Current Affairs Compendium for June 2020 (Part 1)
Current Affairs Compendium for June 2020 (Part 1)
Global Day of Parents
World Milk Day
World Environment Day
World Food Safety Day
World Ocean Day
World Brain Tumor Day
World Day Against Child Labour
World Blood Donor Day
World Wind Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Name of the Person
Pradip Kumar Tripathi
Secretary, Ministry of Steel
Deputy Managing Director, EXIM Bank
Brand Ambassador, Adidas India
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.
Brand Ambassador, Gargo International
Attorney General of India
Executive Director, HDFC Bank
Name of the person
India’s Ambassador to Kuwait
High Commissioner of India to UK
Ambassador of India to Romania
Shambhu S Kumaran
Next Ambassador of India to the Philippines
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Belgium
Prime Minister, Ireland
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.
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.
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.