Current Affairs Today 13 June 2020
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Top 10 Current Affairs of 13 June 2020
Madhya Pradesh Became Largest Wheat-Procuring State in Country
- Madhya Pradesh is set to pump in around Rs 25,000 crore into its rural economy by the time its all-time high wheat procurement draws to a close. This has made the state the country’s largest wheat purchaser in 2020-21.
- The state procured around 12.77 million tonnes of wheat, which is expected to reach 13 million tonnes by the time the process ends in the next few weeks. Punjab has closed its procurement for this year at 12.76 million tonnes.
- However, due to the massive procurement, the state government is facing some challenges on the storage front. Till Sunday, around 7.5 per cent…..Click Here to Read More
Narendra Singh Tomar launches “SahakarMitra” on Internship Programme
- Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched Sahakar Mitra Internship programme to provide paid internship to youth and ensure availability of assured project loans to young cooperators.
- Launching the scheme, Mr. Tomar said that, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), has embarked upon a series of initiatives in the cooperative sector entrepreneurship development ecosystem, through capacity development.
- He asserted that, Sahakar Mitra Scheme will provide the young professionals an opportunity of practical exposure and learning from the working…..Click Here to Read More
Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to Augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- The government gave nod to a revised estimate of Rs 124 crore to augment ship repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
- Due to increased ship movements, the ship repair facilities at Port Blair are being augmented by the shipping ministry and the existing dock length will be extended by 90 meters under ‘Make In India’ initiative.
- For this, the ministry has approved a revised cost estimate of…..Click Here to Read More
Railways sets world record by running first Double Stack Container Train in electrified territory
- Railways creates history, successfully runs double stack container trains in electrified territory.
- After conducting the successful trial run of double-decker freight trains on the newly-built Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) in Rajasthan”s Sawai Madhopur district in December last year, the Indian Railways on Thursday created a world record by commissioning the first high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) and successfully running double stack containers in electrified territory on the Western Railway.
- The Railway Ministry in a statement said that Indian Railways…..Click Here to Read More
NHAI Becomes First Construction Sector Organisation To Go Fully Digital
- The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Friday said it has gone fully digital with cloud-based ‘Data Lake Software’, becoming the first such construction sector organisation. With advance analytics, the ‘Data Lake’ software will forecast the delays, likely disputes and give advance alerts, thus expediting the decision making.
- At the same time, the software will facilitate in taking correct and timely decisions as the system is likely to predict financial impacts of different alternatives based on the historical data.
- “As one of the biggest reforms, the NHAI has gone ‘fully digital’, with the launch of unique cloud-based and artificial intelligence powered big data analytics…..Click Here to Read More
India-ASEAN boost cooperation during Youth Dialogue 2020 – June 8 to June 10, 2020
- During the third India-ASEAN youth dialogue that was held from June 8 to 10, India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pledged to enhance cooperation in ways to effectively and constructively channelising youthful energy. According to reports, the dialogue took place online and primarily revolved around the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world.
- As per reports, the dialogue established that the revival and re-establishment of Nalanda University in Bihar as a seat of learning was a big step in the…..Click Here to Read More
Three DST institutes in Top 30 in India in Nature Index 2020
- Three of the autonomous institutions of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India have found their place among top 30 Indian Institutions including universities, IITs, IISERs, and Research Institutions and Labs as per Nature Index 2020 ratings based on the research published in the top journals, a measure of research quality.
- These are the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata at 7th position, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore at 14th position and S. N. Bose National Centre…..Click Here to Read More
USCIRF Welcomes Release of State Department’s 2019 International Religious Freedom Report
- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed today the release of the State Department’s 2019 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.
- “USCIRF appreciates the release of this comprehensive report and the State Department’s continued commitment to improving religious freedom conditions abroad,” USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins stated. “We were encouraged that, in their remarks, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Ambassador Samuel Brownback highlighted progress in 2019 in both Sudan and Uzbekistan, which USCIRF also recognized in our own Annual Report. And we agree with their concerns about the deterioration…..Click Here to Read More
RBI bars People’s Co-operative Bank from granting Fresh loans, accepting deposits for 6 months
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday barred Kanpur-based People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans and accepting deposits for six months, due to its weak financial position.
- The RBI also said no withdrawal of amount of a depositor will be allowed from the co-operative bank.
- “As from the close of business on June 10, 2020, the bank shall not, without prior approval of RBI in writing grant or renew any loans and advances…..Click Here to Read More
Global goods trade to fall 27% in Q2 after 5% decline in First Quarter-UNCTAD
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Thursday said that the value of international trade in goods declined around 5% in the first quarter of 2020 and is expected to decline further by 27% in the ongoing quarter with trade in many developing countries projected to nosedive due to the “unprecedented effects of the pandemic”.
- In April, developing countries in South Asia and the Middle East suffered the steepest decline in exports while those in East Asia and the Pacific experienced…..Click Here to Read More
Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal gets 2020 World Food Prize
- Eminent Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal was on Thursday named this year’s recipient of USD 250,000 World Food Prize, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lauding his research in soil science, saying he is helping millions of small farmers around the world with his work on increasing food production and recycling of nutrients.
- Lal, 75, was named as the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.
- “The world’s population continues to grow, and we need to use…..Click Here to Read More
Former Planning Commission Member Vaidyanathan Passes Away at 88
- Former Member of the Planning Commission Dr A Vaidyanathan died in Coimbatore.
- He was 88 and is survived by his wife and two daughters, according to a statement here.
- Vaidyanathan was a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies and Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
- He had chaired the Government of India Task Force on Revival of Cooperative Credit Institutions (2004) and was a member of the K N Raj Committee…..Click Here to Read More
World Day Against Child Labour 2020 – Theme, History
- On World Day Against Child Labour, many political leaders, activists and others tweeted on the year’s theme, “protect children more than ever from COVID-19”. The posts called for efforts to end child labour, especially at a time the world is fighting coronavirus.
- Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi said, “The yardstick of a visionary and decisive leadership is the primacy it attaches to children in its policies, programmes and economic schemes.”
- Mr Satyarthi urged businesses and corporations to take moral responsibility and demonstrate compassion by not employing child workers. “This World Day Against Child Labour, I urge businesses and corporations to take…..Click Here to Read More
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