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11th June Daily Current Affairs 2022: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam

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Here is the Daily GK Update of the 11th June 2022 covering the following news headlines: Anocovax, World Day Against Child Labour 2022, EASE 5.0, ZestMoney, MGNREGA ombudsman, YSR Yantra Seva scheme.
 

Top 14 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 14 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan launches Polyversity 

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  • Michigan, USA-based IT Services & IT Consulting company Information Data Systems (IDS) has unveiled the Bharat Blockchain Network (BBN) (Academic Blockchain Consortium) & Polyversity (Educational Metaverse).
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI) launched the initiatives in the presence of officials from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at an event held at the AICTE Auditorium in New Delhi.
  • Polyversity is India’s Largest Educational Metaverse, with over 100 Academic Partners establishing virtual campuses to make education more accessible, immersive and meaningful. Land parcels will be assigned to academic partners in Polyversity.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • All India Council for Technical Education Founded: November 1945;
  • All India Council for Technical Education Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • All India Council for Technical Education Chairperson: Anil Sahasrabudhe.

2. In Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Modi inaugurates IN-SPACe 

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  • The Indian National Center for Space Promotion and Authorization (IN-SPACe) was established in Ahmedabad by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, was also present at the ceremony.
  • After inaugurating the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed its headquarters.
  • PM Modi had previously met his high school teacher in Vadnagar, Gujarat’s Navsari. In Navsari, PM Modi also opened the AM Naik Healthcare Complex and the Nirali multi-specialty hospital.

International News

3. China releases world’s most detailed map of the moon 

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  • China has released a new geological map of the moon, which it says is the most detailed to date, registering even finer details of the lunar surface than mapped by the US in 2020.
  • The new map, which has details of craters and structures not charted before, will assist in further research of the moon.
  • The world’s most detailed map of the moon released by China is expected to make a great contribution to the scientific research, exploration, and landing site selection on the moon.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • China Capital: Beijing;
  • China Currency: Renminbi;
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

4. Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland Elected to the UNSC 

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  • Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland were elected to the United Nations Security Council as non-permanent members for the 2023-2024 term, and took over the horseshoe table from India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Norway on January 1, 2023. India has been at the vanguard of the 15-nation Council’s reform efforts for years.
  • India’s two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council will finish in December 2022, when it will simultaneously hold the Presidency of the powerful UN body.

States News

5. Andhra Pradesh govt launched YSR Yantra Seva scheme 

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  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched YSR Yantra Seva Scheme and flagged off the distribution of tractors and combine harvesters at Chuttugunta Centre in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chief Minister YS Jagan Reddy flagged off the state-level mega distribution of tractors and combine harvesters under YSR Yantra Seva Pathakam in Guntur.
  • Around 3,800 tractors and 320 combined harvesters would be made available at Rythu Bharosa Centres (RBKs) across AP. A subsidy of 175 crores has been credited into 5,260 farmer group bank accounts.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Andhra Pradesh Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan;
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

Appointments News

6. N J Ojha appointed as MGNREGA ombudsman 

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  • N J Ojha has been appointed as ombudsman for a two-year term under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
  • Ojha has the power to investigate allegations by MGNREGA staff, consider them, award awards within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.
  • An ombudsman has the power to receive complaints from MGNREGA workers, consider such complaints, pass awards within 30 days from the date of receipt of complaint and issue direction for conducting spot investigation and also initiate proceedings ‘suo motu’ if there are any grievance including on issues related to delayed payment of wages or non-payment of unemployment allowance.

7. Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as UN Chief’s envoy on technology 

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  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill as his envoy on technology to coordinate programmes for international digital cooperation.
  • The UN describing him as a “thought leader on digital technology” who has a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Amandeep Singh Gill has been India’s permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva from 2016-to 2018.  He is now the chief executive officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Banking News

8. ICICI Bank Partners with ZestMoney to Expand ‘Cardless EMI’ Facility

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  • ICICI Bank has announced that it has partnered with digital EMI/pay-later platform ZestMoney, to expand its ‘Cardless EMI’ facility for purchases on retail and e-commerce platforms.
  • The partnership enhances affordability of customers of the Bank who can use pre-approved cardless credit to instantly buy products/ services using ZestMoney and take care of the cost into Equated Monthly Installments (EMIs).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • ZestMoney CEO & Co-Founder: Lizzie Chapman;
  • ZestMoney  Established: 2015;
  • ZestMoney  Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

9. RBI cancelled licence of Mudhol Co-op Bank, Bagalkot, Karnataka

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  • The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the licence of “The Mudhol Co-operative Bank Limited, Bagalkot (Karnataka)”, thus restricting it from repayment of deposits and acceptance of fresh funds.
  • The bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said while announcing the cancellation of licence. RBI also said that bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full.
  • RBI said that bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • DICGC Chairperson: Michael Patra;
  • DICGC Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • DICGC Founded: 15 July 1978.

Ranks and Reports News

10. WHO award for PGI Chandigarh centre for tobacco control 

 

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  • According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India jumped one position to 7th among the top recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the last calendar year (2021) despite FDI inflows into the country declining.
  • In its latest World Investment Report, UNCTAD said FDI inflows into India declined to $45 billion in 2021 from $64 billion in the preceding year. Outward FDI from India rose 43 percent to $15.5 billion in 2021.
  • While the United States ($367 billion) remained the top recipient of FDI, China ($181 billion) and Hong Kong ($141 billion) also retained second and third position, respectively. Among the top 10 host economies for FDI, only India saw a decline in its FDI inflows.

Economy News

11. EASE 5.0 ‘Common Reforms Agenda’ launched by Nirmala Sitharaman 

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  • From FY19 through FY22, Enhanced Access and Service Excellence-EASE evolved over four year editions, catalysing improvements in a variety of areas in Public Sector Banks.
  • The EASENext program’s EASE 5.0 ‘Common reforms agenda’ was designed for Public Sector Banks and was introduced by Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman through video conference in New Delhi.
  • PSBs will continue to invest in new-age capabilities and deepen ongoing changes under EASE 5.0 in order to respond to changing consumer needs, competition, and the technological environment.
  • EASE 5.0 will place a strong emphasis on digital customer experience as well as integrated and inclusive banking, with a particular emphasis on small companies and agriculture.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Secretary, Department of Financial Services: Sanjay Malhotra
  • Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman

Awards

12. 2nd Edition of the DSDP Excellence Awards held in New Delhi 

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  • In New Delhi, the 2nd edition of the Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning, DSDP, was held, with the top 30 districts in the area being recognised for their unique best practises in skill development.
  • The top three districts in the competition were Rajkot in Gujarat, Cachar in Assam, and Satara in Maharashtra. District Collectors, District Magistrates, and other officials from 30 states attended the award ceremony to share their views and experiences, as well as to exhibit the skill development work that respective districts had done at the grassroots level.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: Dharmendra Pradhan.

Important Days

13. World Day Against Child Labour 2022 observed on 12th June 

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  • 12 June marks the World Day Against Child Labour under the theme “Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour.” On this day, the ILO, together with its constituents and partners, is calling for increased investment in social protection systems and schemes to establish solid social protection floors and protect children from child labour.
  • According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 152 million children globally who are engaged in child labour, 72 million of whom are in hazardous work.
  • The 2022 theme of the world day calls for increased investment in social protection systems and schemes to establish solid social protection floors and protect children from child labour. 2022 Theme: “Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of International Labour Organization: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • President of International Labour Organization: Guy Ryder;
  • International Labour Organization Founded: 1919.

Miscellaneous News

14. India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals ‘Anocovax’ launched 

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  • Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has launched the country’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine “Anocovax” for animals, developed by Haryana-based ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines (NRC).
  • Anocovax is an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Delta (COVID-19) vaccine for animals. The immunity induced by Anocovax neutralises both Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2.
  • The vaccine contains inactivated SARS-CoV-2 (Delta) antigen with Alhydrogel as an adjuvant. It is safe for dogs, lions, leopards, mice and rabbits, it added.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine for animals, Anocovax, is effective and capable of neutralising both Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2.

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