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Today important current affairs for UPSC Exam June 15, 2020

1) India joined GPAI or Gee-Pay, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as a founding member to support the responsible and human-centric development and use of AI

  • Other founding members were USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore
  • GPAI supported by a Secretariat, hosted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by 2 Centers of Expertise- Montreal and Paris

2) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Chairman, M. Ajit Kumar, launched the e-Office application in over 500 CGST and Customs offices across India

  • It was launched remotely in the present senior officers of CBIC and DG, National Informatics Centre, (NIC) Neeta Verma
  • The launch of e-Office is leveraging technology to provide a ‘Faceless, Contactless and Paperless’ indirect Tax administration

3) Union Minister of Jal Shakti wrote a letter to Chief Minister Karnataka for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the State

  • Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide 55 litres of potable water per person per day to every rural household of the country by 2024
  • Karnataka Government planning for 100% household coverage by 2022-23

4) Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the “Feedback Call Centres on Public Grievances” on the COVID-19 National Monitor for Public Grievances

  • The launch function was attended by Secretary DARPG, Dr K.Shivaji, Additional Secretary DARPG, V.Srinivas, Joint Secretary DARPG Jaya Dubey, Chairman and MD BSNL, P.K.Purwar

5) Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Indian Gas Exchange, IGX

  • Its first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform for delivery of natural Gas
  • Attended by Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Tarun Kapoor and PNGRB Chairman D.K.Saraf

6) First-ever distribution of assistive aids and devices to divyangjan, Persons with Disabilities through virtual platform under ADIP Scheme of M/O Social Justice and Empowerment in Firozpur, Punjab

7) Ministry of Tourism organised 32nd webinar of the DekhoApnaDesh titled Trekking in the Himalayas- Magical Experiences

  • Showed cases famous treks Kuari Pass (Uttrakhand), Brahma Taal, HarkiDoon Valley, Fotoksar and Roopkhund
  • 33rd webinar of the DekhoApnaDesh titled as YOGA and WELLNESS, An Offering for Challenging Times

8) Green frog (Rhacophorus malabaricus) rare amphibian with a slender body, webbed feet, unusual body positions, glides in the air up to 10-12 metres was spotted in the orchard of a house at Pullad, Kozhencherry

  • The green frog is endemic to the rain forests of Western Ghats

9) Nepal’s Parliament unanimously voted to amend the Constitution to update the country’s new political map

  • According to the new map, Nepal claimed over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India

10) 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

Obituary

♦ Sushant Singh Rajput Bollywood actor was found dead hanging from the ceiling fan in his home in Bandra, Mumbai

  • He debuted with Kai Po Che film in 2013 and got famous with M.S. Dhoni Biopic film, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2016

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