Current Affairs 18th June 2021 , Daily GK Update

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International (Current Affairs)

India maintains 43rd rank on IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2021, Switzerland tops

India maintains 43rd rank on IMD's World Competitiveness Index 2021, Switzerland tops

  • India maintained 43rd rank on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) that examined the impact of COVID-19 on economies around the world this year.
  • The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking ranks 64 economies and assesses the extent to which a country promotes the prosperity of its people by measuring economic well-being through hard data and survey responses from executives.


  • Rank 1: Switzerland
  • Rank 2: Sweden
  • Rank 3: Denmark

List of India’s Rank Different Index 2021

  • Economic Freedom Index 2021: 121st
  • World Happiness Report 2021-139th
  • International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2021-40th
  • Henley Passport index 2021: 84th
  • World Press Freedom Index, 2021: 142nd

India Rank 135th in Global Peace Index 2021, Iceland tops

India Rank 135th in Global Peace Index 2021, Iceland tops

  • 15th edition of Global Peace Index (GPI) was announced by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney. India has moved up by two position from its last year’s ranking. It has become 135th most peaceful country while, 5th in South Asia region.

Top Peaceful country

  • Rank 1: Iceland since 2008
  • Rank 2: Denmark
  • Rank 3: New Zealand
  • Rank 4: Portugal

Least peaceful country

  • Bottom: Afghanistan is the least peaceful country again for fourth consecutive year.
  • Yemen
  • Syria,
  • South Sudan,

Banking & Financial

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) projects FY22 GDP growth at 9.5%

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) projects FY22 GDP growth at 9.5%

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on 17th June the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 9.5% in the current financial year (FY 2021-22).
  • This will take the GDP to a level that is slightly higher than in FY20.

Note: India GDP projected F22 (2021-2022)

  • S&P Global Ratings-11%
  • HSBC: 11.2%
  • Moody-9.3%
  • Care Rating– 9.2%
  • Barclays: 7.7%
  • Crisil-9.5%
  • OECD-9.9%

IndusInd Bank launches a digital lending platform – IndusEasy Credit

IndusInd Bank launches a digital lending platform - IndusEasy Credit

  • IndusInd Bank announced the launch of ‘IndusEasy Credit’, a comprehensive digital lending platform that enables customers to meet their financial requirements from the comfort of their homes.
  • A first of its kind proposition, ‘IndusEasyCredit’ offers a fully digital end to end process that leverages the power of India’s public digital infrastructure – ‘Indiastack’ to offer personal loans and credit cards in a paperless, presence less and cashless manner.


PUMA signs Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador of PUMA Motorsport in India

PUMA signs Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador of PUMA Motorsport in India

  • Global sports brand PUMA has extended its decade long partnership with former Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh by signing him as the face of PUMA Motorsport in India.
  • Yuvraj Singh will showcase his passion for fast cars and sports-inspired fashion. With this, he also joins the brand’s global league of legends like Thierry Henry, Boris Becker and Usain Bolt.

List of PUMA Brand Ambassadors

  • Sunil Chhetri
  • Kareen Kapoor khan
  • KL Rahul
  • Sushma Verma (women’s national cricketer)
  • Yuvraj Singh

Govt appoints private person Aashish Chandorkar as director at India’s WTO mission

Govt appoints private person Aashish Chandorkar as director at India's WTO mission

  • The government of India has appointed a private person Aashish Chandorkar as Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission in the World Trade Organisation for three years. For the first time, a private person has been appointed at the Mission.
  • Chandorkar is director of Bengaluru-based policy think tank Smahi Foundation of Policy and Research. The WTO is a 164-member multi-lateral body, which deals with global trade. India is a member since 1995.

Note: About World Trade Organization

  • Director-General: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala;
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Founded: 1 January 1995.

Important Day

18th June: International Picnic Day

  • Every year International Picnic Day has been Celebrate on June 18, a day to urge people to get outside and enjoy one other’s company.
  • Individuals used to go on picnics to get away from their mundane everyday lives, and while it is difficult to engage in such activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still ways you can celebrate this day with your loved ones.

18 June: Autistic Pride Day

  • Every year, Autistic Pride Day is observed on June 18 globally to create awareness about autism among people and recognise the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
  • The day is represented by a rainbow infinity symbol which denotes the infinite possibilities that autistic people have.

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