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Daily Current Affairs 7th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 7th 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 7th June 2023 Current affairs test.


International Coverage

1. Crisis at Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka Dam: Key Highlights

  • Recent incidents reveal significant damage to the Nova Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine, sparking concerns about potential large-scale flooding. The Ukrainian military blames Russia for this damage, citing the reservoir’s strategic significance.

Domestic Updates

2. Launch of Kerala’s KFON Project

  • Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, officially launched the Kerala Fibre Optical Network (KFON) on 5 June. Recognizing internet access as a basic right, Kerala aims to use KFON to bridge the digital divide, ensuring high-speed broadband connectivity for all households and official establishments.
  • Quick References:
    • Chief Minister of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Kerala’s Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
    • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammed Khan

Banking Sector Updates

3. Introduction of UPI Cash Withdrawal at ATMs by Bank of Baroda

  • Bank of Baroda, a leading public sector bank, recently introduced its Interoperable Cardless Cash Withdrawal (ICCW) facility for customers. This innovative service allows users to withdraw money from ATMs using the United Payment Interface (UPI) without needing a physical card, offering a convenient, efficient, and secure method to access funds.

Corporate Developments

4. Tata Group’s $1.6 Billion EV Battery Facility Agreement in Gujarat

  • The Tata Group, a major Indian conglomerate, has signed an initial agreement to set up a lithium-ion battery production facility in Gujarat. With an investment of approximately 130 billion rupees ($1.58 billion), the facility aims to boost India’s electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem and reduce dependency on imported batteries. This move aligns with India’s goal to transition to entirely electric vehicles and cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

Accolades & Recognitions

5. Suriname’s Highest Civilian Honor Awarded to President Droupadi Murmu

  • President Droupadi Murmu has been honored as the first Indian recipient of the Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star, Suriname’s top civilian award. The accolade was presented by Chandrikapersad Santokhi, the President of Suriname. President Murmu dedicated the award to future Indian-Surinamese generations.

Advancements in Science & Technology

6. India Debuts Asia’s First Helicopter-Based Performance Navigation

  • India recently showcased the first demonstration in Asia of performance navigation for helicopters. The flight, which traveled from Juhu to Pune, utilized the GAGAN satellite system, a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI), highlighting India’s leading position in aviation technology.

Government Initiatives

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7. Nyaya Vikas Scheme: Advancing Social Justice in India

  • The Nyaya Vikas Portal offers stakeholders comprehensive details about funds, documentation, project management, and approvals. The portal also boasts four streamlined login methods for uninterrupted access. The scheme, initiated by the Department of Justice in 1993-94, aims to improve infrastructure services for district and subordinate judicial systems. Its primary objective is to provide central assistance to state governments and UT administrations for the construction of courtroom halls and residential accommodations for judges at district and subordinate levels.

8. National Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR)

  • Driven by the Ministry of Power in collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the National Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR) focuses on identifying and promoting innovative technological advancements in India’s power sector. The mission’s financial support comes from the Ministry of Power, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and Central Public Sector Enterprises. If necessary, additional funds will be sourced from the national budget.

Literary Updates

9. Penguin to Publish Abhay K’s Upcoming Book on Nalanda

  • Penguin Random House India has acquired ‘Nalanda’ by poet-diplomat Abhay K. The book promises an enlightening journey through the history of the ancient educational institution located in Bihar. ‘Nalanda’ by Abhay K is expected to launch in October 2024 under the Vintage label.

10. HarperCollins India to Release The Power of One Thought by BK Shivani

  • HarperCollins India is gearing up to launch ‘The Power of One Thought: Master Your Mind, Master Your Life’ by BK Shivani. The book aims to provide readers with insights into unlocking the power of the mind.

Significant Occasions

11. World Food Safety Day 2023: An Overview

  • World Food Safety Day is commemorated globally on June 7 each year, highlighting the importance of maintaining food standards. The day encourages UN member countries to focus on food safety measures and collectively work to protect consumers from foodborne diseases. The theme for World Food Safety Day in 2023 is “Food standards save lives,” emphasizing the importance of food labeling and safety standards for food producers and processors.

Miscellaneous Updates

12. AIIMS Nagpur Secures NABH Accreditation

  • AIIMS Nagpur, a premier medical institution in India, has earned the prestigious accreditation from the National Board for Hospitals (NABH), making it the first among all AIIMS institutions across the country to achieve this distinction. The accomplishment was praised by both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya. The NABH accreditation is considered a hallmark of excellence and patient safety in the healthcare sector, reflecting AIIMS Nagpur’s dedication to continuous improvement and adherence to the highest quality standards.

13. Launch of MV Empress: India’s First International Cruise Vessel

  • The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated India’s first international cruise vessel, “MV Empress,” which embarked on its maiden voyage from Chennai to Sri Lanka. This launch signals the start of the international cruise tourism terminal in Chennai, developed with an investment of Rs 17.21 crores, marking a new chapter in India’s cruise tourism and maritime commerce industry.
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