Daily GK Update: 14th June 2022

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : June 14th, 2022

 Sports

1. Haryana becomes champion at Khelo India Youth Games 2021

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  • Host state Haryana becomes the champion at the 4th Khelo India Youth Games 2021.
  • Haryana tops the medal tally with 52 gold, 39 silver, and 46 bronze medals.
  • While Maharashtra finished 2nd with 45 gold, 40 silver, and 40 bronze.
  • Karnataka finished 3rd with 22 gold, 17 silver and 28 bronze. 
  • Karnataka swimmer Aneesh Gowda won the highest number of medals (six Gold).
  • Maharashtra swimmer Apeksha Fernandes and gymnast Sanyukta Kale won five gold medals each in the games.
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 Sports

2. Max Verstappen wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022

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  • Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix 2022.
  • He became the most successful driver in the Red Bull of all time.
  • Red Bull’s Sergio Perez came second and Mercedes’ George Russell came at the third spot.
  • He leads over Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
  • The Ferrari duo of Leclerc and Carlos Sainz had a terrible outing in the street circuit of Baku with their cars suffering their respective problems, knocking them out midway through the race.
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 Banking & Finance

3. Indian Bank launches digital renewal scheme for Kisan credit card holders

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  • Indian Bank launched its KCC Digital Renewal scheme, enabling eligible customers to renew their Kisan Credit Card accounts via digital modes.  
  • The initiative is part of the bank’s digital transformation under project ‘WAVE’ - World of Advanced Virtual Experience. 
  • The account renewals can be done using Indian Bank’s IndOASIS mobile app and internet banking.
  • Out of the total agriculture portfolio of ₹88,100 cr, KCC constitutes ₹22,300 cr with 15.84 lakh customers. 
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 Banking & Finance

4. UAE’s META4 to invest ₹250 cr in new EV manufacturing facility in Telangana

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  • UAE-based META4 Group has signed an MoU with the Telangana govt to set up an Electric Vehicle manufacturing plant with an investment of ₹250 crores in Zaheerabad, Telangana.
  • As per the MoU, the Telangana govt will provide 15 acres of subsidized land in the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone, Zaheerabad.
  • META4 has made this investment through Voltly Energy, which provides advanced EV 2-wheeler manufacturing and delivers energy-efficient EV charging solutions. 
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 National Affairs

5. PM Modi to Inaugurate Jagatguru Sreesanth Tukaram Maharaj Shila Mandir

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving on a one-day visit to Maharashtra today.
  • He will inaugurate Jagatguru Sreesanth Tukaram Maharaj Shila Mandir at Dehu near Pune.
  • The city of Dehu is sanctified by the Jagadguru Sant Tukaram Maharaj, a renowned poet and worshipper of Lord Vithala, from 17th century.
  • This place is highly revered especially by the warkari sect for whom the verses written by Sant Tukaram, fondly called Tukoba, are the essence of their life. 
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 Sports

6. Viktor Axelsen, Chen Yufei Clinch Singles Titles at BWF Indonesia Masters

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  • Olympic champions Viktor Axelsen and Chen Yufei clinched the respective men’s and women’s singles titles at the BWF Indonesia Masters 2022.
  • Axelsen (Denmark) defeated Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen in straight sets.
  • While  Chen Yufei (China) beats Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon.
  • For Chen, triumph in Jakarta marks a first individual tournament victory since she won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
  • After the Indonesia Masters, the Indonesia Open is set to begin on June 14.
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 Schemes

7. Govt launches Agnipath military recruitment scheme

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  • The Indian govt has introduced the Agnipath Military recruitment scheme, a 4-year tenure scheme for the defense troops.
  • The scheme will facilitate the induction of more troops for shorter-term tenures.
  • The scheme has been planned and is being implemented by the Department of Military Affairs.
  • Under the scheme, candidates will join the defense forces and continue for a period of four years only.
  • The scheme also aims to induct younger candidates. 
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 National Affairs

8. Railway minister launches Railway Innovation portal for funding Start-up

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  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the Indian Railway Innovation Portal with a start-up policy for railways.
  • Aim: promoting Indian innovators and entrepreneurs through a series of innovative start-ups. 
  • Railways will continue supporting the innovative start-ups, by all means, even granting up to Rs 1.5 cr to innovative start-ups.
  • Platform should be used with getting support from Indian Railways in form of a 50% capital grant, assured market, scale and ecosystem
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 National Affairs

9. Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela to be hosted in 200 locations

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  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be organising the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela every month now on.
  • Aim:  to connect the youth with more opportunities for on-ground training within corporates and further a chance to get employment.
  • The PM National Apprenticeship Mela will take place across 200+ locations in India.
  • Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: Dharmendra Pradhan
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 National Affairs

10. Fortified rice to be distributed in 291 aspirational through PDS in 2022-23

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  • The central govt has said that fortified rice will be distributed in 291 aspirational and high-burden districts across the country through Public Distribution System in 2022-23
  • Govt has planned to provide 175 lakh MT of fortified rice during this phase.
  • The focus will be on to cover all Integrated Child Development Services Centre, PM - Poshan and Mid-Day Meal schools.
  • During 2021-22, around 17 lakh MT of fortified rice have been distributed under ICDS and PM- Poshan.
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 Banking & Finance

11. Bharat FIH receives Sebi's approval for ₹5,000 crore public offering

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  • Bharat FIH has received market regulator SEBI's approval for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) aggregating to 5,000 crores.
  • Bharat FIH is a subsidiary of FIH Mobile a leading manufacturing services provider for the mobile handset industry, which is a part of Foxconn Technology Group.
  • The company makes devices for Xiaomi and Nokia.
  • The IPO size comprises a fresh issue worth 2,501.9 crore and an offer for sale up to 2,501.9 crore by Wonderful Stars.
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 Important Dates

12. World Blood Donor Day 2022: 14th June

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  • World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14 June every year to spread awareness regarding the need for “safe blood and blood products for transfusion”.
  • Theme (Slogan) for 2022: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity.
  • The host nation for World Blood Donor Day 2022 is Mexico
  • The WHO initiated and declared June 14, the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, as WBD in 2004.
  •  Karl Landsteiner distinguished human blood into A, B, AB and O groups.
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 Banking & Finance

13. XPay.Life launches UPI services targeted at rural India

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  • Fintech startup XPay.Life, India’s 1st blockchain-enabled transaction framework, launched its UPI services targeted at rural India.
  • aim: to make financial facilities accessible for people in rural areas.
  • The launch of its UPI services is expected to benefit XPay.Life’s 4 mn consumers across more than 15 states and 1 lakh villages.
  • XPay.Life along with NABARD, NPCI and the state govt working towards strengthening DB and payments by enabling the last mile link.
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 Banking & Finance

14. OmniCard becomes 1st RBI licensed PPI to launch cash withdrawal in all ATM

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  • OmniCard became the 1st RBI licensed PPI to launch cash withdrawal using a RuPay-powered card from any ATMs across the country.
  • The move came in after RBI permitted the non-bank licensed entities to enable cash withdrawals from the digital wallets. 
  • OmniCard users can withdraw cash from any ATM at their convenience with full security from frauds like card theft, card cloning, and PIN skimming.
  • The company is working with NPCI to enable the facility.
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Daily GK Update: 14th June 2022

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