Current Affairs : 01-06-2020

Important Day

  • World Milk Day - 1 June.
  • Global Day of Parents - 1 June.

Economy

  • Government of India announced this loan scheme for small businesses and cottage industries, under which beneficiaries will get interest benefit of 2 percent for a year - 'Mudra Shishu loan'.

International

  • Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully took off on 30 May 2020 for the International Space Station (ISS) which was the first mission to take the American astronauts to orbit from the USA in nearly a decade and the first launch of a rocket owned by – SpaceX.
  • Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, called – “Covid-19 Technology Access Pool”.

National

  • India’s national Artificial Intelligence Portal - INDIAai portal (National AI Portal of India).
  • Four COVID-19 Bio Banks (Bio Repositories) under the purview of the Department of Biotechnology - Faridabad, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore and New Delhi.
  • First time in India, this company has launched the AI-powered chatbot on WhatsApp to answer resident shareholders - Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
  • The scheme of One Nation-One Card will be fully implemented from ____ for ration cards across India - June 1, 2020.

Persons in News

  • Next Managing director of State Bank of India, after March 31 - Ashwini Bhatia.
  • Next Managing director of Central Bank of India, after February 2021 – M.V. Rao.
  • Next Managing director of Indian Overseas Bank, after June 30 – P.P. Sengupta.

Sports

  • This organisation launched 'Khelo India e-Pathshala' program in association with the National Sports Federations with an aim to educate young athletes during COVID-19 pandemic - Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Science

  • Researchers at this Indian institution has developed a faster and much cheaper test for COVID-19 infection which is the first rapid RNA (Ribonucleic acid)-based test that can detect COVID-19 infection within a lab time of 30 minutes and will cost only around Rs 500 - Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS, Lucknow).
  • Scientists at this institution have developed an experimental diagnostic test for Covid-19 using gold nanoparticles that can visually detect the presence of the novel coronavirus in 10 minutes - University of Maryland School of Medicine, The USA.

General Knowledge

  • Doctors Without Borders – Founded: 22 December 1971; Location: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Founded: 16 October 1945; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • The first component of International Space Station (ISS) was launched on - 20 November 1998.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) - Founded: 01 July 1955; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Central Bank of India - Founded: 21 December 1911; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Indian Overseas Bank - Founded: 10 February 1937; Headquarters: Chennai.
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