Current Affairs 20th June, 2015: Sushma Swaraj to Take Part in International Yoga Day Event in New York

Current Affairs 20th June, 2015: Sushma Swaraj to Take Part in International Yoga Day Event in New York

D Swarup to head 10 Member Financial Redress Agency Task Force

20.06.2015: Dhirendra Swarup is made the head of 10 member Task Force on Financial Redress Agency constituted by Union Ministry of Finance. The task force was set up for preparatory work for FRA. D Swarup also served as the first chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority in 2004.

FIR Filed Against BS Yeddyurappa, HD Kumaraswamy

20.06.2015: Karnataka Lokayutka filed FIRs against BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy former chief ministers of the state.  They are made the number one and number two accused in an alleged illegal land denotification case.  Both the chief ministers are said to denotify a prime plot that benefited the relative of Kumaraswamy.

Sushma Swaraj to Take Part in International Yoga Day Event in New York

20.06.2015: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will take part in International Yoga Day in New York. The event is being organized in New York by India Mission.  She already left for New York and she is also going to participate in global donors conference in Nepal.

Suleyman Demirel, Former President of Turkey Passed Away

20.06.2015: Former Turkish president Suleyman Demirel passed away at the age of 90. Respiratory tract infection and heart failure are said to be the reason for his death.  He was the president of Turkey from 1993 to 2000.  He was also the prime minister of the country during 1960 and 1970.  He was born in 1924.

Galaxy Named After Cristiano Ronaldo

20.06.2015: A galaxy is named after Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo.  The newly discovered galaxy CR7 (COSMOS REDSHIFT 7) was named after the real Madrid superstar by astronomers.

B Sai Praneeth, Entered Semifinals of US Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament

20.06.2015: Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth entered the semifinals of US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament. The tournament was held in New York.  Prize money of the tournament is USD 120,000.

Thermocol Plates Banned in Jharkhand

20.06.2015: Jharkhand government banned the sale of thermocol plates in the state. This was announced by chief minister Raghuvar Das. This move is to promote the sale of leaf plates and generate employment for tribal and poor people in the state. Large number of tribal people made making and selling leaf plates as their livelihood.