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Daily Current Affairs 22nd June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22nd June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22nd 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 22nd June 2023 Current affairs test.

International News

  • During his trip to the U.S., Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Joe Biden at the White House. Both exchanged significant presents that symbolized not just the cultural richness of their respective nations, but their personal rapport as well.
  • China has vetoed an initiative by India and the U.S. in the UN Security Council. The proposal was to label Sajid Mir, a terrorist from Lashkar-e-Taiba based in Pakistan, and an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, as an international terrorist. China’s decision is causing international unease.
  • Taking an unprecedented step, the Indian Embassy in Oman unveiled a video titled ‘Soulful Yoga, Serene Oman’ for the International Day of Yoga 2023. The video captures yoga practitioners from various nations, striking poses amidst Oman’s picturesque landscapes.

Defence News

  • To commemorate the International Day of Yoga, Indian naval vessels in the Indian Ocean are docking at ally countries, spreading the ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ message. This ‘Ocean Circle of Yoga’ initiative is about building international friendships. Ships like Kiltan, Chennai, and Shivalik, among others, are hosting yoga events in the Indian Ocean Region.

Important Days News

  • June 23 is observed as the United Nations Public Service Day, a day to value public services and those who provide them. The UN Public Service Awards were instituted to honor excellence in public service. The awards have been aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development since 2016.

Schemes News

  • The Government of India’s Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) aims to boost entrepreneurship and provide job opportunities for the unemployed. The initiative, supervised by the Ministry of MSME, focuses on cultivating non-farm micro-enterprises throughout India. Various organizations like KVIC and the Coir Board oversee its implementation.

Agreements News

  • A collaborative venture between the UNDP and DAY-NULM aims to empower aspiring female entrepreneurs. This partnership will offer support to women wanting to start or expand their business endeavors.

Ranks & Reports News

  • The 2023 Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) reveals that Tata Power has risen as India’s top employer brand, with Amazon and Tata Steel following. Tata Power’s rank saw a notable jump from the ninth position in the previous year. The report also provides insights into what the Indian workforce values in employers.

Appointments News

  • Hasmukh Adhia, a prominent retired civil servant, has been chosen as the Chairman of GIFT City Ltd., overseeing the progress of India’s inaugural smart city in Gandhinagar. He succeeds Sudhir Mankad, Gujarat’s former chief secretary.

Awards News

  • The IOC has honored Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s Director-General, with the Olympic Order. This accolade recognizes his pivotal role in ensuring the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place amidst the Covid-19 crisis. IOC’s President, Thomas Bach, presented the award.
  • Esteemed poet Acharya N. Gopi has been selected for the inaugural Prof. Kothapalli Jayashankar Award by Bharat Jagruthi. The presentation is set for June 21 at the Telangana Saraswatha Parishath.

Sports News

  • C.A. Bhavani Devi, a fencer from Chennai, clinched a bronze medal at the Asian fencing championships in Wuxi, China. This is the first time an Indian has won a medal in this competition.
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