Daily Current Affairs 13th-14th June 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13th 14th June 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13th 14th June 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 13th 14th June 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Asiatic Lion

  • India has recorded a 29% increase in the population of Asiatic Lions in Gir Century Gujarat.
  • An increase from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020.
  • Gujarat: Chief Minister: Vijaybhai R. Rupani || Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat.

2. First Govt. sector to go ‘fully digital’

  • National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has become the first sector to go ‘fully Digital’.
  • The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India, set up in 1988 and is responsible for management of a network of over 50,000 km of National Highways out of 1,15,000 km in India. It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • NHAI Founded: 1988 || NHAI chairman: Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

3. Sahakar Mitra Scheme

  • Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has launched Sahakar Mitra Scheme.
  • Sahakar Mitra is a scheme on Internship Programme which is an initiative by National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC).

4. First state to get ISO for tribal hostels

  • Odisha has become the 1st state to receive ISO certification for hostels meant for tribal students under ‘Mission Suvidya’ Project.
  • Odisha: Capital: Bhubaneswar || Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik || Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

5. Committee for the welfare of the freedom fighters

  • Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted a new committee for the welfare of the freedom fighters.
  • It is chaired by the minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy and 9 other eminent freedom fighters

6. STREE Programme

  • Hyderabad police has launched ‘STREE’ Programme for women.
  • STREE means ‘She Triumphs through Respect, Equality, and Empowerment’.
  • Telangana: Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao || Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan.

7. Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana

  • Uttar Pradesh Govt has started ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’ to educate child labourers.
  • A monthly financial assistance of Rs 1000 and Rs 1200 to selected boys and girls.

Business News

1. Empays with Mastercard

  • Empays has tied-up with Mastercard to enable contact-less ATM withdrawals.
  • Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, United States.
  • CEO: Ajaypal Singh Banga

2. OECD’s Economic Outlook

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its Economic Outlook for India at 3.7% in FY21.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 37 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
  • Headquarters: Paris || Founded: 30 September 1961 || Secretary-General: José Ángel Gurría

Important Days

1. International Albinism Awareness Day 2020

  • International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 is observed on June 13.
  • Theme: ‘Made To Shine’.
  • Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus, and amblyopia.

2. World Day Against Child Labour

  • World Day Against Child Labour was observed on 12th June.
  • The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.
  • International Labour Organization: Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || President of International Labour Organization: Guy Ryder.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. World Food Prize 2020

  • Indian-American Soil Scientist Rattan Lal has been named World Food Prize 2020.
  • The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
  • The World Food Prize is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the field of agriculture, and the recipient is awarded $250,000 for improving the quality and availability of food.

2. Medal of the Order of Australia

  • Indian Musician Shobha Sekhar has been conferred the Medal of the Order of Australia.
  • Australia: Prime Minister: Scott Morrison || Currency: Australian dollar || Capital: Canberra.

Sports News

1. FIFA Football Ranking

  • 1. Belgium
  • 2. France
  • 3. Brazil
  • India football team has retained its 108th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

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