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UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE DAY – By adopting resolution 57/277 on 20th December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly designated 23rd June to be observed as ‘United Nations Public Service Day’ in order to highlight the value and virtue of public service to the community. The day is also observed so that the value of public service for the development of the society can be understood by the younger generation, further they can be encouraged to pursue careers in the public sector.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY – On 23rd June 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris. The day 23rd June was chosen to be celebrated as International Olympic Day to commemorate the foundation day of the International Olympic Committee. International Olympic Day was first celebrated in the year 1948. A total of 9 countries celebrated the day in their respective countries in 1948.
Top One Line Current Affairs Headlines
- India and China arrive at a mutual consensus to disengage from all areas of Eastern Ladakh, says Army.
- Rs. 2000 Cr allocated by PM CARES Fund for supplying Made In India Ventilators to govt run COVID hospitals.
- Patanjali launches Ayurvedic medicine for Coronavirus.
- World-famous Rath Yatra being carried out amid restrictions in Puri, Odisha.
- Devendra Fadnavis writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray to fix inflated power bills
- Govt decides not to send Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year due to Corona pandemic
- UNHCR asks Myanmar to ensure the safe return of Rohingyas.
- WHO says the surge of COVID-19 cases across the world is due to simultaneous peaking in different countries.
- United Arab Emirates reports 378 new cases of COVID-19
Current Affairs: INDIA
Project ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’ will be launched on 24th June
- For reducing the carbon dioxide emission caused due to transportation in the country, NITI Aayog will launch the project ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’ on 24th June 2020.
- The project is in collaboration with the International Transport Forum (ITF).
|International Transport Forum (ITF)||ITF is a think tank for transport policy issues. It is headquartered in Paris, France. It is an intergovernmental organization with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED).|
Rs 2000 Crore from PM CARES Fund allocated for 50,000 Made-in-India Ventilators
- The Govt of India on its way to create an AtmaNirbhar Bharat had allocated Rs 2000 crore for 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators. The entire sum of Rs 2000 crore was allocated from PM CARES Fund Trust.
- These ventilators will be supplied to various government-run COVID hospitals based on priority across the country.
|PM CARES Fund||From PM CARES Fund, a sum of Rs 1000 crore was also released for the welfare (arranging food, accommodation, medical treatment, etc) of migrant laborers in the country.|
Current Affairs: TECHNOLOGY
India: Cipla’s ‘Cipremi’ gets approval for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients
- In its June 13th, 2020 guidelines for Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry as a part of investigational therapy added ‘Remdesivir’ only for restricted emergency use.
- A week after, on 21st June 2020, Hetero and Cipla Pharmaceuticals were granted approval by the Drug Controller General of India for the production and marketing of the antiviral drug under its respective generic names.
Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020- India’s first-ever Largest Virtual Exhibition
- Organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the five-day Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene Expo was e-inaugurated on 22nd June 2020 by Mansukh Mandaviya (Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers).
- As Digital India is making a way forward, the exhibition is the first-ever virtual exhibition in India. The virtual event will be live daily from 22nd to 26th June.
|Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry(FICCI) Founded||1927|
|Founders||Ghanshyam Das Birla, Purshottamdas Thakurdas|
Current Affairs: INTERNATIONAL
United State: Temporarily Suspends ‘Green Cards and Non-Migrant Work Visas’ till 31st December 2020
- Following a global economic crisis since the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic back in March 2020, the United States Govt has decided to suspend ‘Green Cards and Non-Migrant Work Visas’ till the 31st December 2020 in an effort to protect jobs for the citizens of the United States.
- The executive order was signed by the United States President Donald Trump on 22nd June 2020.
|Suspended Work Visas||1. H-1B|
2. H-4 for some H-1B spouses
3. H-2B for low skill workers
4. L-1 for Intra-Company Transfers J Visas for Educational and Cultural Workers
|Impact on India||Every year H-1B Visas are issued to 85,000 only, out of these, as per the records the largest beneficiaries of the visa program was the Indians.|
Bill to Rename ‘Tonoshiro’ to ‘Tonoshiro Senkaku’ triggered tensions between Japan & China
- A group of Islands without inhabitants located at the South China Sea has been a point of disagreement between Japan and China since 1972.
- The island is known by the name Senkakus in Japan, while in the People’s Republic of China the Islands are known by the name Diaoyu. The island group is at present administered by the administrative authority of Ishigaki city of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture.
- The islands are located in the southern part of Japan, the entire area under which the Senkaku Islands are located is known by the name Tonoshiro in Japan.
Current Affairs: BUSINESS
RBI asks payment systems operators to educate the public on safe digital transactions
- Reserve Bank of India has directed payment system operators to undertake targeted multi-lingual campaigns by way of SMS and advertisements to educate their users on the safe and secure use of digital payments.
- In a circular, the Reserve Bank of India said it has been taking measures to improve awareness through its e-BAAT programs and organizing campaigns on the safe use of digital payment modes to avoid sharing critical personal information like PIN, OTP, and passwords.
- RBI said it is necessary to reinforce efforts to spread awareness as incidents of fraud continue to bedevil digital users, often using the same modus operandi.