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Thursday, June 25, 2020

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 JUNE 2020


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 JUNE 2020
1. RS 3,000 CRORE FROM PM CARES FOR VENTILATOR SUPPLY
·        The Central Government is all set to allocate Rs 3,000 crore from the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES) Fund for supply of ventilators and for the welfare of migrant labourers.
·        Centre will spent Rs 2,000 crore in the procurement of 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators to Government-run Covid hospitals in all States/Union Territories (UTs).
·        Of the 50,000 ventilators, 30,000 are being manufactured by Bharat Electronics Ltd.
·        The remaining 20,000 ventilators are being manufactured by AgVa Healthcare (10,000), AMTZ Basic (5,650), AMTZ High End (4,000) and Allied Medical (350).
·        On the other hand, Rs 1,000 crore has already been released to States/UTs for the welfare of migrant labourers.

2. 1000 DISTRICT LEVEL KHELO INDIA CENTRES
·        The Ministry of Sports, government of India has decided to establish around 1000 district level Khelo India centers all over the nation to engage the former champions and to ensure a source of income for them in the sports.

·        To ensure the contribution of the former champions in the development of India’s sports sector while gaining livelihood through sports.


3. CHINA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES LAST SATELLITE FOR ITS BDS 
·        China has successfully launched the last Satellite of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which is a rival for the Global Positioning System (GPS) of the US, to become a major space power.
·        The constellation of BDS-3 with an array of 30 satellites flying on three different orbits planes- three at the GEO, three at the inclined geosynchronous orbits, and 24 at the medium Earth orbit- have higher bandwidth.
·        India is building its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system (IRNSS), with operational name NAVIC.

4. CHIP ‘DHRUVA’ TO NAVIGATE LOCATIONS
·        Navigation is an essential feature in the era of smart devices and IoT ( Internet of things), which we use in various personal and commercial applications.
·        Navigation technology enables the nation to manage its territory, protect its borders and manage disaster response.
·        Keeping these requirements in mind, researchers at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay led by Rajesh Zele from the Department of Electrical Engineering have created a chip named ‘Dhruva’  that can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country.

5. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY 2020 JUNE 23
·        23rd June is marked as the International Olympic Day and observed all over the world by the Olympians, athletes and fans who participate in the sports activities.
·        The first Olympic Day was hosted by the National Olympic Committees(NOC) of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Venezuela in their respective countries on June 23, 1948.
6. UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE DAY 2020: JUNE 23 
·        United Nations Public Service Day is observed annually on June 23 to highlight the  contribution of people associated with public service to the community.
·        The day aims to acknowledge their role in the development process, to recognize their work  and to encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. 

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