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June 13 | Daily Current Affairs 2021
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1. International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on which date?
A) June 9
B) June 2
C) June 13
D) June 7
E) June 12
Answer: C) June 13
- Albinism is a congenital disorder which is seen in humans due to absolute or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair.
- International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on June 13.
- This day is marked to raise and create awareness among people about albinism and the human rights of people with albinism.
- The theme of the day this year is #StrengthBeyondAllOdds.
- The reason for choosing this theme is to primarily highlight the good qualities of those with albinism across the globe.
- In the mid-2000s, there were reports of attacks and murders of people with albinism in Tanzania.
- The violence against them was linked with the belief that they had magical powers.
- In 2015, approximately 70 people with albinism were killed.
2. Which country swimmer Kaylee McKeown set a new world record in the women’s 100 meters backstroke?
Answer: E) Australia
- Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown set a new world record in the women’s 100 meters backstroke.
- During the national qualifiers for the Olympic Games, the 19-year-old covered the distance in 57.45 seconds.
- The previous record of covering the distance was 57.57 seconds, set by American swimmer Regan Smith at the 2019 world championships
3. Barbora Krejcikova win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris. Barbora Krejcikova is related to which country?
B) Czech Republic
Answer: B) Czech Republic
- Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova has defeated 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris.
- The 25-year-old emulates compatriot Hana Mandlikova who claimed the trophy in Paris in 1981.
4. Dr Indira Hridayesh passed away. He was related to which party?
Answer: D) Congress
- Veteran Uttarakhand Congress politician and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Dr Indira Hridayesh passed away due to cardiac arrest.
- Hridayesh was a member of the legislative council in undivided Uttar Pradesh for five times.
- She was elected MLA in Uttarakhand in 2002, 2012, and 2017.
- She served as a cabinet minister in the governments of ND Tiwari, Vijay Bahuguna, and Harish Rawat.
5. Surat Singh Mathur passed away. He was related to which sports?
Answer: B) Athlete
- India’s 1951 Asian Games marathon bronze medal winner and 1952 Olympian Surat Singh Mathur has died of Covid-19 here.
- Mathur is the first athlete from independent India to complete an Olympic marathon race, at the 1952 Helsinki Games.
- Besides the 1951 Asian Games bronze, Mathur won two gold, one silver and one bronze in the National Championships during his short stint at the top.
6. What is the rank of India in Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021?
Answer: B) 67th
- According to the report India ranks 67th globally, with 38 per cent proficiency, with mid-rankings in each domain, 55th in business and 66th in both technology and data science.
- On the Asian map, India is at rank 16, ahead of the Philippines and Thailand, but behind Singapore and Japan.
- Indians have 52 per cent proficiency in Machine Learning and 54 per cent in mathematical skills.
7. According to Bloomberg data , who is the Wealthiest person in this list?
A) Warren Buffet
B) Jeff Bezos
C) Shiv Nadar
D) Mark Zuckerberg
E) Azim Premji
Answer: B) Jeff Bezos
|12||Mukesh Ambani||Reliance Industries|
|14||Gautam Adani||Adani Group|
|72||Shiv Nadar||HCL Technologies|
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8. World Bank approves how much amount to strengthen Nepal’s higher education?
A) USD 60 million
B) USD 30 million
C) USD 20 million
D) USD 10 million
E) USD 80 million
Answer: A) USD 60 million
- The World Bank has approved USD 60 million to improve the quality of Nepal’s higher education, scale up online learning, and expand access to academic institutions for underprivileged students.
- The World Bank, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries respond to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
- This includes $12 billion to help low- and middle-income countries purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments, and strengthen vaccination systems.
9. Who is appointed as Member of the Board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
A) Aravind Mohan Bajaj
B) Anand Mohan Bajaj
C) Ashok Mohan Bajaj
D) Sudhan Mohan Bajaj
E) Sakthi Mohan Bajaj
Answer: B) Anand Mohan Bajaj
- The Centre has appointed Anand Mohan Bajaj, Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) as Member of the Board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which is the capital markets as well as commodity derivatives market regulator.
- In the SEBI Board, he is replacing Tarun Bajaj, who is now the Revenue Secretary.
10. Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the budgetary support of how much amount to Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) – Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) for the next five years?
A) Rs 398.8 crore
B) Rs 298.8 crore
C) Rs 198.8 crore
D) Rs 598.8 crore
E) Rs 498.8 crore
Answer: E) Rs 498.8 crore
- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the budgetary support of Rs 498.8 crore to Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) – Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) for the next five years.
- The scheme is aimed at providing financial support to nearly 300 start-ups/ MSMEs/ individual innovators and 20 partner incubators under the DIO framework.
- The budgetary support will provide a big boost to the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as iDEX–DIO has the primary objective of self-reliance and indigenisation in defence & aerospace sector of the country.
11. Indian Coat Guard inducted how many indigenous ‘Make-in-India’ Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk-III equipped with modern avionics and systems enhancing quick response capabilities at Bengaluru?
Answer: E) 3
- Indian Coat Guard inducted first three of 16 indigenous ‘Make-in-India’ Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk-III equipped with modern avionics and systems enhancing quick response capabilities at Bengaluru.
- The ALH Mk-III marine version has been designed and developed with the in-house customisation of 19 additional equipment by HAL to meet ICG requirements.
- The HAL will supply 16 ALH Mk-III to the ICG by mid next year.
12. The Union Ministry of Education has released how much amount so far in 2021-22 to the States and Union Territories (UTs) under the Samagra Shiksha scheme?
A) Rs 7,422 crore
B) Rs 7,322 crore
C) Rs 7,122 crore
D) Rs 7,622 crore
E) Rs 7,722 crore
Answer: D) Rs 7,622 crore
- The Union Ministry of Education has released Rs 7,622 crore so far in 2021-22 to the States and Union Territories (UTs) under the Samagra Shiksha scheme.
- This amount has been released for the smooth continuity of free books, uniforms, running of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, education, vocational education, information and communication technology and digital initiatives.
- Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme for the school education extending from pre-school to class 12.