20-30 June 2020 Current Affairs

Atma Nirbhar UP | Cooperative Banks | Favipiravir | English Premier League |

Posted on Jul 04, 2020 08:19 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 June 2020 launched Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan. What is the main objective of this campaign? – To provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers and others in 125 days in UP (On 26 June 2020 Indian PM Narendra Modi launched Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, a campaign to provide employment to 1.25 crore migrant workers and others in Uttar Pradesh, who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. The 125 days campaign will cover 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which has seen more than 30 lakh migrant labourers return home following the lockdown in the country)

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2) During June 2020 the Union Government took which historic step with regard to cooperative banks? – It brought these banks under direct supervision of the RBI (On 24 June 2020, the Union government issued an ordinance to bring 1,482 urban cooperative banks and 58 multi-state cooperative banks under the direct supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The ordinance will give RBI the same powers of supervision over cooperative banks as it does over scheduled cooperative banks and also a say in key appointments. Most cooperative banks are controlled by powerful politicians, which explains their poor supervision and the lack of political will to change things)

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3) Which pharma firm became the first Indian company to commercially launch the antiviral drug Favipiravir used for treatment of Covid-19 patients? - Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (During June 2020 Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals launched a new antiviral drug - Favipiravir with brand name FabiFlu - for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 patients. It thus became the first Indian firm to launch Favipiravir in India. Earlier Indian drug regulator DGCI gave Glenmark the approval to market and manufacture Favipiravir in India)

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4) The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU), the world’s first yoga university outside India was inaugurated at which place during June 2020? - Los Angeles (The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) was jointly launched on 22 June 2020 in Los Angeles. It is offering programmes that combine scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice. It is the first yoga university outside India and was inaugurated during a virtual event held at the Consulate General of India in New York. Eminent Indian yoga guru Dr H R Nagendra is the first Chairman of VaYU)

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5) BOND, a leading US-based investment firm co-founded by Mary Meeker, during June 2020 made its fund investment in India. This investment was in which entity? - BYJU'S (Ed-tech unicorn BYJU'S has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from US-based investment firm BOND. This marks BOND's first investment in India, after having backed companies like Facebook, Slack and Uber. According to media reports BYJU’s valuation rose to $10.5 billion with the round, making it India's third "decacorn" after Paytm and OYO)

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6) Which team won the English Premier League title for the first time in their history and ended a 30-year wait for a top-flight championship victory? – Liverpool (Liverpool won its maiden English Premier League (EPL) title as it aggregated 86 points in the league after winning 28 of their 31 matches. The team won the title with seven matches remaining after Chelsea (54 points) beat second-placed Manchester City (63 points) 2-1) 

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