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Banking Current Affairs : 3rd Jun 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 3rd June 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Global Day of Parents 2024:

  • The Global Day of Parents celebrated annually on June 1st, 2024, offers an opportunity to appreciate parents and their vital role in shaping the lives of children worldwide.
  • The official theme for Global Day of Parents 2024 is “The Promise of Playful Parenting”. Throughout June, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners will advocate for expert advice and support for parents

BFI agrees to become a member of World Boxing:

  • The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has agreed to become a member of World Boxing, the International Federation established to ensure boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement.
  • The membership application has been approved by the BFI’s General Assembly and will be ratified by World Boxing’s Executive Board.

India’s GDP grows 8.2% in FY24 against 7% in FY23:

  • India’s real GDP is estimated to grow by 8.2% in the Financial Year 2023-24 as compared to the growth rate of 7% registered in the Financial Year 2022-23.
  • According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, real GDP, or GDP at constant prices is estimated to attain a level of over 173 lakh crore rupees in the year 2023-24.

Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024:

  • The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has been awarded the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The institute is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Combined Index of Eight Core Industries increases by 6.2% (provisional) in April 2024 as compared to April 2023:

  • The combined Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) increased by 6.2% (provisional) in April 2024 as compared to the Index in April 2023.
  • The production of Electricity, Natural Gas, Coal, Steel, Refinery Products, Crude Oil, and Cement recorded positive growth in April 2024.
  • The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in IIP.

Reserve Bank of India cancels 10-year green bond auction:

  • In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday canceled the auction of 10-year green bonds as traders refused to pay greenium, said dealers.
  • Greenium signifies the premium investors will pay for green bonds because of their sustainability impact.

Dinesh Karthik Announces Retirement from Representative Cricket:

  • Dinesh Karthik, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • The writing was on the wall after his emotional farewell from the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) franchise in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Axis Bank and Mastercard Introduce NFC Soundbox:

  • Axis Bank and Mastercard have launched the NFC Soundbox, set to redefine payment experiences in India.
  • This innovative device is poised to be an all-in-one solution, enabling users to accept various payment methods such as Bharat QR, UPI, Tap & Pay, and Tap + Pin.

ISRO and Wipro 3D Collaborate on 3D-Printed Rocket Engine:

  • Wipro 3D and ISRO have jointly developed and successfully tested a 3D-printed rocket engine for India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
  • The engine, designed for the fourth stage (PS4), marks a significant advancement in additive manufacturing technology within India’s space program.

Badminton Star PV Sindhu Appointed Brand Ambassador for Tobacco Control:

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, organized an event to observe World No Tobacco Day 2024.
  • This year’s theme, “Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference,” highlights the urgent need to shield youth from the detrimental influences of tobacco consumption.

James Webb Space Telescope : Detecting The Most Distant Known Galaxy

  • The James Webb Space Telescope has smashed its own record for detecting the most distant known galaxy.
  • The galaxy called JADES-GS-z14-0, is revealed as it was just 290m years after the big bang, at the dawn of the universe.

Chang’e-6 : China

  • China’s space agency said that China landed an uncrewed spacecraft on the far side of the moon on 2nd of June.
  • The Chang’e-6 craft successfully landed in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the back of the moon.
    It is the first human sampling and return mission from the far side of the moon.

60th Meeting Of The Subsidiary Bodies:

  • As the world gears up for the 29th Conference of Parties (COP) to UNFCCC later this year, Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has called on developed countries to fulfill their financial obligations in the fight against climate change.
  • The 60th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60), will take place in Bonn, Germany from June 3-13, 2024.

Iris-T Missile:

  • According to a recent report, the Bundeswehr, Germany’s armed forces, lost an Iris-T missile, sparking serious concerns about the crucial technology being compromised.
  • Iris-T Missile is a next-generation short-range air-to-air missile.
  • The IRIS-T is a six-nation program under German lead, with Diehl BGT Defence (a German defense company) acting as industrial prime contractor.

Paraparatrechina neela : New Ant Species

  • Indian researchers recently discovered a new ant species named Paraparatrechina neela from Arunachal Pradesh’s remote Siang Valley.
  • Paraparatrechina neela is a new ant species discovered from Siang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It belongs to the rare genus Paraparatrechina and has been named Paraparatrechina neela.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes:

  • Djibouti, a nation in East Africa, is taking a bold step in the fight against malaria by deploying genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes.
  • This pilot program, launched in May 2024, marks a significant moment in the battle against this deadly disease.

Maratha Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar : Birth Anniversary

  • On May 31, we celebrated the 300th birth anniversary of the Maratha queen Ahilya Bai Holkar — a great administrator and visionary with a spiritual inclination.
  • “The reign of Ahilyabai, of Indore in central India, lasted for thirty years.
  • This has become almost legendary as a period during which perfect order and good government prevailed and the people prospered.