Top Current Affairs of the day: 18 June 2020

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  • India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019 reports UN

    18 days ago
    The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that it was the world’s 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the year 2019 in its World Investment Report 2020. India has received $51 billion in foreign investment in 2019.
    Highlights: ♦ As per the report, the global FDI flows are forecast to decrease by up to 40% in 2020 against $1.54 trillion in 2019. ♦ Teh COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard the FDI to developing economies in Asia. It... Read More


    India ranked 43rd on the IMDs World Competitiveness Index

    18 days ago
    India ranked 43rd on the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) 2020 World Competitiveness Index ranks. It stated that the continued low ranking of India is due to the traditional weaknesses such as insufficient education investment and poor infrastructure. Highlights: ♦ The Index was topped the 63rd edition of IMD rankings. ♦ Denmark ranked 2nd. It secured 8th rank in 2019. ♦ Among the BRICS Nations, China topped and India has ranked second followed by Russia... Read More
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    KVIC taps with Indian Palm Industry to boost employment opportunities

    18 days ago
    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a unique project at Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra, a state with more than 50 lakh palm trees. Under the project, Neera and Palmgur will be produced in India. Neera and Palmgur have huge potential to create employment in the country.
    Aim: The project aims to promote Neera as a substitute to soft drinks. It is aimed to generate self-employment to Adivasis and traditional trappers.
    Highlights: ♦ KVIC has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Sports Ministry to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

    18 days ago
    The Ministry of Sports is to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. The aim is to enhance India's Olympic performance.
    Highlights: ♦ Under the move, one KISCE is to be identified in every state and Union Territory (UT), with an effort to create a robust sporting ecosystem in India. ♦ In the first phase, the Ministry of Sports has identified state-owned sports facilities in eight states of India.
    ♦ The 8 states... Read More
    Category: Sports


    AIFF recommends IM Vijayan for Padma Shri

    18 days ago
    The All India Football Federation (AIFF) recommended former Indian football team captain IM Vijayan for Padma Shri, which is India's fourth-highest civilian award. IM Vijayan: IM Vijayan scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in the early 90s. IM Vijayan has won the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian 'Player of the Year' in the year 1993, 1997 and 1999. The 51-year-old former striker had scored 4 goals to emerge as the top scorer in the... Read More


    Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed on 18 June

    18 days ago
    Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed on 18 June. The day focuses on the world's attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. The day also aims to reaffirm that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. Sustainable Gastronomy: Gastronomy is sometimes referred to as the art of food. It refers to a style of cooking from a particular region or local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something like... Read More
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