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Daily Current Affairs 12th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 12th June 2023. 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 12th June 2023 Current affairs test.


National Developments

1. IRDAI’s Directive on Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) ID

  • The Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has decreed that every insurance provider in India must issue a distinct 14-digit Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) ID for every Indian resident. This applies to both new and existing insurance subscribers.

International Updates

2. Bilateral Trade Goals: India and Serbia

  • India and Serbia aim to enhance their trade value to one billion euros by 2030. Both nations’ presidents, Droupadi Murmu (India) and Aleksandar Vucic (Serbia), have committed to strengthening bilateral relations and expanding collaborative avenues. The Ministry of External Affairs highlighted the vital discussions between the two leaders during President Murmu’s visit to Serbia.

3. INS Trishul’s Commemoration in South Africa

  • The notable warship of the Indian Navy, INS Trishul, arrived at the Durban port in South Africa to mark 130 years since Mahatma Gandhi’s expulsion from a train at Pietermaritzburg station on June 7, 1893. This event became a catalyst for Gandhi’s anti-discrimination movement.

4. Advancements in China’s Aerospace

  • China has introduced the JF-22, touted as the world’s most advanced hypersonic wind tunnel, indicating a significant step in their hypersonic technology endeavors. The JF-22, located in the Huairou region of Beijing, can replicate hypersonic flight conditions up to Mach 30.

5. Status Update on Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii

  • Following the recent eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, the US Geological Survey (USGS) modified its safety alert from “WARNING” to “WATCH”. This adjustment comes in light of decreased eruption rates and the lack of immediate infrastructural threats. The aviation alert has also been revised from red to orange.

Defense Matters

6. Indian Navy’s Extensive Arabian Sea Operation

  • Leading a substantial operation in the Arabian Sea, the Indian Navy demonstrated its prowess by deploying over 35 aircraft as part of a Carrier Battle Group (CBG). The INS Vikramaditya and Vikrant spearheaded this operation, highlighting the Navy’s capabilities amidst the increasing influence of China in the Indian Ocean.

Banking Developments

7. RBI’s Initiative for Urban Co-operative Banks

  • In a collaborative effort with the Central Government, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled four key measures to fortify the 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs). This move followed deliberations among Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and RBI’s Governor, intending to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sahakar se Samridhi’.

Business Announcements

8. A New Endeavor to Support MSMEs

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  • The Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) have jointly launched the NBFC Growth Accelerator Program (NGAP). This initiative aims to resolve financing challenges faced by MSMEs, with a particular emphasis on enhancing the capabilities of smaller Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in tier two and three cities.

Notable Dates

9. World Day Against Child Labour 2023

  • June 12th commemorates the World Day Against Child Labour, an initiative to amplify global efforts to combat child labor. The theme for 2023 is “Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!”. This day, inaugurated by the International Labour Organization in 2002, calls for combined efforts to eradicate child labor.

Government Schemes

10. Madhya Pradesh’s ‘Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme’

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, launched the Ladli Behna Yojana 2023, beginning with an inaugural deposit of Rs 1,000 for beneficiaries in Jabalpur. He indicated plans to incrementally enhance this support amount in the future.

11. Government’s Focus on Energy through Coal and Lignite

  • Given India’s significant reliance on coal and lignite for its energy requirements, the government has decided to extend the ‘Exploration of Coal and Lignite Scheme’ until 2025-26, with an earmarked budget of ₹2,980 crore.

12. Boosting Semiconductor Manufacturing in India

  • The central government announced its readiness to start accepting applications for semiconductor and display manufacturing units under the ‘Modified Semicon India Programme’ starting June 1. The application window remains open until December 2024.

Summits & Gatherings

13. G20 SAI Summit in Goa

  • Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, will lead the Supreme Audit Institutions-20 (SAI20) Engagement Group during India’s G20 Presidency. The summit, scheduled in Goa from June 12th to 14th, 2023, is set to witness participation from various SAI20 members and invitees.

Appointment Updates

14. Transition in IATA’s Leadership

  • IndiGo’s CEO, Pieter Elbers, is slated to become the next chair of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors. He will assume this role from Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of Rwandair, in June 2024.

15. Central Government’s Bureaucratic Reshuffle

  • A result of a central government reshuffling, senior IAS officers Amit Agrawal and Subodh Kumar Singh have been assigned esteemed roles. Amit Agrawal is now the CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India, while Subodh Kumar Singh will serve as the director general of the National Testing Agency.

Sports Highlights

16. Triumph at the French Open 2023

  • Novak Djokovic has achieved another milestone in men’s tennis by clinching his 23rd Grand Slam title at the French Open. He overcame Casper Ruud in the finals. This win places him ahead of Rafael Nadal in the tally of Grand Slam titles, making him the first male tennis player to secure victories in all major tournaments at least three times.
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