Current Affairs : 14-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of International Albinism Awareness Day (13 June) for the year 2020 - "Made to Shine".

Defence

  • New Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Visakhapatnam - Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta.

International

  • First Railway in the world that run Double Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise territory of Over Head Equipment (OHE) - Indian Railways.
  • Winner of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award for the year 2020 - Hyderabad-based Deccan Development Society.

National

  • A flagship programme which launched at Bengaluru and Chennai by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) for faster Customs clearance of imported goods - Turant Customs.
  • The internship programme which has been launched by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) - ‘Sahakar Mitra’.
  • A joint Science Communication Forum has been constituted by - Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  • First Covid-19 hospital based on public-private partnership with Wipro - Hinjewadi, Pune.

Persons in News

  • Recipient of the World Food Prize 2020 for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production - Rattan Lal (Indian-American soil scientist).
  • Winner of Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award 2020, announced by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) - Masrat Zahra (Srinagar).
  • Melbourne-based Indian who will be conferred the Medal of the Order of Australia - Shobha Sekhar.

Sports

  • Rank of Indian football team in the latest FIFA world rankings - 108th.
  • First position in the latest FIFA world rankings for football team – Belgium.

State Current Affairs

  • New permanent Judge of the common High Court of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh - Justice Javed Iqbal Wani.
  • Bal Shramik Vidya Yojna, a scheme for children of labourers to get financial assistance monthly to stop them from working as child labourers, launched by - Uttar Pradesh government.

Science

  • An Integrated Flood Warning System for Mumbai - IFLOWS-Mumbai.

General Knowledge

  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) - Founded: 26 January 1944; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) - Founded: 13 March 1963; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) - Founded: 1990; Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Australia - Capital: Canberra; Currency: Australian dollar.
  • International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) - Founded: 21 May 1904; Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.
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