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Current Affairs 5 June 2020

Current Affairs June 5 2020

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

HRD & Urban development ministries & AICTE jointly launches 1st of its kind student internship programme, “TULIP”TULIP

On June 4, 2020, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, Minister, Human Resource Development, Shri Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have jointly launched a 1st of its kind online portal for `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’ – A program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country.
About All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Anil Sahasrabudhe
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Citizen skill mapping under Vande Bharat Mission called “SWADES” launched by Govt.Govt launches SWADES to conduct skill mapping

  • The joint initiative by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE), Ministry of Civil Aviation  (MoCA) and Ministry of External Affairs(MEA).
  • SWADES is launched in order to conduct a skill mapping exercise of the returning citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). 

About Vande Bharat Mission:
The government initiated to bring back stranded Indian nationals home during coronavirus-induced lockdown from other countries. Flights have been deployed for the mission to bring back its citizens since May 2020.
About MSDE:
Minister Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
About MoCA:
Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri 
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Cabinet approvals on June 3, 2020Cabinet approves fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy

On June 3, 2020, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has given the following approvals:

  • Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mukherjee Trust
  • Cabinet approves re-establishment of PCIM&H under AYUSH Ministry by merging PLIM & HPL 
  • Govt approved setting up of an “Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Project Development Cells (PDCs)” in Ministries/Departments for attracting FDIs
  • Cabinet approved historic amendment to the Essential Commodities Act
  • Cabinet approved ‘The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020’
  • Cabinet approved ‘The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020’
  • Govt clears plan to suspend IBC for 6 months, ordinance soon

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Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the areas of EnvironmentCabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan

i.The Union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between India & Bhutan to improve cooperation in the areas of Environment.
ii.Objective of MoU- MoU will helps to establish & promote the long term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources based on equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country.
About Bhutan:
Capital– Thimphu(the largest city of Bhutan)
Currency– Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)
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Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam & BiharCabinet Approves implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

On the lines of the announcement made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 regarding Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to provide “Functional Household Tap Connection” (FHTC) to 18 Crore rural households of the country by the year 2024, the Centre has approved funds for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the following states during FY2020-2021:

  • Centre approves Rs 812 crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Odisha
  • Centre approves Rs 175 crore for implementation of JJM in Meghalaya
  • Centre approves Rs 1,407 crore for implementation of JJM in Assam during 2020-21
  • Centre allocates over Rs 1,832.66 cr for implementation of JJM in Bihar
  • Arunachal Pradesh plans to provide tap connection to all rural households by March 2023
  • Puducherry plans to provide tap connections to all rural households in 2020-21

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Govt starts process of consultation for 5th science, technology and innovation policy 2020Consultation process for STIP

The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have jointly started the process of consultation for the new & 5th national Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP 2020).
i.Four important tracks have been included in the formulation process of this 6-month long new policy, which integrates the lessons from COVID-19 for a new India, as well as the opportunity for a Atmanirbhar Bharat (self- reliant) India.
About Ministry of Science & Technology:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan
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BANKING & FINANCE

IndusInd Bank rolls out India’s 1st mobile app based facility for opening current accountsIndusInd Bank launches mobile app

On June 04, 2020, IndusInd Bank Limited, an Indian new generation bank, has introduced a first-of-its-kind facility for customers to open current accounts (CA) through its ‘Indus Corporate’ mobile app
i.Current account can be opened for all types of businesses including proprietorships, partnerships and private and public limited companies through this facility.
About IndusInd Bank Limited:
Headquarters– Pune, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Sumant Kathpalia
Chairman- Arun Tiwari
Tagline– We Make You Feel Richer
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Axis Bank MasterCard and Worldline launches ‘Soft POS’, first financial payments service : Transform SmartPhones for Merchant POS terminals

Mastercard, Axis Bank and Worldline launch Soft POS newi.Axis Bank Ltd, Mastercard India &  Worldline India partnered to launch a digital point-of-sale(POS) solution ‘Soft POS’, the 1st financial payments service in India to transform everyday smartphones into merchant POS terminals. It helps offline merchants and Kirana stores accept payments using their smartphones.
ii.Through this app merchants who traditionally accept cash payments will now have a simpler and more secure way to manage transactions.
About Axis Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer– Amitabh Chaudhry

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 ECONOMY & BUSINESS

GAIL (India) Ltd & EESL signs MoU for development of Trigeneration projects in India through VCGAIL,EESl sign MoU for trigeneration projects

i.State-owned Natural gas company GAIL (India) Ltd and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd(EESL) signed Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for development of ”trigeneration” projects in India through video conference(VC).
ii.Aim of MoU– To build a close strategic partnership between the two companies by jointly exploring business opportunities in the trigeneration business segment in India
About GAIL:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
About EESL:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Rajeev Sharma
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    APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar joins Rohit, Hima as brand ambassador of AdidasManushi Chhillar Adidas brand ambassador

On 4th June 2020, The former Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar joined Rohit Sharma, Indian star Batsman, Hima Das Sprinter from Assam and Actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador of Adidas.
Key Points:
i.Chhillar becomes Adidas’s forerunner in their mission to inspire women to embrace fitness and to create a beneficial social impact through sports. 
ii.She supports the #HOMETEAMHERO challenge of Adidas to stay physically and mentally fit in the lockdown due to COVID-19 and use sports as a platform to inspire and encourage the women and children to take up sports.
iii.Adidas encourage the people around the world to participate in the #HOMETEAMHERO to support WHO’s Covid-19 Response fund.
iv.Adidas will donate 1 USD for every hour clocked in the adidas Running and Training apps till 7th June.

On Menstrual Hygiene Day Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar joins UNICEF’s “Red Dot Challenge”Manushi Chillar joins hands with UNICEF

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, 28th May 2020, 23-year-old, former Miss World Manushi Chhillar collaborated in the global initiative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the “Red Dot Challenge” to create awareness and to educate the girls about menstrual hygiene and construction of sanitation facilities and access to hygiene products.
About UNICEF:
President of UNICEF Executive Board– Rabab Fatima(Bangladesh)
Executive Director– Henrietta H. Fore
Headquarters– New York, United States. 
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

For the comfort of PPE Wearers DRDO Develops “SUMERU-PACS”SUMERU-PACS to keep PPE wearers comfortable

Defence Research Development Organisation(DRDO) developed “SUMERU-PACS”, a personal air circulation system to provide comfort for the doctors and healthcare workers who wear Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) for more than 6 hours and suffer due to sweating.
SUMERU-PACS:
i.The small backpack-like device weighing approximately 500 grams acts as a personal air circulation device keeps the wearer comfortable and cool in a 39 degree celsius environment.
ii.The device pumps the outside air in through a filter and through the front face opening of the device the moist air goes out, cooling the neck and head. 
About DRDO:
Chairman– Satheesh Reddy
Formed– 1958

OBITUARY

National awardee and Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee dies

On June 4, 2020 Veteran filmmaker-screenwriter Basu Chatterjee passed away over the age of 90 in his Santacruz residence, Mumbai due to age-related health issues. He worked in Hindi & Bengali cinema and was a dialogue writer and produced a few films. He received the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare in 1992 for his film Durga. He was born on January 10, 1930, in Ajmer, British India. 
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BOOKS & AUTHORS

Luke Coutinho’s new book “The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive” on benefits of ‘dry fasting diet’A new book The Dry Fasting Miracle From Deprive to Thrive (1)

The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive, a book on the benefits of dry fasting diet by the famous personal lifestyle coach and author, Luke Coutinho and co-authored by a member of UAE’s Ajman royal Family, Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, published under the Ebury Press a division of Penguin Random House and the ebook version is available on Kindle. 
About Penguin Random House India:
CEO- Gaurav Shrinagesh
Established- 1985
Headquarters- Gurgaon, Haryana
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IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2020 – June 4International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

4th June of every year is observed as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression decided by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA)  to acknowledge the physical, mental and emotional abuse on the children around the world
About UNSC:
Headquarters- New York, United States of America
Permanent Members- China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States 
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STATE NEWS

J&K Lt Governor launches salary tracker mobile app “MeraVetan (Version – 1)” for government employeesJK Employees Salary Tracker Mobile App MeraVetan

On 3rd June 2020, The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu launched the first version of the Salary Tracker Mobile app “MeraVetan” developed by the National Informatics Centre(NIC) – J&K State Centre on the Android Platform to provide end to end computerization of JK Payment System(JKPaySys) application, at the Raj Bhavan.
About NIC J&K:
Deputy Director General- Abhay Kumar (State Informatics Officer)
Established- 1988
Headquarters- Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir
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AC GAZE

Chhattisgarh govt launches a campaign “Spandan” for police

Chhattisgarh Police have launched a special campaign titled “spandan” to check mental stress and depression among their personnel by conducting interactive programmes and arranging counselling sessions, music and yoga therapies.The motive of the campaign is prevent the force from depression and stress pushing them to take extreme steps.

Facebook to acquire 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms via Jaadhu Holdings

As per regulatory documents, Facebook will acquire 9.9 per cent stake in Jio Platforms via a new entity Jaadhu Holdings LLC, which was announced in April 2020 with an investment of $ 5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore). Jaadhu is a newly incorporated company formed in March 2020 under the laws of the State of Delaware, US(United States) and is not engaged in any business in India or anywhere.
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S.no      Current Affairs 5 June 2020
1 HRD & Urban development ministries jointly launches student internship programme called “TULIP”
2 Citizen skill mapping under Vande Bharat Mission called “SWADES” launched by Govt.
3 Cabinet approvals on June 3, 2020
4 Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the areas of Environment
5 Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam & Bihar
6 Govt starts process of consultation for 5th science, technology and innovation policy 2020
7 IndusInd Bank rolls out India’s 1st mobile app based facility for opening current accounts
8 Axis Bank MasterCard and Worldline launches ‘Soft POS’, first financial payments service : Transform SmartPhones for Merchant POS terminals
9 GAIL (India) Ltd & EESL signs MoU for development of Trigeneration projects in India through VC
10 Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar joins Rohit, Hima as brand ambassador of Adidas
11 On Menstrual Hygiene Day Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar joins UNICEF’s “Red Dot Challenge”
12 For the comfort of PPE Wearers DRDO Develops “SUMERU-PACS”
13 National awardee and Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away
14 Luke Coutinho’s new book “The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive” on benefits of ‘dry fasting diet’
15 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2020 – June 4
16 J&K Lt Governor launches salary tracker mobile app “MeraVetan (Version – 1)” for government employees
17 Chhattisgarh govt launches a campaign “Spandan” for police
18 Facebook to acquire 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms via Jaadhu Holdings

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