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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Task Force formulated to examine matters pertaining to age of motherhood, and related issues; headed by Ms. Jaya JaitlyTask Force set up to examine matters pertaining to age of motherhood

i.The Task Force will be provided secretarial assistance by the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and will submit its report by 31st July, 2020.
ii.This task force is on the lines of the Union Budget 2020-2021 by Nirmala Sitharaman where she proposed a task force looking after the matters mentioned above.(Ref.: Para 67 of the Budget Speech for FY 2020-21).
About NITI Aayog:
Formulation– 2015
Chairperson– Narendra Modi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant
Headquarter– New Delhi
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CSIR and Atal Innovation Mission sign a Letter of Intent to foster Innovation in IndiaCSIR AIM promote culture of innovation, entrepreneurship

-This partnership will support world class start-ups through CSIR Incubators under AIM initiatives and jointly work on new models of innovation, including setting up of CSIR Innovation Parks.
-It also stimulates innovation and research in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) industry by CSIR in collaboration with Atal Research & Innovation for Small Enterprises (ARISE), an initiative of AIM.
About CSIR:
Headquarter– New Delhi
President– Prime Minister of India i.e. Narendra Modi
About AIM:
It was mooted by a Think Tank at the Niti Aayog, and approved by the Cabinet on Feb 24th 2016. 
Mission Director– Ramanan Ramanathan
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“Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative by the EESL and USAIDEESL and USAID launch Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings

i.Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) partnered with U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency (MAITREE) Program launched the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings”.
ii.On the occasion of the World Environment Day (June 5) to pave way for a greener and healthier workplace.
About EESL
Works under the administration of the Ministry of Power, Govt. Of India; towards a goal of implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country. Easy access to energy-efficient futuristic solutions.
Chairman– Rajeev Sharma 
HeadQuarter– New Delhi
About USAID
World’s premier international development agency and a catalyst in driving towards development goals.  
Administrator– John Barsa
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BANKING & FINANCE

American DFC to invest $350 million in India firmsUS development bank makes massive investment in Indian firms

i.The US International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC) is planning to invest 350 million USD in sectors of finance, health infrastructure, renewable energy and food security in India.
ii.It is one of the largest approvals made by the board of directors to support multiple projects in India in sectors to empower smallholder dairy farmers, generate solar power to increase access to education.
About DFC or USIDF
CEO– Adam Boehler
Head office– Washington D.C, the United States of America
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NABARD provides Rs 270 crore Special Liquidity Facility to Assam Gramin Vikash BankNABARD provides Rs 270 crore to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

i.National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) provided Rs 270 crore Special Liquidity Facility(SLF) to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic to support the agricultural activities of the farmers.
ii.This support & separate line of credit will enable to intensify farmers crop production
About NABARD:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
ChairmanGovinda Rajulu Chintala
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   APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      

UNADAP appoints 13 year old Madurai girl Nethra as ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’ Nethra appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNADAP

On June 5, 2020 The United Nations Association for Development And Peace(UNADAP) appointed 13 year old Madurai girl Nethra as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’.
Key Points
i.She was recognised for her role in feeding the poor during the COVID-19 lockdown by her father C. Mohan, a salon owner by convincing him to give Five Lakh rupees that he had been saving for her education since 2013.
ii.Nethra will speak at the United Nations(UN) conferences in New York and in Geneva addressing Civil Society forums and conferences. She was awarded a Dixon Scholarship amounting to Rs 1 Lakh.
iii.Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Mann ki Baat programme appreciated Nethra and her family.
About UNADAP:
It is an organisation run by former Diplomats, International civil servants, political ministers, and anti-corruption activists, championing world leaders to Integrity, Justice Peace for community capacity building
Executive Director– Dominic Dixon
Chair of Board of GovernorsXavier Fernandes

  ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

US private equity firm Silver lake to invest ₹4,546.80 cr for 0.93% additional stake in Jio platformsSilver Lake to invest ₹4,550 crore

The US(United States) private equity company Silver Lake partners announced an investment of Rs 4,546.80 crore for an additional 0.93 % stake in Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

  • It is to be noted that, earlier on May 04, 2020, Silver Lake had invested Rs 5,655.75 crore ($750 million) for a 1.15 % stake. 

About Silver Lake partners:
Headquarters– California, United States
Co-CEO – Egon Durban 
About Reliance Industries Ltd:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman and MD– Mukesh Ambani
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 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MoU between ISRO and ARIES for cooperation in Space Situational Awareness, AstrophysicsISRO signs MoU with ARIES

i.On 4th June 2020, for the cooperation in the Field of Space Situational Awareness(SSA) and Astrophysic, The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), Bengaluru signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aryabhatta Research institute of Observational Science(ARIES)
ii.R.Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary of ISRO from ISRO headquarters and Prof. Dipankar Banerjee, Director of ARIES from ARIES headquarters signed the MoU on the virtual platform.
About ISRO:
Chairman– Dr. K. Sivan
Formed– 1969
About ARIES:
The observatory was established on 20th April 1954 and reincarnated as Aryabhatta Research institute of Observational Science(ARIES) 22nd March 2004.
Located– Nainital
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BOOKS & AUTHORS

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches information booklet “Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19” digitally to raise awarenessSafe online learning in the times of COVID-19

i.Union Minister for Human Resource Development(HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched an information booklet “Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19” digitally to raise awareness to students and teachers about online safety   & ensure timely action in cases of cyberbullying in New Delhi. 
ii.The booklet is developed by The National Council of Educational Research and Training(NCERT) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) New Delhi Office.
About NCERT:
Headquarters– New Delhi 
Director– Hrushikesh Senapaty
About UNESCO New Delhi Office:
Director & UNESCO Representative for New Delhi Office– Eric Falt
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STATE NEWS

AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches India’s 1st online waste management platformonline waste management

i.Andhra Pradesh(AP) Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched India’s 1st “online waste management platform” of Andhra Pradesh Environment Management Corporation(APEMC) on the occasion of World Environment Day to ensure 100% safe disposal of industrial toxic wastes. The State Department of Environmental Management, APEMC, will take over responsibility of the online platform.
ii.APEMC has been set up as a government company to handle the industrial waste & will work in coordination with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board(APPCB) with a strong regulatory framework 
About AP:
Governor– Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
National Parks– Papikonda National Park, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Sri Venkateswara National Park.
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S.no         Current Affairs 8 June 2020
1 Task Force formulated to examine matters pertaining to age of motherhood, and related issues; headed by Ms. Jaya Jaitly
2 CSIR and Atal Innovation Mission sign a Letter of Intent to foster Innovation in India
3 “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative by the EESL and USAID
4 American DFC to invest $350 million in India firms
5 NABARD provides Rs 270 crore Special Liquidity Facility to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
6 UNADAP appoints 13 year old Madurai girl Nethra as ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’
7 US private equity firm Silver lake to invest ₹4,546.80 cr for 0.93% additional stake in Jio platforms
8 MoU between ISRO and ARIES for cooperation in Space Situational Awareness, Astrophysics
9 Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches information booklet “Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19” digitally to raise awareness
10 AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches India’s 1st online waste management platform

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