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DAILY GK: 26 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 26 JUNE 2021

1.GOA BECOMES FIRST RABIES-FREE STATE IN INDIA

          Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced that Goa became the First Rabies-Free State in India as it has not reported a single rabies case in the last three years.

          A central government grant project, “Mission Rabies” played a major role in control of rabies.

 

2.RELIANCE INDUSTRIES MEETING HELD VIRTUALLY

          The 44th Annual General  Meeting (AGM) 2021 of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India’s largest company by market capitalization was conducted virtually.

          During the event, RIL made several key announcements they are:

          RIL to invest INR 75,000 in Clean Energy Business

          Reliance Jio to partner with Google Cloud to launch 5G services in India

          Chairman of Saudi Aramco Yasir Al-Rumayyan to join RIL Board as Independent Director

          RIL is set to invest in setting up India’s 1st Carbon Fibre manufacturing unit

 

3.MEETING OF SECURITY COUNCIL SECRETARIES OF SCO

          India’s National Security Advisor (NSA) attended the 16th meeting of Security Council Secretaries of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held at Dushanbe, Capital of Tajikistan.

          The meeting was chaired by Tajikistan (Chairmanship of SCO in 2021).

          India proposed an action plan against Pakistan-based Terrorist groups as part of the SCO Framework.

 

4.IIM BANGALORE RANKED BEST IN INDIA

          The Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) ranked the best in India in the ‘QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021’ of QuacquarelliSymonds(QS).

          Globally, it holds the 39th spot, became the only Indian institute to feature in the list of the top 100. In the Asia-Pacific category, IIMB holds the 10th spot, leading the B-school brigade from India.

 

5. INDIA’S BANK CREDIT-TO-GDP RATIO INCREASED TO 56.075% IN 2020

          As per the data of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the bank credit-to-GDP ratio of India in 2020 rose to a 5-year high of about 56.075 percent (whereas in 2016 the ratio was at 59 percent)

          The incremental credit growth in FY21 was about 5.56 percent (at Rs 109.51 lakh crore), which was the lowest recorded growth in 59 years (whereas in FY 1962 it was at 5.38 percent), in FY20, credit growth was at a 58-year-low at 6.14 percent.

          The total outstanding bank credit in 2020 stood at $1.52 trillion.

 

6.WORLD BANK APPROVED $125 MILLION PROGRAM TO SUPPORT KERALA

          The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $125 million program under the ‘Resilient Kerala Program’ to support Kerala’s preparedness against natural disasters, climate change impacts, and COVID-19.

          Resilient Kerala Program is a part of a programmatic series of World Bank-financed operations in the state.

          At the heavy monsoons of 2018, One-sixth of the state’s population – about 5.4 million people – were affected while 1.4 million were displaced, especially in the Pamba River Basin.

 

7.DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES ‘NIRBHAY’

          Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the nuclear capable subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha.

          It is India’s 1st indigenously developed cruise missile.

          ‘Nirbhay’ is designed and developed in India by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) which comes under DRDO.

          The Missile has a range of 1000 kms and is capable of reaching speeds of 0.6 – 0.7 Mach.

 

8.WORLD’S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED RUBBER PLANTED IN ASSAM

          World’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber sapling was planted at the Rubber board’s Sarutari research farm on the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam.

          It is developed by the Kerala-based Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), under the Rubber Board through long years of research in its Biotechnology laboratory.

 

9.WORLD VITILIGO DAY 2021 – 25TH JUNE

          The World VitiligoDay(WVD) also known as the Vitiligo Awareness Day is annually observed across the globe on 25th June to create awareness about Vitiligo, a rare skin disease that affects around 1 to 2 % of the global population.

          The day also marks the death anniversary of American singer Michael Jackson, “King of Pop”, who was also diagnosed with vitiligo.

          Michael Jackson passed away on 25th June 2009.

          Every year the WVD is hosted by a different city and the 2021 World Vitiligo Day is hosted by Jakarta, Indonesia which will act as the 2021 Campaign headquarters.

 

10.TRITON ELECTRIC VEHICLE TO SET UP MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN TELANGANA

          US-based electric vehicles major Triton Electric Vehicle Pvt. Ltd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government for setting up of a manufacturing unit for electric vehicles in Zaheerabad,Telangana.

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