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Daily Current Affairs 11th June 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

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National News

Priyanka Jarkiholi Youngest Tribal Woman to Win in Lok Sabha

Congress nominee and Minister Satish Jarkiholi’s daughter Priyanka Jarkiholi has won from Chikkodi, defeating incumbent MP and BJP leader Annasaheb Jolle. Priyanka Jarkiholi from Chikkodi became the youngest tribal woman to enter Parliament from an unreserved seat in Karnataka since Independence. In fact, the BJP has won all the seats in Mumbai Karnataka, except Chikkodi.

Centre releases ₹1.39 lakh crore to States

The Centre approved the disbursement of ₹1,39,750 crore in tax devolution to the states for June, including an additional instalment for accelerated development. This will enable state governments to enhance development and capital spending.

India Expands Overseas Port Operations: Targeting Mongla Port in Bangladesh

In a strategic move to counter China’s growing influence in the region, India sets its sights on managing the Mongla Port in Bangladesh. Following the successes of Chabahar in Iran and Sittwe in Myanmar, India aims to further strengthen its commercial and security interests by expanding its overseas port operations.

International News

Portugal to Use Golden Visa Scheme to Help Migrants

Portugal plans to adapt its golden visa scheme to allow wealthy foreigners seeking residency rights to invest in affordable housing for locals or accommodation for migrants.

French President Dissolves Parliament After EU Election Defeat

In response to his party’s heavy loss in the European Parliamentary elections, French President Emmanuel Macron has dissolved the National Assembly and called for snap parliamentary elections. The far-right Rassemblement National (RN) secured a significant victory, winning 31.5% of the vote compared to Macron’s Renaissance Party’s 15.2%. Macron announced the dissolution of the National Assembly in an hour-long national address, citing the need to restore trust in the French electoral process.

States News

Rajasthan Govt to invest Rs 100 Cr in Maharana Pratap Tourist Circuit

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Bhajan Lal Sharma, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, has announced an ambitious plan to develop the Maharana Pratap Tourist Circuit with an investment of Rs 100 crore. This announcement was made on 8 June 2023 during the inauguration of the Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebration in Udaipur, where the 484th birthday of the legendary Maharana Pratap of Mewar was celebrated on 9 June 2024 (according to the Hindu calendar).

Prem Singh Tamang Sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) supremo Prem Singh Tamang on June 10 took oath as the Chief Minister of the Himalayan state for the second consecutive term. The 56-year-old politician was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya at a function held in Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.

Appointments News

InderPal Singh Bindra Appointed as CCI Secretary

Indian Revenue Service officer InderPal Singh Bindra will soon take charge as the Secretary of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Bindra will replace IRS officer Anupama Anand, who has resigned within eight months of joining the regulator.

Banking News

Bank of India Acquires 6.1% Stake in CCIL IFSC

The Bank of India has acquired a 6.125% stake in the Clearing Corporation of India Ltd(IFSC) for ₹6.125 crore, aiming to enhance its strategic presence in GIFT City IFSC. This acquisition reflects the bank’s commitment to the growth and development of GIFT City as a global financial hub.

SBI Empowers Borrowers with ₹2,030 Cr in Co-Lending Endeavor

In a strategic move to broaden its lending outreach, the State Bank of India (SBI) has teamed up with 23 non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)/housing finance companies (HFCs). Through this collaboration, SBI has sanctioned loans totaling ₹2,030 crore to over 2.79 lakh borrowers, as outlined in the Bank’s latest annual report.

Summits and Conferences News

Indian Tripartite Delegation at the 112th Session of International Labour Conference (ILC)

The Indian tripartite delegation led by Secretary (Labour & Employment), Ms. Sumita Dawra, participated in the 112th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) of International Labour Organisation (ILO) being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Defence News

Army Launches Integrated Generator Monitoring, Control System ‘Vidyut Rakshak’

A tech-based innovation, an integrated generator monitoring, protection and control system, developed by the Indian Army was launched on June 5. ‘Vidyut Rakshak’, developed by the Army Design Bureau (ADB) was launched by the Army’s Vice Chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi.

Ranks and Reports News

Aquaculture Overtakes Wild Fisheries for First Time: UN Report

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2024, its flagship report providing a comprehensive analysis of the global and regional status and trends in fisheries and aquaculture. It shows, for the first time in 2022, that aquaculture production exceeded fisheries.

Sports News

Sumit Nagpal Wins his 6th ATP Challenger Tennis Title

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Indian tennis sensation Sumit Nagpal has etched his name in history by winning the prestigious Heilbronn Neckarcup 2024 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament in Germany. This remarkable achievement marks Nagpal’s sixth ATP Challenger title, a feat that solidifies his position as India’s top-ranked men’s singles player.

Max Verstappen Dominates Canadian Grand Prix for Third Consecutive Year

Max Verstappen Dominates Canadian Grand Prix for Third Consecutive Year

The Canadian Grand Prix 2024, also known as the AWS GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2024, witnessed a remarkable display of skill and determination as Dutch-Belgian racing driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull claimed his third consecutive victory at the prestigious event. The 9th round of the 2024 F1 championships, held at the iconic Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, further solidified Verstappen’s dominance on the track.

Important News

International Day of Play 2024 Observed on 11 June

International Day of Play 2024 Observed on 11 June

On June 11, 2024, the world will commemorate the inaugural International Day of Play, a momentous occasion dedicated to preserving, promoting, and prioritizing the act of play for all individuals, especially children.

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