Current Affairs : 21-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Sickle Cell Day - 19 June.
  • Theme of International Day of Yoga (21 June) for the year 2020 - "Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home".
  • Theme of World Hydrography Day (21 June) for the year 2020 – “Hydrography enabling autonomous technologies”.
  • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice - 21 June.
  • World Music Day - 21 June.

International

  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed a new ‘Trident’ mission to explore Triton, the largest moon of - Neptune.
  • New Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan - Kubatbek Boronov.
  • This country’s President announced his intention to nominate Indian American Deven Parekh as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) – The USA.

National

  • Web-portal that enable digital submission of proposals of projects with the project monitoring and utilization of funds/grants, launched by the Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs - SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Atma Nirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement).
  • This think tank has formed a panel including top officials of tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Tech Mahindra to develop a job platform for migrant labours - NITI Aayog.
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) has agreed to partner with this initiative of NITI Aayog to support proactively the flagship mission’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country - Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
  • The ____ candidates have been elected to the Rajya Sabha from 20 States – 61.

Persons in News

  • The US Senate has confirmed this Indian-American scientist as the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan.
  • Person who will take charge as chairman of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP, Delhi) to replace Vijay Kelkar - Urjit Patel.
  • Indian who became the ninth richest billionaire globally on the Forbes Real-time Billionaires List with a net worth of $64.6 billion - Mukesh Ambani (CMD, Reliance Industries).

Sports

  • Host of the Women's Asian Cup 2022 in football – India.

General Knowledge

  • International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) - Founded: 21 June 1921; Location: Principality of Monaco.
  • Asian Football Confederation (AFC) - Founded: 08 May 1954; Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) - Founded: 1975; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) - Founded: 06 March 1948; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • Kyrgyzstan - Capital: Bishkek; Currency: Kyrgyzstani som.
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