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Current Affairs 23 June 2020

Current Affairs 23 June 2020

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Current Affairs 23 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 23 June 2020
1. International Olympic Day
  • The International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23rd June every year to make people aware of the importance of games in life.
  • Olympic Day is much more than a sports event.
  • It is a day for the world to get active.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
2. BMW India appoints Vikram Pawah as President
  • German luxury car maker BMW appointed Vikram Pawah as the president of BMW Group India, effective August 1, 2020.
  • His current role is chief executive officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand also.
  • He will succeed Rudratej Singh.
  • Pawah has been with the BMW Group since 2017.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
3. Nestle India CMD Suresh Narayanan gets another 5-yr term
  • Nestle India has received shareholders ‘approval to extend the tenure of its Chairman and Managing Director Suresh Narayanan by another five years’.
  • Narayanan had joined Nestle India as MD on August 1, 2015, when the company was facing the Maggi crisis.
  • Nestle India is a subsidiary of NESTLE S.A. of Switzerland.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
4. Jaideep Nandi appointed as new MD of Bajaj Consumer Care
  • Bajaj Consumer Care Limited has appointed Jaideep Nandi as its new Managing Director.
  • Nandi is currently the company’s Chief Executive Officer and will take over as the managing director effective 1 July.
  • He will succeed Sumit Malhotra.
  • Malhotra will continue as Director & Advisor to the Board.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
5. Online Yoga Quiz Competition launched to promote integration of Yoga in school curriculum
  • The quiz will be open for one month and students can participate till 20th of July.
  • Quiz is for students of class 6th-12th across the country.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
6. KVIC starts reviving ancient glory of Pokhran potteries
  • Seeking to restore the lost glory of the once-most famous pottery of Pokhran, a small town in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan the KVIC distributed 80 electric potter wheels to 80 potter families in Pokhran.
  • Pokhran has a rich heritage in terracotta products.
  • KVIC Chairman : Vinai Kumar Saxena.
  • KVIC = Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
7. Centre sanctions Rs 190 Cr for augmentation of healthcare facilities in North Eastern States
  • It is particularly for developing infrastructure for management of infectious diseases.
  • Minister of Development of N-E Region : Jitendra Singh.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
8. Insurance Scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package for health workers extended
  • Scheme is funded through the NDRF, operated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • The scheme provides an insurance cover of 50 lakh rupees.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
9. J&K govt approves Rs 5,136 Cr district capex budget for FY’21
  • It is a huge 67% hike.
  • This is the first district capex budget of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir approved by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu.
  • Previous year allocation was 3,079.54 crore.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
10. RBI-appointed panel recommends population-based ATM charges
  • RBI panel set up in June 2019, recommended a population-based approach for fixing ATM charges.
  • For transactions in centres with a population of over 1 million, the interchange fee would be increased to Rs 17 from Rs 15, for every financial transaction.
  • For every non-financial transaction fee will be Rs 7.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
11. NPCI’s UPI head Anubhav Sharma set to join Paytm Payments Bank
  • Paytm Payments Bank has roped in Anubhav Sharma who was heading Unified Payments Interface and Immediate Payment Service at the National Payments Corporations of India for a top role.
  • This would be one of the most senior hiring for the Noida-based bank.
  • Paytm was founded in August 2010.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
12. India becomes 12th largest holder of US govt securities at April end
  • India has become the 12th largest holder of US securities at the end of April, with holding worth $157.4- b.
  • After significantly reducing the exposure in March to $156.5 billion, India marginally hiked the holding by $0.9 billion to $157.4 billion the next month.
  • At the end of April, Japan had the maximum exposure.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
13. NTA launches Hindi Tests feature on National Test Abhyas mobile app
  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that National Testing Agency has launched Hindi Tests feature on National Test Abhyas app.
  • Competitive exam students preferring Hindi can now practice on their mobile devices with Hindi mock tests.
  • NTA Chairperson : M.S. Ananth.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
14. NI-MSME inks pact with Nitte to train MSMEs
  • The Hyderabad-based National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mangaluru-based Nitte (deemed-to-be university) for the empowerment of the MSME sector.
  • Director General of NI-MSME : Glory Swarupa.
Current Affairs 23 June 2020
15. MCL plans to invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha in five years
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited will invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha by 2025-26.
  • The company would invest in procurement of heavy machinery, besides setting-up of 1600 MW (2×800) super critical thermal power plant.
  • Rs 31,000 Cr is for mining & social infrastructure development.
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16. Jharkhand to launch job guarantee scheme for urban poor
  • Jharkhand is set to launch a 100-day employment schemeMukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojna, for urban unskilled workers.
  • It is similar to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) amid the coronavirus pandemic and increasing unemployment.
  • Jharkhand Chief Minister : Hemant Soren.
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17. Tripura Government to start ‘Play Little, Study Little’ Scheme
  • With uncertainty prevailing over reopening of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripura government has decided to start a scheme called ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ which means ‘Play little, Study little’, from June 25.
  • Governor of Tripura : Ramesh Bais.
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18. Domestic cricket stalwart Rajinder Goel passes away
  • Rajinder Goel, one of the finest left-arm spinners never to play for the country, passed away.
  • A left-handed opener, Nitin represented Haryana for many seasons and later became a BCCI match-referee.
  • He played last Ranji Trophy match for Haryana in 1985-86.
  • Goel took 750 first-class wickets during his career.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 23 June 2020.

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