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Current Affairs 7 June 2020

Current Affairs June 7 2020

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Power Minister RK Singh initiated ‘#iCommit’ campaign on the occasion of WED on June 5, 2020
Power Minister launches the #iCommit initiative

i.“#iCommit initiative” is headed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of the Ministry of Power.
ii.This initiative aims towards the enhancement of energy system by involving governments, corporates, multilateral and bilateral organisations, Think Tanks, and individuals.
About EESL:
It is a Joint Venture (JV) of four reputed public-sector undertakings – NTPC (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) Limited, REC (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited) Limited, and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited. 
Chairman– Rajeev Sharma
Managing Director (MD)– Saurabh Kumar
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Nitin Gadkari launches UNDP national awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’national awareness campaign Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 05, 2020), Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Shri Nitin Gadkari has launched the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) national awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’ through a video conference with the aim to reduce or eliminate cases of death on the roads.
i.Gadkari also asked all agencies to comply with the provisions issued by the Wildlife Institute of India under “Eco friendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife” in order to take care of wildlife.
About Ministry of Road Transport and Highways:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State- Vijay Kumar Singh
About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
Headquarters– New York, US
Administrator– Achim Steiner
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Amritsar included in Delhi-Katra expressway; Punjab stretch to be converted into Greenfield Expressway Nitin Gadkari accepts demand for Greenfield Expressway to Amritsar

i.A Greenfield connectivity will be developed in Punjab stretch of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway to Amritsar City from Nakodar in Jalandhar (Punjab) via five historic towns of Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib and Tarn Taran.
ii.It should be noted that this expressway is a part of Bharatmala Pariyojana with a total outlay of Rs 60,000 crore while its first phase involve investment of about Rs 25,000 crore i.e. Delhi-Amritsar.
About Punjab:
Capital– Chandigarh
Chief Minister– Captain Amarinder Singh
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DPIIT revises public procurement order to Encourage “Make in India” and enhance employmentDepartment of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

To encourage the Make In India initiative and to increase the income and employment generation the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT) revised the public procurement order,2017 on 29th May 2019
Key Points:
i.The Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals identified around 55 types of chemicals, petrochemicals, pesticides and Dyestuff and assessed the domestic manufacturing capacity and local competition.
ii.For the 27 out of the 55 identified products, The local suppliers are eligible to bid for the estimated procurement value between Rs.5 lakh to Rs. 50 Lakh.
iii.For the remaining 28 products irrespective of the bid amount the procuring entities shall make procurement only from the local suppliers. 
iv.The Department of Chemical and petrochemicals prescription of local content of local chemicals and petrochemical content in public procurement:

  • Min 60% for 2020-21 
  • Min 70% for 2021-23
  • Min 80% for 2023-25

v.Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State shipping and Chemical and Fertilizer mentioned that the mandatory public procurement of Chemicals and Petrochemicals to boost manufacturing and production of goods, services and works will promote Make in India Initiative and strengthen Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

India loses 750 tigers during 2012-2019; Madhya Pradesh topped: NTCA DataIndia loses 750 tigers in last eight years

i.Of the total tiger mortalities, 369 were due to natural causes, 168 due to poaching, 70 deaths are under scrutiny and 42 due to unnatural reasons, including accident or conflicts events.
ii.Maharashtra has reported second highest deaths, as it lost 125 big cats during this period followed by 111 in Karnataka, 88 in Uttarakhand, 54 each in Tamil Nadu and Assam, 35 each in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, 17 in Rajasthan, 11 in Bihar and West Bengal and 10 in Chhattisgarh.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital– Bhopal
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chouhan
About NTCA:
Chairperson– Prakash Javadekar
Headquarter– New Delhi
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BANKING & FINANCE

SBI launches separate FI&MM vertical for agriculture and small businessesSBI separate vertical to drive

State Bank of India (SBI) has created a separate Financial Inclusion and Micro Market (FI&MM) vertical within the bank with an exclusive focus to provide financial services to people engaged in agriculture and allied activities and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The new wing will be headed by deputy managing director (DMD) of the bank Sanjeev Nautiyal at the national level.
About State Bank of India (SBI):
Formation– 1 July 1955
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar
Tagline– The banker to every Indian; With you- all the way; A bank of the common man; Pure banking, nothing else.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Hyderabad International Airport receives Platinum Recognition in ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports recognition 2020Asia-Pacific Green Airports Platinum Recognition 2020

On 5th June 2020, World Environment Day, In Asia-Pacific Annual Green Airport Recognition 2020 Airports Council International(ACI) awarded the highest Platinum Recognition to GMR led Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport(RGHIA) for their effective water management under the 15-35 Million Passengers per annum(MPPA) category.
About ACI:
Director General– Angela Gittens
About GMR:
Founder & Chairman– Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao
MD & CEO– Grandhi Kiran Kumar
Head Office– New Delhi
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Rohit Sharma becomes 1st ever brand ambassador of IIFL Finance
Rohit Sharma Becomes IIFL Brand Ambassador

On 28th May 2020, Vice-Captain of Indian Cricket Team in limited-overs, Rohit Sharma became the first brand ambassador of the IIFL Finance.IIFL finance is one of the leading Non-Banking Finance Companies of India which manages over Rs. 36,000 crore assets.
About IIFL Finance:
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– V.K.Chopra
Executive Director& CEO  – Sumit Bali

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Krishnendu Majumdar, the 1st Indian origin from UK appointed as Chair of BAFTA BAFTA appoints Krishnendu Majumdar as Chairperson

On June 2, 2020 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts(BAFTA) appointed Emmy-winning television producer of ‘Hoff The Record’ Krishnendu Majumdar as its  chairperson for the next 3 years. He becomes the 1st Indian origin Chair from the United Kingdom(UK) in its 73 year-long history & is also the youngest chair in 35 years. He succeeds Pippa Harris who will continue as a deputy chairperson.
Note: Due to lack of diversity in this year’s Film Awards nominations he will also chair BAFTA’s Awards Review.
Gist about Krishnendu Majumdar
i.Krishnendu Majumdar was born in South Wales to Bengali parents.
ii.He has worked for 14 years in BAFTA & has been deputy chair of BAFTA for one year. In BAFTA he served as the chair of the Learning and New Talent Committee (2006-2010), the chair of the Television Committee (2015-2019) and a member of the board of trustees for 9 years. 
iii.Majumdar & Richard Yee founded independent banner Me + You Productions in 2012, by which they have produced the critically acclaimed Dominic Savage drama series I Am for Channel 4
iv.He is the 1st & only person to be trained on both Independent Television News(ITN) and British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) Production Trainee schemes, working across both ITN and the BBC at the beginning of his career. 
About BAFTA:
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
President– Prince William,  Duke of Cambridge

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Pest Day 2020: June 6World Pest Day 2020

i.World Pest Day or World Pest Awareness Day is celebrated every year on June 6 to raise awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life. 
ii.The day is initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association(FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association(NPMA), and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations(CEPA).
About FAOPMA:
Administrative Office– Hong Kong
President – Vasili Tsoutouras
About NPMA:
Headquarters- Virginia, United States
President– Chris Gorecki
About CEPA:
The European pest management services trade association reunites national associations and companies along the whole pest management chain in 23 European countries. 
President– Henry Mott
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UN Russian Language Day 2020 – June 6UN Russian Language Day 2020

June 6th is annually celebrated as the Russian Language Day by the United Nation(UN) to promote and support Multilingualism and cultural diversity and to celebrate the birthday of the famous Russian poet Alexander Puskin who was born on 6th June 1799.
i.The Department of Public Information (Department of Global Communication) made the decision to designate Language days on International Mother Language Day as the initiative of UNESCO.
ii.The First UN Russian Language Day was celebrated in 2010.
About Department of Global Communication (UN):
Head of Department– Melissa Fleming (United States)
Established– 1946
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International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2020 – June 5International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2020

i.June 5th is annually observed as the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated(IUU) fishing to ensure the sustainability of the fisheries to stop the illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
ii.In December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 5th of June as the “International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing” in its annual resolution on sustainable fisheries.
iii.The first International Day for the fight against IUU fishing was observed in 2018.
About UN:
Name Coined was by Franklin D. Roosevelt, former President of United States
Secretary GeneralAntónio Guterres
Deputy Secretary GeneralAmina J. Mohammed 
Members– 193
Founded– 1945
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STATE NEWS

Nitin Patel presented Rs 2.17 lakh crore Gujarat budget for 2020-21Gujarat presents Budget

i.Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Nitin Patel presented a Rs 2,17,287 crore budget for the financial year 2020-21
ii.No new tax was introduced in the budget. The budget mainly focused on agriculture & education. Provisions were also made for different wings of the state for needing development. 
About Gujarat:
Chief Minister– Vijay Rupani 
Governor– Acharya Devvrat
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AC GAZE

Army Commanders Conference 2020 held in New Delhi

The Army Commanders’ Conference, an apex level biannual event’s First phase of the Conference was conducted at South Block, New Delhi from 27 to 29 May 2020, which facilitates conceptual level deliberations culminating in important policy decisions.The second phase of the conference scheduled from 24 to 27 June 2020.

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S.no        Current Affairs 7 June 2020
1 Power Minister RK Singh launched ‘#iCommit’ initiative on the occasion of WED on June 5, 2020
2 Nitin Gadkari launches UNDP national awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’
3 Amritsar included in Delhi-Katra expressway; Punjab stretch to be converted into Greenfield Expressway
4 DPIIT revises public procurement order to Encourage “Make in India” and enhance employment
5 India loses 750 tigers during 2012-2019; Madhya Pradesh topped: NTCA Data
6 SBI launches separate FI&MM vertical for agriculture and small businesses
7 Hyderabad International Airport receives Platinum Recognition in ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports recognition 2020
8 Rohit Sharma signs with IIFL Finance to be their First ever brand ambassador
9 Krishnendu Majumdar, the 1st Indian origin from UK appointed as Chair of BAFTA
10 World Pest Day 2020: June 6
11 UN Russian Language Day 2020 – June 6
12 International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2020 – June 5
13 Nitin Patel presented Rs 2.17 lakh crore Gujarat budget for 2020-21
14 Army Commanders Conference 2020 held in New Delhi

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