Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (14th to 20th June 2020)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs of 3rd week June 2020. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2020 and other competitive exams can make use of it.


World Blood Donor Day

  • World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14 June every year to raise awareness about the urgency of blood donations all over the world and to acknowledge and appreciate blood donors for their support. The theme for the Blood donor day 2020 is ‘Safe Blood Saves Lives’ which would be promoted with the slogan ‘Give blood and make the world a healthier place.’

World Wind Day

  • Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day takes place every year on 15 June as designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

International Day of Family Remittances

  • The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is a universally-recognized observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and celebrated every year on 16 June.
  • This year International Day of Family Remittances is celebrated under the theme:“remittances are a lifeline”.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

  • The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each on June 17. Theme is “Food. Feed. Fibre”

International Picnic Day

  • International Picnic Day is observed on June 18, every year.

Autistic Pride Day

  • Every year, organisations from across the globe celebrate Autistic Pride Day on June 18 with a variety of events.
  • The aim of this day is to raise awareness amongst those who are not on the autistic spectrum disorder so they do not see autistic people as requiring treatment, but as unique individuals.

Sustainable Gastronomy Day

  • The UN General Assembly adopted and designated 18 June as an international observance,Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

World Sickle Cell Day 

  • World Sickle Cell Day observed each June 19 to raise awareness about the red blood cell disorder, and to raise funds to fight it.

World Sauntering Day

  • World Sauntering Day is marked yearly on June 19 to remind us to stop and smell the roses.
  • World Sauntering Day that began in 1979 to remind people to slow down and enjoy life and not rush through it.

World Refugee Day

  • World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
  • The theme of World Refugee Day this year is “Every action counts.”


MoS Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates 18th Bench of CAT for UTs of J&K, Ladakh

  • Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,  Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh through a Video Conference.

Govt launches AarogyaPath portal for healthcare supply chain

  • AarogyaPath, a web based solution for the healthcare supply chain was launched to serve manufacturers, suppliers and customers to effectively deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. This national healthcare supply chain portal will remove supply chain bottlenecks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

IBBI reconstitutes advisory panel on corporate insolvency resolution process

  • The insolvency regulator IBBI has reconstituted the Advisory Committee on Corporate Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation process. This panel, which would be chaired by Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank, comprises of 13 members besides the Chairman.

40th GST Council Meeting Highlights 2020

  • The Centre has announced a rate cut for small taxpayers, adding that no late fees would be charged in case of late filing of returns for the period between July 2017 to January 2020 by those without tax liabilities.

India launches maiden gas exchange

  • India launched its maiden gas exchange.
  • Indian Energy Exchange, the country’s largest electricity trading platform, is the parent of the gas exchange, and had been planning to set up the nation’s first natural gas exchange to tap into the increasing demand for clean fuel.

CBIC launches e-Office application in CGST, customs offices across India

  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) launched e-Office application in over 500 CGST and Customs offices across India. The e-Office application is developed by the NIC and is supported by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG)

India becomes founding member of Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence

  • India joined international and multi-stakeholder initiative Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) on artificial intelligence as its founder member.

PM Modi to launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India

  • The government of India has decided to launch a massive rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens.

India will be global manufacturing hub for electric vehicles in five years

  • Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari stated that India will be a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles within the next five years, adding that several countries do not want to deal with China after the COVID-19 crisis which can be an opportunity for India. During a webinar titled ‘India’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap Post COVID-19’.

PM Modi launches auction of coal mines for commercial mining

  • PM Modi stated India has taken the big decision to fully open the coal and mining sector for competition, capital, participation, and technology.
  • PM Modi stated a major step has been taken to make India self reliant in the Energy sector

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches India’s First Mobile I-LAB 

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan launched India’s first mobile I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) for last-mile access to Covid-19 testing The  Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab (I-LAB) is supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, under the COVID-Command strategy.

Climate Change Tracker: India’s first ever climate change assessment

  • For the first time, India has released its own national report on the state of the climate crisis. Prepared under the aegis of the ministry of earth sciences (MoES), the report, Assessment Of Climate Change Over.
  • India’s average temperature has increased by 7 degrees Celsius between 1901-2018, and that this is purely due to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). The report further states that in a best-case scenario of immediate mitigation of emissions, India’s temperature will still rise by 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2099. The worst-case scenario sees a rise of 4.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry signs MoU to engage SIDBI as implementation agency for PM SVANidhi

  • Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry and Small Industries Development Bank of India, SIDBI signed an MoU to engage SIDBI as the implementation agency for PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi). The Ministry had launched the PM SVANidhi for providing affordable Working Capital loan to street vendors to resume their livelihoods that have been adversely affected due to Covid-19 lockdown.

MNRE forms project development cell to attract investment in green energy

  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up a Project Development Cell (PDC) to attract more investments into the sector that will help meet its 175 GW target for green energy.

Shri Pralhad Joshi launches R&D Portal for AatmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement

  • Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs launched SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement) Portal for Science and Technology Programme Scheme of Ministry of Mines. The portal has been designed, developed and implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division.



  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space- Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Constituency: Udhampur, J&K


  • Formed: 1 October 2016
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • S. Sahoo: Chairperson


  • Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs- Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Constituency- Karnataka


  • Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel- Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Constituency- Madhya Pradesh


  • Chairperson: M. Ajit Kumar
  • Founded: 1 January 1964
  • Headquarters: New Delhi


  • Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and MSME: Nitin Gadkari
  • Constituency: Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Ministry of earth sciences:             

  • Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Earth Sciences
  • Constituency: Chandni Chowk

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs:

  • Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  • Constituency: Uttar Pradesh
  • Durga Shanker Mishra, IAS, Secretary (Housing and Urban Affairs)


  • Headquarters: Lucknow
  • Founded: 2 April 1990
  • Mohammad Mustafa, (Chairman and Managing Director)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy:

  • Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  • Constituency: Arrah, bihar

Ministry Of Coal:

  • Pralhad Joshi :Union Minister For Coal, Mines And Parliamentary Affairs
  • constituency : Dharwad Lok Sabha


American DFC to invest $350 million in India firms

  • The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is looking to invest $350 million in India to support multiple projects in the country’s financial services sector, health infrastructure, renewable energy and food security space.

ADB Convenes High-Level Advisory Panel to Support COVID-19 Recovery in Southeast Asia

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa has launched a high-level panel of leading experts in economics, finance, and health to help ministers, central bank governors, and other senior officials identify options for Southeast Asian economies to tap into to quickly bounce back after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The panel, moderated by ADB Vice-President Ahmed M. Saeed

India, with 12 nations, leads initiative at UN to counter misinformation on COVID-19

  • India, along with 12 other countries, has led an initiative aimed at spreading fact-based content to counter misinformation on the coronavirus, with over 130 nations endorsing the global call to fight the “infodemic” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

India elected as non-permanent member of UN Security Council for a two-year term

  • India was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections. India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term.

India pledges to build sanitation facility at Nepal’s Pashupatinath Temple

  • India has pledged to construct a Rs 2.33 crore sanitation facility at the iconic Pashupatinath Temple complex to improve the infrastructure in the holy shrine for the pilgrims.
  • The project would be constructed under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri: Development Partnership as a high impact community development scheme by India.

Sebi panel suggests measures to strengthen enforcement, recovery mechanism

  • A Sebi panel suggested measures to strengthen markets watchdog’s enforcement mechanism and improve the system of recovery of siphoned off money.
  • The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Anil Dave has proposed method of quantification of profit made by the defaulter and loss caused to investors.

India will be United Nations Security Council President for August 2021

  • India, which has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, will serve as the president of the powerful 15-nation UN body for the month of August, 2021.


U.S. International Development Finance Corporation:

  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
  • Adam S. Boehler: Chief Executive Officer


  • Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • President: Masatsugu Asakawa

United Nations:

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945
  • Secretary general: António Guterres


  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee
  • Prime minister: KP Sharma Oli


  • Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharshtra
  • Chairman– Ajay Tyagi


  • Permanent members– China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Headquarters– New York, United States


RBI bars People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans, accepting deposits for 6 months

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) barred Kanpur-based People’s Co-operative Bank from granting fresh loans and accepting deposits for six months, due to its weak financial position.
  • The central bank has barred the co-operative bank from selling, transferring or disposing any of its properties or assets.

PNB extends credit line of Rs 750 cr for Gorakhpur Link Expressway

  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) has extended a credit line of Rs 750cr for the Gorakhpur Link Expressway, estimated to cost Rs 5,876 crore

ICICI Bank launches digital overdraft facility

  • Private sector lender ICICI Bank has launched an online overdraft facility for its salaried customers.
  • Called ‘Insta Flexicash’, the fully digital facility can be availed using the Bank’s internet banking platform and is available to pre-approved customers who can apply for the OD without visiting a bank branch.

Airtel Payments Bank launches new salary account for MSMEs

  • Airtel Payments Bank launched a new salary account for micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Called the Suraksha Salary account, it will enable MSMEs and other organisations to make cashless payments and provide a financial security blanket to their employees.

HDFC Ergo launches country’s first drone cover

  • The third largest private sector general insurer HDFC Ergo tied up with tech firm Tropogo to offer commercial drone owners and operators third-party liability cover for property damages and physical injuries from the flying machines.This policy will be offered on-demand to customers on a ”pay as you fly”

AIIB approves $750 million loan for India’s COVID-19 response

  • Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) stated it has approved a USD 750 million (around Rs 5,714 crore) loan to India to help the government strengthen its battle against the adverse impact of COVID-19 on poor and vulnerable households.

EPFO launches multi location claim settlement facility

  • The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) stated it has launched a multi-location claim settlement facility towards ensuring uniform standards of service delivery across the country and optimum utilisation of its workforce during COVID-19 pandemic.

Karnataka Bank launches COVID-19 health insurance in partnership with Universal Sompo

  • Karnataka Bank has launched a health insurance policy for COVID-19 in a tie-up with Universal Sompo General Insurance Company

ICICI Home Finance launches affordable housing loan scheme SARAL

  • ICICI Home Finance has launched a special affordable housing loan scheme, with special rates for women, lower and middle income groups. Called SARAL, it aims to fund homes in urban and rural areas.

Bank of Baroda to completely digitise lending operations

  • India’s third largest lender Bank of Baroda is set to completely digitise it’s lending operations including home, agriculture, MSME, personal and auto loans. The bank which is looking to completely do away with paper-based lending has reached out to the big four and some white shoe consultants like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group to help set up a “digital lending department”.

RBI proposes to increase minimum Net Owned Fund size of HFCs

  • The Reserve Bank proposed to increase the minimum Net Owned Fund size of Housing Finance Companies (HFCs).The proposal comes as part of a draft regulatory framework which will be applicable to HFCs.
  • The Bank proposes to increase the minimum NOF for HFCs from the current requirement of Rs 10 crore to Rs 20 crore, the draft regulatory framework stated.

RBI increases PMC account withdrawal limit to Rs 1 lakh, extends restrictions by 6 months

  • The Reserve Bank of India increased the withdrawal limit for depositors at the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000.



  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 April 1935
  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Deputy Governors: BP Kanungo, MK Jain and Patra


  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • CEO: S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao
  • Tagline: The name you can bank upon


  • CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Tagline :Hum Hai na, khayal apka”

Airtel Payments Bank:

  • Headquarters: New Delhi India
  • Anubrata Biswas :(MD, CEO)


  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Ritesh Kumar


  • Headquarters:Beijing, China
  • President:Jin Liqun


  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Sunil Barthwal: Central Provident Fund Commissioner

Karnataka Bank

  • Headquarters– Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • MD & CEO– Mahabaleshwara M.S.,
  • Tagline :Your Family Bank Across India

Universal Sompo General Insurance Company

  • Headquarters– Mumbai,
  • MD & CEO– Sharad Mathur


  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Chairman– Anup Bagchi
  • MD & CEO – Anirudh Kamani

Bank of Baroda

  • Headquarters:Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Hasmukh Adhia: Chairman
  • Sanjiv Chadha: MD & CEO
  • Tagline :India’s International Bank

PMC Bank

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Administrator: Jai Bhagwan Bhoria


Facebook Joins Google, Microsoft to fight child exploitation online

  • Facebook joined Google, Microsoft and 15 other tech companies to announce the formation of Project Protect to combat child sexual abuse on its platforms.

Two US companies buy stake in Jio Platforms for a total of Rs 6,440 crore

  • Reliance Industries had sold a 93% stake in its digital services arm Jio Platforms to American investment company TPG Capital for Rs 4,546.80 crore.
  • Reliance also announced that L Catterton, another US-based capital market company, will buy a 39% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894.50 crore.

ePaisa joins hand with First Alliance Bank to promote POS solutions in Africa

  • ePaisa, a point of sale (POS) solution provider in India, has entered into a partnership with First Alliance Bank (Z) Ltd in Zambia, Africa, to provide mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution to small and medium enterprises and other businesses in the country.

Mother Dairy ties up with Zomato to deliver fruits, vegetables in Delhi-NCR

  • Mother Dairy has tied up with food delivery company Zomato for supply of fruits and vegetables in Delhi-NCR.
  • Mother Dairy, a leading milk supplier in Delhi-NCR, sells fruits and vegetables through more than 300 Safal outlets.

Wipro launches digital inspection solution to improve workplace safety

  • Wipro Ltd, has launched a digital inspection solution to improve workplace safety and experience.
  • The solution will be available to clients both in perpetual or subscription-based license model, with no additional cost for mobility.

Exim Bank extends $215 million line of credit to Malawi

  • India based finance lender Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) announced to extend $215.68 million Line of Credit (LOC) to the Malawi government.
  • Exim Bank in its issued statement Stated, The bank has extended a line of credit (LOC) worth of $215.68 million to the Malawi government for drinking water supply schemes and other

Vivendi partners My Earth Concert for Kids initiative in cooperation with UNICEF

  • Vivendi, the French integrated content, media and communications group, has partnered with Grammy winner Ricky Kej, an Indo-American composer, music producer and environmentalist for My Earth Concert for Kids.

India’s foreign exchange reserves cross $500 bn for the first time

  • The country’s foreign exchange reserves crossed the $500 billion mark for the first time as the central bank absorbed inflows at a time when there was not enough demand for foreign currencies from the oil marketing companies amid a lockdown and collapse in oil prices.

Maruti Suzuki partners with Karur Vysya Bank for flexible financing schemes

  • Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) stated it has partnered with Karur Vysya Bank to offer simpler and flexible financing schemes for new customers.

Bharti Airtel acquires strategic stake in edtech startup Lattu Media

  • Bharti Airtel has acquired a 10% stake in Edtech startup Lattu Media Pvt Ltd (Lattu Kids) as part of the Airtel Startup Accelerator Program. Mumbai-based Lattu Kids specializes in digital learning tools for children.

Jio may capture nearly half the Indian telecom market by FY25: Bernstein

  • Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is likely to capture 48 per cent of Indian mobile subscriber market share by 2025 with over half a billion users.

TCS, IBM tie up to drive digital and cognitive enterprise transformations

  • TCS has collaborated with IBM to assist clients accelerate their digital and cognitive enterprise transformations to the IBM public cloud platform.

Infosys joins Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to be net zero carbon

  • Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys Ltd has joined The Climate Pledge, an initiative co-founded by e-commerce firm Amazon and environment firm Global Optimism, to make a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early.

Saudi Arabia’s PIF buys 2.32% stake in Jio for Rs 11,367 crore

  • Reliance Industries Ltd has sold a 32 per cent stake in its digital unit to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) for Rs 11,367 crore.

Zomato’s new startup to offer mental health online

  • Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah unveiled his latest venture with former Zomato executive Pooja Khanna called Mindhouse, a mental wellness startup that offers users guided meditation sessions and techniques.

BP to set up major new global business services centre in Pune

  • UK energy Petroleum major British Petroleum announced plans to set up a major new centre for its global business services (GBS) operations in Pune.

Reliance Industries becomes India’s first firm to hit Rs.11 trillion market cap

  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first Indian company to reach a market capitalisation of 11 trillion as its shares doubled since mid-March.

Facebook acquires Sweden’s Mapillary for unknown sum to take on Google Maps

  • Facebook has acquired Swedish startup Mapillary, that is building a detailed, accurate, and up to date global street-level imagery platform, for an undisclosed sum.

Developing Asia to ‘barely grow’ in 2020; India’s GDP to contract by 4 per cent this fiscal: ADB

  • The Asian Development Bank stated countries in Developing Asia will “barely grow” in 2020, while India’s economy is forecast to contract by 4 per cent this fiscal due to the adverse effect of the coronavirus pandemic.



  • CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States


  • Deepinder Goyal (Founder and CEO)
  • Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana


  • CEO: Abidali Neemuchwala
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru

EXIM bank:

  • CEO: David Rasquinha
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 January 1982


  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Currency: Malawian kwacha

Maruti Suzuki:

  • CEO: Kenichi Ayukawa
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Karur Vysya Bank:

  • Headquarters: Karur
  • CEO: P. R. Seshadri

Bharti Airtel

  • CEO: Gopal Vittal
  • Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal
  • Headquarters: New Delhi


  • CEO: Rajesh Gopinathan
  • Headquarters: Mumbai


  • CEO: Arvind Krishna
  • Headquarters: Armonk, New York, United States


  • CEO & MD– Salil Parekh
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru


  • Founder & CEO– Jeff Bezos
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)

  • CEO: Mukesh Ambani
  • Headquarters: Mumbai


3rd phase of SAUNI scheme to be completed by 2021 to fill Saurashtra dams

  • Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani announced that the phase 2 and phase 3 of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) scheme to fill Saurashtra’s 115 dams with Narmada water will be completed by August 15 and March, 2021

Ghar Ghar Nigrani app launched in Punjab for COVID-19 house-to-house surveillance

  • The Punjab government launched a mobile application aimed at undertaking house to house surveillance to contain the spread of COVID-19. The app, ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’, was launched by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh through video conference.

Manipur CM inaugurates three projects undertaken by PHED

  • In Manipur, State Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated three projects undertaken by State Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) through video conferencing.
  • Out of the three projects, one is Sewage Treatment Plant Phase-I located in Imphal West district and it is the only such plant in the whole North East India. It has a capacity of 27 MLD and constructed with a project cost of 345.43 crore.

Maharashtra govt inks MOUs worth Rs. 16,100 crore with 12 global corporations for various developmental projects

  • The state government signed Memorandum of Understanding-MOUs with 12 global corporations from USA, China, South Korea and Singapore and India. The Memorandum of Understanding worth 16,100 crore were signed for various developmental projects in information technology, I-T enabled services, automobile, oil and petroleum, chemicals, logistics and food processing sectors.

Tata Power Renewable Energy to develop 120 MW solar project in Gujarat

  • Leaders in power utility Tata Power Stated, Its subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) will develop a 120 MW solar project for Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray launches Mumbai’s new flood warning system

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the new integrated flood warning system (IFLOWS) developed for Mumbai, calling it “boon” for the city.

Students in West Bengal Have Built ‘Ayurvedic Sanitisation Tunnel’ for Their School

  • Students of a private school in East Burdwan district of West Bengal have built an ”ayurvedic sanitisation tunnel” to disinfect people entering the educational institute.

Odisha’s unique festival Raja Parba begins

  • Raja Parba, Odisha’s three-day unique festival celebrating the onset of monsoon and the earth’s womanhood has begun.

UP cabinet gives nod to set up workers welfare commission

  • In Uttar Pradesh, a special commission has been set up for the employment generation and safeguarding the interests of workers. State Cabinet gave its nod to set up Uttar Pradesh workers welfare commission.

Andhra Pradesh: Rs 6,885.60 cr allocated for ‘Rytu Bharosa-PM Kisan’ scheme in agriculture Budget

  • Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu introduced agriculture budget for 2020-21 in the State Assembly. The budget has allocated Rs 6,885.60 crore for the ‘Rytu Bharosa-PM Kisan’ scheme

Tamil Nadu govt’s launches new portal to assist job seekers in post Covid-19 scenario

  • The Tamil Nadu government’s Employment and Training department has started a new portal to assist job seekers in the post Covid 19 scenario. The Tamilnadu Private Jobs portal( a unique venture that aims to connect job seekers with job providers digitally.

Karnataka Observes Mask Day on June 18th

  • Karnataka observed June 18th as ‘Mask Day’ to create awareness in the masses about the importance of wearing one amid the Covid pandemic.

J-K agri dept to be called Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department

  • The Jammu and Kashmir Administration approved the proposal of the Agriculture Production Department to change its nomenclature to ”Agriculture Production and Farmer Welfare Department” with a greater focus on farmers” welfare.



  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Chief minister: Vijay Rupani
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat


  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Chief minister: Amarinder Singh
  • Governor: V. P. Singh Badnore


  • Capital: Imphal
  • Governor: Najma Heptulla
  • Chief minister: N. Biren Singh

Tata Power:

  • CEO: Praveer Sinha
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam:

  • Headquarters: Vadodara


  • Capital: Mumbai
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray

West Bengal

  • Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • CM: Mamata Banerjee
  • Capital: Kolkata


  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

 Uttar Pradesh:

  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath

Andhra Pradesh:

  • Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
  • Capital City: Amravati

Tamil Nadu:

  • Capital: Chennai
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
  • Chief Minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami


  • Chief minister: B. S. Yediyurappa
  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Governor: Vajubhai Vala


  • Lieutenant Governor– G.C. Murmu
  • Capital: Srinagar (summer) Jammu (winter)


Tata Power signs MoU with MG Motor for EV chargers

  • Tata Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MG Motor to deploy 50KW DC Superfast chargers at select MG dealerships.


Tata Power:

  • CEO: Praveer Sinha
  • Headquarters: Mumbai


RBI approves re-appointment of Kaizad Bharucha as ED of HDFC Bank

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the re-appointment of Kaizad Bharucha as Executive Director of the HDFC bank for a period of three years with effect from June 13, 2020.

Monika Kapil Mohta appointed India’s next Ambassador to Switzerland

  • Diplomat Monika Kapil Mohta has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced.

Imtaiyazur Rahman is appointed as the CEO of UTI Mutual Fund

  • Rahman was appointed as the acting CEO two years ago.
  • Two years after appointing Imtaiyazur Rahman as the acting CEO, the Board of UTI Mutual Fund has confirmed him as Chief Executive Officer of UTI Asset Management Committee.

Attorney General of India KK Venugopal to get 1-year extension

  • Attorney General of India,KK Venugopal will get the 1-year extension of service. The tenure is coming to an end on June 30. He has accepted the government’s request to serve as the top law officer of the country beyond June 30 when his current three-year tenure expires. He is a leading lawyer of the country was appointed as Attorney General and had succeeded Mukul Rohatgi on June 30, 2017.

Actor Pankaj Tripathi becomes brand ambassador of Bihar

  • Bollywood actor and Gopalganj resident of Bihar Pankaj Tripathi has been made the brand ambassador of Khadi in Bihar.

Devendra Kumar Singh appointed as the new Director of SIDBI

  • The Ministry of Finance notified the appointment of Devendra Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, as Central Government nominee Director on the Board of Directors of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Santosh Jha appointed as next Ambassador of India to Belgium

  • Santosh Jha, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Uzbekistan, appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Stated.

Kevin Roberts steps down, Nick Hockley appointed interim Cricket Australia CEO

  • Cricket Australia (CA) appointed Nick Hockley as its interim Chief Executive following the resignation of Kevin Roberts.

PayU appoints Shantanu Preetam as CTO

  • PayU, an online payment solutions provider, has appointed Shantanu Preetam to the India leadership team as chief technology officer.

D K Jain gets one year extension as BCCI ethics officer and ombudsman

  • Former Supreme Court judge D K Jain will continue as BCCI’s ethics officer and ombudsman after getting a one-year extension from the cricket Board.

Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir elected president of 75th UN General Assembly

  • The UN General Assembly elected Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir to be its president ahead of the 75th General Debate in September. Bozkir is the first Turkish national to head the General Assembly

RBI approves re-appointment of Prakash Chandra as non-exec Chairman of RBL Bank

  • Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Prakash Chandra, Independent Director, as Non-Executive (Part-Time) Chairman of the RBL bank till July 23, 2021.

Kubatbek Boronov appointed as Prime Minister, government members approved

  • Kyrgyzstan”s parliament voted to appoint Kubatbek Boronov as a new prime minister, two days after his predecessor resigned amid a scandal over whether the government illegally sold radio frequencies.

Nirakar Pradhan takes over as PRMIA chief

  • The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association has appointed Dr Nirakar Pradhan, CFA, as the Chief Executive Officer of its new India office.

Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel to take over as chairman of NIPFP

  • Former Reserve Bank governor Urjit Patel will take charge as chairman of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). Patel will replace Vijay Kelkar, who assumed office on November 1, 2014.

Pralay Mondal set to join Catholic Syrian Bank after leaving Axis Bank

  • Kerala-based Catholic Syrian Bank announced the appointment of Pralay Mondal as President of its retail, SME and IT operations.

JSW Cement ropes in Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Chhetri as brand ambassadors

  • Cement brand, JSW Cement has roped in former cricketer and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly as well as captain of the Indian national football team and Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri as its brand ambassadors.

BMW India appoints Vikram Pawah as President

  • Luxury car maker BMW Group India stated it has appointed Vikram Pawah as the President effective August 1, along with his present role as Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.

Vijay Khanduja appointed India’s next envoy to Zimbabwe

  • Vijay Khanduja, presently Director in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe, the government announced.



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  • MD & CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja


  • CEO: Aditya Puri
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

UTI Mutual Fund

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 14 January 2003

 Bihar :

  • Capital: Patna
  • Governor: Phagu Chauhan
  • Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar


  • Headquarters : Lucknow
  • Founded: 2 April 1990
  • Mohammad Mustafa: Chairman and Managing Director


  • Capital: Brussels
  • Currency: Euro
  • Prime minister: Sophie Wilmès


  • President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Secretary: Jay Shah
  • Headquarters: Mumbai


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  • President: Masatsugu Asakawa


  • Capital– Bishkek
  • Currency– Kyrgyzstani Som


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  • CEO: C.VR. Rajendran

JSW Group

  • Chairman– Sajjan Jindal
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra


  • Headquarters: Munich,Germany
  • Oliver Zipse: Chairman of the Board of Management


  • Capital: Harare
  • President: Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Currencies: United States Dollar


India’s first solar ferry sails into global contest

  • Aditya’, representing Asia in the Gustave Trouvé Awards event, is from Kerala.
  • India’s first solar-powered ferry, Aditya, which became an icon on the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route in Kerala, is among 12 such ferries that have been shortlisted for the Gustave Trouvé Award. It is the sole entrant from Asia.

China’s unmanned submersible sets new record! Dives to world’s deepest ocean point

  • China’s unmanned submersible has dived to a depth of 10,907 metres at the world’s deepest ocean point, setting a new record for the country during which samples from the deep sea and high-definition images of the geological environment were collected.

DDS wins Monaco Foundation Award

  • The Deccan Development Society (DDS), a non-governmental organisation working with women farmers, has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award.

ZestMoney awarded as technology pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • India’s first and largest AI-driven digital financing platform ZestMoney has been selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) technology pioneers.

J&K administration wins 3 awards for development of Panchayats

  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration was conferred with three prestigious Deen Dayal Upadhyay Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) awards for its outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of the gram panchayats.
  • The awards conferred by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj were given to three different panchayats of the Rajouri and Pulwama districts stated.



  • Director– PV Satheesh
  • Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana

World Economic Forum:

  • Founder: Klaus Schwab
  • Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland


24th Meeting of the FSDC Sub-Committee over Video Conference

  • A meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held through video conference. Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, chaired the meeting.

India Ideas Summit to discuss geopolitics in post-COVID world virtually

  • The US Chamber of Commerce stated that India Ideas Summit 2020 will be held virtually on July 21-22 with focus on geopolitics in the post-COVID world, shifting supply chains, digitization and technology trends, the future of healthcare and equitable growth.


India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019, will continue to attract investments: UN

  • India received 51 billion US dollar in foreign investment in 2019. UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its report Stated, it was the world’s ninth largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). The report Stated, India’s large market will continue to attract market-seeking investments to the country.

UP becomes top state in country to provide employment to workers under MGNREGA

  • Uttar Pradesh has become the top state in the country to provide employment to the workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  • Uttar Pradesh provided employment to more than 57 lakh workers under MGNREGA.

India’s data consumption may touch 25 GB per month per user by 2025: Ericsson

  • According to telecom gear maker Ericsson, Indians used about 12 GB data per month on an average in 2019, the highest consumption globally, and this is expected to rise even further to about 25 GB (gigabytes) per month by 2025, driven by affordable mobile broadband services and changing video viewing habits.

India ranked 43rd on IMD’s World Competitiveness Index; Singapore on top

  • India continues to remain ranked 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD). Singapore has retained its top position on the 63-nation list.

India, China increased nuclear weapons since last year: SIPRI

  • India and China have increased their nuclear arsenal over the last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • According to the SIPRI Yearbook 2020. India has 150 nuclear warheads, while China and Pakistan have 320 and 160. The figures are until January. Last year, India had 130-140 warheads, while China had 290 and Pakistan 150-160.

India 2nd biggest driver of global energy consumption in 2019: BP Statistical Review

  • India was second biggest growth driver of primary energy consumption in the world, behind China, in 2019 even though it witnessed fall in demand in oil and coal, according to BP Statistical Review released.

Tech Mahindra recognised among India’s 50 best companies to work for in 2020

  • Tech Mahindra Ltd. a number one supplier of virtual transformation, consulting and trade reengineering services and products has been recognised among India’s 50 very best firms to paintings for in 2020 by means of the Great Place to Work® Institute.
  • Listed among the ‘Best in Mega Employer’ (organizations with greater than 50,000 staff), Tech Mahindra may be some of the 5 ‘Best Companies in Career Management’. Tech Mahindra has completed the 21st rank amongst India’s 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For 2020: Top 50’ by means of the Great Place to Work® Institute.



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  • Head: Mukhisa Kituyi


  • Chair: Ambassador Jan Eliasson
  • Director: Dan Smith
  • Headquarter: Stockholm, Sweden

Tech Mahindra:

  • CEO: C. P. Gurnani
  • Headquarters: Pune


Dadabhai Naoroji Biography By Dinyar Patel Released

  • The Dinyar Patel authored biography of Dadabhai Naoroji, titled, ‘Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism’, was released in India by Harper Collins and in the United States and UK by Harvard University

Kazuo Ishiguro to come out with new novel ‘Klara and the Sun’ in March

  • Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro will come out with his new novel ‘Klara and the Sun’


Central Railways launches robotic ‘Captain Arjun’ for screening of passengers for COVID-19 and surveillance in Pune

  • The Central Railways has launched a robot named ‘Captain Arjun’ for the screening of passengers for COVID-19 infection and surveillance on railway premises in Pune .

Scientists discover ‘mirror image’ of the Earth and the Sun 3,000 light-years away

  • Scientists have recently discovered a new exoplanet-star pair which resembles our Earth-Sun system.
  • The star Kepler-160 and the planet KOI-456. Are quite similar to the Sun and the Earth, more than any other planets previously discovered which makes the planet more conducive to life, according to a team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen, Germany.

India’s gets its first infectious disease diagnostic lab

  • India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab is now ready. This rapid response mobile lab is part of government Aatmnirbhar Bharat. This lab was built in a record time of eight days from the date of receipt of Automotive Chassis, from Bharat Benz.

Central Railway sets up Body Screening Facility ‘FebriEye’ In Mumbai’s CSMT, LTT Stations

  • Central Railway has set up a body screening facility called FebriEye. This is yet another effort towards passenger safety after automated ticket checking and managing access (ATMA) machine.

Minister Kishan Reddy launches GermiBAN in Hyderabad

  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy launched GermiBAN at AIC ALEAP We-Hub Hyderabad.

India sets up first mobile Covid-testing lab

  • India has set up its first mobile testing laboratory in a bid to meet the growing demand to conduct coronavirus disease (Covid-19) tests.
  • The mobile laboratory belongs to the biosafety level 2 (BSL-II) category, which was created within eight days by a team from Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Limited.

Germany Launches Coronavirus App as EU Eyes Travel Revival

  • Germany launched an The Corona-Warn-App to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel and tourism safely.

New fish species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

  • A new species of fish has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Zoology, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat discovered a new fish species from genus Schizothorax. The fish species is named as Schizothorax sikusirumensis

500-year-old Odisha Temple Submerged in Mahanadi River Resurfaces

  • An ancient temple that remained submerged in Mahanadi in Odisha has been found, stated experts who are leading a documentation project of heritage sites in the river valley.

Indian Railways installs automated ticket checking machine at Nagpur station

  • Central Railway zone has installed a newly innovated ATMA – Automated Ticket Checking & Managing Access machine at the Nagpur railway station.

IIT Hyderabad researcher develops AI-based low-cost testing kit

  • A team of researcher at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has developed an affordable AI-based COVID-19 test kit, which may help administration to conduct rapid testing for quick result.

NASA Scientists Discover Remarkable Cosmic Baby—a 240-year-old Neutron Star

  • US Astronomers have discovered a very rare remarkable neutron star which is known as Swift J1818.0−1607 and is estimated to be about 240 years old. A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal confirms that the terrestrial body is a veritable newborn by cosmic standards. The study added that NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory spotted the young object, when it released a massive burst of X-rays

‘Air-Venti’: Mumbai gets app for real-time information on ICU beds, ventilators

  • Mumbai announced the launch of the ‘Air-Venti’ app that will tell citizens how many intensive care unit (ICU) beds and ventilators are available in hospitals across the city.It will also help people during emergency situation.

Bose-Einstein Quantum “Fifth State Of Matter” Seen For 1st Time In Space

  • Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe’s most intractable conundrums, research.
  • Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) — the existence of which was predicted by Albert Einstein and Indian mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose almost a century ago — are formed when atoms of certain elements are cooled to near absolute zero (0 Kelvin, minus 273.15 Celsius).

IIT Mandi team develops infusion technology for herbs in mid-Himalayan region to help farmers

  • Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed a herbal infusion technology as a sustainable means of income for local marginal farmers in the mid-Himalayan region.

IIT-Madras, GE tie as much as construct 3D-printed combustor

  • IIT Madras and General Electric India Technology Centre (GEITC) are collectively growing a 3D printed combustor geared toward lowering weight and bettering gasoline effectivity in small plane and helicopter engines.



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  • Founder– Rama Devi


  • Capital: Berlin
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Arunachal Pradesh:

  • Governor: Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra
  • Chief Minister: Pema Khandu
  • Capital: Itanagar

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage:

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 27 January 1984


  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Administered by: Jim Bridenstine


Indian Armed Forces to participate in Victory Day Parade in Moscow

  • A Tri-Service contingent of the comprising 75 all ranks, led by a colonel rank officer will participate in the Military Parade at Red Square, Moscow on 24 June 2020, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory of the Soviet People in the great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.


Former world champion boxer Gvozdyk retires

  • The former world light heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk has
  • Gvozdyk won the WBC title in December 2018 when he knocked out Adonis Stevenson, who had held the belt for five years.

Bayern Munich wins 8th straight Bundesliga title

  • Bayern Munich secured its eighth successive German Bundesliga title with two games to spare after beating Werder Bremen 1-0 with a goal from Robert Lewandowski.

Former India Football Captain IM Vijayan Recommended For Padma Shri

  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has recommended former skipper IM Vijayan for Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award.

Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021

  • The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) announced that Bahrain will host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games from December 1 to 10

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win sixth Italian Cup

  • Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to lift the Italian Cup for the sixth time in an empty Stadio Olimpco in Rome.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins World Stars Sharjah Online

  • The World Starts Sharjah Online was a six-player double round-robin with participants rated between 2661 and 2764. Top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the tournament.

Sports Ministry to establish 1000 district-level Khelo India centers to engage past champions in training

  • Government has decided to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers (KIC) at the district level across the country. These centers will either be run by a past champion or have them as coaches. The move is to tap into the expertise of past sporting champions for grassroot-level training of athletes and also to ensure a sustained source of income for them in the sports ecosystem.


All India Football Federation:

  • President: Praful Patel
  • Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi


  • Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE)
  • President– Majid Rashed, UAE

Sports Ministry:   

  • Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  • Constituency: Arunachal West


Manchester United legend Tony Dunne passes away

  • Manchester United’s European Cup-winning defender Tony Dunne has passed away aged 78.
  • Dunne, who joined United from Irish club Shelbourne in 1960, made 535 appearances for Matt Busby’s side and played an integral role in their European Cup triumph in 1968.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput passes away

  • Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has passed away at the age of 34 after committing suicide.
  • Rajput was known for his roles inKai Po Che!, S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sacred Ties. Most recently, he starred in Drive and Chhichhore.

Former New Zealand cricketer Matt Poore passes away

  • Former New Zealand Test cricketer Matt Poore, has passed away at the age of 90.
  • Poore scored 355 runs at 15.43 and his highest Test score was 45 against South Africa here in 1953.

Former Lok Sabha MP, Banker Madhavrao Patil passes away

  • Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Janalaxmi Cooperative Bank Madhavrao Patil passed away after a brief illness.

Former Bangladesh Minister Mohammad Nasim passes away at 72

  • Former Bangladesh Minister and Awami League Presidium member Mohammad Nasim passed away in Dhaka.He had suffered a stroke on June 1 and was also found Corona positive initially.

Noted Uttarakhand folk singer Heera Singh Rana passes away

  • Noted folk singer of Uttarakhand Heera Singh Rana passed away at the age of 78 due to a heart attack.
  • He began singing in various forums since the age of 15. Recently he was appointed vice-chairman of Garhwal, Kumaoni and Jaunsari Academy by the government of Delhi.

Former Head of Publications Division, Surinder Kaur passes away

  • 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

Uddhav Thackeray’s father-in-law Madhav Patankar passes away

  • Madhav Patankar, the father-in-law of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray passed away.
  • He is also the editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

Leading Mumbai diamantaire Arunkumar R Mehta passes away

  • Leading diamantaire Arunkumar Ramniklal Mehta — who founded the B. Arunkumar & Co. six decades ago — passed away

Lyricist, painter Padmaja Radhakrishnan passes away

  • Lyricist and painter Padmaja Radhakrishnan (68), wife of the late music director MG Radhakrishnan passed away.

Veteran journalist, freedom fighter Dinu Randive passes away

  • Veteran journalist and freedom fighter Dinu Ranadive passed away. He was 95.
  • Ranadive started his career as the founder-editor of Samyukta Maharashtra Patrika in the 1950s.

Former Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen RM Vohra passed away

  • Former GOC-in-C Eastern Command and a gallantry awardee of 1971 Indo-Pak war, Lt Gen RM Vohra (retd) passed away. He was 88.He was later awarded a Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) and his regiment the Basantar battle honour.

Former BJP MP Haribhau Jawale passed away

  • BJP’s former two-time MP and MLA from Jalgaon district Haribhau Jawale passed away. He was 67.
  • He is the first senior politician in the state to have succumbed to Covid-19.

Former Goa minister Achyut Usgaonkar passes away

  • Former Goa minister Achyut Kashinath Sinai Usgaonkar passed away following age-related ailments. He was 92.

Odisha’s Balasore Sadar MLA Madan Mohan passes away at 62

  • Balasore Sadar MLA of BJP Madan Mohan Dutta passed away.
  • He who was elected to the Assembly for the first time in 2019 was ailing from several diseases including kidney problems.

Tamil Nadu CM’s private secretary Damodharan passes away due to Covid-19

  • A Senior official B J Damodharan passed away due to Covid-19. Damodharan working as Private Secretary in Palaniswami’s office.

Vera Lynn, singer and British forces’ ‘sweetheart, passes away

  • British singer Vera Lynn, whose sentimental ballads during World War II provided the soundtrack for the Allied war effort, has passed away at the age of 103.

Veteran economist, ex-IAS officer BPR Vithal Baru passes away at 93 in Hyderabad

  • Noted economist and retired IAS officer BPR Vithal Baru died due to age-related problems. He was 93. He was secretary Finance and Planning in erstwhile integrated state of Andhra Pradesh from 1972 to 1982.

Malayalam filmmaker Sachidanandan passes away

  • Malayalam writer-director KR Sachidanandan, popularly known in the industry as Sachy, passed away. He was 48-years-old.
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