Current Affairs 14th June 2020

1. UP Government launches “Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana” on child labour prohibition day

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’,
Under this scheme Uttar Pradesh government will pay Rs 1,000 to sons and Rs 1,200 to daughters of labourers every month to support their families and keep them away from child labour.
Children in the age group of 8-18 years will be eligible for the scheme and to encourage them to focus on studies.
The government has also included another incentive of Rs 6,000 yearly after the child completes each class – that is 8th, 9th and 10th.

2. Every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14

Every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14. The day is celebrated to thank voluntary blood donors and also raise awareness about the need for regular blood donations. This year the World Blood Donor Day is celebrated under the theme.
The World Blood Donor Day event was established in 2004. It is one of the eight official campaigns that are marked by the World Health Organization.

3. Former Head of Publications Division, Surinder Kaur passes away

Mrs. Surinder Kaur, former Head of Publications Division and Directorate of Advertising & Visual publicity passed away after a brief illness.
A senior Indian Information Service Officer of 1968 batch, and wife of former CBI Director late Joginder Singh, she held several important positions in All India Radio News and Press Information Bureau.
Mrs. Kaur also served as a Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

4. ‘STREE’ Program launched to support and empower women undergoing domestic violence in Hyderabad

Hyderabad City Security Council (HCSC) in association with Hyderabad City Police has launched a programme ‘STREE’ that will support and empower women undergoing domestic violence and abuse.
Considering the fact that this year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Each for Equal’, a programme for women’s empowerment that will be sustainable and impactful involving women from the community has been ideated.
The name reflects the vision – “She Triumphs through Respect, Equality, and Empowerment” (STREE).
Its objective is to create a platform for women from various walks of the community to come together on a common platform to facilitate a joint forum for women and Police to work together on issues of safety and security of women and girls.

5. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackrey launched “State-of-the-art Flood Warning System” in Mumbai

iFLOWS- Mumbai, a state-of-the-art Integrated Flood Warning System for Mumbai was launched jointly by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, and Union Earth Sciences Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 12 June through video conference.
The system will help make Mumbai become more resilient as it provides early warning for flooding, especially during high rainfall events and cyclones.
Using this device, the floods can be estimated 3 days in advance, at ward-level. Decision Support System will enable smart decision-making and field action based on risk assessment iFLOWS flood warning system is developed by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

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