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Current Affairs : 17-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June) for the year 2020 – “Food. Feed.Fibre. - the links between consumption and land”.

Defence

  • Person who took over as 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) at INAS Utkrosh - Lieutenant General Manoj Pande.

Economy

  • According to the UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2020, the FDI inflows to India in the year 2019 - $51 billion (increased by more than 20 percent).
  • India’s ranking in the list of the world’s largest recipients of foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2019 - 9th.
  • This institution has launched a facility which will help formal sector workers to expeditiously withdraw the provident fund claims - Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

International

  • According to the SIPRI Yearbook 2020 report, nine major countries that are armed with nuclear warheads - China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, US and UK.
  • This organisation is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium.
  • This Indian company owns and operates the world's only wholly-owned sub-sea network that encircles the globe, covers more than 200 countries and territories (nearly 30% of the world's internet routes) - Tata Communications.
  • India’s rank on World Competitiveness Index 2020, compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD) - 43rd.
  • First position on World Competitiveness Index 2020 - Singapore (followed by Denmark, Switzerland).

National

  • Number of nuclear warheads with India – 150.
  • A first Virtual ADIP Camp for free distribution of assistive aids and devices at Block level for Divyangjans was organized by - Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur.

Sports

  • The Sports ministry has identified 8 state-owned sports facilities to turn into Khelo India Centre of Excellence which are situated in - Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telengana, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.

Science

  • The scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) produced the fifth state of matter (Bose-Einstein Condensate) in - Cold Atom Lab.
  • Lucknow-based this institute has developed a disinfection machine for N95 masks and PPE kits which makes them reusable - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR).

General Knowledge

  • Jal Jeevan Mission was launched on - 15th August 2019.
  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) - Founded: 13th February 1986; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - Founded: 30 December 1964; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) – Founded: 1972; Location: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) - Founded: 06 May 1966; Headquarters: Solna, Sweden.

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