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Current Affairs 8 June 2020

Current Affairs 8 June 2020

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Current Affairs 8 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.

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1. World Ocean day 2020
  • The world celebrates the World Ocean Day every year on June 8th.
  • Every year, the UN selects a theme for the annual World Ocean Day.
  • This year, the theme for 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.
  • The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council was formed since 2016.
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2. World Brain Tumour Day 2020
  • The day was initiated by the German Brain Tumour Association, which is called as Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe in German.
  • The association provides support to the brain tumour patients and their family members besides providing facilities for scientists and health professionals for efficient treatment.
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3. L&T board reappoints AM Naik as non-executive chairman for 3 years
  • L&T = Larsen & Toubro.
  • Also the tenure of whole-time Director Dip Kishore Sen was extended for 3 yrs.
  • Naik was chairman of National Skill Development Corp in 2018.
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4. RBI creates ₹500 cr. fund to boost payment infrastructure
  • RBI has created a Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).
  • To encourage acquirers to deploy Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure, both physical and digital modes — in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and north eastern states.
  • RBI to contribute ₹250 cr, rest by card issuing companies
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5. 2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022
  • 2020 World Archery Field Championships in Yankton, USA, have been postponed until 2022.
  • That was due to take place in September this year at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre.
  • NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre is the world’s largest dedicated archery facility.
  • NFAA = National Field Archery Association
  • World Archery Federation HQ : Lausanne, Switzerland.
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6. Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar is EY world entrepreneur of the year 2020
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon Limited, was named EY ‘World Entrepreneur of The Year 2020’ in a virtual award ceremony.
  • She was picked from among 46 award winners from across 41 countries.
  • She became the 3rd Indian to get the honors
  • Earlier Indian Winners : Uday Kotak (2014); Narayan Murthy (2005).
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7. WCD Ministry constitutes task force to examine issues related to lowering Maternal Mortality Rate
  • Task force is headed by Jaya Jaitly.
  • The task force will submit its report by 31st July.
  • The task Force will examine the issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth, Child Sex Ratio (CSR)
  • Union WCD Minister : Smriti Irani.
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8. Sebi approves regulatory sandbox framework for stock market ecosystem
  • The term is used for live testing new financial technology (fintech) solutions on customers, without having to be fully licensed, but under strict regulatory supervision.
  • SEBI HQ : Mumbai.
  • Chairman : Ajay Tyagi.
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9. Yatra terminates Rs 2,300-cr merger pact with US software firm Ebix
  • Online travel company Yatra has terminated its pending merger agreement with US-based software firm Ebix and filed litigation against it in the State of Delaware, seeking “substantial damages” for alleged breaches of terms of the pact.
  • Yatra.com is an Indian online travel agency based in Gurugram.
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10. Senior BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal died in Mumbai
  • Senior BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal, mother of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, died at her residence in Mumbai due to old age.
  • She was 88.
  • She represented the BJP from the Matunga Assembly constituency in Mumbai for three terms.
  • Piyush Goyal is also Union Minister of Commerce & Industry

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 8 June 2020.

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