Current Affairs 25th and 26th June 2022 Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 25th and 26th June 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Jammu & Kashmir to host G-20 meetings in 2023

  • Jammu and Kashmir will host the 2023 meetings of the G20, an influential group of the world’s major economies.
  • The J&K government has also setup a five member high-level committee for the coordination of G20 meetings to be held in the UT.
  • Commerce and industry Minister Piyush Goyal was appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 in September 2021. India will take the G20 presidency from Dec 1, 2022.

About G20 Group

  • The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
  • G20 member nations are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK, USA, and the European Union.
  • G20 brings together 19 of the world’ leading economies and the European Union, with its members accounting for more than 80 per cent of global GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and 60 per cent of the global population.
  • Founded – 26 September 1999
  • Founder – G7 countries
  • Chairman- Joko Widodo (President of Indonesia)

Upcoming G20 meetings

  • G20 2022 – Indonesia
  • G20 2023 – India
  • G20 2024 – Brazil
  • G20 2025 – South Africa

Gujarat CM launched 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’

  • Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel has launched the 17th Shala Praveshotsav’.
  • Objective – To increase the enrollment of students in primary schools in the state of Gujarat.
  • The three-day enrollment drive begins from Memadpur primary school in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district.
  • This drive helps to reduce the dropout rate of students. The dropout rate has been reduced to just 3.07 percent from 37.22 percent in 2002.

About Gujarat

  • Capital – Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister – Bhupendra Patel
  • Governor – Acharya Devvrat
  • Gujarat Day – 1 May

Supreme Court-appointed CoA formed Advisory Panel; chaired by Ranjit Bajaj

Supreme Court-appointed CoA formed Advisory Panel; chaired by Ranjit Bajaj

  • Ranjit Bajaj has been named Chairman of an advisory committee to assist the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
  • CoA runs day-to-day affairs of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
  • The 12 member advisory committee was appointed by CoA to oversee the day-to-day matters of various departments of AIFF.

List of Latest Committee and Headed by

  • SEBI constituted Advisory Committee for ESG-related matters: Navneet Munot
  • RBI constituted committee to review customer service standards at banks, NBFCs: B.P. Kanungo
  • SC appointed 3-member committee to manage functioning of All India Football Federation: AR Dave
  • Uttarakhand formed panel to implement Uniform Civil Code: Ranjana Desai
  • SEBI restructured its Mutual Funds Advisory Committee: Usha Thorat

Banking and Financial

Liberty General Insurance partnered with Peerless Financial Product to enable the distribution of Liberty’s retail and Commercial line of products

  • Liberty General Insurance has signed an agreement with Peerless Financial Product Distribution Limited (PFPDL) to enable the distribution of Liberty’s retail and Commercial line of products.
  • The product distribution across the country will be done through the 42 branches of Peerless.
  • Liberty is working closely with PFPDL to provide training and operational expertise.

About Liberty General Insurance

  • Founded- 2013
  • Headquarters- Mumbai
  • CEO- Roopam Asthana

ICICI Bank launched a digital platform ’Campus Power’ for the student ecosystem

  • ICICI Bank launched a digital platform ‘Campus Power’, first-of-its-kind to address the needs of the students aspiring to pursue higher education in India and abroad. The platform caters to the varied needs of the entire student ecosystem comprising students, parents, and institutes.
  • The first branch has been set up at IIT Kanpur and seven more will be added to the campuses of top institutes across India.

About Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank

  • Founded – 1994
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD & CEO – Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Tagline – Hum Hai Na Khayal Apka

World Bank approved Uttrakhand’s Rs 1000 crore project to boost rain-fed agriculture

World Bank approved Uttrakhand’s Rs 1000 crore project to boost rain-fed agriculture

  • Rain-fed agriculture in the steep areas of Uttrakhand has been approved by the World Bank. The project will cost Rs 1000 crore.
  • Objective – Lower the greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The watershed department will carry out the Uttrakhand climate Responsive rain-fed Farming Project. It will also encourage environment friendly agricultural practices.

Recent Funding approved by WB

  • USD 162 million for the RIGHTS project in Tamil Nadu
  • USD 150 million funding to support the recovery of India’s fisheries sector
  • USD 250 million funding to GOAL; an education project in Gujarat
  • USD 245 million funding to support India’s Rail Logistics project

Appointment and Resignation

Parameswaran Iyer appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog

Parameswaran Iyer appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog

  • Former Drinking and water Sanitation Secretary Parameswaren Iyer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog for 2 years.
  • He will succeed Amitabh Kant.

About National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)

  • Founded – 1 January 2015
  • Preceding – Planning Commission ( 15 March 1950)
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairperson – Narendra Modi
  • Vice Chairperson – Suman K Bery
  • NITI Aayog comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

P Udayakumar appointed as CMD of NSIC

  • P Udayakumar has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC).
  • NSIC is a government enterprise under the Ministry of MSME.
  • He will also be the chairman of NSIC Venture Capital Fund Limited.

Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as new Director of Intelligence Bureau

Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as new Director of Intelligence Bureau

  • The Central Government appointed senior IPS officer Tapan Lumar Deka as Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB).
  • He will succeed incumbent Intelligence Buraeu Director Arvind Kumar.
  • Deka is currently head of the Operations Desk of the IB.

List of Chiefs and DGS

  • BSF- Pankaj Kumar Singh
  • BCAS: Zulfiquar Hasan
  • CBI (Director)– Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
  • CRPF- Kuldiep Singh
  • SSB: S L Thaosen
  • ICG: VS Pathania

Dinkar Gupta appointed as new Director General of NIA

  • Dinkar Gupta, former chief of Punjab Police, has been appointed as Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
  • Director General of CRPF Kuldiep Singh was given additional charge of the NIA in May last year after the retirement of Y C Modi.
  • The NIA is the primary counter-terrorist task force of India.

Recent Appointment

  • Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog – Suman K Bery
  • Chairman of UPSC – Manoj Soni
  • CMD Of NSIC – P Udayakumar
  • Chairman of an Advisory Panel formed by CoA – Ranjit Bajaj
  • Director of Intelligence Bureau – Tapan Kumar Deka

RBI appointed VN Chalasani on advisory panel of Seri group

  • RBI appointed Venkat Nageswar Chalasani as a member of Seri Infrastructure Finance (SIFL) and Seri Equipment Finance (SEFL). He was roped in after R Subramaniakumar resigned from the advisory committee.
  • He is from Deputy MD of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Samant Kumar Goel re-appointed as Chief of R&AW

  • Government extended the tenure of current Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief Samant Kumar Goel for another one year, till June 2023. Goel is a 1984-batch IPS Officer of the Punjab Cadre.
  • The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) is the foreign intelligence agency of India.

Anil Khanna appointed as the acting President of IOA

  • The Delhi high court appointed, Anil Khanna as the acting president of the Indian Olympic Association.
  • He will replace Narinder Batra.

Awards

Odisha, ‘Mo Bus’ Service received the prestigious UN Public Service Award

Odisha, ‘Mo Bus’ Service received the prestigious UN Public Service Award

  • Mo Bus, Odisha-based public transport service has been honored with a prestigious United Nations award, for their role and efforts in helping the world recover better from Covid19.
  • Objective – Transformation of the urban public transport.
  • Among the other winners of this year’s awards, were public service initiatives from Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Ireland, Panama, Philippines.
  • Mo Bus service launched in November 6, 2018 and Bus fare Rs 5-55 (Non AC), Rs 5-70 (AC).

About Odisha

  • Capital- Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor- Ganeshi Lal

Science

Scientists discovered the world’s largest bacterium “Thiomargarita Magnifica”

  • Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium which can be seen with the nacked eye. It is approximately the size of a human eyelash.
  • The first example of this bacterium, named Thiomargarita Magnifica, was found clinging to sunken mangrove leaves in the archipelago of Guadeloupe in 2009.

C-DOT signed an agreement with Galore Network for 5G Radio Access network Products & Solutions

  • Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has signed an agreement with Galore Network for the collaborative development of end-to-end 5G Radio Access Network products & solutions. C-DOT is an Indian Government owned telecommunications technology development center.
  • This agreement will help in the manufacturing of the indigenous design, development and manufacturing of 5G products & solutions.

Defence

IAF conducted its first Capstone Seminar in Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi

  • The Indian Air Force conducted the first Warfare & Aerospace Strategy Program (WASP) culminating with a Capstone Seminar at Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • The Seminar was conducted under the aegis of the College of Air Warfare & Centre for Air Power Studies. This seminar aims to showcase the learning objectives of WSAP.

Important day

24 June – International Day of Women in Diplomacy 

  • The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to designate June 24 as the International Day of Women in Diplomacy.
  • Objective- Recognises the trivialisation of women diplomats and their contributions.

25 June – International Day of Seafarer

  • International Day of Seafarer is celebrated every year on June 25.
  • Objective – To the invaluable contribution of seafarer to the worldwide commerce and economic system.
  • Theme 2022- Your voyage – then and now, share your journey

26 June – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

  • The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is conducted by the United Nations on 26 June annually.
  • Objective – To spread awareness about the dangers of drug abuse not just to adults but also to children, who are the most vulnerable.
  • Theme 2022 –Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises

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