General Knowledge & Current Affairs

June 2022 - 20th to 26th

  • IAF releases details on Agnipath recruitment scheme; process to begin from June 24
  • New Delhi: Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor to cut commute time by 15 mins
  • Polio Immunisation 2022 starts in 11 states & UTs across country
  • Aadhaar number to be linked to voters list
  • Agnipath’: Army announces recruitment, registration from next month
  • PM inaugurates the Centre for Brain Research and lays the foundation Stone for Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital at IISc Bengaluru
  • PM inaugurates new campus of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University in Bengaluru
  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah addresses the National Conference on Cyber Safety and National Security in New Delhi
  • Indian Coast Guard inducts indigenously designed, developed Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III in Chennai
  • NEW CHIEF JUSTICES
    – Justice Satish Chandra Sharma: Delhi High Court
    – Justice Vipin Sanghi: Uttarakhand HC
    – Justice Ujjal Bhuyan: Telangana HC
    – Justice Amjad Ahtesham Sayed: Himachal Pradesh HC
    – Justice Shinde Sambhaji Shiwaji: Rajasthan HC
    – Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya: Gauhati HC
  • Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha will be the opposition candidate for the Presidential Election
  • Diplomat Ruchira Kamboj to become India’s Permanent Representative to UN
  • YOGA DAY AWARDS
    – Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion of Yoga announced
    – Individual winners: Bhikkhu Sanghasena from Ladakh and Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodrigues from Brazil
    – Organisation winners: The Divine Life Society from Uttarakhand and British Wheel of Yoga from UK
  • Former Jharkhand Governor & Odisha minister Draupadi Murmu named candidate of be BJP-led NDA for Presidential polls
  • Australian Deputy PM and Minister for Defence Richard Marles visits India
  • EAM S. Jaishankar to lead Indian delegation to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda from June 22 to 25
  • PM addresses BRICS Business Forum virtually
  • Centre flags off Bharat Gaurav train connecting India and Nepal operating on the Ramayana Circuit
  • ‘Jyotirgamaya’ festival showcasing talent of unsung performers being held in New Delhi
  • Illegal to use police personnel as orderlies for domestic work: Madras HC
  • GSAT-24 satellite (4180 kg), built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana (South America)
  • IPS officer Dinkar Gupta appointed director general of National Investigation Agency (NIA)
  • Maharashtra: Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs declare Eknath Shinde as their leader
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addresses CHOGM Foreign Ministers’ plenary in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Home Ministry extends FCRA validity of NGOs with pending renewal till Sept 30
  • Indian Ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat meets Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing
  • No entry of medium, heavy vehicles into Delhi from October 1
  • Tamil Nadu government dispatches second consignment of relief materials to Sri Lanka worth Rs.67.70 crore

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed on June 19
  • World Sickle Cell Awareness Day observed on June 19
  • British journalist Dom Phillips confirmed dead in Brazil; he and his guide had gone missing on a book research trip in the Amazon
  • Colombia: Gustavo Petro elected new President
  • Wildfires gut more than 30,00 hectares in Spain
  • World Refugee Day celebrated on June 20
  • Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov’s Nobel Peace Prize medal fetches record $103.5 million in auction
  • World’s largest recorded freshwater fish weighing 300 kg caught in Cambodia
  • International Day of Yoga celebrated on June 21, theme: ‘Yoga for humanity’
  • World Music Day celebrated on June 21
  • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice observed on June 21
  • Afghanistan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Paktika province; over 900 killed
  • Russia warns Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned rail transfer of some goods to Kaliningrad
  • South Korea launches first satellite with homegrown Nuri rocket
  • Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter deal gets board endorsement
  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks to move from China’s Kunming to Montreal over pandemic-related delays
  • BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) annual summit held virtually; hosted by China
  • Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’ for cutting gas flows
  • International Widows’ Day observed on June 23
  • United Nations Public Service Day celebrated on June 23

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  • Govt. to implement Employees’ State Insurance Scheme in entire country by year-end
  • Govt. tags IT assets of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure
  • RBI unveils “Payments Vision 2025” with a core theme of ‘E-Payments for Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime’ (4Es)
  • Hardeep S. Puri launches National Initiative for Promotion of Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN); over 1 lakh construction workers will be trained in partnership with the NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) under DAY-NULM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission)
  • Ration card portability implemented across India with Assam being last to operationalise
  • Expedite NPA resolution, focus on credit growth: Finance ministry to PSBs
  • Govt dept to collaborate with SBI to create integrated pension portal
  • Apollo Hospitals partners with Imperial Hospital, Bangladesh; to manage 375-bed multispeciality tertiary care hospital in Chittagong
  • India had current account deficit of 1.2% of GDP in 2021-22; had surplus of 0.9% in 2020-21: RBI
  • Country’s foreign exchange reserves rose by USD 30.3 billion in 2021-22: RBI
  • RBI stops non-bank payment instrument (PPI) issuers from loading wallets, cards via credit lines
  • Yes Bank launches FDs linked to repo rate
  • India stands 4th in global gold recycling; recycled 75 tonnes in 2021: WGC
  • Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai inaugurates largest IKEA store in India
  • RBI proposes norms for outsourcing of IT services by banks, NBFCs; regulated entities (REs) will not require prior approval from the central bank for the outsourcing of IT and IT-enabled services
  • World Bank approves $245-million loan for the railway logistics project to help reduce India’s high carbon emissions
  • Seven companies have built ONDC (open network for digital commerce) compatible apps: Piyush Goyal
  • Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah addresses National Conclave of Scheduled and Multi-State Urban Co-operative Banks and Credit Societies on Future Role of Urban Cooperative Credit Sector in New Delhi
  • PM inaugurates Vanijya Bhawan– the new premises of Commerce & Industry Ministry – in New Delhi
  • PM launches NIRYAT (National Import-Export Record for Yearly Analysis of Trade) portal, a one-stop platform for stakeholders to get all necessary information related to India’s foreign trade
  • ONGC Videsh Limited announces new discovery in Colombia
  • Gautam Adani and his family pledge to donate Rs 60,000 cr for social causes
  • IOC unveils indoor solar cook top Surya Nutan
  • CBI starts biggest banking fraud probe; registers a case against Dewan Housing Finance Corporation promoters Kapil Wadhawan, Dheeraj Wadhawan and others for defrauding a consortium of 17 banks to the tune of Rs. 34,615 crores

  • 2022 Indonesia Open badminton in Jakarta Winners — Men’s singles: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, Women’s singles: Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-ying, Men’s doubles: China’s Liu Yuchen & Ou Xuanyi, Women’s doubles: Japan’s Nami Matsuyama & Chiharu Shida and Mixed doubles: China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong.
  • Basketball: Golden State Warriors defeat Golden State Warriors to win NBA Finals crown in Boston
  • Women’s weightlifting: Bindyarani Devi improves upon her National records in 55kg
  • Sunil Chhetri becomes joint fifth highest goalscorer in international football history with 84 goals
  • B. Aishwarya creates new national record in women’s triple jump: 14.14m
  • Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin with throw of 86.69m at the Kuortane Games in Finland
  • Torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad launched by PM at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi
  • Former athlete Hari Chand dies at 69; won gold in 5000m & 10,000m at Bangkok Asian Games in 1978
  • England’s Matt Fitzpatrick wins 2022 United States Open Championship in Boston
  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Formula One Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal
  • Asian Track Cycling Championships in New Delhi: India finish with best-ever nine senior medals
  • International Olympic Day celebrated on June 23; theme: ‘Together for a peaceful world’
  • Former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar becomes first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA).
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