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10th June 2021 Current Affairs

 


GK Update of tenth June 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: QS World University Rankings, El Salvador, CORPAT, Cricuru, RBI Deputy Governor, PEN Pinter prize 2021.

International News

  1. El Salvador turns into first nation to undertake bitcoin as authorized tender

  • El Salvador has turn into the primary nation on the planet to grant authorized tender standing to bitcoin. The use of bitcoin as authorized tender will turn into legislation in 90 days.
  • El Salvador’s financial system closely depends on remittances and so those that are working overseas can ship a reimbursement house in bitcoins.
  • The use of bitcoin shall be completely elective. It will carry monetary inclusion, funding, tourism, innovation and financial growth to the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • El Salvador Capital: San Salvador; Currency: United States Dollar;
  • President of El Salvador: Nayib Bukele.

State News

2. Assam will get its seventh nationwide park with Dehing Patkai

  • The Assam Government has determined in its current cupboard assembly to declare Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary because the seventh National Park of the state.
  • The latest nationwide park, popularly often known as Dehing Patkai Rain Forest, has distinctive floral and faunal variety, which was acknowledged by the state authorities in 2004 when 111.19 sq. kilometres of the world was notified as Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The space is house to hoolock gibbon, elephant, gradual loris, tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, golden cat, fishing cat, marble cat, sambar, hog deer, sloth bear, and a number of other hen species together with the endangered state hen, the white-winged wooden duck.
  • The state now has the second-highest variety of nationwide parks within the nation. Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands have 9 nationwide parks every.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi;
  • Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Appointments News

3. Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India

  • Facebook has named Spoorthi Priya as its grievance officer for India, the corporate mentioned on its web site. This transfer comes shut on the heels of the brand new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, coming into drive final month.
  • According to the brand new authorities pointers, social media firms with over 50 lakh customers must appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and a chief compliance officer. All three personnel must be residents of India.
  • Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp appointed Paresh B Lal because the grievance officer a couple of days in the past.
  • WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google had shared data on their compliance officer, resident grievance officer and nodal contact particular person with the federal government on May 29. Two days after the brand new IT guidelines kicked into motion.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Facebook Headquarters: California, US.

4. RBI approves re-appointment of GC Chaturvedi as part-time Chairman of ICICI Bank

  • Private lender, ICICI Bank, has acquired RBI’s approval for the re-appointment of Girish Chandra Chaturvedi because the part-time Chairman of the Bank.
  • He would be the part-time chairman of ICICI Bank for a 3-years tenure beginning July 01, 2021, on extant phrases and circumstances.
  • Last 12 months, the financial institution’s shareholders permitted the re-appointment of Chaturvedi as non-executive (part-time) Chairman of the Bank efficient from July 1, 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.

5. Centre extends LIC Chairman M R Kumar’s time period until March 2022

  • The appointments committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has permitted the extension of the tenure of MR Kumar because the Chairman of state-owned insurance coverage firm Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • Now underneath the prolonged time period, Mr Kumar will serve on the submit until March 13, 2022. Earlier his time period as LIC chairman was supposed to finish on June 30, 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • LIC Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • LIC Founded: 1 September 1956.

6. Mahesh Kumar Jain will get two-year extension as RBI Deputy Governor

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has permitted the re-appointment of Mahesh Kumar Jain because the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for 2 extra years with impact from June 22, 2021.
  • The three-year time period of MK Jain as RBI Deputy Governor was to finish on June 21, 2021. Currently, Michael Patra, M Rajeshwar Rao and Rabi Sankar are the opposite three serving RBI Deputy Governors.

Defence News

7. Indo-Thai CORPAT Begins in Andaman Sea

  • The thirty first version of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) kicked off on June 09, 2021, within the Andaman Sea.
  • The three-day coordinated patrol between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being carried out from 09 to 11 June 2021.
  • From the Indian aspect, an indigenously constructed Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, is taking part and from Thailand Navy, HTMS Krabi is taking part in CORPAT, together with Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from each navies.
  • The CORPAT train is being carried out between the 2 navies bi-annually since 2005, alongside their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
  • CORPAT builds up understanding and interoperability between navies and develops measures to forestall and suppress illegal actions like Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed theft and piracy.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Thailand Capital: Bangkok;
  • Thailand Currency: Thai baht.

Ranks and Reports News

8. QS World University Rankings 2022 launched

  • The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has launched the QS World University Rankings 2022 which compares and ranks Universities from throughout the globe on varied parameters.
  • Eight Indian universities have discovered a spot among the many finest 400 world universities within the QS World University Rankings 2022, launched on June 09, 2021.
  • However, solely three Universities particularly the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi, and IISc Bangalore characteristic among the many high 200.

Top Indian University

  • IIT-Bombay is ranked as the very best University in India with a rank of 177. It is adopted by IIT-Delhi (185) and IISc (I86).
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has additionally been adjudged as “world’s high analysis college, reaching an ideal rating of 100/100 for Citations Per Faculty (CPF) indicator, which measures analysis affect.
  • This is the primary time that any Indian institute has scored an ideal 100 in analysis or another parameter.

Top University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the rating for the tenth years in a row.
  • MIT is adopted by the University of Oxford within the second place. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge shared the third spot.

Awards News

9. Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter prize 2021

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author who was arrested final 12 months in Harare whereas protesting in opposition to corruption, has been awarded the PEN Pinter prize, praised for her “ability to capture and communicate vital truths even amidst times of upheaval”.
  • Dangarembga was additionally shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her work, This Mournable Body. 
  • Established in 2009, PEN Pinter prize is given in reminiscence of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. 
  • The annual award is given to an writer who, the web site specifies, should have “a significant body of plays, poetry, essays, or fiction of outstanding literary merit, written in English.”

Sports News

10. Sunil Chhetri surpasses Argentina’s Lionel Messi

  • Sunil Chhetri surpasses Argentina’s Lionel Messi and he has turn into the second-highest energetic worldwide goal-scorer with 74 strikes.
  • He made this document in a joint preliminary qualifying spherical match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup. He is at present behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (103) within the energetic worldwide goal-scorer listing.
  • Chhetri additionally helped India register its rst win in six years in World Cup qualiers. Chhetri is only a aim away from getting into world soccer’s all-time top-10. Sunil Chhetri is an Indian skilled footballer. He is popularly often known as Captain Fantastic.

11. Chris Broad to be match referee for World Test Championship remaining

  • ICC Elite Panel match referee, Chris Broad will oversee the World Test Championship (WTC) remaining between India and New Zealand, scheduled to start on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced the officers for the match. ICC Elite Panel’s Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough would be the on-field umpires.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

12. Sehwag launches cricket teaching web site ‘Cricuru’

  • Indian star cricketer Virender Sehwag has launched an experiential studying portal for Cricket teaching named CRICURU.
  • CRICURU is India’s first AI-enabled teaching web site, to supply a personalised studying expertise for the youthful gamers. The web site may be accessed at www.cricuru.com
  • The curriculum for every participant has been developed personally by Virender Sehwag together with former Indian Player and Batting Coach of the Indian Cricket workforce Sanjay Bangar (2015-19).
  • Young gamers will have the ability to study to play cricket by way of grasp lessons by 30 player-coaches from throughout the globe like AB de Villiers, Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Jonty Rhodes, who will share their expertise and studying with customers.

13. BharatPe turns into ICC’s official associate until 2023

  • Lending and digital funds startup, BharatPe has introduced that it has inked a three-year-long deal to turn into an official associate with International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • As per the settlement, BharatPe will promote the affiliation throughout broadcast and digital platforms, in addition to execute in-venue model activations in any respect the ICC occasions till 2023.
  • The key tournaments embody the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (Southampton, UK 2021), Men’s T20 World Cup (India, 2021), Men’s T20 World Cup (Australia, 2022), Women’s World Cup (New Zealand, 2022), U19 Cricket World Cup (West Indies, 2022), Women’s T20 World Cup (South Africa, 2022), Men’s Cricket World Cup (India, 2023) and World Test Championship (2023).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of BharatPe: Ashneer Grover;
  • Headoffice of BharatPe: New Delhi;
  • BharatPe Founded: 2018.
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