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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

CM Uddhav Thackeray and Dr Harshvardhan e-launched ‘I-FLOWS’ a flood warning system in Mumbai Maharashtra Flood Warning System for Mumbai

i.The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan jointly launched the state-of-the-art Integrated Flood Warning System (I-FLOWS)Mumbai
ii.The system monitors the flood activities by providing early warning in the city during high rainfall and cyclone events by as early as 3 days in advance. 
iii.It was developed by India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) functioning under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
About MoES
Union Minister- Harsh Vardhan
Secretary- M Rajeevan
About NCMRWF
Chief Scientist (head)- Dr E. N. Rajagopal
HeadQuarter-Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

About IMD
Director-general-Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
HeadQuarter-New Delhi

About IITM
Director- Ravi Nanjundiah
HeadQuarter-Pune, Maharashtra

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BANKING & FINANCE

RBI sets up 5-member Internal working group headed by P K Mohanty to review ownership and control of Private banksRBI sets up panel to review corporate structure

On June 12, 2020, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a 5-member internal working group (IWG) headed by its Central Board Director Prasanna Kumar (PK) Mohanty to review ownership guidelines and corporate structure for private banks in light of recent developments in the banking sector. The committee is due to submit its report by 30th September 2020.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Formation– 1 April 1935
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, one is yet to be appointed).
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Exim Bank sanctions $215.68 mn LoC to Malawi govt for Drinking Water Supply SchemesExim Bank extends $216 million credit line

Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has provided a line of credit (LOC) of $215.68 million to the Malawi government for drinking water supply schemes and other development projects includes supply of irrigation network, tobacco threshing plant, cotton processing facilities and construction of a new water supply system from Likhubula river in Mulanje to Blantyre.
About Exim bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- David Rasquinha.
Act– Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981.
About Malawi:
Capital– Lilongwe
Currency– Malawian kwacha
President– Peter Mutharika
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Former NASA Astronaut & Geologist Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st Woman to Reach Deepest Point of OceanAstronaut-Kathy-Sullivan

On 7th June 2020, The 68-year-old Kathy Sullivan, Former NASA astronaut and Geologist became the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the ocean.
Challenger Deep:
i.It is located in the Mariana Trench, 7 miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean which is 200 miles southwest of Guam.
ii.This is the deepest point known in the Ocean.
Kathy Sullivan:
i.She joined NASA in 1978 and flew three shuttle missions and in 1993 she left NASA and started exploring oceanography.
ii.She became the under-secretary of Commerce for oceans and atmosphere in the United States.
Achievements:
i.She was the first American Woman to walk in space in 1984.
ii.In 2004 she was inducted into the Astronauts Hall of Fame.
iii.She was the 8th human to take the dive to Challenger Deep.
iv.She became the first human to visit both the space and the deepest known point in the Ocean.
The Expedition:
i.The expedition was coordinated by the company, EYOS Expeditions.
ii.Victor Vescovo, Millionaire adventurer and investor with Kathy as co-pilot of the 12 tonne Deep Sea Vehicle(DSV) – Limiting Factor took the dive.
iii.The expedition took around 10 hours to reach the Challengers Deep where the pressure is around 8 tonnes per square inch.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Pankaj Tripathi becomes brand ambassador of Patna’s Khadi Mall:Bihar Govt.Pankaj-Tripathi

On 12th June 2020, Pankaj Tripathi, Bollywood Actor, was appointed as the brand ambassador of Patna’s Khadi Mall by the Government of Bihar.He will also promote the usage of Khadi product.
i.The Khadi Mall in Patna is India’s first ever Kadhi mall & it was inaugurated by Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar in November 2019.
ii.Tripathi mentioned that he would not take any salary for this role.
About Bihar:
Governor– Phagu Chauhan
Chief Minister– Nitish Kumar 
Sanctuaries:
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin – Bhagalpur
Kanwar Jheel Bird Sanctuary – Begusarai

UTI Mutual Funds Appoint Imtaiyazur Rahman as CEO Imtaiyazur Rahman is appointed as the CEO

i.Board of United Trust India(UTI) Mutual Fund appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO ) of the UTI Asset Management Company (AMC)
ii.He will succeed Leo Puri whose 5-year tenure was over in August 2018.
About UTI Mutual Fund
Chief Financial Officer- Surojit Saha
Company Secretary– Arvind Patkar
HeadQuarter – Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ministry of Health launches a CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal ‘Aarogyapath’Aarogyapath, a web-based solution

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, the officer on Special Duty of  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal Aarogyapath (https://www.aarogyapath.in) to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies with the involvement of manufacturers, suppliers and customers.

  • The portal, developed by CSIR team in partnership with Sarvodaya Infotech and institutional users, will address the national needs in the current coronavirus pandemic scenario as well as the future normal scenarios.

About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan
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DRDO Develops Dry Heat Treatment Chamber “GermiKlean” to Sanitise Uniforms of Security ForceDRDO develops 'GermiKlean'

The sanitising dry heat treatment chamber “GermiKlean” – developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Saveer Biotech Limited to sanitise the uniforms of the security forces.
Key Points:
i.The sanitising chamber was developed to satisfy the requirements of the Delhi Police to sanitize their uniforms, canes, cane shields, helmets etc.
ii.The chamber is designed to sanitise 25 pairs of uniforms in 15 minutes.
iii.The chamber is placed at the Parliament Street Police Station.
About DRDO:
Chairman– Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi 

OBITUARY

India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at 100Vasant-Raiji,-India’s-oldest-first-class-cricketer,-dies-at-100

On June 13, 2020 India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji, a right-handed batsman passed away at 100 due to old-age at his residence in Walkeshwar in South Mumbai. He was born on January 26, 1920 in Vadodara(Baroda), Gujarat. 
Vasant Raiji’s career:
i.Cricket 
Vasant Raiji is a former opening batsman who represented Bombay, Baroda, and Cricket Club of India (CCI) in first-class cricket between 1941 and 1950.

  • Vasant Raiji made his first-class debut in 1939 for the CCI team that played against the Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur. 
  • He played 9 first-class matches in the 1940s, scoring 277 runs, where 68 is his highest score(in Baroda’s victory over Maharashtra in 1944-45) which includes his opening  batting for Bombay and Baroda in the Ranji Trophy.

ii.Chartered Accountant– By profession he is a chartered accountant
iii.Author– After his cricket career he became an author who wrote books about former Indian cricketers like Victor Trumper, CK Nayudu, LP Jai. His book gives a rare literature of cricketing history.
iv.He is a one of the founding members of the Jolly Cricket Club
About Gujarat:
Capital– Gandhinagar
Chief minister– Vijay Rupani
Governor– Acharya Devvrat

Veteran Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi passed away at 93Anand-Mohan-Zutshi-‘Gulzar’-Dehlvi

On June 12, 2020 Veteran Urdu poet & freedom fighter Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi passed away at 93 due to cardiac arrest at his residency in Noida after his recovery from COVID-19. He was born in Gali Kashmeerian,  Old Delhi in 1926.
Key Points:
i.Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi was the editor of the 1st Urdu science magazine, Science ki Duniya, published by the Government of India in 1975. 
ii.He played a prominent role in opening Urdu schools across India & has been a part of a number of mushairas(Poetic symposium), which includes  Jashn-e-Rekhta in 2015 and Jigar Fest in 2018.
About Delhi:
Chief Minister– Arvind Kejriwal
Governor– Anil Baijal

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 – June 13International-Albinism-Awareness-Day

13th June of every year is observed as the International Albinism Awareness Day(IAAD) to create awareness about albinism and the human rights for the people with albinism. The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) proclaimed June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day in its resolution in 2014 and celebrated it for the first time in 2015.
The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 is “Made to Shine”
About Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR):
High Commissioner– Michelle Bachelet
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
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STATE NEWS

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches surveillance app ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’ app to detect COVID-19COVID-19-house-to-house-surveillance

On June 12, 2020 Punjab Chief Minister(CM) Amarinder Singh launched mobile based app ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’ app through video conference to conduct house-to-house surveillance in the state to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic.

The app had been developed and designed in-house by the Health Department, and had been field tested in Patiala and Mansa.
Key Points
i.The survey captures a person’s full medical conditions for the previous week and his / her co-morbidities(one or more additional conditions often co-occurring with  a primary condition)
ii.This app enables the state to further develop a database for its COVID containment strategy and create targeted interventions for the community.
iii.The survey will be conducted by Accredited Social Health Activist(ASHA) workers and community volunteers 
About Punjab:
Capital– Chandigarh
Chief Minister– Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor– Vijayender Pal(V.P.) Singh Badnore

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S.no  Current Affairs 14 & 15 June 2020
1 CM Uddhav Thackray and Dr Harshvardhan e-launched ‘I-FLOWS’ a flood warning system in Mumbai
2 RBI sets up 5-member Internal working group headed by P K Mohanty to review ownership and control of Private banks
3 Exim Bank sanctions $215.68 mn LoC to Malawi govt for Drinking Water Supply Schemes
4 Former NASA Astronaut & Geologist Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st Woman to Reach Deepest Point of Ocean
5 Pankaj Tripathi becomes brand ambassador of Patna’s Khadi Mall
6 UTI mutual funds appoint Imtaiyazur Rahman as CEO
7 Ministry of Health launches a CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal ‘Aarogyapath’
8 DRDO Develops Dry Heat Treatment Chamber “GermiKlean” to Sanitise Uniforms of Security Force
9 India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at 100
10 Veteran Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi passed away at 93
11 International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 – June 13
12 Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches surveillance app ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’ app to detect COVID-19

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