Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 June 2020

Jun 19, 2020
India will be participating in the RIC (Russia-India-China) meeting on June 23. 

Current Affairs in Short: 19 June 2020

Jun 19, 2020
WHO is hopeful that COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of this year. 

India to serve as the President of UNSC in August 2021

Jun 19, 2020
In January 2021, Tunisia will begin as a President of the United Nations Security Council. It will be followed by a month each for the rest of the year by the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, China, Estonia, France, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Niger.

IAF proposes to acquire 21 MiG-29, 12 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia

Jun 19, 2020
The 12 Su-30 MKIs have been sought to replace the number of aircraft lost by the Indian Air Force in different accidents.

CSIR gets approval for Phase III trial of antiviral drug Umifenovir

Jun 19, 2020
The Union Minister informed that the clinical trials will be carried out at Kind George’s Medical University (KGMU), ERA’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS).

India get rights to host AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022

Jun 19, 2020
Praful Patel, AIFF President mentioned that the tournament will encourage the aspiring women players and will bring social revolution as far as women’s football in India is concerned.

Delhi government plans world's largest COVID makeshift hospital with 10,000 beds

Jun 19, 2020
The planned facility with 10,000 beds and over 200 halls will come up at the South Delhi Campus of spiritual organisation Radha Soami Satsang Beas.

Nepal's President approves controversial bill to revise national map including three Indian territories

Jun 19, 2020
Nepal's  controversial constitution amendment bill that seeks to update the nation’s political map including three Indian territories has become a law.

Puri Rath Yatra 2020 halted by Supreme Court amid COVID-19: Know all about Jagannath Yatra Here

Jun 19, 2020
Jagannath Rath Yatra 2020: Supreme Court has put a stay on Puri Rath Yatra due to COVID-19 outbreak. SC states Lord Jagannath won’t forgive if it is allowed. This year's Rath Yatra was scheduled to begin from June 23, 2020. Know all about Puri Rath Yatra here.

Rajya Sabha Elections for 19 seats across 8 states starts today

Jun 19, 2020
The voting for the Rajya Sabha elections has begun at 9 am today and the vote counting will take place at 5 pm on the same day. 

Harsh Vardhan launches mobile laboratory for COVID-19 testing

Jun 18, 2020
A double set of machines in India's first mobile laboratory will help in increasing the capacity to about 500 tests per day in 8 hours shift.

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 June 2020

Jun 18, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as UNSC elections, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan and Uyghur Muslims among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 June 2020

Jun 18, 2020
PM Narendra Modi will be launching Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on 20th June 2020. This campaign will be launched in six states for 125 days and will work in mission mode.

Saudi Arabia’s PIF to invest Rs. 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms

Jun 18, 2020
With Saudi Arabia’s investment, Jio Platforms has raised Rs. 1,15,693.95 crore from the leading global investors that include Silver Lake, Facebook, General Atlantic, Vista Equity Partners, KKR, Mubadala, ADIA, L Catterton, and TPG.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman addresses curtain raiser of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Jun 18, 2020
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will assist the returnee migrant workers to provide them with livelihood opportunities. 

International Yoga Day 2020: Video Contest, Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family Theme Campaign Launched Get Details

Jun 18, 2020
International Yoga Day 2020: Government has launched Video Blogging Contest and 'Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family' theme campaign to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21 June 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.  Get all details of campaign here.

WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial for treating COVID-19 patients

Jun 18, 2020
A per the statement by WHO, the data from the studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine does not result in the reduction of mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

New species of fish discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Jun 18, 2020
The new species of the fish is named as Schizothorax Sikusirumensis. The name has been derived from the name of the rivers from where it was found.

PM Narendra Modi launches auction of 41 Coal Mines, says India will turn crisis into opportunity

Jun 18, 2020
PM Modi announced that the government has set the target to gasify around 100 million tonnes of coal by 2030. 

Volkan Bozkir elected president of 75th UN General Assembly

Jun 18, 2020
Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was elected unopposed as the President of the 75th UN General Assembly in September 2020.

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