Top GKToday’s News Headlines-6 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-6 June 2020

INDIA

  • World Environment Day: Govt. to implement Nagar Van scheme to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in next five years
  • World Environment Day: Power Ministry launches the ‘#iCommit’ initiative to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability
  • Road Transport & Highways Ministry launches national awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’
  • HRD Ministry launches booklet “Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19” for students and teachers; prepared by NCERT and UNESCO
  • ITBP operationalises its newly sanctioned twin commands in Chandigarh and Guwahati for deployment of troops on 3,488 km-long LAC with China
  • India unveils ‘panchsheel’, or five principles, for election to UNSC on June 17; samman (respect), samvad (dialogue), sahyog (cooperation), and shanti (peace), to create conditions for universal samriddhi (prosperity)
  • CSIR and AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) to promote culture of innovation, entrepreneurship in various sectors
  • Rahul Shrivastava appointed as next Ambassador of India to Romania

SCHEME FREEZE

  • Finance Ministry asked all Ministries and departments not to initiate any new scheme in the current financial year
  • Funds for schemes under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package and any other special package or announcement would be allocated.
  • Schemes that are already approved for the current financial year will remain suspended till March 31, 2021 or further orders.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Reserve Bank Survey of Professional Forecasters expects GDP to contract by 1.5% In 2020-21
  • RBI sets up Payment Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) of Rs 500 crore to promote digital payments
  • Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala to invest Rs 9093.60 cr for a 1.85% stake in Jio Platforms
  • Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Kushal Pal Singh (90), Chairman of India’s largest listed real estate firm DLF, steps down; succeeded by son Rajiv Singh

WORLD

  • World Environment Day celebrated on June 5 with its theme as ‘Biodiversity’
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing observed on June 5
  • Facebook Inc to start labelling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organisations; block ads from such outfits that target US users

SPORTS

  • India selected as host of Women’s Asian Cup 2022. football tournament

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