Latest Current Affairs Daily Update

1st and 2nd June 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

Important Days

Global Day of Parents: 1st June

United Nations celebrates Global Day of Parents on 1st of June all year to admire all the parents everywhere in the world. It identifies the main duty of the family in feeding and protecting their children. It highlights the critical role of parents in the rearing of children.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.

World No Tobacco Day celebrated on 31 May 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) observes World No Tobacco Day each year on 31st May since 1987. The motive behind to observes this day is to bring global consciousness to the tobacco epidemic including the preventable death and disease it causes. 

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of WHO: Tedros Adhanom; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

National Headlines

National “Artificial Intelligence Portal” of India launched

Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice and Communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad has started the National “Artificial Intelligence Portal” of India named as “ai.gov.in”. By the jointly hep of Ministry of Electronics and IT along with the IT, Industry is was launched.

Ravi Shankar Prasad launches program “Responsible AI for Youth”

“Responsible AI for Youth” a national program for the youth has been started by the Ravi Shankar Prasad to approve the youth of India with relevant new-age tech mind-set, hence making them digitally ready for the future. By the collaboration of National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & IT and Intel India, along with the support from Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Human Resource Development this program has been launched.

GoI approves Rs 445 crore for Chhatisgarh to implement Jal Jeevan Mission

The total amount of Rs.445 crore has been approved by the government of India for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhatisgarh in 2020-21. The Chhattisgarh government has planned a roadmap to accomplish 100% Functional Tap Water Connection (FHTC) by the year 2023-24 under which it will provide tap connections to 20 lakh families out of the total of 45 lakh families in the State.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.

PM Modi launches Video Blogging contest “My Life My Yoga” 

My Life My Yoga” also known as “Jeevan Yoga” which is a Video Blogging Contest has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a joint exercise by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The contest is open to all members across the world. The participants will be able to submit their entries via various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ministers of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH): Shripad Yesso Naik.

Banking and Finance

Yes Bank partners with Chalo launch contactless card for bus passengers    

Yes Bank has partnered with Chalo to launch of a co-branded contactless travel card in Mangalore and Udupi, which would enable users to load money on the card to make ‘tap to pay’ payments across buses.


Appointments News

Arun Singhal becomes Chief Executive Officer of FSSAI

The appointments committee of the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of PR Jaishankar as the Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd.

Arun Singhal becomes Chief Executive Officer of FSSAI

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Arun Singhal as Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Carat India appoints Anita Kotwani as its Chief Executive Officer

Anita Kotwani has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Carat India, a media agency owned by Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN). Taking over as CEO of the media agency, she will work towards Carat India’s strategic progress and business growth nationally.


Obituaries News

 Singer & music composer Wajid Khan passes away

Singer & music composer Wajid Khan passed away. He was famous for his connection with his brother Sajid and the duo was known as “Sajid-Wajid” who made their Bollywood debut in 1998 with movie Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya.


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