25th June 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty fifth June 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Delhi Sports University, World Bank, Aarogyam healthcare enterprise mortgage, Fabindia SBI Card, S&P Projects, ninth Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable.

State News

1. India and World Bank indicators USD 32 million mortgage for Mizoram

  • The Government of India, together with the Government of Mizoram has signed a $32 million mortgage settlement with World Bank for Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project.
  • The undertaking goals to enhance the administration capability and high quality of well being companies in Mizoram, with a give attention to the good thing about under-served areas and susceptible teams.
  • The undertaking will strengthen the governance and the administration construction of the Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) and its subsidiaries, enhance the standard and protection of companies delivered by the state authorities well being techniques, and spend money on a complete Quality Assurance program which might allow high quality certification of well being amenities.
  • The Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project will profit the individuals throughout all eight districts of the state. It can even profit well being sector employees, particularly on the secondary and first ranges, by strengthening their planning and administration capability together with constructing their scientific abilities and competencies.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.
  • Chief Minister of Mizoram: Pu Zoramthanga; Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.

Banking News

2. SBI launches Aarogyam healthcare enterprise mortgage

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched the Aarogyam healthcare enterprise mortgage to offer enhanced assist to the healthcare sector amid the pandemic.
  • Under this new product, the complete healthcare ecosystem similar to hospitals, nursing houses, diagnostic centres, pathology labs, producers, suppliers, importers, logistic companies engaged in vital healthcare provide can avail of loans as much as Rs 100 crore (as per the geographic location) repayable in 10 years, the nation’s largest state-owned financial institution.
  • The Aarogyam mortgage might be availed both as a time period mortgage to assist enlargement or modernisation or as working capital amenities similar to money credit score, financial institution assure/letter of credit score.
  • In metro centres loans below Aarogyam might be availed as much as Rs 100 crore, Tier I & Urban centres as much as Rs 20 crore and in Tier II to Tier VI centres as much as Rs 10 crore.
  • The beneficiary items/borrowing Companies availing mortgage of as much as Rs 2 crore is not going to be required to supply any collateral or safety to the financial institution as this might be coated below the assure scheme of Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SBI Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • SBI Founded: 1 July 1955.

3. SBI Card companions with Fabindia to launch Fabindia SBI Card

  • SBI Card, the nation’s second-largest bank card issuer and Fabindia, a retail platform for a variety of handcrafted merchandise by the artisans of the nation, have joined arms to launch an unique co-branded contactless bank card named “Fabindia SBI Card”.
  • The card is designed with curated advantages and privileges to supply a rewarding buying expertise to its premium prospects and is available in two variants — Fabindia SBI Card SELECT and Fabindia SBI Card.
  • The introduction of the brand new Fabindia SBI Card additional bolsters our premium portfolio, reinforces our dedication to allow our prospects to embrace digital funds and contribute to the nation’s digital financial system.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SBI Card MD and CEO: Rama Mohan Rao Amara;
  • SBI Card Founded: October 1998;
  • SBI Card Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana.

Economy News

4. S&P Projects India’s Growth Forecast for FY22 to 9.5%

  • S&P Global Ratings minimize India’s FY22 progress forecast for the present fiscal to 9.5 per cent, from 11 per cent earlier, and warned of the danger to the outlook from additional waves of COVID pandemic. It additionally projected India’s progress at 7.8 per cent within the subsequent fiscal ending March 31, 2023. 
  • The company lowered the expansion outlook saying {that a} extreme second COVID-19 outbreak in April and May led to lockdowns imposed by states and a pointy contraction in financial exercise.

Defence News

5. India- USA Navy Passage Exercise in Indian Ocean Region

  • The Indian Navy and the Air Force started a two-day passage train with U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Ronald Reagan throughout its transit by way of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The train goals to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation by demonstrating the flexibility to combine and coordinate comprehensively in maritime operations.
  • The Navy’s INS Kochi and Teg, together with P-8I long-range maritime patrol plane and MiG 29K fighters, are collaborating within the train.
  • For the train, which is below the realm of duty of the Southern Air Command, the IAF forces are working from bases below 4 operational instructions and embody Jaguar and Su-30 MKI fighters, Phalcon and Netra early warning plane and IL-78 air to air refueller plane.
  • The U.S.’ CSG includes Nimitz class plane service Ronald Reagan, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey and Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh.
  • It has fielded F-18 fighters and E-2C Hawkeye early warning plane within the train being carried out south of Thiruvananthapuram on the western seaboard.

6. India efficiently take a look at fires subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay off Odisha coast

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) efficiently test-fired the subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ on June 24, 2021, from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore. This was the eighth take a look at flight of the missile. The first take a look at flight of Nirbhay was held on 12 March 2013.
  • Nirbhay is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile indigenously designed and developed by DRDO.
  • The missile might be launched from a number of platforms and is able to carrying standard and nuclear warheads.
  • Nirbhay is a two-stage missile and may interact a number of targets in a single flight.
  • The missile has a size of 6 metres, a width of 0.52 metres, a wingspan of two.7 metres and weighs about 1500 kg.
  • It has a strike vary of about 1500 km.

Summits and Conferences News

7. 9 Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable to be hosted by India

  • International Energy Forum (IEF) introduced that India has agreed to host the ninth Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9).
  • The ninth Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable might be held in 2022. Dates of this convention might be introduced later and it’ll take ahead the understandings reached within the earlier assembly in Abu Dhabi throughout 2018.
  • The determination of India to be the host of this Energy Roundtable got here after a digital assembly between IEF Secretary-General Joseph McMonigle and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
  • Chief government officers of Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum Corp, along with senior officers from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, had been additionally current on the assembly.

International Energy Forum (IEF):

  • The International Energy Forum (IEF) is the world’s largest vitality group with 71 member nations, accounting for 90 per cent of the worldwide vitality market. It holds vitality dialogue selling vitality safety, market stability, and transparency within the transition to a sustainable and inclusive future.

Science and Technology News

8. ISRO, NOAA-led multinational undertaking endorsed by UN physique

  • UN physique has endorsed a multinational undertaking referred to as “Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (CEOS COAST)”. CEOS COAST programme is co-led by ISRO and NOAA from the US.
  • This programme goals to enhance the accuracy of coastal information on the idea of satellite tv for pc and land-based observations. Its pilot tasks are uniquely able to utilizing Earth Observation applied sciences to satisfy a number of of the 17 UN-designated sustainable growth objectives for the Ocean Decade initiative.
  • NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The themes of those tasks embody catastrophe danger discount and coastal resilience amongst continental shorelines and small island nations.
  • The CEOS COAST has been working collaboratively with stakeholders in industries similar to agriculture, development, and industrial/leisure fishing to assist all types of decision-makers from dad and mom deciding which seaside to take their youngsters to, to sailors navigating the coast, to policymakers taking motion on local weather change and extra.

Awards News

9. Cochin International Airport gained honour in airport service high quality

  • Cochin International Airport (CIAL) gained Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality. This recognition is awarded to these airports which, within the opinion of passengers, persistently delivered glorious companies.
  • Cochin International Airport has persistently delivered excellence in customer support by successful a number of awards for 5 years in previous 10 years. It is one amongst six airports the world over that can obtain recognition in 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Airport Council International Headquarters location: Montreal, Canada;
  • Airport Council International Founded: 1991.

Books and Authors News

10. Ruskin Bond’s guide titled ‘It’s an exquisite Life’ launched

  • Indian British writer Ruskin Bond has authored a brand new guide titled ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is printed by Aleph Book Company.
  • The guide is written in a perceptive, uplifting, deeply shifting, and non-fictional means.  He is a recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. His First Novel was the Room on the Roof’.

Sports News

11. Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown breaks 100-meter backstroke world report

  • Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown breaks the 100-meter backstroke world report on the South Australian Aquatic Centre with a time of 57.45 seconds from the earlier mark of 57.57 seconds set by American Regan Smith in 2019.
  • Emily Seebohm completed second in 58.59 to qualify for her fourth Olympics.

Sports News

12. Day of the Seafarer: 25 June

  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates the annual Day of the Seafarer (DoS) on June 25 every year to pay respect to Seafarers and sailors who assist the complete world operate by conducting sea transport.
  • 2021 marks the eleventh anniversary of DoS. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers discovered themselves each on the entrance line of the worldwide response and topic to tough working circumstances surrounding uncertainties and difficulties round port entry, re-supply, crew changeovers, repatriation, and so on.
  • The theme of the 2021 marketing campaign is “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”.
  • The day was proposed by International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2010 to have a good time the contribution of the seafarer to the world financial system and civil society. This special occasion has been celebrated since 2011.

13. World Vitiligo Day: 25 June

  • World Vitiligo Day is noticed on June 25 to construct world consciousness about vitiligo. Vitiligo is a pores and skin dysfunction resulting in lack of color within the pores and skin creating a wide range of patterns on the pores and skin from lack of pigment.
  • Vitiligo is usually referred to as a illness as a substitute of a dysfunction and that may have a big detrimental social or psychological influence on sufferers. The first World Vitiligo Day was noticed on June 25, 2011.

Obituaries News

14. John McAfee, founding father of McAfee antivirus software program, passes away

  • British-American Software pioneer, John David McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software program, has handed away.
  • John was discovered useless in his cell in a jail close to Barcelona, the place he had been since October 2020, for evading taxes.
  • The incident occurred shortly after his extradition to the United States was licensed by Spain’s National Court, on legal prices filed in Tennessee by the Justice Department’s tax division.
  • He was accused to have intentionally did not file tax returns between 2014 and 2018, regardless of incomes hundreds of thousands from consulting work, cryptocurrencies, amongst different issues.

Miscellaneous News

15. Karnam Malleswari appointed 1st vice-chancellor of Delhi Sports University

  • The Delhi authorities appointed former Olympic medalist weightlifter Karnam Malleswari as the primary Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University. She is the primary Indian lady weightlifter to deliver dwelling an Olympic medal.
  • She created historical past on the Sydney Olympics in 2000 by lifting 110 kilograms and 130 kilograms within the ‘snatch’ and ‘clean and jerk’ classes. She has additionally been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.

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