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12th June 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

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National Headlines

MHA reconstituted a new committee for the welfare of freedom fighters

Ministry of Home Affairs has reconstituted a new board for the welfare of the freedom fighters. This committee chaired by the minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy and 9 other “eminent freedom fighters” from across the country.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Home Affairs: Amit Shah

GoI allocates Rs 4000 cr to State Governments under ‘PMKSY-PDMC’

The Government of India has designated Rs 4000 crore to the State Governments under under ‘Per Drop More Crop’ component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY- PDMC) for the year 2020-21. The annual allocation of the fund will be assigned to the recipients identified by the State Governments. 

To increase the coverage of Micro Irrigation in the states, a Micro Irrigation Fund corpus of Rs 5000 crore has been built with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

GoI increases customs duty on bamboo from 10% to 25%

The Government of India has increased the Customs duty on bamboo imports from 10% to 25% with an instant effect. The judgment to rise the Customs duty on bamboo imports was taken to encourage the use of domestic bamboo under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

India records 29% increase in Asiatic Lion population

India has reported a 29% jump in the community of Asiatic Lions. The number of Lions has increased from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020, showing a rise of 29% in lion’s population. Asiatic Lions are found in the wild in the Gir sanctuary in western Gujarat. The announcement was made by the Gujarat government.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Gujarat: Vijaybhai R. Rupani; Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat.

Economy Headlines

S&P keeps India’s sovereign rating at “BBB-“

The rating agency “S&P” has kept India’s sovereign rating at “BBB-” along with a stable outlook. The rating agency stated that the economy and fiscal position of India will stabilise and begin to improve from 2021 onwards.


Agreements

NFL ties-up with ITI to train youth in various trades

National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Nangal, Punjab has tied up with Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Nangal, Punjab to train youth in various trades.

Useful for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Governor of Punjab: VP Singh Badnore.

TCS iON partners with National Skill Development Corporation

TCS iON has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). This motive behind this partnership is to provide NSDC’s training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room in order to move classroom-based vocational skills training to online mode for students across the country.

Useful for all competitive exams:

  • MD & CEO of National Skill Development Corporation: Manish Kumar.
  • TCS iON is a unit of Tata Consultancy Services.

Defence News

GRSE delivered ICGS Kanaklata Barua to ICG

GRSE, the full form is Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd has given ICGS Kanaklata Barua, the fifth and last boat in the series of Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard. This is the 105th vessel conveyed by the Defense PSU shipyard dependent on the banks of stream Hooghly.

Useful for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of GRSE: Kolkata, India.
  • Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of GRSE: Vipin Kumar Saxena.

Ranks and Reports

QS World University Rankings 2021

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2021 has published. Only eight Indian institutes succeeded to highlight in the top 500 of QS World University Ranking 2021. IIT Bombay has dropped 20 positions from last year’s world university ranking, IISc dropped by one position, and IIT- Delhi’s rank has slipped from the previous rank of 182.

Below we have mentioend the complete list –

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2021:

RanksUniversitiesCountry
1stMassachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT)USA
2ndStanford UniversityUSA
3rdHarvard UniversityUSA
4thCalifornia Institute of TechnologyUSA
5thUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
172ndIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) BombayIndia
185thIndian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndia
193rdIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) DelhiIndia
275thIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) MadrasIndia
314thIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) KharagpurIndia
350thIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) KanpurIndia
383rdIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) RoorkeeIndia
470thIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) GuwahatiIndia

Sports News

K Sanjita Chanu anti-doping violation cleared by IWF

India’s K Sanjita Chanu anti-doping violation charges has been cleared by the International Weightlifting Federation. She had tested positive for testosterone, a banned anabolic steroid, in an out-of-competition test conducted by us Anti Doping Agency before participating within the 2017 world championships in Las Vegas.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Weightlifting Federation Headquarters: Budapest, Hungary.
  • International Weightlifting Federation President: Ursula Papandrea.

Alexander Shustov of Russia gets 4-year ban for doping

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has banned Former European high jump champion, Alexander Shustov for 4-years for the use or tried use of a banned anabolic steroid.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of CAS: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • President of the CAS Ordinary Division: Carole Malinvaud.

Obituaries 

Burundi’s Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza passes away

The Republic of Burundi president, Pierre Nkurunziza passed away. After being in power for 15 years, Nkurunziza was due to step down in August.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Burundi: Gitega.
  • The currency of Burundi: Burundian franc.

DMK’s MLA J Anbazhagan passes away due to COVID-19

In Tamil Nadu, three-time Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLA J Anbazhagan passed away due to COVID-19. Anbazhagan represented the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in the Assembly.

Padma Shri awardee Pritam Singh passes away

Former director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, Pritam Singh passed away.

Television Actor Jagesh Mukati passes away

Television Actor Jagesh Mukati passed away due to breathing issues. He was renowned for working the TV shows namely Amita Ka Amit and Shree Ganesh. He also acted in 2014 bollywood movie “Hasee Toh Phasee” starring Parineeti Chopra & Sidharth Malhotra.


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