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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th June 2022

Published on June 16, 2022
  • Important Days & Events: June 16th is observed as The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) which was adopted by the United Nations.
    • Theme: Recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion.
  • Sports: India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set a new national record as he threw 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.
    • Gurunaidu won gold in the men’s 55-kilogram category event. At the IWF Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico.
  • Banking: Indian Bank launched its KCC Digital Renewal scheme, enabling eligible customers to renew their Kisan Credit Card accounts via digital modes.
    • Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority has inked MoUs with the State Bank of India Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, and Small Industries Development Bank of India. To encourage investment in the UP Defense Industrial Corridor.
  • First-ever India-European Union (EU) Security and Defence Consultations were held in Brussels, Belgium. The consultations were held following the decision taken at India-EU Summit in July 2020.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th June 2022
  • Delhi Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India, has built an oxygen-producing facility at G. B. Pant Hospital in New Delhi.
  • Amara Raja Power Systems will build the country’s first green hydrogen fueling station for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
  • 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the Central Government’s dream initiative, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). This initiative is a regional airport development program that is part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for upgrading under-served air routes.
  • XPay.Life, to be India’s first blockchain-enabled transaction framework, has launched its UPI services aimed at rural India.
  • The Union Government has developed the Rashtriya Puruskar Portal, which invites nominations for numerous awards given by various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.
  • According to Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Kerala has been ranked first in Asia in Affordable Talent in the start-up ecosystem.
  • Glenmark pharmaceuticals launched the novel fixed-dose combination (FDC) drug Indacaterol plus Mometasone for patients suffering from uncontrolled asthma in India.
  • Food aggregators such as Swiggy and Zomato will be required to list the nutritional values and food allergens of all items displayed on the menu.
  • DCGI has recommended granting market authorization to the Serum Institute of India (SII) to manufacture indigenously-developed India’s first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer for the 9 to 26-year age group.
  • IBBI amends rules, creditors may get Power to Remove Liquidator under IBC
  • Indian Microfinance industry's Loan Book grows 10% to Rs 2.85 trn in FY22
  • India will get 5G services by March 2023
  • Ministry of Railways has launched Indian Railways Innovation Policy
  • Contactless payments see Six times growth in last 3 years

Questions:

Q.1 Which bank has launched the KCC Digital Renewal scheme?
a. SBI
b. Indian Bank
c. Allahabad Bank
d. Canara Bank

Q.2 Which of the following government has signed an MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India to build an oxygen-producing facility?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Delhi
c. Maharastra
d. Andhra Pradesh

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