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World Milk Day is observed on 1 June - 01 Jun 20

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Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande took over as the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command - 01 Jun 20

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Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande: A fact file

Pradip Kumar Tripathi Assumes Charge as Secretary in Ministry of Steel - 01 Jun 20

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Pradip Kumar Tripathi: A fact file 

Global Day of Parents is celebrated on 1 June - 01 Jun 20

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SpaceX: First Private Space Company to send NASA astronauts to space - 01 Jun 20

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  • The 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. 
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  • According to the US Government, the mission will end the reliance of NASA on Russian space rockets
  • NASA had plans to hand over the transport of crew to the space since 2000s. 
  • This decision came up after the Columbia Space Shuttle broke up while returning to the earth in 2003. 
  • In order to make space programmes such as transfer of crew and food to the International Space Station affordable; the step has been taken. 
  • SpaceX SpaceX was the first private company in the world to return rockets back to the earth. 
  • Usually the rockets burn away after putting the satellites on their orbit or simply get thrown away to the space adding up space debris. 
  • SpaceX was actively involved in delivering cargo to the International Space Station. 
  • NASA has been paying millions of dollars to to Russia to launch its astronauts. 
  • This is the first launch of humans by the US in the decade.
Crew Dragon: A fact file  
  • The Spacecraft that is transporting the Astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) is called Crew Dragon. 
  • The Crew Dragon is capable of carrying seven passengers. 
  • The Crew Dragon will return the astronauts after their tasks associated with the ISS is complete. 
  • The Crew Dragon is to parachute down into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Starman Suits worn by the astronauts are called the Starman suits. 
  • They are designed only to be worn inside Crew Dragon and are not meant for spacewolks.

International Sex Workers Day is observed on 2 June - 02 Jun 20

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Centre approved Rs.812 Crore approved for Odisha under Jal Jeevan Mission - 02 Jun 20

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Telangana State Formation Day celebrated on 2 June - 02 Jun 20

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PM launched CHAMPIONS, a Technology Platform to empower MSMEs - 02 Jun 20

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RK Chaturvedi assumed charge as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals - 02 Jun 20

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RK Chaturvedi: A fact file
Department of Chemicals and Petro Chemicals:

Cabinet approved to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port - 03 Jun 20

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Khel Ratna Award: India Women’s Team Captain Rani Rampal recommended - 03 Jun 20

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Rani Rampal: A fact file

Jal Jeevan Mission: Funds allocated to Assam and Bihar - 03 Jun 20

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Jal Jeevan Mission: A fact file

India ranked 23rd in the 2020 Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report - 03 Jun 20

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The ranking is based upon three primary parameters:
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RBI discontinuing 7.75% saving bonds means to investors - 03 Jun 20

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What are 7.75 % RBI bonds?
What has happened now?
Was it in high demand?
How did it fare against other options?
Why the cut in rates?

World Bicycle Day is observed on 3 June - 04 Jun 20

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VN Datt takes over as Chairman and MD of National Fertilizers Limited - 04 Jun 20

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Virendra Nath Datt: A fact file

Pan-India Real-Time Market in electricity launched - 04 Jun 20

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on 4 June - 04 Jun 20

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UNGA : A fact file

CSIR-CMERI developed new indigenous ventilator - 04 Jun 20

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Uday Kotak takes over as CII president - 04 Jun 20

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Uday Kotak : A fact file

Puducherry plans to provide tap connections to all rural households by 2020-21 year - 05 Jun 20

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Cabinet approved establishment of PCIMH as Subordinate Office under Ministry of AYUSH - 05 Jun 20

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RBI creates Payment Infrastructure Development Fund - 05 Jun 20

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Payment Infrastructure Development Fund: A fact file

World Environment Day observed on 5 June - 05 Jun 20

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw awarded EY World Entrepreneur of the year - 05 Jun 20

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: A fact file 

India to host AFC 2022 Asian Women’s Cup - 05 Jun 20

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2022 Women's Asian Cup: A fact file

Urban Forest scheme to develop 200 Nagar Van across the country in next 5 years - 06 Jun 20

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Nagar van scheme: A fact file

MHRD launched TULIP, an Internship Program with ULBs across the country - 06 Jun 20

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TULIP: A fact file

Union Govt. Green Field Expressway Project finalized - 06 Jun 20

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What is the issue?
Green Field Projects: A fact file

BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan nominated for Khel Ratna - 06 Jun 20

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Gadkari launched Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways Campaign - 06 Jun 20

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Former Delhi Police commissioner Ved Marwah passed away - 06 Jun 20

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Ved Marwah: A fact file 

CeNS develops low-cost catalyst for hydrogen generation from water - 07 Jun 20

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Power Ministry launched iCommit initiative - 07 Jun 20

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 #iCommit initiative will promote the flagship scheme of GoI including:

World Food Safety Day observed on June 7 - 07 Jun 20

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Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168 - 07 Jun 20

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Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated CAT Bench at Jammu - 08 Jun 20

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India and Denmark sign MOU to develop cooperation in the power sector - 08 Jun 20

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World Oceans Day is observed on 8 June - 08 Jun 20

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Centre constitutes task force headed by Jaya Jaitly - 08 Jun 20

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Public procurement Norms modified by Govt. Of India - 08 Jun 20

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  • The Government of India recently modified public procurement norms. 
  • Under the new norms maximum preference is to be given to those goods and services that have 50% or more local content. 
  • This has been done to promote “Make in India”.
  • The GoI recently issued the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India), Order 2017. 
  • The new order has introduced Class-I, Class-II and non-local suppliers. 
  • The goods and services are to get preferences based on their classes.
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  • The goods and service company that have domestic value addition of 50% and more have been classified under Class I.
  •  These goods and services will get the most preference in all government purchases.
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  • The goods and service company whose value addition range is between 20% and 50% come under Class II supplier.
Non-local suppliers:
  • The goods and service company that has less than 20% of domestic content in the products are classified as non-local suppliers. 
  • These companies cannot participate in most of the government tenders.
  • In the earlier orders, local suppliers were those whose goods and services had a minimum of 50% of local content. 
  • Earlier, there was no categorization among the local suppliers. 
  • Local content is amount of value added to a product in India.

India first in world to make internet-controlled Robot - 09 Jun 20

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Centre allocates Rs.1,01,500 crore under MNREGs during FY 2020-2021 - 09 Jun 20

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World Accreditation Day was observed on 9 June - 09 Jun 20

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Karnataka to provide tap connections to all rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission by 2022-23 - 09 Jun 20

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Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China - 09 Jun 20

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Safeguarding international rules based order:
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Sri Lanka to hold parliamentary elections on 5 August - 10 Jun 20

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Fitch ratings stated that Indian economy to grow at 9.5 percent in next fiscal - 10 Jun 20

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MHRD, Sports Ministry launch special films to promote indigenous sports of India - 10 Jun 20

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The 10 sports that will be covered in the series are:

Pakistan 3rd Riskiest Country For Coronavirus - 10 Jun 20

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GRSE delivered ICGS Kanaklata Barua to Indian Coast Guard - 10 Jun 20

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India to Launch First-Ever Coal Trading Exchange - 11 Jun 20

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Titan drifts away from Saturn 100 times faster than expected - 11 Jun 20

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GDP Growth of India: World Bank Report - 11 Jun 20

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Union Health Ministery launched COVID BEEP - 11 Jun 20

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Shahakar Mitra Scheme launched by Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare - 12 Jun 20

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Noted Urdu Poet Gulzar Dehlvi Dies Of Heart Attack After Defeating Corona - 12 Jun 20

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India-Born Scientist Dr. Rattan Lal Wins the 2014 World Food Prize - 12 Jun 20

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Dr. Rattan Lal : A fact file

World Blood Donor Day 2020 observed on 14 June - 12 Jun 20

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Gomathi Marimuthu gets four-year doping ban, to appeal to CAS - 12 Jun 20

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World Day Against Child Labour is observed on 12 June - 12 Jun 20

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International Labour Organization (ILO): A fact file

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Complex inaugurated in Vizag - 13 Jun 20

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Centre approved Rs.1,829 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra in 2020-21 - 13 Jun 20

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Nature Index 2020: Three DST institutes among top 30 Indian Institutions in 2020 Nature Index - 13 Jun 20

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RBI sets up panel to review ownership, corporate structure at private banks - 13 Jun 20

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Centre launched Aarogyapath for healthcare supply chain - 13 Jun 20

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Aarogyapath: A fact file 

IIT-Kharagpur Researchers Develop AI-Based System To Monitor Social Distancing - 13 Jun 20

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India remains maintained 108th in the FIFA Rankings - 14 Jun 20

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NHAI becomes first construction sector organisation to go Fully Digital - 14 Jun 20

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Centre directs all 8 North Eastern States to set-up e-office/ - 14 Jun 20

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International Albinism Awareness Day observed on June 13 - 14 Jun 20

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput dies - 14 Jun 20

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Sushant Singh Rajput : A fact file

World wind day is observed on 15 June - 15 Jun 20

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Wind energy in India: A fact File

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on 15th June - 15 Jun 20

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: A fact file 

India’s first infectious disease Diagnostic Lab - 15 Jun 20

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Indian Railways' 'Captain Arjun' to screen passengers for covid-19 - 15 Jun 20

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