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Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 June 2020

PM Narendra Modi will be launching the employment programme for residents of Uttar Pradesh on June 26.

Jun 24, 2020 18:24 IST
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India pledges additional USD 10 million to UNRWA for next two years

India has pledged to provide additional funding of USD 10 million to UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for next two years for Palestine Refugees in Near East. While several countries withdrew their funding from the UNRWA, India stepped up its funding. India also gave USD 2 million to the UN arm this year.

PM Modi to launch employment programme for UP

PM Narendra Modi will be launching the employment programme for residents of Uttar Pradesh on June 26. The programme is expected to provide employment to around 1.25 crore UP residents. The programme will be launched virtually. Once launched, it will be India's largest employment generation programme.

UNHRC directs Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingyas

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has asked Myanmar to ensure a safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims in the country. In this regard, the UNHRC adopted a resolution on June 23, 2020. Myanmar has also been asked to provide media and diplomatic corps access to the cuntry and lift off the internet shutdown in Rakhine state.

Rajasthan to launch Indira Rasoi Yojana

Rajasthan Government will soon launch the Indira Rasoi Yojana to fulfill the resolution of ‘No one Sleeps Hungry’. The announcement was made by CM Ashok Gehlot on June 24. The scheme will offer nutritious food to poor people in the state twice a day on discounted rates. The state government will be spending Rs 100 crore on this scheme every year.

Karate Association of India de-recognised by World Karate Federation

The Karate Association of India has been provisionally de-recognised by the World Karate Federation (WKF) with immediate effect. The move came after WKF noted that Karate Association violated the body's statutes in 2019 elections.

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