Latest Current Affairs 26th June 2020

Citizens with mild to medium colour blindness to obtain Driving License:The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has said that citizens with mild to medium colour blindness can also obtain the Driving License. The Ministry has issued a notification for amendment in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules.

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Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan will result in comprehensive development of rural India: HM:Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan” launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Friday will accelerate development in the state of Uttar Pradesh. “This scheme has been linked with Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan which will double-engine growth to Uttar Pradesh,” said HM Amit Shah in a series of tweets.

Southwest Monsoon has covered the entire country: IMD:India Meteorological Department, IMD said that Southwest Monsoon has covered the entire country on Friday. The normal date for Southwest Monsoon to cover entire country is 8th July. IMD said, the Southwest Monsoon this year has covered the entire country 12 days prior to normal date.

Schools in Delhi will remain closed till July 31:Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that schools in the national capital will remain closed till 31st July.

Investors to convert challenges into opportunities for food processing sector:Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has invited all states and investors to convert the challenges into opportunities for food processing sector in the country. The Minister said this while chairing the second series of Food Processing Edition of Exclusive Investment Forum by Invest India.

NS Tomar launches web portal of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan:Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday launched the web portal of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan through video conferencing from New Delhi.

Prime Minister inaugurates ‘Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’:Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ through video conferencing on Friday. Under this, local entrepreneurship will be promoted along with providing employment opportunities to migrant workers.

Central team on a visit to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana to review COVID19 situation:A Central team will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana on Friday to coordinate with State officials to strengthen ongoing efforts for management of COVID-19. During the four days visit, the team will interact with state government officials over the pandemic. It will be led by the Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry.

J&K: Three terrorists gunned down in an encounter in Tral of Pulwama:In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, three Terrorists have been gunned down this morning, in an encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in Chewa Ullar area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

PM Narendra Modi to share his thoughts in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on June 28:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio at 11 AM on Sunday. It will be the 66th episode of the monthly radio programme.

‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ launched to ensure well-being of Senior Citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic:Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan is a collaborative effort between NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation, and 25 Aspirational Districts to ensure the well-being of 2.9 million Senior Citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court permits Centre and CBSE to cancel remaining Board examinations:The Supreme Court today permitted the Centre and the CBSE to cancel the remaining board examinations due to COVID-19 pandemic and gave the go-ahead to its scheme to award marks to students for the cancelled papers scheduled to be held in July.

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to over 58 pct in country; 2,85,637 people cured so far:The Government today said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 has improved to 58.24 per cent in the country and two lakh 85 thousand 637 people affected with coronavirus have been cured so far.

Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System:Anti – Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy has received a major boost on Friday with the conclusion of a contract for Advanced Torpedo Decoy System Maareech capable of being fired from all frontline warships.

Battery Swapping Facility Quick Interchange Service inaugurated in Chandigarh:V P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, along with the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated Battery Swapping Facility Quick Interchange Service (QIS) at Chandigarh.

Nitin Gadkari: Conversion of knowledge into wealth is important for development of manufacturing sector in India:Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari held meeting on Thursday via video conferencing with the representatives of the Engineering Exports Promotion Council (EEPC) to discuss on the growth of the sector post the pandemic situation.

Serological survey to determine spread of coronavirus in Delhi to begin on June 27:The serological survey in Delhi will begin tomorrow and it will be carried out jointly by the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and Delhi Government. Training of all the concerned survey teams was completed yesterday.

Operation Samudra Setu INS Jalashwa embarks Indian Nationals at Bandar Abbas, Iran:INS Jalashwa arrived off Bandar Abbas, Iran on the evening of 24 Jun 20 and entered harbour on 25 Jun 20 for another mission under the Indian Navy’s Op Samudra Setu.

All regular train services to remain cancelled till August 12; All 230 special trains to continue to operate:Railways has decided to cancel all the regular time-tabled passenger services including Mail/Express, passenger and suburban Service up to 12th August this year.

PM Modi to launch ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ for migrant workers today:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan on Friday which is focused on generating employment for those migrant workers of Uttar Prdesh who recently returned from other states.

Kamakhya Devalaya in Guwhati to reopen today:After four days Kamakhya Devalaya in Guwahati, Assam will reopen on Friday after the annual menstruation cycle of goddess Kamakhya ended on Thursday evening at 8:16 pm.

Corona reproduction number falls to 1.05 in Bangladesh – DGHS:The Corona reproduction number called R-number has declined in Bangladesh to 1.05 from its earlier figure of 2. It indicates that on an average 100 Corona Positive persons are now infecting 105 persons in the country.

Syria’s hunger crisis worsens, COVID outbreak could intensify: UN:Syria faces an unprecedented hunger crisis with over 9.3 million people lacking adequate food while the country’s coronavirus outbreak, though apparently controlled for now, could still accelerate, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday.

Most EU countries not doing enough to tackle air pollution: European Commission:Most European Union countries are at risk of missing their targets for reducing health-damaging air pollution for both 2020 and 2030, the European Commission said on Friday.

Iran COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100 in 24 hours for eighth straight day:Iran’s death toll from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours topped 100 for the eighth straight day, bringing the total to 10,239, according to health ministry figures issued on Friday.

UK preparing to relax quarantine measures | COVID19 Updates:Britain is working on an a plan to relax its quarantine for international travellers with some countries where there is a lower risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, Environment Secretary George Eustice said on Friday.

Myanmar growth rate to slide to 0.5 percent in 2019-20- World Bank:Myanmar is forecasted to suffer a severe economic blow due to the ongoing Corona pandemic as its economy is projected to grow by just about 0.5 percent in the fiscal year 2019-20.

Sri Lanka: Presidential committee expresses reservations over MCC agreement:In Sri Lanka, a Presidential committee appointed to look into the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with the US government has expressed reservations over it saying some clauses cannot be legally implemented.

Fifteenth Finance Commission meets its Advisory Council:The Fifteenth Finance Commission held virtual meetings with its Advisory Council and discussed various issues confronting the Commission now. The meeting was Chaired by the 15th Finance Commission’s Chairman N. K. Singh which was attended by all members and senior officials of the Commission.

RBI Governor briefs board members on impact of measures taken to deal with COVID19:Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday briefed the board members about the impact of the various monetary and regulatory measures taken by the central bank to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Global stocks and oil gain despite surging coronavirus cases:Markets showed signs of optimism on Friday, with European shares opening higher and oil prices rising despite a record number of new COVID-19 infections in the United States.

Sensex rallies over 300 pts in opening session; Nifty tops 10,300:Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Friday tracking gains in index-heavyweights Infosys, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank amid positive cues from global markets.

Liverpool wins English premier league title after 30 years:Liverpool was only waiting for the outcome of Thursday’s match between Manchester City and Chelsea where Chelsea’s win or draw would have made Liverpool the champions, and this was how Chelsea’s team defeated Manchester City 2–1

Bear-sized wombat cousin roamed Australia 25 million years ago:A powerfully built relative of modern wombats that was the size of a black bear roamed Australia’s woodlands about 25 million years ago, possessing shovel-shaped hands and strong forelimbs indicating it was an adept digger, scientists said.

Nominations for Sardar Patel National Unity Award-2020 extended till 15th August 2020:The online nomination process for Sardar Patel National Unity Award, the highest civilian award in the field of contribution to the unity and integrity of India, has now been extended till 15.08.2020.

June 26 observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking:Today is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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