20 Jun 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (20th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (20th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017
Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (20th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017:
Dear Readers, Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.


IMPORTANT DAY
June 20th - World Refugee Day

The World Refugee Day is observed across the world on 20 June to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees.



NATIONAL
A new Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” has been launched by Dr. Harshvardhan
Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan launched a Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” developed by Ministry of Science & Technology in New Delhi. The Mobile App has been developed by DST on the occasion of International  Yoga Day (21 June) 2017. The purpose of the App is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to participate in it for a scientifically healthy living. The app provides a platform to share information and insights about peoples’ participation in Yoga activities on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2017; create awareness and encourage a scientifically healthy living. The App “Celebrating Yoga" can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
Useful Info:
Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Science – Dr. Harshvardhan
Constituency – Chandni Chowk (Delhi)

Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 has been launched by Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines launched the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017). Developed by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), ECBC 2017 prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.
Useful Info:
Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines – Piyush Goyal
Constituency – Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra

Rural Development Ministry gives away 144 awards
The Rural Development Ministry has given away 144 awards under various categories to states and other organisations in a function in New Delhi on Monday. Under the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)', Bihar was awarded for constructing the highest number of rural roads while Madhya Pradesh got the award for use of non-conventional construction material in constructing roads. The ministry said in a statement in New Delhi that Haryana, Gujarat and Karnataka received a special prize for completing more than 95 per cent of their targets.
Useful Info:
Minister of Rural development, panchayati raj, drinking water and sanitation – Narendra Singh Tomar
Constituency – Gwalior (MP)

INTERNATIONAL
Online financial services marketplace BankBazaar opens office in Malaysia
Online financial services marketplace BankBazaar has begun its operations in Malaysia to strengthen its presence in South East Asia. Further, to scale and steer its international operations, BankBazaar has appointed former Visa employee Vipin Kalra to lead the business growth internationally.
Useful Info:
Co-founder and CEO of BankBazaar.com - Adhil Shetty

India becomes 71st country to ratify UN International Convention on Road Transports
India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations International Convention on Road Transports, TIR. The Convention is a multilateral treaty to boost International Transport of Goods. TIR is managed and developed by IRU - the world road transport organisation.



First Afghanistan-India air corridor was inaugurated by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the first Afghanistan-India air corridor at the Kabul International Airport. The corridor is a direct route that will bypass Pakistan and is meant to improve commerce in Afghanistan. The aim of the route is to create more opportunities and make Afghanistan an exporter country. Afghan agricultural products will for the first time head to India on cargo planes. Afghanistan is a mountainous landlocked country and all imports and exports depend on neighboring countries.
Useful Info:
Country – Afghanistan
Capital – Kabul
Currency – Afghan Afghani

India re-nominates Justice Dalveer Bhandari to ICJ
India has re-nominated Justice Dalveer Bhandari as its candidate for another term as judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Justice Bhandari was elected in April 2012 during simultaneous balloting in both the General Assembly and the Security Council to a seat on the ICJ. His current term runs through February next year. India filed Justice Bhandari's re-nomination yesterday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, ahead of the July 3rd deadline.
Useful Info:
ICJ – International Court of Justice
HQ - The Hague, Netherlands
Current President - Ronny Abraham

BANKING & ECONOMY
IDBI Bank has started insolvency resolution process against Lanco Infratech Ltd
IDBI Bank has started insolvency resolution process against Lanco Infratech Ltd. following a directive from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). While this is the first resolution process initiated by the lenders against 12 large borrowers identified by the RBI recently. The other accounts identified by RBI include Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel, Electrosteel Steel, Alok Industries, Jyoti Structures, Monnet Ispat and Jaypee Associates. The RBI’s internal committee identified 12 accounts on the criteria that they have outstanding loan of Rs 5000 crore and is classified as non-performing loan as in March 2016. These accounts constitute 25% of total NPAs.
Useful Info:
IDBI - Industrial Development Bank of India
IDBI Bank HQ – Mumbai
Tagline – Banking for all, “Aao Sochein Bada”
CEO – Mahesh Kumar Jain

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit
Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also called Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit on 19th June 2017. The interplanetary mission of ISRO was launched on 5th November, 2013. It was inserted into Martian orbit on 24th September, 2014 in its first attempt.
Useful Info:
ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation
HQ – Bengaluru
ISRO was founded in 1969
Chairman – A.S.Kirankumar

SPORTS
India won six medals in the Wushu competition of the first ever BRICS Games
India won six medals in the Wushu competition of the first ever BRICS Games, which concluded in Guangzhou, China recently. The medals haul comprised two each in gold, silver, and bronze. M. Gyandas and Anjul Namdev won one gold each. It featured some 300 athletes from five countries- Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa (BRICS Nations) with 10 events in 3 sports – men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and Wushu. China will host the 9th BRICS summit in September 2017 in the coastal city of Xiamen.

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