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Daily Current Affairs, 21st June 2022


1)  International Day of Yoga 2022 celebrates on 21st June

•International Day of Yoga is celebrated world wide on 21st June since 2015.  This year, the 8th edition of the International Day of Yoga will be observed. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

2)  World Music Day 2022: 21st June

•World Music Day is celebrated every year on June 21. The day gives respect to the art form of music that binds people across culture, region, language and religion. Music also gives a channel to various emotions like love, grief, loss, and is cathartic in nature. On this day, free concerts are organised for everyone to attend. It is a massive cultural exchange and also brings society closer. The theme for World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”.

3)  Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion of Yoga announced

•On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the AYUSH ministry has announced to give the ‘Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution towards the Development and Promotion of Yoga’ for 2022 to two individuals and two organisations in recognition of their contributions in the space.

4)  International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice: 21 June

•International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice is observed globally on 21st June. This day bring awareness about solstices and equinoxes and their significance for several religions and ethnic cultures. The Summer Solstice is the day of the year when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. It happens on June 21st this year.

5)  UNESCO recognises India’s use of ICT under PM eVIDYA scheme

•Recently, UNESCO recognized the use of information and communication technology (ICT), under a comprehensive initiative called PM eVIDYA by the department of school education, Ministry of Education. The schooling models saw a paradigm shift during the unprecedented times of Covid-19. The technological interventions aided in building crisis-resilient learning systems.

•The Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the Department of School Education and Literacy (DOSEL), Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, has been conferred the UNESCO’s King Hamid Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, for the 2021 edition.

6)  Indian Coast Guard inducts new Advanced Light Helicopter Squadron 840 CG

•In the Indian Coast Guard, a new air squadron known as 840 Squadron was established in Chennai, with an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III aircraft as its first aircraft. In the presence of Inspector General AP Badola, Commander of the Eastern Coast Guard Region, the aircraft was greeted with the usual water cannon salute. This is the first time the defence force has deployed such a plane in the eastern region.

7)  Dhan Sanchay: A new life insurance product from LIC India

•The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced Dhan Sanchay, a non-linked, non-participating individual savings life insurance plan that offers both protection and savings. This plan provides financial support to the family if the life assured dies prematurely during the policy’s term. According to a LIC press release, it also provides a guaranteed income stream from the date of maturity to the conclusion of the payout period.

8)  Beneficiaries of the PFRDA pension scheme increased by 24%

•According to official figures, the number of subscribers to PFRDA‘s two flagship pension schemes increased by more than 24% year on year to 5.32 crore as of May 31, 2022. According to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), the number of subscribers in various NPS plans climbed to 531.73 lakh by the end of May 2022, up from 428.56 lakh in May 2021, a year-on-year rise of 24.07 percent.