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Monday, June 29, 2020

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28-29 JUNE 2020


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28-29 JUNE 2020
1. PRESIDENT PROMULGATES BANKING REGULATION (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2020
·        President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in exercising the powers conferred under clause (1) of article 123 of the Constitution has promulgated the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will amend section 45, and 56 of Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as applicable to Cooperative Banks.
·        This promulgation followed the Cabinet approval on June 24, 2020 regarding an ordinance to bring nearly 1,482 urban and 58 multi state cooperative banks under the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) supervision.
·        Therefore, RBI’s power applied to scheduled banks, will now apply for cooperative banks as well.

2. NASHA MUKT BHARAT: ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (2020-21)
·        To celebrate “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on the theme Better knowledge for better care, Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment has virtually launched “Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (AAP) (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts” from New Delhi.
·        Rs 260 crores has been allocated for NAPDDR for the year FY 2020-21 as compared to Rs 110 crores for FY 2019-20.

3. THE YOUNG UNIVERSITY RANKING 2020 WITH 2 INDIAN INSTITUTES IN TOP 100
·        The Times Higher Education(THE) released THE Young University Rankings 2020 for the universities which are 50 years old or younger. 

·        Two Indian Institutes secured their ranks in the top 100 with IIT Ropar, the best 12year old  institutes of India at 62nd rank and IIT Indore at 64th rank.

Rank
Name
Country
1
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
2
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
3
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University
France

4. HP PANCHAYATI RAJ DEPARTMENT WINS 1ST PRIZE
·        Himachal Pradesh panchayati raj department wins 1st prize under  e-Panchayat Puraskars 2020 for effective implementation of e-applications, developed by the central government & other applications developed by the state government. The prize will be given by Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
·        The e-panchayat puraskar is given to states  that have made maximum use of Information Technology to monitor the works of the panchayat


5. ADVANCED TORPEDO DECOY SYSTEM ‘MAAREECH’
·        Indian Navy inducted an Advanced Torpedo Decoy System (ATDS) namely ‘Maareech’ that is capable of being fired from all frontline warships.
·        It is equipped with sonars and towed and expendable decoys, which are capable of detecting, confusing, diverting and decoying the incoming torpedoes.
·        The design and development of this ATDS have been done by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs viz. 
·        Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi in Kerala and the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP).

6. PUNJAB’S FIRST WOMAN CHIEF SECRETARY
·        The Punjab government appointed 1987 batch Indian Administrative Service(IAS)  Officer Vini Mahajan as the Chief Secretary, after which she becomes the 1st woman to hold this post.
·        She will remain in the post until October 2024.
·        She succeeded Karan Avtar Singh, who was due to retire in August 2020.
·        Currently she is the only Punjab cadre officer in the state to hold a Secretary’s post at the Centre. 

7. 1ST STATE TO LAUNCH “GODHAN NYAY YOJANA”
·        Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh announced the launch of “Godhan Nyay Yojana” through an online press conference to promote animal husbandry and make it a commercially profitable practice and to procure the cow dung from the farmers at a fixed rate.
·        Under this scheme the government will collect the cow dung from the farmers for a fixed price and convert it into vermicompost fertilizers.

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