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Current Affairs 24 June 2020

Current Affairs 24 June 2020

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Current Affairs 24 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 24 June 2020
1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for 3-day visit to Russia
  • He will attend the 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow.
  • Parade will be held commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the victory in the Second World War.
  • Russian President : Vladimir Putin.
  • Currency : Rouble.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
2. NITI Aayog, ITF to launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’ for reducing carbon emissions
  • NITI Aayog = National Institution for Transforming India.
  • ITF = International Transport Forum
  • The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation.
  • India has been a member of ITF since 2008.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
3. Centre Re-nominates Tata Sons’ Chandrasekaran to RBI Central Board for 2 years
  • Government nominated Natarajan Chandrasekaran as a part-time non-official director on the RBI’s central board.
  • Chandrasekaran, who was the COO of the TCS earlier & now the Chairman, has been appointed as the official director for the period of two years.
  • The RBI’s central board currently has 15 directors.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
4. Colin Shah appointed new chairman of GJEPC
  • GJEPC = Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
  • GJEPC Under the aegis of the Commerce Ministry, announced the appointment of Colin Shah as Chairman of the apex trade body for the sector.
  • Vipul Shah has been named Vice Chairman of GJEPC.
  • The new management will have a tenure of two years till 2022.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
5. Biocon ties up with DKSH for distribution of seven products in Singapore, Thailand
  • Bio-technology major Biocon on Monday said it has inked a pact with market expansion services provider DKSH for distribution of seven generic products in Singapore and Thailand.
  • Biocon Pharma Limited is a subsidiary of the bio-tech firm.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
6. Nikhil Rathi, Indian-origin chief of the London Stock Exchange, appointed as CEO to UK’s financial regulator
  • UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak appointed Indian-origin chief of the London Stock Exchange Nikhil Rathi as the new chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • He will succeed FCA’s interim CEO Christopher Woolard.
  • FCA operates independently of the UK Government.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
7. Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Virtual India Pavilion at Cannes Film Market 2020
  • Indian Participation at Cannes Film Festival 2020, held in France, began with the e-inauguration of the Virtual India Pavilion by Honourable Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar.
  • The Festival will be held from 22 – 26 June 2020.
  • Cannes was called as the International Film Festival until 2003.
  • WHO HQ : Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Biocon Founder : Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
8. L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering signs MoU with KBR for refinery projects
  • L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
  • It has signed an MoU with NYSE-listed KBR to build modular process plants for refinery and petrochemical projects.
  • KBR, Inc. is an American company.
  • L&T is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
9. 78th Golden Globe awards postponed to February 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Golden Globes ceremony, which kicks off Hollywood’s awards season, will now take place on 28th February instead of its usual slot on the 1st Sunday in January.
  • It is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
10. Karnataka pegs priority sector credit requirement at Rs 2.55 lakh Cr for FY21
  • Karnataka pegged its annual priority sector credit requirement at Rs 2,55,940 Cr for FY 2020-21, up 20%, as compared to previous year’s Rs 2,12,517 Cr.
  • As of March 2020, Karnataka has secured 3rd position in India with respect to Mudra loan disbursement.
  • Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh secured the first & 2nd spots.
Current Affairs 24 June 2020
11. Educational Initiatives launches AMP2020 for everyone
  • Educational Initiatives (EI) is all set to launch a web-based mentorship programme.
  • Name of the programme is Asset Mentorship Programme (AMP) 2020, for varsity college students (in Grades 6-12) to allow them to develop a coherent instructional path.
  • The programme might be delivered on the ‘Edmodo’ platform.
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Current Affairs 24 June 2020
12. Karnataka Bank launches new loan product for small firms
  • Private sector lender Karnataka Bank launched ‘KBL Micro Mitra’.
  • To offer financial assistance of up to Rs 10 lakh to micro manufacturing & service enterprises either to meet their working capital needs for investment purposes.
  • Karnataka Bank MD & CEO : Mahabaleshwara MS.
  • Karnataka Bank Headquarters : Mangalore.
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Current Affairs 24 June 2020
13. Standard Chartered appoints Gaurav Maheshwari as CFO-India
  • Standard Chartered Bank, India, has appointed Gaurav Maheshwari as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective June 22, 2020.
  • Maheshwari has taken over from Subhradeep Mohanty, who was promoted as the CFO for the Africa & Middle East (AME) region.
  • Zarin Daruwala : Standard Chartered Bank CEO, India.
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Current Affairs 24 June 2020
14. IFTAS announces the appointment of Shri T. Rabi Sankar as Chairman & Dr N Rajendran as CEO
  • Indian Financial Technology & Allied Services (IFTAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India announces the appointments.
  • Shri T Rabi Sankar as the Chairman and Dr N Rajendran as the CEO of the organization effective May 15 & May 27 respectively.
  • IFTAS manages the INFINET (Indian Financial Network).
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15. US Senate confirms Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan as head of National Science Foundation
  • The US Senate has confirmed eminent Indian American scientist Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan as the Director of the National Science Foundation.
  • The National Science Foundation a top American body supporting fundamental research in non-medical fields of science and engineering.
  • He will replace France Cordova, whose term ended in March.
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16. WWE announces The Undertaker’s retirement
  • Veteran wrestler The Undertaker allegedly has announced his retirement from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and this time it seems legit.
  • The Undertaker fought his last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
  • The Undertaker’s Real Name is Mark “William” Calaway.
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17. WHO launches ‘PSA’ using popular comedy cartoon star Mr Bean
  • WHO in partnership with Project Everyone and Tiger Aspect Productions launched a ‘PSA’ using popular comedy cartoon star, Mr Bean.
  • Wash hands, keep your distance physical distancing and show kindness, reminds Mr Bean, voiced by actor Rowan Atkins.
  • PSA : Public Service Announcement.
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18. Iraqi football legend Ahmad Radhi dies after battling COVID-19
  • Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi has died because of complications after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • The footballer scored what remains Iraq’s only World Cup finals goal in 1986 against Belgium.
  • Radhi led Iraq to victory in the Gulf Cups of 1984 and 1988.
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19. Veteran Kerala singer and actor Pappukutty Bhagavathar dies at 107
  • Veteran Kerala theatre artist, actor and singer Pappukutty Bhagavathar passed away in Kochi at the age of 107.
  • The veteran artist had acted in over 25 Malayalam movies.
  • He is popularly known among peers as the ‘Kerala Saigal’.
  • He had performed in more than 10,000 plays.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 24 June 2020.

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