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Daily Current Affairs 8th June, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8th June, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8th June, 2024. 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, 2024 Current affairs test.


National News

NHRC Addresses ‘Nata Pratha’ Issue
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat regarding the practice of ‘Nata Pratha.’ This follows a 2020 incident where a father sold his daughter for 2.5 lakhs and later reported her death to the commission after discovering her body.

International News

New Biopharmaceutical Alliance Launched
India, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and the European Union have initiated a Biopharmaceuticals Alliance. The first meeting took place in San Diego, USA, during the Bio International Convention 2024, the world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition.

UN Security Council Election Results
On June 6, 2024, the United Nations General Assembly elected Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece as new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. Their two-year terms will begin on January 1, 2025, replacing Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Ecuador, and Switzerland. The new members will join Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia.

Nepal’s 900 MW Hydropower Project Milestone
Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ marked the completion of the main tunnel for the 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project on June 5. The project, assisted by India, has completed the excavation of the 11.8 km-long Head Race Tunnel in the Sankhuwasabha District of eastern Nepal.

Hungary Opens Pedestrian ‘Bridge of National Unity’
Hungary has unveiled a 700-meter pedestrian bridge, named the Bridge of National Unity, on June 4. Located in the eastern city of Satoraljaujhely, it stands as one of the longest pedestrian bridges globally and is a new tourist attraction.

Cameroon’s Philemon Yang Elected UNGA President
On June 6, the UN General Assembly elected former Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang as the president of its 79th session. He will succeed Denis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago when the 79th session begins on September 10 at the UN headquarters in New York.

States News

N. Chandrababu Naidu to Become Andhra Pradesh CM Again
TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu is set to reclaim the Chief Minister’s position in Andhra Pradesh after a decade. His swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for June 12 at Kesarapalli IT Park near Gannavaram airport.

Appointments News

Aditya Roy Kapur Named Bisleri Limonata Brand Ambassador
Bisleri International has appointed Aditya Roy Kapur as the brand ambassador for its new campaign, #DoubleTheChill, promoting its beverage Bisleri Limonata. The campaign aims to connect with the Gen Z audience through Limonata’s unique flavor blend.

Agreements News

Health and Defence Ministries Collaborate on Tele MANAS Cell
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Defence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Tele MANAS cell. This initiative aims to provide 24/7 tele-mental health services to armed forces personnel and their families, expanding the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) digitally.

Banking News

RBI Launches HaRBInger 2024 Hackathon
The Reserve Bank of India has launched its third global hackathon, HaRBInger 2024 – Innovation for Transformation. The event focuses on developing technology-driven solutions to detect, predict, and prevent financial frauds, under the themes of ‘Zero Financial Frauds’ and ‘Being Divyang Friendly.’

Sports News

Sarabjot Singh Wins Medal at ISSF World Cup
Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh has won India’s first medal at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany, which took place from May 31 to June 8, 2024. This prestigious shooting tournament has seen intense competition from participants worldwide.

Obituaries News

Wildlife Conservationist A.J.T. Johnsingh Passes Away
A.J.T. Johnsingh, a renowned wildlife field biologist and conservationist, has passed away in Bengaluru at the age of 78. He was a pioneering figure in wildlife conservation.

Important Days

World Oceans Day 2024
World Oceans Day was observed on June 8, 2024, highlighting the crucial role oceans play in sustaining life on Earth. Covering nearly 70% of the planet’s surface, oceans produce around 50% of the world’s oxygen and are home to countless marine species.

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