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10th June 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Current Affairs for All Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 10th June 2021 covering the following news headlines: QS World University Rankings, El Salvador, CORPAT, Cricuru, RBI Deputy Governor, PEN Pinter prize 2021.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 10th June 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 13 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 13 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news

International News

  1. El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender
  • El Salvador has become the first country in the world to grant legal tender status to bitcoin. The use of bitcoin as legal tender will become law in 90 days.
  • El Salvador’s economy heavily relies on remittances and so those who are working abroad can send money back home in bitcoins.
  • The use of bitcoin will be totally optional. It will bring financial inclusion, investment, tourism, innovation and economic development to the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • El Salvador Capital: San Salvador; Currency: United States Dollar;
  • President of El Salvador: Nayib Bukele.

State News

2. Assam gets its seventh national park with Dehing Patkai

  • The Assam Government has decided in its recent cabinet meeting to declare Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary as the 7th National Park of the state.
  • The newest national park, popularly known as Dehing Patkai Rain Forest, has unique floral and faunal diversity, which was recognized by the state government in 2004 when 111.19 square kilometres of the area was notified as Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The area is home to hoolock gibbon, elephant, slow loris, tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, golden cat, fishing cat, marble cat, sambar, hog deer, sloth bear, and several bird species including the endangered state bird, the white-winged wood duck.
  • The state now has the second-highest number of national parks in the country. Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands have nine national parks each.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi;
  • Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Appointments News

3. Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India

  • Facebook has named Spoorthi Priya as its grievance officer for India, the company said on its website. This move comes close on the heels of the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, coming into force last month.
  • According to the new government guidelines, social media companies with over 50 lakh users have to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and a chief compliance officer. All three personnel will have to be residents of India.
  • Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp appointed Paresh B Lal as the grievance officer a few days ago.
  • WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google had shared information on their compliance officer, resident grievance officer and nodal contact person with the government on May 29. Two days after the new IT rules kicked into action.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Facebook Headquarters: California, US.

4. RBI approves re-appointment of GC Chaturvedi as part-time Chairman of ICICI Bank

  • Private lender, ICICI Bank, has received RBI's approval for the re-appointment of Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as the part-time Chairman of the Bank.
  • He will be the part-time chairman of ICICI Bank for a 3-years tenure starting July 01, 2021, on extant terms and conditions.
  • Last year, the bank's shareholders approved the re-appointment of Chaturvedi as non-executive (part-time) Chairman of the Bank effective from July 1, 2021.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.

5. Centre extends LIC Chairman M R Kumar’s term till March 2022

  • The appointments committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of the tenure of MR Kumar as the Chairman of state-owned insurance company Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • Now under the extended term, Mr Kumar will serve on the post till March 13, 2022. Earlier his term as LIC chairman was supposed to end on June 30, 2021.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • LIC Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • LIC Founded: 1 September 1956.

6. Mahesh Kumar Jain gets two-year extension as RBI Deputy Governor

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of Mahesh Kumar Jain as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for two more years with effect from June 22, 2021.
  • The three-year term of MK Jain as RBI Deputy Governor was to end on June 21, 2021. Currently, Michael Patra, M Rajeshwar Rao and Rabi Sankar are the other three serving RBI Deputy Governors.

Defence News

7. Indo-Thai CORPAT Begins in Andaman Sea

  • The 31st edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) kicked off on June 09, 2021, in the Andaman Sea.
  • The three-day coordinated patrol between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being conducted from 09 to 11 June 2021.
  • From the Indian side, an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, is participating and from Thailand Navy, HTMS Krabi is participating in CORPAT, along with Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies.
  • The CORPAT exercise is being conducted between the two navies bi-annually since 2005, along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
  • CORPAT builds up understanding and interoperability between navies and develops measures to prevent and suppress unlawful activities like Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Thailand Capital: Bangkok;
  • Thailand Currency: Thai baht.

Ranks and Reports News

8. QS World University Rankings 2022 released

  • The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the QS World University Rankings 2022 which compares and ranks Universities from across the globe on various parameters.
  • Eight Indian universities have found a place among the best 400 global universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022, released on June 09, 2021.
  • However, only three Universities namely the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi, and IISc Bangalore feature among the top 200.

Top Indian University

  • IIT-Bombay is ranked as the best University in India with a rank of 177. It is followed by IIT-Delhi (185) and IISc (I86).
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has also been adjudged as “world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for Citations Per Faculty (CPF) indicator, which measures research impact.
  • This is the first time that any Indian institute has scored a perfect 100 in research or any other parameter.

Top University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the ranking for the 10th years in a row.
  • MIT is followed by the University of Oxford in the second position. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge shared the third spot.

Awards News

9. Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter prize 2021

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean writer who was arrested last year in Harare while protesting against corruption, has been awarded the PEN Pinter prize, praised for her “ability to capture and communicate vital truths even amidst times of upheaval”.
  • Dangarembga was also shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her work, This Mournable Body. 
  • Established in 2009, PEN Pinter prize is given in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. 
  • The annual award is given to an author who, the website specifies, must have “a significant body of plays, poetry, essays, or fiction of outstanding literary merit, written in English.”

Sports News

10. Sunil Chhetri surpasses Argentina’s Lionel Messi

  • Sunil Chhetri surpasses Argentina’s Lionel Messi and he has become the second-highest active international goal-scorer with 74 strikes.
  • He made this record in a joint preliminary qualifying round match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup. He is currently behind Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (103) in the active international goal-scorer list.
  • Chhetri also helped India register its rst win in six years in World Cup qualiers. Chhetri is just a goal away from entering world football's all-time top-10. Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer. He is popularly known as Captain Fantastic.

11. Chris Broad to be match referee for World Test Championship final

  • ICC Elite Panel match referee, Chris Broad will oversee the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, scheduled to commence at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the officials for the match. ICC Elite Panel's Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough will be the on-field umpires.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

12. Sehwag launches cricket coaching website 'Cricuru'

  • Indian star cricketer Virender Sehwag has launched an experiential learning portal for Cricket coaching named CRICURU.
  • CRICURU is India’s first AI-enabled coaching website, to offer a personalised learning experience for the younger players. The website can be accessed at
  • The curriculum for each player has been developed personally by Virender Sehwag along with former Indian Player and Batting Coach of the Indian Cricket team Sanjay Bangar (2015-19).
  • Young players will be able to learn to play cricket through master classes by 30 player-coaches from across the globe like AB de Villiers, Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Jonty Rhodes, who will share their experience and learning with users.

13. BharatPe becomes ICC’s official partner till 2023

  • Lending and digital payments startup, BharatPe has announced that it has inked a three-year-long deal to become an official partner with International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • As per the agreement, BharatPe will promote the association across broadcast and digital platforms, as well as execute in-venue brand activations at all the ICC events until 2023.
  • The key tournaments include the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (Southampton, UK 2021), Men’s T20 World Cup (India, 2021), Men’s T20 World Cup (Australia, 2022), Women’s World Cup (New Zealand, 2022), U19 Cricket World Cup (West Indies, 2022), Women’s T20 World Cup (South Africa, 2022), Men’s Cricket World Cup (India, 2023) and World Test Championship (2023).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of BharatPe: Ashneer Grover;
  • Headoffice of BharatPe: New Delhi;
  • BharatPe Founded: 2018.

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