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Daily Current Affairs 27th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27th 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 27th June 2023 Current affairs test.


National Update

1. Nandi Portal: Streamlining Veterinary Product Approvals

  • The Department of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying has launched the Nandi portal to facilitate regulatory clearances for veterinary medicines and vaccines.
  • Designed to efficiently handle applications and issue non-objection certificates, this initiative aligns with the increasing demand for veterinary products, particularly during the ongoing animal vaccination drive.
  • The portal aims to expedite the verification and validation process.

International Update

2. Kyriakos Mitsotakis: Reassuming Greece’s Premiership

  • Following a decisive electoral victory, Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the New Democracy party has been sworn in as Greece’s Prime Minister for another term.
  • Mitsotakis’s administration aims to restore Greece’s financial standing, increase job prospects, boost salaries, and expand governmental revenue.
  • The New Democracy party secured 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, surpassing the Syriza party that governed during Greece’s financial crisis from 2015-2019.

Economic Brief

3. S&P Affirms India’s GDP Growth at 6% for FY24

  • S&P Global Ratings has corroborated its forecast for India’s economic expansion, pegging it at 6% for the fiscal year 2023-2024.
  • This projection sets India on track to be the fastest-growing economy in the Asia-Pacific region, a trajectory attributed to India’s inherent economic resilience.

Appointments Update

4. Nutan Roongta: IETO’s New Director for USA East Coast

  • The Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) has appointed Nutan Roongta as the Director for its USA East Coast sector.
  • This decision underscores IETO’s commitment to enhancing trade and financial ties between India and the USA, leveraging Roongta’s extensive expertise in international trade and business development.

5. Michael Miebach Joins USISPF’s Directorial Board

  • Mastercard’s CEO, Michael Miebach, has been inducted into the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) directorial committee.
  • Highlighting the forum’s role in catalyzing collaboration between elite business leaders and governmental delegates, Miebach expressed enthusiasm about the promising economic prospects shared between the two nations.

6. DBS Bank India’s New Appointment: Rajat Verma as Managing Director

  • Rajat Verma has been announced as the new managing director and head of institutional banking for DBS Bank India.
  • This follows Niraj Mittal’s move to oversee DBS Bank’s Australian operations, focusing on deepening ties with Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Rankings & Surveys Brief

7. Times Asia Rankings 2023: IISc Leads Among Indian Entities

  • The recent Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings for 2023 have highlighted the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as India’s premier academic institution.
  • Eighteen Indian universities have made their mark within the top 200 Asian institutions, showcasing India’s growing prominence in global education.

Conferences & Symposiums

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8. 8th Global Pharmaceutical Quality Summit 2023 Concludes in Mumbai

  • The 8th Global Pharmaceutical Quality Summit 2023 in Mumbai was notably attended by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Health & Family Welfare.
  • He emphasized India’s key role as a global pharmacy during the pandemic era and the significance of maintaining quality, promoting R&D, and innovating in the pharmaceutical domain.

Significant Days Brief

9. World MSME Day 2023: Overview and Relevance

  • International MSME Day is observed globally on June 27th, underlining the pivotal role of MSMEs in propelling national economies.
  • The theme for India in 2023 is “Futureready MSMEs for India@100,” while the Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade promotes “Building a Stronger Future Together.”

Literary News

10. Roopa Pai Launches ‘The Yoga Sutra for Children’

  • Acclaimed author Roopa Pai introduces ‘The Yoga Sutras for Children’ following her successful ‘The Gita for Children.’
  • Published by Hachette India, this new title seeks to acquaint young readers with the fundamental principles of Yoga and its practicality in day-to-day life, enabling them to fully utilize their mental capabilities.
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