9th June 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-06-10

? Rahul Shrivastava has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania.

? Annual solar eclipse will be visible on June 21, 2020. The solar eclipse takes place when the moon passes from between the earth and the sun. The eclipse will occur on the longest day of the year, for almost 6 hours and will be visible from many parts of Northern India.

? The task force to evaluate issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate etc, has been set up by the Women and Child Development Ministry and it will be headed by Jaya Jaitly.

? The UN General Assembly session this year commemorates 75 years of the existence of the United Nations. It would have seen high participation from leaders from 193 Member States to mark the anniversary had there been no COVID-19 crisis.

? Former Santosh Trophy player, Hamza Koya passed away due to COVID-19. He had played for Maharashtra state in Santosh Trophy in the 1980s.

? North Korea has said that it is cutting communication hotlines with South Korea. At least 49 hotlines have been set up between the two nations for diplomatic talks, discussions over economy and military operations and for coordination of air and sea traffic.

? Monika Kapil Mohta has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland.

? US President Donald Trump has ordered to reduce the number of US troops in Germany by more than a quarter. Trump has decided to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, one of America’s strongest allies, reducing the number of US troop strength there to 25,000 from 34,500.

? Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit of Italian Foreign Minister to Athens on June 9, 2020. The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources.

? West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 8 announced that the lockdown restrictions in the state due to coronavirus has been extended up to June 30, 2020.

? Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on June 5, 2020 launched the ‘Online waste exchange platform’. The digital platform was launched on the occasion of World Environment Day to resolve the existing insufficiency in managing the waste.

? Denmark and India on June 7, 2020, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at developing a deep, strong, and long-term cooperation in the power sector. The memorandum was signed between Denmark’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, and India’s Power Ministry.

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