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Current Affairs : 19-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict - 19 June.

Economy

  • The Asian Development Bank has forecast about India's economy in fiscal year (FY) 2020 to contract by - 4 percent.

Environment

  • According to the report “Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region” of Pune-based Centre for Climate Change Research, India’s average temperature has increased by around ______Celsius in the period from 1901-2018 - 0.7 degrees.
  • New fish species, named Schizothorax sikusirumensis, found in -Arunachal Pradesh.

International

  • India was second biggest growth driver of primary energy consumption in the world, behind this country, in 2019, according to 69th BP Statistical Review of World Energy - China.
  • Newly elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term – India (eighth time).
  • Newly elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2021-22 term - India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway.
  • Newly elected President of the UN General Assembly - Volkan Bozkir (Turkish diplomat).
  • India, along with ___ countries, supported the UN Communications Response initiative "#VERIFIED" and "calls for global action to fight infodemic in times of COVID-19" - 12 countries.

National

  • The finance ministry on 17 June released Rs 15,187 crore to ____ states as grants to rural local bodies to help them restart economic activity – 28 states.
  • India’s first mobile lab for COVID-19 testing - Infectious Disease Diag Lab (I-LAB).
  • New scheme of central government to empower and offer opportunities of livelihoods to the migrants returning from the other states and that will covers 116 districts in the six states - Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.

Persons in News

  • New nominee director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) as notified by the Ministry of Finance - Devendra Kumar Singh.

State Current Affairs

  • Karnataka government inaugurated second unit of Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in – Hubballi.
  • This state government has decided to create 'micro-containment zone' in places where five or more Covid-19 cases have been reported to contain the disease - Punjab.

Science

  • Starship is the floating next-generation transportation system designed to take people to and from the moon, Mars and anywhere on Earth, which will be building by – SpaceX, USA.

General Knowledge

  • Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) - Founded: 30 October 2006; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Railways - Founded: 16 April 1853; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is situated in the Pilibhit district and Shahjahanpur District of - Uttar Pradesh.
  • Kazakhstan - Capital: Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana); Currency: Tenge.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC) - Founded: 17 July 1998; Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Founded: April 1990; Headquarters:              Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Five permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – 15 (including 10 non-permanent members elected for two-year terms).

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