27th & 28th June 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty seventh and twenty eighth June 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Dutee Chand, Styrian Grand Prix, Cristiano Ronaldo, Amazon’s AWS, Mongolia, Jharkhand State Cricket Association, Resilient Kerala Program.

State News

1. World Bank Approves USD125 million monetary help for Kerala

  • The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has authorized a $125 million help for the ‘Resilient Kerala Program’ to assist the state in preparedness in opposition to pure disasters, local weather change impacts, illness outbreaks, and pandemics.
  • The $125 million mortgage from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has a closing maturity of 14 years together with a grace interval of six years.
  • The heavy monsoons of 2018 have been the worst Kerala had seen in practically a century, triggering devastating floods and landslides. It impacted greater than 5 million folks, primarily within the Pamba River Basin.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala CM: Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.
  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

2. Goa turns into first state to go rabies free

  • Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant introduced that Goa has develop into the primary state within the nation to be Rabies free.
  • CM knowledgeable that not a single case of rabies had been discovered within the state because the final three years. The workforce of mission rabies had been very successfully doing its job and had been additionally conducting vaccination for canines.
  • As per info, no rabies instances have been reported within the state in 2018. The progress got here on the heels of Mission Rabies, a statewide drive in place since 2014 which noticed nearly one lakh canines given the anti-rabies vaccine yearly, and an consciousness marketing campaign that educated 5.2 lakh faculty kids and 23,000 academics concerning the virus.
  • This included 50,316 vaccinations administered and 78,437 college students reached till August thirty first this yr alone.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Goa Capital: Panaji.
  • Governor of Goa: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Chief Minister of Goa: Pramod Sawant.

Appointments News

3. Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel appointed as appearing CVC

  • The incumbent Vigilance Commissioner, Suresh N Patel has been appointed because the appearing Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India within the Central Vigilance Commission with impact.
  • He has been appointed rather than Sanjay Kothari, who accomplished his time period on June 23, 2021. He will stay on the put up till the appointment of the brand new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
  • The Central Vigilance Commission is headed by the CVC and may have a most of two vigilance commissioners. Currently, Mr Patel is the one VC within the fee. The Personnel Ministry has invited purposes for the posts of CVC and a vigilance commissioner.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Central Vigilance Commission Formed: February 1964;
  • Central Vigilance Commission Headquarters: New Delhi.

Agreements News

4. Paisabazaar, SBM financial institution announce to launch Step Up bank card

  • Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest lending market & Credit Score platform and SBM Bank India, the youngest common Bank introduced the launch of “Step Up Credit Card” – a credit-builder product designed for shoppers with restricted entry to formal credit score, attributable to ineligible credit score rating. It is the primary product to be launched below Paisabazaar’s neo-lending technique.
  • The Step Up Credit Card, in-built partnership with SBM Bank India, is the primary product to be launched below Paisabazaar’s neo-lending technique.
  • A secured card offered in opposition to a hard and fast deposit (with SBM Bank India), Step Up Card helps shoppers with broken credit score or these with no credit score historical past to steadily construct their Credit Score.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Paisabazaar Founded: 15 December 2011;
  • Paisabazaar Founders: Naveen Kukreja, Yashish Dahiya.

5. JSCA, SAIL-BSL inks MoU for International Cricket Stadium in Bokaro

  • The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAIL Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), for the development of an International Cricket Stadium in Bokaro metropolis.
  • Once the stadium is prepared, Bokaro will develop into the third metropolis in Jharkhand to have an International Cricket Stadium after Jamshedpur and Ranchi.
  • The MoU is a lease settlement below which Bokaro Steel Plant will switch 20.17 acres of its land to JSCA for 33 years, for the development of a global cricket stadium within the Balidih space of Bokaro.
  • The proposed stadium may even be the primary stadium to be constructed in SAIL township.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren; Governor: Shrimati Droupadi Murmu.

Defence News

6. DRDO Successfully Test Fires Enhanced Pinaka Rocket Off Odisha Coast

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) efficiently test-fired an extended-range model of the indigenously developed Pinaka rocket. The rockets have been launched from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  • The enhanced vary model of the Pinaka Rocket System can destroy targets at distances as much as 45 km. 25 Enhanced Pinaka Rockets have been launched in fast succession in opposition to totally different vary targets.
  • The Pinaka Rocket system has been developed collectively by Pune based mostly Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) with manufacturing help from M/s Economic Explosives Limited, Nagpur.

Awards News

7. French non-fiction writer Emmanuel Carrere wins prime Spanish award

  • French writer Emmanuel Carrere, fashionable for his non-fiction books in a excessive literary vein, has been granted this yr’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award.
  • The 50000-euro award is among the 8 prestigious prizes by the muse named after the inheritor to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor. The 8 prizes cowl totally different disciplines-arts, social sciences, sports activities and so on.

8. RK Sabharwal will get highest civilian award of Mongolia

  • Engineers India Limited (EIL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), RK Sabharwal has been honoured with the very best civilian award of Mongolia ‘The Order of Polar Star by his excellency.
  • The President of Mongolia recognises the excellent contribution made by him in the direction of the institution of the first-ever oil refinery in Mongolia. On behalf of the federal government of Mongolia, this award was offered by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Mongolia to India, Gonching Ganbold, at a ceremony organised on the Embassy of Mongolia.
  • The ‘Order of Polar Star’ is essentially the most fascinating and prestigious state award bestowed by the President of Mongolia which is extremely invaluable and distinguished and recognises people who’ve made a useful contribution with their excellent arduous work, intelligence and sincerity to the prosperity of Mongolia and its friendship with different nations, as effectively for excellent contributions within the fields of arts, tradition, science and humanity.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Mongolia Capital: Ulaanbaatar;
  • Mongolia Currency: Mongolian Togrog;
  • Mongolia President: Ukhnaa Khurelsukh.

Business News

9. Amazon’s AWS Acquires Encrypted Messaging App Wickr

  • Amazon has acquired an American immediate messaging app ‘Wickr’ to supply safe communications for companies, authorities companies, and people, who’re transferring to hybrid work environments, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It have to be famous that Wickr provides essentially the most safe, end-to-end encrypted, communication know-how, with superior safety features, that aren’t out there with conventional communications providers throughout messaging, voice and video calling, file sharing, and collaboration.
  • Wickr app has been acquired by Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS), for an undisclosed quantity.
  • Wickr is an encrypted messaging providers, based in 2012, and primarily utilized by authorities companies within the United States.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Amazon CEO: Jeff Bezos (May 1996–5 Jul 2021);
  • Amazon Founded: 5 July 1994.

Economy News

10. Ind-Ra revises India’s GDP development charge for FY22 at 9.6%

  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has projected the GDP development charge of India for fiscal yr FY22 (2021-22) at 9.6 per cent.
  • Earlier this was estimated at 10.1 per cent by the ranking company. This charge is, nevertheless, contingent upon India vaccinating its complete grownup inhabitants by December 31, 2021.

Ranks and Reports News

11. Ashgabat world’s costliest metropolis for overseas staff

  • Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan in Central Asia, has been named the world’s most costly metropolis for overseas staff. The metropolis topped the checklist in a 2021 cost-of-living survey by consultancy agency Mercer.
  • Hong Kong was on the second place, adopted by Beirut in Lebanon and Tokyo in Japan. Ashgabat is thought for its magnificent marble buildings and monuments. It can also be residence to considered one of Central Asia’s most vibrant bazaars referred to as Tolkuchka Bazaar.
  • Other vacationer sights embody the National Museum, White Marble, Turkmenbashi Cableway, Museum of Fine Arts, Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, and Turkmen Carpet Museum. 
  • Mumbai stays India’s costliest metropolis at 78th rank however has dropped 18 locations on this yr’s rating “due to a relatively weak Indian rupee in comparison with other cities in the ranking.” Other Indian cities on the checklist are New Delhi (117), Chennai (158), Bengaluru (170), and Kolkata (181).

Sports News

11. Cristiano Ronaldo turns into joint top-scorer in males’s worldwide soccer

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has develop into the joint-top scoring males’s worldwide participant of all time. He is at present tied with Iran legend Ali Daei, who scored 109 instances in 149 matches between 1993 and 2006.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to tie the general males’s scoring report with 109 objectives in 176 matches and Portugal superior to the spherical of 16 on the European Championship after a 2-2 draw with France.

13. Max Verstappen Wins 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

  • Max Verstappen (Netherlands-Red Bull) has received the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix. This is the fourth win of Verstappen within the 2021 Formula One season.
  • Also, with this win, Verstappen leads the 2021 driver’s championship standings with 156 factors adopted by Hamilton (138).
  • Lewis Hamilton (Britain-Mercedes) stood second. Valtteri Bottas (Finland- Mercedes) got here third.

Books and Authors News

14. A e-book titled “Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story” by Sundeep Mishra

  • Journalist Sundeep Mishra’s e-book titled ‘Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story’ chronicles Chand’s journey with an in depth narrative of the gender-identity controversy that made her an iconic determine in Indian sport.
  • The e-book was revealed by Westland Books. Dutee Chand, the primary brazenly gay athlete from India, scripted historical past in 2019 when she grew to become the primary Indian to win gold in a 100-metre occasion on the World Universiade in Naples.
  • Coming from a small village in Odisha, Dutee Chand went on to carry the nationwide report within the girls’s 100 metres and is barely the fifth Indian to take part within the girls’s 100 metres on the Olympics when she certified for the 2016 Rio Games.

Important Days

15. Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day: 27 June

  • The United Nations Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is held on June 27 since 2017 to rejoice the work of MSME in native and world economies and their contribution to sustainable improvement.
  • The day additionally recognises the contribution of those industries within the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • In 2021, the theme is “MSME 2021: key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery.” That is why the UN can be internet hosting a sequence of occasions to discover how MSMEs – the spine of our economies – might be outfitted to make sure an equitable and sustainable post-COVID-19 restoration.

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