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Current Affairs section provides you latest and important news and events of the world for the year 2020 and 2019 related to the field of politics, sports, awards, important appointments, important achievements, science, important government schemes, etc. which are very important for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, BANK PO, BANK CLERK, NDA, CDS, LIC, GIC, MAT, CAT, RAILWAYS, and other competitive examinations. Year wise current affairs news and events from the year 2020 are given below.

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS - JUNE 2020

Name the COVID vaccine candidate manufactured by Bharat Biotech that has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI)? Covaxin
The Union Home Ministry announced Unlock 2.0 guidelines on June 29, 2020. Under Unlock 2.0, the government has extended lockdown in containment zones till which date? July 31
How many Chinese mobile apps has been banned by India to protect its sovereignty and integrity? 59
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana has been extended by the Government of India till which month? November 2020
Which state has requested Railways to allow bank and court employees to travel via locals trains? Maharashtra
Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit which political front? Hurriyat Conference
Which State/UT has decided to launch India's first Plasma Bank for the treatment of COVID-19 patients? Delhi
Which State has launched 'Project Platina', the world's largest convalescent plasma therapy trial to treat severe COVID-19 patients? Maharashtra
Name the Uttar Pradesh Governor who has been given additional charge of Governor of Madhya Pradesh? Anandiben Patel
Which state has decided to form a special security force to ensure industrial security to banks, airports, metro rail, courts, industrial establishments and other important organizations? Uttar Pradesh
The centre has increased the budget of which State/UT by four times? Ladakh
Who has launched a behaviour change campaign named ‘Navigating the New Normal’ to help people in following the norms in containing the spread of COVID-19? NITI Aayog
Indian government has declared Kushinagar airport as an International airport. The airport is located in which state? Uttar Pradesh
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF). How much fund has been allocated for AHIDF? Rs 15000 crore
How much fund has been allocated by the PM CARES Fund Trust for the supply of 50000 indigenously manufactured ventilators to government-run COVID hospitals in all states and union territories? Rs 2000 crore
Which company has claimed to have launched an Ayurvedic medicine to treat COVID-19 patients? Patanjali
Which state’s pollution control board has issued notice to Oil India Limited to close down all its production and drilling operations in Baghjan Oil Field? Assam
The centre has granted how much emergency fund to the Armed forces to buy weapons and military hardware in view of the escalating border standoff with China? Rs 500 crore
Which court allowed the Puri Rath Yatra to be conducted with certain restrictions? Supreme Court
Which country’s radio stations have started giving weather bulletins of territories (Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura) claimed by India? Nepal
On which date the International Transport Forum (ITF) and NITI Aayog jointly launched the "Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies" (DTEE) project in India? June 24
Which Indian has entered the Forbes list of world’s top 10 richest people? Mukesh Ambani
India with USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019 was placed at which position among the world’s top FDI recipients in 2019 as per latest report of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)? 9th
Which multinational company has become a net debt-free company as it raised over Rs 1,68,818 crore within just two months through investments by global tech investors? Reliance Industries Limited
Name the Indian runner who had won gold in the women's 800 m race at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar and has recently been banned from the sport for 4 years for doping? Gomathi Marimuthu
What was India's position at the annual World Competitiveness Index? 43rd
What is the name of India's first natural gas trading platform that will allow buyers and sellers of natural gas to trade both in the spot market and in the forward market for imported natural gas? Indian Gas Exchange Ltd. (IGX)
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14. What is the name of his unreleased film? Dil Bechara
Which Indian weightlifter has been cleared of doping charges by the International Weightlifting Federation? Sanjita Chanu
What is the name of India’s first cost-effective, indigenous, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients? COVID BEEP
Which place has been declared as Uttarakhand’s new summer capital? Bhararisen
Which state topped India’s State Food Safety Index among larger states? Gujarat
Which Union Territory topped India's Food Safety Index? Chandigarh
Which state has made Bande Utkala Janani its state song ? Odisha
Who has written the patriotic poem Bande Utkala Janani? Kantakabi L Mohapatra
Who has been nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020? Rohit Sharma
India has pledged how much amount for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)? USD 15 million
Name the legendary filmmaker who passed away on June 4, 2020? He had won a National Award for Best Film on Family Welfare category for the film Durga. He has also directed popular films like Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein and others. Basu Chatterjee
Name the company which has become the first Indian company to touch $150 billion in market capitalisation in stock market? Reliance Industries Ltd.
Name the Indian Railways zone which has launched AI enabled robot Captain Arjun (Always be Responsible and Just Use to be Nice) to intensify the screening and surveillance of railway passengers and railway staff? Central Railways
Name the autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways which has become the first construction sector organisation to go 'Fully Digital'? National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Name the former Delhi Police chief and former Governor of Jharkhand, Manipur and Mizoram, who passed away on June 5, 2020? Ved Marwah
Name the cricketer who is the only Indian to figure in 2020 Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes? Virat Kohli

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS - JUNE 2020

Which country has passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong? China
Iran has issued an arrest warrant against which world leader? Donald Trump
Which country’s stock exchange building came under an armed attack on June 29, 2020? Pakistan
On which day International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed across the world? June 26
FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 will be held in which country? Australia & New Zealand
Which country hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019? France
Which country has passed a bill to sanction China over Hong Kong security law? USA
Which country has planned to set up a permanent military base in the Indian Ocean by March 2021? Iran
Which international body has asked Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingyas? UNHRC
The world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in which country? USA
World Karate Federation has provisionally de-recognised which country’s Karate association for violating the world body's statutes during its 2019 elections? India
Which country has temporarily suspended the issuance of H-1B visa and other work visas till the end of 2020? USA
The newly elected President of the 75th UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir belongs to which country? Turkey
Which country ranked first on the annual World Competitiveness Index? Singapore
Which country joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on June 15, 2020 as a founding member? India
Which award has been cancelled for the year 2020 due to COVID-19? Ramon Magsaysay awards
According to the World Bank, the global economy will shrink by how much per cent in 2020? 5.2 per cent
On which date annual Solar Eclipse 2020 took place? June 21
Which international organisations has completed 75 years in 2020? UN General Assembly
Which country has declared itself COVID virus-free? New Zealand
Which country’s candidature was approved unanimously for non-permanent membership of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) from the Asia Pacific category? India
Which is the smallest country to secure a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat? St. Vincent and the Grenadines
On which day World Environment Day was observed across the world? June 5
What was the theme of World Environment Day 2020? Biodiversity
Name the soil scientist from Ohio State University, who has been chosen for 2020 World Food Prize for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change? Dr. Rattan Lal

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