Current Affairs in English – 9 June, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

World Bank cuts India GDP forecast to 7.5%:

  • The World Bank has slashed its growth forecast for India for the current financial year to 7.5 percent, a hefty 1.2 percentage points down from its previous forecast of 8.7 percent.
  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States;
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944;
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

UN to grant humanitarian assistance of $48 million to Sri Lanka amid crisis:

  • United Nations has planned to provide humanitarian assistance of around $48 million over a four-month period to Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka Capital: Jayawardenepura Kotte;
  • Sri Lanka Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee;
  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe;
  • Sri Lanka President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

NATIONAL NEWS

Amit Shah inaugurates new building of National Tribal Research Institute in New Delhi:

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Amit Shah has inaugurated the newly built National Tribal Research Institute (NTRI) in New Delhi.
  • The institute will collaborate and network with reputed research institutes, universities, and organisations as well as academic bodies and resource centres. It is being established at a cost of 10 crore rupees.

Dharmendra Pradhan urges Students to be Nurtured as Future Entrepreneurs:

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the era of incremental change is over and urged higher educational institutions to focus on exponential development.
  • India has demonstrated its technical capability in many programmes such as UPI, Direct Benefit Transfer, and Aadhar, and that we must build on this strength and create a future-ready workforce to accept the changes resulting from Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Defence Minister increased funding for the DRDO’s TDF scheme to Rs 50 crore:

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh authorized an increase in financing for MSMEs and startups under the Ministry of Defence’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) plan.
  • The initiative, which encourages the development of indigenous components, products, systems, and technologies, will now have a maximum project value of Rs 50 crore, up from Rs 10 crore previously.
  • The increased funding is in accordance with the budget announcement and will help the government achieve its goal of self-reliance in the defence sector, according to the defence ministry.
  • Defence Minister: Shri Rajnath Singh
  • Finance Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman
  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G Satheesh Reddy

PM Modi launches new series of coins with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav design:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a special series of coins that are also ‘visually impaired friendly’.
  • The coins of Re 1, Rs 2, 5, 10 and 20 denominations will have the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) design.
  • They are not commemorative coins and will be part of circulation. These new series of coins will remind people of the goal of amrit kal and motivate people to work towards the development of the country.

Goa CM Launches ‘Beach Vigil App’ for Holistic Management of beaches:

  • The chief minister (CM) of Goa, Pramod Sawant has launched a ‘Beach Vigil App’.
  • Goa Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai;
  • Goa Wildlife Sanctuaries: Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife
  • Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary;
  • Goa Festivals: Goa Mango Festival.

‘Sital Sasthi’ festival being celebrated in Odisha:

  • Sital Sasthi is a sacred Hindu festival is being celebrated in Odisha. This week-long special festival highlights the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • According to the Hindu calendar, Sital Sasthi is observed on the sixth day of the Jyestha month during the Shukla Paksha.
  • Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar;
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal;
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik.

Union Health Minister releases FSSAI’s 4th State Food Safety Index on World Food Safety Day:

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) compiled the report to assess states’ performance across five food safety categories on World Food Safety Day.
  • The winning State/UTs based on the rating for the year 2021-22 were additionally honoured by the Health Minister for their outstanding performance across five food safety metrics.

Forbes Real Time Billionaires List: Mukesh Ambani topped as India’s richest men:

  • Recently, Forbes Real Time Billionaires List was declared. It featured the list of the richest person around the world.

APPOINTMENTS

Alok Kumar Choudhary takes charge as MD of SBI

  • Alok Kumar Choudhary has took charge as the new Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India (SBI).
  • His appointment comes in the wake of the superannuation of Ashwani Bhatia as Managing Director on May 31, 2022.
  • Choudhary was previously Deputy Managing Director (Finance) at the bank. As the new MD, he will be handling retail business and operations.
  • State Bank of India Founded: 1 July 1955;
  • State Bank of India Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • State Bank of India Chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara.

SPORTS

Shreyas G Hosur became 1st Indian Railways officer to complete gruelling ‘Ironman’ Triathlon:

  • This event includes 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running. He completed the event in 13 hours and 26 minutes in Hamburg, Germany.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Accreditation Day observed on 9th June

  • World Accreditation Day (WAD) is celebrated on June 9 every year
  • This year the theme for World Accreditation Day 2022 is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment.”
  • International Accreditation Forum Founded: 28 January 1993;
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Founded: October 1977.

World Brain tumour Day 2022 observed on 8th June:

  • World Brain Tumour Day is observed every year on 8 June with an aim to create awareness about brain tumours.
  • In 2022, the theme of World Tumor Day is ‘Together We Are Stronger’.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Geography:

  • Gir national park – Gujarat
  • Sundarabans National Park – West Bengal
  • Indira Gandhi National Park – Tamil Nadu
  • Corbett National Park – Uttarangal

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