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Daily Current Affairs 28th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28th 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 28th June 2023 Current affairs test.


\National News

1. India’s Green Transportation Leap: Hydrogen-Powered Train in Jind, Haryana

  • India is gearing up to showcase its first hydrogen-powered train, symbolizing a significant milestone in environment-friendly transportation.
  • These trains, powered by fuel cells that convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, offer an eco-friendly alternative to conventional diesel locomotives.
  • The introduction underscores India’s resolute commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and combating air pollution.

2. Launch of Swachcha Survekshan 2023: World’s Leading Urban Cleanliness Evaluation

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Assessment will commence field assessments for Swachcha Survekshan 2023 in July 2023.
  • This urban cleanliness assessment, stemming from the Swachcha Bharat Mission, evaluates public sanitation, citizen feedback, and municipal trash management efficacy.
  • The 8th annual edition, “Swachcha Survekshan 2023 Mera Sheher, Meri Pehechan”, ranks cities based on cleanliness, an initiative pioneered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Assessment.

Appointment News

3. UNOOSA Leadership Transition: Aarti Holla-Maini Takes the Helm

  • Aarti Holla-Maini, renowned for her expertise in the satellite sector and of Indian heritage, has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the head of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.
  • She succeeds Simonetta Di Pippo of Italy.
  • UNOOSA’s primary objective is to foster global cooperation in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space, leveraging space science and technology for sustainable development and societal progress.

4. Leadership Transition at Hindustan Unilever: Rohit Jawa Steps in as MD and CEO

  • Rohit Jawa has taken over as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), succeeding Sanjiv Mehta.
  • Mehta, who helmed HUL for a decade and served the company for over three decades, handed the baton to Jawa, who had been designated as Additional Director and CEO-in-waiting from April 1.

Banking News

5. RBI’s Regulatory Actions: Fines on Standard Chartered, Credit Agencies, and Coop Banks

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed penalties on Standard Chartered Bank, four credit rating agencies, and several cooperative banks for diverse regulatory infractions.
  • Standard Chartered Bank faced a ₹30 lakh fine for non-compliance with KYC norms.
  • Credit agencies, including Experian, TransUnion CIBIL, Equifax, and CRIF High Mark, were fined a total of ₹1 crore for inaccuracies in credit information. Additionally, RBI penalized seven cooperative banks, including UP Cooperative Bank, for various regulatory violations.

Schemes News

6. Launch of ‘Sagar Samajik Sahayog’ CSR Guidelines

  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal introduced the ‘Sagar Samajik Sahayog’ CSR guidelines, developed by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways.
  • The guidelines are designed to enable ports to more effectively address local community concerns.
  • Union Ministers Shantanu Thakur and Shripad Yesso Naik were present during the unveiling.

7. Celebrating International MSME Day: Inauguration of ‘CHAMPIONS 2.0 Portal’

  • On the occasion of International MSME Day, the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) celebrated ‘Udyami Bharat-MSME Day’.
  • Union Minister for MSME, Shri Narayan Rane, launched various initiatives aimed at propelling the growth of India’s MSME sector, highlighting the sector’s crucial role in the country’s economy.

Ranks & Reports News

8. QS World University Rankings 2024: MIT Retains the Crown

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  • The 2024 QS World University Rankings has been released, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) holding the top position for the twelfth consecutive year.
  • In notable shifts, the University of Oxford surpassed Stanford University to secure the third spot. The ranking methodology incorporated new factors, including Sustainability and Employment Outcomes.

Awards News

9. Sahitya Akademi

Award 2023 in Children’s Literature: Priya A.S. Honored

  • Prominent writer Priya A.S. has been conferred with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 in Malayalam for her acclaimed work “Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal”.
  • The award adds to her previous achievement of winning the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Children’s Literature in 2020 for the same piece.

Sports News

10. New Inductions in MCC World Cricket Committee

  • The MCC World Cricket Committee (WCC) has welcomed three new members: English cricketers Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan, along with celebrated Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami.
  • Concurrently, former England captain Alastair Cook exited the Committee to focus on his ongoing cricket career. The WCC, now comprising 14 members from diverse cricket backgrounds, operates autonomously and remains influential in cricket’s global landscape.

Obituaries News

11. Passing of John Bannister Goodenough, Co-Inventor of Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Renowned American scientist John Bannister Goodenough, instrumental in the invention of the Lithium-ion battery and a co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has passed away just shy of his 101st birthday.
  • He shared the Nobel honor with compatriot Stan Whittingham. Whittingham initially discovered lithium storage capabilities in titanium sulphide layers, which Goodenough refined by introducing a cobalt-based cathode, leading to an invention that is now integral to modern life.
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