Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 12 2021

Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 12 2021

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1. Patiala to host Indian Grand Prix 4

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI), announced that the Indian Grand Prix 4 will be held on June 21 at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala. The decision to host the domestic events was made to give Indian athletes the maximum chance to qualify for Tokyo.

India’s star sprinters Dutee Chand & Hima Das are expected to participate in the fourth Indian GP of 2021. National Inter-State Athletics Championships will be held at the same venue from June 25.

2. Noted Kannada Poet Siddalingaiah Passes Away

Noted Kannada poet, playwright and Dalit activist, Siddalingaiah has passed away, due to Covid-19 related ailments.

He was one of Karnataka’s first prominent Dalit poets, and was popularly known as “Dalita Kavi”. He is credited with launching the Dalit-Bandaya literary movement in Kannada and starting the genre of Dalit writing. He was also one of the founders of the Dalita Sangharsh Samiti in the state.

3. Padma Shri Awardee Eminent Environmentalist Radhamohan Passes Away

Padma Shri winning noted Economist and Environmentalist, Prof Radhamohan Ji has passed away. He was the former information commissioner of Odisha and had also served as a lecturer of Economics in different colleges in Odisha.

He along with his daughter Sabarmatee were conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2020 for their contribution to the agriculture sector.

4. India’s Nagraj Adiga elected in International Association of Ultrarunners Council

India’s Nagraj Adiga has been elected as the Asia-Oceania Representative at the recently concluded 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Congress at which the IAU council elections were held.

Adiga works closely with the Athletics Federation of India and with various Government bodies to promote health, fitness, and encourage budding sportspersons.

5. SBI launches Kavach Personal Loan for Covid-19 patients

State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a collateral-free “Kavach Personal Loan” to enable its customers to meet medical expenses of self and family members for Covid treatment.

Under this scheme, customers can avail of loans up to ₹5 lakhs at an effective interest rate of 8.5 per cent per annum for 60 months, which is inclusive of three months moratorium.

6. Olympian Surat Singh Mathur passes away

Olympian Surat Singh Mathur, the first from independent India to complete a marathon at the Olympics, passed away. Running with the legendary Emil Zatopek in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Mathur completed the marathon in the 52nd place in 2:58.92s.

7. DBS tops Forbes ‘World’s Best Banks’ list in India

DBS Bank has been named by Forbes in their list of World’s Best Banks 2021. DBS was ranked #1 out of 30 domestic and international banks in India for the second consecutive year. This is the third edition of the ‘World’s Best Banks’ list by Forbes, conducted in partnership with market research firm Statista.

8. World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June

World Day Against Child Labour is observed globally on 12th June every year. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 152 million children globally who are engaged in child labour, 72 million of whom are in hazardous work.

The theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour is Act now: End child labour!.

9. India: 4th largest Forex Reserves holder

India’s forex reserves crossed $600 mark for the first time and as on June 4, it stood at $605 billion. With this, India equals Russia as the fourth largest reserve holder worldwide.

India’s forex reserve was $605.008 billion while for Russia it was $605.2 billion. It took a year for reserves to rise by $100 billion.

10. Rebecca Grynspan: 1st woman to head UNCTAD

UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved nomination of Rebecca Grynspan to head United Nations Conference on Trade and development (UNCTAD). She is an economist from Costa Rica.

She will be the first woman and Central American to lead Geneva-based organisation, UNCTAD. She was nominated as secretary-general of UNCTAD by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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