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Daily Current Affairs 20th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 20th 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 20th June 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. iGOT Platform Introduces ‘Dakshta’ Courses to Upgrade Skills of Young Professionals

  • The Central Personnel Ministry has unveiled a fresh set of courses named “Dakshta,” aiming to holistically transform administration skills, on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform.
  • Karmayogi Bharat, a non-profit entity owned by the government, was formed by the DoPT to ensure the platform’s primary objectives.
  • This entity is tasked with the continual management and improvement of the iGOT Karmayogi platform.

International News

2. Nusrat Chowdhury Becomes the First Muslim Female Federal Judge in the US

  • The US Senate has confirmed civil rights advocate Nusrat Chowdhury as the inaugural Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge, following a 50-49 party-line vote. She will join the Brooklyn federal court in New York.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union, where Chowdhury currently holds the position of legal director for the Illinois branch, lauded the confirmation. Her previous roles include tenure at the national ACLU and deputy director of their Racial Justice Programme.

State News

3. Ahmedabad, Gujarat Celebrates 146th Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2023

  • Ahmedabad has begun the 146th iteration of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra amidst stringent security protocols. Devotees thronged the 18-km procession route to view the deity.
  • Advanced 3D mapping tech was utilized by the Gujarat Police to supervise the entire parade, and anti-drone measures were in place to deter unsanctioned drone activities.

Important Days News

4. Recognizing World Refugee Day 2023

  • World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20th, is an international day endorsed by the UN to honor refugees globally. It’s a day to recognize the courage of those forced to flee their homes due to conflicts or persecution and to foster understanding of their challenges.

5. Highlights of International Yoga Day 2023

  • June 21st marks the annual celebration of International Yoga Day, underscoring the myriad advantages of yoga. Coinciding with the summer solstice, it promotes yoga’s integral well-being benefits, emphasizing balance in today’s hectic lifestyles and advocating holistic health.

Business News

6. IndiGo Strikes Historic Deal for 500 Airbus A320 Planes

  • At the 2023 Paris Air Show, IndiGo, an Indian budget airline, signed an unprecedented agreement with Airbus to purchase 500 A320 aircraft, making it Airbus’s largest single-order to date.

Schemes News

7. Gruha Jyothi Scheme 2023: Aims and Provisions

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  • Karnataka’s recent initiative, the Gruha Jyothi Scheme, is focused on offering affordable housing to the state’s underprivileged and middle-class. As part of its broader “Housing for All” objective, the scheme aspires to benefit approximately 4.5 lakh households over five years. Beneficiaries can receive up to Rs. 2.5 lakh in financial aid for home construction, along with subsidized interest on housing loans.

8. Joint Review Meeting on SAGARMALA Projects

  • A joint assessment meeting was recently held to expedite various SAGARMALA initiatives between the Ministry of Shipping and related parties. SAGARMALA encompasses a range of government-led projects to advance port-centric development and stimulate the maritime economy nationwide.

Appointments News

9. Ravi Sinha Appointed New RAW Chief

  • Senior IPS officer Ravi Sinha is set to head India’s external intelligence agency, RAW. Sinha will replace Samant Kumar Goel at the end of his term. Sinha’s two-year tenure as the RAW Secretary has received the Appointments Committee’s nod.

Agreement News

10. Intel and Germany Ink $32.8 Billion Semiconductor Facility Deal

  • Intel has pledged a $32.8 billion investment for the creation of two state-of-the-art semiconductor plants in Magdeburg, Germany. With substantial financial backing from Berlin, this initiative marks the most significant overseas investment in German history. The German government is committing around 10 billion euros to support Intel’s considerable investment, expected to strengthen both Germany’s semiconductor sector and Intel’s market standing.

Sports News

11. Satwiksairaj & Chirag Triumph at Indonesia Open 2023

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinched the men’s doubles title at the Indonesia Open, besting the Malaysian world champion pair ‘Aaron Chia’ and ‘Soh Wooi Yik’ with scores of 21-17 & 21-18.
  • The 2023 Indonesia Open was hosted in Jakarta from June 13-18.

12. Egypt Claims World Squash Championship Title

  • Egypt emerged as the victors of the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup after overcoming Malaysia in the finals.
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