13th June 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Read the daily GK update of 13th June 2020. In today's GK Update we are covering the following news headlines: NHAI, Sahakar Mitra, Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana, STREE, Corona Warriors. Read the daily GK update for upcoming competitive exams in 2020.

Here is the daily GK update of 13th June 2020 covering the following news headlines: NHAI, Sahakar Mitra, Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana, STREE, Corona Warriors.

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 held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 13th June 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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National News

1. NHAI becomes 1st construction sector to go ‘fully digital’

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has become the first development division to go “fully Digital”. NHAI has propelled cloud-based and Artificial Intelligence-powered Big Data Analytics platform – Data Lake and Project Management Software considering the dangerous coronavirus pandemic. Now NHAI representatives are working with no dread of physical contact and contacting of physical documents.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.
  • NHAI Founded: 1988.
  • NHAI chairman: Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

2. Narendra Singh Tomar launched Sahakar Mitra Scheme

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has launched “Sahakar Mitra: Scheme on Internship Programme (SIP)” an initiative by National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare: Parshottam Rupala.
  • Managing Director of National Cooperative Development Cooperation: Sundeep Kumar Nayak.

State News

3. UP govt starts “Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana” to educate child labourers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’ to educate child labourers in the state. This scheme has launched, on the occasion of the International Child Labour Prohibition Day. The government will give monthly financial assistance of Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,200 to selected boys and girls, respectively.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

4. Hyderabad police launches ‘STREE’ programme for women

In Telangana, Hyderabad City Police along with Hyderabad City Security Council(HCSC) has launched a programme called “She Triumphs through Respect, Equality, and Empowerment” (STREE) to support and empower women victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Telangana government celebrates 2nd June as the Telangana Formation Day.
  • Chief Minister of Telangana: K. Chandrashekar Rao.
  • Governor of Telangana: Tamilisai Soundararajan.

5. MP govt gives ‘corona warriors’ status to Divyang Anganwadi workers

Madhya Pradesh government gives ‘corona warriors’ status to Divyang Anganwadi workers. These divyang Anganwadi workers are playing an important role in the state during the ongoing Corona crisis.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.
  • Bandhavgarh National Park is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This biodiverse park is known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone.

6. Odisha becomes 1st state to get ISO for tribal hostels

Odisha has become the first state in the country to receive ISO certification for hostels meant for tribal students. The ST & SC Welfare Department has launched the ‘Mission Suvidya’ project to provide all the tribal hostels of the state uniform standards of infrastructure, amenities and human resources.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Odisha: Bhubaneswar.
  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik.
  • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.


7. Indian-American scientist Rattan Lal wins World Food Prize 2020

Indian-American soil scientist, Rattan Lal was named this year’s prestigious World Food Prize 2020. He has been awarded for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. He will receive USD 250,000 as prize money.


8. FIFA’s latest ranking: India retains 108th slot

India football team retained its 108th spot in the latest FIFA rankings. While Belgium ranked first and world champion France is in 2nd place and Brazil is at 3rd spot. In the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the qualifier tournaments have been postponed for the FIFA World Cup and other major games at the international level.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of FIFA: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • President of FIFA Gianni Infantino.

Important Days

9. International Albinism Awareness Day: 13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on 13th June every year. The day is celebrated annually to bring about awareness among the people about albinism and the human rights of people with albinism. Each year events are held to educate people and celebrate people with albinism who continue to suffer all types of human rights violations. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2020: ‘Made To Shine’.

Obituaries News

10. Veteran Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi passes away

Veteran Urdu poet, Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passed away. He was the editor of ‘Science ki Duniya’, the only science magazine published in Urdu by the government, which was launched in 1975. He is also credited with setting up Urdu schools across India. He was also associated with the freedom movement since the ’30s, when he was in school.

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