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Poverty Ratio has declined in India: SBI Research

On 27 June 2022, Ecowrap – a State Bank of India (SBI) research report, revealed that Poverty Ratio has declined in India.

Findings

  • All India poverty ratio has declined modestly to 17.9% in 2020-21 from 21.9% in 2011-12.

29 June: National Statistics Day

In recognition of the notable contributions made by Professor (late) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning, Government of India has designated 29th June every year, coinciding with his birth anniversary, as “Statistics Day”.


Business Tycoon Pallonji Mistry Passed Away

Renowned business tycoon Pallonji Mistry has passed away on 28 June 2022.

  • He was the Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, one of the largest business firms in India.

"Father of PSUs in India" V. Krishnamurthy Passed Away

Venkataraman Krishnamurthy, an Indian civil servant known as the "Father of Public sector undertakings in India" has passed away on 26 June 2022.

  • He was well-known for his leadership and successful contribution in turning around Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), and GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL) into the most profit making industry in India and globally.

29 June: International Day of the Tropics

The International Day of the Tropics is observed on June 29 annually.

  • The Day highlights the challenges faced by the nations of the Tropics and the opportunities their citizens have access to.

Carnivorous Plant found in Uttarakhand

An ultra-rare carnivorous plant Utricularia Furcellata has been found in Uttarakhand (in the western Himalayan region) for first time.

  • It was found in Uttarakhand's Mandal valley, Chamoli district, at an altitude of 4,800 feet.

Vijay Amritraj honoured with Golden Achievement Award

India's Vijay Amritraj has been named the 2021 recipient of the Golden Achievement Award.

  • The Golden Achievement Award is presented annually by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Tennis Federation.

Nitin Gupta appointed as the Chairman of CBDT

IRS officer Nitin Gupta has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

  • He will replace Ms. Sangeeta Singh who was given the additional charge.

India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project of 101.6 Megawatt Peak (MWp) in Kerala backwaters.

  • The project is installed on a 350-acre water body in Kayamkulam, Kerala.

Global Liveability Index 2022

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its annual ranking of the world's most livable cities, and the Global Liveability Index for 2022.

  • This year’s edition of EIU’s Global Liveability Ranking finds that Vienna, capital city of Austria is the most liveable city in the world, whereas Damascus, capital city of Syria is the least livable out of 173 countries surveyed.

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