Current Affairs

6 June, 2020

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National

NSO released Annual Report of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), 2018 – 2019

India’s unemployment rate fell between July 2018 and June 2019 to 5.8% from 6.1% during the same period of 2017-18 while the Indian economy grew 6.1% in 2018-19, slower than the 7% expansion recorded the year before.

200 Urban forests in 5 next years: ‘Nagar Van’ scheme.

The Central Govt. on June 5, the occasion of the World Environment Day 2020 (WED) announced the implementation to develop urban forests across the country over the span of 5 years; called the Nagar Van.

Economy

IISC Bangalore ranked 36, 8 Indian Institutes entered top 100 in THE Asia University Ranking

In the Times Higher Education(THE) Asia University Ranking launched on 4th June 2020, Indian became the Third most represented country with 8 institutes in the top 100.Indian Institute of Science(IISc) with 36th position on the list retains its top position in India.

‘The Great Reset’ 2021: 51st WEF annual summit , Davos at Switzerland

The 51st annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos dual summit meeting to be held in January 2021.WEF annual meeting will be held every year at Davos,Switzerland.50th annual WEF meeting was help from January 21-24, 2020.

Virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020’ addressed by the Prime Minister Modi

The virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson from London was attended by more than 50 countries and their global leaders.

The PM of India, Narendra Modi addressed the session on aspects of India’s contribution and its long-standing view on global cooperation for immunization.

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Miscellaneous

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon named EY World Entrepreneur 2020 in a virtual ceremony

.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw(67 years old), Executive Chairperson of India-based Biocon Limited was named as EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020
ii.She became the 3rd Indian to win this award, after Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank (2014) and Narayana Murthy of Infosys Technologies Limited (2005)

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