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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 June 2022
8th International Day Of Yoga Celebrated
- The 8th edition of International Day of Yoga was celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the mass Yoga demonstration at Mysuru in Karnataka. Over 15 thousand participants are expected to do yoga along with the Prime Minister. Crores of people will participate in various International Day of Yoga programs being organized in India and the world.
- The theme of this year’s International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. As the International Day of Yoga is falling in the year of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Yoga Day is being celebrated in 75 iconic places across the country. As part of the Guardian Ring initiative, the movement of the Sun from east to west will be celebrated through Yoga. Indian Missions in different countries will organise Yoga programmes at sunrise according to the local time there.
- PM says Yoga is not for India alone, but for the entire humanity; Asserts Yoga is not merely for individuals, it brings peace to our universe
India Is First In Global Digital Transactions: Amit Shah
- Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that transactions through Unified Payment Interface (UPI) have crossed one trillion US dollar mark in financial year 2022 and today India is first in global digital transactions. He said, India accounted for 40 percent of the total global digital payments in 2021 and BHIM-UPI are no longer just an Indian app but have become global.
- Mr. Shah addressed the National Conference on Cyber Safety and National Security in New Delhi yesterday. He said, 130 crore Indians get the benefit from the government directly in their bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer. He said, the Center has transferred an amount of 23 lakh crore rupees directly to bank accounts in seven years and this has resulted in savings of about two lakh crore rupees.
- This Minister said, this is a big achievement but at the same time, it is also a big challenge as cyber fraud and cyber attacks pose challenge before the country. He said, if India has to move ahead in this field, then a Cyber Safe India has to be built.
PM Awards For Outstanding Contribution To Yoga
- The Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion of Yoga has been announced for the year 2021.
- Bhikkhu Sanghasena from Ladakh, Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodrigues from Brazil and two organisations, The Divine Life Society from Uttarakhand and the British Wheel of Yoga from United Kingdom have been chosen for the award.
- Ayush Ministry said, the winners will be felicitated with a trophy, certificate, and cash award of 25 lakh rupees.
- The award was announced by the Prime Minister on the occasion of the second International Day of Yoga celebrations at Chandigarh in 2016.
NIPUN Initiative Launched
- Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today launched an innovative project National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) in New Delhi.
- NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission DAY-NULM to train over one lakh construction workers, through fresh skilling and upskilling programs and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.
- NIPUN Project will enable the construction workers to seek better job opportunities, increase their wages and even pursue overseas placements – an indication of a new eco-system.
- Mr Puri added that through suitable skilling initiatives such as NIPUN, India creating a future labour force for the construction industry which will propel innovation and large-scale development in the country.
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan Completes Two Years
- Government of India launched GKRA on 20th June in 2020 for a period of 125 days with a resource envelope of 50,000 crore rupees to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for returnee migrant workers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
- The objectives of the Abhiyaan were to provide immediate employment and livelihood opportunities to the distressed, to saturate the villages with public infrastructure and to create public assets to boost the income generation activities and enhance long term livelihood opportunities by giving focus on 25 works in 116 selected districts across six states Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. A total of 12 Ministries and Departments of Government of India participated in the Abhiyaan. A total of 50.78 crore person-days employment was generated during the Abhiyaan.
- During COVID-19 pandemic period, Union Government has taken several additional measures for the benefits of workers, such as, increase of wage under MGNREGA to 202 rupees a day from 182 rupees to benefit nearly 13.62 crore families. Government also created 39.51 lakh new job opportunities by crediting 2,583 crores in EPF accounts under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY).
ECI Delists 111 Political Parties
- Election Commission today delisted 111 additional Registered Unrecognised Political Parties, RUPPs. The Commission had earlier d 87 non-existent RUPPs.
- It had issued an order on 25th of May to nudge the Registered Unrecognised Political Parties for ensuring due compliances. The Chief Electoral Officers were directed to initiate action for enforcing due compliances by RUPPs as a follow up action.
- CEOs have reported that these 111 RUPPs either have been found to be non-existent on verification or the letters issued by them have returned undelivered by the postal department. The Commission further decided that any party aggrieved from this may approach the concerned Chief Electoral Officer or Election Commission within 30 days of the issue of this order along with all evidences of existence, and other legal and regulatory compliances. The segregated list of such RUPPs shall be sent to respective CEOs and CBDT for requisite action.
Emmanuel Macron Loses Majority In The Parliament
- French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance Ensemble was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of the parliamentary election, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gains.
- The projections, which are based on partial results, show that Macron’s candidates would win between 200 and 250 seats, much less than the 289 required to have a straight majority at the National Assembly, France’s most powerful house of parliament.
- A new coalition, made up of the hard left, the Socialists and the Greens, is projected to become the main opposition force with about 150 to 200 seats.
Gustavo Petro Elected Colombia’s President
- Gustavo Petro is slated to become Colombia’s President after winning the country’s Presidential Elections.
- His running mate Francia Marquez, a single mother, and former housekeeper will become the country’s first black woman Vice President.
- Who among the following was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?
- K.V.K. Sundaram
- Sukumar Sen
- M. Patanjali Sastri
- S.P. Sen Verma
- Current Chief Election Commissioner of India?
- Rajiv Kumar
- Om Prakash Rawat
- Sunil Arora
- Sushil Chandra
- ______ deals with powers, functions, tenure, eligibility, etc of the commission and the member.
- Article 224 to 229
- Article 324 to 329
- Article 124 to 129
- Article 330 to 339
- National Voter Day was first celebrated in
- ____ deals with elections and establishes a commission for these matters.
- Part XVI
- Part XVII
- Part XV
- Part XIV
- Who has the authority to decide in the event of a dispute in the election of the President of India?
- Lok Sabha
- Election Commissioner
- Prime Minister
- Supreme Court
- What is NOT one of the main duties of the Election Commission of India?
- Control and conduct elections
- Supervise elections
- Direct elections
- Conduct local elections
- The Chief of Election Commission is recommended by the ________.
- Central Government
- State Government
- Chief Justice of India
- President of India
- What is the age of retirement for Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners?
- 62 Years
- 63 Years
- 65 Years
- 64 Years
- The members of the Election Commission include_________.
- Only the Chief Election Commissioner
- One Chief Election Commissioner and three Election Commissioners
- One Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners
- One Chief Election Commissioner and one Election Commissioners
- ________ was the first woman Chief Election Commissioner of India
- Pratibha Devi Patil
- Meira Kumar
- Rama Devi
- Nirmala Sitaraman
- Attorney General Of India
- Article 75
- Article 76
- Article 77
- Article 78
- Comptroller And Auditor General Of India
- Article 148
- Article 152
- Article 163
- Article 172
- Advocate General Of State
- Article 155
- Article 165
- Article 175
- Article 185
- Finance Commission Of India
- Article 180
- Article 240
- Article 280
- Article 320
- Inter-State Council
- Article 143
- Article 163
- Article 243
- Article 263
- Union Public Service Commission
- Article 115
- Article 215
- Article 315
- Article 415
- Scheduled Area And Scheduled Tribes Commission
- Article 338
- Article 338-A
- Article 339
- Article 340
- 350B Deals With
- Backward Classes Commission
- Official Language Commission
- Official Language Committee of Parliament
- Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
- Goods And Service Tax Council
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