Current Affairs Today 23 June 2020
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Top 10 Current Affairs of 23 June 2020
Finance Ministry Releases Rs 15,187.50 Cr to States as Rural Local Bodies Grant
- The finance ministry on Wednesday released Rs 15,187.50 crore to 28 states as grants to rural local bodies to help them restart economic activity.
- Based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, @FinMinIndia today (Wednesday) released Rs 15,187.50 crore to 28 states as the 1st installment of Rural Local Bodies Basic (Untied) Grants for 2020-21,” the Office of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.
- This amount would enable the rural local bodies to fight the coronavirus pandemic and restart economic activities……Click Here to Read More
PM Modi Launches Rs 50,000 Crore ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ Scheme For Migrant Workers
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an employment scheme with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for migrant workers who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
- Launching the scheme, Modi said during the nationwide lockdown, the talent from cities returned to villages and it will now give a boost to development of rural areas.
- The ‘Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan’ will be implemented on a mission mode in 125 days in 116 districts of six states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha — that received the maximum numbers of migrant……Click Here to Read More
AIM Partners with Coal India Ltd to Boost its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiatives
- Coal India Limited (CIL) has agreed to partner with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to support proactively the flagship mission’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country. A Statement of Intent (SoI) of a strategic partnership between AIM and Coal India Limited was signed and exchanged in a virtual e-summit for the same on Friday June 19.
- AIM has various innovation programs and entrepreneurial ecosystem building initiatives such as Atal Tinkering Labs ( ATL) at a school level, Atal Incubation Centres ( AIC) at institutional levels, Atal Community Innovation Centres ( ACIC) for Tier-2, Tier3 cities and rural India, Atal New India Challenges ( ANIC) at industry level and Applied Research and Innovation ( ARISE) for stimulating innovations in the MSME industry.
- The collaboration between CIL and AIM intends to conduct various activities……Click Here to Read More
Centre Sanctions Rs 190 Cr For Healthcare Facilities in North East
- Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said Rs 190 crore has been sanctioned for augmentation of healthcare facilities in the eight Northeastern states, especially for the management of infectious diseases like Covid-19.
- This was disclosed by Singh while reviewing the coronavirus situation and healthcare facility in ‘aspirational districts’ with a special focus on the Northeast.
- In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry of development of north eastern region (DoNER) has decided to sanction Rs 190 crore for augmentation……Click Here to Read More
IIT Delhi Collaborates with UN-WFP to Provide Reserach-Based Solutions
- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) India and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have collaborated to develop innovative solutions for the government’s food safety nets through operations research, the institute informed. The collaboration aims to support governments in achieving food and nutrition security targets.
- “The overall objective of this partnership is to use advanced analytics and operations research to develop practical solutions that support long-term strategic planning of procurement, storage, and movement of food grains by agencies such as the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and at the same time create cost-effective supply chain networks for distribution of these food grains under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) at the state level,” the IIT informed through an official statement.
- This will be especially relevant for states such as Uttarakhand, where maintaining……Click Here to Read More
Yes Bank Partners Affordplan to Launch Co-Branded Cashless Healthcare Card
- Yes Bank has partnered with fintech startup Affordplan to launch a co-branded health card on Saturday to address healthcare needs. The co-branded healthcare card will enable families plan and manage their finances for their healthcare needs, Yes Bank said in a release.
- In addition, Yes Bank’s wallet has also been integrated on Affordplan Swasth to enable wallet QR scan for making payments to merchant partners empaneled on the app.
- People will be able to get a goal-based savings projection chart for medical treatment based on treatment input, access healthcare services and treatments at a discounted……Click Here to Read More
UCO Bank Partners With Four Insurers to Sell Their Products
- State-run UCO Bank tied up with four insurers to offer various insurance products to its customers through its network of branches across the country. The lender teamed up with SBI Life Insurance Company, the Oriental Insurance Company and Religare Health Insurance Company, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company for selling their products.
- With these new partnerships, the lender will now be offering a much wider range of insurance products, UCO Bank MD and CEO Atul Kumar Goel said. The fresh tie-ups have strengthened the bank’s partnerships with insurers from existing two to six, an official said.
- “These will enable us to reaffirm our commitment to our customers for……Click Here to Read More
Indian Economist Amartya Sen Wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
- Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his decades-long work around issues of global justice. To be presented by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Börsenverein, the award will recognise the Indian economist’s contribution in addressing questions around social inequality in education and healthcare.
- The announcement of the winner of the 2020 prize was made on 17 June by Börsenverein’s head and the chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Karin Schmidt-Friderichs.
- A statement by the foundation’s jury, which bestowed the award on the……Click Here to Read More
IFTAS Announces the Appointment of Shri T. Rabi Sankar as Chairman and Dr N Rajendran as CEO
- IFTAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India announces the appointments of Shri. T Rabi Sankar as the Chairman and Dr N Rajendran as the CEO of the organization effective May 15, 2020, and May 27, 2020, respectively.
- Shri. T Rabi Sankar, currently serving as Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India for Payment Systems, Information Technology, Risk Management, and Fintech has taken over concurrent charge, ex officio, as the Chairman of IFTAS.
- Shri Sankar, who has an M.Phil. (Economics) degree, has long experience across a wide spectrum of central banking functions, particularly, exchange……Click Here to Read More
RBI Re-Nominates Natarajan Chandrasekaran as Director of its Central Board
- The Central Government nominated Tata Sons’ Natarajan Chandrasekaran as a part-time non-official director on the Reserve Bank of India’s central board on Sunday. Chandrasekaran, who was the Chief Operating Officer of the Tata Consultancy Services earlier and now the Chairman of Tata Sons, has been appointed as the official director for the period of two years beyond March 3, 2020, or until further orders.
- The government had first nominated Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons since January 2017, as Director on the central board of directors of the RBI for a period of four years with effect from March 4, 2016, or until further orders……Click Here to Read More
Books & Author
Amish Tripathi launches new book ‘Legend of Suheldev-The King Who Saved India
- There has been a flurry of book announcements of late, and the latest one is by Amish. The author of The Immortals of Meluha has announced the launch of his new book, Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India. Published by Westland Publications Pvt Ltd, his latest fiction is set in 11th-century, India.
- The book begins with Mahmud of Ghazni’s invasion and the massacre of the holy Somnath Temple. It then proceeds to document the adventure of the warrior-king Suheldev and the way he brings together people from various faiths.
- “The idea behind writing Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India, was to bring……Click Here to Read More
Domestic cricket stalwart Rajinder Goel passes away at 77
- Domestic cricket stalwart Rajinder Goel died on Sunday after suffering from illness for quite some time. He was 77 and breathed his last at his residence.
- A left—arm spinner, while Goel never managed to break into the Indian team, he took 750 wickets in a 24—year career for Haryana. He also represented Punjab and Delhi. Goel also holds the record for most wickets in the Ranji Trophy. He leads the tally with 637 wickets. Goel received the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from the BCCI for his service to Indian cricket.
- “It is a huge loss for the game of cricket and a personal loss for me which has left a huge void. He was one of the best, if not the best left-arm spinner that this country has seen and his record of 750 first-class wickets speaks for his tremendous ability,” former BCCI President Ranbir Singh Mahendra said.
- “He represented Haryana, Delhi and Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. His contribution to the game post his retirement was massive and he would eagerly watch even an inter-district game in search for talent and remained the pivot for selection of Haryana cricket teams till he regretfully laid down his office on account of the Lodha recommendations.
- “He was a thorough gentleman who remained active till the very end. In his passing, the cricket world has lost one of its finest jewels. I will miss him deeply,” he added.
- “Sh. Rajinder Goel ji was a legend and one of the strongest foundations of the Haryana Cricket Association. His contribution to the development of cricket and identification of talent in Haryana is immense. On behalf of the Association, I mourn his passing and extend our condolences to Sh. Nitin Goel and his family,” Haryana Cricket Association President Kultar Singh Malik said.
- Born to an assistant station master in the Indian Railways, Goel first tasted success for North Zone schools in 1957 when he snared four wickets against West Zone in the final of the All-India schools tournament and was declared the best bowler of the tournament.
- He made his Ranji debut in the next season. He began his first-class career with Patiala, which then evolved into the Southern Punjab team. He moved to Delhi in 1963 and Haryana ten years later.
- Goel never played for India officially but appeared against Ceylon in an unofficial Test at Ahmedabad in 1964-65 where he took four wickets in the second innings. He never got a look in because of Bishan Singh Bedi who bowled in a similar style.
- “Hard work, practice, and some intellect on how to play the batsman — these are mandatory. Without practice you will not be able to master line and length, which are key to defeat the batsman,” he had said to ESPNCricinfo in 2017 when asked what constitutes a good spinner.
- There was a time when Bedi was axed from the Indian team for the Bangalore Test against the West Indies in 1974-75. Goel got a look in but as fate would have it, he was excluded at the last moment. He also bagged 6/102 and 3/43 against the Australians in 1979-80.
War Hero Crucial To Pakistan’s Surrender In 1971 Dies At 97
- Major General Lachhman Singh Lehl, one of India’s finest military brains and one of its last surviving officers to have taken part in both the 1948 and 1971 wars, passed away in New Delhi on Saturday. He was 97.
- Maj Gen Lehl was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery in 1943. He took part in the 1948 war in Jhangar area of Jammu and Kashmir as a captain, and commanded a division in the 1971 war.
- For his role as a forward observation officer with the 50 Para Brigade, he was decorated India’s third-highest gallantry award, the Vir Chakra.
- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh condoled the death of Maj Gen Lehl in a tweet. “Sorry to learn of the passing away of Major General LS Lehl, who played an important role in the 1971 victory in Bangladesh. My heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP,” he tweeted.
- Maj Gen Lehl played a pivotal role in the 1971 war in the East Pakistan sector, which would later come to be known as the country of Bangladesh. He was the General Officer Commanding of 20 Mountain Division, which won the crucial battles of Hilli and Bogra.
- The GOC of Pakistan’s 16 Infantry Division, Maj Gen Nazir Hussein Shah, surrendered to Maj Gen Lehl at the end of the war.
- At a seminar organised by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) a few years back in the national capital, Maj Gen Lehl recounted his time as with 20 Mountain Division—a part of 33 Corps commanded by Lt Gen ML Thapan.
- “33 Corps, headquartered in Siliguri, was responsible for operations in the North-Western Sector of East Pakistan. This sector consisted of the important districts of Rangpur, Dinajppur, Bogra, Pabna and Rajshahi, and covered approximately one-third of East Pakistan. The Battle for Hilli was without doubt one of the bloodiest battles fought in the Eastern Sector. In all fairness, it must be mentioned here that Hilli was well defended by 4 Frontier Force of the Pakistan Army, a fact we did not know at that time, and would consequently learn after repeated efforts to capture the heavily fortified Hilli failed in a struggle that raged from 24 November to 11 December, ” he described.
- Maj Gen Lehl also authored a comprehensive book on the 1965 India-Pakistan war called Missed Opportunities. The book brought out the successes—as well as the failures—of both Indian and Pakistani armies, and is a recognised work for any serious student of military history.
International Day of Yoga 2020 – June 21
- Yoga boosts immunity, PM Modi said in his address to the nation, adding that “a lot of coronavirus patients across the world are benefiting due to yoga”. “It gives us the confidence to struggle during the difficult times and emerge victorious. Yoga gives us physical strength and peace of mind,” he added.
- For the first time since it was instituted on June 21, 2015, coinciding with the Summer Solstice each year, Yoga Day has gone digital this year. No mass gatherings will be held this time.
- This year’s theme is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family……Click Here to Read More
World Music Day 2020 – Date, History, Significance
- It’s very challenging to truly describe music in words. But in the most basic terms, music can be described as an art form and cultural activity, whose medium is sound.
- Author Victor Hugo wrote that “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
- Apart from entertainment, experts have found that music alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. It lowers stress and……Click Here to Read More
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