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MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) DAY – The United Nations on 6th April 2017 has adopted a resolution as per which 27th June to be observed every year as the day of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). The day was first observed in 2017, this year marks the 4th MSME Day.

NATIONAL ALASKA DAY – On June 28th, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union and the Nation’s Last Frontier. Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering Land Bridge.

 

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INDIA

  • PM says timely initiatives of govt & people-driven fight has kept India at a better position in the fight against COVID-19.
  • High-Level GoM Meet in Delhi to discuss the status response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
  • Sero Survey being conducted in Delhi to check the spread of Coronavirus.
  • President Kovind promulgates Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2020.
  • 169 Indians leave Dhaka on evacuation flight from Bangladesh.
  • Karnataka CM lays foundation stone for the 108-feet tall statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda.
  • Delhi: Petrol price hiked 25 paise per litre, diesel by 21 paise.
  • Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan web portal.
  • Indian Navy awards contract for building Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’ to PSU Bharat Electronics Limited.
  • Yusuf Memon, a 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict and a brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon, dies in Nashik prison

WORLD

  • US Senate approves bill to impose sanctions on business and individuals that undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy.
  • L’Oréal Group to remove the words whitening, lightning and fairness from all its skin-care products.

SPORTS

  • FIFA approves $1.5 billion Covid-19 relief fund for world football; each of the 211 member associations will get $ 1million each.
  • Australia & New Zealand to co-host the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup

Current Affairs: INDIA

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Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar announced by Tripura Government

  • Tripura ‘s Social Welfare and Social Education Minister has announced on 24th June 2020 that the State Government will launch an ambitious scheme named Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar under which nutrition Kits will be provided to pregnant and lactating women.
  • The Central Govt Pradhan Mantri Matru Bandana Yojana will also be applicable in the state for pregnant and lactating women.
TripuraIt is a hilly state in northeast India, bordered on 3 sides by Bangladesh, & home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups
GovernorRamesh Bais
CapitalAgartala

Vini Mahajan becomes the first Woman Chief Secretary of Punjab

  • Senior IAS officer Vini Mahajan assumed charge as Punjab’s first woman chief secretary on 26 June 2020. She replaced Karan Avtar Singh. She has become the first Woman Chief Secretary of Punjab.
Vini MahajanVini Mahajan is a 1987-batch IAS officer. Mahajan is the wife of the state’s director-general of police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta. Vini Mahajan will hold the additional charge of principal secretary, personnel, and vigilance. Mahajan is an Economics graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She did her post-graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Karan Avtar SinghKaran Avtar Singh is a 1984-batch IAS officer. He was shunted out of the top bureaucratic position two months before his superannuation, which was due on 31 August 2020. Singh is tipped to be the first chairman of the Punjab Water Regulatory Authority set up by the Punjab state government.

Apollo Tyres commissions its Andhra Pradesh Manufacturing Plant

  • As per a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Gurugram headquartered Apollo Tyres Limited, the company will set up its new manufacturing unit at Chittoor district of the state.
  • The foundation stone of the manufacturing plant was laid on 9th January 2018 by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Apollo Tyres HeadquartersGurugram
ChairpersonOnkar Singh Kanwar

‘At One Click’ Initiative launched by Gujarat Government for MSMEs & Other Bigger Industries

  • For 12,247 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and bigger industrial units (including the textile industry) in the state, the Gujarat Govt on 26th June 2020 has launched an online cash aid initiative.
  • The initiative is named as ‘At One Click’. The initiative was launched by the CM of Gujarat Vijay Rupani.
Gujarat Gujarat is a state on the western coast of India with a coastline of 1,600 km – most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula – and a population of 60.4 million.
CapitalGandhinagar
Chief ministerVijay Rupani
GovernorAcharya Devvrat

DST launches Logo for the celebration of Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year

  • Secretary Department of Science and Technology (DST) Prof Ashutosh Sharma launched the official Logo for the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year celebration. 
  • DST under the Ministry of Science & Technology has announced many activities like special lecture series of 15-20 lectures in the form of webinars and short feature films on each Autonomous Institutions for the year.
(DST)
Department of Science & Technology
It was established on 3 May 1971. DST functions under the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. DST observes Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year during the period 3rd May 2020 to 2nd May 2021 with activities. The organization aims to promote new areas of Science & Technology.

Current Affairs: INTERNATIONAL

NASA’s headquarter building named after ‘Mary W.Jackson’

  • NASA has named it’s headquarter building at Washington D.C after its first African American Female Engineer Mary W.Jackson. The announcement was made on 24th June 2020 by the Administrator of NASA. The story of success of Mary W.Jackson was shown in the 2016 biographical drama Hidden Figures.
  • The street outside the headquarters of NASA at Washington D.C was renamed as Hidden Figures Way in 2019.
NASA FounderDwight D. Eisenhower
Founded1 October 1958, United States

USD 31.3 Billion Required by WHO-led coalition ‘ACT-Accelerator’ to fight against COVID-19

  • A coalition led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has informed on 26th June 2020 that it would require USD 31.3 billion in the next 12 months for continuing its fight against the pandemic.
  • As of today, the coalition has been able to collect USD 3.4 billion, which is 27.9 billion less than what they would require to develop and deliver tests, treatment, and vaccines for the COVID-19. The coalition further added that it would require USD 13.7 billion out of the USD 31.3 billion urgently.

 

Current Affairs: TECHNOLOGY

Indian Navy inducted indigenously developed Torpedo Decoy System

  • Indian Navy (IN) has inducted indigenously developed Torpedo Decoy System on 26 June 2020.
  • The Advanced Torpedo Decoy System Maareech was designed and developed DRDO labs, Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), and Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL).

Current Affairs: SPORTS

Cleared of Doping Charges, K. Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

  • Secretary of Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) has informed on 25th June 2020 that K. Sanjita Chanu will receive the Arjuna Award for 2018.
  • The two time Commonwealth Games Gold medalist was cleared of doping charges earlier this month by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
  • The Secretary of IWF has also informed that the Sports Ministry has confirmed that K. Sanjita Chanu will be awarded Arjuna Award for 2018.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Ursula Papandrea (acting)
Official languageEnglish and Hungarian
Headquarters locationBudapest, Hungary
Type of businessSports governing body

Current Affairs: ENVIRONMENT

National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) warns about the decline in the Arctic sea ice

  • The National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) has warned about the decline in the Arctic sea ice. The dramatic decline in the Arctic sea ice is due to global warming.
  • The loss of sea ice led to a localized increase in evaporation, air humidity, cloud cover, and rainfall.
National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) HeadquartersVasco da Gama
DirectorMuthalagu Ravichandran
Founded25 May 1998
Main organGoverning Council