business leaders, UN agencies, civil society, government ministers, Heads of State participated.

Want to join a crash course? Visit CLATapult.

Read the compendium from October here.

Aditya Anand
Aditya Anand
Aditya is 93.1% sure that he knows Japanese. We think he speaks Japanese in Bhojpuri accent.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Golden Gate University - upGrad
Golden Gate University - upGrad
Lawctopus Law School
Lawctopus Law School

Cracking the CLAT!

Get access to all major CLAT updates, study material, and more.

Effective Guide to

You can unsubscribe any time.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

Takes a second to click the verification link 

sent to your email.