1. Chelsea: Women’s Super League winners

Chelsea has been awarded the Women’s Super League title.

Aston Villa was declared the winner of the second-tier Women’s Championship by England’s Football Association (FA) on 5 June 2020.

Bottom-placed Liverpool, whose men’s team are two wins away from securing a first top-flight crown in 30 years, will be relegated to the second-tier for the 2020-21 season.

2. U’khand opened its biggest biodiversity park

The biggest Biodiversity park of Uttarakhand was inaugurated in Haldwani on 5 June 2020 on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

The park named “Uttarakhand Forest Research Wing Biodiversity Park” is spread over an area of 18-acre.

It has around 500 different plant species and over 40 sections that revolve around different environmental themes.

3. EESL, USAID unveiled an initiative

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) jointly with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) MAITREE program, has launched the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” initiative,

Its aim is to make workplaces healthier and greener.

As part of this pilot initiative, EESL has taken the leadership by being the first to implement this framework in its own offices.

4. Maharashtra CM inaugurated a coal mine

· Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray inau gurated the Western Coalfields’ Adasa coal mine near Nagpur on 6 June 2020.

Simultaneously, two mines in Madhya Pradesh were inaugurated by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The Adasa coal mine is set up with an in vestment of Rs 334 crore and will produce

1.5 million metric tonnes of coal per year.

About 550 people will get jobs at the mine.

5. Government set up a task force

The Ministry for Women and Child Development (WCD) has set up a task force to look into factors that affect Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) among Indian women.

The task force, headed by Jaya Jaitley, has been mandated with inquiring into matters pertaining to age of motherhood, imperatives of lowering MMR, improvement of nutritional levels and related issues.

6. M. Nethra appointed UN Goodwill Ambasador

· M Nethra, a 13-year-old girl has been appointed as ‘Goodwill Ambassador (GWA) for the Poor’ by the United Nations Association for Development and Peace (UNADAP).

The girl has also been awarded the agency’s ‘DIXON Scholarship’ worth Rs 1 lakh.

She now gets the opportunity to address the upcoming Civil Society forums at the UN conferences in New York and Geneva.

7. Fit India and MHRD launched special films

Ministry of HRD and Sports have collab orated to produce a series of special films promoting 10 indigenous sports of India.

The ‘Dept of School Education and Literacy’ has joined hands with sports ministry’s flagship programme ‘Fit India!

The 10 sports to be covered in the series are Kho-kho, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Mallakhamb, Thang-Ta, Sqay, Kabaddi, Roll Ball, Tug of War and Shooting Ball.

8. Gold rating for Trichy Railway Junction

The Trichy Railway Junction has been given the Gold rating by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for implementing various environment-friendly measures.

The rating was awarded in accordance with the Green Railway Station Rating System

This system takes into consideration the implementation of various national priorities like water conservation, handling of waste, etc.

9. HRD Minister launched an information booklet

HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched the information booklet titled ‘Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19

It will raise awareness among students and teachers.

NCERT and UNESCO have jointly developed this booklet which will facilitate in raising awareness of students and teachers as well as ensure timely action in cases of cyberbullying.

10. Andhra government launched a platform

The Andhra Pradesh government launched an online waste management platform on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The platform will look after the collection and disposal of liquid waste, air pollutants, and hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste in a comprehensive manner.

It will abide by the principles of 6 ‘R’s

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Redesign, Refurbish and Remanufacture.

11. World Food Safety Day: 7 June

World Food Safety Day is observed on June 7 every year.

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 7 as the World Food Safety Day.

The day draws global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water.

Through this Day, the WHO is pursuing its efforts to integrate food safety into the public agenda and globally reduce the burden of foodborne diseases.

12. 100% free admission to colleges: Assam

The Assam Government has made all admissions from Higher Secondary (HS) to Post Graduate (PG) level including medical, engineering, polytechnic for the academic year 2020-21 absolutely free.

The decision was taken considering the present COVID-19 scenario and this shall be a big relief to families.

This was announced by Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on 7 June 2020.

13. IIT Hyderabad researchers developed a test kit

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed a low cost and Artificial Intelligence-based test kit for COVID-19.

These kits can give results in about 20 minutes.

The test kits have already been tried at the ESIC hospital and the results are encouraging.

The test kits are Reverse Tranion Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)-free and get rid of many processes.

14. MG Motor, Tata Power signed a pact

MG Motor India Pvt Ltd has signed a MoU with Tata Power Ltd.

It will set up fast chargers for electric vehicles at select dealerships of the passenger vehicle manufacturer.

Both companies are also exploring opportunities to collaborate in the space of lifecycle management of lithium-ion batteries fitted in electric vehicles.

15. Anil Valluri: Senior director of Google Cloud

Google Cloud has announced the appointment of former NetApp top executive Anil Valluri as senior director of Google Cloud in India.

The company had in March 2020, appointed former IBM India head Karan Bajwa as managing director of Google Cloud in India

Valluri joins Google Cloud from NetApp where he was president of India & SAARC operations.

16. Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away

Kannada star Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away in June 2020.

Chiranjeevi Sarja, the grandson of noted Kannada actor Shakti Prasad and nephew of multilingual film actor Arjun Sarja, had acted in 22 films.

Chiranjeevi had made his debut with the movie ‘Vayuputra,’ which was a home production of Sarja family.

His recent movie was ‘Shivarjuna!

17. World Oceans Day: 8 June

– June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day to remind everyone about the importance of oceans’ role in our everyday life.

The day celebrates the role of the oceans in everyday life and inspires action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources.

The theme for World Ocean Day 2020 is ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean!

18. ISRO and ARIES signed MoU

ISRO has signed a MoU with Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).

It has been signed for cooperation in the field of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Astrophysics.

The MoU was signed by R Umamah eswaran, Scientific Secretary of ISRO and Dipankar Banerjee, Director of ARIES, Nainital through video conference at ISRO and ARIES Headquarters’ on June 4, 2020.

19. Rs 270 cr for Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has made available a Special Liquidity Facility of Rs 270 crore to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank.

It will support the agricultural activities of the farmers.

NABARD has provided Rs 25,000 crore nationwide for providing liquidity support to Cooperative Banks, Regional Rural Banks and Micro Finance Institutions (MFLs) during 2020-21.

20. Kurt Thomas passed away

Former Olympian Kurt Thomas, the first American male to win the World Championship gold in gymnastics, passed away in June 2020.

In 1978, he captured gold in the floor exercise for the US’s first men’s title.

He repeated the floor exercise gold in the 1979 worlds in Fort Worth, Texas.

He earned a total of six medals in 1979.

21. ARCI developed magnetocaloric material

Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) have developed a rare-earth-based magnetocaloric material.

It can be effectively used for cancer treatment.

The magnetocaloric materials developed by ARCI are being tested at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST).

22. CSIR, AIM joined hands

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR has come together with Atal Innovation Mission, AIM to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in various sectors.

In this regard, a Letter of Intent has been signed between CSIR and Niti Aayog.

These 2 organizations joined hands to support world class start-ups through CSIR incubators under Atal Innovation Mission initiatives.

23. Former India footballer Hamza Koya died

Former Indian footballer Hamza Koya has died of COVID-19 in Kerala, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in the State to 15.

He was a former football player who had represented Maharashtra at the Santhosh Trophy and also an India team member in Nehru trophy.

He was a native of Parappanangadi, who had returned from Mumbai recently and passed away in Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram.

24. NCL Pune developed nasopharyngeal swab

The National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune has successfully developed an indigenous nasopharyngeal (NP) swab.

It will collect samples from the throat cavity of patients affected with Corona Virus which causes the Covid-19.

The nasopharyngeal swab is a medical device with stringent specifications of quality, polymer grade, dimensions and sterilization.

25. PSBs sanctioned loans worth over Rs 17,705 cr

Until 5 June 2020, public sector banks (PSBs) have sanctioned loans worth Rs 17,705.64 cr to MSMEs under the government’s newly-launched Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS).

Out of the amount, loans worth Rs 8320.24 crore have already been disbursed.

The loans are 100 per cent credit-free and include a moratorium for the first 12 months.

26. 820 centrally protected monuments to open

Ministry of Culture has approved the opening of 820 centrally protected monuments under the Archeological Survey of India-ASI which have places of worship, from 8 June 2020.

All the protocols issued by the Home Ministry and Health Ministry will be followed in these monuments.

There are 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites which were shut from 17 March 2020.

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