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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Rs. 4000cr allocated to State Governments under Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) component of PMKSY for FY 2020-21

Centre allots Rs 4,000 cr to statesi.The Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has allocated Rs. 4000 cr to the state governments under PMKSY- PDMC which focuses on the effective use of water at farm level through Micro Irrigation technologies viz. Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems.
ii.For Micro Irrigation Fund a corpus of Rs. 5000 crore has been created with NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).
About PMKSY:
This scheme was formulated on July 1, 2015 with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore in five years for extending the water coverage for irrigation under focusing “Har Khet ko pani” and improving water use efficiency aiming at  “More crop per drop”.
About DAC&FW:
Secretary– Sanjay Agarwal
Headquarter– New Delhi
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Diversion of forests for non-forestry projects: Govt. of India

India continues to lose forest land to non-forestry projectsi.11,467.83 hectares (114.68 square kilometre) forest lands were diverted for non-forestry projects throughout India.
ii.According to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change annual report 2019-20 the diversion was for 932 non-forestry projects under the Forest (Conservation )Act (FCA), 1980.
About Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change 
Union Minister – Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State – Babul Supriyo
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NFL, 1st CPSE to signs MoU with ITI Nangal to train youths under Dual System of Training Scheme in Punjab

National Fertilizers Ltd, ITI partnerIn a big boost to the ‘Skill India’ initiative of the Government of India, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL),a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) works under the Ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) Nangal (Punjab) to train youths in 12 trades under Dual System of Training Scheme.
About National Fertilizers Limited (NFL):
Head Office
– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman and MD- Mr. Virendra Nath Datt
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MHRD & Fit India collaborates to produce series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India

Fit India and MHRD launch special films to promote indigenous sports of IndiaOn June 10, 2020 The Department of School Education and Literacy under Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has collaborated with Fit India(flagship programme of sports ministry) under the ”Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” initiative to produce a series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India.
Aim of the series– To create awareness about indigenous games & the culture and heritage of their respective states.
Key Points
i.10 indigenous sports covered in the series– Kho-kho, Gatka, Kalaripayttu(very old sports), Mallakhamb, Thang-Ta, Sqay, Kabaddi, Roll Ball(recent sports which has gained a lot of popularity and is now played in at least 50 countries), Tug of War and Shooting Ball.
ii.The 10 episodes can be watched from June 8 to June 19(Monday to Friday) at 11am, on the Fit India YouTube page and MHRD digital platforms. Scholarships will be provided for the athletes of these games.
Purpose of the initiative– This initiative is an effort to reach out to young Indians and showcase the rich heritage of our indigenous games.
About MHRD:
Union Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State–  Sanjay Dhotre
About Fit India Movement:
It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29th August, 2019. It is a nation-wide campaign which aims to encourage physical activities and sports in their everyday lives.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

ADB forms 8-member panel to find solutions for speedy recovery of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

ADB Convenes High-Level Advisory PanelAsian Development Bank (ADB) has constituted an 8-member high-level panel of leading experts in economics, finance, and health, moderated by ADB Vice-President Ahmed M. Saeed, to help ministers, central bank governors, and other senior officials identify solutions for Southeast Asian economies to tap into to quickly recover after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
i.It is to be noted that the ADB has allocated $20 billion financial response to its 68 members to help fight the pandemic and reboot its economy after months of lockdown.
About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Headquarters
– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
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BANKING & FINANCE

India becomes 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals; Empays Payment Systems partners with Mastercard

Empays Payment Systems partners with Mastercardi.This cardless ATM (automated teller machine) will enable the users to withdraw their money just by scanning a (Quick Response) code on the mobile phone, using their banking app.
ii.It should be noted that Empays is authorised by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a national payment system.
iii.Earlier, AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGSTTL) has developed ‘touchless’ (based on QR code) solution for cash withdrawals at ATMs.
About Empays Payment Systems :
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Ravi Rajagopalan
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About AGS Transact Technologies
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– Ravi B. Goyal
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About Mastercard:
Headquarter– New York, U.S.
CEO– Ajaypal Singh Banga (Michael Miebach will take over Ajay Banga in Jan 2021)
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ePaisa and First Alliance Bank became partners for Africa’s POS solution

promote POS solutions in Africa

i.ePaisa entered into a partnership with First Alliance Bank (Z) Ltd in Zambia, Africa, to provide mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution to small and medium enterprises and other businesses.
ii.ePaisa will be the solution provider for First Alliance Bank(FAB), which will further provide it to businesses across Zambia.
iii.The focus of the partnership for the FAB is to empower all business with POS solution in various industries across Zambia to promote contactless payments.
About ePaisa
ePaisa is a free multilingual mobile-based point of sale app that transforms your smartphone or tablet into a complete business management solution that also enables SME (Small Medium Enterprise) to accept payments via card, cash or loyalty points but also helps SMEs to generate higher profitability through value-added services (VAS) offerings like bill & utility payments, mobile recharge etc.
CEO-Pravinkumar Bhandari
Vice-President– Naveen Khanna
About First Alliance Bank (Z) 
A commercial bank commenced in 1994 with head office in Lusaka, Zambia operates on strategic objectives to contribute economic growth in Zambia. Their Mission statement is to make the Bank the most customer-friendly Bank in the country.
Chairman– Sanmukh R Patel
Managing Director– Inder Mani Malik
Head office – Lusaka, Zambia
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ECONOMY & BUSINESS

TCS partners with NSDC to provide its training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room

NSDC to Accelerate Skill Development with TCS iONi.Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) iON, unit of TCS, partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide its training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a web-based digital education platform.
ii.
To enable online vocational skills training for millions of students across the country.
iii.The partnership will strengthen NSDC’s online content aggregation platform – eSkill India, thereby enabling e-learning among skill seekers and will contribute towards strengthening the Skill India mission.
About TCS:
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director(MD)– Rajesh Gopinathan
Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons– Natarajan(N). Chandrasekaran
About NSDC:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
MD & CEO– Manish Kumar
Chairman–  A M Naik
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

G Kishan Reddy MoS Home Affairs as Chairman for the New Panel for Welfare of Freedom fighters 

MoS Home G Kishan Reddy, 9 others named on new paneli.Ministry of Home Affairs reconstituted a committee to look into the welfare of the freedom fighters.
ii.G Kishan Reddy MoS Home Affairs will be the Chairman for the New 9 member Panel.
The panel includes Gujarat Dinakar Bhai Desai, former Congress MLA who took part in 1942 Quit India Movement.
About Ministry of Home affairs 
Union Home Minister– Amit Shah
Minister of State -G. Krishna Reddy
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Gargo International presents its brand ambassador Sonu Sood in its TVC

Gargo International proudly presents Sonu SoodThe Gargo International, the delhi based lubricant company under the RG group appoints Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador in January 2020 & praised him now for his support works for the migrants and went live with their TVC starring Sonu Sood.
About Gargo International:
The Gargo international is experienced with a range of automotive and industrial lubricants, process oils, transformer oils, greases, etc.
MD of Gargo International– Rajan Goel
About RK Group:
RK Group is a professionally managed organisation which has the business of transmission rubber belts, conveyor belts and automotives and industrial lubricants.
Founder– Roshan Lal Goel
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    ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS 

Bharti International (Singapore) buys additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo

Bharti Airtel arm buys 6i.Bharti Airtel’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bharti International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.,(BISPL) directly and through its affiliate entities, has acquired an additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata Limited, Bangladesh from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Do Communications over the Mobile network(Docomo) Inc and its group entities for an undisclosed sum.
ii.This all-cash deal will raise the BISPL’s stake in Robi Axiata to 31.3% from 25% & is approved by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
About Robi Axiata Limited:
Headquarters- Dhaka, Bangladesh
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Mahtab Uddin Ahmed
About NTT Docomo Inc:
Headquarters– Tokyo, Japan
President & CEO– Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Sunil Bharti Mittal
MD & CEO(India & South Asia)– Gopal Vittal
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

GRSE delivered 5th & final ship in FPV series, ICGS Kanaklata Barua; 4th FPV to be exported to Seychelles Coast Guard

GRSE delivers fifth ship in Fast Patrol Vessels' series to Indian Coast Guardi.The ship is 50m long, 7.5m wide and has a displacement of 308 tons with a maximum speed of 34knots (1 knot= 1.15miles per hour) enduring more than 1500 nautical miles.
ii.It should be noted that ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Kanaklata Barua was launched in August 2019 at Yard 2117 by Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Secretary Defence (Production) Ajay Kumar. Click here to read: 5th fast patrol vessel- Kanaklata Barua,for Indian Coast Guard launched by GRSE Kolkata.
iii.Yard 2116, the Fourth ship in the series of FPVs is designated for export delivery to the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG).
About GRSE:
Headquarters– Kolkata, India.
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)– Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena, IN(retd).
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For the first time in human history, French astronomers witness signs of planet birth

In a fiery swirl of orange gas, a new planet is bornAccording to the study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, a team of Scientists from the Observatoie de Paris, PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) University in France, have witnessed a birth of a new planet around a distant star called ‘AB Aurigae’ for the first time in human history by using photographs of the SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile.
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SPORTS

Former European high jump champion Alexander Shustov of Russia banned for 4 years for doping 

high jump champ Shustov banned for dopingi.The Court of Arbitration for Sport(CAS), informed that Former European high jump champion(2010) Alexander Shustov(35-year-old) of Russia  banned for 4 years for the use or attempted use of a banned substance or method(doping) & did not provide any further details.
ii.The Russian Athletics Federation stated that his ban was dated from June 5, and his results had been disqualified for a period from 2013 to 2017.
About ICAS:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– John D. Coates
About CAS:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President of the CAS Ordinary Division– Carole Malinvaud
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OBITUARY

Padma Shri Pritam Singh, a pioneer in management education passed away at 78

Management guru Pritam Singh dies at 78On 3rd June 2020, The Management guru, Padma Shri Pritam Singh, who contributed more than 50 research papers and 7 books on management education in India and abroad passed away at the age of 78 at a hospital in Gurugram due to cardiac arrest.
About AIMA:
President– Sanjay Kirloskar
Director General– Rekha Sethi
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Pierre Nkurunziza, The President of Burundi passed away at 55

Burundi President Pierre NkurunzizaOn 8th June 2020, The President of Republic of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza passed away at the age of 55 due to cardiac arrest at the hospital in Karuzi, eastern Burundi. On 9th June 2020, The Government of Burundi entered the seven day of mourning. He was born on 18th December 1964 in Ngozi Province.
Key Points:
i.He was a sports graduate and assistant lecturer at the University of Burundi and after the Civil War he became the leader of Forces for Defence of Democracy (FDD) in 2001.
ii.Pierre became the Minister of Interior in 2003 and in 2005 he was elected as the President at the age of 40 and he held the power for 15 years. He won 7 International awards  for his peace building efforts.
iii.His unconstitutional announcement to run for the third term led to national chaos.
iv.He announced he would step down in August and he was expected to receive a 540,000 USD(around Rs. 4 crore) in retirement pay, luxury villa and named “Supreme guide to patriotism”
vi.Evariste Ndayishimiye won the presidential election held on May 20 and to swear in as president in  August.
About Burundi:
Acting President– Pascal Nyabenda(President of National Assembly)
Capital– Gitega (Political Capital); Bujumbura (Economic Capital)
Currency– Burundian Franc

Olympic gymnast Kurt Bilteaux Thomas, First American to bag gold in the Gymnastic World Championship passed away at 64

On 5th June 2020, Kurt Bilteaux Thomas, the first American to win the gold medal in the Gymnastic World Championship 1978 in floor exercise that held in Strasbourg, France passed away at the age of 64 after suffering from a stroke on 24th May 2020 in Texas. He was born on 29th March 1956 in Miami, Florida.
Education:
He played in the high school gymnastics team and won a scholarship to Indiana State University, Terre Haute.
Awards:
i.He competed in the 1976 Olympic Games and couldn’t compete in the 1980 Moscow Olympic games since the american team boycotted the game due to soviet’s invasion of Afghanistan.
ii.He won 6(2 medal, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze) medals in 1979 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships that held in Fort Worth including 2 gold medals in floor exercise event and horizontal bar event.
iii.He couldn’t clear the US trials for the 1992 Olympic Games when he tried a comeback at the age of 36.
iv.He received the Sullivan Award in 1979 as the nation’s leading amateur athlete
v.In 2003 he was inducted in the Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Career:
i.He worked as an ABC sports analyst in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
ii.He starred in the movie “Gymkata” as Jonathon Cabot in 1985.
iii.He owned and operated a gymnastics center with his wife Rebecca in Frisco, Texas.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Accreditation Day 2020 – June 9

World Accreditation Day 2020i.9th June of Every year is celebrated as the World Accreditation Day(WAD), an initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation(ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum(IAF) to promote the value of accreditation.
ii.The Theme of World Accreditation Day 2020 is “Accreditation: Improving food safety”.
iii.Due the COVID-19 pandemic the physical events are cancelled and the celebration are made online with #WAD2020.
About QCI:
Chairman– Adil Zainulbhai
Secretary General– R.P Singh
Headquarters– New Delhi
About ILAC:
Chair– Etty Feller
Vice Chair– Maribel Lopez
Headquarters– New Delhi
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STATE NEWS

UP govt. clears “Cow Slaughter Prevention (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020” to prevent cow slaughter

UP govt clears ordinance against cow slaughteri.The ordinance has amended the Uttar Pradesh cow slaughter act, 1955.
ii.This proposed law provides a maximum rigorous imprisonment of 10 years and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh.
iii.In case of illegal transportation of cows and other bovines, the driver, operator and the owner of the vehicle shall be charged under the new Act. This has amended the Section 5 of UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Capital– Lucknow
State animal– Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii)
State Bird– Sarus crane
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AC GAZE

India ranked 56th safest country in the world from Covid- 19:Report

As per the report of Deep Knowledge Group’s safest country in the world from covid- 19, India ranked 56th position in a list of 200 countries,while Switzerland has been found to be the safest place on earth from the ongoing covid-19 pandemic followed by Germany and Israel.while South Sudan was ranked at 200th position.

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S.no    Current Affairs 11 June 2020
1 Rs. 4000cr allocated to State Governments under Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) component of PMKSY for FY 2020-21
2 Diversion of forests for non-forestry projects: Govt. of India
3 NFL signs MoU with ITI Nangal to train youths under Dual System of Training Scheme
4 MHRD & Fit India collaborates to produce series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India
5 ADB forms 8-member panel to find solutions for speedy recovery of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia
6 India becomes 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals; Empays Payment Systems partners with Mastercard
7 ePaisa and First Alliance Bank became partners for Africa’s POS solution
8 TCS partners with NSDC to provide its training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room
9 G Kishan Reddy MoS Home Affairs as Chairman for the New Panel for Welfare of Freedom fighters
10 Gargo International presents its brand ambassador Sonu Sood in its TVC
11 Bharti International (Singapore) buys additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo
12 GRSE delivered 5th & final ship in FPV series, ICGS Kanaklata Barua; 4th FPV to be exported to Seychelles Coast Guard
13 For the first time in human history, French astronomers witness signs of planet birth
14 Former European high jump champion Alexander Shustov of Russia banned for 4 years for doping
15 Padma Shri Pritam Singh, a pioneer in management education passed away at 78
16 Pierre Nkurunziza, The President of Burundi passed away at 55
17 Olympic gymnast Kurt Bilteaux Thomas, First American to bag gold in the Gymnastic World Championship passed away at 64
18 World Accreditation Day 2020 – June 9
19 UP govt. clears “Cow Slaughter Prevention (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020” to prevent cow slaughter
20 India ranked 56th safest country in the world from Covid- 19:Report