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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 June: Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers
1. Name the Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare who recently launched the web portal of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
- Narendra Singh Tomar

2. What is the name of India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate?
- Covaxin

3. Name the person who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland.
- Micheal Martin

4. India has banned how many Chinese mobile apps to protect its sovereignty and integrity?
- 59

5. In which year FIFA Women’s World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand?
- 2023

6. The centre has announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till which month?
- November 2020

7. The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) is the world’s first yoga university outside India and has been launched in?
- Los Angeles

8. Which nation has passed a controversial national security law?
- China 

9. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Product Application and Development Centre at?
- Paradip, Odisha

10. Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit which political front?
- Hurriyat Conference

11. Name the scheme which has been launched in Uttar Pradesh to generate employment for the migrant workers of the state who recently returned from other states.
- Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan

12. Which state has planned to launch India's first Plasma Bank for COVID-19?
- Delhi 

13. The Panchayati raj department of which state has won the 1st prize under the e-Panchayat Puraskar-2020 for effective implementation of the e-application developed by the central government?
- Himachal Pradesh

14. Which state has launched 'Project Platina'- world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy trial?
- Maharashtra 

15. Name the mobile application of the Indian Red Cross Society which has been recently launched by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan.
- eBloodServices

16. Which Indian state has announced Gothan Nyay Yojana to procure cow dung from cattle owners?
- Chhattisgarh

17. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of AHIDF. AHIDF stands for?
- Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund

18. When is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed?
- June 26th

19. The Food Processing Edition of the “Exclusive Investment Forum” has been launched by the Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. the forum has been designed by?
- Invest India

20. Who has launched a behaviour change campaign named ‘Navigating the New Normal’?
- NITI Aayog

21. On which day the World Hydrography Day is observed globally every year to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography?
- 21st June

22. The United Nations has honoured which state’s Health minister by sending an invitation for UN panel discussion on World Public Service Day?
- Kerala

23. Name the person who has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), an economic think tank which is based in New Delhi, India.
- Urjit Patel

24. The government has declared Kushinagar airport as an International airport. The airport is located in which state?
- Uttar Pradesh

25. Name the country which will serve as the President of the UN body for the month of August 2021.
- India

26. Who will launch the eBlood Services Mobile App?
- Dr Harsh Vardhan 

27. From which state the “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan” will be launched by the Government of India?
- Bihar

28. Which international body has asked Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingyas?

29. The Sports Ministry is going to set up KISCE under its flagship “Khelo India Scheme”. KISCE stands for?
- Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

30. World Karate Federation has provisionally de-recognised which nation’s Karate association?
- India

31. Name the person who has made history by becoming the 1st observant Sikh to graduate from the distinguished United States (US) Military Academy at West Point.
- Anmol Narang

32. Which country recently decided to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty?
- China

33. Name the organisation which has launched a “Multi Location Claim Settlement” facility to settle online claims from any of its regional offices, across the country.
- Employees Provident Fund Organisation

34. Which nation blocked Pakistan’s attempt to declare Indian citizen as 'global terrorist'?

35. Name the application which has been launched in over 500 CGST and Customs offices across India by the Chairman of CBIC to automate the internal office procedures of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.
- e-Office

36. Who participated in Russia -India-China Ministers meeting on June 23, 2020?
- S Jaishankar 

37. Name the person who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of the Philippines.
- Shambhu S. Kumaran

38. When will NITI Aayog launch 'Decarbonising Transport in India' project?
- June 24th 

39. Name the CSIR’s National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal which was launched recently to provide real-time availability of healthcare supplies.
- Aarogyapath

40. Which state government has recently launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to check the community spread of COVID-19 in the state?
- Punjab

41. Name the Artificial Intelligence enabled robot which was launched by the Indian Railways’ Central Railway zone to intensify the screening and surveillance of railway passengers.

42. Name the Veteran Urdu poet who passed away recently. He was the editor of ‘Science ki Duniya’, the only science magazine published in Urdu by the government, which was launched in 1975.
- Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi

43. Name the Manchester United’s European Cup-winning defender who passed away recently. He played an instrumental role in Manchester United club’s European Cup triumph in 1968.
- Tony Dunne

44. Name the Indian lifter whose name has been cleared by the International Weightlifting Federation of anti-doping violation charges.
- K Sanjita Chanu

45. Which state government has received a loan amount of Rs 1950 crore from the World Bank to tackle COVID-19 situation and developmental work in the state?
- West Bengal

46. Which state government has started Street Vendor Registration Portal and “Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavsayi Utthan Yojana”?
- Madhya Pradesh

47. The state cabinet of which state has adopted “Bande Utklala Janani” or Glory to mother Utkala as its state anthem?
- Odisha

48. Which country has declared itself free from “Coronavirus” when the last person who was being monitored for coronavirus was released from isolation and regarded as recovered?
- New Zealand

49. Name the person who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania.
- Rahul Shrivastava

50. Name the former Santosh Trophy player passed away due to COVID-19. He had played for Maharashtra state in Santosh Trophy in the 1980s.
- Hamza Koya

51. Name the person who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland.
- Monika Kapil Mohta

52. Which country has been awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup by the Asian Football Confederation?
- India

53. Name the initiative that was launched by the Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh to create a robust and resilient energy system in the future.
- #iCommit

54. Name the organization which will host a Unique Twin Summit in January 2021.
- World Economic Forum

55. Name the senior bureaucrat who has been appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director (ED) of the World Bank.
- Rajeev Topno

56. Virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020 was hosted by which country?
- United Kingdom

57. Name the legendary filmmaker who passed away recently. He received National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for his film Durga in 1992.
- Basu Chatterjee

58. Name the new initiative recently launched by the Government of India to conduct a skill mapping exercise of the Indian citizens returning from overseas under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’.

59. Name the person who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Finland.
- Raveesh Kumar

60. Name the Former Union Minister and three-time Congress MP from Ladakh who passed away recently.
- P Namgyal

61. Name the person who has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India.
- Pradip Kumar Tripathi

62. Name the cricketer who was the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the year 2020.
- Virat Kohli

63. Name the Video Blogging Contest which has been launched by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.
- My Life My Yoga

64. Name the person who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
- Arun Singhal 

65. Who launched the TRIBES India products on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM)?
- Arjun Munda
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