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Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd June 2021

Published on June 22, 2021
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis’.
    • Author: Amitav Ghosh
    • Title of Book: ‘Monk in a Merc’
    • Author: Ashok Pangariya
    • Title of Book: ‘The 7 Sins of Being a Mother’
    • Author: Tahira Kashyap Khurrana
  • Awards and Recognition: Sumita Mitra: She is an Indian-American chemist and was honoured with the European Inventor Award 2021 in the 'Non-European Patent Office countries' category. She was awarded for inventing dental filling invention by using Nanotechnology.
  • Important Days and Themes: 21st June: World Music Day
    • 21st June: World Hydrography Day
    • Theme for 2021: One Hundred Years of International Cooperation in Hydrography
Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd June 2021
  • India is ranked at 51st position for money deposited in Swiss Bank. The ranking data was released in ‘Annual Bank Statistics of 2020’ by the Swiss National Bank (SNB). The list was topped by the United Kingdom.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Swiss National Bank: Berne, Zurich
  • The German agrochemicals major named Bayer launched the first-ever yellow watermelon variety called Yellow Gold 48. It was launched under the Seminis brand in India. The Yellow watermelon was developed from superior germplasm under Bayer’s global research and development efforts. It is suitable to be cultivated from October to February and harvesting is suitable from April onwards.
  • ‘Khedo Punjab’ Mobile App: It was launched by Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who is the Minister of Sports and Youth Service in the state government. The app will display all the sports departments and sportspersons on it. The app will allow a current sportsperson to register themselves on it and select the game of their interest and identify international, national and state goals of their interest sports.
  • Static Part: 
    • Rivers in Punjab: Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum
    • Lakes in Punjab: Harike Lake, Kanjli Lake, Ropar Lake
  • India—5th Largest Recipient of FDI in 2020
  • Union Bank of India signed MoU with NSIC
  • Appointments on 22nd June 2021
  • IN participated in Naval Exercise with the EU Naval Force
  • ‘Ashirbad’ Scheme-- Odisha


Q.1 What is the rank of India in terms of money deposited in Swiss bank as per the data from ‘Annual Bank Statistics of 2020’ by Swiss National Bank (SNB)?
a. 81st
b. 74th
c. 34th
d. 51st

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