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Daily Current Affairs 15th July 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15th July 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15th July 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 15th July 2023 Current affairs test.


Worldwide Updates

1. EIB’s Support for India’s Green Endeavors

  • EIB (European Investment Bank) expresses a keen interest in supporting India’s Green Hydrogen Mission with a finance offer of up to €1 billion.
  • The aim behind this financial backing is to boost India’s nascent green hydrogen and renewable energy infrastructure.
  • During his attendance at the G20 events in India, EIB’s VicePresident, Kris Peeters, will further affirm the bank’s commitment.

2. Australia’s Historic Central Bank Appointment

  • In a landmark move, Australia has chosen its first-ever female leader for the central bank, overshadowing the current chief amid public worries over rising interest rates.
  • Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s decision to appoint Michele Bullock as the head of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) for the upcoming seven years implies that Governor Philip Lowe will not get a second term.

Domestic Reports

3. Recognition for Authoor Betel Leaves

  • Thoothukudi district’s Authoor betel leaves in Tamil Nadu have received the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate. This recognition comes from the Tamil Nadu State Agriculture Marketing Board in collaboration with the NABARD Madurai Agribusiness Incubation Forum.
  • With this certificate, associated with Authoor Vattara Vetrilai Vivasayigal Sangam, there’s an open avenue for enhanced market visibility, both within India and overseas.

4. Assam’s Initiative for Human-Elephant Harmony

  • Assam introduces “Gajah Kotha” to mitigate rising human-elephant conflicts, with over 1,200 participants championing harmonious living.
  • Focusing primarily on the eastern Assam villages that bear the brunt, the campaign educates locals about the elephants’ importance, behavioral patterns, and conservation requisites. Aaranyak, a renowned wildlife NGO based in Guwahati, collaborates with the British Asian Trust, Assam Forest Department, and the Darwin Initiative to steer this initiative.

Financial Bulletins

5. India’s Rising Forex Reserves

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data reveals that India’s forex reserves have surged by $1.229 billion, totaling at $596.280 billion.
  • This increase marks a near two-month high and is a successive weekly growth for the second time. The spike is attributed to a rise in foreign currency assets (FCA) and gold reserves, though there’s a slight dip in special drawing rights (SDRs).

6. Anticipation for the EPI Report, 2022

  • NITI Aayog is slated to release the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) for 2022 on July 17, 2023.
  • This iteration assesses the export capabilities of diverse Indian states and Union Territories for the financial year 2022. The report emphasizes the potential of districts as export hubs and presents a comprehensive district-specific analysis.

Special Days

7. International Day of Justice

  • Annually, on July 17th, the International Criminal Court (ICC) observes the Day of International Criminal Justice, commemorating the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998.
  • This day is universally acknowledged, rallying people worldwide to advocate for justice, uphold victims’ rights, and unite against crimes that threaten global peace.

8. Honoring Nelson Mandela

  • The United Nations, in 2009, declared July 18th as Nelson Mandela Day to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s contributions, who was instrumental in steering South Africa towards a democratic era.
  • As South Africa’s inaugural black head of state, Mandela was central to the advocacy and realization of a multiracial democratic governance.

Conference Alerts

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9. G20 Sherpas Meeting in Hampi

  • Hampi in Karnataka, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the chosen backdrop for the third Sherpas meeting under India’s G20 Presidency, with Amitabh Kant presiding.
  • Jointly organized by the Ministries of Culture and External Affairs, this gathering anticipates welcoming over 200 representatives from 43 countries.

Government Initiatives

10. Southern Railway’s Improvement Drive

  • Southern Railway is on a mission to enhance station amenities, earmarking 90 stations for refurbishments under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS).
  • The plan involves drafting comprehensive plans for these stations and implementing them in phases.
  • From each of the six divisions within the Southern Railway territory, 15 stations have been selected, cumulatively accounting for the 90 stations in focus.
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