Current affairs June 2020

Which among the following international organisations has completed 75 years in 2020?- United Nations

Which two nations have decided to sign an agreement on maritime boundaries?– Greece, Italy

Which state has launched an online waste exchange platform? – 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.

India and Denmark signed an MoU to develop strong cooperation in which sector? – 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.

Who is the 1st Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020? – Javed Ahktar, renowned poet, lyricist and writer became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious principles up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.

What is India’s rank in Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020 released jointly by Yale University and Columbia University (1 – Denmark)?– India has ranked 168 out of 180 countries, 1st – Denmark, 2nd- Luxemboug, 3rd- Switzerland

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has bought ______% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 5,863.50 crores.– Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds, has invested Rs 5,863.50 crore for a 1.16 % stake in Jio platforms, a subsidiary of Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

Chiranjeevi Sarja who passed away recently is a renowned ______.? – Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away at 39 due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is the grandson of Kannada late actor Shakti Prasad & the nephew of multilingual actor Arjun Sarja.

The world oceans day (WOD) is observed every year on June 8. What is the theme for WOD 2020? – Every year on June 8 World oceans day, the United Nations (UN) day is celebrated across the world to inform the public about the impact of human activities on the ocean, create a global citizens’ movement for the ocean, and mobilize & unite the world’s population for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. The theme of 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.

The Theme of World Food Safety Day 2020 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. The day was celebrated every year on ______. – June 7

National Geographic channel in collaboration with Drinking Water Ministry has released a film about which government scheme? – Swachh Bharat Mission

Which global organisation has adopted a new voting procedure involving secret ballots for its elections, amidst Covid-19 pandemic?– United Nations

K-FON project, that is to be implemented in Kerala this year, is associated with which field? – Internet access, The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) project would be launched by December 2020.

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