Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 09 2020
1. India’s first Online Waste Exchange launched
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the first online waste exchange programme. The programme was launched for safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes.
2. India, Denmark signs MoU for cooperation in power sector
Denmark and India on June 7, 2020, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at developing a deep, strong, and long-term cooperation in the power sector. The memorandum was signed between Denmark’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, and India’s Power Ministry.
3. Gairsain declared summer capital of Uttarakhand
Gairsain in Chamoli district was declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand. A notification in this regard was issued by Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh after Governor Baby Rani Maurya gave her assent to the move.
A notification in this regard was issued by Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh after Governor Baby Rani Maurya gave her assent to the move.
4. Madhya Pradesh Tops Wheat Procurement With Over 1.27 Crore Tonnes
Madhya Pradesh has emerged the top state in the country in wheat procurement on support price by purchasing more than one crore metric tonnes from farmers.
A total of 1,27,67,628 metric tonnes of wheat was procured by Madhya Pradesh, which accounts for 33 per cent of all wheat procured in the country. Punjab stands at the second position in wheat procurement in the country.
5. Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh lead India’s food safety index
Gujarat has topped among larger States in terms of food safety index, while Chandigarh tops among UTs. Goa leads smaller States so far as food safety is concerned, as per the details shared by FSSAI.
Gujarat is followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, said the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which today released the results of the second ‘State Food Safety Index’ to celebrate the World Food Safety Day during a webinar.
6. Union Minister Launches “COVID BEEP” App For Coronavirus Patients
Awareness, and not anxiety, is the key to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Union Minister Jitendra Singh at the launch of ‘COVID BEEP’, the country’s first indigenous wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the affected patients.
7. Wipro and IBM collaborate to assist customers embark on a secure hybrid cloud journey
Wipro announced a collaboration with IBM to assist Wipro customers embark on a seamless and secure hybrid cloud journey. Through this alliance, Wipro will develop hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads and applications, with security across public or private cloud and on-premises IT environments.
8. Adani Green Energy wins world’s largest solar bid worth $6 billion
Adani Green Energy Ltd has bagged the world’s largest solar bid entailing building a photovoltaic (PV) power plant of 8,000 MW and setting up a domestic solar panel manufacturing capacity of 2,000 MW, envisaging a total investment of roughly $6 billion.
9. Rajasthan Goverment launches “Raj Kaushal Portal”
“Raj Kaushal Portal” and “Online Shramik Employment Exchange” has been launched by the Rajasthan Goverment. The portal has been developed by the department of Information and Technology (IT) and Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC). The “Raj Kaushal Portal” aims to improve availability of opportunities for the migrated workers and hence acts as a bridge between industry and labourers.
10. Abu Dhabi based firm invests over Rs 5000 crore in Jio
After Facebook, Silver Lake, KKR and others, Reliance Jio has found a seventh partner to invest in the company. Mukesh Ambani’s telecom giant will sell 1.2% stake to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for a huge amount of Rs 5,683 crore.
With this, the total investment has risen up to 97,885 crores through various firms. The highest among them is Facebook. Jio plans to clear all its loans by the end of this financial year and these string of investments are a step in that direction.