Current Affairs in English Medium: 01 June, 2020 || UPSC, TNPSC, SSC, RRB & IBPS

Labour Ministry with TCS iON offers free online skill training through NCS portal
National Career Service (NCS), a labour and employment ministry project, has joined hands with TCS iON to provide free-of-cost online skill training to registered job seekers. TCS iON is a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on manufacturing industries, educational institutions and examination boards. It provides technology through the IT-as-a-service model, offering end-to-end business solutions. "NCS is now offering free online Career Skills Training in partnership with TCS iON for its registered job seekers," according to a statement by the labour ministry.

23 additional Minor Forest produce items in Minimum Support Price List announced: M/O of Tribal affairs
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs said black rice and joha rice grown in the North-East will be among the 23 additional minor forest produce considered for minimum support price (MSP) under a Centrally-sponsored scheme to improve marketing and value chain of these produce collected mostly from forest areas.

UN extends arms embargo and other sanctions in South Sudan till May 2021
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution extending individual sanctions and an arms embargo in South Sudan until May 2021, despite reluctance from Russia, China and South Africa. Drafted by the United States, the resolution received 12 votes in favour, with the three above countries abstaining. 

Virat Kohli, the only cricketer in the forbes top 100 highest paid athletes of 2020 topped by Federer
Indian skipper and flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020. According to Forbes, the Indian captain had estimated total earnings of USD 26 million (USD 2 million from salary/winnings and USD 24 million from endorsements). Kohli is also the only Indian athlete to be included in the list.

Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has topped the list with an estimated earning of USD 106.3 million.
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has topped the list with an estimated earning of USD 106.3 million. Football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in the third and second positions with earnings of USD 104 and USD 105 million respectively.

Mohandas Pai to chair the advisory committee on Service provider of IBBI
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has reconstituted its advisory committee on service providers and it would now be chaired by Manipal Global Education Services Chairman T V Mohandas Pai. 

Finance Ministry appoints PR Jaishankar as MD of IIFCL
The ministry of finance appointed PR Jaishankar as the managing director of the India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) for three years. The appointment comes after the Bank Boards Bureau (BBB), the headhunter for state-run banks and financial institutions, recommended Jaishankar on March 15. The post lied vacant for three years before the appointment.

Arun Singhal becomes new CEO of FSSAI
Arun Singhal as chief executive officer of India's apex food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Singhal is special secretary, department of health and family welfare. He will succeed GSG Ayyangar who was briefly appointed as the CEO of the food regulator.

Irrawaddy Dolphin population at Odisha ‘s Chilika lake increased with the help of IIT Madras’ dredging methodology
A research project by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has helped Odisha's Chilika lake, Asia's largest brackish water body, in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins. The searchers conducted geotechnical, hydraulic and satellite imagery studies and developed a dredging methodology with minimum impact on the lake ecosystem. The process of dredging consists of the excavation (loosening or dislodging) of the material from the bottom, removal of the loosened mat ..

Indian long distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur handed 4 year ban for violation of anti-doping rule
Long-distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur, who won the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K among the Indians last year, has been handed a four-year ban by World Athletics’ anti-doping body for returning positive for a banned substance in a test conducted in Doha. The National Dope Testing Laboratory has been under suspension from the World Anti-Doping Agency and so Kaur’s samples were tested in the WADA accredited laboratory in Doha.

UP government signs MoU with industry associations to create 10 Lakh job for migrants
In a major breakthrough in the ongoing process of employment generation for migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh, stage is now set for employment of 10 lakh workers. Many industries associations signed MoUs with state government on Friday in this regard which will give a boost to the MSME sector in state. In the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the MSME department of state signed MOUs with Industries and Business Chambers for providing 9.5 lakhs skilled and semi skilled manpower. State MSME Minister Sidharth Nath singh said that with this agreement the dream of many migrant labourers will be fulfilled due to the vision of chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

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