Current Affairs - June, 2020

Nitin Menon of India: Youngest Umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel

On June 29, 2020, Nitin Menon of India became the youngest member of ICC (International Cricket Council) “Elite Panel of Umpires”. Highlights Nitin replaced Nigel Llong of England. He will act as one of the panel members in the upcoming 2020-21 season of ICC cricket. Nitin Menon Nitin Menon is an Indian Cricketer and umpire. ..

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GoI lifts ban on PPE exports; monthly quota set as 5 million units

On June 29, 2020, the Government of India lifted the ban on export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Also, it has fixed a monthly quota of 5 million units. Highlights The Ministry of Commerce has enforced a new rule along side lifting the ban on PPE exports. According to the new rule, an enterprise or ..

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China passes Hong Kong National Security Law

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) has unanimously passed the National Security Law for Hong Kong on 30th June 2020. The three-day meeting of the Standing Committee began on 28th June, on the first day itself the controversial Bill was fast-tracked for approval, on the last day of the meet all 162 members of ..

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Indian Army to buy small arms through foreign Military Sales

The Indian Army is all set to purchase small arms through Foreign Military sales. Highlights The small arms are to be purchased from the US based firm FN Herstal. The small arms purchased will be used by the special forces. India will purchase 7.62 x 51 mm FN scar made by the US unit of ..

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India-Bhutan sign agreements on Hydroelectric Projects

On June 29, 2020, India and Bhutan signed an agreement on a Hydroelectric power project. The agreement was signed between the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited and Royal Government of Bhutan in the virtual presence of Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Highlights Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited is a joint venture between Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam ..

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