19th June 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of nineteenth June 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: National Reading Day, Familial Forestry, IndusEasy Credit, Milkha Singh, PMC Bank.

National News

1. PM Modi launches crash course to coach one lakh ‘Covid warriors’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a crash course to coach greater than one lakh “Covid warriors” as he known as on the nation to be ready for challenges the coronavirus pandemic could pose sooner or later.
  • The programme will probably be to be carried out from 111 coaching centres unfold throughout 26 states. Amid all these efforts, expert manpower is important. For this and to assist the present power of coronavirus warriors, one lakh youths are being skilled.
  • This coaching needs to be over in 2-3 months. The coaching will probably be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised job roles — Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support. This will embrace contemporary skilling in addition to upskilling of those that have some coaching in the sort of work.

Appointments News

2. ReNew Power CMD Sumant Sinha recognised as SDG Pioneers by UNGC

  • United Nations Global Compact has recognised Sumant Sinha, Chairman & MD of ReNew Power, as one of many ten SDG Pioneers 2021, for his work to advance entry to scrub and inexpensive vitality.
  • SDG Pioneers are enterprise leaders chosen by the UN Global Compact for doing an distinctive job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • This honour is available in recognition of Sumant ‘s work to advance access to clean and affordable energy (SDG 7). As the leader of India’s main renewable vitality firm, ReNew Power, Sumant has set an instance by constructing the core enterprise of ReNew Power across the targets of SDG 7.

Banking News

3. IndusInd Bank launches a digital lending platform “IndusEasy Credit”

  • IndusInd Bank introduced the launch of ‘IndusEasy Credit’, a complete digital lending platform that permits prospects to fulfill their monetary necessities from the consolation of their properties.
  • With this, each present, in addition to non-IndusInd Bank buyer, can immediately avail of private loans or bank cards on a single platform in a totally paperless and digital method.
  • A primary of its type proposition, ‘IndusEasyCredit’ gives a completely digital finish to finish course of that leverages the ability of India’s public digital infrastructure – ‘Indiastack’ to supply private loans and bank cards in a paperless, presence much less and cashless method.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • IndusInd Bank CEO: Sumant Kathpalia;
  • IndusInd Bank Headquarters: Pune;
  • IndusInd Bank Founder: S. P. Hinduja;
  • IndusInd Bank Founded: April 1994, Mumbai.

4. Centrum will get RBI’s in-principle nod to take over PMC Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given “in-principle” approval to Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) to arrange a small finance financial institution (SFB), which is able to take over the beleaguered Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank). It will get 120 days to start operations.
  • The amalgamation with PMC Bank is a separate course of that may contain notification of the scheme by the federal government.
  • The first 12 months the companions would put in Rs 900 crore, which will probably be used for beginning the enterprise and buying PMC Bank. The second spherical of fairness funding of Rs 900 crore will occur within the following 12 months.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • The Administrator Of PMC Bank: AK Dixit.
  • PMC Bank Founded: 1984.
  • PMC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Schemes News

5. Delhi CM Launches ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ Campaign

  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ marketing campaign, with the intention to vaccinate all folks above 45 years towards COVID-19 in Delhi inside the subsequent 4 weeks.
  • There are round 57 lakhs folks above 45 years in Delhi. Among them, 27 lakhs have been administered the primary dose. The relaxation 30 lakh folks nonetheless stay to be vaccinated with the primary dose.
  • The sales space stage officers (BLO) are being skilled for this function. The BLOs will attain each dwelling and enquire about folks above 45 years.
  • These officers will inform in regards to the slots for vaccination on the nearest sales space. If an individual refuses to go to the vaccination centres, the BLOs will request him and attempt to persuade him on this regard.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

Ranks and Reports News

6. India maintains forty third rank on IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2021

  • India maintained forty third rank on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) that examined the influence of COVID-19 on economies around the globe this 12 months.
  • The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking ranks 64 economies and assesses the extent to which a rustic promotes the prosperity of its folks by measuring financial well-being by way of arduous knowledge and survey responses from executives.


  • Rank 1: Switzerland
  • Rank 2: Sweden
  • Rank 3: Denmark

Awards News

7. Environmental Organisation ‘Familial Forestry’ wins prestigious UN Award

  • The 2021 Land for Life Award has been gained by Familial Forestry of Rajasthan, a novel idea that relates a tree with a household, making it a inexperienced “family member.”
  • The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organises the Land for Life Award each two years to acknowledge excellence and innovation in efforts in direction of land in steadiness. The theme for the 2021 Award is “Healthy Land, Healthy Lives”.
  • The Land for Life Award was launched on the UNCCD COP (Conference of Parties) 10 in 2011. and is taken into account because the world’s highest reward relating to land conservation and restoration.
  • Familial Forestry is an setting conservation idea by climate-activist Shyam Sunder Jyani, an Associate Professor for Sociology in Rajasthan, who has been campaigning for Familial Forestry for over 15 years.

8. LTI Awarded Snowflake Global Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a worldwide expertise consulting and digital options firm has been acknowledged because the Global Innovation Partner of the Year by Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company.
  • LTI acquired this prestigious recognition throughout Snowflake Virtual Partner Summit.
  • The award represents a key milestone for the strategic partnership between LTI and Snowflake and can strengthen collaboration between the businesses to empower enterprises with progressive options and companies.

Sports information

9. Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien Announces Retirement From ODIs

  • Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has introduced his retirement from one-day internationals. The 37-year-old Dubliner, who stays accessible for Test and T20 cricket, gained 153 caps within the 50-over format, scoring over 3,000 runs and taking a nationwide report 114 wickets within the format together with his energetic medium tempo.
  • But he’s greatest recognized for a blistering World Cup hundred that noticed Ireland beat England by three wickets in Bangalore through the 2011 version.
  • His 50-ball hundred stays the quickest in World Cup historical past, with O’Brien hammering an England assault that featured James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Important Days 

10. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is noticed globally on nineteenth June yearly.
  • The day goals to boost consciousness of the necessity to put an finish to conflict-related sexual violence, honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the globe and pay tribute to all those that have courageously devoted their lives to and misplaced their lives in standing up for the eradication of those crimes.
  • On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) introduced 19 June of constantly the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
  • The date was picked to acknowledge the choice on 19 June 2008 of Security Council objectives 1820 (2008), throughout which the Council censured sexual savagery as a method of warfare and a hindrance to peacebuilding. 2021 marks the seventh 12 months of celebration of the day.

11. National Reading Day: 19 June

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) celebrates National Reading Day yearly on 19 June. The Day is widely known to honour the daddy of the ‘Library Movement in Kerala’, the late P.N. Panicker, whose demise anniversary falls on June 19.
  • In 2021, twenty sixth National Reading Day is being celebrated. The week following June 19 will probably be noticed as Reading Week and your complete month until July 18 will probably be noticed as Reading Month.
  • The first Reading Day celebration was held in 1996. On June 19, 2017, Prime Minister launched the twenty second National Reading Month Celebrations and known as for unity to unfold the message of ‘Read and Grow’ amongst all of the residents of the nation by 2022.

Obituaries News

12. Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passes away

  • Legendary Indian sprinter, Milkha Singh has handed away on account of coronavirus illness (Covid-19), on the age of 91. A former military man, Milkha Singh gained a number of laurels for the nation in monitor and discipline occasions throughout the globe.
  • Singh gained 4 gold medals for India within the Asian Games, successful the 200 metre and 400-metre races within the 1958 Tokyo Asiad. He adopted it up with gold medals within the 400 metre and 4×400 metre relay races within the 1962 Jakarta Asiad.
  • He was unfortunate to have missed out on an Olympic medal as he completed an in depth fourth within the 400 metres remaining on the 1960 Rome Olympics.

13. Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda passes away

  • Zambian politician Kenneth Kaunda, who served as the primary President of Zambia, has handed away.
  • Mr Kaunda served as the primary President of impartial Zambia for 27 years from 1964 to 1991. Zambia gained independence from Britain in October 1964.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Zambia Capital: Lusaka; Currency: Zambian kwacha.

14. Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed, who first translated Quran into Gojri language, passes away

  • Renowned Jammu-based Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed, who first translated Quran into Gojri language, has handed away in a Jammu. The scholar had additionally authored a number of booklets together with ‘Siraj-um-Muneera’, ‘Ahkam-e-Mayyat’ and ‘Namaz Kae Masayil Quran-o-Hadees Ki Roshni Mei’.
  • Gurjari – also called Gujari, Gujri, Gojari, or Gojri – is a wide range of Indo-Aryan spoken by the Gurjars and different tribes of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The language is especially spoken in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi and different components of India.

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