Current Affairs 26th June 2018: Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current Affairs 26th June 2018: Daily GK Update

National News

1. PM Modi Inaugurates 3rd AIIB Meeting In Mumbai

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the third annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at Mumbai's National Centre for the Performing Arts. The theme for this year's meeting is "Mobilising finance for infrastructure: innovation and collaboration". 
ii. The Prime Minister met business leaders and captains of industry, for a discussion on issues such as economic growth, infrastructure development, policy initiatives, investment, innovation and job creation.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President- Liqun Jin.
  • AIIB Headquarters in Beijing, China.
  • In the past, AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.

2. India, Bangladesh Navies Institute Annual Coordinated Patrol: CORPAT

i. India and Bangladesh have agreed to institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual exercise between navies of two neighbouring countries.
ii. The first edition of CORPAT between two navies was inaugurated by Indian Navy’s Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh. The aim Navy Chief’s visit was to consolidate bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Bangladesh PM- Sheikh Hasina, Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Bangladeshi Taka. 
  • Indian Navy regularly conducts CORPATs with Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.

3. Power Discom BYPL Signs MoU With Finnish Company

i. Power distribution company BYPL (BSES Yamuna Power Limited) has signed an MoU with Business Finland, a Finnish government agency, for collaborative activities in different areas, including energy efficiency and electric vehicles.
ii. The three year MoU on 'cooperation in the power distribution sector' will encompass joint studies, pilot projects, knowledge-sharing and consultancy, research projects for inducting future and emerging technologies at the distribution utility level.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Raj Kumar Singh is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Power.

4. Ministry of Health signs an MoU With IGNOU

i. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, signed an MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale up the short term healthcare courses through its available robust platform. The signing ceremony was presided over by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. 
ii. The combined objective under this MoU is to scale up the health programs to create trained personnel in the healthcare sector and to set up a dedicated cell for developing, implementing and certifying the skill-based programs at IGNOU.


International News


5. Tayyip Erdogan Wins 2nd Term As President of Turkey

i. Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. Mr Erdogan got nearly 53% with almost all votes counted.
ii. His closest rival Muharrem Ince was on 31%. He will now assume sweeping new powers, won in a controversial referendum in 2017. The post of PM will be abolished.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Turkey Capital- Ankara, Currency- Turkish lira.


6. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June 

i. The General Assembly of United Nations has decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
ii. The theme for 2018 is: "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations on December 4, 2000.
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United States.
  • The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.

Awards


7. Pallavi Darua Crowned As India's 1st 'Tribal Queen'

i. Pallavi Durua, who belongs to Odisha's Koraput district, was crowned as the first Tribal Queen at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap.
ii. Panchami Majhi of Titlagarh and Rashmirekha Hansdah of Mayurbhanj were declared as the first and second runners-up of the beauty pageant, respectively.


8. Kalki Koechlin Conferred With French Honour

i. Kalki Koechlin was conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.
ii. The honour comes in recognition of an actor, who has interpreted striking roles in the Indian film industry, experimented with various forms of films as well as shown an abiding commitment to important social issues.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • France Capital- Paris, Currencies- Euro, CFP franc, President- Emmanuel Macron.

9. President Presents ‘National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse’ 

i. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the “Fourth National Awards for outstanding services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse” to the institutions and individuals on the occasion of ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’  (26 June) at a function organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Find the complete list of awardees Here


Ranks and Reports

10. India Is World’s Most Dangerous Country For Women, US 3rd: Survey

i. India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women's issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia.
ii. The only Western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.


11. Ministry of Women and Child Development Launches Report On ‘Women in Prisons’

i. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same.
ii. The report contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations for improving the lives of women under incarceration, addressing a wide range of issues pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth in prison, mental health, legal aid, reintegration in society and their caregiving responsibilities among others

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development is Maneka Gandhi.

Sports


12. Lewis Hamilton Wins French Grand Prix 

i. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) reclaimed the world championship lead with a dominant victory in the French Grand Prix. 
ii. The Mercedes driver led from start to finish other than one lap around his pit stop to move 14 points ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fifth. Max Verstappen of Red Bull finished 2nd in the race.