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NATIONAL ROSÉ DAYOn this day, National Rosé Day on the second Saturday in June each year recognizes a wine that complements many dishes. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes.

NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY – On this day, Each year on June 13th, National Sewing Machine Day honors an invention that’s kept us in stitches for over 150 years. Before the sewing machine, tailors and sewists created clothing by hand, stitch by a single stitch.

NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF LIGHT DAY –On this day, Oftentimes it takes just one gentle word or small token to help overcome darkness. National Random Acts of Light Day encourages us to bring light to the darkness of cancer by surprising someone with an act of kindness.

 

Top One Line Current Affairs Headlines

INDIA

  • Sikkim to reopen educational institutions in the 1st week of August
  • GST Council halves interest rate to 9 percent on delayed filing of GST returns for small taxpayers.
  • The doubling rate of Covid19 cases slows down to 17.4 days.
  • Atma Nirbhar Bharat will prosper on the basis of globally competitive domestic products: Commerce Minister.
  • PM Modi to interact with CM on June 16, 17.
  • Army Chief General MM Naravane says, the entire situation along India-China border under control
  • It’s a Fake claim that govt will provide a loan of up to Rs 5 lakh to women under PM Dhan Laxmi Yojana: PIB.
  • RBI sets up panel to review ownership, the corporate structure of Private sector banks

WORLD

  • PM Modi exchanges views on challenges posed by COVID-19 with Laos counterpart.
  • Myanmar to scrutinize Chinese BRI Railway project

 

Current Affairs: INDIA

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Jagananna Chedodu Scheme launched

  • The Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy recently launched the “Jagananna Chedodu” scheme. The scheme is to provide financial assistance to barbers, tailors, and washermen.
  • The Jagananna Chedodu scheme is to provide Rs 10,000 per person. It is to benefit 2.47 lakhs of barbers, washermen, and tailors. The State Government has transferred Rs 247 crores to the bank accounts so far under the scheme.
Andhra Pradesh State of India
Governor
Biswabhusan Harichandan
Chief ministerY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

 

Three DST institutes among top 30 Indian Institutions in 2020 Nature Index

  • Three institutions of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India have found places in the Nature Index 2020. The annual tables highlight the institutions and countries that dominated high-quality research in the natural sciences in 2019 as tracked by Nature Index.
  • The Nature Index Global Top 50 institutions across all sectors but also the Top 25 Rising institutions that had the strongest growth in output since 2015.

 

Police Use of Facial Recognition banned by Amazon

  • On June 11, 2020, the E-Commerce giant Amazon banned the use of its software “Rekognition” by the police. The software used to quickly compare a picture with the police databases that hold hundreds of 1000s of photos.
  • The facial recognition technology has been criticized over some time. This is mainly because most of the algorithms of the Rekognition software are more likely to wrongly identify the faces of black people than those of white people.
Amazon CEOJeff Bezos (May 1996–)
Founded
5 July 1994, Bellevue, Washington, United States
Founder Jeff Bezos
HeadquartersSeattle, Washington, United States

 

Enhanced Import Duty on Bamboo Sticks

  • The Government of India had recently announced that the import duty on bamboo sticks is to be increased from 10 percent to 25 percent.
  • This is to have a great impact on the Agarbatti industry creating at least 1 lakh new job according to KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission).
BambooIndia produces 14.6 million tonnes of bamboo every year. Around 70,000 farmers are engaged in a bamboo plantation. Thus, enhancing import duty will help to boost bamboo production and also help industries that are dependent on bamboo.

 

Shahakar Mitra Scheme launched

  • On June 12, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Shahakar Mitra scheme. The scheme has been launched to assist the cooperative institutions to access innovative ideas of young professionals. In return, the young interns will gain the confidence to become self-reliant in the field.
  • The Scheme is an internship program for the youths in the country. It is an initiative of the National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC).
Union Agriculture MinisterShri Narendra Singh Tomar
National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC) FoundedMarch 13, 1963
Minister responsible Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Parent departmentMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

 

Current Affairs: Sports

India-ASEAN Youth Dialogue

  • The 3rd India-ASEAN Youth Dialogue as held between June 8, 2020, and June 10, 2020. The dialogue was held in virtual mode.
  • During the dialogue, India and ASEAN enhanced cooperation constructively in skill development, youthful energy, and education. These areas were identified as a strategic partnership between the two countries at the dialogue.
  • The leaders also acknowledged the re-establishment of Nalanda University. Nalanda University has been offering several scholarship programs for ASEAN students.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN)

Headquarters
Jakarta, Indonesia
FoundedAugust 8, 1967
Founders
Abdul Razak Hussein, Narciso Ramos, Adam Malik, S. Rajaratnam, Thanat Khoman
MembersIndonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, 

Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos

 

Current Affairs: International

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COVID-19: WHO urges countries to make global political commitment to ensure equal access to an emerging vaccine

  • World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the countries to make a global political commitment so that any emerging vaccine for COVID-19 will be shared equitably.
  • Speaking at a press conference yesterday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, vaccines for the novel coronavirus should be made available as a global public good, to ensure everyone, life-saving products that are developed.
WHO HeadsTedros Adhanom, Soumya Swaminathan, Jane Ellison
Parent organization United Nations Economic and Social Council
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland

 

Current Affairs: Business

FM Nirmala Sitharaman: No late fees to be levied on registered entities with Nil GST return filing between July 2017 & Jan 2020

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman has said that no late fees will be levied on registered entities with Nil GST return filing between July 2017 & January 2020.
  • Briefing the media after the 40th GST meeting in Delhi today, Ms. Sitharaman said, a maximum late fee for non-filing of monthly GST sales return for July 2017 to January 2020 capped at 500 rupees.
  • Ms Sitharaman said, during the meeting, GST Council also discussed the impact of COVID-19. The Minister said, inverted duty structure hitting GST collections was also discussed and also inverted duty structure in textiles.