Daily Current Affairs (Beepedia) 22th June 2024

    (General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

    RBI, Banking and Economy

    1. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) Awarded:
      • KVGB received a national award from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
    2. GST Rate Rationalisation Panel Reconstituted:
      • Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary appointed as the convenor.
      • Other members include finance ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Kerala.
      • Tasked with suggesting rate rationalisation and correction of the inverted duty structure to simplify GST rate structure.
    3. Formalisation of India's Economy:
      • Rs 26 trillion formalised between FY16 and FY23, reducing the informal economy's share from 25.9% to 23.7%.
      • Informal agriculture's share in total GVA rose to 95.9% in FY23.
    4. IRDAI Guidelines on Ulips:
      • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) directed life insurers not to advertise unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) as investment products.
    5. Zepto Funding:
      • Quick-commerce firm Zepto raised $665 million, doubling its valuation to $3.6 billion.

    National

    1. DGCA Advisory on Gender Equality:
      • Aimed at increasing women's representation in civil aviation to 25% by 2025, including leadership and mentorship programs and policies to eliminate workplace biases.
    2. NHAI MoU with IIIT Delhi:
      • Signed an MoU to enhance road safety using Artificial Intelligence, focusing on road signages along national highways.
    3. New Major Port in Maharashtra:
      • Approval for the construction of a major port at Vadhavan, Dahanu taluka, to boost foreign trade and local economy.

    International

    1. Global Energy Transition Index:
      • India ranked 63rd out of 120 countries, improving from 67th position last year.
      • Sweden topped the Index, with European nations dominating the top ranks.

    Reports and Indexes

    1. Global Energy Transition Index:
      • Released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), with India at 63rd place.

    Appointments

    1. Manoj Jain as Chairman of BEL:
      • Manoj Jain appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited.
    2. Bhartruhari Mahtab as Pro-Tem Speaker:
      • Seven-term Lok Sabha member Bhartruhari Mahtab appointed as Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

    Important Days

    1. World Hydrography Day (21st June):
      • Theme: "Hydrographic Information – Enhancing Safety, Efficiency and Sustainability in Marine Activities."

    Sports

    1. Ankita Raina's Victory:
      • Ankita Raina entered the quarterfinals of the €100,000 WTA tournament in Gaiba, Italy, by defeating Lizette Cabrera.

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