The blog lists down all the important news regarding Current Affairs for 12 & 13 June 2023.
Top Headlines of the Day
- Amit Agrawal appointed UIDAI CEO, Subodh Kumar Singh named DG NTA
- Australia has won World Test Championship 2023 final
- Novak Djokovic won the final of the French Open
- Sarbananda Sonowal launches ‘SAGAR SAMRIDDHI’
- India wins the Women’s Junior Hockey title by defeating South Korea
- RBI Notifies Four Key Measures to Strengthen 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks
- MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches ‘Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme’
- World Day Against Child Labour 2023 observed on 12 June
- IRDAI has instructed insurers to create ABHA IDs for potential customers
- G20 SAI Summit Starts in Goa
- Twin CBG operation: INS Vikramaditya, Vikrant lead Navy’s mega ops in Arabian Sea
- Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island
- 53rd DG level Border Coordination Conference between BSF & BGB started in Delhi
- In 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, e-marketing and related workshops for buyers and sellers will be held
- By the end of the decade, India and Serbia hope to have bilateral trade of 1 billion euros
Current Affairs for 12 & 13 June 2023
1. Amit Agrawal appointed UIDAI CEO, Subodh Kumar Singh named DG NTA
As part of a bureaucratic reorganisation carried out by the Centre, senior IAS officers Amit Agrawal and Subodh Kumar Singh have been appointed CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India and director general of the National Testing Agency, respectively.
Agrawal (1993 batch) and Singh (1997 batch) are both members of the Chhattisgarh cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Government of India has named Agrawal, an additional secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Unique Identification Authority with the rank and compensation of an additional secretary.
2. Australia has won the World Test Championship 2023 Final
At The Oval in England on June 11, Australia defeated India by 209 runs to win the World Test Championship. Travis Head was named Man of the Match in the decisive game. By being the first team to win every major ICC trophy, Australia made history.
Australia is the team with the most ICC ODI World Cup victories, with a total of five. In 2021, Australia also won its first ICC T20 World Cup.
3. Novak Djokovic won the final of the French Open
With his victory over Casper Ruud in the French Open Final, Novak Djokovic captured his men’s record-tying 23rd Grand Slam championship. Rafael Nadal and Djokovic had been tied for the most major singles titles in men’s tennis history until Djokovic’s victory. He also becomes the first man to have at least three victories in each of the four majors. by defeating Norwegian No. 4 Casper Ruud in the French Open final 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 to capture his 23rd Slam title.
Rafael Nadal lost his lead against Djokovic in the men’s standings. He also became the first man to win all the Majors at least three times, joining Serena Williams on the list of players with the most Slam victories during the Open Era.
4. Sarbananda Sonowal launches ‘SAGAR SAMRIDDHI’
The ‘Sagar Samriddhi’ online dredge monitoring system was introduced by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal as a component of the ministry’s ‘Waste to Wealth’ initiative. The system, which replaces the outdated Draught and Loading Monitor system and provides greater efficiency and transparency, was developed by the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways, and Coasts (NTCPWC).
5. India wins the Women’s Junior Hockey title by defeating South Korea
In the Women’s Junior Asia Cup championship match in Kakamigahara, Japan, the Indian women’s team defeated South Korea by a score of 2-1. This is the first time India has won this award. This title has four times been won by South Korea.
Park Seoyeon scored a goal for South Korea, while Annu and Neelam each scored a goal for India.
Each player will receive a financial prize of Rs 2 lakh from Hockey India, while the support personnel will receive Rs 1 lakh each as a thank-you gift.
India qualified for the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in Chile in 2023 with this victory. India’s previous best result in the competition came in the Bangkok, 2012, edition.
6. RBI Notifies Four Key Measures to Strengthen 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks
In cooperation with the Central Government, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put out four significant initiatives to strengthen the nation’s 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs).
In order to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Sahakar se Samridhi,” these steps were announced following thorough deliberations between Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and RBI Governor.
7. MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches ‘Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme’
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, officially began the Ladli Behna Yojana 2023 by depositing the first installment of Rs 1,000 into the accounts of Jabalpur-based beneficiaries.
CM Chouhan gave the women assurance that the programme was not restricted to a monthly support of Rs 1,000 and that he intended to gradually enhance it as money became available, with goals of increasing it to Rs 1,200, Rs 1,500, Rs 1,700, and Rs 2,000.
8. World Day Against Child Labour 2023 observed on 12 June
Every year on June 12, people around the world observe World Day Against Child Labour. This day aims to fuel the expanding global campaign against child labour.
Social Justice for All is the focus of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour. “Stop Child Labour!” The connection between child labour and social justice is emphasised.
In order to raise awareness against child labour, the International Labour Organisation initially established this day in 2002. The 21st annual World Day Against Child Labour will take place in 2023. 160 million children are employed in child work, according to the UN. Africa ranks highest in the percentage of children in child labour and the absolute number of children in child labour.
9. IRDAI has instructed insurers to create ABHA IDs for potential customers
Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) IDs, which are singular 14-digit identifiers for all people residing in India, must be established, according to a new mandate issued by the country’s insurance regulator to all insurers doing business there. Both new insurance applicants and current policyholders are subject to this new regulation.
10. G20 SAI Summit Starts in Goa
During India’s G20 Presidency, Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), serves as Chair of the Supreme Audit Institutions-20 (SAI20) Engagement Group.
11. Twin CBG operation: INS Vikramaditya, Vikrant lead Navy’s mega ops in Arabian Sea
As part of a Carrier Battle Group (CBG), the Indian Navy conducted a significant operation in the Arabian Sea with the assistance of around 35 aircrafts.
12. Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island
Following a recent eruption, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has reduced the Kilauea volcano’s safety alert in Hawaii. As effusion rates have decreased and no infrastructure is in danger, the alert level has been changed from “WARNING” to “WATCH”.
13. 53rd DG level Border Coordination Conference between BSF & BGB started in Delhi
The Border Security Force (BSF) delegation will meet the Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) mission at the 53rd Director General Level Border Coordination Conference.
The BGB delegation will be led by Maj Gen A K M Nazmul Hasan, and the BSF delegation will be led by Director General, BSF, Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen. The purpose of the meeting is to examine border-related issues and enhance BSF and BGB coordination.
14. In 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, e-marketing and related workshops for buyers and sellers will be held
Beginning on June 12, all districts of Uttar Pradesh will have buyer-seller workshops through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM). GeM is an online marketplace where government departments, public sector organisations, and other entities can buy products and services.
The goal of these courses is to increase State vendors’ and buyers’ knowledge of the operations of the Government e-Marketplace. These workshops will provide a forum to answer questions, offer guidance, and talk about the challenges facing users at the district level. The sessions will run through August 31st of this year.
15. By the end of the decade, India and Serbia hope to have bilateral trade of 1 billion euros
By the end of the decade, India and Serbia hope to have conducted one billion euros worth of trade together. Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, and Draupadi Murmu, the President of India, have both stated a desire to develop their bilateral ties and look for new opportunities for collaboration.