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24th June 2020 Current Affairs and GK Update

United Nations Public Service Day: 23rd June

United Nations Public Service Day is commemorated worldwide on 23rd June. The days are acknowledged to the contribution of public service in the development process and to value public service to the community.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. It was founded on 24 October 1945.
  • Mr Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

International Widows’ Day: 23rd June

International Widows Day is commemorated on 23rd June. The day is widely known to draw attention to the voices and experiences of widows and to protect the sole support that they have.

World celebrates Olympic Day on 23rd June

The Olympic Day is celebrated globally on 23rd June every year. This year, amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Movement will celebrate Olympic Day 2020 by creating the world’s largest 24 hour digital-first Olympic workout. For this, the Olympic Channel is making a brand new home workout video made by Olympic athletes.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • President of International Olympic Committee: Thomas Bach.

National News

Mansukh Mandaviya introduce India’s 1st Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020

The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge) and Chemicals & Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya has introduced India’s largest 1st Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020. This Expo has been organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers: D. V. Sadananda Gowda.

NCERT launches Online Yoga Quiz Competition to promote integration of Yoga in school curriculum

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has undertaken multi-dimensional initiatives to promote the integration of Yoga in the school curriculum.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches Food Processing Edition of Exclusive Investment Forum

Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal stated that new opportunities are opening up in the Food processing sector.

Rath Yatra embarks in Puri

The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra, one of India’s greatest religious festivals, is in the temple town in Odisha amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Supreme Court, this year people will not be allowed to celebrate as it was celebrated last year. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, said in its order that each chariot would be pulled by not more than 500 people, including officials and police, and there has to be an interval of one hour between pulling of the chariots.


Appointment and Retirement

Nirakar Pradhan becomes new chief of PRMIA

Dr Nirakar Pradhan has appointed as new as the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) of its new India office. Pradhan has led teams at State Bank of India and Generali Group in India and Europe.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Founded: 2002.
  • Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, United States.

The Legend of WWE “The Undertaker” announces retirement

The Legend of WWE and most popular star “The Undertaker aka Mark Calaway” has announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment. The Undertaker’s last match was against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.

Standard Chartered appoints Gaurav Maheshwari as CFO – India

Standard Chartered Bank (India) announced the appointment of Gaurav Maheshwari as its new Chief Financial Officer effective 22 June 2020. He has taken over from Subhradeep Mohanty, who was elevated as CFO, Africa & Middle East (AME) region.


Banking and Business News

Yes Bank partners with Affordplan to launch “Swasth Card”

Yes Bank has collaborated with “Affordplan” a fintech startup to launch ‘Swasth Card’, a co-branded healthcare card, under Swasth program. YES BANK’s wallet has also been integrated on Affordplan Swasth to enable wallet QR scan for making payments to merchant partners empanelled on the Affordplan Swasth app. Equipped with a chip-enabled card, digital wallet, goal-based savings, loans, and insurance, Swasth program extends access to a family seeking curative as well as preventive care.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • Yes Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Yes Bank MD & CEO: Prashant Kumar.
  • Yes Bank Tagline: Experience our Expertise.

Karnataka Bank launches KBL Micro Mitra for micro enterprises

Karnataka Bank has launched a new product KBL Micro Mitra, wherein financial assistance up to Rs.10 lakhs can be provided to the Micromanufacturing and service enterprises either for working capital or for investment purposes.

UCO Bank ties-up with four insurers to sell their products

UCO Bank has joined up with four insurers to offer multiple protection products to its customers through its network of offices across the country. The bank tied up with SBI Life Insurance Company, the Oriental insurance company and Religare insurance Company, Star Health and Allied insurance company for selling their products.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • Headquarters of UCO Bank: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of UCO Bank: Atul Kumar Goel.

Awards 

Amartya Sen wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The German Book Trade has chosen Indian Nobel prize-winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen for its prestigious 2020 Peace Prize. He has been chosen for the prestigious prize for his pioneering work addressing issues of global justice, social inequality in education and healthcare.

Books and Authors

Amish Tripathi launches new book ‘Legend of Suheldev’

Amish Tripathi has released his new fiction book ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India’. The book is published by Westland Publications Pvt Ltd. The book is about the Indian King Suheldev who battles to protect his country, makes huge individual penances, shows radiant initiative and joins everybody inside the nation paying little mind to their religion, rank, area, or status in the public eye.


Science and Technology

ISRO receives patent for “Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment”

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received a patent for its Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG). Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG) is a protective garment for human spaceflight. It is a close-fitting long garment that covers the torso as well as the limbs from neck to toe as a single piece lightweight comfort inner-wear. The flight suit has to be worn by the astronauts over the LCHG. The garment permits the long term use without any impact on the wearer in terms of skin irritation or infection.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams

  • ISRO Director: K. Sivan, Headquarters: Bengaluru; Established: 1969.

Obituaries

Movie producer Steve Bing passes away

A movie producer & philanthropist, Steve Bing passed away. He produced films such as Get Carter and Every Breath, and also wrote the screenplay for movie Kangaroo Jack.

Major General (Retd) Lachhman Singh Lehl passes away

Major General (Retd) Lachhman Singh Lehl passed away. He was one of India’s finest military brains and one of its last surviving officers to have taken part in both the 1948 and 1971 wars. He was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery in 1943.


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