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Current Affairs 5 June 2020

Current Affairs 5 June 2020

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Current Affairs 5 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 5 June 2020
1. World Environment Day 2020
  • World Environment Day is observed every year on 5 June and is celebrated by more than 100 countries.
  • In 2020, Colombia in partnership with Germany will host the global World Environment Day.
  • The theme for 2020 is “Time for Nature”.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
2. Centre approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act
  • The Union Cabinet has approved amendment to the six-and-a-half-decade old Essential Commodities Act to deregulate food items, including cereals, pulses, potatoes, oilseeds and onion.
  • This move will transform the farm sector and help raise farmers’ income.
  • It was a part of the ₹ 20 crore package announced recently.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
3. Uday Kotak takes over as CII President
  • Uday Kotak, MD & CEO Kotak Mahindra Bank assumed office as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2020-21.
  • Mr. Kotak takes over from Vikram Kirloskar, chairman and MD of Kirloskar Systems and vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
  • Sanjiv Bajaj has taken over as the Vice – President of CII.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
4. Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust
  • Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi had given its approval to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port.
  • The Kolkata Port is the first Major port as well as the only riverine port of the country.
  • Syama Prasad was a politician & barrister.
  • He was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, predecessor to BJP.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
5. Twitter Names Ex-Google Exec Patrick Pichette Chairman
  • Twitter Inc appointed Patrick Pichette who had been Twitter’s lead independent director since 2018.
  • He is a former CFO at Google.
  • Patrick Pichette will replace Omid Kordestani.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
6. Three Electronics Incentive Schemes launched
  • Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar launched three incentive schemes – Production Linked Incentive, Component Manufacturing Scheme & Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters to boost manufacturing of electronics.
  • Total outlay of the schemes is about ₹48,000 crores.
  • Portals for three schemes released by IFCI, a public-sector NBFC.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
7. Virendra Nath Datt given additional charge as NFL CMD
  • NFL = National Fertilizers Limited.
  • He is former executive director at GAIL.
  • Datt has been director (marketing) of the firm since October 2018.
  • He was also a director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Ltd, Mumbai.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
8. Telangana CM inaugurates Kondapochamma Reservoir in Siddipet
  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao inaugurated a pump house in Siddipet district to lift Godavari water to a reservoir which is at a height of 618 meters from the source of Godavari river.
  • This is to facilitate areas which did not have irrigation facilities.
  • The river and the reservoir are 200 kilometres away.
Current Affairs 5 June 2020
9. Hyundai introduces upgraded online retail platform ‘Click to Buy’
  • Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) introduced its upgraded online end-to-end automotive retail platform.
  • The platform ‘Click to Buy’ with an investment of around $ 1 million (around 7.5 crores) curated to provide future retail experience to customers in the wake of pandemic.
  • Mr. Seon Seob Kim is the MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
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10. THE Asia University Ranking: 8 Indian institutes in top 100
  • With eight institutes in the top 100, India is the third most represented country in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Ranking.
  • Indian Institute of Science Bangalore retains its top position in the country by attaining the 36th spot globally.
  • Eight IITs have also been featured in the top 100.
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11. WEF Davos summit to focus on ‘The Great Reset’ in 2021
  • World Economic Forum will adopt a new twin-summit format for its next annual Davos meeting in Jan 2021, bringing together leaders from across the globe for in-person as well as virtual dialogues.
  • Theme of the summit : ‘The Great Reset’.
  • It will be the 51st meeting.
  • WEF Founder & Executive Chairman: Klaus Schwab.
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12. Ex-Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh dies
  • Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh became the second professional player in the country to die because of suspected coronavirus.
  • A leg-spinner who took 116 wickets in 43 first-class matches was at one time considered for national selection.
  • Zafar Sarfraz first professional cricketer to die due to COVID.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 5 June 2020.

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