Current Affairs 26th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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National (Current Affairs)

Mohali international hockey stadium renamed after Balbir Singh Senior

  • The Punjab Government finally announced to rename the Mohali International Hockey Stadium, after triple Olympian and Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr.
  • The stadium will now be known as Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium.

Note: List of Some Important Renamed Place

  • Gwalior-Chambal Expressway -Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway
  • Manduadih Station: ‘Banaras’ Station
  • Hubli Railway Station: Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station
  • Naugarh Railway Station: Siddharthnagar railway station
  • Airport in Ayodhya : Maryada Purshottam Shriram Airport.
  • Gorewada International Zoo: Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park

International (Current Affairs)

Guillermo Lasso: Ecuador’s first right-wing President

Guillermo Lasso: Ecuador’s first right-wing President

  • Guillermo Lasso, a conservative, assumed presidency of Ecuador on May 24, 2021 and has become first right-wing leader in 14 years in Ecuador.
  • Guillermo Alberto is a banker, businessman, writer and politician who recently became 47th president of Ecuador. He is the first center-right president in two decades.

Note: About Ecuador

  • Capital: Quito
  • Currency: United States Dollar

Banking & Financial

India’s GDP to contract by less-than-expected 7.3% in FY21: SBI

India's GDP to contract by less-than-expected 7.3% in FY21: SBI

  • India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to expand by 1.3 per cent in January-March quarter of financial year 2020-21, thereby leading to a less-than-expected 7.3 per cent contraction during FY21, according to SBI, which had earlier projected the full year contraction to be 7.4 per cent.
  • The Central Statistics Office (CSO) had projected 8 per cent GDP contraction in FY21.

Note: India GDP projected F22 (2021-2022)

  • UBS-10%
  • Fitch-9.5%
  • UN-7.5%
  • SBI-10.4%
  • IMF-12.5%
  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra)- 10.1%
  • S&P Global Ratings-11%

NPCI partners PayCore to help merchants accept contactless payments

NPCI partners PayCore to help merchants accept contactless payments

  • The National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) has partnered with Turkey’s global payment solutions company PayCore as one of the certified partners for RuPay SoftPOS to drive cashless payments across the country.
  • RuPay SoftPOS enables merchants to accept payments securely from contactless cards, mobile wallets, and wearables just with their mobile phones.
  • About SoftPOS Solution: NPCI has authorized the SoftPOS solution developed by PayCore for RuPay. This solution can be integrated into bank or aggregator acquiring systems to enable acquiring of RuPay using mobile phones enabled with NFC capability or add-ons.

National Payments Corporation of India

  • MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai.
  •  Founded: 2008

Appointment

Prashant Kumar Mishra Appointed As Chief Justice Of Chhattisgarh High Court

Prashant Kumar Mishra Appointed As Chief Justice Of Chhattisgarh High Court

  • Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra will take charge as the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court from June 1. Justice Mishra, the senior-most Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, will perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice.
  • “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India”.

Note: List of Some Chief Justice of HC

  • S. Muralidhar– Orissa
  • HimaKohli– Telangana
  • Sanjib Banerjee– Madras
  • Pankaj Mithal- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
  • Raghvendra Singh Chauhan– Uttarakhand.
  • Mohammad Rafiq-Madhya Pradesh.
  • Arup Kumar Goswami-Andhra Pradesh

CISF chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed CBI director for two years

CISF chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed CBI director for two years

  • Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was on 25th May appointed as the new CBI chief for two years.
  • A 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Maharashtra cadre, Jaiswal is currently the director general of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

List of Chiefs and DGS

  • IB- Arvind Kumar
  • BSF- Rakesh Asthana
  • CRPF- Kuldiep Singh
  • NSG– M. A. Ganapathy
  • NDRF- SN Pradhan
  • RAW- Samant Goel

Sport

Casper Ruud won Men’s Singles title at Geneva Open tennis

  • Norway’s Casper Ruud has won the ATP Geneva Open final with a 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 victory over Denis Shapovalov.
  • Victory in Geneva means the Norwegian world number 21 is going to be among the top 16 seeds in Paris.

Obituary

Freedom fighter Doreswamy passes away

  • Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, who recently recovered from Covid-19, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Bengaluru.
  • Born in Bengaluru on April 10, 1918, Harohalli Srinivasaiah Doreswamy, is known for his participation in the Quit India movement and Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan movement. He was also a familiar figure in civil society movements in Karnataka as he had campaigned to revive lakes in Bengaluru.

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