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Daily Current Affairs 21st June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21st 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 21st June, 2024 Current affairs test.

 

National News

Cabinet Greenlights Major Port at Vadhavan, Maharashtra

The Indian government has approved the establishment of a major new port at Vadhavan in Dahanu taluka, Palghar district, Maharashtra. This initiative, aligned with the PM Gatishakti programme, is aimed at enhancing India’s foreign trade capacity and boosting the local economy. The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sanctioned this project on June 19, 2024.

Development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi Approved

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a proposal by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi. The project, with a budget of Rs 2,870 crore, includes the construction of a new terminal building, apron extension, runway extension, a parallel taxi track, and related works.

Appointments News

S. Tripathy Named First Director of UVCE

In a significant move for higher education in Karnataka, the State government has appointed S. Tripathy as the first director of the University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE). This appointment is a milestone in the institution’s history and development.

UNHCR Appoints Theo James as New Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced the appointment of British actor Theo James as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. This significant appointment aims to amplify the voices of displaced people globally.

Girish Tanti from Suzlon Group Appointed Chairman of GWEC India

On Global Wind Day, June 17, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) India announced the appointment of Girish Tanti, Vice-Chairman of Suzlon Group, as its new Chairman. This role is crucial for advancing GWEC India’s collaboration with national and state governments to build momentum and establish policies for maximizing India’s wind energy potential both onshore and offshore.

Defence News

Indian Armed Forces Unveil Unified Cyberspace Doctrine

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan released the Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations during the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) meeting on June 18, 2024, in New Delhi. This doctrine will serve as a key publication guiding Commanders in conducting cyberspace operations in today’s complex military environment.

Agreements News

NHAI Partners with IIIT Delhi to Improve Road Safety with AI

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi. This collaboration aims to leverage artificial intelligence to enhance the availability and condition of road signs on approximately 25,000 kilometers of National Highways.

Banking News

RBI Grants Payment Aggregator License to SabPaisa

SabPaisa (SRS Live Technologies Private Limited), a payment solutions provider, has received final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate as a Payment Aggregator under the Payments and Settlement Systems Act of 2007.

Ranks and Reports News

Sweden Tops, India Ranks 63rd on Global Energy Transition Index

According to the Global Energy Transition Index released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on June 19, 2024, India has improved its ranking to 63rd out of 120 countries, up from last year’s 67th position. Sweden has maintained the top spot, demonstrating its leadership in energy transition. The WEF highlighted India’s significant progress in energy equity, security, and sustainability.

Sports News

Pat Cummins Takes First Hat-Trick of T20 World Cup 2024

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins secured the first hat-trick of the T20 World Cup 2024, leading his team to victory over Bangladesh in a ‘Super 8s’ Group 1 match in Antigua on June 21. Despite rain disruptions, David Warner’s unbeaten fifty ensured a smooth chase for Australia.

Important Days

International Day of Yoga 2024 Celebrated Globally

International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21st, brings together millions worldwide for yoga classes, workshops, and talks. This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizes the transformative power of yoga on personal and community levels.

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2024

The summer solstice, marking the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest in the Southern Hemisphere, occurs on June 21. This celestial event has inspired cultural celebrations and traditions globally for millennia.

World Music Day 2024: Date, History, and Significance

World Music Day, or ‘Fête de la Musique,’ is celebrated annually in June to promote music as a universal language. Musicians worldwide perform in public spaces, sharing their talents. The day encourages both professional and amateur artists to express themselves through music, captured by the inspiring tagline “Faites de la musique” (Make music).

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Obituaries News

Former Indian Pacer David Johnson Passes Away at 52

Former Indian cricketer David Johnson passed away at the age of 52 after a tragic fall from the balcony of his fourth-floor apartment in Bengaluru. The cricket community mourns his loss.

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