Current Affairs - June, 2020

June 30: International Asteroid Day

Every year June 30 is observed as the International Asteroid Day. It is celebrated by the United Nations as well. Highlights The International Asteroid Day is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that occurred on June 30, 1908. Tunguska Event The event is the largest known explosion recorded in the human history ..

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United Nations Report: India accounts to 45.8 million missing females

On June 30, the United Nations released the State of World Population 2020 report. The report was released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF). It is the sexual and reproductive health agency of the world organization. Highlights The report says that India accounts to 45.8 million missing females as of 2020. This is a ..

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India-World Bank sign Agreements to provide affordable housing

On June 29, 2020, India and World Bank signed agreements worth 250 million USD to promote private sector to develop affordable housing in Tamil Nadu. Highlights The affordable housing is to be constructed in the state of Tamil Nadu. The funds are to be provided through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the ..

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K K Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

On June 30, 2020, K K Venugopal was re-appointed as Attorney General of India. He has been appointed for a year. Highlights K K Venugopal, a senior advocate was re-appointed as attorney General of India. Also, Tushar Mehta was re-appointed as the Solicitor General for a period of three year. Mr Chetan Sharma, a senior ..

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GoI bans 59 mobile applications

On June 29, 2020, Government of India banned 59 mobile applications that are prejudicial to integrity and sovereignty of India. Highlights The Ministry of Information Technology with its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocked 59 mobile applications. According to the ministry, the applications were involved in activities that are harmful to ..

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