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Sunday, June 26, 2022

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.

 

2.       RBI SUSPENDS LICENSE OF MILLATH CO-OPERATIVE BANK

·         The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Millath Co-operative Bank Ltd., Davangere, Karnataka, due to insufficient capital and earning potential, and its continued operation is detrimental to the interests of depositors.

·         The Reserve Bank cancelled the license of the bank as the bank lacks sufficient capital and profit potential. As a result, it does not comply with the provisions of Sections 11 (1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

·         The Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Karnataka has also been requested to issue a winding-up order and appoint a liquidator for the bank.

·         On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive the deposit insurance claim amount of his or her deposits from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), up to a monetary ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs, subject to the provisions of the DICGC Act, 1961.

 

3.       UNESCO KING HAMAD BIN ISA AL-KHALIFA PRIZE

·         The Department of School Education and the Ministry of Education (MoE) gained UNESCO recognition for its use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) during the COVID-19 pandemic under PM eVIDYA.

·         The Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the Department Of School Education and Literacy (DOSEL), MoE has been awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education for the year 2021.

 

4.       IIFA AWARDS 2022

·         The 22nd Edition of the NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Award) for 2022 was held at Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

·         Shershaah the biopic of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra, won the Best Picture Award and its director Vishnu Vardhan won the award for best Direction. Shershaah dominated the 2022 Awards with 6 Awards.

·         Vicky Kaushal won the Best Actor award for his role in Sardar Udham and Kriti Sanon won the Best Actress Award for her performance in Mimi.

 

5.       17TH MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(MIFF) 2022

·         Dutch film ‘Turn Your Body to the Sun’ directed by Aliona Van der Horst won Golden Conch award for Documentary at the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival(MIFF) 2022.

·         Malayalam film ‘Saakshatkaaram’ directed by Sudesh Balan and ‘Brother Troll’ directed by Gudmund Helsmsal, a film from Faroe Islands of Denmark, won the Silver Conch Award in Short Fiction category.

·         ‘Prince in a Pastry Shop’(Poland) directed by Katarzyna Agopsowicz won the Silver Conch for Best Animation Film in International Competition category.

 

6.       COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT ELECTION

·         Gustavo Petro, a former Mayor of capital Bogota and a longtime senator, who has transformed the social and economic system, becomes 1st leftist President, who will take office in August 2022.

·         Francia Marquez, will be the country’s first Afro-Colombian woman Vice-President.

·         Colombia Capital – Bogota,Currency – Colombian Peso.    

 

7.       FORMULA 1: CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 2022

·         MaxVerstappen of the Netherlands has won his 6th Formula One(F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2022 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.

·         Carlos Sainz of Spain, Ferrari driver placed 2nd and Lewis Hamilton of United kingdom, Mercedes driver placed 3rd in the season.

 

8.       SUNIL CHHETRI BECOMES 5TH HIGHEST GOALSCORER

·         Indian Men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri scored his 84th International goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers and equalled the record of Real Madrid and Hungarian Football Legend Ferenc Pusk├ís.

·         Sunil Chhetri is the 3rd highest goal scorer in international football among active players, after Cristiano Ronaldo with 117 goals and Lionel Messi with 86 goals.

 

9.       WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2022 – JUNE 20

·         The United Nations(UN)’s World Refugee Day is annually observed across the globe on 20th June to honour refugees around the world and to create awareness and sensitivity towards the people who have been displaced due to war, persecution, political turmoil or violence.

·         The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 is “The Right to Seek Safety”. 

·         World Refugee Day 2022 focuses on “Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”. 

 

10.    INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT 2022 – JUNE 19 

·         The United Nations (UN)’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is annually observed across the globe on 19th June to create awareness about the conflict-related sexual violence.

·         The day 19th June, was chosen to commemorate the adoption of the Security Council resolution 1820 (2008) on 19th June 2008, which condemned sexual violence as a tactic of war and an impediment to peacebuilding.

 

11.    NATIONAL READING DAY 2022 – JUNE 19

·         National Reading Day is annually observed across India on 19th June to encourage the habit and culture of reading and to promote literacy.

·         The National Reading Day on 19th June also marks the death anniversary of Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker (PN Panicker), who is considered as the Father of Kerala’s Library and Literacy Movement (Library Movement).

 

12.    NEW CHIEF JUSTICES FOR SIX HIGH COURTS

·         President of India Appointed new chief justices of Uttarakhand, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gauhati, and Telangana in exercise of the power conferred under clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana (N V Ramana).

1.       Satish Chandra Sharma - Delhi High Court.

2.       Justice Vipin Sanghi- Uttarakhand High Court. 

3.       Justice Amjad A. Sayed- Himachal Pradesh High Court.

4.       Justice Sambhaji Shivaji Shinde - Rajasthan High Court. 

5.       Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya- Gauhati High Court.

6.       Justice Ujjal Bhuyan -Telangana High Court.

·         The Gauhati High Court in Assam is the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh.

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