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Current Affairs One-Liner : 9th June 2023

Published on June 09, 2023
  • National:
    • US Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III traveled to India from June 4-5, 2023 to reinforce the major defense partnership and advance cooperation in critical domains ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s official state visit to Washington
Current Affairs One-Liner : 9th June 2023
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to permit banks to issue RuPay prepaid forex cards to customers and to issue such cards abroad as part of its strategy of internationalising issuance and acceptance of such cards
    • According to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report, renewable energy capacity additions are set to increase by a record 107 GW year on year to reach 440 GW globally in 2023
    • According to a report by ICRA, bond issuances by banks may fall below Rs 90,000 crore in FY24 due to easing liquidity conditions. Banks issued a record Rs 1.1 trillion bonds in FY23
    • The Tata Group has retained its title of India’s most valuable brand at $26.4 billion in 2023, growing at 10.3% over last year, said brand valuation firm Brand Finance in its latest ranking of the country’s leading brands
    • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of an additional 4.04% shareholding of Acko Technology and Services Private Limited (Acko Tech) by General Atlantic Singapore ACK Pte. Ltd. (GASACK)
    • Tata Elxsi has partnered with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to enable the upcoming Gaganyaan Mission. Through this association, Tata Elxsi has designed and developed Crew Module Recovery Models (CMRM) for recovery team training of the space Mission
    • The first pre-induction night launch of new generation ballistic missile, Agni Prime, was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha
    • India won three bronze medals at the 22nd edition of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Men’s World Boxing Championships (2023) held at the Humo Arena in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 30 April-14 May 2023
    • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched a biennial integrated water resources action plan for 2023-25 on Friday. The plan aims to save over 49.7% water and meet the twin challenges of water depletion and waterlogging
    • The National Exit Test (NExT) will be held from 2024. It will be a single examination that would replace final-year MBBS examinations and the National Eligibility Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG) entrance exam
    • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested a New Generation Ballistic Missile ‘Agni Prime’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on June 07, 2023
  • Economy:
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rates unchanged at 6.5 percent. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the central bank unanimously decided to take a consecutive pause in its second bi-monthly monetary policy meeting of FY24 after a rate hike seen in previous six consecutive policies
    • Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das recently announced that cooperative lenders will soon be able to do technical write-offs and execute compromise settlements with defaulting borrowers
  • Sports:
    • Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will play in the French Open semifinals on Friday in the most anticipated match of the tournament1. Djokovic is eyeing a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title. This will be their first Grand Slam meeting
    • Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will play in the French Open semifinals on Friday in the most anticipated match of the tournament1. Djokovic is eyeing a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title1. This will be their first Grand Slam meeting
  • Important Days:
    • World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th every year to raise awareness about the importance of oceans in our lives and to create awareness about how to protect them. The theme for World Oceans Day 2023 is “The Planet Ocean’s Changing Tide”
    • World Brain Tumor Day is observed annually on June 8 to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumors. The theme for this year is “Protect yourself – keep away from stress”
  • Obituary:
    • Gitanjali Aiyar, one of the first English news anchors on the national broadcaster Doordarshan, passed away on June 7th. She was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. She was a veteran journalist who worked as a news anchor for more than 30 years and was awarded the best anchor four times
  • Awards:
    • Jagdish Bakan, Wildlife Warden and District Forest Officer (DFO) of Ramanathapuram district, has won the 2023 Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco)
    • Joyeeta Gupta, professor of environment and development of the global south at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded the NWO Spinoza Prize for her research on distributional issues resulting from the climate crisis
    • Paterson Joseph has won the 2023 RSL Christopher Bland Prize for his debut novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho. Paterson Joseph is also the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University

Questions:

Q.1 When is World Oceans Day celebrated?
a. June 8
b. July 8
c. August 8
d. September 8

Q.2 Who won the 2023 Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management from UNESCO?
a. Ramanathapuram DFO
b. Michel Batisse
c. Jagdish Bakan
d. Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
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