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Today important current affairs for UPSC Exam June 19, 2020

1) The Prime Minister Narender Modi paid tribute to Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji on the occasion of the birth centenary. He was the 10th head of the Svetambar Terapanth order of Jainism

2) Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel addressed the webinar on ‘Namaste Yoga- Healthy youth for Healthy Nation’

  • Ministry of Culture Celebrating International Yoga Day 2020 by organizing Campaign Namaste Yoga from 19th to 21st June 2020 to make yoga an indispensable part of everyone’s life

3) The tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces led by a colonel rank officer to participate in the Military Parade at Red Square, Moscow to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 on 24 June 2020

  • Marching contingent in the Victory Day Parade is led by a major rank officer of the gallant SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY Regiment

4) MoU was signed between Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Small Industries Development Bank of India ,SIDBI to engage SIDBI as the Implementation Agency for PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi

  • Atma Nirbhar Nidhi, PM SVANidhi is a Special Micro-Credit Facility for Street Vendors

5) Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs launched SATYABHAMA Portal for Science and Technology Programme Scheme of Ministry of Mines

  • SATYABHAMA, Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement designed, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC)

6) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in association with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital developed low-cost diagnostic kits

  • Diagnostic kits consist of Viral Transport Media, VTM kits, RT-PCR kits, and RNA isolation kits

7) Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital organized a special lecture on ‘The Science of Solar Eclipses’ by Director of ARIES, Dipankar Banerjee

  • Solar eclipse in India starts at 10:25 am with the max eclipse at 12:08 pm and ending at 01:54 pm
  • Next solar eclipse expected to occur on 21 May, 2031, and total solar eclipse to be seen on March 20, 2034

8) Sports Ministry decided to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers, KIC at the district level across India

  • Training to be imparted at the Khelo India Centres in 14 Identified Sports for Excellence in Olympics (ISEO) including archery, athletics, boxing, badminton, cycling, fencing, hockey, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, Football and traditional sports

9) India elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.

  • Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections. India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term.
  • Previously, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and most recently in 2011-2012

10) Nepal’s Parliament passed the Second Constitution Amendment Bill 2077 (Vikram era) of the new map that claims parts of Indian territory in Pithoragarh district singed by President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari

  • Its became the part of the Nepal constitution after the assent of President, Bidhya Devi Bhandari

11) Facts about Nepal

  • Nepal is officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It is located mainly in the Himalayas and Indo-Gangetic Plain
  • It is a landlocked country bordered with China, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Government: Federal parliamentary republic
  • President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Prime Minister: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
  • Legislature: Federal Parliament
  • Upper house: National Assembly
  • Lower house: House of Representatives

12) The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, received permission for carrying out Phase III trials for the use of Umifenovir against COVID-19

  • Umifenovir used for the treatment of influenza is available in China and Russia

13) U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs

  • UN estimated that more than a million Muslims detained in camps in the Xinjiang, China

14) Napoli beat Juventus to lift the Italian Cup for the 6th time in an empty Stadio Olimpco in Rome.

It is the 1st trophy for the southerners since 2014, and also a maiden coaching trophy for Gennaro Gattuso, manager of Napoli

15) The burial site unearthed at Kodumanal village in Erode district excavated of 10 pots and bowls, team led by J. Ranjith, project director, State Department of Archaeology, Chennai

Obituary

♦ Malayalam film director and producer K.R. Sachidanandan popularly known as Sachy passed due to cardiac arrest

  • Sachy debuted with Anarkali film in 2015 starred Prithviraj Sukumaran

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