Daily Current Affairs 8th June 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8th June 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8th 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 8th June 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India’s first online waste exchange programme

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the first online waste exchange programme.
  • Aim: Safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes.

2. Summer Capital of Uttarakhand

  • Uttarakhand Government has declared Gairsain as new summer capital.
  • The Gairsain is also called Bhararisen.
  • Chief minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  • Governor: Baby Rani Maurya

Business News

1. New Brand Ambassador of IIFL Finance

  • IIFL Finance has signed up cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador.
  • IIFL Finance : Managing director and Co-promoter- R Venkataraman

Important Appointments

1. New Chairman of L&T

  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has re-appointed AM Naik as Non-Executive Chairman for a three-year.
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited, commonly known as L&T is a major technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, with global operations headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded by two Danish engineers taking refuge in India.

Important Days

1. World Oceans Day

  • World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on the 8th of June.
  • The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Theme: ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’

2. World Brain Tumour Day 2020

  • World Brain Tumour Day 2020 is observed on 8th of June.
  • The day was initiated by the German Brain Tumour Association.

3. World Food Safety day

  • The World Food Safety day celebrated every year on June 7.
  • It is a day that reminds people of the need to have safer and healthy food to have a disease-free life.
  • Theme: ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. Richard Dawkins Award

  • Lyricist Javed Akhtar has been honoured with the Richard Dawkins Award 2020.
  • The Richard Dawkins Award is an annual award that was presented by the Atheist Alliance of America up until July 2019 when it moved to the Center for Inquiry (CFI).

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