Daily Current Affairs 7th June, 2020

Daily Current Affairs 7 June 2020 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Andhra govt launches India’s first online waste management platform
The Andhra Pradesh government launched what it claimed to be the country’s first online Waste Exchange Platform to ensure 100 per cent safe disposal of industrial toxic wastes.

  • Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the programme on the occasion of World Environment Day.The newly-floated AP Environment Management Corporation (EMC) will implement the programme with the concept of ‘6Rs’ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refurbish, Redesign and Remanufacture.
  • “The online platform ensures proper tracking, scrutiny and audit of the (industrial) waste. It will also encourage utilization of wastes through co-processing.


BANKING & FINANCE

Standard Chartered Bank starts operations at IFSC GIFT City, becomes 1st foreign bank to do so 
British lender Standard Chartered Bank’s local unit has started operations from the International Financial Services Centre, becoming the first global bank to commence operations from the special economic zone in Gandhinagar.

  • Presence at the newly built IFSC GIFT City can help the lender expand its business in trade, lending, financial market transactions and other structured products.
  • The bank participated in non-deliverable derivative products and successfully closed multiple non-deliverable forward (NDF) and non-deliverable option (NDO) deals with several private sector banks and a corporate amounting to a volume of more than USD 100 million on the first day itself.


SPORTS

Chelsea awarded Women’s Super League title, Aston Villa win Women’s Championship
Chelsea FC Women were named the Womens Super League champions overtaking Manchester City on a points-per-game record, following the termination of the 2019/20 season last month.

  • The Blues were in second place but with one game in hand over Manchester City who were a point ahead when it was decided the league is to finish prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • .On the basic points-per-game system, Aston Villa Women were announced as champions of the Women”s Championship.


APPOINTMENTS

Madurai girl declared ‘Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor’
 M Nethra, a 13-year-old daughter of a salon owner in Madurai, has been appointed as a ‘Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor’ by United Nations Association for Development and Peace (UNADAP).

  • The girl convinced her father to give Rs 5 lakh to help the needy that he had saved for her education.


AWARDS

Hyderabad airport receives ACI recognition for green practices
GMR led Hyderabad International Airport received the highest Platinum Recognition in the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2020 in the 15-35 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category for its efficient water management practices

  • The recognition was the outcome of the submissions shared this year focused on water management documenting approaches to wastewater treatment, water harvesting, water recycling and water reduction.
  • ACI’s Green Airports Recognition programme promotes environmental best practices to minimise aviation’s impact on the environment and recognises ACI Asia-Pacific’s members for outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects.


OBITUARIES

British Producer and songwriter Rupert Hine passes away
British Producer and songwriter Rupert Hine who worked with artists including Tina Turner, Howard Jones, passed away.

  • He began his career as a musician in folk band Rupert & David and also worked with other bands such as Quantum Jump and Spin 1ne 2wo.
  • Rupert Hine was a dominant producer in the 1980s and 1990s. His renowned works that appeared on soundtracks for the films Better Off Dead, Golden Eye, The Fifth Element, etc. He also produced the Grammy-winning single Better Be Good to Me.

Renowned academician Dr Pritam Singh passes away
Dr Pritam Singh a renowned academician and institutional builder passed away due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Gurugram. Hewas 78.

  • Dr Singh was conferred with prestigious Padma Shi award. He is credited with turning around the fortunes of the Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurugram and also IIM Lucknow.
  •  In his 45 years of the career, he mentored around 200 CEOs and organized 50 board level workshops. He stamped his perspectives on policy and government issues that surround both management education and corporate.

Ved Marwah, former governor and Delhi Police commissioner passes away
Former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Prakash Marwah, who also served as Governor of three States, died  evening in Goa. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mapusa town in North Goa district.

  • Marwah, 87, was the first UT-cadre IPS officer to serve as Delhi Police chief from 1985 to 1988 and was Director General of the National Security Guard from 1988 to 1990.
  •  He served as Governor of Manipur (1999-2003), Mizoram (2000-2001) and Jharkhand (2003-04) over the course of a long and distinguished career. He was also adviser to the Governor in Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar. Marwah had penned a book, Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India.


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