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June 29 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. National Statistics Day is observed on which date?
A) June 29
B) June 23
C) June 26
D) June 25
E) June 27
Answer: A) June 29

  • Every year, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the father of modern statistics, is remembered on June 29 on his birth anniversary.
  • He is the father of modern statistics in India, founded the Indian Statistical Institute, shaped the Planning Commission, and pioneered methodologies for large-scale surveys.
  • This day is observed for his contribution to statistics for socio-economic planning and policy formulation.


  • The theme for this year is Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)- 2 (End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture).

Union Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi releases ‘Provisional Coal Statistics 2020-21’ via VC:

  • On the occasion of Statistics Day, celebrated on the birth anniversary of Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis for his notable contributions in statistical development, Coal Controller’s Organization, a subordinate office under the Ministry of Coal, has released one of its two flagship publications, the ‘Provisional Coal Statistics 2020-21’ .


2. T20 World Cup 2021 will start in which date?
A) October 17
B) October 14
C) October 11
D) October 12
E) October 13
Answer: A) October 17

  • This year’s T20 World Cup, which has been moved to the UAE and Oman from India due to the COVID-10 pandemic, will be played from October 17 to November 14.

International Cricket Council:
Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Founded: 15 June 1909
Deputy Chairman: Imran Khwaja
Chairman: Greg Barclay
CEO: Manu Sawhney

ICC – T20 World Cup to be held from Oct 17-Nov 14.


3. Dvara E-Dairy partners with which insurance company launches AI powered cattle digital identity for cattle insurance?
A) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.
C) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
D) Apollo Munich Health Insurance
E) IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance
Answer: E) IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance

  • Dvara E-Dairy Solutions Pvt Ltd, a portfolio company of Dvara Holdings (Formerly Dvara Trusteeship) has announced the launch of “Surabhi e-Tag”, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered digital tag to identify cattle based on muzzle identity.
  • Muzzle images of the cattle are collected through the Surabhi mobile application and stored in hi-resolution images as a unique digital identity.
  • The company has partnered with IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Company Limited to assist in digital transformation from the existing cattle identity solutions.

Dvara E-Dairy + IFFCO Tokio General Insurance – AI powered cattle digital identity for cattle insurance.

4. Which Small Finance Bank has partnered with digital lender LoanTap to provide personal loans to salaried professionals?
A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.
B) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank.
C) Equitas Small Finance Bank.
D) A U Small Finance Bank.
E) Capital Small Finance Bank.
Answer: A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.

  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has partnered with digital lender LoanTap to provide personal loans to salaried professionals.
  • This collaboration aims to extend the bank’s services to its customers via LoanTap’s fast and convenient platform

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank:
Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka
Founder: Samit Kumar Ghosh

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank + LoanTap – Provide personal loans to salaried professionals.

5. Which Bank selects AWS to accelerate digital transformation?
A) Axis Bank
B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
C) IndusInd Bank
D) Central Bank of India
Answer: A) Axis Bank

  • Private sector lender Axis Bank has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate its digital transformation programme.
  • Axis Bank has deployed over 25 mission-critical applications on AWS, including a Buy Now Pay Later product and a new loan management system to support it, Account Aggregator, Video-Know Your Customer, and WhatsApp banking.
  • Axis Bank also plans to migrate 70 per cent of its on-premises data centre infrastructure in the next 24 months to further reduce cost, improve agility, and improve customer experience.

Axis Bank:
Hq: Mumbai, Maharashtra
CEO: Mr Amitabh Chaudhary
Tagline: Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi

Axis Bank – Select AWS to accelerate digital transformation.


6. SERB-DST partners with which company to launch first-of-its-kind initiative to advance deep tech-based research in India?
A) Accenture
B) Amazon
C) Microsoft
D) Intel India
E) Flipkart
Answer: D) Intel India

  • The Indian research community will soon be able to pursue industry-relevant research opportunities in the areas of deep technologies that are novel, transformative, and can have a ground-breaking impact on a national scale.
  • The opportunities will be offered by the first-of-its-kind research initiative called ‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’ launched by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in collaboration with Intel India on June 29, 2021.

SERB-DST + Intel India – Launch first-of-its-kind initiative to advance deep tech-based research in India.


7. Which Bank has appointed Chandan Sinha and Manjeev Singh Puri to its board of directors?
A) Axis Bank
B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
C) IndusInd Bank
D) Central Bank of India
E) RBL Bank
Answer: E) RBL Bank

  • RBL Bank has appointed Chandan Sinha and Manjeev Singh Puri to its board of directors.
    The bank’s board now has 11 members.

RBL Bank:
Hq: Mumbai, Mahrashtra
MD and CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja

RBL Bank – Chandan Sinha, Manjeev Singh Puri as directors on its Board.


8. US announces how much amount additional COVID19 assistance to India?
A) USD 61 million
B) USD 41 million
C) USD 11 million
D) USD 21 million
E) USD 81 million
Answer: B) USD 41 million


United States:
Capital: Washington D.C
Currency: US Dollar
President: Joe Biden

US – USD 41 million additional COVID19 assistance to India.

9. Indian Navy warship conducts military drill with which country Ship in east China Sea?
C) South Korea
D) Iraq
E) Iran
Answer: C) South Korea


South Korea:
President: Moon Jae-in
Capital: Seoul
Currency: South Korean won

Indian Navy warship – Conduct military drill with South Korean Ship in east China Sea.

10. Which edition of India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks were held virtually?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 3
D) 2
E) 1
Answer: C) 3

India commits Rs 4500 crore for development projects in Bhutan:

  • India has committed assistance of Rs 4500 crore for the implementation of development projects and Rs 400 crore for the transitional trade support facility during Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan.
  • At the third India and Bhutan Development Cooperation talks held virtually today, progress of various developmental projects by India in Bhutan was reviewed by the two countries.

Capital: Thimphu
Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum

India-Bhutan – The Third Development Cooperation Talks were held virtually.

11. Who attends the G20 ministerial meetings in Italy?
A) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
B) S Jaishankar
C) Prakash Javadekar
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Narendra Modi
Answer: B) S Jaishankar

  • Since December 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20.
  • The Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting is one of the ministerial meetings organized as part of the G20 Leaders Summit 2021.
  • Dr Jaishankar arrived in Italy on the second leg of his two nation visit. On the first leg of his visit, he visited Greece.

External Affairs Ministry:
Minister: Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Gujarat

Prime Minister: Mario Draghi
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro

S Jaishankar – Attend G20 ministerial meetings in Italy.


12. Who inaugurates NATRAX- High-Speed Track in Indore?
A) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
B) Arjun Munda
C) Prakash Javadekar
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Narendra Modi
Answer: C) Prakash Javadekar

  • Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated NATRAX- the High-Speed Track (HST) in Indore which is the longest such track in Asia.
    NATRAX, developed in an area of 1000 acres of land, is a one-stop solution for all sorts of high-speed performance tests for the widest categories of vehicles from 2 wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers.
  • The NATRAX centre has multiple test capabilities like measurements of maximum speed, acceleration, constant speed fuel consumption, emission tests through real road driving simulation, high-speed handling and stability evaluation during manoeuvred such as lane change, high-speed durability testing, etc. and is a Centre of excellence for Vehicle Dynamics.

Union Minister Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises:
Minister: Prakash Javadekar
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh:
Capital: Bhopal
CM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor: Anandiben Patel

Prakash Javadekar – NATRAX- High-Speed Track in Indore.

13. President lays stone of memorial to Dr Ambedkar in which place?
A) Bangalore
B) Chennai
C) New Delhi
D) Bhopal
E) Lucknow
Answer: E) Lucknow

President – Stone of memorial to Dr Ambedkar in Lucknow.

14. Who launched an exclusive “Enforcing Contracts Portal”?
A) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
B) Arjun Munda
C) Prakash Javadekar
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Barun Mitra
Answer: E) Barun Mitra

  • On 28th June 2021 an exclusive “Enforcing Contracts Portal” was inaugurated by Shri Barun Mitra, Secretary (Justice) at the Department of Justice, Delhi in the presence of senior officers of the Department of Justice.
  • The portal is envisioned to be a comprehensive source of information pertaining to the legislative and policy reforms being undertaken on the “Enforcing Contracts” parameters.
  • It includes the latest data related to the functioning and disposal of commercial cases in the Dedicated Commercial Courts of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.

Shri Barun Mitra – Enforcing Contracts Portal.

15. Who Launches Indian Bank’s ‘MSME Prerana’ In Maharashtra?
A) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
B) Arjun Munda
C) Prakash Javadekar
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Nitin Gadkari
Answer: E) Nitin Gadkari

  • Indian Bank launches its flagship Business Mentoring Program ‘MSME Prerana’ in the state of Maharashtra. ‘MSME Prerana’ is a novel, unique and innovative business mentoring program, first of its kind to empower MSME Entrepreneurs.
  • The program will begin from Nagpur followed by other important cities in Maharashtra.
  • The program christened MSME Prerana has been designed in collaboration with Poornatha and Co. to empower entrepreneurs in driving business more efficiently by optimizing value and capacity.
  • ‘MSME Prerana’ adopts a step-by-step approach in providing training to MSME, to understand their business numbers, concept of balance sheet, cash flow management, managing their business during the crisis time, decision making, communication and leadership skills, awareness on various initiatives taken by Govt. / RBI / Bank.

Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry:
Minister: Nitin Gadkari
Constituency: Nagpur. Maharashtra

Indian Bank:
Hq: Chennai, Tamilnadu
MD & CEO: Ms. Padmaja Chundru
Tagline: Your Own Bank

Shri Nitin Gadkari – Indian Bank’s ‘MSME Prerana’ In Maharashtra.

16. Who inaugurates loading operation on maiden voyage of Coastal Shipping Service “Green Freight Corridor-2”?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Arjun Munda
C) Prakash Javadekar
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Nitin Gadkari
Answer: A) Mansukh Mandaviya

  • Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the loading operation on the maiden voyage of Coastal Shipping Service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Cochin Port to Beypore and Azhikkal Ports.
  • Green Freight Corridor Service will connect Kochi-Beypore-Azhikkal and later Kollam port will be added to this service.
  • The vessel will call at Cochin Port twice a week and will feeder exim and coastal boxes to the ports of Beypore and Azhikkal.
  • The commodities that would be shipped include rice, wheat, salt, construction material and cement unloaded at Cochin from Gujarat.
  • On the return leg, the Operators are targeting to move exim cargo such as plywood, footwear, textiles and coffee.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways:
Minister: Mansukh L. Mandaviya
Constituency: Rajaya Sabha MP, Gujarat

Mansukh Mandaviya – Loading operation on maiden voyage of Coastal Shipping Service “Green Freight Corridor-2”.

17. Who launches Goa Board’s app to provide study material to students?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Arjun Munda
C) Pramod Sawant
D) Kiren Rijiju
E) Nitin Gadkari
Answer: C) Pramod Sawant


Capital: Panaji
CM: Pramod Sawant
Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Pramod Sawant – Goa Board’s app to provide study material to students.

18. Which UT has become the first Union Territory in India to introduce Online Building Permission System (OBPS) for issue of building plan approval by the Planning Authorities in the entire U.T?
A) Chandigarh
B) Delhi
C) Ladakh
D) Jammu & Kashmir
E) Puducherry
Answer: E) Puducherry

  • The applications can be made to
  • The OBPS will scrutinize the building plans automatically and will ensure transparency in processing the applications and human intervention will be avoided to the maximum extent.
  • The time taken for processing the applications will be considerably reduced and the functioning of all the Planning Authorities will be improved, according to an official release from Chief Town Planner S Mahalingam.

Capital: Pondicherry
CM: N Rangasamy
Governor: Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan

Puducherry – Online building permission system for the entire UT.

19. Who launched Atmanirbhar Krishi APP designed and built by Tech Mahindra Makers Lab?
A) Mansukh Mandaviya
B) Arjun Munda
C) Pramod Sawant
D) Prof. K. VijayRaghavan
E) Shri Narendra Modi
Answer: D) Prof. K. VijayRaghavan

  • The Atmanirbhar Krishi app was created to equip farmers with actionable agricultural insights and early weather alerts.
  • Data related to soil type, soil health, moisture, weather, and water tablewere aggregated and analysed to generate personalized insights related to crop selection, fertilizers requirements, and water needs for each farmer at the farm-holding level.
  • The app was envisioned in 5 stages:
    • Data aggregation
    • Building centralized insights
    • Enable local expertise (KVK) supported interactions and insights
    • Deriving Machine Learning inferences
    • Continuous improvement
  • Tech Mahindra Makers Lab team has designed and built the Atmanirbhar Krishi App.

Atmanirbhar Krishi APP – Launch by the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India.


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