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Friday, June 5, 2020

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 5 JUNE 2020


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 5 JUNE 2020

1.    STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME, “TULIP”
·        Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, Minister, Human Resource Development, Shri Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have jointly launched a 1st of its kind online portal for `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’ – A program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country.
·        This launch is also an important stepping stone for fulfillment of MHRD and AICTE’s goal of 1 crore successful internships by the year 2025.
·        College students having a level of B. Tech, B planning, B. Arch, BA, BSc, BCom, LLB can register for internships as per their interest.

2.    CABINET APPROVES RENAMING OF KOLKATA PORT TRUST
·        The Union Cabinet has given its nod to rename Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust on the lines of the announcement made by PM Narendra Modi on January 12, 2020 while marking the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the port trust.
·        Syama Prasad Mukherjee was a Minister for Industry and Supply in the 1947 interim Central Government and a Founder-President of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
·        In 2017, Kandla Port of Gujarat was re-named as Deendayal Port.


3.    AXIS BANK MASTERCARD AND WORLDLINE LAUNCHES ‘SOFT POS’
·        Axis Bank Ltd, Mastercard India &  Worldline India partnered to launch a digital point-of-sale(POS) solution ‘Soft POS’, the 1st financial payments service in India to transform everyday smartphones into merchant POS terminals. 
·        It helps offline merchants and Kirana stores accept payments using their smartphones.
·        Through this app merchants who traditionally accept cash payments will now have a simpler and more secure way to manage transactions. 
·        The solution enables merchants to accept payments through various digital form factors which include Bharat QR, sending payment links to customers and accepting Near Field Communication(NFC) based technology payments to boost contactless payments in the country.

4.    CHHATTISGARH GOVT LAUNCHES “SPANDAN”
·        Chhattisgarh Police have launched a special campaign titled “spandan” to check mental stress and depression among their personnel by conducting interactive programmes and arranging counselling sessions, music and yoga therapies.
·        The motive of the campaign is prevent the force from depression and stress pushing them to take extreme steps.

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