Current Affairs

20 June, 2020

International

India 2nd Major Driver of Global Energy Consumption in 2019 After China: 69th Edition of BP Statistical Review 2020

According to the 69th edition of “Statistical Review of World Energy 2020”, which collects and analyses energy data for 2019 , released by UK (United Kingdom) based oil and gas company BP plc, India was the 2nd major market after China to increase primary energy consumption in the year 2019.

National

Centre Approved Funds for Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tripura

On the lines of the announcement made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 regarding Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to provide “Functional Household Tap Connection” (FHTC) to 18 Crore rural households of the country by the year 2024, the Centre has earlier approved funds for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission for Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam & Bihar.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Launched India’s 1st I-Lab, a DBT – AMTZ Mobile Diagnostic Unit for Covid Testing

In order to provide Covid testing access to rural inaccessible areas of India, the Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated and flagged off India’s first I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) in New Delhi as a part of DBT-AMTZ COMManD [COVID Medtech Manufacturing Development] Consortia.

Economy

Indian Economy to contract by 4% in 2020-21: ADB Forecast

In accordance with the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) by Asian Development Bank (ADB), for FY20-21, Indian economy is projected to contract by 4% in fiscal year (FY) 2020, ending on 31 March 2021, before growing 5.0% in FY2021.

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Miscellaneous

SW Cement signs Sourav Ganguly & Sunil Chhetri as Brand Ambassadors

JSW Cement, a part of JSW Group, signed former Indian cricket captain & the current president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Chhetri, captain of India’s National Football Team & Bengaluru FC as their brand ambassadors for their marketing campaign Leaders Choice in West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha.

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