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Daily Day Wise Current Affairs 17 June 2020

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Today important current affairs for UPSC Exam June 17, 2020

1) 15th Finance Commission (FC) Chairman, N. K. Singh and FC Members held meeting with Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh on the issue of Finance Commission grants to Rural Local Bodies for provisions of drinking water and sanitation services

  • FC Chairman assured the fullest support for this project in the Finance Commission’s last run-up to its final report for the next 5 years i.e. 2021-22 to 2025-26

2) Facts about Finance Commission

  • Finance Commission established under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution by the President of India in 1951
  • It formed to define the financial relations between the central and state governments
  • The Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1951 defines the terms of qualification, appointment and disqualification, term, eligibility and powers of the Finance Commission
  • List of Finance Commission Terms and Chairman
Finance Commission5-Year TermsChairman
1st FC -19511952–57K. C. Neogy
2nd FC – 19561957–62K. Santhanam
2nd FC – 19601962–66A. K. Chanda
4st FC – 19641966–69P. V. Rajamannar
5th FC – 19681969–74Mahaveer Tyagi
6th FC – 19721974–79K. Brahmananda Reddy
7th FC – 19771979–84J. M. Shelat
8th FC – 19831984–89Y. B. Chavan
9th FC – 19871989–95N. K. P. Salve
10th FC – 19921995–00K. C. Pant
11th FC – 19982000–05A. M. Khusro
12th FC – 20022005–10C. Rangarajan
13th FC – 20072010–15Dr Vijay L. Kelkar
14th FC – 20132015–20Dr Y. V Reddy
15th FC – 20172020–25N. K. Singh

3) Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Sanitary Napkin made available in Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdhi Pariyojna – PMBJP Kendras across India at a min price of Rs 1/-per pad

  • These Sanitary Napkins are made with Oxo-biodegradable material complying with ASTM D-6954 (biodegradability test) standards

4) The Indian contingent, 75-member Tri-Service to take part in the Victory Day Parade on June 24, 2020, in Moscow on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the 2nd World War

  • Every year there will be a military parade in Moscow to honour the heroism and sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Victory Day to President Russian Vladimir Putin

5) Sports Ministry looking to establish KISCE, Khelo India State Centres of Excellence under Khelo India Scheme

  • 1 KISCE to be identified in every state and union territory
  • In the first stage, Ministry identified state-owned sports facilities in 8 states i.e., in Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland which to be upgraded into Khelo India State Centre of Excellence, KISCE
  • Present Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports: Kiren Rijiju

6) Indian doctors reported success of dexamethasone, an inexpensive steroid which saving the lives of COVID-19 patients on ventilators

  • Dexamethasone observed it reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in oxygen receiving patients

7) Andhra Pradesh government presented annual budget FY 2020-21 with a total outlay of ₹ 2.24 lakh crore, which is 1.40% less than the last year’s outlay of ₹ 2.27 lakh crore

  • Estimated revenue receipts at ₹1.61 lakh crore against last fiscal revised estimate of ₹1.10 lakh crore in 2019-20
  • Revenue expenditure is estimated at ₹ 1.80 lakh crore against last fiscal revised estimate of ₹1.37 lakh crore in 2019-20

8) North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong, which resides on its border, it was inaugurated on Sep 2018

  • Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong asserted herself as the de facto leader of North Korea

9) According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, India remained as highest monthly data usage per smartphone

  • The total mobile data traffic is projected to triple to 21 EB per month in 2025
  • 1 exabyte = 1,000 petabytes

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