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29th June 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 29th June 2021 covering the following news headlines: National Statistics day, SALT programme, Twitter, Sea Breeze drills, Japan’s Fukuoka Grand Prize.

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 29th June 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 15 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news

National News

1. FM Sitharaman’s announces relief package worth Rs 6,28,993 crore against COVID-19

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  • Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a slew of measures, to provide relief to people and businesses affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Minister announced a total of 17 measures worth Rs. 6,28,993 crore.

These 17 measures have further been grouped into 3 broad categories:

  1. Economic Relief from Pandemic (8)
  2. Strengthening Public Health (1)
  3. Impetus for Growth & Employment (8)

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International News

3. Swedish PM Stefan Lofven resigns following no confidence vote

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  • The Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven, has announced his resignation on June 28, 2021, after he lost a confidence vote in parliament.
  • The 63-year-old Lofven is the first Swedish government leader to be defeated by a no-confidence vote. He was serving as the prime minister of Sweden since 2014.
  • The confidence motion was filed by the far-right Sweden Democrats after the Left Party said it was planning such a motion itself in protest against a plan to ease rent controls.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Sweden Capital: Stockholm; Currency: Swedish krona.

State News

3. Andhra Pradesh introduces SALT programme

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  • Andhra Pradesh has started a Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation (SALT) programme to transform foundational learning in government schools for which the World Bank has approved a loan of 250 million dollars.
  • The main objectives of the programme are strengthening foundation schools and providing training and skill development to teachers. Andhra Pradesh’s public school education system has more than 40 lakh children and nearly 2 lakh teachers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; Governor: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

Appointments News

4. Praveen Sinha appointed as Special Director of CBI

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  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Praveen Sinha as the Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Special Director is the second senior-most position in the agency after the Director.
  • The post was vacant since the last three years and was earlier held by Rakesh Asthana. Sinha is an IPS officer of the 1988 batch from Gujarat-cadre and prior to this, he was posted as Additional Director in the CBI.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Central Bureau of Investigation Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Central Bureau of Investigation Founded: 1 April 1963.

5. Twitter appoints California-based Jeremy Kessel as India Grievance Officer

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  • Twitter has announced the appointment of California-based Jeremy Kessel as the new Grievance Officer for India. Kessel is the Global Legal Policy Director of Twitter.
  • The appointment of Grievance Officer by social media companies is mandated under the new Information Technology Rules, 2021.
  • However, the appointment of Kessel is not seen to be in line with new IT rules guidelines, which mandate that the grievance redressal officer should be a resident of India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Twitter: Jack Dorsey.
  • Twitter formed: 21 March 2006.
  • Headquarters of Twitter: San Francisco, California, United States.

6. WhatsApp appoints Manesh Mahatme as Head of Payments in India

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  • WhatsApp has appointed former Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme as a director to lead the growth of its payments business in India.
  • As Director, WhatsApp Payments-India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for users, scaling the service and work towards contributing to the messaging app’s vision of digital and financial inclusion in India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • WhatsApp Founded: 2009;
  • WhatsApp CEO: Will Cathcart (Mar 2019–);
  • WhatsApp Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States;
  • WhatsApp Acquisition date: 19 February 2014;
  • WhatsApp Founders: Jan Koum, Brian Acton;
  • WhatsApp Parent organization: Facebook.

Defence News

7. DRDO successfully flight-tests ‘Agni P’ Ballistic Missile off Odisha Coast

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  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested a New Generation Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile “Agni P (Prime)” from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore.
  • As per Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials, Agni-Prime is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles.
  • Agni P (Prime) is a new-generation advanced variant from the Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised surface-to-surface ballistic missile having a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km.

8. Turkey, Azerbaijan begin joint military drills in Baku

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  • Turkey and Azerbaijan have begun joint military drills “Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – 2021” in Baku, deploying tanks, helicopters and drones in an effort to improve the two countries’ combat interoperability.
  • The exercises involve up to 600 personnel in an effort to improve the allies’ combat interoperability.
  • The main purpose of the exercises is to improve the interaction between the two countries’ army units during combat operations, to develop the commanders’ military decision-making skills and their ability to manage military units.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Turkey President: Recep Tayyip Erdogan;
  • Turkey Capital: Ankara;
  • Turkey Currency: Turkish lira;
  • Azerbaijan Capital: Baku;
  • Azerbaijan Prime minister: Ali Asadov;
  • Azerbaijan President: Ilham Aliyev;
  • Azerbaijan Currency: Azerbaijani manat.

9. Ukraine and U.S. launch “Sea Breeze drills”

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  • Ukraine and the United States launched joint naval exercises “Sea Breeze drills” in the Black Sea in a show of Western cooperation with Kiev as it faces off with Russia.
  • The drills come just days after the British Royal Navy’s HMS Defender passed near Russian-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea, with Moscow saying it fired warning shots at the destroyer to ward it off.
  • The Sea Breeze drills, which have taken place 21 times since 1997, will involve some 5,000 military personnel from more than 30 countries. The exercises will last two weeks and involve around 30 ships, including the missile destroyer USS Ross.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Ukraine President: Volodymyr Zelensky;
  • Ukraine Capital: Kyiv;
  • Ukraine Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia;
  • US Capital: Washington, D.C.;
  • US President: Joe Biden;
  • US Currency: United States Dollar.

Awards News

10. Journalist P Sainath wins Japan’s Fukuoka Grand Prize

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  • Journalist Palagummi Sainath has been awarded the Fukuoka Grand Prize for 2021. He is a committed journalist who has continued to investigate impoverished farming villages in India and captured the reality of the lifestyle of the residents in such areas.
  • The award, established by Japan’s Fukuoka city and the Fukuoka City International Foundation, is given to individuals and organisations for their work in preserving Asian culture. Besides the Grand Prize, there are two more award categories, academics and culture.
  • The Academics Prize was given to Professor Kishimoto Mio, a historian from Japan who specialises in the socio-economic history of China in the Ming-Qing period. Thailand-based writer and filmmaker Prabda Yoon received the Arts and Culture Award.

Sports News

11. Deepika Kumari wins Gold Medal at Archery World Cup Stage 3

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  • The ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari, created a new world record as she claimed three back-to-back gold medals in a single day, during the Archery World Cup Stage 3, held in Paris.
  • The Ranchi daughter claimed gold in each of women’s recurve individual, team and mixed pair events. India topped the medals tally with four gold medals. The fourth gold medal came by Abhishek Verma, from men’s individual event in the compound section.

Books and Authors News

12. A book titled “Kashmiri Century: Portrait of a Society in Flux” released

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  • A book titled “Kashmiri Century: Portrait of a Society in Flux” authored by Khemlata Wakhlu. She is a writer, a political leader and a social worker, who has devoted the past fifty years to using her many talents to improve a lot of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • A Kashmiri Century is a powerful and rare compilation of human-interest stories. Spanning a full century, it throws a compassionate light on the innocent and hard-working people who live in the beautiful valley of Kashmir.
  • The stories are all based on the author’s personal experiences and her intimate understanding of what it means to be a Kashmiri-speaking native. They cover the period from the late 19th century to the present day.
  • None of the available political treatises has ever delved deeply into the sociological and the human sides of living in the valley.

13. A book titled “Policymaker’s Journal: From New Delhi to Washington, DC” by Kaushik Basu

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  • A book titled “Policymaker’s Journal: From New Delhi to Washington, DC” authored by Kaushik Basu released soon. This book charts the course of Kaushik Basu’s career over seven years, as he moved out of the cloisters of academe to the frenetic world of policymaking, first in India as Chief Economic Adviser to the Indian Government and after that as Chief Economist at the World Bank in Washington.
  • Kaushik Basu is an Indian economist who was the Chief Economist of the World Bank from 2012 to 2016. He is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. From 2009 to 2012, during the UPA government’s second term, Basu served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

Important Days

14. International Day of the Tropics: 29 June

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  • The United Nations observe 29 June as International Day of the Tropics. The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face.
  • It provides an opportunity to take stock of progress across the tropics, to share tropical stories and expertise, and to acknowledge the diversity and potential of the region.
  • The inaugural State of the Tropics Report was launched on 29 June 2014, as the culmination of a collaboration between twelve leading tropical research institutions. The report offers a unique perspective on this increasingly important region.

15. National Statistics day celebrated on 29th June

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  • The government of India is celebrated National Statistics day on 29th June on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis.
  • The Day is celebrated to create awareness among youth about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. The Day to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies.
  • End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture (Sustainable Development Goal or SDG 2 of the UN) is the theme of this year’s National Statistics Day.
  • National Statistics Day was first celebrated on 29th June 2007. The Government of India decided to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the field of economic planning and statistical development and hence mark his birth anniversary as ‘National Statistics Day.

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