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Current Affairs : 11-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of World Accreditation Day (9 June) for the year 2020 - “Accreditation: Improving Food Safety”.

Defence

  • Fifth and final ship in the series of Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) - 'ICGS Kanaklata Barua'.

Economy

  • This organisation has introduced an artificial intelligence-based fully automatic system for settlement of EPF withdrawal claims - Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
  • To facilitate the taxpayers to file timely returns, the Government of India has allowed the citizens to file NIL GST monthly returns through SMS in - FORM GSTR-3B.

International

  • India's biggest overseas market for engineering parts in April 2020 – Singapore (replaced the United States).
  • Only three educational institutes from India that feature in the top 200 list of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021 - IIT Bombay (172), IISc Bengaluru (185) and IIT Delhi (193).
  • First position in the QS World University Rankings 2021 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US (2nd: Stanford University, 3rd: Harvard University).
  • This country officially declared Russia a hostile state for the period from 2020 to 2024 - Romania.

National

  • With the aims to achieve reduction in imports of Chinese manufactured goods by Rs. 1 lakh crore by December 2021, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on 10 June launched a national campaign, titled - "Indian Goods- Our Pride".
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a MoU with this institution for collaboration in the field of Astrophysics and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) - Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
  • The Central government has allocated ________ as annual allotment to states for the current financial year under 'Per Drop More Crop' component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) - Rs 4,000 crore.

General Knowledge

  • Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) – Founded: 1955; Location: Kolkata.
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) started as a conference in – 1977.
  • International Accreditation Forum (IAF) was founded in – 1993.
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) - Founded: 1988; Headquarters: Gurgaon.
  • Quality Council of India (QCI) - Founded: 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Commission for Women (NCW) – Founded: 31 January 1992; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Philippines - Capital: Manila; Currency: Philippine peso.

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