Current Affairs 2020 June 9

Nov 11, 2019 Eduardo Zambrano

  • Poet and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award 2020.
  • Abu Dhabi investment authority invests Rs 5,683.50 cr for 1.16% stake in Jio platforms.
  • 2020 world Archery field championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19.
  • Scientists at ARCI develops magnetocaloric material for the treatment of cancer.
  • FSSAI state food safety index for 2019-20 released during webinar; Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh topped.
  • Western Coalfields Ltd opened 3 new coal mines for Rs 849 cr; 100 MT coal production target by FY26-27.
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh launched COVID BEEP app, India’s first physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients.
  • India ranks 168th in 12th edition of environment performance index 2020; Denmark tops.
  • Govt changes public procurement rules, more preference to local suppliers.
  • Tech Mahindra signs UNGC initiative to reduce CO2 emissions; target to raise renewable energy to 50% by 2025.
  • Padma Shri Ved Prakash Marwah, former governor and Delhi police commissioner passed away at 87.
  • World oceans day 2020 – June 8.
  • World food safety day 2020 – June 7.
  • World brain tumor day 2020 – June 8.
  • Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39.
  • Madhya Pradesh launches welfare programme for street vendors.
  • Madhya Pradesh starts a plantation drive named “Thank Mom”.
  • The Cabinet of Odisha gives state anthem status to “Bande Utkala Janani”.
  • Rajasthan CM launches Raj Kaushal portal through video conference.
  • Karnataka launches “Meghasandesha” app for real time information and “Varunmitra” portal for real-time information on weather.