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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

DAILY GK: 06 JULY 2021

 DAILY GK: 06 JULY 2021

1. CBSE INTRODUCES FINANCIAL LITERACY TEXTBOOK

      National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched the “Financial Literacy Textbook for Class 6” students, to make children aware of basic financial concepts.

      The Book was developed by NPCI and edited by CBSE as per the needs of students. They are also working on similar books for Class 7 & 8.

 

2. IOC BUYS CRUDE OIL FROM GUYANA

      Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) became India’s 1st Public sector refinery to procure crude oil from Guyana, which will be refined in IOC’s Paradip refinery at Odisha.

      IOC also entered into a contract to procure 3 million tonnes of US crude.

      India’ is World’s 3rd largest consumer & importer of Crude oil with almost 85% from imports.

      Historically, India procures oil from Middle eastern countries, and this procurement from Liza oil field in Guyana is a part of India’s diversification strategy.

 

3. PM MODI ADDRESSES COWIN GLOBAL CONCLAVE 2021

      PM Narendra Modi virtually addressed the CoWIN Global Conclave 2021. Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the event.

      The conclave was attended by India’s Foreign Secretary H V Shringla, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, and CEO of National Health Authority (NHA), Dr RS Sharma.

      India is set to offer the CoWIN (COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Work) platform as a digital public good to the world to combat COVID-19.

      For this purpose, an open-source version of the vaccine registration platform will be shared by India for free.

 

4. INDIA’S 2ND LARGEST CRICKET STADIUM

      India’s 2nd Largest Cricket Stadium & World’s 3rd Largest Cricket Stadium is set to be constructed in Jaipur (also known as Pink City), Rajasthan.

      The construction of the stadium will cost an estimated INR 290 crore.

      The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given a financial grant of INR 100 crore to the Rajasthan Cricket Association for the construction of the Stadium which will have a capacity of 75,000.

 

5. SIDBI ADDED DEVELOPMENT MEASURES FOR MSMES

      On World Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day (June 27, 2021), the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), has rolled out multiple measures to support COVID-19 hit MSMEs.

      To enhance the credit access SIDBI has reduced the interest rate of the ‘Timely Working Capital Assistance to Revitalise Industries in Times of Corona Crisis’ (TWARIT) scheme under ECLGS (Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme) from 8.25 percent to 6 percent for its existing customers.

 

6. SEBI FINED IL&FS AND AFSPL

      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 26 crore on IL & FS Securities Services Ltd and Rs 3 crore on Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd (AFSPL) over-involvement in fraudulent transfer of Mutual Fund (MF) units from the client’s accounts.

      SEBI has restrained IL&FS Securities from acquiring any new clients for 2 years.

      These penalties were issued under Section 15HA of the SEBI Act.

 

7. 2020 KUVEMPU AWARD

      A poet and novelist from Odisha, Dr.Rajendra Kishore Panda , has been named for the Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar for 2020.

      Instituted in 2013 by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Trust, the award is given annually to a writer who has contributed in any of the languages recognised by the Constitution of India.

      The award carries a cash award of Rs 5 lakh, a silver medal and a citation.

 

8. ‘2021 AIRLINE OF THE YEAR’ BY ATW

      Korean Air (of South Korea) has been selected as the ‘2021 Airline of the Year’ by Air Transport World (ATW), it is also called the ‘Oscar in the Aviation Industry’.

      It was awarded the Oscar for managing the situation under COVID-19 effectively.

 

9. PUSHKAR SINGH DHAMI SWORN IN AS UTTARAKHAND CM

      Pushkar Singh Dhami, sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister (CM) of Uttarakhand along with 11-member cabinet ministers, by replacing Tirath Singh Rawat.

      He is the youngest CM of the state, and before getting elevated to the post, he had been the two-term MLA at Khatima, Uttarakhand (never held any ministerial position).

 

10. AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX 2021

      Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen (Belgium) won the Austrian Grand Prix 2021, making his 3rd consecutive win and 5th win in 2021.

      He was quickly followed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Lando Norris in 2nd & 3rd positions respectively.

 

11. ISSF SHOOTING WORLD CUP 2021

      India bagged 4 Medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze) and finished 10th at the ISSF World Cup 2021 Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun held at Osijek, Croatia from June 22 – July 3, 2021.

      The Medals table was topped by Russia with 18 Medals followed by Italy & Germany with 10 Medals each.

MEDALS TALLY

Rank                                              Country                                 Medal

1                                                      Russia                                    18

2                                                      Italy                                       10

3                                                      Germany                               10

 

12. NEW BOOK “OPERATION KHUKRI”

      Major General Rajpal Punia and his daughter Damini Punia have co-authored their first book titled “Operation Khukri: The true story behind the Indian Army’s most successful mission as a part of the United Nations” which is set to release on 15th July 2021.

      The book is published by the Penguin Random House India (PRHI).

      The book is dedicated to Havildar Krishan Kumar, Sena Medal (posthumous), the only Indian soldier who died in Operation Khukri.

 

13. INTERNATIONAL FRUIT DAY 2021 – JULY 1

      The International Fruit Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st July to share fruits in sympathy and joy with family, friends or needy people.

      The day also addresses the people who create and preserve positive living conditions.

      The motto of the International Fruit Day was “Create Change Together” and the Fruit Of The Year 2021 is Watermelon.

      Watermelon won the Fruit of the Year vote with around 27%.

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