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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Daily Current Affairs, 23rd June 2020

1) World celebrates Olympic Day on 23rd June
•The Olympic Day is celebrated globally on 23rd June every year. This year, amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Movement will celebrate Olympic Day 2020 by creating the world’s largest 24 hour digital-first Olympic workout. For this, the Olympic Channel is making a brand new home workout video made by Olympic athletes.

2) International Widows’ Day: 23rd June
•International Widows Day is observed globally on 23rd June every year. The day is widely known to draw attention to the voices and experiences of widows and to galvanize the unique support that they have. Several women around the world after losing her life partner faces challenges and do long-term struggle for basic needs, their human right and dignity.

3) United Nations Public Service Day: 23rd June
•United Nations Public Service Day is observed globally on 23rd June every year. This day is to highlight the contribution of public service in the development process and to value public service to the community. This day is widely known by various public service organisations and departments around the world by organising several events to recognise the role of public servants in making developments and improvements in the community.

4) Mansukh Mandaviya introduce India’s 1st Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020
•The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge) and Chemicals & Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya has introduced India’s largest 1st Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020. This Expo has been organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

•This unique exhibition aims to give a boost to such health and hygiene endeavours. This is the first-ever largest virtual exhibition in India making a new beginning. This is the new norm, wherein a business will happen virtually as Digital India is now making a way forward.  The government giving incentives for setting up of Bulk Drug Parks and Medical Device Parks in the country which will act as a cog in the wheel of Atmanirbharat Abhiyan.

5) ISRO receives patent for “Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment”
•The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received a patent for its Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG). Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG) is a protective garment for human spaceflight. It is a close fitting long garment that covers the torso as well as the limbs from neck to toe as a single piece lightweight comfort inner wear. The flight suit has to be worn by the astronauts over the LCHG. The garment permits the long term use without any impact on the wearer in terms of skin irritation or infection.

•Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG) is made up of biocompatible fabrics and components in order to give a comfortable temperature and removal of sweat for the astronauts. It would be used in space, military applications, fire fighting as well as for personal cooling and heating purposes for protection from hot and cold environments of industrial areas.

6) Virtual India Pavilion at “Cannes Film Market 2020” inaugurated
•Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Virtual India Pavilion at Cannes Film Market 2020, commencing India’s participation at Cannes Film Festival. During the e-inauguration, the minister invited international film fraternity to come as well as shoot in India, and sell in the international market. This year, India has sent two films for screening during the festival, namely: MaiGhat: Crime No 103/200 (Marathi) and Hellaro (Gujarati).

•The Indian Pavilion at Cannes will enable the Indian film makers and delegates to interact with the international community, and make them experience the colour, flavor and aroma of Indian cinema. It will also enable international film makers to explore the opportunities of working with Indian film makers and to shoot within Incredible India.

7) Amartya Sen wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
•The German Book Trade has chosen Indian Nobel prize-winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen for its prestigious 2020 Peace Prize. He has been chosen for the prestigious prize for his pioneering work addressing issues of global justice, social inequality in education and healthcare.

•The German Book Trade is awarding the Peace Prize annually since 1950. The prize comes with a cash prize of €25,000 euros ($28,000). Through Peace Prize, the German Book Trade aims to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the realization of the idea of peace primarily through his activities in the fields of literature, science and art.

•Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his research on fundamental problems in welfare economics. Studies of social choice, welfare measurement, and poverty.

8) Amish Tripathi launches new book ‘Legend of Suheldev’
•Amish Tripathi has released his new fiction book ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India’. The book is published by Westland Publications Pvt Ltd. The book is about the Indian King Suheldev who battles to protect his country, makes huge individual penances, shows radiant initiative and joins everybody inside the nation paying little mind to their religion, rank, area, or status in the public eye.