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Sunday, June 26, 2022

DAILY GK: 24, 25 JUNE

 DAILY GK: 24, 25 JUNE

1.       DELHI AIRPORT BECOMES INDIA’S 1ST TO RUN ENTIRELY ON HYDRO AND SOLAR ENERGY

·         Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power.

·         This reduces energy emissions by 2 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide per year which would satisfy the airport’s goal to achieve the ‘Net Zero Carbon Emissions Airport’ target by 2030.

·         In June 2022, 62 electric vehicles will be added to its fleet of vehicles, thus phasing out all its diesel and petrol vehicles.

·         In 2015, the Cochin International Airport in Kerala became the 1st airport in the world to run using solar energy.

 

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DAILY GK : 22 , 23 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 22 , 23 JUNE

1.       MSMES WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL 1 PERCENT INCENTIVE IN THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD YEARS.

·         The incentive is part of the PLI scheme has been proposed in the Union Budget 2022-23.

·         The design-led manufacturing scheme requires an investment threshold of Rs 10 crores for MSMEs and Rs 100 crores for non-MSMEs, excluding land and building cost.

·         Applicants can avail incentives for five years commencing from April 1, 2022 up to FY 2025-26.

·         It Removes the condition of 15% cap on investment to be made for research and development.

·         The incentives will be given from the Rs 4,000 crore which is left out from total outlay.

 

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DAILY GK : 21 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 21 JUNE

1.       DELHI’S IGI AIRPORT STANDS BEST IN INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

·         The 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards named Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport the finest in India and South Asia for the 4th consecutive year at the ceremony conducted at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris.

·         The airport rose to 37th position from 45th position in 2021, and it is the only airport from India to be featured in the world’s top 50 airports.

·         Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the 2nd year followed by Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan and Singapore Changi Airport.

 

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DAILY GK: 19, 20 JUNE

 DAILY GK: 19, 20 JUNE

1.       WTO’S 12TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

·         The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was co-hosted by Switzerland, and Kazakhstan at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland after a gap of almost five years.

·         It was attended by the Trade ministers of 164 nations.

·         It was chaired by Timur Suleimenov, Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan’s President.

 

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Friday, June 24, 2022

DAILY GK QUIZ : 15 - 21 JUNE

 DAILY GK QUIZ : 15 - 21 JUNE

[Q] The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) launched the National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP 2022), which aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by_______ year.

(a) 2050

(b) 2030

(c) 2027

(d) 2025

[ANS] b

 

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Monday, June 20, 2022

DAILY GK : 17,18 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 17,18 JUNE

1.       TAMIL NADU EMERGE AS THE LARGEST STATE WITH OUTSTANDING MICROFINANCE LOANS PORTFOLIO

·         Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), an industry association, has released the 41st issue of its Micrometer Report for Q4 Financial Year 2021-22 (FY22), a quarterly report that gives an overview of the microfinance (micro-credit) industry as of March 31, 2022 (Q4 FY22).

·         Tamil Nadu has overtaken West Bengal as the state with the largest outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans.
·         Tamil Nadu’s gross loan portfolio (GLP) was Rs 36,806 crore as of March 31, 2022. Bihar (Rs. 35,941 crore) and West Bengal (Rs. 34,016 crore) came in second and third, respectively.

·         Dr. AlokMisra is the CEO & Director of MFIN.

 

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DAILY GK: 15,16 JUNE 2022

 

DAILY GK:  15,16 JUNE 2022

1.       NATIONAL AERO SPORTS POLICY 2022

·         The National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP 2022) was launched by Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), with the aim of optimizing India’s potential in the field of air sports.

·         By 2030, the NASP 2022 aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable air sports ecosystem.

·         It is drafted with inputs from policymakers, practitioners, and the general public in mind, and it ensures the establishment of high-quality infrastructure, equipment, instructors, and services.

 

2.       INDIAN NAVY CONDUCTS 38TH COORDINATED PATROL WITH INDONESIAN NAVY

·         The  India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy (IN) Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) and Indonesian Navy have been started in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca

·         The 38th CORPAT is the first post pandemic Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia.

·         The CORPAT have been carried out along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002.

·         Indonesia President – Joko Widodo,Capital – Jakarta,Currency – Indonesian Rupiah

 

3.       RUSSIA OVERTAKES SAUDI ARABIA TO BECOME INDIA’S 2ND BIGGEST OIL SUPPLIER

·         Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India’s 2nd-biggest oil supplier next to Iraq

·         Indian refiners have bought Russian crude oil at discount as high as USD 30 per barrel.

·         Iraq was the top supplier to India and Saudi Arabia stands 3rd biggest supplier to India.

·         India is the world’s 3rd biggest oil-importing and consuming nation after the United States (US) and China.

 

4.       WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2022 – JUNE 14 

·         World Blood Donor Day(WBDD) is annually observed across the globe on 14th June to create awareness about the importance of blood donation and to promote voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation.

·         The observance of WBDD is led by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

·         The theme/slogan of WBDD 2022 is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”. 

 

5.       INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES FIRST TRAIN UNDER BHARAT GAURAV SCHEME

·         The first train under the Indian Railways ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme was flagged off the maiden service from Coimbatore North railway station, Tamil Nadu  to Sainagar Shirdi, Maharashtra.

·         With this, the Southern Railway became the first zone in Indian Railways to get the first registered service provider under the “Bharat Gaurav” scheme.

·         Bharat Gaurav Scheme -In November 2021 Indian Railways had launched the operation of theme-based Bharat Gaurav train to leverage the core strengths of the professionals of the tourism.

·         Objective of Bharat Gaurav Scheme is to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world, through Bharat Gaurav Trains.

 

6.       HIMACHAL PRADESH: THE 1ST INDIAN STATE TO APPROVE POLICY FOR DRONES

·         Himachal Pradesh (HP) becomes the first state in India to approve drone policy and public use of drones

·         The policy visions to create drone ecosystem built upon the foundation of Governance and Reforms Using Drones (GARUD).

 

7.       GOVT APPOINTS 4 PART-TIME DIRECTORS FOR 4 YEARS ON RBI CENTRAL BOARD

·         Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has nominated 4 part-time non-official Directors on the central board of RBI for a tenure of 4 years effective from 14th June 2022 or until further orders.

·         they are Anand Gopal Mahindra,Venu Srinivasan,Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel,Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia

·         RBI Deputy Governors – T. Rabi Sankar, M. Rajeshwar Rao, Dr. M. D. Patra, M. K. Jain

 

8.       NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE SASHASTRA SEEMABAL (SSB)

·         Sujoy Lal Thaosen (S L Thaosen), Madhya Pradesh-cadre 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra SeemaBal (SSB).

·         Thaosen has been serving as the Special Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF).

·         The Sashastra Seema Bal force guards the India’s borders with Nepal (1,751 km) and Bhutan (699 km).

·         Also ZulfiquarHasan has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

 

9.       4TH KHELO INDIA YOUTH GAMES 2021

·         The 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 was hosted by Haryana at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, Haryana 

·         Haryana won the KIYG 2021 with 52 gold medals, followed by Maharashtra with 45 and Karnataka with 22.

·         For the 1st time ever, KIYG roped in sponsors.

·         The State Bank of India (SBI) was the title sponsor of KIYG 2021 while Punjab National Bank (PNB) is Associate Sponsor.

·         KIYG, formerly Khelo India School Games (KISG) is the annual national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India.

·         It is the flagship event of the Indian Government’s Khelo India (Let’s play India) proposed in 2017.

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DAILY CA 14 JUNE 2022

 

DAILY CA 14 JUNE 2022

1.       UDAN CELEBRATES 2022 AS ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

·         A Central Government scheme of Ude DeshkaAam Naagrik (UDAN) i.e. let the country’s typical person fly, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

·         This first of its kind scheme, headed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), stimulates Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) through a market-based mechanism.

·         It ensures common man to commute between smaller cities in a short time, and at an affordable cost.

·         The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is its implementing agency.

 

2.       25TH FOUNDATION DAY OF BIMSTEC CELEBRATED

·         Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) celebrated the Foundation Day of BIMSTEC 2022 or BIMSTEC Day 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

·         6th June 2022 also marks the celebration of the 25th foundation Day of BIMSTEC, Silver Jubilee Anniversary(25th anniversary) of the foundation of BIMSTEC.

·         BIMSTEC was initially formed with 4 member states, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, with the acronym of BIST-EC(Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation). 

·         On 22nd December 1997, Myanmar was included into the economic bloc and the group was renamed as “BIMSTEC)

·         Following the inclusion of Nepal and Bhutan in February 2004, the group was renamed as “Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation” BIMSTEC. 

·         In 2014, the BIMSTEC Secretariat was established in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

3.       OMNICARD BECOMES 1ST RBI LICENSED PPI TO LAUNCH CASH WITHDRAWAL ACROSS ALL ATMS PAN INDIA

·         Payment solution provider OmniCard became the first Reserve Bank of India (RBI) licensed PPI (Prepaid Instrument) to launch a cash withdrawal facility using a RuPay-powered card from any ATM (Automated teller machine) through their e-wallet.

·         This decision came in after RBI permitted the non-bank licensed entities to enable cash withdrawals from the digital wallet.

·         The company worked with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) team to enable the facility.

·         Sanjeev Pandey is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OmniCard.

 

4.       EVEREST GROUP: TCS RETAINED ITS 10TH POSITION

·         According to the estimates by the Everest Group, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has retained its 10th position among the top 10 Global Business Process Management (BPM) providers in 2021.

·         ADP has topped the list with a revenue of USD 10.5 billion, followed by Teleerformance, Accenture, Concentrix and Sitel Group.

·         The ranking is based on a composite score of revenue and year-on-year growth.

·         According to the Everest report, the top 5 fastest growing companies’ year-on-year were Tech Mahindra, Telus International, Majorel, Teleperformance and Comdata.

 

5.       HARINI LOGAN WON THE 2022 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE 

·         Harini Logan(13-year-old) an Indian origin person from San Antonio, Texas, United States of America(USA) won the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA.

·         This marks the 94th edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

·         The first edition of the competition was held in 1925.

·         Balu Natarajan was the first person of Indian origin to win the spelling bee competition in 1985.

·         Zaila Avant-Garde (2021 champion) became the 1st Black American and 1st Louisiana speller to win the Bee.    

 

6.       FORMULA ONE: MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS AZERBAIJAN GP

·         Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (Belgium) won the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix 2022 held at Baku, Azerbaijan to extend his Formula One championship lead over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (Monaco).

·         Formula One championships are held by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

·         The 24-year-old Verstappen became the most successful driver in the Red Bull of all time and at present, he has 66 podiums for Red Bull and is tied 9th for the most race wins alongside Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.

·         FIA Headquarters – Paris, France

 

7.       WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2022 – JUNE 12 

·         The United Nations(UN)’s World Day Against Child Labour is annually observed across the globe on 12th June to create awareness about the harmful effects of child labour on individuals.

·         The theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2022 is “Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour”.
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DAILY CA 12,13 JUNE 2022

 DAILY CA 12,13 JUNE 2022

1.       UNCTAD: WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT

·         According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report, India ranked 7th in the top 10 global economies for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2021 despite a decline in FDI investment.

·         FDI inflows have declined by USD 19 billion to USD 45 billion in 2021.

·         India ranked 7th after the US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Brazil.

·         Adding South Africa, Russia and Mexico to the list to round up the top 10 economies for FDI inflows in 2021.

·         UNCTAD Secretary General – Rebeca Grynspan,Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland,Member states – 195 Countries

 

2.       RABAB FATIMA APPOINTED AS UNS UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL

·         United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh as the Under Secretary General or Assistant Secretary General of the UN and also appointed as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

·         She succeeds Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica who was appointed as the Chef de Cabinet.

·         UN Chief Appoints Indian Diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill As Envoy On Technology

 

3.       DAVINCI MISSION: NASA’S VENUS MISSION IS SET TO LAUNCH IN 2029 

·         NASA’s Venus Mission, Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) mission named after visionary Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci is tentatively scheduled to launch in June 2029 and enter the atmosphere of Venus in June 2031.

·         DAVINCI, with Venus Oxygen Fugacity (VfOx), a miniature sensor, will measure the amount of oxygen present near the surface of Venus.

·         Venus is often referred to as the Earth’s Twin because of its similarity in size and density.

 

4.       NCPCR LAUNCHES “CISS APPLICATION” TO HELP REHABILITATION OF CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS

·         The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) launched the  “CiSS application” under the Baal Swaraj portal to help in the rehabilitation process of Children in Street Situations. (CiSS).

·         The portal developed by NCPCR is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to help children in street situations.

·         It follows six stages framework for the rehabilitation of children.

·         The initiative is taken under the direction of the Supreme Court of India.

·         This program incorporates Article 51 (A) of the Constitution of India, as it provides a platform to the public and organizations that support the welfare of the children to report any child in need of assistance.

 

5.       ISSF WORLD CUP

·         The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 was held in Baku, Azerbaijan

·         India won a total of five medals, with 2 gold, 3 silver, and holds 5th position in overall championship.

·         First being the Republic of Korea with 5 Gold and 3 Bronze, Next comes the United States of America with 4 Gold 3 Silver and 1 Bronze.

·         Swapnil Kusale and Ashi Chouksey won gold 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) mixed team shooting event defeating Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish and Daria Tykhova.

·         ISSF Headquarters – Munich, Germany

 

6.       NORWAY CHESS 2022

·         The 10th edition of the Norway Chess 2022 was held at Finansparken in Stavanger, Norway

·         Magnus Carlsen won the Armageddon against Bulgarian GrandMaster VeselinTopalov to keep the title for the fourth successive year and for the fifth time in 10 editions.

·         Viswanathan Anand won the final round against Norwegian chess player Aryan Tari to place 3rd

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