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Current Affairs 16 June 2020

Current Affairs 16 June 2020

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Current Affairs 16 June 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 16 June 2020
1. UTI mutual funds appoint Imtaiyazur Rahman as CEO
  • 2 years after appointing Imtaiyazur Rahman as the acting CEO, the board has confirmed him as CEO of UTI Asset Management Committee.
  • Rehman was the internal candidate for the position which fell vacant after Leo Puri completed his 5-year term in 2018.
  • UTI Mutual Fund Headquarters : Mumbai.
  • UTI = Unit Trust of India.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
2. Exim Bank extends $215 million line of credit to Malawi
  • India based finance lender Export-Import Bank of India announced to extend $215.68 million Line of Credit (LOC) to the Malawi government for drinking water supply schemes and other development projects.
  • So far EXIM Bank has extended five LOCs to Malawi.
  • Malawi Capital : Lilongwe.
  • Currency : Malawian kwacha.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
3. Railways runs Double Stack Container Train in electric zone, creates record
  • Railways has created a new world benchmark by successfully running first Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections.
  • Said Piyush Goyal, the minister in charge of the national transporter.
  • This will boost the ambitious mission of Green India.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
4. NHAI becomes 1st construction sector organisation to go fully digital
  • In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the NHAI has gone fully digital with cloud-based ‘Data Lake Software’, becoming the first such construction sector organisation.
  • Software will forecast the delays, likely disputes and give advance alerts.
  • NHAI Chairman : Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.
  • NHAI = National Highways Authority of India.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
5. DRDO develops ‘GermiKlean’ to sanitise uniforms of security forces
  • DRDO has developed a sanitizing chamber named ‘GermiKlean’ to sanitise uniforms of security forces.
  • DRDO = Defence Research and Development Organisation.
  • The sanitizing chamber has been set up at Parliament Street Police Station.
  • Chamber sanitises 25 pairs of uniforms within 15 minutes.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
6. India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab now ready
  • India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab is now ready.
  • This rapid response mobile laboratory is part of government’s Aatmnirbhar Bharat.
  • This laboratory was built in a record time of eight days from the date of receipt of Automotive Chassis, from Bh.
  • It is built with the support of Department of Biotechnology.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
7. CM Uddhav Thackray and Dr Harshvardhan e-launched ‘I-FLOWS’ a flood warning system in Mumbai
  • Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray & Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched an Integrated Flood Warning System called ‘IFLOWS-Mumbai’.
  • It is a Joint Venture between the Ministry of Earth Sciences and BMC.
  • BMC = Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
8. Global goods trade to fall 27% in Q2 after 5% decline in first quarter: UNCTAD
  • UNTAD = United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • UNCTAD Headquarters : Geneva, Switzerland.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
9. CM Yogi inaugurates ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’ in Lucknow
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana via video conferencing.
  • It aims at educating orphans and children of workers or those working as labourers.
  • It was launched in the presence of UP Labour Minister Swami Prasad Maurya.
  • June 12 is observed as the World Day Against Child Labour.
Current Affairs 16 June 2020
10. RBI bars People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans, accepting deposits for 6 months
  • RBI has barred Kanpur-based People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans and accepting deposits for six months, due to its weak financial position.
  • The RBI also said no withdrawal of amount of a depositor will be allowed from the co-operative bank.
  • Bank is barred from selling, transferring/ disposing assets.
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11. CAS Beijing topped the Nature Index 2020
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing topped the Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables list as the most prolific producer of research published in the 82 selected journals tracked by the Index.
  • CSIR is on 160th position globally & 1st among Indian institutions.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is at the 184th position.
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12. New fish species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
  • A new species of fish from genus Schizothorax has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh by Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha of Nehru College, Pasighat.
  • The name of this fish species has been derived from the name of the rivers where it was found.
  • The fish species is named as Schizothorax sikusirumensis.
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13. Former Member of Planning Commission, A.Vaidyanathan, passed away at 88
  • Former Member of the Planning Commission Dr A Vaidyanathan died in Coimbatore.
  • He was 88.
  • Vaidyanathan was a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies and Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • He was related with planning in Kerala, Karnataka & TN.
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14. Vasant Raiji, world’s oldest first-class cricketer, passes away at age of 100
  • India’s oldest 1st-class cricketer Vasant Raiji, a right-handed batsman passed away at 100 due to old age at his residence in Mumbai.
  • Vasant Raiji is a former opening batsman who represented Bombay, Baroda, & CCI in first-class cricket between 1941 & 1950.
  • Vasant Raiji made his 1st-class debut in 1939 for the CCI team.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 16 June 2020.

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