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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

FSSAI State food safety index for 2019-20 released during webinar; Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh topped

FSSAI food safety index for 2019-20i.It was announced during a webinar conducted on the occasion of “World Food Safety Day” on June 7, 2020 on the theme “Food Safety is everyone’s business”.
ii.The State Food Safety Index ranks states on five parameters of food safety through a rigorous evaluation process every year.
iii.FSSAI also released an e-handbook on “Eat Right during COVID-19” for citizens.
About FSSAI:
Chairperson– Ms Rita Teaotia
CEO – Arun Singhal
Chatbot– Food Funda
Headquarter– New Delhi
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Dr. Jitendra Singh launched COVID BEEP, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patientsUnion Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches COVID BEEP

i.“COVID BEEP”is an acronym for Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod.
ii.It is a wireless physiological parameter monitoring system for Covid affected patients that can measure vital parameters like body temperature, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG and blood pressure along with patient location.
About ESIC:
Director General– Ms. Anuradha Prasad
Headquarters– New Delhi
About ECIL
It functions under the Department of Atomic Energy.
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)- Rear Admiral Sanjay Chaubey (Retd.)
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
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Western Coalfields Ltd opened 3 new coal mines for Rs 849 cr; 100 MT coal production target by FY26-27

WCL OPENS 3 NEW COAL MINESi.The three mines are Adasa Mine, an underground to open cast mine, in Nagpur Area of Maharashtra, Sharda underground Mine in Kanhan Area and Dhankasa underground mine in Pench Area of Madhya Pradesh.
ii.These three mines will have combined annual production capacity of 2.9 million tonnes (MT).
iii.WCL also has a sub-target of 75 MT of coal production by FY 23-24.
About WCL:
Headquarter- Nagpur, Maharashtra
Chairman-cum-Managing Director– Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
About CIL:
Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
Chairman-cum-Managing-Director– Pramod Agrawal
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Govt changes public procurement rules, more preference to local suppliersGovt changes public procurement rules

i.The objective behind this is to promote ‘Make in India’ and making the country self-reliant.
ii.In revised Public Procurement Order, 2017, a concept of Class-I, II and non-local suppliers was introduced based on which they will get preference in government purchases of goods and services.
About Local content:
Local content means the amount of value added in India, which shall be the total value of the item procured (excluding net domestic indirect taxes) minus the value of imported content in the item (including all customs duty) as a proportion of the total value, in per cent.
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India ranks 168th in Environment Performance Index 2020; Denmark tops

India secured 168 rank12th editionOn June 07, 2020, According to the biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI ) 2020 released jointly by Yale University and Columbia University, India has ranked 168 out of 180 countries with a score of 27.6 out of 100.While the Denmark has been topped the list with a score of 82.5.
i.The EPI provides a quantitative basis for comparing, analyzing, and understanding environmental performance of the countries based on 32 key sustainability indicators across 11 categories.
About Yale University:
Location
– New Haven, US
President– Peter Salovey
About and Columbia University:
Location– New York, United States
President– Lee Bollinger
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ECONOMY & BUSINESS 

Tech Mahindra signs UNGC Initiative to reduce CO2 emissions; Target to raise renewable energy to 50% by 2025

Tech Mahindra signs UN Global Compact Initiative to reduce emissions-Through this joint declaration, Tech Mahindra aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and energy conservation by using new-age technologies like internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence and block chain.
-Tech Mahindra also reaffirms its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions with fairer transition from a grey to a green economy.
About Tech Mahindra
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Chander Prakash Gurnani
Headquarters- Pune, Maharashtra
About UNGC:
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
CEO & Executive Director– Ms. Lise Kingo
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Poet and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award 2020

Javed Akhtar becomes first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Awardi.On 7th June 2020, Javed Ahktar, renowned poet, lyricist and writer became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious principles up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.
ii.The award was created by Margaret Downey, Leader of Secular Community in 2003.
About CFI:
President & CEO– Robyn E. Blumner
Headquarters-Amherst, New York, USA
About Richard Dawkins Foundation:
Founder– Richard Dawkins
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ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority invests Rs 5,683.50 cr for 1.16% stake in Jio PlatformsADIA picks 1

On June 07, 2020, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has invested Rs 5,683.50 crore for a 1.16 % stake in Jio platforms, a subsidiary of Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
i.
With this investment, a total of Rs 97,885.65 crore has been invested for 21.06% equity in Jio platforms through 8 investments (Facebook, Silver Lake (2 investments), Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR and Mubadala.
 About Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA):
Headquarters
– Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Managing Director– Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Chairman – Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
About Reliance Industries Ltd:
Headquarters
– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman and MD– Mukesh Ambani
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientists at ARCI develops magnetocaloric material for the treatment of Cancer

Scientists of ARCI develop rare earth based Magnetocaloric materialAccording to the research work published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, a team of Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) has developed a magnetocaloric material (a rare-earth-based material that can be heated or cooled by applying or removing a magnetic field) that can be used in the treatment of cancer.
About ARCI:

Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairperson– Dr. Anil Kakodkar
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SPORTS

2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022i.The World Archery(WA) and Yankton organising committee decided to postpone the 2020 World Archery Field Championships which was scheduled on september at the National Field Archery Association(NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Centre(NEYAC), the world’s largest  archery centre until 2022
ii.To safeguard athlete’s well-being & restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak causes for the delay to conduct this championship.
iii.Yankton is set to host the 2021 World Archery Championships.
About NEYAC:
Headquarters– Yankton, South Dakota, US
Director– Bruce cull
About NFAA:
Headquarters– Yankton, South Dakota, US
President– Brian Sheffler
Vice President– Doug Joyce
About WA:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Ugur Erdener
Secretary general– Tom dielen
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OBITUARY

Padma Shri Ved Prakash Marwah, former governor and Delhi police commissioner passed away at 87Former governor and Delhi ex-top cop

On 5th June 2020, Former Delhi police commissioner and former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand, Ved Prakash Marwah, IPS, passed away at the age of 87 in a private hospital in Mapusa town in North Goa where he was admitted three weeks ago due to a fall. He was born on 15th September 1934 in Peshawar, British India.
Static Gk – Delhi:
The only wildlife sanctuary in Delhi is Asola Bhatti (Indira Priyadarshini) Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39

Kannada actor Chiranjeevi SarjaOn June 7, 2020 Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away at 39 due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is the grandson of Kannada late actor Shakti Prasad & the nephew of multilingual actor Arjun Sarja.
About Chiranjeevi Sarja 
Cinema Career
i.Chiranjeevi Sarja made his debut with the movie ‘Vayuputra’ in 2009, a home production of Sarja family. He had a career spanning 11 years & acted in more than 20 films.
ii.Some of the hit films he starred- ‘Chiru’, ‘Chandralekha’, ‘Aatagara’, ‘Amma I Love You’, and ‘Singa’.
iii.His last film was ‘Shivarjuna’ where he starred along with Amrutha Iyengar and Akshatha Srinivas in the lead. 4 other films of him as the lead actor, are in various stages of production.
Personal information- He married Kannada actor Meghana Raj, daughter of actors Sundar Raj and Pramila Joshai, in May 2018.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World oceans day 2020: June 8

World oceans dayi.Every year on June 8 World oceans day, the United Nations(UN) day is celebrated across the world to  inform the public about the impact of human activities on the ocean, create a global citizens’ movement for the ocean, and mobilize & unite the world’s population for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
ii.The theme of 2020 is  “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.
About UN:
Headquarters– New York City, United States (US)
Secretary General – António Guterres
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World Brain Tumor Day 2020 – June 8

World Brain Tumor Day 2020i.June 8th is annually celebrated as the World Brain Tumor Day which was initiated by the Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe (German Brain Tumor Aid) in 2000 to pay respect to all the brain tumor patients and their families.
ii.The grey ribbon is the international symbol for the solidarity with brain tumor patients.
About Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe:
Founding Member– Seven S chaaf
Established– 1998
Headquarters– Leipzig, Germany
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World Food Safety Day 2020 – June 7

World food safety dayi.On 7th June 2020, The Second World Food Safety Day was celebrated to promote actions that support food security, human health, agriculture and sustainable development and prevent, detect and manage foodborne diseases.
ii.The First World Food Safety Day was celebrated on 7th June 2019.
iii.The Theme of World Food Safety Day 2020 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”.
About FAO:
Director General– Qu Dongyu(China)
Established– 16th October 1945
Headquarters– Rome, Italy
About WHO:
Director General– Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus(Ethiopia)
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Established– 7th April 1948
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STATE NEWS

Madhya Pradesh launches Welfare programme for Street Vendors

Madhya Pradesh launches urban street vendor welfare programmeOn 6th June 2020, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launched Street Vendor Registration Portal http://www.mpurban.gov.in/ and “Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavasayi Utthan Yojana” and transferred Rs 300 crore to the urban local bodies
About Madhya Pradesh:
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Capital– Bhopal
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The Cabinet of Odisha gives state anthem status to “Bande Utkala Janani”

Bande Utkala Janani gets state anthem status in OdishaOn 8th June 2020, The Cabinet of Odisha chaired by Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha approved the proposal to give the status of State anthem to “Bande Utkala Janani”, a poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra in 1912.
About Odisha:
Chief Minister-Naveen Patnaik
Governor-Professor Ganeshi Lal
Capital– Bhubaneswar
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Karnataka launches “Meghasandesha” App for real time information & ‘Varunamitra’ portal for real-time information on weather

Karnataka govt launches appi.Karnataka Revenue Minister R.Ashoka launched Meghasandesha App & Varunamitra web portal to provide real-time information and alerts on weather, rainfall, and flooding in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) jurisdiction.
ii.These were developed by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre(KSNDMC), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science(IISc) under the project ‘Urban Flood Model’(UFM) for the city.
iii.The project is funded by The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
About Karnataka:
Capital– Bengaluru
Chief Minister– B. S. Yediyurappa
Governor-Vajubhai Vala
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Rajasthan CM launches Raj Kaushal Portal through video conferenceRajasthan CM Gehlot launches Raj Kaushal Portal

i.Rajasthan Chief Minister(CM) Ashok Gehlot launched the Online Shramik Employment Exchange,Raj Kaushal Portal’.
ii.The portal is developed by the department of Information and Technology(IT) and Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation(RSLDC) through video conference.
Purpose- To ensure employment for migrant workers from other states and assure unemployed persons who are available to work in industries that face a labor shortage.
About RSLDC:
Headquarters– Jaipur
Chairman– Niraj Kumar Pawan (IAS)
About Rajasthan:
Capital– Jaipur
Governor– Kalraj Mishra
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Madhya Pradesh starts a plantation drive named “Thank Mom”

Madhya Pradesh has started a plantation drive named “Thank Mom” on the premises of its Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Directorate on World Environment Day. As per the instruction from Commissioner Renu Tiwari, a variety of plants such as Neem, Guava, Mango, Moonlight, Parijat and Tulsi were planted with a plate in the name of each employee’s mother.
Key Point
i.On the theme ‘Time for Nature’, online and offline programs were organized in all the districts to focus on conservation of biodiversity across the state.
ii.Each employee has been insisted to plant one tree in a year and they should take care of their plant.
iii.Essay, painting & discussion among others were organized online to raise awareness on environmental protection in different sections of the society.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital- Bhopal.
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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S.no         Current Affairs 9 June 2020
1 FSSAI State food safety index for 2019-20 released during webinar; Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh topped
2 Dr. Jitendra Singh launched COVID BEEP, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients
3 Western Coalfields Ltd opened 3 new coal mines for Rs 849 cr; 100 MT coal production target by FY26-27
4 Govt changes public procurement rules, more preference to local suppliers
5 India ranks 168th  in 12th edition of Environment Performance Index 2020; Denmark tops
6 Tech Mahindra signs UNGC Initiative to reduce CO2 emissions; Target to raise renewable energy to 50% by 2025
7 Poet and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award 2020
8 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority invests Rs 5,683.50 cr for 1.16% stake in Jio Platforms
9 Scientists at ARCI develops magnetocaloric material for the treatment of Cancer
10 2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19
11 Padma Shri Ved Prakash Marwah, former governor and Delhi police commissioner passed away at 87
12 Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39
13 World oceans day 2020: June 8
14 World Brain Tumor Day 2020 – June 8
15 World Food Safety Day 2020 – June 7
16 Madhya Pradesh launches Welfare programme for Street Vendors
17 The Cabinet of Odisha gives state anthem status to “Bande Utkala Janani”
18 Karnataka launches “Meghasandesha” App for real time information & ‘Varunamitra’ portal for real-time information on weather
19 Rajasthan CM launches Raj Kaushal Portal through video conference
20 Madhya Pradesh starts a plantation drive named “Thank Mom”

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