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Daily Current Affairs 23rd June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23rd June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23rd 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 23rd June, 2024 Current affairs test.

Banking News
State Bank of India Distributes Rs 6,959 Crore Dividend to Government for FY24  
  • The country’s biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) paid a dividend of Rs 6,959 crore for the financial year 2023-24 to the government.
  • The dividend cheque was presented to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara in the presence of Financial Services Secretary Vivek Joshi.
  • SBI declared a dividend of Rs 13.70 per share for the financial year 2023-24, higher than Rs 11.30 per equity distributed for the previous year.
India and Cambodia Discuss Investment Treaty and UPI Collaboration to Boost Trade and Tourism  
  • India and South East Asian nation Cambodia are negotiating collaboration in Unified Payment Interface-based (UPI) digital payment to promote trade and tourism.
  • Both sides also deliberated upon diversification of the trade basket by identifying new products, bilateral investment treaty, recognition of Indian pharmacopoeia and collaboration in the pharma sector.
China urges Visa and Mastercard to reduce transaction fees     
  • China is pushing for Visa and Mastercard to lower their bank card transaction fees in the country to encourage spending by foreign visitors.
  • The Payment & Clearing Association of China is proposing lowering the fees charged on foreign card transactions to 1.5% from between 2% and 3%.
Business News
NSE’s new theme indices offer fresh investment opportunities
  • The National Stock Exchange’s subsidiary, NSE Indices Limited, has launched a new thematic index called the Nifty India Tourism Index.
  • This index is designed to capture the performance of travel and tourism-related stocks within the Nifty 500 Index.
  • According to NSE, the introduction of this index aligns with the Indian government’s ongoing efforts to bolster tourism, a sector that significantly contributes to the nation’s economy, accounting for approximately $199.6 billion to the GDP.
ONGC and IOCL Sign MoU for Small-Scale LNG Plant
  • State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to establish a small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant near the Hatta Gas Field in the Vindhyan Basin.
Bank of Baroda Names Tennis Star Sumit Nagal as Brand Ambassador
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) has appointed Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal as its brand endorser.
  • The appointment reflects the bank’s strategy of supporting emerging Indian athletes, especially on the global stage.
Important Days
International Widow’s Day 2024: June 23
  • International Widow’s Day is observed all over the universe each year on the 23rd of June to draw attention to widows’ voices and experiences and galvanize the exceptional support they need.
United Nations Public Service Day 2024: June 23
  • The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 of every year to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
  • Every year on June 23rd, the United Nations Public Service Day is observed to emphasize the importance and virtue of public service to the community, to acknowledge their commitment to the development process through public service, and to encourage youngsters to choose a career in the public sector.
International Olympic Day 2024: June 23
  • Olympic Day Run or International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 all around the world.
  • The day embraces all through pure Olympic values.
  • The theme for Olympic Day 2024 is ‘Let’s Move and Celebrate’, aiming to inspire people worldwide to engage in daily physical activity. Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual gold medallist at the Olympics, shared his thoughts on his social media handle.
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