Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th June to 23rd June 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th June to 23rd June 2020

♦National News

  • Indian Gas Exchange (IGX): First Nationwide Online ‘Gas Trading Platform’ Launched
  • Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy launches “GermiBAN” in Hyderabad
  • India with 12 Countries Leads “Verified” Initiative of United Nations to Counter Misinformation on COVID-19
  • 500-yr-old temple rises from Mahanadi water
  • Bengal govt launches ”Karmo Bhumi” job portal for IT professionals
  • Govt. launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India
  • PM Modi launches auction of coal mines for commercial mining
  • Central Govt has approved fund of Rs 1,189.40 Crore for implementation of JJM in Karnataka in 2020-21
  • Centre approves funding of Rs 1,829 for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra
  • Central Govt allocated Rs 156.61 Crore for FY20-21 to Tripura for implementation of JJM in State
  • Tripura to start ‘ Play little, Study little’ scheme for school students from June 25
  • Job Gaurantee Scheme for Urban Poor to be launched by Jharkhand Government
  • Infosys joins Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to be net zero carbon
  • Raja Parba festival celebrated in Odisha
  • Rs 3,100 crore from PM CARES allocated to buy ventilators, help migrants and develop a vaccine
  • India ranked 43rd on IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2020; Singapore on top

♦International News

  • Anmol Narang becomes first observant Sikh to graduate from US Military Academy
  • India becomes founding member of global alliance on Artificial Intelligence
  • India wins 184 out 192 votes to enter UN Security Council (begin from January 2021.)
  • Kubatbek Boronov Appointed Acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
  • India To Send 75-Member Tri-Service Contingent To World War II Victory Parade In Moscow
  • India will be United Nations Security Council President for August, 2021
  • Nepalese FM radio stations start giving weather bulletins of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura
  • FATF: India officials attend virtual EAG plenary meet
  • The 36th ASEAN Summit, being hosted by Vietnam

♦Banking and Financial

  • India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019: UN
  • Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Suraksha Salary’ account for MSMEs
  • AIIB approves USD 750 million loan to India for Covid-19 response
  • Maharashtra signs MoUs with domestic and foreign companies for FDI worth over Rs 16,000 crores: Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0
  • India’s GDP to contract by 4% (means -4%) fiscal 2020-21: ADB
  • Reliance sells 2.32% stake in Jio to Saudi wealth fund PIF for Rs 11,367 cr
  • Sebi panel suggests measures to strengthen enforcement, recovery mechanism (headed by former Supreme Court Judge Anil Dave)
  • Maruti partners with Karur Vysya Bank for flexible financing schemes
  • France to provide loan of 200 million euros to India to support Delhi’s Covid response
  • RIL becomes first Indian company to hit $150-billion market cap
  • Mukesh Ambani Joins Club Of World’s 10 Richest As Net Worth Jumps To $64.6 BN
  • RIL 57th most valuable firm globally by market-cap; Saudi Aramco tops chart
  • India becomes 12th largest holder of US govt securities at April end
  • Hyundai Motor India partners with HDFC Bank to offer online car loans on Click to Buy
  • Exim Bank extends USD 20.1 mn credit line to Nicaragua govt
  • Yes Bank partners Affordplan to launch co-branded cashless healthcare card called ‘Swasth Card’
  • UCO Bank partners with four insurers to sell their products

♦Award

  • Short film made in Odisha village wins award in COVID-19 International film festival
  • Economist Amartya Sen Wins 2020 German Trade Peace Prize
  • Nita Ambani only Indian among top global philanthropists of 2020

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♦Appointment

  • Attorney General K K Venugopa to get 1-year extension
  • Trustees of PM CARES appoint SARC & Associates as auditor of fund (headed by Sunil Kumar Gupta)
  • IBBI reconstitutes advisory panel on corporate insolvency resolution process
  • Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir elected president of 75th UN General Assembly
  • Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel to take over as chairman of NIPFP (“National Institute of Public Finance and Policy is privileged)
  • Ex-Supreme Court judge DK Jain gets one-year extension as BCCI Ethics Officer and Ombudsman
  • Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Chhetri appoint Brand Ambassadors for JSW Cement

♦Defence

  • India ranked 6th as nuclear weapons increased since 2019; US tops: SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020

♦Sport

  • Azerbaijan’s Mamedyarov Shakhriyar wins Sharjah World Stars online chess tournament; India’s P. Harikrishna 2nd
  • Fourth edition of Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021
  • Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win sixth Italian Cup
  • WWE legend The Undertaker announces retirement after three decades

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 8th June to 15th June 2020

♦Important Day

  • 16th June: International Day Of Family Remittances 2020
  • 17th June: World day to combat desertification and drought (2020 Theme: Food. Feed.Fibre. – the links between consumption and land)
  • 18th June: International Picnic Day 2020
  • Karnataka Observes Mask Day on 18th June 2020
  • 19th June: World Sauntering Day 2020
  • 20th June: World Refugee Day 2020 (Theme 2020: Step with Refugee)
  • 21st June: World Hydrography Day (Theme 2020″ Hydrography- Enabling Autonomous Technologies)
  • 21st June: International Yoga Day 2020 (Theme 2020:  “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.)
  • Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day
  • 21 June: World Music Day (Theme 2020: “Music at the intersections”.)
  • 23rd June: United Nations Public Service Day 2020
  • International Widows Day is observed on 23 June
  • 23rd June: International Olympic Day 2020

♦Obituary

  • 1971 War Hero Lt General Raj Mohan Vohra passed away Of COVID-19
  • Malayalam Director Sachy Passes Away
  • Former cricketer Rajinder Goel passes away
  • Padma Shri awardee Vidyaben passes away
  • Director Joel Schumacher dies at 80

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