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Current Affairs 20 June 2020

Current Affairs 20 June 2020

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Current Affairs 20 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. World Refugee Day (International)
  • A day which highlights the trials and tribulations faced by Refugees each day.
  • ‘World Refugee Day’ is observed to create understanding about how people can support refugees by contributing something for their welfare. 
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2. Indian economist Amartya Sen wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
  • Harvard professor & Nobel prize winner Sen was granted the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his decades-long work on the question “as a question of global justice.”
  • The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded annually since 1950.
  • It comes with a cash prize of 25,000 euros ($28,000).
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3. Harsh Vardhan launches India’s first mobile laboratory for COVID-19 testing
  • It can be deployed in rural areas and help in promoting last-mile testing.
  • The mobile lab, also called I-Lab or Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab can run 50 RT-PCR tests in a day.
  • It can also conduct up to 200 ELISA tests in a day.
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4. Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir elected president of 75th UN General Assembly
  • He is currently serving as a Justice and Development Party lawmaker from Istanbul and head of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Bozkir is the first Turkish national to head General Assembly.
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5. Bank of Baroda to completely digitise lending operations
  • BoB is set to completely digitise its lending operations including home, agriculture, MSME, personal & auto loans.
  • It has reached out to the big four & other consultants like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group to help set up a digital lending department.
  • MD and CEO of BoB : Sanjiv Chadha.
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6. ICICI Home Finance launches affordable housing loan scheme
  • ICICI Home Finance has launched a special affordable housing loan scheme, with special rates for women, lower and middle-income groups.
  • Called SARAL, it aims to fund homes in urban and rural areas.
  • SARAL offers affordable housing loans up to ₹35 lakh.
  • The interest rate starts from 7.98% onwards.
  • ICICI Bank Chairman : Girish Chandra Chaturvedi.
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7. Karnataka Bank launches COVID-19 health cover
  • Karnataka Bank launched a health insurance policy to cover the uncertainties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The bank launched in association with Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited with an objective of providing insurance against COVID-19.
  • MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank : Mahabaleshwara M S.
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8. ‘Air-Venti’ App to provide information on ICU beds, ventilators in Mumbai
  • In Maharashtra, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has launched a mobile app “Air-Venti”.
  • This will help residents in the city to know about the availability of the ICU beds and Ventilators in both government and private hospitals around them.
  • The app can help contact hospitals through call and e-mail.
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9. CCI approves acquisition of Metso Oyj’s minerals business by Outotec Oyj
  • The CCI approves the acquisition of Metso Oyj’s (“Metso”) minerals business by Outotec Oyj (“Outotec”) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
  • It is to be achieved by a partial demerger of Metso Minerals pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act.
  • Competition Commission of India Chairman : A K Gupta.
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10. Aizawl’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to be upgraded as KISCE under Khelo India Scheme
  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that Aizawl’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to be upgraded as Khelo India State Centre of Excellence under Khelo India Scheme.
  • Ministry plans to establish one KISCE in each state and UT to create a robust sporting ecosystem.
  • It is a platform for multiplying existing talents in the region.
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11. Malayalam director Sachy passes away
  • Film director, script writer & producer K R Sachidanandan, popularly known as Sachy, died.
  • He passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
  • He was on ventilator sport.
  • He gave a recent hit movie named Ayyappanum Koshiyum which starred Prithviraj-Biju Menon.
  • His directorial debut was Anarkali in 2015.
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12. Former Lok Sabha MP, banker Madhavrao Patil dies in Nashik
  • Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Janalaxmi Cooperative Bank Madhavrao Patil died in Maharashtra.
  • He was a staunch supporter of Sharad Pawar and was among the first to join when the latter formed the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999.
  • He won from Nashik Lok Sabha Constituency ticket in 1998.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 20 June 2020.

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