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Top 26 Daily GK Updates: National & International News 

Here is providing below the top 26 important Daily General Knowledge 2022 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. Nitin Gadkari Approves Draft GSR Notification To Introduce Bharat NCAP 

  • Union minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests.
  • Bharat-NCAP will serve as a consumer-centric platform allowing customers to opt for safer cars based upon their star-ratings, while promoting a healthy competition among OEMs in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

International News

2. South Korea sent its first satellite into orbit using a domestic Nuri rocket 

  • South Korea launched its first satellite successfully using a homegrown rocket, boosting the nation’s expanding aerospace ambitions and proving it has the necessary technologies to build larger missiles and launch spy satellites in the midst of tensions with rival North Korea.
  • The Science Ministry reported that the three-stage Nuri rocket successfully launched a working “performance verification” satellite to a target altitude of 435 miles from South Korea’s space launch facility on a southern island. 
  • The 154-foot rocket was seen ascending in live TV footage among brilliant flames and copious amounts of white smoke.

Important Takeaways for All Competitive Exams:

  • South Korea President: Yoon Suk Yeol
  • South Korea National Flower: Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon)

3. China launched Three New Yagon-35 remote Sensing Satellites 

  • Three new remote sensing satellites were successfully launched by China from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the Sichuan Province in southwest China.
  • The satellites were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 10:22 a.m. (local time) as part of the Yaogan-35 family and successfully entered the intended orbit.
  • The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation’s Long March carrier rocket family, which accounts for around 96.4%.

States News

4. Goa celebrates ‘Sao Joao’ festival 

  • The people of Goa has celebrated the Sao Joao festival, the feast of St John the Baptist with traditional enthusiasm after a two-year coronavirus-induced gap.
  • The festival is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, who baptised Lord Jesus on the river of Jordan and is celebrated at the onset of monsoon. Siolim, a village in North Goa, hosts a traditional canoe parade on the occasion of Sao Joao.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Goa Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai;
  • Goa Chief minister: Pramod Sawant.

Appointments News

5. S.S. Mundra appointed as chairman of BSE 

  • S.S. Mundra, a public interest director to lead the world’s largest stock exchange, according to the BSE. Justice Vikramajit Sen will be replaced by Mr. Mundra.
  • After serving for three years, Mr. Mundra left his position as Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor in July 2017. Before that, he held the positions of Chairman and Managing Director at Bank of Baroda, until he retired in July 2014.

6. Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary chosen to lead India International Centre 

  • India International Centre’s President is now former foreign secretary and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change Shyam Saran.
  • After leaving the administration in 2010, he served as chairman of the National Security Advisory Board under the National Security Council and served as the director of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a renowned think tank specialising in economic issues, from 2011 to 2017. (2013-15).

7. Parameswaran Iyer appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog 

  • Former Drinking and water Sanitation Secretary, Parameswaren Iyer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog for 2 years. He will succeed Amitabh Kant.
  • Kant was appointed as the CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog) on February 17, 2016, for a fixed two-year term.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NITI Aayog Founded: 1 January 2015;
  • NITI Aayog Preceding: Planning Commission ( 15 March 1950)
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi;
  • NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson: Suman K Bery;
  • NITI Aayog comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

8. Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as new Director of Intelligence Bureau 

  • The Central government has appointed senior IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka as Director of Intelligence Bureau.
  • Tapan Kumar Deka, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS officer, was appointed for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
  • Deka will succeed incumbent Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar, whose tenure ends on June 30.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Intelligence Bureau Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Intelligence Bureau Formed: 1887.

9. Samant Kumar Goel re-appointed as Chief of R&AW

  • Samant Kumar Goel’s contract as secretary of the intelligence agency’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was extended by the Centre on June 24 by another year.
  • Goel is an IPS officer from the Punjab cadre class of 1984 and will hold the position of agency secretary through June 30, 2023.
  • In June 2019, Samant Kumar Goel succeeded Anil Dhasmana as the Chief of RAW.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • RAW Formed: 21 September 1968;
  • RAW Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • RAW Founders: R. N. Kao & Indira Gandhi.

10. Anil Khanna named as the acting President of IOA 

  • Anil Khanna has been appointed the acting President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
  • The Delhi High Court has ordered that Narinder Dhruv Batra cannot continue as the President of the IOA and appointed Anil Khanna as acting president.

Agreements News

11. NSE and BSE approve the merger of PVR-INOX 

  • The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) have approved the merger of multiplex chain PVR and Inox Leisure.
  • According to their separate exchange filings, PVR and Inox Leisure received observation letters from the BSE on June 20 and 21 with “no unfavourable observations” and “no objection,” respectively.
  • According to the documents, the Competition Commission of India must provide the necessary regulatory licences before the merging plan can forward (CCI).

Economy News

12. GST Council to talk about modifying law, online gambling and casinos 

  • The Goods and Service Taxes (GST) Council is going to talk about changing the law to make it easier to create GST tribunals.
  • A report by a Group of Ministers (GoM) on online gambling, casinos, and racetracks will also be discussed by the Council.
  • The GoM has proposed that rates and valuation standards for the 28 percent GST that will be imposed on casinos, racetracks, internet gambling, and lotteries be uniform. It said that no distinction should be made between games of skill and games of chance for the purposes of the levy.

13. Piyush Goyal: Indian GDP might reach $30 trillion in coming 30 years 

  • India’s economy, according to Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, is among the fastest-growing in the world and is predicted to reach $30 trillion in the next 30 years.
  • Goyal remarked that if India grows at a compound annual growth rate of 8% annually, the economy will double in nine years while speaking to exporters in TiruppurTamil Nadu.
  • According to the minister, the country’s economy is currently worth approximately $3.2 trillion and will be worth roughly $6.5 trillion in nine years.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Union Commerce and Industry Minister, GoI: Shri Piyush Goyal
  • Union Finance Minister, GOI: Nirmala Sitharaman.

Bankings News

14. Campus Power a new digital platform for students from ICICI Bank 

  • ICICI Bank unveiled a digital platform named “Campus Power” to assist students who want to pursue higher education in India and abroad. The platform meets the diverse demands of the whole student ecosystem, which includes parents, institutes, and students.
  • The new Campus Power platform helps users find financial products that are right for them by guiding them through the process of researching bank accounts, including international accounts, education loans and their tax benefits, foreign exchange solutions, payment solutions, cards, other loans, and investments.

Defence News

15. IAF to join Egyptian Air Force in Tactical Leadership Program


  • The Indian Air Force announced that three Su-30 MKI planes and two C-17 transport aircraft are taking part in a month-long tactical leadership programme in Egypt.
  • According to the statement, the exercise offers a singular chance to highlight the IAF’s capabilities and reach against the backdrop of the current geopolitical situation.
  • In Egypt (Cairo West Airbase), the Indian Air Force would send three Su-30MKI aircraft, two C-17 aircraft, and 57 IAF personnel to the Egyptian Air Force Weapon School to take part in a tactical leadership programme.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Chief of the Air Staff  / Air Force Chief: Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

Summits and Conferences News

16. UN Ocean Conference 2022: Dr. Jitendra Singh to go to Lisbon 

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for the Government of India, left for Portugal to attend the Lisbon UN Ocean Conference, 2022.
  • On the topic of Scaling up Ocean Action based on Science and Innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: Stock taking, Partnerships and Solutions, he will give the conference’s keynote presentation. The Conference will have participants from more than 130 nations.
  • At the conclusion of the Conference, the leaders will also reiterate the statement titled Our ocean, our future: call for action.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Ministry of Science and Technology, Minister of state Ministry of earth science, GoI: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Ranks and Reports News

17. Global Liveability Index 2022 released 

  • The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has just been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index shows some marked differences from the previous year.
  • The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure and access to green space.

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Awards News

18. Odisha, ‘Mo Bus’ Service received the prestigious UN Public Service Award 

  • Mo Bus, Odisha-based public transport service has been honored with a prestigious United Nations award, for their role and efforts in helping the world recover better from Covid19.
  • The public transport service has been recognised for its role in “promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)”, the UN said.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar;
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik;
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Science and Technology News

19. Garuda Aerospace, an Indian drone startup to establish a facility in Malaysia 

  • Garuda Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., an integrated drone manufacturer and drone-as-a-service (DAAS) provider based in India, would invest Rs 115 crore in the construction of a production facility in Malaysia.
  • The decision is made to establish a drone manufacturing plant in Malaysia, with a daily production capacity of around 50 drones. The components would be imported from India and other nations.

Important Takeaways for All Competitive Exams:

  • Garuda Aerospace’s founder and CEO: Agnishwar Jayaprakash
  • Founder and CTO of HiiLSE Drones: Shanmugam S. Thanggavilo

Sports News

20. Cyclist Ronaldo, first Indian cyclist to win silver at Asian Championship 

  • At Asian Track Championship, by placing second in the sprint race on the final day of the Asian Track Championship in this city, Ronaldo Singh made cycling history by becoming the first Indian cyclist to win a silver medal in a continental competition in the senior division.
  • The feat accomplished by Ronaldo was the best in a continental competition by an Indian cyclist. Even though he fought hard against the skilled rider Kento Yamasaki of Japan, he won silver.

21. Ranji Trophy 2022: Madhya Pradesh beats Mumbai by six wickets

  • Madhya Pradesh wrote history as they won their maiden Ranji Trophy title, beating tournament heavyweights Mumbai by 6 wickets in the final at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan was crowned as the ‘Man of the Tournament for his brilliant Ranji Trophy 2022 with the bat, which saw him score 982 runs at an average of 122.75, finishing at the top of the batting charts. Other top bowlers of The 2022 Ranji Trophy are spinner Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand (25 wickets).

Important News

22. International Day of the Seafarer 2022: 25 June

  • The “Day of the Seafarer” is celebrated annually on June 25 to honour the vital contribution that seafarers make to global trade and the economy, frequently at considerable personal sacrifice to themselves and their families.
  • With the theme “Your voyage – then and now, share your adventure,” the Day of the Seafarers campaign for 2022 will examine seafarer voyages, including what they entail, how they have changed over time, and what has remained central to seafarers’ reality.

23. International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 

  • International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is conducted by the United Nations. It is observed on June 26 annually.
  • “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises” is the theme for 2022’s celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) has put forward a #CareInCrises campaign for this year’s celebration of World Drug Day.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UNODC Headquarters location: 


    Vienna, Austria;
  • UNODC Founded: 1997;
  • Director-General of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes: Ghada Fathi Waly.

24. United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2022 

  • The United Nations General Assembly on December 12, 1997, adopted a resolution to proclaim June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • The day is observed to call upon nations, civil societies and individuals all across the world to extend their support to victims of torture and those who are being tortured.
  • On December 12, 1997, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution, declaring June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • The first International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, 1998, the UN appealed to all the governments, stakeholders, and the members of the global society to stand against this act, and to take action against the torture and those who execute it in every corner of the world.

25. Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day: 27 June 

  • Recognising the potential of the MSME and their role in strengthening economies, June 27 is celebrated as the Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.
  • The day is aimed at raising public awareness of the contribution of MSMEs to global economic growth and sustainable development.
  • The Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day was marked by the United Nations General Assembly in its 74th Plenary on April 6 2017. The move came after the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2016 World Conference Declaration on the urgent need to recognise MSME’s role in global development.

Miscellaneous News

26. Shreya Lenka from Odisha joins Blackswan and becomes first K-pop star in India 

  • Shreya Lenka is the first Indian woman to ever have a successful career as a K-pop performer. Along with a Brazilian woman named Gabriela Dalcin, the 18-year-old from Odisha is currently a member of the well-known South Korean girl group BlackswanDR Music, the recording company for Blackswan, released the information.
  • A programme run by DR Music to find and develop aspiring singers from all around the world selected Shreya, who goes by her stage name Sriya, and Gabriela (or Gabi).
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