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Daily Current Affairs 17th June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17th June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17th June, 2024. 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, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Vice President Inaugurates ‘Prerna Sthal’ at Parliament House Complex
  • Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Jagdeep Dhankhar has inaugurated the ‘Prerna Sthal’ (Inspiration Site) within the Parliament House Complex.
  • This newly established site features statues of national icons and freedom fighters that were previously located at various points around the premises.
India Set to be the 6th Country to have its own Deep Sea Mission
  • India is on the verge of joining a select group of nations with its launch of the Deep Sea Mission. This ambitious project will make India the sixth country to undertake such a venture.
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, PMO, Atomic Energy, Space, Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, expressed his pride and satisfaction with the mission’s progress during a recent meeting in New Delhi.

International News

Peter Pellegrini Sworn In As Slovakia’s President Amid Political Tensions
  • Peter Pellegrini has been sworn in as Slovakia’s sixth president amidst heightened security following an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico.
  • Pellegrini’s victory in the runoff election has reinforced Fico’s influence, maintaining control over key governmental positions.
  • Pellegrini, known for advocating a strong state role, previously served as the Parliament’s speaker and closely aligns with Fico’s policies.

States News

Malabar River Festival 2024: Kayakers From Around The World To Ride White Water Rapids
  • Kerala’s Kozhikode is gearing up to host the Malabar River Festival 2024, which includes the International White Water Kayaking Championship from July 25 to 28.
  • This event aims to promote white-water kayaking in the region and will take place in Thusharagiri, Chalipuzha, and Iruvazhinjipuzha.
  • Over 100 national-level kayakers from India and international kayaking professionals from more than 20 countries will participate in the high-energy events and pre-events.
Punjab Police Launch ‘Mission Nishchay’
  • In collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF) and Village Defence Committees (VDCs), Punjab Police will conduct a one-week drive against drugs in the Fazilka district.
  • The initiative aims to gather actionable intelligence on the demand and supply of drugs from residents of 42 villages along the India-Pakistan border.
Tesam Pongte Elected As The New Speaker Of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly
  • Tesam Pongte has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 8th Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on June 15. Pro-tem Speaker Ninong Ering announced that Pongte was elected unopposed.

Defence News

India Advances In Drone Warfare With Nagastra-1 Deployment
  • India has marked a significant milestone in its defense capabilities with the induction of the indigenous Nagastra-1 kamikaze drones, developed by Solar Industries in Nagpur.
  • This deployment is a response to increasing drone-related incidents along India’s Northern borders, highlighting the critical need for advanced indigenous drone technologies in combat scenarios.

Summits and Conferences News

Highlights Of G7 Summit, 2024
  • On June 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held several bilateral meetings with global leaders, including UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during the G7 Summit in Apulia, Southern Italy.
  • Modi also met Pope Francis of the Vatican.
  • This year’s summit, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey as a special guest, focused on the theme “rules-based international system.”

Agreements News

Oracle Partners With Tamil Nadu To Empower Youth With IT Skills
  • Oracle has partnered with the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation to enhance IT skills among the state’s youth through the Naan Mudhalvan program.
  • This initiative aims to provide training and certification in cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, data science, AI, ML, and blockchain, benefiting over 200,000 students with employment-linked opportunities.
MEA And SBI Sign MoU To Enhance Digital Payments For Migrant Workers Via EMigrate Portal
  • The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the State Bank of India (SBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to integrate SBI’s payment gateway, SBIePay, with the eMigrate portal.
  • This collaboration aims to enhance digital payment services for Indian migrant workers, recruiting agents, and portal users.

Awards News

RBI Bags ‘Risk Manager of the Year Award 2024’ by London’s Central Banking Publication
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has received the prestigious “Risk Manager of the Year Award 2024” from Central Banking, a renowned London-based publication.
  • This award acknowledges the RBI’s significant efforts in fostering a robust risk culture and awareness, thereby playing a crucial role in maintaining the stability of India’s financial system.
Siddhesh Sakore, Farmer From Maharashtra, Named Land Hero By UN Agency
  • Siddhesh Sakore, a farmer and the founder of AGRO RANGERS from Maharashtra, has been recognized as a Land Hero by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on World Desertification and Drought Day.
  • The announcement was made during a ceremony in Bonn, Germany, honoring 10 Land Heroes from around the world.

Important Days

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2024
  • June 17 marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, a day dedicated to raising awareness about land degradation and its severe impacts on the environment and communities worldwide.
  • This year’s theme, “United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future,” underscores the importance of land stewardship as a collective responsibility.
Global Wind Day 2024 Celebrations In India
  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) celebrated Global Wind Day on June 15, 2024, in Delhi, highlighting India’s achievements and potential in the wind energy sector.
  • The event discussed strategies for accelerating the adoption of wind energy across the country.
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