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19th June 2020 Daily Current Affairs Headlines, GK Update

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National Headlines

AIIB approves $750 million loan for India’s Covid-19 response

AIIB Bank full form is Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has declared a $750 million loan to India to enable the government to fortify its fight against the opposing effect of COVID-19 on poor and weak households.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of AIIB: Beijing, China.
  • President of AIIB: Jin Liqun.

GoI to launch “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan”

Government of India will soon be going to launch a new programme called “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan” from Village Telihar, Block Beldaur of Khagaria District of Bihar.

It is a large rural public works scheme that will allow and offer livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers as well as rural citizens. The programme will be joined by the villages across 116 districts in the six States through the Common Service Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The six states are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar.

India elected as non-permanent member of UN Security Council

India has been selected as the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. India has won the election for a two-year term after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. India won the non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term which will begin on 1st January 2021. Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections along with India.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations: T S Tirumurti.

“Composite Regional Centre for PwDs” inaugurated in Ranchi

“Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)” has been introduced in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The centre was introduced by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot, and Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda. This is the 21st Composite Regional Centre (CRC) which will serve to fulfil the needs of Persons with Disabilities in Jharkhand.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

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

Business and Economy

ADB forecasts Indian economy to contract 4% in FY21

Indian economy again projected by the Asian Development Bank to 4% in Fiscal Year 2021. The Indian economy has been protruded to contract, as businesses came to a standstill for more than two months due to the nationwide lockdown implemented to contain the COVID-19.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa.

HDFC ERGO partners with TropoGo to launch “Pay As You Fly” Insurance

HDFC ERGO General insurance firm has partnered with UK based tech firm TropoGo Limited to launch India’s 1st ‘Pay as you Fly’ insurance for drone-owners in India. This policy, which can be offered on-demand to commercial drone owners and operators, give life assurance for Third Party Liability Claims.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance MD & CEO: Ritesh Kumar.
  • HDFC ERGO General insurance Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Agreements Headlines

Maruti Suzuki partners with Karur Vysya Bank for flexible financing

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has collaborated with Karur Vysya Bank to offer simpler and flexible financing plans for new clients. Through the association with the bank, the company is trying to offer imminent purchasers exceptional plan of up to 100 per cent on-road funding with six months holiday period on all models, except van EECO, loans for both salaried and self-employed customers and repayment period up to 84 months.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Maruti Suzuki CEO: Kenichi Ayukawa.
  • Maruti Suzuki Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Karur Vysya Bank Headquarters: Karur, Tamil Nadu.
  • Karur Vysya Bank CEO: P. R. Seshadri.

Appointments Headlines

Justice DK Jain gets 1-year extension as BCCI ombudsman

D K Jain gets one-year extension from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as ethics officer and ombudsman. He was a former Supreme Court judge. Mr Jain was selected by the Supreme Court in February 2019 as BCCI’s first-ever ombudsman.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • BCCI President: Sourav Ganguly; Headquarter of BCCI: Mumbai.

Sports News

4th Asian Youth Para Games 2021 to host by Bahrain

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has declared that the 4th edition of Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021. The event is being organised in conjunction with the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Bahrain with the support of the government.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of the Bahrain Paralympic Committee: Shaikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa.
  • King of Bahrain: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa;
  • Capital of Bahrain: Manama; Currency of Bahrain: Bahraini Dinar.

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