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20 June 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates
Here are todays current affairs being published by ExamPariksha.com covering relevant fact based daily important news. To include all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.
☀ The Union Ministry of AYUSH released a Yog Geet (Yoga Song) in connection with the celebration of International Day of Yoga–2016.
- This 3 minutes and 15 seconds song was written by Deeraj Saraswat in Hindi language and composed by Sumanto Ray.
☀ The Haryana government gave its approval to set up an AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) University, which is the first-of-its-kind in India. The university will be formed by upgrading Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College in Kurukshetra. It would offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all the AYUSH systems.
☀ The Delhi government has decided to disburse old age, physical disability, and widow pensions on a monthly basis starting July, instead of making quarterly payments. The move is aimed at easing the financial problems of the beneficiaries in the city.
☀ Under a revised central sector scheme, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will now bear the entire expenditure incurred by SC and OBC students on coaching for competitive examinations. Earlier, the government paid a maximum coaching fee of ₹20,000 per candidate.
☀ The Kannada film ‘Thithi‘ has won 2 awards (Best Film & Best Script Writer) at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.
☀ Kerala Tourism has won 4 awards at ‘FilmAT’ which is one of the biggest international film festivals dedicated to tourism, art and ecology in Poland. Note that : The FilmAT festival is associated with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals.
- ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiative started by Kerala Tourism has won three awards under categories of the Best Promotional Social Campaign, Protection of Nature, and Eco-Food categories respectively.
- The tourism board’s ad film ‘The Great Backwaters of Kerala’ has won the ‘Best Editing Award’.
☀ Punjab has become the first state in India to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C with an initial contribution of ₹20 crore, for providing the free treatment. According to reports, around six lakh people require Hepatitis C treatment in Punjab.
International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 20 June 2016
The following exampariksha listing of international news has important todays current affairs updates which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC, SSC CGL 2016 and State PSCs.
☀ India is going to setup a joint panel of parliamentarians with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to boost bilateral strategic ties. This panel will aim to facilitate parliamentary visits between both the nations.
☀ Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar was on a visit to China to discuss India’s membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This comes amid reports of Beijing trying to block India’s entry to the 48-member anti-proliferation group.
☀ The image of a yoga posture was projected onto the United Nations Headquarters in New York as the world body geared up to host the second International Day of Yoga. The image projected onto the UN building shows a woman doing the ‘Parvatasana’ or the ‘inverted V’ posture.
☀ Canada‘s parliament has passed a contentious bill to allow medically-assisted death for terminally ill people. This makes Canada one of the few countries where doctors can legally help sick people die.
- Assisted suicide is currently legal in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Albania, Colombia and Japan.
- The practice is also legal in the US states of Washington, California, Oregon, Vermont, New Mexico and Montana.
☀ UK astronaut Tim Peake and his crewmates, America’s Tim Kopra and Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko, have returned to Earth after spending six months on the International Space Station.
☀ The International Astronomical Union has named a 9.8-kilometre wide crater on Mars after Nepal’s earthquake-hit village of Langtang. The village served as a Himalayan base camp, and was one of the worst hit villages in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, killing more than 200 people.
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Updates – 20 June 2016
The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy. We hope this collection on exampariksha.com helps you in increasing your financial awareness.
☀ California is now the 6th largest economy in the world with its gross state product at $2.46 trillion, leapfrogging France, which has dropped to seventh, with a GDP of $2.42 trillion. The most populous state of USA is also ahead of India (eighth place with a GDP of $2.09 trillion).
☀ Market regulator SEBI has eased the norms for overseas fund managers to relocate to India, under which they do not need to fulfil the minimum investment requirement of ₹25 lakh. Further, the requirement of such firms to report their overseas funds is also removed.
☀ The Union Railway Ministry has launched two policies related to Parcel Cargo Train Express and Parcel Leasing. These are:
- Liberalised Comprehensive Parcel Leasing Policy (CPLP)
- Liberalised policy on Parcel Cargo Express Trains (PCET).
20 June 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News
The following important todays current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.
☀ The Indian mixed recurve team of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das has won silver medal at the Archery World Cup being held in Antalya.
☀ Australia has won the 2016 Champions Trophy title of Hockey by defeating India. With this victory, Australia created history of winning this title for record 14 times.
☀ Aida Gemanque (106), known as Grandma Iaià, became the oldest Olympic torchbearer, when she lit the cauldron in the Brazilian city, Macapa. Grandma Iaià also holds a Guinness record for being the oldest skydiver at 103, giving her the nickname ‘Extreme Granny’.
☀ Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek films, has been killed by his own car at his home in Los Angeles.
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