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12th and 13th June Daily Current Affairs 2022: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update for 12th and 13th June 2022 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Here is the Daily GK Update of the 12th and 13th June 2022 covering the following news headlines: International Albinism Awareness Day, Ratan Tata, Ather Energy, UN Under-Secretary-General, Elizabeth II, Dharohar. 
 

Top 15 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated National Museum of Customs and GST in Goa 

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  • Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the National Museum of Customs and GST “Dharohar” in Goa as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic week of the Ministry of Finance, being celebrated from June 6 to 12.
  • The two-storey ‘Blue building’, which was earlier known as Alfandega, during the period of Portuguese rule in Goa, has been standing on the banks of the Mandovi River in Panaji for more than 400 years.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Goa Capital: Panaji;
  • Goa CM: Pramod Sawant;
  • Goa Governor: S. Sreedharan Pillai.

International News

2. UNGA adopts resolution on multilingualism, mentions Hindi language for 1st time 

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  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted an India-sponsored resolution on multilingualism that mentions the Hindi language for the first time.
  • The resolution passed encourages the UN to continue disseminating important communications and messages in official as well as in non-official languages, including in Hindi language. The resolution also mentions Bangla and Urdu for the first time.
  • Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the six official languages of the United Nations; English and French being the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • The United Nations General Assembly President: Abdulla Shahid;
  • The United Nations General Assembly Headquarters: New York, United States.

3. Britain’s Queen becomes the world’s second-longest reigning monarch 

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  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II overtook Thailand’s King to become the world’s second-longest reigning monarch in history, after France’s Louis XIV.
  • The UK has been celebrating the 96-year-old Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years of service to the nation with grand events.
  • Crowned in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving British monarch in September 2015, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
  • Now she has overtaken Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1927 and 2016, to set another record. Louis XIV of France remains the longest-reigning monarch, with a 72-year and 110-day reign from 1643 until 1715.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • United Kingdom Capital: London
  • United Kingdom Prime minister: Boris Johnson
  • United Kingdom Currency: Pound sterling

States News

4. Kerala CM inaugurates cancer research centre in Kochi 

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  • Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated a cancer diagnostics and research centre here, which is slated to be the country’s first oncology laboratory for comprehensive cancer diagnostic services.
  • Karkinos Healthcare’s advanced centre for cancer diagnostics and research will serve as a central lab for analysing specimens at molecular and genomic levels to aid in personalised targeted therapy, predicting possible response to treatment and evaluate response by liquid biopsy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan;
  • Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram;
  • Kerala Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan.

Appointments News

5. R Subramaniakumar appointed as MD & CEO of RBL Bank 

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  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed R Subramaniakumar as the MD & CEO of RBL Bank. He has been appointed at RBL for three years from the date of taking charge.
  • He is a former managing director and chief executive director of state-run Indian Overseas Bank. He was appointed the administrator of Dewan Housing Finance Co Ltd after the mortgage financier’s board was superseded.
  • Subramaniakumar’s appointment came nearly six months after RBL Bank’s long-term MD and CEO Vishwavir Ahuja had stepped down In December 2021.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • RBL Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • RBL Bank Founded: August 1943.

6. Ambassador Rabab Fatima appointed UN Under-Secretary-General 

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  • Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations has been appointed as the Under Secretary General of the United Nations.
  • Secretary General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Ambassador Fatima. She succeeds Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica who was appointed as the Chef de Cabinet.
  • Ambassador Rabab Fatima is the first woman diplomat from Bangladesh to be appointed to this post.

Business News

7. Tencent bought stake in Flipkart worth Rs 2,060 crore 

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  • Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has bought stake worth USD 264 million (about Rs 2,060 crore) in Flipkart from its co-founder Binny Bansal through its European subsidiary, according to official documents.
  • Singapore-headquartered e-commerce firm Flipkart has operations in India only. Bansal holds around 1.84 per cent stake in Flipkart after selling part of his stake to Tencent Cloud Europe BV.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Tencent Founded: 11 November 1998;
  • Tencent Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China;
  • Tencent Chairman, CEO: Pony Ma;
  • Tencent President: Martin Lau.

8. Ather Energy partners SBI for customer retail finance

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  • Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Ather Energy has partnered State Bank of India to provide customers with vehicle financing. As part of the association Ather Energy customers will get instant loans at interest rates as low as 9.55 percent per annum.
  • Pre-approved loans will also be administered, depending on the buyer’s creditworthiness. SBI will offer the vehicle loans on their YONO mobile application as well as at their branch network, as the public sector lender ensures ease of adoption for the buyers.
  • The approved loan amount will be credited directly to the dealer’s account. Customers can avail the loan through YONO at an EMI of as low as Rs 251 per Rs 10,000 under SBI Easy Ride loan.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Ather Energy Owner: Hero MotoCorp;
  • Ather Energy Headquarters location: Bengaluru;
  • Ather Energy Founders: Tarun Mehta, Swapnil Jain.

Bankings News

9. Fino Payments Bank collaborated with Go Digit for shop insurance policy

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  • Fino Payments Bank Limited has partnered with Go Digit General Insurance Limited, one of India’s fastest growing general insurers, to provide small and medium business owners with shop insurance coverage.
  • Fino Payments Bank serves as a corporate representative for Go Digit. Through the partnership, small and medium businesses are allowed to take advantage of Digit’s My Business Policy in the case of a catastrophe.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Fino Payments Bank Founded: 4 April 2017;
  • Fino Payments Bank Headquarters: Juinagar, Navi Mumbai;
  • Fino Payments Bank MD & CEO: Rishi Gupta.

10. RBI increased individual housing loan limit for co-operative banks 

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  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to increased the existing limits on individual housing loans provided by cooperative banks, taking into account the rise in housing prices since the limits were last revised and considering customers’ needs for larger loans.
  • RBI has also permitted the Rural Cooperative Banks (RCB) for financing residential real estate projects, in a bid to support affordable housing and inclusive growth.
  • Accordingly, the limits for tier 1/tier 2 urban cooperative banks (UCBs) stood revised from ₹30 lakh/ ₹70 lakh to ₹60 lakh/ ₹140 lakh.
  • As regards rural cooperative banks (RCBs), the limits have been increased from ₹20 lakh to ₹50 lakh for RCBs with assessed net worth less than ₹100 crore; and from ₹30 lakh to ₹75 lakh for the rest. These limits were last revised for UCBs in 2011 and for RCBs in 2009.

Awards News

11. Maharashtra Governor presents Honorary Doctorate to industrialist Ratan Tata 

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  • Industrialist and philanthropist, Ratan Tata was presented with Honorary Doctor of Literature by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan Mumbai.
  • The Honorary doctorate was presented to Mr. Ratan at the First Special Convocation of the HSNC University. The Governor said the honour for Ratan Tata is in effect the honour of the entire Tata family and Tata Group.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai;
  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari;
  • Maharashtra Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray.

Summits and Conferences News

12. 12th WTO Ministerial Conference opened at Geneva, Switzerland 

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  • The 12th World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12) opened at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • During the four-day meeting, members of the trade organization will hold discussions on such issues as TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, pandemic response, fishery subsidies, agriculture, food security, as well as the WTO’s reform and its future work priorities.
  • The Ministerial Conference, which is attended by trade ministers and other senior officials from the organization’s 164 members, is the WTO’s highest decision-making body, and is generally held every two years.
  • Kazakhstan was originally scheduled to host MC12 in June 2020, but the conference was postponed due to the pandemic.

Sports News

13. Teenager Rahul Srivatshav becomes India’s 74th Grandmaster

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  • Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster, achieving the title after breaking the 2500 (Elo points) barrier in live FIDE ratings during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy.
  • The 19-year old player reached the 2500 Elo live rating mark after drawing his 8th round game against Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia in the Cattolica event.
  • His current Elo rating is 2468. Srivatshav had already secured five GM norms and achieved the title when he crossed the rating threshold of 2500.

14. R Praggnanandhaa won Norway Chess Group A open chess tournament

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  • Young Indian Grandmaster, R. Praggnanandhaa emerged winner in the Norway Chess Group A open chess tournament here with 7.5 points from nine rounds. The 16-year-old GM, the top-seed, was in fine form and remained unbeaten through the nine rounds.
  • He finished the tournament with a win over fellow Indian V Praneeth, an International Master. Praggnanandhaa finished a full point ahead of second-placed IM Marsel Efroimski(Israel) and IM Jung Min Seo (Sweden).

Important Days

15. International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 observed on 13 June

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  • International Albinism Awareness Day is observed by the United Nations on June 13 every year. The day represents the importance and celebration of human rights of people with albinism.
  • The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted this resolution and put its firm foot down for the prevention of attacks and discrimination against people with albinism.
  • The theme for International Albinism Awareness Day 2022 is “United in making our voice heard”. According to the United Nations, the theme was chosen because including voices of persons with albinism is essential to ensure equality #Inclusion4equality

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