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Daily Current Affairs 25th June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25th June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25th June, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 25th June, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Launch of National STOP Diarrhoea Campaign 2024

  • On June 24, the National STOP Diarrhoea Campaign for the year 2024 was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda.
  • He was accompanied by the Union Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel and Shri Jadhav Patraprao Ganpatrao.
  • During the launch, they unveiled various Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials such as a campaign logo, posters, and audio-visuals related to radio. Additionally, they distributed oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc tablets to children.

Girija Subramanian Named CMD of New India Assurance

  • The government has named Girija Subramanian as the new chairman and managing director of New India Assurance, the foremost general insurance company in India.
  • Her term commenced on June 19, 2024, and will extend until her retirement or until further notice.

State News

Book on Maritime History Released by Maharashtra Governor

  • On June 22, 2024, Shri Ramesh Bais, the Governor of Maharashtra, unveiled a book titled ‘Gateways to the Sea: Historic Ports and Docks of Mumbai Region’ at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.
  • The book highlights the long-standing maritime history of the Mumbai area, covering both its ancient and contemporary aspects.

Madhya Pradesh Government Sanctions PM College of Excellence in Every District

  • The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Yadav, announced the establishment of a PM College of Excellence in each of the state’s 55 districts, starting from July 1.
  • These colleges will focus on promoting ‘Bharatiya Gyan Parampara’ and are set to include all necessary facilities.

Appointments News

Anuj Tyagi to Lead HDFC ERGO General Insurance

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance has announced the appointment of Anuj Tyagi as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective from July 1, 2024.
  • Tyagi, who has been part of the company since 2008 and is currently the Deputy MD, will take over from Ritesh Kumar, the outgoing MD & CEO.

Banking News

SBI Awards Dividend of Rs 6,959 Crore to the Government

  • The State Bank of India has contributed a dividend of Rs 6,959 crore to the government for the fiscal year 2023-24, marking an increase from the prior year’s dividend of Rs 11.30 per share to Rs 13.70 per share.
  • The cheque was presented to the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, by SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, in the presence of Financial Services Secretary Vivek Joshi.
  • The bank reported a record consolidated net profit of Rs 67,085 crore, up from Rs 55,648 crore the previous year.

 

Economy News

S&P Maintains India’s GDP Growth Forecast at 6.8% for FY25

  • S&P Global Ratings has kept its GDP growth projection for India for FY25 at 6.8%, attributing high interest rates and reduced fiscal stimulus as the reasons for dampening demand in non-agricultural sectors.
  • It expects growth rates of 6.9% and 7% for FY26 and FY27, respectively.

Defence News

Khalubar War Memorial in Ladakh Opens to Public

  • The Indian Army has made the Khalubar War Memorial in Ladakh accessible to the public.
  • This initiative is part of the ‘Forever in Operations’ Division’s preparations for the 25th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is celebrated on July 26.
  • The memorial honors the valor and sacrifices of soldiers during the Kargil War and is located in the famous Aryan Valley.

Schemes News

Launch of “One Week One Theme” Campaign by Dr. Jitendra Singh

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State with multiple portfolios, launched the “One Week One Theme” (OWOT) campaign on June 24.
  • The campaign highlights recent achievements in various fields of science and technology across India.

Sports News

Indian Archers Excel at Archery World Cup 2024

  • During the Archery World Cup 2024 Stage 3 in Antalya, Turkey, which occurred from June 18-23, 2024, the Indian archery team secured a total of four medals—comprising one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Important Days News

International Day of the Seafarer 2024 Celebrations

  • The International Day of the Seafarer is observed annually on June 25th.
  • Established in 2010 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), this day acknowledges the crucial contributions of seafarers to global trade and the economy.
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