25th June 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 25th June 2020 covering the following news headlines: AHIDF, NTPC, Skills Build Reignite, Kushinagar Airport, e-Panchayat Puraskar.

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 25th June 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. Cabinet approves setting up of Rs 15000 crore “AHIDF”

Establishment of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) has been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund will be worth Rs 15000 crore and provide incentivisation of investments in the formation of such infrastructure for dairy as well as meat processing, and value addition infrastructure and establishment of animal feed plant in the private sector.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries: Giriraj Singh.

2. Mali awarded 500-MW solar park project to NTPC

The Republic of Mali has awarded the project management consultancy contract for the development of 500 megawatts (MW) solar park to National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Republic of Mali Capital: Bamako; Currency: West African CFA franc.
  • President of Republic of Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
  • International Solar Alliance Headquarters: Gurugram.
  • International Solar Alliance Founded: 30 November 2015.
  • International Solar Alliance Director-general: Upendra Tripathy.

3. MSDE & IBM partners to launch “Skills Build Reignite” Platform

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and IBM partners to unveil free Digital Learning Platform “Skills Build Reignite”. The platform has been launched to reach more job seekers & provide new resources to Business Owners in India. Along with “Skills Build Reignite”, IBM has also launched the Skills Build Innovation Camp. The two initiatives have been created to bridge the current skills gap in the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: Mahendra Nath Pandey.

4. Jitendra Singh inaugurates Devika and Puneja Bridges in J&K

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has inaugurated two bridges Devika and Puneja at Udhampur and Doda districts respectively in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bridge on River Devika in Udhampur has been completed by Border Roads Organisation within fifteen months time. The Puneja Bridge was also constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in 36 months.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Girish Chandra Murmu.

State News

5. Cabinet gives International airport status to Kushinagar Airport

Union Cabinet has given International Airport status to Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The International status to the Airport will end in boosting of domestic/international tourism and economic development of the regions. It will be a crucial strategic location with the international border accessible.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

6. Tripura Govt announces ‘Ektu Khelo Ektu Padho’ scheme

Tripura government has announced a special initiative for activity-based learning named ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’. The new scheme was floated aiming at engaging students by disseminating audio and video contents focused on hands-on learning activities and messages of simple projects, fun activities and games among them through WhatsApp or SMS services. “The new scheme can be accessed via smartphones of guardians. In case no smartphone is available, SMS services would be used to teach students”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Tripura: Biplab Kumar Deb.
  • Governor of Tripura: Ramesh Bais.

7. MPMKVVCL starts Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme for women empowerment

In Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has launched the Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme for women empowerment. Under the scheme, women Self-Help Groups at Gram Panchayat level will work as Nishtha Vidyut Mitra. This scheme will the company to increase the revenue collection as well as women will also earn extra. This scheme has been implemented in all the Gram Panchayats of all 16 districts of Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Gwalior and Chambal divisions of the company’s jurisdiction.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Lal Ji Tandon.

Awards News

8. Himachal Pradesh wins e-Panchayat Puraskar 2020

Himachal Pradesh state Panchayati raj department wins 1st prize under e-Panchayat Puraskar-2020. This prize was given by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj. All the 3,226 panchayats of the state have been provided internet facility and people can access various services online. The various services such as family register, registration of birth, death and marriages are registered online in the panchayats.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of HP: Jairam Thakur; Governor of HP: Bandaru Dattatraya.
  • Union Minister of Panchayati Raj: Narendra Singh Tomar.

9. Folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar to get lifetime honour

The Maharashtra government has declared the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award to folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar. The Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award is given to a senior tamasha (folk art) artiste. The honour for 2018-19 is being presented upon Gulabbai Sangamnerkar. The honour conveys the money prize of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento.

Business

10. CCI approves acquisition of stake in Jio Platforms by Jaadhu

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of stake in Jio Platforms Limited by Jaadhu Holdings LLC. Jaadhu Holdings LLC will acquire approximately 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms.

Science and Technology

11. Union Cabinet approves formation of “IN-SPACe”

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe). It has been approved to encourage the participation of private sector in the entire range of space activities. It will also enable Indian Industry in becoming an important player in global space economy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation: K.Sivan; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • Union Minister of Science and Technology: Harsh Vardhan.

Important Days

12. Day of the Seafarer celebrated on 25th June

The International Maritime Organization is observed on 25th June as the Day of the Seafarer. On this day, people pay respect to Seafarers and sailors who help the entire world function by conducting sea transport. ​This year, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 25 June. The 2020 campaign for the day: Seafarers are Key Workers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Maritime Organization Secretary-General: Kitack Lim.
  • International Maritime Organization Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • International Maritime Organization Founded: 17 March 1948.

Obituaries

13. Hollywood Director Joel Schumacher passes away

Hollywood Director Joel Schumacher passed away. The costume designer-turned-director was renowned for directing hit movies such as St. Elmo’s Fire, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, including two Batman films.

14. Trinamool MLA Tamonash Ghosh passes away

Trinamool Congress MLA, Tamonash Ghosh passed away due to COVID-19. He represented Falta Assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. He was three-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998. Ghosh is the first elected public representative in the State to succumb to the contagious viral infection.

Miscellaneous

15. Harsh Vardhan launches ‘eBloodServices’ Mobile App

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘eBloodServices’ mobile application of the Indian Red Cross Society (ICRS). The E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has developed the ‘eBloodServices’ mobile application under the Digital India scheme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society: Harsh Vardhan.

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