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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Prime Minister Inaugurates ‘Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan

Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Yojana was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi through video conferencing for migrant workers of Uttarpradesh. The local entrepreneurship will be promoted along with providing employment opportunities to migrant workers.
Key Points:-

  •  This is the largest employment generating program in the country which provided employment to about 1.25 crore people in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Maintaining ‘Do Gaj Ki Doori’ and covering face mask are the best precautions until a vaccine is found.
  • The scheme is launched in 31 districts with more than 25000 returnees.

About Uttar Pradesh:
Chief Minister: Yogi Adhitya Nath
Governor: Anandiben Patel
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NITI Aayog Launched Behaviour Change Campaign, ‘Navigating the New Normal’,and WebsiteNITI Aayog Launches Behaviour Change Campaign, ‘Navigating the New Normal’,and Website

i.In order to aware people about the norms to contain the spread of Covid-19 in “Unlock” phase, NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC) of Ashoka University, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), and Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) launched the behaviour change campaign ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and its website.
ii.The campaign has been formulated under the guidance of Empowered Group 6, chaired by NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant.
About Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF):
Co-Chair– Bill Gates & Melinda Gates
Headquarter– Washington, United States (US)
About Ministry of Women and Child Development:
Cabinet Minister– Smriti Zubin Irani (Constituency – Amethi, Uttar Pradesh)
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Cabinet Minister– Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Constituency – Chandni Chowk, New Delhi)
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Union Government Granted Rs 500 cr Emergency Funds to Armed Forces for War PreparednessGovt grants emergency funds

i.The financial power provided by the Central Government amid ongoing border tensions with China enables the three defence services (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force) to buy any weapon system or any in inventory upto Rs 500 cr in consultation with the Department of Military Affairs (DMA).
ii.The government has also decided to relax certain rules to reduce delays in military purchases such as allowing procurement of required weapons and equipment from a single vendor. 
About Indian Army:
Commander-in-Chief– President Ram Nath Kovind
Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS)– General Manoj Mukund Naravane
Headquarters– New Delhi
About Department of Military Affairs (DMA):
Parent department– Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)– General Bipin Rawat
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Karnataka Becomes the First State to Amend Industries (Facilitation) Act for Small, Medium and Large-scale IndustriesKarnataka Amends Industries Facilitation Act

On 25 June, The Karnataka Government amended the “ The Karnataka Industries(Facilitation) act, 2002”, in the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa, to facilitate and attract investment in the state.
Objective of the Act:-
The act helps to make simple regulations and procedures for requirements, creating an ideal environment for investment.
Note:- Gujarat and Rajasthan are the only two states in the country that have amended the act (for small scale industries only). Karnataka amended the act for small, medium and large scale industries. 
About Karnataka:
Capital: Bengaluru
Governor: Vajubhai Vala
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

“Vivekananda Yoga University” World’s First Yoga University Outside India launched in Los AngelesVivekananda Yoga University

i.As a part of International Yoga day, on 23rd June 2020,The “Vivekananda Yoga University”(VaYU) World’s First Yoga University outside India was launched in Los Angeles, United States of America.
ii.Launched by V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State of External Affairs and P P Chaudhary, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, over the virtual event at the Consulate General of India in New York.
iii.The first chairman of the VaYU is Dr. H R Nagendra.
About SVYASA:
Chancellor– H R Nagendra
Location– Bengaluru, Karnataka
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China to Join UN Arms Trade Treaty to Enhance World PeaceChina to join UN arms trade treaty

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) has agreed to join the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN-ATT) that is designed to control the flow of weapons into conflict zones. As a part of this treaty, China is committed to enhance peace and stability in the world.

  • Notably, China strictly controlled the export of military products as it only exports to sovereign countries and not to non-state actors.
  • As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) study in January 2020, China is the second largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States (US).

Point to be noted:
The Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 17-21 August 2020. Please note that the second preparatory meetings, originally scheduled from 14-17 April, 2020 are cancelled due to public health concerns of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
What is ATT?
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) entered into force on December 24, 2014 that requires member countries to keep records of international transfers of weapons and to prohibit cross-border shipments that could be used in human rights violations or attacks on civilians. Its aim is to contribute towards international and regional peace by promoting cooperation and transparency and reducing human suffering.

  • Number of States that have joined the ATT: 105
  • Namibia ratified to become the 106th member in April 2020. It will enter into force on July 27, 2020.

India Ranks 77th in Terms of Money Deposited in Swiss Banks, UK tops: SNB Statistics 2019India at 77th place swiss bank

According to the ‘Annual banking statistics, 2019’ released by Switzerland’s central bank Swiss National Bank (SNB), India is at the 77th position in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks at the end of the year 2019,compared to 74th  the previous year (i.e 2018). Indians account for only 0.06 % of the money deposited by foreigners in Swiss banks.
While, Britain holds the first place in this list with a share of 27 % of the total deposits.
i.The deposits of Indian citizens and companies in Swiss banks declined by 5.8 % to 899 million Swiss francs (Rs 6,625 crore) in 2019. 
About Swiss National Bank (SNB):
Headquarters– Zurich, Switzerland
Chairman– Thomas Jordan
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Overview of Rajnath Singh 3-day Visit to Russia from 23- 25, 2020 to Attend 75th Victory Day Parade of World War II75th Victory Day Parade of World War II

i.Minister of Defence (Raksha Mantri) Rajnath Singh paid a 3-day visit to Russia from June 23- 25, 2020 on the invitation of Defence Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day Parade and to strengthen the longstanding special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia.  
ii.A Tri-Service 75- Member Indian Military Contingent along with contingents of Russian Armed Forces and 17 other countries participated in the Victory Parade. The Indian marching contingent was led by a major rank officer of the gallant Sikh Light Infantry Regiment.

  • Rajnath Singh met Russian Deputy PM Yury Borisov to review India-Russia defence cooperation.
  • Rajnath Singh holds talks with Myanmar Military Chief.

About Myanmar:
Capital– Naypyitaw
Currency– Burmese kyat
President– U Win Myint
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BANKING & FINANCE

Yes Bank Launches Digital Wallet Solution ‘Yuva Pay’ in Partnership with UDMA Technologies to Enable Contactless Paymentsdigital wallet Yuva Pay

i.Yes Bank launches a digital wallet solution(app)‘Yuva Pay’ in partnership with UDMA Technologies Pvt Ltd to enable contactless payments for its customers. 
ii.The wallet is issued under minimum Know Your Client (KYC)  regulations.
iii.Features of Yuva Pay– Multi-Payment Option, Can be accessed on Smart & Feature phones, End to End Encryption with Multi-factor authentication which prevents hacking and Enables Privacy Protection.
About UDMA Technologies Pvt Ltd:
Headquarters– Karnataka
Founder & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Prashanth B
About Yes Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) & CEO– Prashant Kumar
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Lt Governor G C Murmu Launches Two Customized Loan Schemes of J&K Bank For Business CommunitiesJ&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme

On June 25, 2020, Girish Chandra Murmu, the lieutenant governor of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), has rolled out 2 customized loan schemes of J&K Bank namely ‘J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20’ and ‘J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20 for Hotels and Guest Houses’ with the aim to overcome business challenges that have stemmed up due to the prevailing conditions.
About Jammu & Kashmir Bank:
Headquarters– Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)- R K Chhibber
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu to get Arjuna Award 2018 after IWF clears doping chargesDope-cleared-Sanjita-Chanu-to-finally-get-Arjuna-award-for-2018

i.Indian Weightlifting Federation(IWLF) Secretary Sahdev Yadav informed that  2 time Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu will get the Arjuna award for 2018. 
ii.This comes after the International Weightlifting Federation(IWF) cleared her doping charges.
iii.The award is given to her as per the Delhi High Court order in 2018, where the selection committee was directed to consider her & keep the decision in a sealed cover until she was acquitted of the doping charges.
About Commonwealth Games Federation:
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
President– Dame Louise Martin DBE, Scotland
About IWF:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
(Note – Headquarter was changed recently from Budapest, Hungary after the resignation of IWF President Tamas Ajan)
Interim President– Ursula Garza Papandrea
About IWFL:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
President– Birendra Prasad Baishya
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

IRDAI Forms 9-Member Working Group Headed by Anjan Dey to Look Into Drone Insurance

Anjan dey Irdai sets up 9- member panelOn June 24, 2020, India’s insurance regulator, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formulated a 9-member working group(WG) headed by Anjan Dey, general manager of the New India Assurance, to suggest insurance products covering various risks involved in the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System(RPAS)/ Drones.
About the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI):
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman– Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia
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NGT Forms Committee Headed by Justice BP Katakey to investigate Assam Gas LeakNGT forms high-level committee

On 25th June 2020, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) formed a high level committee headed by Justice BP Katakey, former High Court judge of Gauhati, to investigate the blowout at Assam’s Baghjan oil well of Oil India Limited(OIL).
About OIL:
Chairman & Managing Director– Sushil Chandra Mishra
Head office– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
About Baghjan oil field:
The field has been operating since 2003 and has a total of 22 oil producing wells comprising 18 crude and 4 gas.
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SPORTS

Australia and New Zealand to Host The 2023 Women’s Football World CupAustralia-and-New-Zealand-named-hosts-for-2023-Women's-World-Cup-FIFA

i.On 25th June 2020,the FIFA(Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Council voted over a video conference and handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup Football tournament, the first 32-team women’s championship to Australia and New Zealand. ii.This is the first Women’s World Cup to be hosted in the Asia-Pacific Region.
About FIFA(Fédération Internationale de Football Association):
President– Gianni Infantino
Secretary General– Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura
Headquarters– Zurich, Switzerland
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Grandmaster P. Harikrishna becomes the 1st Indian to join the USD 150,000 Chessable MastersGrandmaster-P

Grandmaster P. Harikrishna debuted the Magnus Carlsen Chess(MCC) Tour 2020 by joining the players in the USD 150,000 Chessable Masters. He is the 1st Indian in the tour.

  • Harikrishna exited from the Chessable Masters with a final-round defeat to Alexander Grischuk

Key Info
MCC Tour is a 12-player field that includes the world’s top 6- Magnus Carlsen, Norway; Fabiano Caruana, United States of America (USA); Ling Diren, China; Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia;  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, France and Alexander Grishcuk, Russia. They are on the classical format ranking list.
About the tour
i.The Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour is an online series hosted by chess24.
ii.The tour includes the following namely; USD 250,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational(April 18 – May 3); USD 150,000 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge( May 19 – June 3), USD 150,000  Online Chess Masters(June 20 – July 5), USD 150,000 Legends of Chess(July 21 – August 5) and  USD 300,000 Tour Final(August 9 – August 20). 
Note– P. Harikrishna  is the runner-up in the World Stars Sharjah Online field 2020

OBITUARY

Vir Chakra Awardee 1971 War Hero Sqn. Ldr. Parvez Jamasji Passes AwayVir-Chakra-awardee-1971-war-hero-Sqn-Ldr-Parvez-Jamasji-passes-away

The Vir Chakra Awardee Sqn Ldr Parvez Jamasji (retd.), who was a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero died at 77, after a brief illness on 26th June 2020 in Mumbai. 
i.Jamasji is a resident of the Parsi Colony in Dadar. He started his service in 1965 and retired in 1985.
ii.He was a former Air Force officer and also a Helicopter pilot.
The Vir Chakra Citation:-
“ During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji was serving with a helicopter unit. His Helicopter flown by him was attacked twice by machine gun and twice by mortars. He showed great presence of mind and brought back his aircraft to the base.
“On one occasion his helicopter had engine failure over an enemy position, but he brought it safely to a post within our territory. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.”
 

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020: June 26 International-Day-in-Support-of-Victims-of-Torture-2020-June-26

i.United Nations(UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed annually on June 26 to raise awareness about the crime of torture. 
ii.The day aims to honour, support the victims and survivors worldwide.
iii.The UN General Assembly proclaimed the day through the resolution 52/149 on December 12, 1997.
About UN:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Secretary general– António Guterres
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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – June 26International-Day-against-Drug-Abuse-and-Illicit-Trafficking-2020-June-26

i.United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on June 26th to create awareness to the general public on the global problems caused due to drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
ii.The theme of 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Better Knowledge for better care”
About UNODC:
Executive Director– Ghada Waly of Egypt
Headquarters– Vienna, Austria
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STATE NEWS

Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan & CM Edappadi K.Palaniswami Inaugurates CBG Plants in Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Chief Minister, inaugurates CBG Plant

i.On 23rd June 2020, Edappadi K.Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Dharmendra Pradhan,Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, inaugurates Compressed Bio-Gas(CBG) Plants at Namakkal and CBG Fuel Stations at Pudhuchattiram and Rasipuram over a virtual platform.
ii.The 15 Tonnes per Day (TPD) CBG plant of Namakkal is set up by the IOT Infrastructure and Energy Services, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Germany’s Oiltanking GmbH at an expense of Rs. 25 crore
About Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas:
Minister– Dharmendra Pradhan
Secretary– Tarun Kapoor
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Centre Allocates Rs 4125 cr to Rejuvenate Small, Medium & Tiny Industries Sector in Tamil NaduCentre allocates Rs 4125 cr

The Central Government has allocated 4125 crore rupees to Tamil Nadu for rejuvenating the Small, Medium and Tiny industries sector.

  • It forms 10% of the total allocation of the scheme, and the scheme is being effectively implemented in the state.

Various implementation for smart city schemes:

  • TN Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palanisamy has laid the foundation stone for 166 crore rupees Pilloor joint water supply scheme.
  • The newly redesigned Ukkadam pond and pedestrian amenities built at a cost of 39 crore rupees are opened to the public.

About Tamil Nadu:
Capital: Chennai
Governor: Shri Banwarilal Purohit

Maharashtra Announced “Maha Parwana” to Attract Fresh Industrial Investment‘Maha Parwana’

On 25th June 2020, The government of Maharashtra announced the “Maha Parwana” to attract fresh investment in industries, for project execution, this plan will offer incentives and a single window clearance system.
About MAITRI:
Chairman– Harshadeep Kamble
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Objective– to attract investment and employment in the State
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29.53 sq km Tillari Forest Area in Dodamarg and Sawantwadi Range Declared as Conservation Reserve Area: Maharashtra

Tillari declared as conservation reserveOn June 24, 2020 Maharashtra forest department declared the  29.53 square kilometre Tillari forest area in Dodamarg and Sawantwadi range in coastal Sindhudurg district as a conservation reserve area. The Tilari ecosystem breeds tiger population and serves as the source population for the Sahyadri tiger reserve.
Key Info

  • This is the 1st conservation reserve in Sindhudurg district, 62nd for the state. It is the 13th such reserve in the western ghats. 
  • Tillari will be the 7th corridor in the state announced as a ‘conservation reserve’.

Reason behind the declaration 
i.The decision was made considering the ecological, zoological and floral significance of the area, which will play a vital role in wildlife conservation, particularly for the movement of tigers.
ii.The region is known for tigers, elephants, leopards, bison, sambar deer, barking deer and chaushinga.
About Tillari conservation reserve
Location– It  is located near the border of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, which connects Mhadei sanctuary in Goa and Bhimgad in Karnataka.
Significance- Tillari reserve has semi-evergreen forest, tropical moist deciduous forests, and a number of unique trees, butterflies, and flowers.
About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray 

AC GAZE

India’s PCI to decline by 5.4% during 2020-21 to Rs 1.43 lakh: SBI report

As per the report by the economic wing of State Bank of India (SBI), Covid-19 pandemic is likely to bring down India’s per capita income(PCI) by 5.4% in the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) to Rs 1.43 lakh from Rs 1.52 lakh in FY20. Delhi, Chandigarh, and Gujarat will be the worst hit with PCI falling 15.4%, 13.9% and 11.6% respectively in FY21 among states.

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S.no       Current Affairs 27 June 2020
1 Prime Minister Inaugurates ‘Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’
2 NITI Aayog Launched Behaviour Change Campaign, ‘Navigating the New Normal’,and Website
3 Union Government Granted Rs 500 cr Emergency Funds to Armed Forces for War Preparedness
4 Karnataka Becomes the First State to Amend Industries (Facilitation) Act for Small, Medium and Large-scale Industries
5 “Vivekananda Yoga University” World’s First Yoga University Outside India launched in Los Angeles
6 China to Join UN Arms Trade Treaty to Enhance World Peace
7 India Ranks 77th in Terms of Money Deposited in Swiss Banks, UK tops: SNB Statistics 2019
8 Overview of Rajnath Singh 3-day Visit to Russia from 23- 25, 2020 to Attend 75th Victory Day Parade of World War II
9 Yes Bank Launches Digital Wallet Solution ‘Yuva Pay’ in Partnership with UDMA Technologies to Enable Contactless Payments
10 Lt Governor G C Murmu Launches Two Customized Loan Schemes of J&K Bank For Business Communities
11 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu to get Arjuna Award 2018 after IWF clears doping charges
12 IRDAI Forms 9-Member Working Group Headed by Anjan Dey to Look Into Drone Insurance
13 NGT Forms Committee Headed by Justice BP Katakey to investigate Assam Gas Leak
14 Australia and New Zealand to Host The 2023 Women’s World Cup
15 Grandmaster P. Harikrishna becomes the 1st Indian to join the USD 150,000 Chessable Masters
16 Vir Chakra Awardee 1971 War Hero Sqn. Ldr. Parvez Jamasji Passes Away
17 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020: June 26
18 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – June 26
19 Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan & CM Edappadi K.Palaniswami Inaugurates CBG Plants in Tamil Nadu
20 Centre Allocates Rs 4125 cr to Rejuvenate Small, Medium & Tiny Industries Sector in Tamil Nadu
21 Maharashtra Announced “Maha Parwana” to Attract Fresh Industrial Investment
22 29.53 sq km Tillari Forest Area in Dodamarg and Sawantwadi Range Declared as Conservation Reserve Area: Maharashtra
23 India’s PCI to decline by 5.4% during 2020-21 to Rs 1.43 lakh: SBI report

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