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Thursday, June 24, 2021

DAILY GK: 24 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 24 JUNE 2021

1.PARTNERSHIP FOR STABILITY IN INDO-PACIFIC REGION

          India, Italy & Japan launched a Trilateral partnership to establish stability and a govern-based global  order based on approval of all in the Indo-Pacific region.

          Experts from the 3 nations discussed various things like security issues, collaboration with third world countries, multilateralism and the socio-economic dimension.

 

2.ASIAN MINISTERIAL ENERGY ROUNDTABLE 2022

         India has agreed to host the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) 2022 after a virtual meeting between International Energy Forum (IEF) Secretary-General Joseph McMonigle and India’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

         The IEF is the world’s largest international organisation of energy ministers from 71 countries and includes both producing and consuming nations.

 

3.TATA POWER INAUGURATED INDIA’S LARGEST SOLAR CARPORT AT PUNE

          Tata Motors and Tata Power jointly inaugurated India’s largest grid-synchronized, behind-the-meter solar carport at the Tata Motors car plant in Chikhali, Pune, Maharashtra.

          The 6.2 MWp solar carport deployed by Tata Power will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually and 1.6 lakh tons over its lifecycle.

 

4.G20 EDUCATION MINISTERS,AND LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT MEET 2021

          Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre virtually represented India in two G20 meetings – G20 Education Ministers meet 2021 & G20 Ministers for Labour & Employment meet 2021. 

          Minister of Public Education of Italy, Patrizio Bianchi chaired the G20 Education Ministers Meet 2021.

          Both meetings were held under the Chairmanship of Italy (G20 Presidency for 2021) at Catania, Italy, in a hybrid format.

 

5.CENTRAL BANK’S SURPLUS TRANSFERS’ SHARE: RBI REPORT

          As per the State of Economy report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in June 2021, India ranked 2nd after Turkey in terms of the share of ‘Surplus Transferred from Central Banks to Governments’.

          RBI has transferred 0.44 percent of GDP to the Government in FY21, in FY20 it took the 4th position with 0.29 percent.

LIST OF TOP 5 COUNTRIES UNDER SURPLUS TRANSFER:

Rank                                          Country                                                                Surplus Transferred

    (as per percent of GDP in 2021)

1.                                                 Turkey                                                                                    0.50%

2.                                                 India                                                                                     0.44%(FY21)

3.                                                 Malaysia                                                                                 0.26%

 

6. ISRAEL SUCCESSFULLY TESTED LASER WEAPON

          The military of Israel successfully tested an airborne high-power laser weapon that can shoot down drones. It was developed by Elbit Systems.

          The test was conducted over the Mediterranean Sea by mounting the weapon on a civilian plane and resulted in successful shot down of several drones within a range of about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile).

 

7. IRELAND CRICKETER KEVIN O’BRIEN RETIRED FROM ODIS

          Ireland Cricketer Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from One-day International Cricket after a 15-year long career.

          He scored the fastest century ever in 50-over World Cup, from 50 balls against England on 2 March 2011 in M. ChinnaswamyStadium,Bengaluru,Karnataka.

 

8. IOA ROPES IN MPL, AMUL, JSW GROUP AS SPONSORS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020

          Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has roped in mobile gaming platform MPL Sports Foundation as the principal sponsor for 2020 Tokyo Olympics ,2022 Asian Games & Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

          The association is for one-and-a-half years(till December 31, 2022).

          As per the deal, It will pay a total of Rs eight crore to IOA.

 

9. KAYLEE MCKEOWN BREAKS 100-M BACKSTROKE WORLD RECORD

          Australian Swimmer Kaylee McKeown breaks the 100-meter backstroke world record at the South Australian Aquatic Centre with a time of 57.45 seconds, from the previous mark of 57.57 seconds set by American Regan Smith in 2019.

          Emily Seebohm finished 2nd in 58.59 seconds to qualify for her 4th Olympics.

 

10. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY 2021 – JUNE 23

          The International Olympic Day is annually observed across the globe on 23rd June to promote the Olympic movement.

          The day commemorates the creation of the International Olympic Committee(IOC) on 23rd June 1894 in Paris, France.

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