26th & 27th June 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-06-28

? Himachal Pradesh Panchayati raj department has won the 1st prize under the e-Panchayat Puraskar-2020 for effective implementation of the e-application developed by the central government.

? Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Product Application and Development Centre at Paradip, Odisha.

? The Maharashtra government will bonour the folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar with the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award.

? Liverpool has won the English Premier League 2019-20 title.

? Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘eBloodServices’ mobile application of the Indian Red Cross Society (ICRS).

? A scheme “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan” has been launched in Uttar Pradesh to generate employment for the migrant workers of the state who recently returned from other states.

? The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF).

? Tripura government has announced a scheme “Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar” to provide nutrition kits to pregnant and lactating women in order to combat infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition.

? The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) is the world’s first yoga university outside India and has been launched in Los Angeles.

? All scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India will remain suspended till July 15, 2020. The announcement was made by the Director-General of Civil Aviation through a circular on June 26, 2020.

? Energia Space Corporation in Russia announced on June 25 that it is planning on taking the first tourist on a spacewalk in 2023, under the terms of a new contract with a United States partner.

? Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the launch of ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ in the state on June 25, 2020. Under the scheme, the state will procure cow dung from livestock owners at a fixed procurement rate to make animal husbandry commercially profitable, prevent open grazing by cattle and solve the problem of stray animals on roads and for environment conservation.

? PM launches “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan”; about 1.25 crore migrant workers expected to benefit.

? The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was commemorated on June 26, 2020. The day’s theme this year is “Better Knowledge for Better Care”.

? IOC (Indian Oil Corp) launches battery swapping facility ‘Quick Interchange Station’ for EVs (electric vehicles) at its petrol pumps.

? NITI Aayog on June 25 launched behaviour change campaign named ‘Navigating the New Normal’, along with its website. The campaign will help people in following the norms in containing the spread of COVID-19.

? FIFA approves $1.5 billion Covid-19 relief fund for world football; each of the 211 member associations will get $ 1million each.

? FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 37-member FIFA Council voted in an open vote to decide which country will host the Women’s World Cup 2023. While Australia and New Zealand won 22 of the 35 votes cast, Colombia won 13 votes.

? The Women’s World Cup 2019 was hosted by France and it was a resounding success. The United States had beaten Netherlands 2-0 to clinch their second consecutive World Cup title and fourth overall.

? The US Senate has passed a bill that contains measures that seek impose strict sanctions against China for its decision to implement its controversial national security law on Hong Kong. The bill will now be presented in the House of Representatives.

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