26th June 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 26th June 2020 covering the following news headlines: VaYU, PADC, Uttar Pradesh, IMF, NITI Aayog, FATF, TIFF.

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National News

1. NITI Aayog launches campaign “Navigating the New Normal”

A behaviour change campaign called “Navigating the New Normal” has been launched by the NITI Aayog in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka University, Centre for Social and Behavioural Change, and the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Women & Child Development. The campaign comprises of 2 parts: first is a web portal and the second is a media campaign. The web portal seeks to increase public participation and encourages people to practise Covid-safe behaviours. While the second part, i.e. the media campaign focuses on the wearing of masks as it is a simple measure which has made a big difference in the fight against COVID-19.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.

2. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates PADC at Paradip, Odisha

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated a Product Application and Development Centre (PADC) set up by Indian Oil at Paradip, Odisha with a CAPEX of Rs 43 crore (USD 6.10 billion), adjacent to its Refinery and Petrochemicals complex.

There are 4 laboratories in PADC namely:

  • Polymer Processing Lab
  • Analytical Testing Lab
  • Chemical Analysis Lab
  • Characterisation Lab

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

International News

3. Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list

The global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan in the Grey List’ for terror financing as the country failed to check flow of money to terror groups. The decision was taken at the Financial Action Task Force’s third and final plenary held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The plenary was held under the Chinese Presidency of Xiang Liu. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The headquarters of FATF is in Paris, France.
  • FATF was founded in July 1989.

State News

4. “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan” launched in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually launched a path-breaking scheme “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan” in Uttar Pradesh. The scheme aims to generate employment for the migrant workers of the state who recently returned from other states. The scheme has been launched in 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh constituting more than 25,000 returnee migrant workers. It is an unique initiative of the Uttar Pradesh government to generate employment, promote local entrepreneurship and create partnership with Industrial associations and other organizations to facilitate employment opportunities to the returnee migrant workers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

5. Tripura to launch “Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar” scheme

Tripura government has announced an ambitious scheme “Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar” to provide nutrition kits to pregnant and lactating women in order to combat infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition. The scheme is expected to benefit 40,000 women in the state. Under the scheme, pregnant women would be tested four times in the Primary Health Centers (PHC), and will be offered a nutrition kit after each test.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

Economy News

6. IMF predicts Indian economy to contract by 4.5% in FY21

The International Monetary Fund has projected that Indian economy will experience a sharp contraction of 4.55% in Fiscal Year 2021, as compared to that of 1.9% expansion projected in the month of April 2020. The international organization has called this a “historic low” for India. IMF has forecasted that Indian economy will recover in the fiscal year 2022 with a growth rate of 6%. These projections has been stated by IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook titled “A Crisis like No Other, An Uncertain Outlook”.


7. Liverpool wins English Premier League 2019-20 title

Liverpool has won the English Premier League 2019-20 title. The football club has won the first English top title in last 30 years. This is club’s overall 19th league title win, while this victory is their first in the Premier League era. Liverpool has clinched the title earlier than any other Premier League champions, breaking the previous record of five games left.

8. Clare Connor to become 1st female president of MCC

Former England women’s captain Clare Connor will become the 1st female president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history. The 1st non-British MCC president, Kumar Sangakkara has nominated Connor. She is presently serving as England and Wales Cricket Board’s head of women’s cricket.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Founded: 1787.
  • Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.

9. Rachel Priest retires from International Cricket

NewZealand wicketkeeper-batswoman Rachel Priest has announced her retirement from International Cricket. She has represented New Zealand in 87 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 75 T20Is. She had a long career which spanned for 13 years. After her retirement, she has now signed up a contract with Cricket Tasmania to play in Australia Women’s National Cricket League and will represent Tasmanian Tigers for the 2020/21 season.

Summits & Conferences

10. Shripad Naik inaugurates “Defence Conclave 2020 Gujarat”

Defence Conclave 2020 Gujarat has been inaugurated by the Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik. It is a two-day digital conference on the defence & aerospace manufacturing sector, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Gujarat along with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). The conclave aims to bring together the high-level government representatives to deliberate and exchange ideas, viewpoints and knowledge regarding the critical defence offset policies, sector analyses and review choices of technology presently available globally for the manufacturing and production of indigenous defence systems.

Important Days

11. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: 26 June

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on 26th June every year to raise awareness among the people about the human torture that it is not only unacceptable but it is also a crime.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. It was founded on 24 October 1945.
  • Mr Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed globally on 26th June every year to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The theme of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020: “Better Knowledge for Better Care”. The main purpose of the theme is to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Founded: 1997.

Miscellaneous News

13. World’s 1st yoga university outside India launched in US

The world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, US. The Yoga University has been named as the Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU). The University was launched as a part of the commemorations for the 6th International Yoga Day. The University offers programmes that combine scientific principles and modern research approach to the ancient Indian practice.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations celebrates International Day of Yoga globally on 21 June.
  • The theme of International Day of Yoga 2020 is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.

14. BLR becomes India’s 1st airport to install AWMS technology on runway

The Kempegowda International Airport operated by the Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has become the 1st airport in India, to have an indigenously-developed Aviation Weather Monitoring System (AWMS) at its new runway on both ends. BIAL has also installed four Drishti transmissometers, which is additionally developed by NAL, in association with the India Metrological Department (IMD) to live the Runway Visibility Range (RVR).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Headquarters: Bangalore, India.
  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Director: Jitendra J Jadhav.

15. Priyanka Chopra & Anurag Kashyap named among ambassadors at TIFF 2020

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been named among the 50 ambassadors at 45th edition Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020. This year 45th edition Toronto International Film Festival is to be held virtually. This is the 1st time TIFF will launch a digital platform for the festival, offering new opportunities to connect with audiences beyond Toronto.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Toronto International Film Festival starts:1976.
  • Toronto International Film Festival Headquarters: Toronto, Canada.

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