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Current Affairs 17 June 2020

Current Affairs 17 June 2020

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Current Affairs 17 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 17 June 2020
1. Since 1995, this day is observed to spread awareness about international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.
  • The United Nation General Assembly in 1994 declared 17 June as the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought”.
  • According to the United Nations, 2020 Desertification and Drought Day will focus on the links between consumption and land.
  • This year, it is running a campaign under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.”
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
2. RR Swain appointed Intelligence Chief of Jammu & Kashmir
  • Jammu and Kashmir Government appointed R.R Swain (IPS) as the new intelligence chief of J&K police, replacing Dr. B Srinivas who has been posted as Commandant General, HG/CD/SDRF.
  • RR Swain was recently repatriated from the centre deputation.
  • Deepak Kumar : MD of Police Housing Corporation.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
3. India becomes founding member of Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence
  • India joined the league of leading economies including USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France & others countries to launch the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).
  • India will actively participate in the global development of Artificial Intelligence.
  • GPAI Secretariat in Paris will be supported by OECD.
  • OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
4. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches Indian Gas Exchange
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Indian Gas Exchange.
  • It is the 1st nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform.
  • IGX has been incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the IEX- India’s energy market platform.
  • IEX is regulated by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
5. Coverage of PM Van Dhan Yojana proposed to be expanded from the current 18,000 SHGS to 50,000
  • Coverage of PM Van Dhan Yojana is proposed to be expanded from the current 18,000 SHGs to 50,000 Van Dhan SHGs.
  • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs : Arjun Munda.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
6. 1st ever distribution of assistive aids & devices to Divyangjan through virtual platform under ADIP Scheme
  • A virtual ADIP Camp for free distribution of assistive aids & devices at Block level for Divyangjans under the ADIP scheme was organized at Firozpur, Punjab.
  • This is the first camp being organized by the ALIMCO under Social Justice & Empowerment ministry.
  • ALIMCO : Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
7. IBBI reconstitutes advisory panel on insolvency, liquidation
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India reconstituted its advisory committee on corporate insolvency resolution & liquidation.
  • Committee headed by Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO Uday Kotak, among other changes, has seen its expansion to 14 members instead of 12.
  • The term of most committee members will end on 11 June 2023.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
8. Maharashtra govt signs MoUs worth Rs 16,000 Cr with companies
  • To restart the economy which has taken a hit by Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Maharashtra has signed MoU with companies spanning various industries, including two Chinese units, under its Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative.
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister : Uddhav Thackeray.
Current Affairs 17 June 2020
9. CCI approves acquisition by MacRitchie in 91Streets, Ascent and API
  • CCI approves acquisition by MacRitchie Investments Private Limited in 91Streets Media Technologies Private Limited, Ascent Health and Wellness Solutions Private Limited and API Holdings Private Limited under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
  • CCI Headquarters : New Delhi.
  • Chairman : Ashok Kumar Gupta.
10. HIL India supplies 25 MT Malathion 95% ULV Insecticides to Iran for Locust Control Programme
  • HIL (India) Limited, a PSU under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and one of the leading manufacturers of insecticides in the country.
  • It supplied 25MT Malathion 95% ULV to Iran under Government-to-Government initiative for Locust Control Programme.
  • Iran Capital : Tehran.
  • Currency : Iranian Rial.
11. India, China increased nuclear weapons since last year: SIPRI
  • India & China have increased their nuclear arsenal over the last year, according to SIPRI report.
  • SIPRI = Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden.
  • The Swedish think-tank that researches on conflict, armaments and arms control also pointed out that China is significantly modernising its nuclear arsenal.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 17 June 2020.



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