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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

R. K. Singh launches pan-India Real Time Market in electricity through VCPan-India Real-Time Market in electricity launched

i.Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), R. K. Singh launched pan-India Real Time Market(RTM) in electricity through video conference in New Delhi, which has positioned Indian electricity market in the league of few electricity markets in the world, which have a RTM.
ii.RTM is an organized market platform that enables buyers and sellers pan-India to meet their energy requirement closer to real time of operation.
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MEITY launched 3 new schemes worth Rs 50,000 cr to boost electronic manufacturing in IndiaCentre launches schemes to boost electronic manufacturing

i.These schemes will contribute in achieving a USD 1 Trillion digital economy and a USD 5 Trillion GDP by 2025
The three schemes are:

  • Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing,
  • Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) 
  • Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme

About India’s Electronic Industry:
The electronics industry of India is one of the fastest growing sectors, expected to reach $400 billion by 2025.

  • It has grown from Rs. 1,90,366 crore in 2014 to Rs. 4,58,000 in 2018. 
  • The country’s share in global manufacturing also rose from 1.3% in 2012 to 3% in 2018. 
  • Between 2018 and 2019, exports grew by 38% year-on-year.

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Expert Committees on Rationalization of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies headed by Bimal Julka submitted report to MIB
Review of Autonomous Bodies submit report

i.Both committees were headed by Bimal Julka for rationalisation and professionalisation of film institutes.
ii.The committees had recommended specific roadmaps for the development of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Films division, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute(SRFTI), Children’s Film Society of India(CSFI), Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), and National Film Archives of India etc. 
About Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:
Union Minister– Prakash Javadekar
Secretary– Amit Khare
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MoD places orders with OFB to supply 156 upgraded tanks worth of Rs 1,094 crore for ArmyGovt places indent for supply of 156 combat vehicles

The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Telangana’s Medak, to supply 156 BMP 2/2k Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) worth Rs 1,094 crore for the Indian army. There are plans to induct these advanced feature vehicles into the army by 2023.
i.These vehicles will be powered by 285 horsepower engines & can run at a speed of 65 km per hour even in cross country area.
About Ministry of Defence:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State– Shripad Yesso Naik
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO Launched ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ for equal access to Life-saving TechCOVID-19 Technology Access Pool

i.This was launched after 35 countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed for this pool to support it.
ii.The countries who have signed this pool will have collective ownership of COVID-19 treatment which means that it will avoid the patent laws that act as a barrier in sharing the crucial supplies amid the outbreak. 
About WHO:
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland 
About Costa Rica:
President– Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Capital– San Jose
Currency– Costa Rican colon
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BANKING & FINANCE

DBS Bank India partners with TCIL to facilitate real time payments for truck drivers by  DBS RAPID solutionDBS Bank partners with TCIL for real time payments to truck drivers

i.DBS Bank India partnered with Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL)to facilitate real time payments for truck drivers by DBS RAPID(Real Time Application Program Interface-APIs by DBS) solution to enable them to receive payments instantly. 
ii.The bank has proposed to set up a Unified Payments Interface(UPI)-based real-time payments solution which is available 24x7x365,considering the large volumes of transactions & round-the-clock nature of the operations.
About DBS Group:
Headquarters– Singapore
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Director– Piyush Gupta 
About DBS Bank India Limited:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashthra
Managing Director(MD) and CEO– Surojit Shome 
About TCIL:
Corporate Office– Gurgaon, Haryana
Chairman and MD– D P Agarwal
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Indian writer Kritika Pandey wins regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prizeIndian writer Kritika Pandey wins regional award

i.On 2nd June 2020, Kritika Pandey, a 29-year-old Indian Writer from Ranchi, was announced as the winner of regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize for her story “The Great Indian Tee and Snakes”.
ii.The overall winner for the 2020 Commonwealth short story will be announced on June 30.
About Commonwealth Writers:
Programme Manager- Janet Steel
Senior Programme Officer- Emma D’Costa
Headquarters- London, United Kingdom
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SEEDS, an Indian NGO wins ‘World No Tobacco Day Award 2020’: WHODelhi-based NGO wins WHO award

i.The World Health Organization(WHO) has accorded the World No Tobacco Day Award 2020 to Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society(SEEDS), an Indian non-governmental organization(NGO).
ii.It is one among the 3 SouthEast Asian Region awardees, for its efforts to ban pan masala, gutkha, e-cigarettes and hookah in Bihar and Jharkhand. 
iii.Deepak Mishra, executive director of the SEEDS has been nominated by the ministry as a member of the task force on the de-addiction campaign.
About SEEDS:
Head Office– New Delhi, India
Regional Office– Patna, Bihar
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan
Minister of State– Ashwini KumarChoubey
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS   

Uday Kotak Take over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President Uday Kotak takes over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President

On 3rd June 2020, The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) announced its new office bearers for 2020-2021. Uday Kotak, Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank succeeds Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar System and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor as the new President of CII.
About CII:
President- Uday Kotak
Vice President- Sanjiv Bajaj
President Designated- TV Narendran
Established- 1895
Headquarters- New Delhi
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Virendra Nath Datt took additional charge as CMD of National Fertilizers LimitedV N Datt takes over as C&MD

Shri Virendra Nath Datt has taken over the additional charge as chairman and managing director (CMD) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). He has been director (marketing) of the company since October 2018.
Datt replaces Shri Manoj Mishra as CMD, who represents the post form 2015-2020.
About National Fertilizers Limited (NFL):
HeadOffice– Noida,Uttar Pradesh
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       SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SANSA & NASA collaborates to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyondSouth Africa, Nasa collaborate to support human missions

i.The South African National Space Agency(SANSA) has partnered with National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) to host a deep-space ground station to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. 
ii.South Africa became the 4th country(4th site)after the United States of America, Spain and Australia to host a deep space ground station.
iii.This site will be integrated into an existing network of three sites, will complement the other sites & provide improved coverage and redundancy for critical mission support.
About NASA:
Headquarters– Washington, United States.
Administrator– James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine 
About SANSA:
Headquarters– Gauteng, South Africa
Chief Executive Officer– Valanathan Munsami
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Rare ‘first of its kind’ Trojan asteroids called 2019 LD2 detected near Jupiter’s Orbit by astronomers at the “ATLAS” Institute of Astronomy New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter

  • Astronomers at Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii’s discovered a rare space object.
  • The rare asteroid called 2019 LD2 with a comet-like-tail among the Jupiter Trojans, moving in the same orbit as Jupiter. 

About Project ATLAS
ATLAS is an asteroid impact early warning system being developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. It consists of two telescopes, 100 miles apart, which automatically scan the whole sky several times every night looking for moving objects.  
Project Head– Dr John Tonry
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ENVIRONMENT

ASI team discovers 1100-year-old Shiva lingam in Vietnam during temple excavationASI team discovers monolithic Shiva Linga in Vietnam

On May 27, 2020, A 4-member team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered a 1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shiva lingam, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva, at the Cham Temple Complex located in My Son Sanctuary of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.
About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Director General– Smt. V Vidyavathi
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SPORTS

Kiren Rijiju launches 25 day Khelo India Community Coach Development programmeKhelo India Community Coach Development programme

i.Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated & launched a  25 day Khelo India Community Coach Development programme, an online development programme
ii.It is to equip 15,000 Physical Education(PE) Teachers and community coaches across India to train students to take up fitness and sport as a way of life.
iii.This program aims to boost India’s objective of becoming a sporting nation
About Ministry of HRD:
Union Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre
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OBITUARY

Former Pakistan’s First-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh passed away at 51 due to COVID-19Ex-Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh dies

On 2nd June 2020, Former Pakistani first class cricketer Riaz Sheikh passed away at the age of 51 in Karachi, Pakistan after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. He became the second professional cricketer in Pakistan to die due to COVID-19. He was born on 24th December 1968 in Karachi, Sind, Pakistan.
Career:
i.Riaz Sheikh played 43 first-class and 25 List A matches in his domestic career from his debut in 1987 to 2005.
ii.He took 116 wickets in the first class matches and 30 wickets in List A matches.
iii.He played for the Teams like Karachi Whites, Karachi, Karachi Blues, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Public Works Department and Defence Housing Authority from 1986 to 2005.
iv.After his retirement from professional cricket he became the head coach in the Moin Khan Cricket Academy.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Bicycle Day 2020 – June 3World Bicycle Day

i.June 3rd of every year is celebrated as World Bicycle Day to promote the simple, affordable, reliable, clean and eco-friendly sustainable transportation. 
ii.The General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 3rd as the World Bicycle day in April 2018, to recognise the versatility and uniqueness and longevity of the bicycle.
About UN General Assembly:
President- Tijjani Muhammad Bande
Under-Secretary General- Movses Abelian
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International Sex Workers Day 2020 – June 2International sex workers day

Every year June 2nd is celebrated as the International Sex Workers Day ensure that the sex workers enjoy the same rights as all the other human beings and tackle the abuse and trafficking problems.
Background:
More than 100 sex workers occupied the Saint-Nizier Church, Lyon, France On 2nd June 1975 to express their anger on being treated as criminals and their disgraceful living conditions with a banner saying “Our Children do not want their mothers to go to jail” broadcasted their campaign to the world through the media .The gathered were brutally raided by the police on June 10.
Recognition of Sex Workers and their rights:
i.The National Human Rights Institutions asked the governments to be accountable to protect the sex workers from the discrimination, harassment, abuse and violence by police and other government officials.
ii.The International Labour Organisations(ILO) and United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) emphasised the need for legal rights to occupational health and safety and right to participate in the developing workplace of safety and health.
iii.National AIDS Control Organization(NACO) takes necessary measures to provide support and equal rights to the sex workers and to protect the men and women who are forced to be sex workers.

STATE NEWS

Kerala announces K-FON to provide free internet by December 2020, first state to declare internet as a fundamental right Kerala's free internet project to be commissioned in December

On 29th May 2020 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on a Rs.1500 crore Kerala Fiber Optic Network(K-FON) project executed by the association of  Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL), RailTel Corporation(Public sector companies) andSRIT and LS Cables(Private sector companies) to provide free internet access for the poor by December 2020 and become the first state to declare the internet as a fundamental right of the citizen.
About Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL):
Chairman & MD- M V Gowtama
Established- 1954
Headquarters- Bangalore, Karnataka
About RailTel:
Chairman & MD- Puneet Chawla
Established- 2000
Headquarters- New Delhi
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Kondapochamma Sagar project inaugurated by Telangana CM Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurates Kondapochamma Sagar project

  • The last and vital Markbook pump house of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project(KLIP), was inaugurated on May 29 2020 by the Chief Minister of Telangana K  Chandrasekhar Rao. 
  • It has a capacity to lift 2 TMCs of water per day.

About Telangana
Capital– Hyderabad 
Governor– Tamilisai Soundararajan 
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AC GAZE

South African Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins 2020 Christophe Mérieux Prize

South African HIV researcher, Professor, Quarraisha Abdool Karim has won a 2020 Christophe Mérieux Prize (French prize) for her work at the Durban-based Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa(Caprisa) with a prize amount of € 500 000(INR-Rs.42351154.98).

US, UK proposed expansion of G7 grouping

The United States(US) and the United Kingdom(UK) have proposed the expansion of the G7 grouping. While the United States has proposed G7+4 ,which includes India, Australia, South Korea and Russia,the United Kingdom wants a G7+3, calling it ’10 Democracies (D10)’ which excludes Russia.
For more details click here
https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/us-uk-propose-expansion-of-g7-grouping-to-counter-china-1683926-2020-05-31

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S.no     Current Affairs 4 June 2020
1 R. K. Singh launches pan-India Real Time Market in electricity through VC
2 MEITY launched 3 new schemes worth Rs 50,000 cr to boost electronic manufacturing in India
3 Expert Committees on Rationalization of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies submitted report to MIB
4 MoD places orders with OFB to supply 156 upgraded tanks worth of Rs 1,094 crore for Army
5 WHO Launched ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ for equal access to Life-saving Tech
6 DBS Bank India partners with TCIL to facilitate real time payments for truck drivers by  DBS RAPID solution
7 Indian writer Kritika Pandey wins regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize
8 SEEDS, an Indian NGO wins ‘World No Tobacco Day Award 2020’: WHO
9 Uday Kotak Take over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President
10 Virendra Nath Datt took additional charge as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited
11 SANSA & NASA collaborates to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond
12 Rare ‘first of its kind’ Trojan asteroids called 2019 LD2 detected near Jupiter’s Orbit by astronomers at the “ATLAS” Institute of Astronomy
13 ASI team discovers 1100-year-old Shiva lingam in Vietnam during temple excavation
14 Kiren Rijiju launches 25 day Khelo India Community Coach Development programme
15 Former Pakistan’s First-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh passed away at 51 due to COVID-19
16 World Bicycle Day 2020 – June 3
17 International Sex Workers Day 2020 – June 2
18 Kerala announces K-FON to provide free internet by December 2020, first state to declare internet as a fundamental right
19 Kondapochamma Sagar project inaugurated by Telangana CM
20 South African Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins 2020 Christophe Mérieux Prize
21 US, UK proposed expansion of G7 grouping

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