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Daily GK(Current Affairs 19 June 2021) Current Affairs News viable of 19th June 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 19th June 2021. covering the following news headlines: National Reading Day, Familial Forestry, IndusEasy Credit, Milkha Singh, PMC Bank.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows:

  • National News
  • Banking News
  • Schemes News
  • Sports news
  • Awards News
  • Important Days 
  • Obituaries News

National News

  1. PM Modi launches crash course to train one lakh ‘Covid warriors’

Banking News

  1.  IndusInd Bank launches a digital lending platform “IndusEasy Credit”
  • IndusInd Bank announced the launch of ‘IndusEasy Credit’, a comprehensive digital lending platform that enables customers to meet their financial requirements from the comfort of their home.
  • With this, both existing, as well as non-IndusInd Bank customer, can instantly avail of personal loans or credit cards on a single platform in a completely paperless and digital manner.
  • A first of its kind proposition, ‘IndusEasy Credit’ offers a completely digital end-to-end process that leverages the power of India’s public digital infrastructure – ‘IndiaStack’ to make personal loans and credit cards paperless, attendance less and cashless. Presents the way.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • IndusInd Bank Headquarters: Pune.
  • IndusInd Bank Founder: S. P. Hinduja.
  • IndusInd Bank Founded: April 1994, Mumbai.
  • IndusInd Bank CEO: Sumant Kathpalia.
  1. Centrum gets RBI’s in-principle nod to take over PMC Bank
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given “in-principle” approval to Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) to set up a small finance bank (SFB), which will take over the beleaguered Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank). It will get 120 days to commence operations.
  • The amalgamation with PMC Bank is a separate process that would involve notification of the scheme by the government.
  • The first year the partners would put in Rs.900 crore, which will be used for starting the business and acquiring PMC Bank. The second round of equity funding of Rs.900 crore will happen in the following year.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • The Administrator Of PMC Bank: AK Dixit.
  • PMC Bank Founded: 1984.
  • PMC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Schemes News

  1.  Delhi CM Launches ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ Campaign
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Jahan Vote, Vaccine Vaccination’ campaign with an aim to vaccinate all people above 45 years of age against COVID-19 in Delhi within the next four weeks.
  • There are about 57 lakh people above 45 years in Delhi. Of these, 27 lakh have been administered the first dose. The remaining 3 million people are still to be vaccinated from the first dose.
  • The booth level officers (BLO) are being trained for this purpose. The BLOs will reach every home and enquire about people above 45 years.
  • These officials will inform about the slots for vaccination at the nearest booth. If a person refuses to go to the vaccination centres, the BLOs will request him and try to convince him in this regard.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

Sports news

  1.  Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien Announces Retirement From ODIs
  • Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from One Day Internationals. The 37-year-old Dubliner, who is available for Test and T20 cricket, won 153 caps in the 50-over format, scored over 3,000 runs and took 114 wickets in the format with his vibrant medium pace.
  • But he is best known for a blistering World Cup hundred that saw Ireland beat England by three wickets in Bangalore during the 2011 edition.
  • His 50-ball century remains the fastest in World Cup history, with O’Brien attacking England that included James Anderson, Stuart Broad and off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Awards News

  1. Environmental Organisation ‘Familial Forestry’ wins prestigious UN Award
  • The 2021 Land for Life Award has been won by Family Forestry of Rajasthan, a unique concept that combines a tree with a family, making it a green “member of the family”.
  • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organizes the Land for Life Award every two years to recognize excellence and innovation in efforts towards land in balance. The theme of the 2021 Awards is “Healthy Land, Healthy Life”.
  • The Land for Life Award was launched at the UNCCD COP (Conference of Parties) 10 in 2011. and is considered as the world’s highest reward regarding land conservation and restoration.
  • Family forestry is an environmental conservation concept by climate-activist Shyam Sundar Giani, an associate professor of sociology in Rajasthan who has been campaigning for family forestry for more than 15 years.
  1. LTI Awarded Snowflake Global Innovation Partner of the Year
  • Global technology consulting and digital solutions company Larsen & Toubro Infotech has been recognized as the Global Innovation Partner of the Year by data cloud company Snowflake.
  • LTI received this prestigious recognition during Snowflake Virtual Partner Summit.
  • The award represents a key milestone for the strategic partnership between LTI and Snowflake and will strengthen collaboration between the companies to empower enterprises with innovative solutions and services.

Important Days 

  1. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed globally on 19 June every year.
  • The day aims to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.
  • On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) declared 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
  • The date was chosen to recognize the selection of the Security Council’s Goals 1820 (2008) on 19 June 2008, during which the Council condemned sexual violence as a strategy of war and an obstacle to peacebuilding. 2021 is the seventh year of celebration of this day.
  1. National Reading Day: 19th June
  • The date was chosen to recognize the selection of the Security Council’s Goals 1820 (2008) on 19 June 2008, during which the Council condemned sexual violence as a strategy of war and an obstacle to peacebuilding. 2021 is the seventh year of celebration of this day.
  • In 2021, the 26th National Day of Reading is being celebrated. The week after 19th June will be observed as Reading Week and the entire month till 18th July will be observed as Reading Month.
  • The first Reading Day celebration was held in 1996. On June 19, 2017, Prime Minister launched the 22nd National Reading Month Celebrations and called for unity to spread the message of ‘Read and Grow’ among all the citizens of the country by 2022.

Obituaries News

  1. Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passes away
  • Legendary Indian sprinter, Milkha Singh has passed away at the age of 91 due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19). A former army man, Milkha Singh won several awards for the country in track and field events across the world.
  • Singh won four gold medals for India in the Asian Games, winning the 200 metre and 400-metre races in the 1958 Tokyo Asiad. He followed it up with gold medals in the 400 metre and 4×400 metre relay races in the 1962 Jakarta Asiad.
  • He was unlucky to have missed out on an Olympic medal as he finished a close fourth in the 400 metres final at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

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