Current Affairs in English – 20 June, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup venues across U.S., Canada and Mexico:

  • Matches for the 2026 World Cup will be held in 11 US cities as well as three host sites in Mexico and two in Canada, soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, announced.
  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino;
  • FIFA Founded: 21 May 1904;
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.

‘Fujian,’ China’s third most advanced domestically built aircraft carrier launched:

  • China launched its third aircraft carrier, the country’s most modern and first completely domestically made naval warship, as an aggressive Beijing pushed to expand its navy’s range.
  • China launched its third aircraft carrier, the country’s most modern and first “completely domestically made” naval warship, as an aggressive Beijing pushed to expand its navy’s range in the key Indo-Pacific area

NATIONAL NEWS

New Delhi to host National summit on cyber security and National security:

  • At Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs will organise a National Conference on Cyber Safety and National Security.
  • Union Minister of Home Affairs: Shri Amit Shah
  • Minister of Culture: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Hamad International Airport named World’s Best Airport 2022:

  • Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the second year running.

RBI’s ‘Payments Vision 2025’ aims for a three-fold increase in digital payments:

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s ‘Payments Vision 2025’ plan, which wants to triple the volume of digital payments, is progressive, according to industry players.
  • In light of rising geopolitical threats, the RBI released its Payments Vision 2025 document, which discusses ring-fencing domestic payment networks, as well as the necessity to enforce domestic processing of payment transactions.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates National Yoga Olympiad 2022:

  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated National Yoga Olympiad 2022 and quiz competition in New Delhi.
  • The National Yoga Olympiad is being organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training.
  • This year about six hundred students from 26 states and UTs and Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of Regional Institutions of Education will be participating in the forthcoming National Yoga Olympiad.

APPOINTMENTS

Appointment of new chief justices to five high courts approved:

  • The appointment of new chief justices to five high courts has been approved by the government. The appointment for several states has been announced by govt.
  • The appointment of new chief justices to five high courts has been approved by the government.
  • The appointment for Uttarakhand, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gauhati has been announced by the Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice of India: Shri Kiren Rijiju

SPORTS

Neeraj Chopra to lead 37-member athletics team for CWG 2022:

  • Neeraj Chopra will be leading a 37-member Indian athletics team at the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the Athletics Federation of India announced.
  • The Tokyo Olympics gold medallist will be the flag bearer in Birmingham as star sprinters like Hima Das and Dutee Chand booked their berth for the Games that will be held from July 28 – August 8.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Refugee Day 2022 observed on 20 June:

  • World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June.
  • World Refugee Day was designated as an International Day by the UN (United Nations).
  • While the theme of World Refugee Day 2022 has not been rolled out, last year it was “Together we heal, learn and shine.”

PER DAY ONE INFO

Physics

  • The world’s first oil well was drilled in 1859 in Pennsylvania in the United States.
  • Acids are sour in taste.
  • In acidic solution, blue litmus changes into Red colour.

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