Current Affairs 17th June 2020 Important Highlights

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: June 17
  • 4th Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021
  • Infosys joins Amazon, signs Climate Pledge to become net-zero carbon
  • HDFC ERGO to Launch On-demand ”Pay As You Fly” Insurance for Drones with TropoGo
  • Sanitary Napkins available for Rs. 1/- per pad at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras
  • Two Indian startups ZestMoney and Stellapps are in the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers list
  • Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel ‘Klara and the Sun’ out in March 2021
  • India 9th largest recipient of Foreign Direct investment in 2019
  • UP becomes top state in country to provide employment to workers under MGNREGA
  • Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev resigns Over Corruption Probe
  • India pledges to construct sanitation facility at Nepal’s iconic Pashupatinath Temple
  • Serum Institute of India, UNICEF supply agreement to provide pneumonia vaccine to low-income nations
  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov became the winner of the World Stars Sharjah Online Chess Championship 2020
  • Khelo India State Centres of Excellence to be set up across country
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) rolls out project to produce neera, palmgur
  • Maha Vir Chakra Awardee Lt Gen Raj Mohan Vohra Dies of COVID-19
  • Veteran journalist and freedom fighter Dinu Ranadive passed away

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