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Current Affairs

17th June 2022


COAI names Reliance Jio's Pramod Mittal as Chairperson for 2022-23

Industry body COAI (Cellular Operator’s Association of India) named Pramod K Mittal, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, as the new Chairperson of the association for 2022-23. To read more, click here.

 

Points to remember:

Mittal will replace Ajai Puri as the COAI Chairperson

Cellular Operators’ Association of India Founded: 1995

Cellular Operators’ Association of India Headquarters: New Delhi

Cellular Operators’ Association of India Director-General: Dr. S.P. Kochhar.

 

Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai as New PCI Chief

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai is believed to have been chosen as the next head of the Press Council of India (PCI).

 

APEDA organized mango festival in Bahrain to boost export of mangoes

In a major boost to the export of mangoes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) launched an eight-day-long Mango Festival in the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 13 in association with the Indian Embassy and Al Jazira Group. To read more, click here.


Points to remember

APEDA Formation: 1986

APEDA Headquarters: New Delhi

APEDA Chairman: M. Angamuthu.


Tamil Nadu launched ‘Ennum Ezhuthum’ scheme to bridge learning gap

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, MK Stalin launched the Ennum Ezhuthum scheme to bridge the learning gap that was caused due to the COVID pandemic among students aged below eight. To read more, click here.

 

Mumbai Airport launched Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV hybrid System

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is India’s first airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) & Solar PV hybrid (Solar Mill) to explore the possibility of utilization of wind energy at the airport. To read more, click here.

 

B S Patil sworn in as Lokayukta of Karnataka

Former Karnataka High Court judge  Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil was sworn in as the Lokayukta of Karnataka on June 15. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, ministers in the State Government and legislators attended the programme, and greeted Justice Patil.

 

LinkedIn tie-up with UN Women to create employment opportunities for women

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, said it will invest USD 5,00,000 (Rs 3.88 crore) in partnership with UN Women to advance women's economic empowerment. To read more, click here.

Points to remember:

LinkedIn Corporation Founded: 5th May 2003

LinkedIn Corporation Headquarters: California, United States (US)

LinkedIn Corporation CEO: Ryan Roslansky.

 

France signs agreement to accept UPI payments and RuPay cards from India

The National Payments Corporation of India International signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lycra Network of France. According to this MoU, Indians can soon be able to pay with their UPI or RuPay card in France. This will be beneficial for Indian students or travelers.

To read more, click here.

 

HSBC India will lend $250 million to Indian startups

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India (HSBC India) has announced USD 250 million in lending support for high-growth, technology-led start-ups in India, which has the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem. To read more, click here.

 

Points to remember:

HSBC India Founded: 1853;

HSBC India Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;

HSBC India CEO: Hitendra Dave.

 

RBI lifted the restrictions on Mastercard 2022

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lifted the ban imposed on Mastercard and allowed the card network to onboard new customers for debit, credit, or prepaid cards. To read more, click here.

 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022 

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on 17 June each year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

The theme of 2022 Desertification and Drought Day “Rising up from drought together”.



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