1.The Union Government of India has announced a new scheme and announced the launch of Taxable Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020, which will be available for subscription for retail investors from 1st July also known as Dominion Day , 2020.
The bonds are issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the govt , replacing the recently withdrawn 7.75% bonds. The rate of interest on these bonds are going to be reset every six months while the initial rate of interest is fixed at 7.15 per cent. The bonds shall be repayable like KVP(Kisan Vikas Patra) on the expiration of seven years from the date of issue. For Latest current affairs see other pages of hamari naukari.

2. In the latest from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders have met during the recent annual summit held via video conference because of COVID.
ASEAN may be a regional association with 10 member countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Brunei, Laos. The Chair of ASEAN in 2020 is Vietnam, which hosted the virtual summit, thanks to travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

3. The 36-year-old Indian umpire Nitin Menon recently became the youngest member of the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires.
He replaced England’s Nigel Llong for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Nitin Menon has officiated in three Tests, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is. After former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and ace spinner and Sundaram Ravi he’s only the third from India to enter the distinguished group . Michael Gough of England (40), had been the youngest within the current panel.

4. The Government of India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok, UC Browser among others, by invoking its power under Section 69 A of data Technology (IT) Act.
As per the statement from the knowledge Technology Ministry, the applications are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India and public order. the govt has arranged talks with some firms including TikTok, after the ban was imposed.For Latest current affairs see other pages of hamari naukari.

5. International Day of the Tropics is widely celebrated per year on 29 June. The United Nations General Assembly declared the day in the year 2016.
The International Day of the Tropics was designated to boost awareness to target the challenges faced by tropical areas. June 29 was selected because on the same day in 2014, the inaugural State of the Tropics Report was launched by leading tropical research institutions.

6. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has released the worldwide Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.
As per the report, 40% of poorest countries did not support learners in danger during COVID-19 crisis. It also revealed that fewer than 10% of nations have laws that help ensure inclusion in education. UNESCO urged all countries to specialise in people that are left behind and improve inclusion.

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7. Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer has been ranked at the highest spot within the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes.
As per the magazine, the entire earning of Federer amounts to USD 106.3 million. he’s the winner of record 20 slam singles titles, the prize of which gave him USD 6.3 million. Federer is followed by the football trio in next three ranks: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar. Two female Tennis stars Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams were found within the top-100 list. For Latest current affairs see other pages of hamari naukari.

8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched a technology-based platform named as CHAMPIONS, for MSME sector.
‘CHAMPIONS’ stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of recent Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength. The platform aims to supply a comprehensive solution including Grievance redressal, Financial access, Permissions among others are going to be addressed within the platform. It also provides latest communication tools and is enabled by AI .

9. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched the world’s first online Diploma and Bachelor of Science Degree in Data Science and programming.
The course has no regulation and students who have passed class 12 can enrol. The programme are going to be conducted online and its exams are going to be conducted in an offline mode. Data Science and programming course has three levels including the inspiration , diploma and degree and it’s divided into six semesters. 

10. Every year, July 2 is widely known as World Sports Journalists Day or International Sports Journalists Day.
The day also recognises the importance of sports journalists round the world. It marks the anniversary of the International Sports news agency (AIPS), that was established in 1924 during the Paris Olympics. AIPS is that the peak professional body representing the international sports media. For Latest current affairs see other pages of hamari naukari.