23rd June 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-06-24

? Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the withdrawal limit for depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai to Rs 1 Lakh per depositor.

? The PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs 2000 crore for the supply of 50000 indigenously manufactured ventilators to government-run COVID hospitals in all states and union territories.

? NITI Aayog will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India” project in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India.

? The Telangana High Court has issued notices to social networking site Twitter, Centre as well as the state government seeking explanation on why posts allegedly linking COVID-19 to the Muslim community and the religious event held in Nizamuddin in the national capital in March 2020, have not been removed.

? The World Bank has approved USD 1.05 billion for three projects in Bangladesh to generate quality jobs and boost economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

? Saudi Arabia announced that it will hold a “very limited” Hajj this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only those people already living in the kingdom will be allowed to take part in the pilgrimage that begins in late July.

? France has signed a loan agreement of 200-million-euros with India to boost India’s COVID-19 response.

? Patanjali on June 23, 2020 launched ‘Coronil and Swasari’, its Ayurvedic medicine, which it claims can treat COVID-19. There is no official confirmation on the same by any scientific or government authority.

? World Hydrography Day is observed globally on 21st June every year to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography.

? The Union States has blocked and terminated Pakistan’s proposal to proscribe an Indian national as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council (UNSC) 1267 sanctions committee.

? UP becomes first state to operationalise rail coaches converted into isolation units for Covid-19 cases at Mau junction in Varanasi.

? Union External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar participated in the virtual RIC (Russia-India-China) foreign ministers meeting today, June 23, 2020. While addressing the trilateral meeting, Jaishankar stated that the meeting is a special one that reiterates our belief in time-tested principles of international relations.

? IIT-Bombay develops Dhruva, Indian receiver chip for NAVIC, GPS satellites.

? Donald Trump administration on June 22 issued a proclamation to suspend the issuing of temporary work visas including H-1B visa, which is popular among Indian IT professionals, for the rest of the year.

? Reliance Industries Ltd. became the first Indian firm to hit a market valuation of $150 billion (Rs.11,43,667 crore).

? The world-famous annual Jagannath Rath Yatra began on June 23, 2020 in Odisha’s Puri after the Supreme Court gave its approval and left it on the wisdom of the state, centre and temple management to manage the festival.

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