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Daily Current Affairs 8th June 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8th June 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8th 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 8th June 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. India Rises as Second Largest Crude Steel Producer:

  • India has clinched the title of the second-largest global producer of crude steel, as announced by Union Minister Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia.
  • India’s ascent from the fourth to the second spot puts it right behind China, the top global exporter of crude steel.
  • From 2014-15’s 88.98 million metric tons, India’s crude steel production skyrocketed by 42%, reaching 126.26 million metric tons in 2022-23.

International News

2. UN Security Council Inducts New Non-Permanent Members:

  • Following a General Assembly vote, five nations – Algeria, Guyana, Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia – are the newly elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • Commencing their two-year term in January, these nations will occupy the Security Council’s open seats.

3. Essential Facts About UN Security Council:

  • The UN Security Council came into existence on October 24, 1945.
  • With its headquarters in New York, the current leader of the council is António Guterres.

Appointments News

4. Geological Survey of India Welcomes New Director-General:

  • Janardan Prasad has succeeded Dr. S Raju to become the Director-General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
  • GSI, a segment of the Ministry of Mines, operates its primary office in the city, along with six regional divisions nationwide.

5. Tenure Extension for Competition Commission’s Director-General:

  • Atul Verma, Director General of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has been granted a three-month extension to oversee competition-linked issues.

6. Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar Anand Takes Charge as AOA:

  • On June 1, 2023, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar Anand assumed the role of Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA), a pivotal position overseeing the Indian Air Force’s administrative operations and facilitating its modernization.

Agreements News

7. India and US Intensify High-Tech Trade and Tech Collaboration:

  • During the inaugural session of the India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue (IUSSTD) in Washington D.C., both nations have fortified their high-tech trade and technology partnership.
  • A monitoring committee has been established to ensure effective collaborative efforts and to promote strategic technology and trade relations.

Defence News

8. “Air Defender 2023” NATO Exercise to be Hosted by Germany:

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  • Germany is preparing to spearhead NATO’s most extensive air deployment drill, “Air Defender 23,” which will simulate a NATO member nation under attack. This will involve 25 countries, 10,000 participants, and 250 aircraft.
  • The U.S. will significantly contribute, sending approximately 2,000 U.S. Air National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft.

9. Insights About NATO:

  • Jens Stoltenberg currently leads NATO.
  • Founded on April 4, 1949, in Washington, D.C., NATO’s headquarters are situated in Brussels, Belgium.

Economy News

10. Introduction to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA):

  • PFRDA is an official body tasked with the regulation and promotion of India’s pension sector.
  • Deepak Mohanty has recently been appointed as PFRDA’s chairman.

Banking News

11. RBI Expands ‘Alert List’ Regarding Unauthorized Forex Trading:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has augmented its ‘Alert List’ to caution the public against unauthorized forex trading platforms, now encompassing 56 entities.
  • Before partaking in forex dealings, the RBI advises individuals to confirm the legitimacy of Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs) or entities.

Schemes News

12. PMKUSUM Scheme Looks to Align with Agri Infra Fund for Farm Solar Projects:

  • The government contemplates connecting the PMKUSUM scheme, designed for farmers’ energy security and endorsing green energy in agriculture, with the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to facilitate easy loan access for solar ventures.

Sports News

13. Sunil Kumar Clinches Gold at Asian U20 Athletics Championship:

  • At the Asian U20 Athletics Championships held in South Korea, Indian sportsperson Sunil Kumar grabbed a gold medal in the men’s decathlon.
  • Other Indian participants also showcased commendable performances, securing silver and bronze medals in various categories.

Ranks and Reports News

14. Tata Continues as India’s Premier Valuable Brand:

  • Maintaining its stature, the Tata Group is heralded as India’s top valuable brand with a worth surpassing $26.4 billion, marking an Indian brand’s debut over the $25 billion threshold.
  • The Taj Group, valued at $374 million, also persists as India’s most potent brand.

Important Days

15. Observance of World Oceans Day 2023:

  • World Oceans Day, observed annually on June 8th, underscores the oceans’ integral role in Earth’s sustenance.
  • Endorsed by the United Nations, this day fosters awareness regarding oceans and propels global initiatives for marine ecosystem preservation, focusing on the theme “Planet Ocean: The Tides are Changing” for this year.

Obituaries News

16. Passing of Renowned DD Anchor Gitanjali Aiyar:

  • Gitanjali Aiyar, a pioneer among India’s female English news presenters on Doordarshan, has tragically departed.
  • Her illustrious career encompassed receiving accolades for her anchoring prowess and significant contributions to the field of journalism.
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