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Daily Current Affairs 30th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th 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 30th June 2023 Current affairs test.


National Updates

1. Digital Shift in Fish Farming by Parshottam Rupala

  • Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister, launched the mobile application “Report Fish Disease.” This initiative is led by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying and aims to strengthen disease monitoring in aquaculture.

2. Inauguration of Amarnath Yatra 2023

  • The annual Amarnath Yatra for 2023 commenced on June 30 with Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, officiating the inauguration. The pilgrimage saw an initial turnout of 3,400 devotees and has tight security measures.

Global Highlights

3. UN’s Recognition of India’s Child Protection Initiatives

  • Due to its significant progress in child protection, India has been removed from the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ annual report regarding the impact of armed conflict on children. India had been part of this report since 2010.

Regional Developments

4. Geographical Indication (GI) Tags for Uttar Pradesh’s Handicrafts

  • Seven handicraft items from Uttar Pradesh have been awarded the GI Tag by the Geographical Indication Registry in Chennai. These items include Amroha Dholak, Kalpi Handmade Paper, Baghpat Home Furnishings, Barabanki Handloom Product, Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip, Mainpuri Tarkashi, and Sambhal Horn Craft.

Economic Announcements

5. Postponement of Revised TCS Rule on Overseas Remittances

  • The Ministry of Finance has postponed the launch of the revised Tax Collected at Source (TCS) regulation on foreign remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) by three months. The new implementation date is set for October 1, 2023.

Banking Sector News

6. HDFC’s Ascendancy in the Global Banking Arena

  • Following its merger with Housing Development Finance Corp, HDFC is on track to become one of the world’s top banks. It now boasts a market capitalization nearing $172 billion, placing it alongside banking giants such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp.

7. Surge in Aadhaar’s Face Recognition Transactions

  • Aadhaar’s facial recognition transaction feature, launched in October 2021, hit a peak of 10.6 million uses in May 2023. This marks a significant 38% growth since January 2023, attributed to the AI and machine learning systems developed by UIDAI.

Appointment News

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8. Ajay Bhatnagar’s Appointment as Special Director in the CBI

  • The Appointments Committee has approved Ajay Bhatnagar, a 1989-batch IPS officer from Jharkhand, for the role of Special Director in the CBI. He will retain this role until his retirement on November 20, 2024.

Notable Days

9. International Asteroid Day

  • International Asteroid Day, observed on June 30th, commemorates the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. The UN has been marking this day since December 2016 to increase asteroid impact awareness.

10. International Day of Parliamentarism

  • Celebrated on June 30th, the International Day of Parliamentarism pays tribute to the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The 2023 theme is ‘Parliaments for the Planet’, marking its 134th anniversary.

11. National Doctor’s Day in India

  • India observes National Doctor’s Day on July 1st in memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, recognizing the invaluable contributions of doctors to society.

Summits & Meetings

12. ‘5G & Beyond Hackathon 2023’ Initiation

  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India launched the ‘5G & Beyond Hackathon 2023’ on June 28, 2023. This initiative aims to discover pioneering 5G solutions.

Recognition & Awards

13. Honors at the UK-India Awards

  • Mary Kom, India’s Olympic boxing medalist, was recognized as the Global Indian Icon at the UK-India Awards. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was awarded a lifetime achievement honor, and the Nehru Centre in London was acknowledged for its contributions to UK-India relations.
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