Current Affairs Today 4 June 2020
Current Affairs Today 4 June 2020

Current Affairs Today 4 June 2020

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Top 10 Current Affairs of 4 June 2020

National News

MEITY Launches 3 Schemes Worth Rs 50,000 crore to Push Domestic Electronics Manufacturing

MEITY Launches 3 Schemes Worth Rs 50,000 crore to Push Domestic Electronics Manufacturing

  • The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology launched three schemes to encourage domestic manufacturing.
  • These are the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing, the Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) and the Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme.
  • The schemes have an outlay of Rs 50,000 crores…..Click Here to Read More

R. K. Singh Launches Pan-India Real-Time Market in Electricity

R. K. Singh Launches Pan-India Real-Time Market in Electricity

  • India achieved a milestone with the official launch of real-time electricity market in the country, enabling consumers, including distribution companies (discoms) and captive users, to buy power on exchanges just half-an-hour before delivery.
  • The shortest period of trading in electricity in the country has taken place a day ahead of the market, meaning you have to place order for supplies at least a day in advance.
  • The pan-India real-time market (RTM) was launched by Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh through…..Click Here to Read More

Expert Committees on Rationalization of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies Submit Report

Expert Committees on Rationalization of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies Submit Report

  • Expert committees constituted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on rationalisation of film media units and review of autonomous bodies have recommended creation of an umbrella body with four cells that will be headed by professionals.
  • The expert committees on rationalisation of film media units and review of autonomous bodies submitted their report to the ministry, a statement from the ministry said.
  • In its report, which was submitted to the ministry on Tuesday, it said that it has found overlapping activities undertaken by multiple institutes and has…..Click Here to Read More

Defence News

MoD places order for acquisition of 156 BMP-2 combat vehicles worth Rs 1,094 crore with OFB

MoD places order for acquisition of 156 BMP-2 combat vehicles worth Rs 1,094 crore with OFB

  • After putting a full stop to the Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project, to strengthen the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed an order with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for the supply of 156 BMP 2/2k Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) worth Rs 1,094 crore.
  • With the approval of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, these ICVs will be manufactured with upgraded features for use of the Mechanised Forces of the Indian Army. the ICVs will be manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Medak in Telangana.
  • The project is to be completed by 2023 and the existing deficiency…..Click Here to Read More

International News

WHO Launches ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ For Equitable Access To Life-saving Tech

WHO Launches 'COVID-19 Technology Access Pool' For Equitable Access To Life-saving Tech

  • WHO launched the ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ on Saturday, May 30. This comes after at least 37 countries jointly appealed to the World Health Organisation for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and other diagnostic tools to combat the global health crisis.
  • While the total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has now surpassed 5.9 million, these countries want collective ownership of COVID-19 treatment since patent laws can act as a barrier to the sharing of crucial supplies amid the outbreak.
  • While the call has been lauded by Doctors Without Borders, a drug industry…..Click Here to Read More

Business News

DBS Bank partners with TCIL for real time payments to Truck Drivers

DBS Bank partners with TCIL for real time payments to Truck Drivers

  • DBS Bank India has partnered with Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL) to empower truck drivers by facilitating real-time payments through the DBS RAPID (Real Time APIs by DBS) solution, thereby enabling them to receive payments instantly. The fully digital and innovative API payments solution aims to support lives and livelihoods.
  • TCIL is among India’s leading integrated supply chain and logistics solutions providers, with revenues over Rs 3,200 crore and an extensive pan-India network.
  • Given the large volumes of transactions, the bank proposed…..Click Here to Read More

Awards

Indian writer wins regional award for Asia in Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Indian writer wins regional award for Asia in Commonwealth Short Story Prize

  • Every year, The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best unpublished short fiction. Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and above are eligible for it.
  • Winners of this year were recently announced and Indian writer Kritika Pandey has won the coveted honour of the regional award for Asia in 2020 for The Great Indian Tee and Snakes. It talks about love in an age of hatred and prejudice.
  • Pandey had been previously nominated for the Pushcart Prize…..Click Here to Read More

Appointments

Uday Kotak takes over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President

Uday Kotak takes over from Vikram Kirloskar as the new CII President

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday announced new office-bearers for the year 2020-21. Uday Kotak was elected as CII President and Sanjiv Bajaj assumed office as the Vice-President.
  • Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak, has taken over as the President of CII for 2020-21 from Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems, CII said in a press release.
  • Kotak, the President-designate for the last two years,…..Click Here to Read More

Virendra Nath Datt takes Over as CMD, National Fertilizers Limited

Virendra Nath Datt takes Over as CMD, National Fertilizers Limited

  • Virendra Nath Datt, Director (Marketing), National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has taken over the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of the company today. Datt is associated withthe company as Director (Marketing) since October 2018.
  • Datt has a rich professional experience of over 35 years with premier central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) such as GAIL and ONGC besides the fertiliser industry.
  • Prior to joining NFL, he was Executive Director in GAIL (India) where he handled all India marketing operations of the company in addition to…..Click Here to Read More

Science & Technology

South Africa, Nasa collaborate to support human missions to Moon, Mars and beyond

South Africa, Nasa collaborate to support human missions to Moon, Mars and beyond

  • South Africa has partnered with NASA to host a deep-space ground station, which will support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
  • With this collaboration, South Africa became the fourth country after the US, Spain and Australia to host a deep space ground station.
  • The partnership between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to…..Click Here to Read More

Archaeological Survey of India discovers 9th century sandstone Shiva Linga in Vietnam

Archaeological Survey of India discovers 9th century sandstone Shiva Linga in Vietnam

  • The temple complex was built in the 9th century A.D. under the reign of King Indravarman II who also built the famous Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery in Quang Nam Province.
  • India which has had deep cultural ties with South-East Asian nations has extended a helping hand in restoring their heritage monuments.
  • A 4-member team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been engaged in the fourth season of restoration/conservation work…..Click Here to Read More

Sports News

Kiren Rijiju launches Khelo India Community Coach Development Programme

Kiren Rijiju launches Khelo India Community Coach Development Programme

  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched the Khelo India Community Coach Development programme for 15,000 physical education teachers and coaches around the country.
  • The 25-day programme was inaugurated by Rijiju on Monday evening.
  • Terming it a critical and far-reaching programme which will further boost India’s objective of becoming a sporting nation, Rijiju said, “Earlier physical education in school used to be an ad-hoc arrangement and never given much…..Click Here to Read More

Obituary

Former Pakistan First-Class Cricketer Riaz Sheikh Passed Away at 51

Former Pakistan First-Class Cricketer Riaz Sheikh Passed Away at 51

  • Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh on Tuesday became the second professional player in the country to die because of suspected conronavirus, according to sources.
  • Sources claimed that Sheikh’s family buried him in a hurry without waiting for health officials to ascertain the cause of his death.
  • Sheikh, 51, a leg-spinner who took 116 wickets in 43 first…..Click Here to Read More

Important Days

World Bicycle Day 2020 – Date, Significance

World Bicycle Day 2020 - Date, Significance

  • World Bicycle Day is observed on June 3. The day is celebrated to lay emphasis on the benefits of cycling. Riding a bicycle is not only good for one’s health but is also good for the environment.
  • As per the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a step towards achieving greater health equity. Apart from the umpteen health and environmental benefits of cycling, it must also be noted that a cycle is also the most affordable form of transport.
  • On this day, various cycling events are organised in order to…..Click Here to Read More

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