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Daily Current Affairs 17th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17th 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 17th June 2023 Current affairs test.

National Updates

1. Launch of “Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair” Initiative

  • The Indian central government, focusing on the well-being of its employees, introduced the “Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair” initiative. Led by the Ministry of AYUSH, this program aims to reduce stress, rejuvenate energy, and increase focus using simple yoga exercises during short work breaks.

2. Name Change of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society

  • The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society has been renamed the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society. This change follows the inauguration of the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, a museum dedicated to all of India’s Prime Ministers, situated at Teen Murti Premises in New Delhi.

Global Updates

3. Amendment in Japan’s Age of Consent Laws

  • Japan has revised its legal age of consent from 13 to 16 years, a status which remained the same for over a century. The country also broadened its definition of rape to include “non-consensual sexual intercourse”, encompassing acts committed through drugging and other intoxication methods. Actions with individuals under 16 are now termed as rape.

4. PM Narendra Modi’s Diplomatic Visit to the USA

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the USA from June 21-24, 2023, highlighting India’s crucial geopolitical position. His tour comprises multiple events in New York and Washington, such as addressing the US Congress and engaging with the Indian diaspora.

Regional Updates

5. Arunachal Pradesh Introduces ‘Arunpol App’ and ‘e-Vigilance Portal’

  • The Arunachal Pradesh Police Department introduced the ‘Arunpol App’ and ‘e-Vigilance portal’ to safeguard the state’s residents. This user-friendly app allows users to lodge complaints online and provides various services, including reporting lost items and tenant verification. Initially, it will offer 16 distinct services.

Defense Highlights

6. Launch of “Julley Ladakh” Initiative by Indian Navy

  • The Indian Navy has initiated the “Julley Ladakh” program to enhance understanding and rapport with Ladakh’s youth and society. Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh kickstarted this initiative with a 5000 km Motorcycle Expedition that began from the National War Memorial on June 15, 2023.

Economic Insights

7. Update on India’s Export Numbers

  • India’s total exports in May 2023 stood at US$60.29 billion, showing a decline compared to the previous year. This figure comprises both goods and services. The trade deficit statistics for April-May 2023 have displayed a positive trend, indicating a promising direction for India’s trade dynamics.

Banking Developments

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8. Record Dividend by State Bank of India (SBI)

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) presented a record dividend cheque of Rs 5,740 crore to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the fiscal year 2022-23. This marks the highest dividend that SBI has given to the Indian government in a single financial year.

Significant Dates

9. Father’s Day Celebration

  • The third Sunday of June, observed on the 18th this year, is celebrated as Father’s Day in several countries. It serves as a day to honor fathers, grandfathers, and influential male figures.

Program Announcements

10. Issue of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2023-24 (Series I)

  • The Sovereign Gold Bonds 2023-24 (Series I) will be available for subscription from June 19-23, 2023, with the settlement date being June 27. The bond’s issue price during this period is set at Rs 5,926 per gram.

Collaboration News

11. Partnership between the Government of India and the United Nations

  • The Government of India and the United Nations have formalized their collaboration through the GoI-UNSDCF for 2023-2027. This alliance aims to further India’s sustainable development goals, with a focus on gender equality, youth empowerment, and holistic sustainable growth.

Recognition News

12. Grammy Awards Introduces New Categories

  • The Grammy Awards are set to introduce three new categories to highlight the increasing global recognition of African music and other genres. These categories include Best African Music Performance, Best Pop Dance Recording, and Best Alternative Jazz Album.

Literary Updates

13. Memoir by Ambassador Satish Chandra

  • Ambassador Satish Chandra has penned a memoir depicting his journey in the Indian Foreign Service from 1965 to 2005. Titled ‘A Life Well Spent – Four Decades in the Indian Foreign Service,’ this book provides readers an insight into the evolution of Indian diplomacy and the formation of the National Security Council.

In Memoriam

14. Passing of Daniel Ellsberg

  • Daniel Ellsberg, renowned for releasing the Pentagon Papers which exposed US government deception regarding the Vietnam War, passed away at the age of 92. His courageous act set the path for future whistleblowers. His life was depicted in the 2017 film “The Post.”

Conferences & Gatherings

15. 25th Conference of Asia-Pacific Supervision Directors

  • At the 25th Conference of Asia-Pacific Supervision Directors, Mukesh Jain, Deputy governor of the Reserve Bank, stressed the importance of equipping supervisors with necessary resources and expertise, especially as banks integrate new technologies.

Miscellaneous News

16. ‘Eat Right Station’ Recognition for Guwahati Railway Station

  • Guwahati Railway Station has earned the ‘Eat Right Station’ accolade from FSSAI, making it the foremost under the Northeast Frontier Railway to achieve this recognition. This honor, valid for two years from June 2, aligns with the FSSAI’s Eat Right India initiative, ensuring safe and nutritious food for travelers.
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