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DAILY GK: 19 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 19 JUNE 2021

1. ‘CUSTOMIZED CRASH COURSE PROGRAMME FOR COVID-19 FRONTLINE WORKERS’

          Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for COVID-19 Frontline Workers’.

          The training programme will be conducted in 111 training centres spread over 26 states.

          Under the training programme about 1 lakh youth will be trained under in the next 2-3 months.

          The programme has been designed as a special programme under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 (PMKVY 3.0) of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

 

2. TARGETS TO REDUCE ROAD ACCIDENT DEATHS BY 50% BY 2024

          Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) introduced common PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate format for all vehicles pan-India under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.

          The PUC database will be linked with the National Register.

          MoRTH has also extended the validity of motor vehicle documents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till 30th September, 2021.

          MoRth also sets a target to reduce road accident deaths by 50% by the year 2024.

 

3. MHA OPERATIONALISES NATIONAL HELPLINE TO PREVENT CYBER FRAUD

          Ministry of Home (MHA) operationalised the national helpline 155260 and reporting platform via Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System for preventing financial loss of individuals due to cyber fraud.

          These have been made operational by the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) under MHA, in cooperation from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), all major banks, payment banks, wallets and online merchants.

 

4. SNB STATISTICS 2020

          According to ‘Annual Bank Statistics of 2020’ released by Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Central Bank of Switzerland – India with Swiss Francs (CHF) 2.55 billion ( ~ INR 20, 706 Crore) has been placed at 51st place in the list of foreign clients’ money in Swiss Banks during 2020.

          The United Kingdom (UK) topped the list with CHF 377 billion, followed by US (152 billion).

          In the ‘Annual banking statistics, 2019’ India was placed at the 77th position.

 

5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2021

          According to the 6th Edition of  ‘Sustainable Development Report 2021 (SDR 2021)’ released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), India with a score of 60.1 has been placed at 120th rank out of 165 countries.

          Finland topped the Index followed by Sweden & Denmark.

 

6. GLOBAL PEACE INDEX 2021

          According to the 15th Edition of Global Peace Index 2021 (GPI 2021) released by Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP), India with a score of 2.553 has been ranked 135 out of 163 countries, which specifies ‘Low State of Peace’.

          Iceland topped the GPI 2021 Index followed by New Zealand & Denmark.

          The average level of global peacefulness decreased by 0.07 per cent in the 2021 Global Peace Index.

          It has deteriorated for the 9th time in the last 13 years.

 

7. UNCCD’S 2021 LAND FOR LIFE AWARD

          Familial Forestry, the environment conservation concept of Rajasthan-based climate activist ShyamSundarJyani has won the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD) Land for Life Award for 2021.

          Theme: Healthy Land, Healthy Lives

 

8.DIRECTOR AT INDIA’S WTO MISSION FOR A 1ST TIME

          In an introductory move, a private person namely AashishChandorkar has been appointed by the Central Government as Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a period of three years.

          He is a director of Bengaluru (Karnataka) based policy think tank Smahi Foundation of Policy and Research.

          WTO, a 164-member multi-lateral body headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland, deals in global trade. India has been its member since 1995.

 

9. U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN 2021

          Yuka Saso became the first Filipino (Philippines) player to win a major Golf Tournament, Saso a dual citizen with a Filipino mother and Japanese father tied Park Inbee as the youngest champion at the tournament, after winning the 76th US Women’s Open golf championship 2021 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

 

10. SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY DAY 2021 – JUNE 18

          The United Nations(UN)’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day is annually observed across the globe on 18th June to acknowledge gastronomy as a cultural expression related to the natural and cultural diversity of the world.

 

11. WORLD CROCODILE DAY 2021 – JUNE 17

          World Crocodile Day is annually observed across the globe on 17th June to create awareness about the difficulties faced by the endangered crocodiles and alligators around the world.

          World Crocodile Day is also known as World croc day.

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