20 June 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
2. International Yoga Day
3. Solar Eclipse
4. Victory Day Parade of World War II in Moscow
5. Atal Innovation Mission

1. Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

What’s in News?

The Prime Minister has launched a massive employment -cum- rural public works Campaign named ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas/ villages witnessing large number of returnee migrant workers affected by the devastating COVID-19.

This topic has been covered in 19th June 2020 Comprehensive News Analysis. Click here to read.


2. International Yoga Day

What’s in News?

International Yoga Day is being observed on 21st of June, 2020.

  • Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual discipline or practice that has its origins in India.
  • The International Day of Yoga has been observed annually on 21st June since 2015.

This topic has been covered in 9th June 2020 PIB Summary and Analysis. Click here to read.

Note:

  • Ministry of Culture is Celebrating International Yoga Day 2020 by organising a campaign Namaste Yoga to achieve the goal of making yoga an indispensable part of everyone’s life.
  • As a result of Skill India’s sustained efforts to help youth leverage various employment opportunities available in the field of yoga, over 96,000 candidates have been trained as yoga instructors and trainers across the country through different skilling initiatives under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), primarily Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Short Term Training (STT) & Special Projects.

3. Solar Eclipse

What’s in News?

An annular solar eclipse will occur on 21 June, 2020.

This topic has been covered in 16th June 2020 PIB Summary and Analysis. Click here to read.  

Details:

  • A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse, popularly called as ring of fire eclipse will be visible.
  • It will take place on the summer solstice, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • In all solar eclipse the Sun, Moon and Earth may not be perfectly aligned, and then there is a partial eclipse.
  • When the three celestial bodies happen to be in a straight line, it is a Total solar eclipse.

Note:

  • The oldest record of eclipse comes in Rig Veda. It describes how great Sage Artisaved the Sun from the Svarbhanu who tried to destroy him.
  • Studies show that the Earth, which used to take 400 days to complete rotation, has been slowed down by eclipses.
  • Ancient record of eclipse helps to know about the movement of the sun, rotation of the earth and how it is slowing down over years and its impact.

To know more about solar eclipse, read 27th December 2019 Comprehensive News Analysis.


4. Victory Day Parade of World War II in Moscow

What’s in News?

Raksha Mantri will pay a visit to Moscow to attend the Victory Parade on to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War.

  • The Parade is organised to honour the heroism and sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people.
  • The Indian participation in the Victory Day parade will be a mark of tribute to the great sacrifices made by Russia and other nations in the Second World War in which Indian soldiers also participated and made supreme sacrifice.

Read more about this topic covered in 19th June 2020 PIB Summary and Analysis.


5. Atal Innovation Mission

What’s in News?

Coal India Limited (CIL) has agreed to partner with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to support proactively the flagship mission’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country.

  • The collaboration between CIL and AIM intends to conduct various activities / programs to support greater awareness and promotion of the innovation ecosystem through the AIM programmes and newer initiatives.

Atal Innovation Mission:

  • AIM has various innovation programs and entrepreneurial ecosystem building initiatives such as Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) at a school level, Atal Incubation Centres (AIC) at institutional levels, Atal Community Innovation Centres (ACIC) for Tier-2, Tier3 cities and rural India, Atal New India Challenges (ANIC) at industry level and Applied Research and Innovation (ARISE) for stimulating innovations in the MSME industry.

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