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Daily Current Affairs 19th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19th 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 19th June 2023 Current affairs test.


National Highlights

1. Kamala Sohonie: An Inspiring Figure in Science

  • Born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on June 18, 1911, Kamala Sohonie stands as an iconic Indian scientist, being the first woman from the country to obtain a Ph.D. in a scientific domain.
  • She overcame significant gender prejudices, including resistance from the Nobel laureate CV Raman, to significantly contribute to biochemistry.
  • Her pioneering work on Neera, a palm sap, showed its potential in fighting malnutrition in India’s tribal populations, leading to her receiving the Rashtrapati Award.

Global Updates

2. IREDA Showcases at Intersolar Europe 2023, Munich

  • IREDA, an esteemed enterprise under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, marked its presence at the three-day “Intersolar Europe 2023” event in Munich.
  • CMD, IREDA, Pradip Kumar Das, officiated the pavilion opening, emphasizing the organization’s green future goals.
  • IREDA members engaged with representatives from KfW Development Bank and Commerz Bank for progress assessment and potential collaboration.
  • The team also interfaced with RCT GMbH about the Indosol Solar Manufacturing initiative.

State Announcements

3. Transformation of UP Prisons: “Reform Homes”

  • In June 2023, Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, set forth a notable reform for the state’s prison system.
  • In a high-tier meeting, Adityanath laid down essential directives focusing on the rehabilitation of inmates.

Banking Insights

4. Sberbank Expands Currency Options for Russians

  • Russia’s premier bank, Sberbank, now enables individuals to establish accounts in Indian rupees.
  • Aiming to lessen dependence on the USD and Euro, the bank, with its vast clientele, already offers yuan and dirham deposit options.
  • The bank’s financial head expressed a potential for yuan-denominated bond issuance and continued ruble borrowing.
  • Meanwhile, competitor VTB revealed intentions of bolstering yuan savings in Russia’s FX portfolio by 2025.

Significant Days

5. Highlighting the Fight against Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

  • June 19, recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by the UN, aims to end sexual violence amid conflicts.
  • This year’s theme is centered on addressing the gender digital gap related to this pressing issue.

6. Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebrations

  • On June 18, the world observes Sustainable Gastronomy Day, emphasizing the pivotal role of sustainable food choices.
  • The UN describes gastronomy as not just the art of food but also the culinary styles distinct to regions.
  • This year, the focus lies on celebrating ‘Local Flavours, Preserving Global Heritage.’

Government Initiatives

7. Karnataka’s Gruha Jyothi Scheme Unveiled

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  • To cater to the housing needs of its underprivileged and middle-class residents, Karnataka has introduced the Gruha Jyothi Scheme.
  • Aligned with the state’s “Housing for All” vision, it aspires to provide homes to around 4.5 lakh families within the next half-decade.

8. Expert Group to Revise Arbitration Law

  • The Department of Legal Affairs, part of the Indian government, is paving the way for improved arbitration processes by establishing an expert panel.
  • With T K Vishwanathan at the helm, the committee is set to recommend updates to the 1996 Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
  • The aim is to promote efficiency, affordability, and speedy resolutions.

Appointments Corner

9. Kamal Kishore Chatiwal: IGL’s New Head

  • Taking the reins as the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd. (IGL), Kamal Kishore Chatiwal, an IIT Delhi Chemical Engineering alumnus, brings over three decades of experience from the Oil & Gas sector.
  • His expertise ranges from executing petrochemical mega projects to managing natural gas stations.
  • Before this role, he served GAIL in Jaipur in multiple capacities.

Rankings & Reports

10. Madhya Pradesh Leads in Water Conservation

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar honored exemplary contributions in water conservation at the fourth National Water Awards in New Delhi.
  • Madhya Pradesh was distinguished as the top state in water conservation under the Jal Shakti Ministry’s program.

11. DD India and All India Radio: Trusted News Sources

  • The 2023 Digital News Report by Reuters Institute placed DD India and All India Radio at the zenith of trustworthy electronic media platforms in India, despite a general dip in news trust.

Sports Arena

12. 37th Indian National Games Mascot Revealed

  • Goa’s Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, unveiled the mascot ‘Moga’ for the 37th Indian National Games scheduled in Goa, with 43 sports disciplines on the roster.
  • The games also spotlight ‘Gatka’, Punjab’s traditional martial art.

13. India Triumphs Over Lebanon in Intercontinental Cup

  • In a thrilling face-off at the Kalinga Stadium, India defeated Lebanon 2-0, clinching the Intercontinental Cup.
  • Sunil Chhetri and Lallianzuala Chhangte were the goal scorers, marking India’s first victory over Lebanon since 1977.

Recognition & Awards

14. Gita Press, Gorakhpur Honored with Gandhi Peace Prize 2021

  • In acknowledgment of its remarkable contributions through non-violent Gandhian methods, Gita Press, Gorakhpur, will receive the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021.
  • The jury, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made this decision.
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