Current affairs is one of the inevitable and compulsive topic in almost every competitive examinations. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for mastering these current affairs section. In this article, we have provided the top weekly current affairs from June 01 to June 07, 2020 which will help all aspirants to improve scores in their competitive examination like PSC, SSC, RRB and Banking.
Top Weekly Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2020 June 01 to June 07
Here are the list of top current affairs of the week June 01 to June 07, 2020 which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking etc.
Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020
- India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer to be included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 put forward by Forbes magazine.
- He made a jump of over 30 places from 2019, as he was positioned at the 66th spot in this year’s list. This is the second year in a row that Kohli has become the only Indian to feature in the Forbes’ list of top 100 highest-paid athletes.
- Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes.
SpaceX: First Private Space Company to send NASA astronauts to space
- SpaceX has become the first private rocket company to send astronauts to space.The company sent Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space initiating a new business model for NASA.
- NASA had plans to hand over the transport of crew to the space since the 2000s. This decision came up after the Columbia Space Shuttle broke up while returning to the earth in 2003.
- In order to make space programs such as transfer of the crew and food to the International Space Station affordable; the step has been taken.
Google launches app ‘Sodar’ to help people maintain social distancing
- Google has launched ‘Sodar’ app that will help people maintain distance in real life using augmented reality.
- The app called ‘Sodar’, will create a visual boundary using the user’s smartphone camera and constantly show who’s breaching that distance.
- The app has been developed under Experiments with Google and is not available on the Google Play Store but can be side-loaded separately.
- Using Sodar on supported mobile devices, create an augmented reality two meter radius ring around you.Once another person breaches the circle, the screen will visually alert the user.
Lt General Manoj Pande took charges as 15th CINCAN
- Lieutenant General Manoj Pande assumed charge as the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command.
- He will replace Lieutenant General Podali Shankar Rajeshwar. Shankar Rajeshwar was the 14th CINCAN and retired from service on 31 May 2020.
- Lt General Manoj Pande honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 2020 and appointed as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the President of India in November 2019.
Gaitri Kumar appointed India”s next High Commissioner to the UK
- Seasoned diplomat Gaitri Kumar has been appointed as India”s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
- At present, Gaitri Kumar is serving as Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.
- Her appointment to the high-profile post comes at a time India is looking at further expanding ties with the UK after it came out of the powerful European Union.
Cabinet approved to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port
- On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved renaming of Kolkata Port Trust to Shyama Prasad Mukerjee port trust.
- The announcement was made by PM Modi while he attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust.
- Mr Mukerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951. The party was the predecessor of BJP (Bharatiya Janata PArty).
- He died in Jammu and Kashmir Police custody for entering the state without permit.
India ranked 23rd in the 2020 Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report
- StartupBlink has released the Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2020. India ranked 23rd in the report.
- India has dropped to 23rd rank in 2020 with 5.698 score from the 17th rank in 2019.
- The US has topped the rank list with a 123.167 score followed by the UK, Israel, Canada, and Germany.
- The ranking is based on Quantity, Quality and Business Environment. StartupBlink is a global startup ecosystem map and research center.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw awarded EY World Entrepreneur of the year
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder and Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon, has been named EY World Entrepreneur of the year 2020.
- The award is to recognize her contribution to improving universal access to affordable life-saving medicine and thus transforming the world.
- She became only the third Indian to receive this prestigious award after Uday Kotak and Narayana Murthy.
- Shaw founded Bangalore-based Biocon Limited in 1978. Biocon is currently worth close to Rs.50,000 crore by market-cap and employs more than 11,000 people.
India to host AFC 2022 Asian Women’s Cup
- India is to host the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup. The hosting rights have been awarded to India by the Asian Football Confederation.
- This is the second time India will be hosting the event. India hosted the event for the first time in 1979.
- The Women’s Asian Cup will be held in the second half of the year 2020. Women players are expected to bring social revolution in the event.
- The football tournament will feature 12 teams. The number of participating teams has been expanded from the previous slot of eight teams.
Kritika Pandey awarded with Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020
- Indian writer Kritika Pandey has won the coveted honour of the regional award for Asia in the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020.
- She is awarded for her unpublished work ‘The Great Indian Tee and Snakes’ that depicts love in an age of hatred and prejudice.
- Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best unpublished short fiction to commonwealth citizens aged 18 and above.
CeNS: Low cost Catalyst for Hydrogen Generation
- The scientists and researchers at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences operating under the Department of Science and Technology have invented a low cost effective way to generate hydrogen from water using Molybdenum dioxide.
- The study says that Molybdenum dioxide can act as an efficient catalyst to reduce energy used in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The process is called electrolysis.
- Molybdenum Dioxide has the potential to replace the catalyst that is being used currently, that is, Platinum.
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