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17th June 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

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Important Days

International Day of Family Remittances

International Day of Family Remittances is commemorated on 16th June. The day remembers the addition of over 200 million wayfarers to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home and to create a future of hope for their children. This year the theme is: “Building resilience in times of crisis”

National News

EPFO launches “Multi Location Claim Settlement” facility

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a “Multi-Location Claim Settlement” facility. It will help to cover claims such as provident fund, pension, partial withdrawal and claims and transfer claims.

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Indian Gas Exchange

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX). IGX is the first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform. The trading platform will enable market participants to trade in standardised gas contracts. IGX is fully automated with a web-based interface and it provides seamless trading experience to the customers.

CBIC Chairman M. Ajit Kumar launches “e-Office” application

“e-Office” application has been started in over 500 CGST and Customs offices across India by the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), M. Ajit Kumar.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Director General of National Informatics Centre (NIC): Neeta Verma.

India becomes founding member of Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence

India joined international and multi-stakeholder initiative Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) on artificial intelligence as its founder member.

Delighted to announce that India has joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence or GPAI as a founding member. This multi-stakeholder international partnership will promote responsible and human-centric development and use of AI, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Stated.

Banking and Economy

Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Suraksha salary account’ for MSMEs

Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). India’s MSME sector has over 60 million units and accounts for 29 per cent of India’s GDP.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Airtel Payments Bank Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Airtel Payments Bank MD and CEO: Anubrata Biswas.
  • Mastercard Headquarters: New York, U.S.
  • Mastercard President and CEO: Ajaypal Singh Banga

Mother Dairy ties up with Zomato to deliver fruits, vegetables in Delhi-NCR

Mother Dairy has tied up with food delivery company Zomato for the supply of fruits and vegetables in Delhi-NCR. Mother Dairy, the best milk supplier in Delhi-NCR, sells fruits and vegetables through more than 300 Safal outlets.

ICICI Bank introduces ‘Insta FlexiCash’ for salary account customers

ICICI Bank has launched an online overdraft(od) facility named as ‘Insta FlexiCash’ for its payroll account customers. It can access using the Bank’s internet banking platform without visiting a bank branch. This will guard all salary account holer missing their Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs) or cheque bounces thanks to insufficient funds by providing short-term instant credit. Customers can easily avail of this facility by initiating their application online.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • Non-Executive (part-time) Chairman of ICICI Bank: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi.
  • ICICI Bank established: 1994.
  • Headquarters of ICICI Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Former New Zealand cricketer Matt Poore passes away

Former New Zealand Test cricketer, Matt Poore passed away. He was featured in 14 Tests for New Zealand, scoring 355 runs and picking up nine wickets between 1953-1956. He also played 61 Tests for Canterbury and scored 2,336 runs and ended up with 68 wickets.

Former Lok Sabha MP Madhavrao Patil passes away

Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Janalaxmi Cooperative Bank, Madhavrao Patil passed away. Patil had won from Nashik Lok Sabha constituency on a Congress ticket in 1998. He was a big supporter of Sharad Pawar and was among the first to join when the latter formed the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999.

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