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Current Affairs 18 June 2020

Current Affairs 18 June 2020

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Current Affairs 18 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.

1. Autistic Pride Day 2020
  • Every year it is observed on 18 June to represent diversity and infinite possibilities.
  • This is a day for the patients suffering from autism to come together with their families or caregivers.
  • A day to promote awareness, acceptance and autonomy.
Current Affairs 18 June 2020
2. Institute for Management Development releases World Competitive Index
  • Singapore topped the list followed by Denmark and Switzerland.
  • India ranked 43 in the Index out of the 63 countries.
  • Venezuela is at the bottom.
  • Among the BRICS countries, China topped followed by India.
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3. Average temperature of India may rise by 4.4 degrees Celsius by end of 21st century: Report
  • The intensity of heat waves is likely to increase by 3-4 times by the end of the century, as per the ‘Assessment of Climate Change over Indian Region’ report.
  • Centre for Climate Change Research, Pune prepared the report.
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4. First Time India sends tri-services contingent to Russia’s Victory Day Parade
  • India is to send its tri-services contingent of all 3 services namely army, navy & air force to Russia for the 1st time.
  • Contingents will take part in Victory Day parade to be held in Moscow.
  • Earlier, in 2015 the Indian Army alone took part in the parade.
  • Parade is held to mark the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.
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5. Hyderabad NGO wins Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Biodiversity Award
  • Name of the NGO is Deccan Development Society.
  • The society has won the award ‘in recognition of the work of DDS women to rehabilitate degraded lands & promote biodiversity’.
  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs 35 lakh.
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6. Trustees of PM CARES appoint ‘SARC & Associates’ as auditor of fund
  • Trustees of the Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, appointed ‘SARC & Associates, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi’ as the auditors for three years.
  • Sunil Kumar Gupta heads the firm.
  • Firm was the auditor of PM’s National Relief Fund in 2019.
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7. India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019: World Investment Report
  • India received $51 billion in foreign investment in 2019.
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development in its report said, it was the world’s ninth largest recipient of FDI.
  • In the developing Asia region, India was among the top five host economies for FDI.
  • FDI to India increased 20% to 51 billion US dollar.
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8. PSBs disburse Rs 16,031 Cr to States & UTs so far: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman said, the Public Sector Banks have disbursed Rs 16,031 crore to the States and Union Territories so far.
  • She said, PSBs have sanctioned loans worth 32,049 crore rupees under the 100 per cent Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme.
  • SBI made the maximum disbursements, Canara Bank is the 2nd.
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9. Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for MSMEs
  • Airtel Payments Bank launched a new salary account for micro, small & medium enterprises, Called the Suraksha Salary account.
  • It will enable MSMEs & other organisations to make cashless payments and provide a financial security blanket to their employees.
  • The account has no minimum balance condition.
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10. Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs launches e-Office application
  • CBIC launched the e-Office application in over 500 CGST and Customs offices pan India.
  • Over 50,000 officers and staff will use this application, making CBIC one of the largest Government departments to automate its internal office procedures.
  • CBIC Chairman M Ajit Kumar launched the application.
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11. Thaawarchand Gehlot to inaugurate Composite Regional Centre for persons with disabilities in Ranchi
  • Social Justice & Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot will inaugurate Composite Regional Centre in Ranchi through video conferencing amid COVID 19 pandemic.
  • CRC will implement various schemes of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Centre shall operate as an extended arm of SVNIRTAR, Cuttack.
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12. Grand Anicut Dam declared open by Tamil Nadu ministers
  • The Grand Anicut Dam, on the Cauvery river was formally declared open by Tamil Nadu state ministers.
  • The move is expected to ensure adequate availability of water for mitigating close to three and a half lakh hectares of farmland in the Delta region.
  • It is under the administrative jurisdiction of Thanjavoor dt.
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13. Uttar Pradesh govt decides to adopt scheme of Flatted Factory Model
  • UP decided to adopt the scheme of Flatted Factory Model to ensure easy availability of land for industries, & in turn, generate employment.
  • Policy will allow the owner of an industrial land of at least 5 acres to develop 1/4th of it as flatted factory.
  • Criteria : Minimum structure of 4 stores, including ground floor.
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14. Kyrgyz PM Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev resigns over corruption probe
  • He was appointed as prime minister by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in April 2018.
  • Kyrgyzstan Capital : Bishkek.
  • Currency : Kyrgyzstani Som.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 18 June 2020.

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