Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 25 2019
1. Kerala tops NITI Aayog’s Health ranking; Bihar, UP worst performers
Kerala topped NITI Aayog’s Healthy States Ranking for larger states for the second time in a row while Bihar and Uttar Pradesh emerged as the worst performing states. Haryana, Jharkhand and Assam emerged as the states which improved the most while Chhattisgarh witnessed the least improvement among larger states. Kerala was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra on the list.
2. RBI advises commercial banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme
RBI advises commercial banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme. Reserve Bank of India advised all Scheduled Commercial Banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme. The schemes are formulated by the Indian Banks Association.
The salient features are :
- Collateral free loans up to Rs 7.5 Lakh under the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans (CGFSEL).
- No Margin for a loan up to Rs 7.50 Lakh.
- Repayment period of 15 years
3. Vinit Goenka pens new book titled “Data Sovereignty – The Pursuit of Supremacy’
Vinit Goenka pens new book titled. The book, “Function of Data Sovereignty – The Pursuit of Supremacy’ . It is written by Vinit Goenka, Author, Secretary. He is a member of the Governing Council- CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) and Ministry of Railways.
The book focuses on steps and concrete actions required to build highly capable data centers to ensure data security. The book tells aspect of data generation and consumption
4. RBI unveils online portal for filing grievances
RBI unveils online portal for filing grievances. The Reserve Bank of India launched an application on its website for lodging complaints against banks. The NBFCs decided to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances.
Complaint Management System (CMS) is a software application its main aim to facilitate RBI’s grievance redressal process.
5. Jaipur Foot Korea: launched by Korean Ambassador to India
Bong-kil Shin, South Korean Ambassador to India launched Jaipur Foot Korea, a collaborative initiative between South Korea (or Republic of Korea) and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a Jaipur-based prosthetic limb non-profit organisation. Republic of Korea (ROK) ambassador to India signed an agreement with BMVSS for providing assistance in prosthetic limbs sector.
6. NASA’s Mars Rover detects High Levels of Methane
The Curiosity Rover of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an independent federal agency of United States has found the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission on Red Planet (Mars).
7. 20 Years of Kargil War: IAF Commemorates at Gwalior Air Base
The Indian Air Force (IAF) commemorated 20 years of Kargil War (held between May-July 1999) by turning Gwalior air base virtually into a ‘war theatre’ with a dramatic reenactment of some milestones of 1999 operation such as Tiger Hill Attack.
8. The Tribune’s Journalist wins RedInk Award
Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service has bagged prestigious RedInk Award for for Excellence in Indian Journalism ‘Journalist of the Year’ 2019 for her expose during 2018 on functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and its Aadhaar data cache.
9. K Natarajan appointed as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard
Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard replacing Rajendra Singh, who was the first cadre officer to head the force.
He joined the force on January 18, 1984, and holds a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University.
10. RBI launches Complaint Management System
The Reserve Bank of India launched an application on its website for lodging complaints against banks and NBFCs with a view to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances. The Complaint Management System (CMS) is a software application to facilitate RBI’s grievance redressal process.
11. Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini passes away aged 75
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the party’s Rajasthan unit chief, Madan Lal Saini, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Saini, who was also a Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha, was 75.
12. Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian world no. 1 in 43 years
Ashleigh Barty will become the first Australian woman in 43 years to reach the top of the singles rankings after she won the Birmingham Classic grass court title. The 23-year-old beat the German Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 in the final.
13. Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade dies
Veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, who also participated in the Goa liberation movement, died at a Pune-based hospital in neighbouring Maharashtra. He was 90. Ranade had been ailing since some time and undergoing treatment.
14. Former Rear Admiral Surendra Ahuja to head Boeing Defense India
US defence and aerospace major Boeing on Tuesday appointed Surendra Ahuja as the Managing Director of Boeing Defense India. Ahuja had served as Rear Admiral before opting for early retirement in 2018. A former Indian Navy test pilot, he has flown 22 different types of aircraft and was the first Indian pilot to fly from a US Navy aircraft carrier.
15. Warner becomes first batsman to score 500 runs in 2019 World Cup
Opener David Warner has become the first batsman to reach 500 runs in 2019 World Cup, achieving the feat during his team Australia’s match against hosts England at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 32-year-old reached the milestone in his seventh innings of the tournament. Warner has slammed three fifties and two hundreds in 2019 World Cup so far.
16. Veyil Marangal’ wins big at Shanghai Film Festival
The Indrans’ starrer ‘Veyil Marangal’ (Trees Under the Sun), directed by Dr Biju has won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 22nd Shanghai International film festival.
This is the first time that a Malayalam film won an award at the festival. ‘Veyil Marangal‘ won after competing under the Golden Goblet Award competition category.
17. Government schools to introduce self defence training programmes for girls
The Union Minister of Education, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, presented Samagra Shiksha scheme under which the self defence programme will be running.
The crime rate in India has been rising and esspecially crime against women, therefore, safety and security of girls is really a concern for the government. Self Defence training will be imparted to girls from classes 6 to 12 stuyding in government schools.