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Daily Current Affairs 22nd June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22nd June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22nd 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 22nd June, 2024 Current affairs test.

 

National News

DGCA Advisory Circular on Gender Equality in the Civil Aviation Sector

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory titled ‘Gender Equality in the Civil Aviation Sector.’ This advisory aims to boost the representation of women in aviation to 25% by 2025. The initiative aligns with the gender equality principles of the Indian Constitution and the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) vision for equal opportunities in aviation.

Indian Deposits in Swiss Banks Drop by 70% to Reach Four-Year Low of ₹9,771 Crore

Indian funds in Swiss banks have dropped significantly by 70% in 2023, reaching a four-year low of 1.04 billion Swiss Francs (₹9,771 crore), according to the Swiss National Bank (SNB). This decline follows a peak in 2021 and is attributed to reductions in bonds, securities, and other financial instruments.

International News

Tajikistan Government Bans Hijab and Other ‘Alien Garments’

On June 19, Tajikistan’s upper house of parliament, Majlisi Milli, passed a law banning “alien garments,” primarily targeting the hijab and other traditional Islamic clothing. The lower chamber, Majlisi Namoyandagon, had passed the bill on May 8. This law has sparked debate among Tajikistan’s predominantly Muslim population in the tightly governed ex-Soviet republic.

State News

Hemis Festival 2024: Celebrating Buddhist Culture in Ladakh

The Hemis Festival, a vibrant celebration of Tibetan Buddhism, will be held on June 16th and 17th in 2024 in Ladakh, India. This cultural event commemorates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. The two-day festival brings the Hemis Monastery, Ladakh’s largest Buddhist monastery, to life with color, music, and spiritual energy.

Appointments News

Manoj Jain Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited

Manoj Jain has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a leading Indian defense electronics company.

Government Appoints Atul Kumar Chaudhary as Secretary of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

On June 20, the government appointed Atul Kumar Chaudhary as the new Secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a position that had been vacant since V Raghunandan’s retirement on May 31.

President Appoints Bhartruhari Mahtab as Pro-Tem Speaker of Lok Sabha

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Bhartruhari Mahtab, a seven-term Lok Sabha member, has been appointed as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lower House, as announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju on June 20.

Rear Adm Nelson D’Souza Takes Over as Commandant, Military Institute of Technology, Pune

Rear Admiral Nelson D’Souza has taken over as Commandant of the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT), Pune, from Air Vice Marshal Vivek Blouria. An accomplished alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and Naval War College, Goa, Rear Admiral D’Souza has served in numerous key positions within the Indian Navy since his commissioning in March 1991.

Banking News

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Gets National Award for APY Implementation

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has been honored with a national award by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

Government Monetises ₹1.56 Lakh Crore in FY24 under National Monetisation Pipeline

In the financial year 2023-24, the government monetised assets worth ₹1.56 lakh crore under the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), falling short of the target of ₹1.8 lakh crore. This performance represents approximately 159% of the achievement in 2021-22. The NMP aims to unlock the value of brownfield infrastructure assets, with a total monetisation potential estimated at ₹6 lakh crore over four years from FY22 to FY25.

Ranks and Reports News

India Ranks Third in Global Domestic Airline Market

India has become the third-largest market for domestic airlines globally by April 2024, marking a significant rise from its fifth position ten years ago. This growth is driven by robust development and strategic initiatives under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Important Day News

International Widows’ Day 2024: Date, History, and Significance

International Widows’ Day is observed annually on June 23 to raise awareness about the challenges faced by widows worldwide and to advocate for their rights and well-being.

United Nations Public Service Day 2024 Observed Globally on June 23

United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated globally on June 23 each year to highlight the importance of public service and recognize the hard work of public servants.

World Hydrography Day 2024 Celebrated on June 21

World Hydrography Day is celebrated annually on June 21 to raise awareness about hydrography and its crucial role in understanding our seas and oceans. The theme for 2024 is: “Hydrographic Information – Enhancing Safety, Efficiency and Sustainability in Marine Activities.”

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