Current Affairs 20th June 2022 Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 20th June 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

PM Modi inaugurated Rs 920-crore Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates ₹920-crore Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor in Delhi.
  • The project includes a tunnel and five underpasses and aims to provide relief from heavy traffic in the national capital.
  • The 1.6-km-long tunnel, which will be Delhi’s first, will allow commuters travelling to India Gate and other central Delhi areas from east Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad to ditch traffic snarls at ITO, Mathura Road, and Bhairon Marg.

International News

India and Bangladesh to hold first Physical Joint Consultative Commission Meet in New Delhi

  • India & Bangladesh have the first Physical Joint Consultative Commission Meeting in New Delhi.
  • The meeting has co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen.
  • It will review the entire meeting of bilateral relations, including cooperation in the wake of Covid19, border security, trade and investment, connectivity, energy, water resources, development partnership and regional-multilateral issues.

About Bangladesh:

  • Capital – Dhaka
  • Currency – Taka
  • President – Abdul Hamid
  • Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina
  • SAMPRITI Exercise – India-Bangladesh

Pakistan will continue to stay in FATF Grey List

  • Pakistan will continue to stay in Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Grey List.
  • The decision was announced after the conclusion of the 4 day FATF plenary in Berlin.

About Financial Action Task Force (FATF):

  • Founded – 1989
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Membership – 39
  • President – Marcus Pleyer

Over 36 million children displaced worldwide due to conflicts in 2021: UNICEF

  • 5 million Children were displaced by conflict, violence and other crises by the end of 2021, the highest number since World War II, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • The children’s organization said that the record numbers were a “direct result of cascading crises — including acute and protracted conflicts such as in Afghanistan, fragility in countries like Congo or Yemen.

About United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF):

  • Founded – 11 December 1946
  • Headquarters – New York City, USA
  • Director General – Catherine M. Russell
  • President- Tore Hattrem
  • Membership – 192

China became the Largest Importer of Indian Broken Rice

  • China has become the largest importer or buyer of broken rice.
  • It has surpassed African countries as the leading importer of broken rice in India.
  • During the pandemic, China took the lead as the largest importer of broken rice in India.
  • 7 percent has been imported to China which is 16.34 lakh metric tonnes, and India’s total export is 212.10 Lakh metric tonnes in the year 2021-2022

About China

  • Capital – Being
  • Currency – Renminbi (Yuan)
  • President – Xi Jinping
  • India and China ‘Hand-in-Hand’ Exercise

Banking and Financial

Government declared ICICI, HDFC, NPCI’s computer resources to be ‘protected systems’

  • The government has declared computer resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI to be ‘protected systems’ under the IT Act, 2000.
  • Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), in the notification declared the IT resources of the private sector lender as critical infrastructure under Section 70 of the IT Act, 2000.
  • This implies that any harm to these resources can have an impact on national security, economy, public health or safety.
  • Further, any unauthorised person accessing these resources may be jailed for up to 10 years.

About National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) 

  • Founded – 2008
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD & CEO – Dilip Asbe
  • Chairmam – Biswamohan Mahapatra

Net direct tax collections for FY23 jumped 45% to Rs 3,39,225 crore 

  • India’s direct tax collections for the Financial Year 2022-23, as on June 2022, showed net collections at Rs 3,39,225 crore compared with Rs 2,33,651 crore in the corresponding period of the preceding year, representing an increase of 45%.
  • Net collection in the current financial year has registered a growth of 171% over the corresponding period of financial year 2020-21.

About Direct Tax

  • It is directly imposed by the government on individuals or firms.
  • The burden of this tax cannot be shift from one person to another, it means in this tax, the impact of tax and incidence of the tax both are on same person.
  • Example – Income Tax, Wealth Tax, Corporate Tax etc.

About Indirect Tax

  • This tax is levied on the manufacturing and sale of goods and services. It is always included in the price of any commodity; customers are actually paying the tax while paying the cost of that commodity.
  • The burden of this tax can be shift from one person to another, it means in this tax impact of the tax is on one person while incidence is on another person.
  • Example – GST, Sales Tax, Excise Tax, Custom Duties, and Value Added Tax etc.

Appointment and Resignation

Indian-origin architect Nairita Chakraborty named Commissioner of Historic England 

  • Indian-origin architect and design advocate Nairita Chakraborty has been appointed to the prestigious role of Commissioner of Historic England.
  • She is already a member of Historic England’s Advisory Committee and will start her new role as Commissioner from July 1 for a term of four years until June 2026.


India Divyang Cricket Team won Lifebuoy Cup 2022 T20 series against Nepal

  • Indian Divyang Cricket team lifted Lifebuoy Cup 2022 by winning a series against Nepal, being organised by Wheelchair Cricket Association Nepal at Mulpani International Cricket Stadium Kathmandu.
  • The Indian Divyang cricket team ensured their series win by winning the first and second matches. Nepal won the last match.
  • Indian cricket team captain – Sayed Shah Aziz
  • Nepal cricket team captain – Ramprakash Kharel

About Nepal

  • Capital – Kathmandu
  • Currency – Rupee
  • President – Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Prime Minister – Sher Bahadur Deuba
  • Flower – Rhododendron Arboretum
  • Bird – Himalayan Monal (danphe)
  • Animal – Cow
  • Tree – Rhododendron

England pacer Katherine Brunt announced her retirement from the Test cricket

  • 36 years old England pacer Katherine Brunt announced her retirement from Test cricket, calling time on a career that spanned 17 years.
  • Brunt made her Test debut in 2004 against New Zealand.

Indonesia Open 2022: Viktor Axelsen & Tai Tzu Ying won men’s and women’s singles title

  • World number one Viktor Axelsen won Indonesia Open for the second consecutive year after defeating China’s Zhao Jun Peng 21-9, 21-10
  • Axelsen won the match in 38 minutes. Viktor Axelsen is a Danish (Denmark) badminton player.
  • Second seed Tai Tzu Ying defeated Asian champion Wang ZhiYi of China to win her third women’s singles title at Indonesia Open 2022.
  • The 27-year-old won the match with a score line of 21-23, 21-6, 21-15 in 60 minutes.
  • Notably, this is Tai Tzu’s second consecutive title on the BWF World Tour after the Thailand Open. Tai Tzu-ying is a Taiwanese badminton player.
  • Men’s singles: Viktor Axelsen
  • Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-ying
  • Men’s doubles: Liu Yuchen & Ou Xuanyi
  • Women’s doubles: Nami Matsuyama & Chiharu Shida
  • Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong

PM Modi launched 1st-ever torch relay for Chess Olympiad at Delhi stadium

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex.
  • It is for the first time that a Chess Olympiad torch relay has been instituted.
  • It is also the first time India is hosting this competition.

Important day

20 June – World Refugee Day  

  • This day is observed annually on 20 June to raise awareness about the struggles that refugees face around the world.
  • World refugee day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
  • World Refugee Day was declared by the UN General Assembly in the Resolution 55/76 on 4th December 2000, from 2001, as an annual event it was started celebrating.
  • Theme 2022- Whoever, Whatever, Whenever. Everyone has a right to seek safety

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