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Daily Current Affairs 21st June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21st 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 21st June 2023 Current affairs test.


National Updates

1. Amit Shah Inaugurates CREDAI GardenPeople’s Park in Ahmedabad

  • On the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra, Shri Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, inaugurated several developmental projects in Ahmedabad. The notable inauguration was that of the CREDAI GardenPeople’s Park, designed by CREDAI to provide a lush and inviting space for the public.

2. Historic Yoga Session at UNHQ Led by PM Modi

  • The 9th International Day of Yoga was marked by a special yoga session conducted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Headquarters. Distinguished UN officials and international envoys took part. The session highlighted India’s commitment to unity in diversity and promoting harmony through yoga.

3. June 21st Recognized for Extended Daylight

  • Every year, June 21 is known as the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, signifying the day with the longest daylight hours. On this day, the sun reaches its highest point, resulting in prolonged sunlight.

International Bulletins

4. Petteri Orpo Assumes Role as Finland’s Prime Minister

  • Petteri Orpo, leader of the conservative party, has been elected as Finland’s prime minister by the parliament. He leads a government that includes the far-right Finns Party, which advocates stricter immigration policies. Orpo secured the parliament’s confidence with 107 votes in his favor, following his electoral victory in April, which initiated coalition talks.

5. Estonia Takes Lead in Central Europe with Same-Sex Marriage Legalization

  • Estonia has become a trailblazer in central Europe by legalizing same-sex marriages. This move sets Estonia apart from other former Warsaw Pact countries where it continues to be illegal.

6. Glimpses from PM Modi’s Visit to the US

  • PM Modi’s trip to the US started with a warm reception at the Lotte New York Palace hotel, highlighted by chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. He also interacted with members of the Indian diaspora and signed autographs for them.

State-Level News

7. Challenges Faced by Karnataka’s Anna Bhagya Scheme

  • The ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme of Karnataka, which promises 10 kg rice to BPL cardholders, is encountering issues due to a rice shortage. Efforts by the Karnataka government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, to secure rice supplies have been unsuccessful.

Notable Days

8. Focus on World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2023

  • Observed annually on June 19th, this day aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is characterized by red blood cells taking on a sickle shape, which can lead to various health complications.

9. International Solstice Day 2023 Celebrations

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  • The UN-endorsed International Day for Solstice Celebrations is commemorated on June 21. This day educates the public about the various solstice-related traditions and celebrations across different cultures and religions.

10. International Yoga Day 2023: A Glimpse

  • Celebrated every year on June 21st, this day promotes the numerous benefits of yoga, coinciding with the summer solstice. It advocates for a holistic approach to life that yoga represents, stressing the importance of balance in today’s fast-paced world.

11. World Music Day 2023: Highlights

  • Known as Fête de la Musique and observed on June 21st, this day celebrates the power of music to unite people. Musicians worldwide take to the streets and other public spaces to entertain and bring diverse musical experiences to all.

Appointment Announcements

12. Aalok Kumar Joins ADB’s Digital Tech Advisory Group

  • Effective May 1, 2023, Aalok Kumar of the NEC Corporation will be a member of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) High-Level Advisory Group on Digital Technology for Development. This group, consisting of eight eminent individuals, aims to harness ICT to further ADB’s developmental goals.

13. Swaminathan Janakiraman: The New RBI Deputy Governor

  • The Indian government has appointed Swaminathan Janakiraman as the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor. He will serve a term of three years, succeeding Mahesh Kumar Jain.

Rankings & Reports

14. Reliance Tops Charts while Adani Group Witnesses Value Dip

  • The ‘2022 Burgundy Private Hurun India 500’ report revealed the valuations of India’s top 500 companies. Reliance Industries Limited, led by Mukesh Ambani, claimed the top spot as India’s most valuable private company. Meanwhile, the Adani Group observed a significant decline in its overall value.

Accolades and Recognitions

15. Arundhati Roy Honored with European Essay Prize for ‘Azadi’

  • Arundhati Roy has been awarded the 45th European Essay Prize for her essay ‘Azadi’, which has been translated into French. Roy is scheduled to speak on various topics in an event on September 11.

16. Salman Rushdie Receives the 2023 German Peace Prize

  • British-American author Salman Rushdie has been conferred the 2023 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. The award recognizes his exceptional narrative skills and unwavering courage. Rushdie’s 1988 novel, “The Satanic Verses”, stirred significant controversy in the Islamic world, leading to a fatwa being issued against him.
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