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The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!

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National News

1. ‘Tribes India’ & ‘Go Tribal Campaign’ of Tribes India launched

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i. The Minister of State for Tribal Affairs launched the following campaigns for the Tribes of India in New Delhi:
  • ‘Go Tribal Campaign’ of Tribes India launched to promote the use of tribal handicrafts, handicrafts and natural products.
  • ‘Tribes India’ launched globally through Amazon Global Selling to step up Exports of Tribal Products.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC Mains:
  • Minister of State for Tribal Affairs: Renuka Singh.
  • Brand Ambassador of Tribes India: MC Mary Kom.

2. ‘One nation one ration card’ scheme from July 1, 2020

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i. ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme will be available across the country from July 1, 2020. 
ii. The scheme will allow portability of food security benefits according to which the poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country as long as their ration cards are linked to Aadhaar.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:
  • Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Ram Vilas Paswan.
3. Money in Swiss banks: India ranked 74

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i. According to the Swiss National Bank (SNB), India has moved down one place to 74th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks
ii. U.K. has retained its top position.
iii. India was ranked 73rd last year, after jumping from its 88th rank a year ago.
4. UGC approves a scheme “STRIDE” to boost research culture in India

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i. University Grants Commission has approved a ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ to boost research culture in India. 
ii. It will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant.
iii. An Advisory Committee has been set up by the UGC under the chairmanship of Prof Bhushan Patwardhan to oversee the entire scheme.
iv. Objectives of STRIDE:
  • To identify young talent, strengthen research culture, build capacity, promote innovation and support trans disciplinary research for India’s developing economy and national development.
  • To fund multi institutional network high impact research projects in humanities and human sciences.

Banking/Economy News

5. No charges on NEFT, RTGS money transfers from 1 July

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i. As per Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20, the Reserve Bank of India will stop imposing additional charges on Fund transfer through RTGS and NEFT systems from 1st July, 2019
ii. This has been done to provide an impetus to digital funds movement.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:
  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das, Headquarters: Mumbai, Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.
  • The real time gross settlement (RTGS) system is meant for large value instantaneous fund transfers and the national electronic funds transfer (NEFT) system is used for fund transfers of up to Rs 2 lakh.
State News

6. Tamil yeoman declared Tamil Nadu’s state butterfly

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i. Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) butterfly has been declared the state butterfly of Tamil Nadu
ii. These butterflies are also known as Tamil Maravan, which means warrior,  are found mainly in the hilly areas.
iii. Tamil Nadu is only the fifth state in the country to declare its state butterfly.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:
  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai, CM: Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.
Sports News  

7. Max Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix

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i. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix for the second year in a row
while champion Mercedes lost for the first time in this season.
Appointments

8. K. Natarajan has sworn in as the 23rd chief of ICG


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i. K. Natarajan took over as the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). He has become the 23rd chief of India’s coastal security force. He took over from Rajendra Singh.
Important days
9. 2nd anniversary of GST to be celebrated today as “GST Day”

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i. India will celebrate 1st July as the “Goods & Services Tax DAY”. This year, it is the second anniversary of the implementation of historic tax reform of Goods & Services Tax.
ii. The introduction of GST in the Indian economy has replaced a multi-layered, complex indirect tax structure with a simple, transparent and technology-driven tax regime.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC:
  • GST was launched on 1st July 2017 in New Delhi. 
  • Chairperson of GST Council: Union Finance Minister of India.
10. National Doctors’ Day: 1 July

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i. India observe 1st July as the National Doctors’ Day. The day is celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities.
ii. National Doctor’s Day is also celebrated to honour the legendary physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
iii. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961.
11. International Day of Parliamentarism: 30 June

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i. The United Nations observe 30 June as the International Day of Parliamentarism. This day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day to day lives of people around the world.
ii. This day also acknowledges the formation of the Inter Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments which was established in 1889.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Mains:
  • 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 Asteroid Day: 30 June

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i. The United Nations observe 30 June as International Asteroid Day. 
ii. The day is celebrated to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near Earth object threat.
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