Monday, June 8, 2020

Daily Current Affairs - 8th June 2020

1. Which Indian company's twitter account was briefly blocked on 4th June after the company shared a carton which called for a boycott of Chinese products?

2. The World Environment Day 2020 theme is extremely important, especially with the recent events of major bushfires in Australia, Brazil and the United States. Can you name the theme?
Sustainable Growth
Environment Reset
Bio Sustenance
3. India has decided to set up a coal trading platform, taking a giant leap towards completely throwing open the sector to market forces as the country gears up for commercial coal mining auctions, which will increase the number of sellers of coal. As per the proposal, entire coal produced in the country will be traded on a _____________ an online platform where pricing is determined transparently through demand and supply. The exchange is being thought out on the lines of commodity exchanges, power bourses or the proposed gas exchange. This could mean the end of new Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA) regime of Coal India where the state-run miner signs contracts for coal supply with consumers.
Coal Trading Platform (CTP)
Coal Tradex
Coal Exchange
Exchange Coal
4. Which operation was launched by Indian Navy as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas, due to COVID-19 pandemic, using Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar?
Sea Warriors
Samudra Setu
Samudra ke Prahari
Samudra Suraksha
5. As announced on 8th June 2020, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and ___________ have co-developed a UVC-based Cabinet for disinfecting non-critical hospital items, laboratory wear, and PPEs in the research laboratories to prevent surface contamination of COVID 19. It can also be used to disinfect items exhibited to customers in commercial establishments and several domestic items.
Reliance Industries
MEKINS Industries
IIT Madras
IISC Bangalore

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