Daily GK Update: 20th June 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : June 20th, 2022

 Sports

1. Manu and Shiva win at Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting competition

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  • The team of Manu Bhaker and Shiva Narwal has won the 10m air pistol mixed team title at the 20th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting competition.
  • They beat the duo of Amanpreet Singh and Shweta Singh of ONGC by 16-8 to clinched the gold medal.
  • Esha Singh (Telangana), had teamed up with Kaushik Gopu to win bronze in both the senior and junior mixed team competitions.
  • Meena Kumari (Haryana) has clinched the women’s 50m rifle title. 
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 National Affairs

2. PM Modi launches various development projects in Bengaluru worth Rs 27K cr

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  • PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate and launch various development programmes in Bengaluru and Mysuru.
  • During his two days visit, he will inaugurate the Brain Cell Research Centre, it cost 450 crore rupees, which was donated by Kris Gopalakrishnan (co-founder of Infosys).
  • PM will also lay foundation stone for an 850 bed Bagchi-Parthasarathy Research hospital at IISc being funded by MindTree IT company.
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 Sports

3. Neeraj Chopra will lead 37-member athletics team in Birmingham CWG 2022

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  • Neeraj Chopra will lead the 37-member Indian athletics contingent in Birmingham, 2022 Commonwealth Games in July-August.
  • The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has named a 37-member contingent for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham.
  • The contingent include Avinash Sable (3000m Steeplechase); Nitender Rawat (Marathon); M Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees Yahiya (Long Jump); Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel and Eldhose Paul (Triple Jump) and many more.
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 Important Dates

4. World Refugee Day 2022: 20 June

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  • World Refugee Day is observed annually on June 20 to throws light on the difficulties faced by refugees.
  • The United Nations has observed this day since 2001.
  • This day was first observed on June 20, 2001 to marks the 50th anniversary of the 1951 refugee convention that discussed refugee protection, but UN adopted resolution 55/76 on December 4, 2000.
  • 2022 theme: Whoever, Whatever, Whenever. Everyone has a right to seek safety.
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 Banking & Finance

5. Fitch revises rating outlook on 9 Indian banks from 'Negative' to 'Stable'

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  • Fitch Ratings has shift the rating outlook of nine Indian banks which include SBI, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank, from negative to stable.
  • The other banks are: Bank of Baroda (BOB), Bank of Baroda (New Zealand) Ltd, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Union Bank of India.
  • The Fitch's Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) are based on assessment of high to moderate probability of extraordinary state support for these banks.
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 National & International Organizations

6. 12th Ministerial Conference of WTO held in Geneva, Switzerland

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  • The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of World Trade Organisation concluded at WTO headquarters in Geneva on 16th June 2022.
  • The Conference was co-hosted by Kazakhstan and chaired by Mr Timur Suleimenov (Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan's President).
  • The ministers from across the world attended the meeting to review the functioning of the multilateral trading system, make general statements and to take action on the future work of the WTO.
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 International Affairs

7. Japan to attend NATO summit for first time in Madrid, Spain

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  • Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida will attend North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, which will be held in Madrid and becomes the Japan's first leader to join NATO summit.
  • Sweden and Finland will also send delegations to the summit and South Korea’s new President Yoon Suk-yeol will also become the first leader from his country to join the meeting.
  • NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
  • NATO Secretary General: Jens Stoltenberg
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 Banking & Finance

8. Kotak General Insurance joins hands with PhonePe to offer vehicle cover

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  • Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Limited (Kotak General Insurance) has partnered with PhonePe Insurance Broking Services Pvt. Ltd (PhonePe).
  • Aim: To offer motor insurance on the PhonePe platform.
  • With the help of this platform, the Kotak General Insurance will provide quick and seamless car and two-wheeler insurance policies to its customers.
  • Phonepe HQ: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Kotak Mahindra General Insurance HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra
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 National & International Organizations

9. Khuvsgul lake of Mongolia added to UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

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  • Khuvsgul Lake National Park of Mongolia has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
  • This decision was made during the 34th session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme taking place in Paris, France.
  • Location of Khuvsgul Lake: Northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul near the Russian border.
  • The lake is 1,645 meters above sea level, 136 km long and 262m deep.
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 Banking & Finance

10. Govt declares IT resources of ICICI, HDFC, NPCI as critical information

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  • IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure’, declared by the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY).
  • The government has the power to declare any data, database, IT network or communications infrastructure as CII to protect that digital asset as per the IT Act of 2000.
  • Any person who secures access to a protected system in violation of the law can be punished with a jail term of up to 10 years. 
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Daily GK Update: 20th June 2022

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