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18th June 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 18th June 2021 covering the following news headlines: Sustainable Gastronomy Day, Confederation of Indian Industry, IDBI Bank, Wooden satellite, Vedic Education and Sanskar Board.

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 banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 18th June 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 12 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 12 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news

National News

1. UK and Australia agreed on historic free trade agreement

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  • A new free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will deliver more Australian jobs and business opportunities for exporters, bringing both countries closer together in a changing strategic environment.
  • Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson have agreed on the broad outlines of an Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  • The FTA is the right deal for Australia and the United Kingdom, with greater access to a range of high-quality products made in both countries as well as greater access for businesses and workers, all of which will drive economic growth and job creation in both countries.
  • Australian producers and farmers will receive a significant boost by getting greater access to the UK market.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UK Capital: London;
  • UK Prime minister: Boris Johnson;
  • UK Currency: Pound sterling;
  • Australia Capital: Canberra;
  • Australia Currency: Australian dollar;
  • Australia Prime minister: Scott Morrison.

State News

2. Rajasthan govt will set Vedic Education and Sanskar Board

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  • The Rajasthan government will soon set up a Vedic Education and Sanskar Board to revive the knowledge of Sanskrit scriptures and Vedas. The board is likely to be formed in the next four to five months.
  • A committee, formed to define aims, objectives and functioning of the board, has submitted its report to the state government, Minister of State (MoS) for Sanskrit Education Subhash Garg mentioned, adding modules will be presented before the board based on the report.
  • He stated the Vedic board would come into function after approval from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot; Governor: Kalraj Mishra.

3. MP Govt launches ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’

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  • The Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’ to make the people of the state aware of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It translates to free from Corona with the help of the youth power campaign.
  • Students in colleges in small groups will be given information and details about the significance of COVID-friendly behaviour and vaccination.
  • On the instructions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the campaign has been launched by the higher education and the technical education department of the state in collaboration with the public healthcare and family welfare department.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Appointments News

4. Govt appoints Aashish Chandorkar as director at India’s WTO mission

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  • The government of India has appointed a private person Aashish Chandorkar as Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission in the World Trade Organisation for three years. For the first time, a private person has been appointed at the Mission.
  • Chandorkar is director of Bengaluru-based policy think tank Smahi Foundation of Policy and Research. The WTO is a 164-member multi-lateral body, which deals with global trade. India is a member since 1995.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Trade Organization Director-General: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala;
  • World Trade Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • World Trade Organization Founded: 1 January 1995.

Banking News

5. LIC CSL launches prepaid gift card in collaboration with IDBI Bank

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  • LIC Cards Services (LIC CSL) has launched a contactless prepaid gift card, ‘Shagun’, in collaboration with IDBI Bank on the RuPay platform.
  • The purpose of this card is to expand the gift card market with an intent to promote cashless ways of gifting and present a wide range of end-use choices and in a future foray into the market of e-gift cards.
  • NPCI partnered with LIC CSL & IDBI Bank for the launch of the Shagun Gift Card on RuPay network.
  • Shagun card, in the initial phase, will be available to LIC and its subsidiaries for official use. The card will be used to facilitate awards and special rewards during official conferences and functions.
  • The Shagun gift card offers customisation in the form of flexible loading of any amount ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 10,000. With this card, the customer can perform multiple transactions within the validity of 3 years.
  • They can also use it to shop online, pay utility bills, book tickets for air, rail, bus, and so on through various mobile wallets and E-commerce portals or apps using this card. The contactless (tap & go) feature of the card is aimed at transforming the transaction experience for users.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • IDBI Bank CEO: Rakesh Sharma.
  • IDBI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Economy News

6. CII projects India’s FY22 GDP growth at 9.5%

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  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has estimated the gross domestic product (GDP) of India to grow at 9.5 per cent in the current financial year, i.e. FY 2021-22. This will take the GDP to a level that is slightly higher than in FY20.
  • Rising medical expenditure has squeezed incomes and demand. But recovery is on the cards. Global growth and macroeconomic stability will support trade and investment flows.

Ranks and Reports News

7. India ranked 2nd in share of central bank surplus transfers

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was second in terms of reserves transferred to the government as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fiscal year 2020-21. Turkey has been ranked first.
  • RBI has transferred Rs 99,122-crore surplus to the government for FY21 which is 73% higher than the Rs 57,128 crore paid out in 2019-20.
  • The surplus transferred by RBI constitutes 0.44% of GDP, while that of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey constitutes 0.5% of GDP.

8. Global Peace Index 2021 announced

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  • The 15th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) announced by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney, the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.
  • The index ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies.
  • Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008.
  • It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, and Slovenia.
  • Afghanistan is the least peaceful country in the world for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq. 
  • India has moved up two notches from its previous year’s ranking to become the 135th most peaceful country in the world and the 5th in the region.

Science and Technology news

9. European Space Agency (ESA) will launch world’s first wooden satellite

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  • The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to launch the world’s first wooden satellite.
  • It is going to be launched from New Zealand. It will be launched from a Rocket Lab Electron rocket by the end of 2021. The satellite is the brainchild of Jari Makinen.
  • The satellite, WISA Woodsat, is a nanosatellite. It is 10cm on each side, length, height, and width.
  • The sensors of the satellite have been developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and designers have placed the wood in a thermal vacuum chamber to keep it dry.
  • A very thin aluminium oxide layer has been used to minimize the vapour coming from the wood and to protect it from the erosive effects of atomic oxygen. The non-wooden external parts are made up of aluminium rails.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • European Space Agency Headquarters: Paris, France;
  • European Space Agency Founded: 30 May 1975, Europe;
  • European Space Agency CEO: Johann-Dietrich Worner.

Sports News

10. Sports brand Puma India extends partnership with Yuvraj Singh

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  • Global sports brand Puma India has extended partnership with former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has been associated with the brand for over a decade.
  • Moving from cricket to the fast lane, Yuvraj will now be seen in a new avatar as the face of Puma Motorsport in India, showcasing his passion for fast cars and sports-inspired fashion.
  • With this, Yuvraj has joined the brand’s global league of legends like Thierry Henry, Boris Becker and Usain Bolt.
  • Globally, Puma is associated with Scuderia Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, BMW M Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport.
  • With India being one of the biggest markets for Puma motorsport, the brand looks to capitalise on the growing demand for streetstyle products inspired by performance gear.

Important Days

11. Sustainable Gastronomy Day: 18 June

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  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed on 18 June globally to focus the attention of the world on the role that sustainable gastronomy plays in our lives. The day was designated by UN General Assembly on 21 December 2016.
  • Gastronomy means the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. In other words, Sustainable gastronomy takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.
  • The day reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.

12. Autistic Pride Day: 18 June

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  • Every year, Autistic Pride Day is observed on June 18 globally to create awareness about autism among people and recognise the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
  • The day is represented by a rainbow infinity symbol which denotes the infinite possibilities that autistic people have. Autistic Pride Day was first celebrated in Brazil in 2005, at the initiative of an organisation named Aspies for Freedom.

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