Current Affairs 28th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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International (Current Affairs)

Bashar Al-Assad Re-Elected for 4th term as Syria’s President

Bashar Al-Assad Re-Elected for 4th term as Syria's President

  • Bashar al-Assad was re-elected as President for a fourth term in war-ravaged Syria, amid accusations that polls were “neither free nor fair”.
  • Parliamentary speaker announced, Assad got 95.1 percent of votes cast. In last multi-candidate poll of 2014, he had won 88 percent of vote.

Note: About Syria

  • Capital: Damascus
  • Currency: Syrian pound

Hong Kong woman breaks record for fastest ascent of Everest

  • Hong Kong mountaineer, Tsang Yin-hung, recorded “world’s fastest ascent of Everest by a woman” in just 26 hours.
  • Tsang climbed 8,848.86-metre mountain in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes in her third attempt. Earlier in 2017, Tsang became first Hong Kong woman to climbed the top. She broke the earlier record of Nepali women Phunjo Jhangmu Lama completed the climb in 39 hours 6 minutes.

Banking and Financial

Value and volume of banknotes in circulation increased by 16.8% and 7.2% respectively in 2020-21: RBI

  • The Reserve Bank of India on 27th May said banknotes in circulation witnessed higher than average increase during 2020-21, on account of precautionary holding of cash by people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its prolonged continuance.
  • The value and volume of banknotes in circulation increased by 16.8 per cent and 7.2 per cent, respectively, during 2020-21, as against an increase of 14.7 per cent and 6.6 per cent, respectively, witnessed during 2019-20.

Frauds reported by banks fell by 25% in value terms to Rs 1.38 lakh crore in 2020-21: RBI

  • Frauds reported by banks fell by 25% in value terms in just one year to Rs 1.38 lakh crore at the end of fiscal year ended March 2021, data released by the RBI as part of it annual report showed.
  • During the same period last year total frauds reported by lenders was at Rs 1.85 lakh crore. In number terms fraud reporting was down by 15 percent on a year basis to 7363.
  • Public sector banks contributed to more than 59 percent of the total value of frauds at Rs 81,901 crore while private sector banks contributed 33 percent at Rs 46,335 crore.

RBI Annual Report 2021

Frauds reported by banks fell by 25% in value terms to Rs 1.38 lakh crore in 2020-21: RBI

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its annual report and highlights “asset quality of banks and their preparedness requires close monitoring for higher provisioning for upcoming quarters. READ MORE………

Award

Bharat Ratna Professor Rao honoured with International ENI Award 2020

  • Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has been honoured with the International ENI Award 2020 for his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage.
  • Professor C.N.R Rao has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind. Photochemical and electrochemical production of hydrogen, hydrogen storage, non-metallic catalysis, and solar production of hydrogen were the highlights of his work.
  • The ENI Awards 2020 will be presented on October 14, 2021, in an official ceremony that will take place at Quirinal Palace in Rome. It will be attended by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

Appointment

Jagjit Pavadia elected as president of Vienna based INCB

Jagjit Pavadia elected as president of Vienna based INCB

  • Jagjit Pavadia, the former Narcotics Commissioner of India and a retired officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs), has been elected president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
  • INCB monitors the compliance of UN Member States with the three international drug control conventions and the functioning of the international drug control system.

Note: About International Narcotics Control Board

  • Headquarters: Vienna, Austria
  • Founded: 1968.

Govt. appointment of B V R Subrahmanyam as Commerce Secy from July

Govt. appointment of B V R Subrahmanyam as Commerce Secy from July

  • J&K Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam, was on 27th May posted as OSD in the Union Commerce Ministry and will succeed Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan on his retirement next month-end.
  • Subrahmanyam from J&K, three seniormost IAS officers — Pradip Kumar Tripathi, Sudhanshu Panday and Arun Kumar Mehta — are front runners for the Chief Secretary’s post here.
  • Tripathi and Panday are posted in the Centre, as Secretaries, Steel and Food and Public Distribution, respectively.

List of Secretary

  • Cabinet Secretary– Rajeev Gauba
  • Defence Secretary– Ajay Kumar
  •  Home secretary– Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  • Information and Broadcasting Secretary– Ravi Mittal
  • New foreign secretary– Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  • Finance secretary: T V Somanathan

One-year extension for RAW chief Samant Goel, IB head Arvind Kumar

One-year extension for RAW chief Samant Goel, IB head Arvind Kumar

  • Research and Analysis Wing chief Samant Kumar Goel and Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar were given a one-year extension in their services.
  • Goel, a 1984-batch IPS officer from Punjab cadre, would continue to be the Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for a period one-year beyond the presence tenure which ends on June 30 and Similarly, IB Head Arvind Kumar.

List of Chiefs and DGS

  • Army Chief– Manoj Mukund Naravane
  • Navel Chief- Karambir Singh
  • Air Chief–  Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
  • BSF- Rakesh Asthana
  • CBI Direction: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
  • CRPF- Kuldiep Singh

Defence

Aashritha V Olety is India’s 1st woman flight test engineer

Aashritha V Olety is India’s 1st woman flight test engineer

  • Squadron Leader, Aashritha V Olety is the first and only woman in the IAF qualified for the role, and as a flight test engineer, she will be responsible for evaluating aircraft and airborne systems before their induction into the armed forces.
  • Aashritha V Olety, a native of Karnataka, has graduated as part of the 43rd Flight Test Course.

List of India’s First Woman

  • First woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale- Shivangi Singh
  • First Female Flight Commander-Shalija Dhami
  • First Woman Flight Engineer of Indian Air Force-Hina Jaiswal
  • First Indian Woman Who Flew a Fighter aircraft Solo-Avani Chaturvedi
  • First Woman Fighter Pilot to Undertake Missions by day on Hawk-Mohana Singh

Important Day

28 May: World Hunger Day

  • World Hunger Day is observed globally on 28 May every year. The objective of this day is to raise awareness about more than 820 million people living in chronic hunger worldwide.
  • World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project, first started in the year 2011. This year marks the 11th annual WHD to look at hunger as a whole.
  • Theme 2021: Access Ends Hunger

28 May: International Day of Action for Women’s Health

  • The International Day of Action for Women’s Health (International Women’s Health Day) is observed every year on May 28 since 1987 to raise awareness on the issues related to women’s health and well being.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) launched the day.

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