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28th June 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

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Important Days

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day: 27 June

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is commemorated across the world on 27th June since 2017. This day is recognised by the United Nations to raise public knowledge of their participation in sustainable development and the global economy. Micro, small and Medium-sized businesses celebrate this day in recognition of their work in local and global economies. These enterprises, which generally employ fewer than 250 persons, are the backbone of most economies worldwide.

National News

NS Tomar launches web portal of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar started the web portal of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan through video conferencing from New Delhi. It is an employment generation-cum-rural infrastructure creation programme of the Government of India which was initiated by PM Narendra Modi. The behind launching this scheme is to give employment to returnee migrant workers at their native places for the next four months, because of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Tomar expressed happiness at the launch of the portal which will provide information to the public about the various district-wise and scheme-wise components of the Abhiyaan.

It will also help to monitor the progress of completion of the works being undertaken with a fund outlay of 50 thousand crore rupees in 116 districts of 6 states, where there are more than 25000 returnee migrant workers per district.

‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ launched to ensure well-being of Senior Citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Surakshit Dada-DadiNana-Nani Abhiyan is a collaborative effort between NITI AayogPiramal Foundation, and 25 Aspirational Districts to ensure the well-being of 9 million Senior Citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. NITI Aayog has launched this campaign following the appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take care of senior citizens.

State News

Maharashtra Govt introduced “Maha Parwana” plan to boost investment

Maharashtra State Government has introduced “Maha Parwana” plan to attract fresh investment in industries. This plan will offer incentives and a single-window clearance system.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray; Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

Tamil Nadu CM, Petroleum Minister inaugurate compressed bio gas plant

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated a Compressed Bio Gas Plant (CBG) at Namakkal and five CBG fuel stations in Pudhuchattiram and Rasipuram.

The CBG plant has been set up by IOT Infrastructure and Energy Services, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Germany’s Oil tanking GmbH at a cost of 25 crores.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Capital: Chennai
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Chhattisgarh government to launch Adarsh police station scheme

In Chhattisgarh, efforts will be made to develop all police stations in the state as Ideal police stations. The Chhattisgarh government will start the Adarsh police station scheme from 1st July 2020. Certain parameters have been fixed and those police stations meet the set criteria will be rewarded.

These parameters include the conduct of the police station in-charge and other staff with the general public, the environment of the police station should be such that victims, women and children can speak out their problems at police stations without fear as well as maintenance of records in the police station should be up to the mark.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief minister of Cha: Bhupesh Baghel
  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Capital : Raipur

Business and Finance

IMF predicts Indian economy to contract by 4.5% in FY21

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s financial services startup “Navi” has launched a mobile app “Navi lending” to provide instant personal loans targeted at consumers in the middle-income segment.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Navi headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Navi established: 2018.

Ranks and Reports

India slips down at 77th place in accounting money in Swiss banks

Swiss National Bank (SNB) has published ‘Annual banking statistics, 2019’. According to the latest SNB data, India has moved down three places to 77th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens. India-based branches, accounting for just about 0.06 per cent of the aggregate funds parked by all foreign clients of Switzerland-based banks. While Britain holds the first place in this list with a share of 27 % of the total deposits.

Neighbouring countries and their ranks. Pakistan is ranked 99th, Bangladesh 85th, Nepal 118th, Sri Lanka 148th, Myanmar 186th and Bhutan 196th.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Swiss National Bank (SNB) Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman: Thomas Jordan.

Sports News

Australia and New Zealand named as hosts of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The joint offer put together by Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football got 22 of the 35 substantial votes cast by the FIFA Council individuals in the first voting form, with the Colombian Football Association having acquired 13 votes.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of FIFA: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • President of FIFA Gianni Infantino.

Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll

According to a poll conducted by Wisden India, Rahul Dravid is the greatest Indian Test batsman of all time. Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar by a narrow margin of votes in the final round of voting. Dravid got 52 per cent of the votes, with as many as 11,400 fans participating within the final round of voting. Dravid saw off Tendulkar within the final round of the voting by a narrow margin despite trailing at 42 per cent.

Bangladesh board launches app to track Covid-19 symptoms among its players

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come up with an app ‘Covid-19 well-being app’ to help its players track symptoms related to a contagious disease. This app will help the players maintain their fitness and for the board to keep their records and track of their fitness and health status.

Former captain Mashrafe Mortaza and two other former Bangladesh cricketers, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal have so far tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus and in its bid to help the players.

Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna award after IWF drops doping charges

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu, who was recently justified from doping charges, will get the Arjuna award for 2018.

Sanjita, who fought a long battle for over two-and-a-half years before seeing her name being cleared of doping charges by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Obituaries News

Vir Chakra awardee Sqn. Ldr. Parvez Jamasji passes away

Vir Chakra awardee, Sqn Ldr (retd) Parvez Jamasji passed away. He was commissioned in 1965 and retired in 1985. He was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji was serving with a helicopter unit. His Helicopter flown by him was attacked twice by machine gun and twice by mortars.

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