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Current Affairs One-Liner : 21st June 2023

Published on June 21, 2023
  • National:
    • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has joined hands with IITs to promote research and development of nanoelectronics in the country
Current Affairs One-Liner : 21st June 2023
    • According to a report from the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), glaciers in Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalayas are melting at unprecedented rates and could lose up to 75 percent of their volume by century’s end
    • NSE International Exchange (NSE IX) unveiled a new brand identity of GIFT Nifty as a part of the full-scale transition of SGX Nifty to Gift Nifty from July . The new identity of Gift Nifty is aligned with the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) flagship index Nifty 50
    • TPG India Investments II Inc sold its entire 2.65% stake in Shriram Finance for nearly ₹1,390 crore ($184m) in a block deal. The shares were disposed of at an average price of Rs 1,401 apiece
    • Mahindra Defence Systems has started delivering the first units of the Armado Armoured Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV) to the Indian Army. The Armado ALSV comes with bullet proofing as well as bomb protection
    • Egypt has been crowned the SDAT (Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu) WSF (World Squash Federation) Squash World Cup Champions after beating Malaysia. The championship was held from 13 to 17 June in Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, ‎Tamil Nadu
    • IIM Jammu and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country on the sixth annual convocation at Jammu
    • On June 19th, IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, placed an order for 500 Airbus A320 Family aircraft in the largest purchase agreement in aviation history
    • Leading international investment funds led by Cube Highways and Infrastructure Pte. Ltd., Brookfield Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have joined the race to buy three road assets of Reliance Infrastructure Limited at a valuation of INR 20 billion
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has banned IIFL Securities from onboarding new clients for two years
    • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification proposing Motor Third Party Premium and Liability Rules for the Financial Year 2023-24, in consultation with Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
    • Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of Bharat Mala Green Field Six-Lane Ring Road project at village Kutail in Karnal district of Haryana on Tuesday
    • on June 21st, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Integrated Simulator Complex (ISC) ‘Dhruv’ at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi
    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) entered into a collaborative partnership aimed at empowering women to make well-informed career choices in the field of entrepreneurship
    • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has decided to merge the Childline 1098 service with the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) number 112 by the end of June in nine States and Union Territories — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Goa, Mizoram, Ladakh, Puducherry, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
    • The government has approved the emergency use of an Omicron-specific mRNA-based booster vaccine, named GEMCOVAC®-OM, developed using the indigenous platform technology
  • World:
    • Qatar has announced a second 27-year supply deal with a Chinese company on Tuesday as it expands production from the world’s biggest natural gas field.
  • Sports:
    • C A Bhavani Devi became the first-ever Indian fencer to win a medal at the Asian Fencing Championships in Wuxi, China. She secured a bronze medal after losing the semifinal to Uzbekistan’s Zaynab Dayibekova by a narrow margin of 14-15
    • India’s top shot putter, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, has set a new Asian shot put record at the Inter-State Championships in Bhubaneswar. The 28-year-old athlete, representing Punjab, shattered his own previous Asian record with a massive throw of 21.77 metres
  • Books:
    • Journalist A.K. Bhattacharya has authored a new book titled “India’s Finance Ministers: From Independence to Emergency (1947-1977)”. It is the story of India’s unforgettable finance ministers who shaped India’s economy in the first thirty years after Independence
  • Important Days:
    • World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe.. The theme for World Refugee Day 2023 is "Hope Away from Home"
    • The International Day for Countering Hate Speech is marked every year on June 18. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has called on everyone to work together to build a more respectful and civil world, and for effective action to end hate speech
    • International Picnic Day is celebrated annually on June 18th. It is a time to gather with loved ones, savor delicious food, and enjoy the beauty of nature while creating lasting memories
  • Appointments:
    • Swaminathan Janakiraman, currently the Managing Director of the State Bank of India, has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for a period of three years. He will replace Deputy Governor M.K. Jain whose tenure will end this month3
    • Eddie Yongming Wu, chairman of Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall Group, will succeed Daniel Zhang as the CEO of Alibaba Group . Zhang will shift to focus on cloud intelligence
  • Awards:
    • British-American author Salman Rushdie has been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for 2023. The award’s Board of Trustees described Mr Rushdie as a "passionate defender of freedom of thought and expression"

Question:

Q.1 In which city did Bhavani Devi win a bronze medal at the Asian Fencing Championships?
a. Beijing
b. Shanghai
c. Wuxi
d. Guangzhou

Q.2 Who has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
a. M.K. Jain
b. Swaminathan Janakiraman
c. Mahesh Kumar Jain
d. None of the above
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