Current Affairs : 26-06-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for the 2020 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26 June) - “Better Knowledge for Better Care”.
  • United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - 26 June.

Economy

  • To look at the insurance needs of remote-piloted aircraft systems (RAPS) or drones, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has now set up a nine-member working group, headed by - Anjan Dev (General Manager of The New India Assurance Co).

National

  • New mobile App developed by the Indian Red Cross Society - ‘eBloodServices’.
  • Best performing small states under National TB elimination programme in the year 2019 - Nagaland and Tripura.
  • Best performing larger states with more than 50 lakh populations, under National TB elimination programme in the year 2019 – Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Best performing Union Territories under National TB elimination programme in the year 2019 - Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu.
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated a Product Application & Development Centre (PADC) setup by Indian Oil at - Paradip, Odisha.
  • First major institute to scrap all face-to-face lectures for the rest of the year - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • After dedicating the Sector 50 Metro station of Noida for transgenders, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) named it as - "rainbow" station.

Persons in News

  • Youngest MP who was honoured with Sansad Ratna Award 2020 for the ‘Jury Committee Special Award’ - K Ram Mohan Naidu (Srikakulam TDP MP).
  • Author of the book, titled ‘#MeToo’ - Karan Puri.

State Current Affairs

  • New Chief Secretary of Maharashtra state - Sanjay Kumar (replaced Ajoy Mehta).

Science and Technology

  • Researchers of this institute has developed nanozymes to destroy and break down the cell membranes of a wide variety of bacteria’s that cause disease - Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.
  • This country has completed the launch of the final satellite in the BeiDou Satellite System, a new global navigation system – China.
  • Researchers of this institute are collaborating with German Researchers to develop alternative technologies to produce Green Hydrogen - Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

General Knowledge

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Founded: 16 April 1948; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Founded: 1989; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • General Insurance Corporation of India - Founded: 22 November 1972; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) – Founded: 1999; Location: Hyderabad.
  • Indian Red Cross Society - Founded: 1920; Headquarters: New Delhi.
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