Daily Current Affairs for CLAT & Other Law Exam: 30th June 2022

By Anupam Kawde|Updated : June 30th, 2022
  • Current Affairs plays a vital role in the preparation of CLAT 2021 and other law exams. Current Affairs keep you updated about the happenings around the world. The majority of questions asked in the exam are from the latest current affairs. 
  • Current Affairs not only keeps you up to date but also provides you a better perspective and knowledge about the important burning issues worldwide.
  • The ‘General Knowledge, including current affairs section’ has witnessed the most drastic changes. The questions that were earlier directly asked have now been replaced with passage-based questions. Due to this change the section which was earlier an economical one in contrast to time consumption has become too lengthy and time-consuming.

 Defense

1. India successfully tests high-speed expendable aerial target Abhyas

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  • India has successfully tested the indigenously developed, high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT), 'ABHYAS' from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha.
  • It can be used as an aerial target for evaluating various missile systems.
  • It is developed and designed by Aeronautical Development Establishment, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • ABHYAS has been programmed for fully autonomous flight.
  • DRDO chairman: G. Satheesh Reddy; HQ: New Delhi

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 National & International Appointments

2. PESB selected Sandeep Kumar Gupta as a next chairman of GAIL

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  • The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Sandeep Kumar Gupta as the head of India's largest gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd.
  • He will replace Manoj Jain, who will be retired on August 31, 2022.
  • He has more than 31 years of working experience at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
  • He is working as a Director (Finance) of IOC since August 3, 2019.
  • If his appointment approved by ACC, then he will hold the office till February 2026.
  • GAIL HQ: New Delhi

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 Science & Technology

3. ISRO to launch rocket PSLV-C53, carrying three Singapore satellites

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  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is ready to launch the rocket PSLV-C53 with three Singapore satellites on 30th June, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
  • PSLV-C53, is the second dedicated commercial mission of the NewSpace India Limited, Department of Space.
  • Primary payloads: 365 kg earth observation satellite called DS-EO, a 155 kg NeuSAR satellite and the 2.8 kg Scoob-1 nano-satellite of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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 National Affairs

4. NITI Aayog launches report on Future Penetration of Electric Two-Wheelers

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  • NITI Aayog and TIFAC have launched a report titled ‘Forecasting Penetration of Electric Two-Wheelers in India’.
  • Total eight scenarios have been for analyzing the future penetration of electric two-wheelers in the country.
  • Optimistic scenario Forecasts: 100% penetration of electric two-wheelers in the Indian market by FY 2026–27.
  • TIFAC, is an autonomous organization set up in 1988 under the Department of Science & Technology.

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 Banking & Finance

5. Airtel Payments Bank partners Axis Bank to digitise the cash collection

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  • Airtel Payments Bank has joined hands with Axis Bank to digitize the cash collection system.
  • Region: India's tier III cities and semi-urban regions.
  • Benefits:
  • Axis Bank to build operational efficiencies in the cash management process, speed up the payment cycle 
  • It helps in releasing the bandwidth of field agents who operate across the country.
  • Agents can deposit the amount at any Airtel Payments Bank outlet, amount will be transferred to the Axis Bank accounts. 

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 Science & Technology

6. NASA launches CAPSTONE to evaluate new orbit for Artemis Moon Missions

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  • The first step of NASA’s CubeSat mission to the Moon has been successfully completed in space.
  • It was built to test a novel lunar orbit.
  • The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission has been launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand.
  • CAPSTONE is currently in low orbit of Earth and will take four months to reach its targeted lunar orbit. 

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 State Affairs

7. Telangana government inaugurates T-Hub 2.0, innovation centre in Hyderabad

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  • Telangana CM, K Chandrashekhar Rao has inaugurated the T-Hub 2.0, nation's leading innovation and startup catalyst.
  • This facility will support over 2000 startups under one roof, with a total built-up area of 5,82,689 sq. ft, making it the world’s largest innovation campus.
  • With the help of this hub, young Indians launch their startups with a collaborative innovation ecosystem.
  • Recently, Telangana has been placed among top-10 global ecosystems for 'affordable talent'.

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 Agreement

8. Japan's Renesas partners with Tata Motors to develop chip solutions

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  • Japanese chipmaker, Renesas Electronics Corp has joined hands with Tata Motors, formed a strategic partnership to design, develop and manufacture semiconductor solutions for domestic and global markets.
  • Renesas will also work with Tejas Networks (subsidiary of Tata Group company) on wireless network solutions including 5G.
  • In March 2022, the next-generation EV Innovation Center (NEVIC) was jointly set up by the Renesas and Tata Elxsi (Tata Group).

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 National Affairs

9. Union Minister Arjun Munda launches GOAL 2.0 programme in New Delhi

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  • Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda has launched the second phase of the Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Programme in New Delhi.
  • The GOAL 1.0 has changed the lives of tribal youth through the digital mentorship programme.
  • This programme will also create a platform for Self-Help Groups and ten lakh families associated with TRIFED to take their products global.
  • Aim: To digitally upskill the youth from tribal communities of the country.

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 Honours & Awards

10. Odisha govt wins first prize in 2022 National MSME Award

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  • Odisha's MSME Department has been awarded first prize in the category “National MSME Award 2022" to States/UTs for their outstanding contribution in the promotion and Development of MSME Sector.
  • Bihar and Haryana have been placed second and third respectively.
  • Kalahandi, Odisha won third prize in the category of Aspirational districts for outstanding contribution in the promotion and development of MSME Sector.

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 Banking & Finance

11. SEBI imposes monetary penalty of ₹7 cr on NSE

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  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India has imposed a penalty of 7 crore on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and 5 crore on Chitra Ramkrishna (former CEO of the exchange) in the dark fibre case.
  • The market regulator has also penalized Anand Subramanian (former group operating officer) and Ravi Varanasi (current CBD officer), 5 crore each.
  • Sampark Infotainment, Way2Wealth Brokers and GKN Securities have been fined 3 crore, 6 crore and 5 crore, respectively.

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 National Affairs

12. The Centralized Pay System, PADMA for Indian Coast Guard launched

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  • Rajnish Kumar, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Ministry of Defence has launched the Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA).
  • PADMA is an automated Pay & Allowances module for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It is developed under the aegis of Defense Accounts Department.
  • It will be operated by Pay Accounts Office Coast Guard, Noida. 
  • ICG Director General: Virender Singh Pathania
  • Founded: 1 February 1977

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 Important Dates

13. International Asteroid Day: 30th June

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  • World Asteroid Day is observed annually on June 30 to raise the awareness about the asteroid hazardous impact.
  • In December 2016, UNGA has adopted resolution A/RES/71/90 to declare 30 June International Asteroid Day.
  • This day marked the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908.
  • The General Assembly’s decision was made based on a proposal by the Association of Space Explorers.

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