In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 23rd June 2021 in detail.
1. The Minister of Minority Affairs has started a public awareness campaign called “JaanHaiToJahaanHai.”
- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs, has begun a statewide “JaanHaiToJahaanHai” Corona immunisation awareness campaign for rural and isolated communities.
- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi invited members of the Central Waqf Council, the Maulana Azad Education Foundation, and other social and educational organisations to participate in the campaign. The world’s largest Corona immunisation campaign is under underway in India.
2. The Chief Minister of Odisha has announced a unique scheme to help orphans.
- Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik established a special initiative to assist orphans financially.
- The “Aashirbad” scheme aims to provide financial assistance to orphan children who have lost both parents, one of the earning parents, or a single parent.
3. In Chennai, Tamilnadu’s chief minister inaugurates the Minnagam consumer grievance redressal centre.
- Minnagam, a consumer grievance redressal centre in Chennai, was opened by Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin. Consumers of power in the state can lodge their complaints to the Centre through cell phone, according to the state government.
- To answer complaints, the centre will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All concerns would be forwarded to the district’s relevant executive engineers.
4. The Gujarat government has given preliminary clearance to a Rs 102 million programme to prevent marine salt from entering coastal villages in Saurashtra.
- The Gujarat government has given preliminary clearance to a 102 crore rupee programme to prevent marine salt from entering Saurashtra’s coastal communities.
- The programme was authorised by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with the long-term interests of lakhs of inhabitants and villages in the vicinity in mind.
5. The government has announced the establishment of five Divyangta Khel Kendras across the country.
- The government has announced the establishment of five Divyangta Khel Kendras across the country.
- Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, stated that the decision was made based on the Divyangjan’s passion in sports and their good performance at the Paralympics.
6. Agricultural Diversification Scheme-2021 is e-launched by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
- Chief Minister Vijay Rupani of Gujarat has e-launched the Agricultural Diversification Scheme-2021, which will help vanbandhu-farmers in tribal areas.
- This scheme will provide tribal farmers with fertiliser and seed aid worth Rs. 31 crores, including 45 kg of urea, 50 kg of NPK, and 50 kg of ammonium sulphate.
7. The National Human Rights Commission has formed a seven-member team to investigate accusations of post-election violence in West Bengal.
- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a committee to investigate charges of post-election violence in West Bengal, as ordered by the Calcutta High Court. Rajeev Jain, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, will lead the seven-person group.
- It will investigate any incidences of post-election violence in the state for which the Commission has received or may receive complaints.
8. A two-day meeting on green hydrogen efforts is being held in India.
- The BRICS nations will gather in India for a two-day meeting on green hydrogen initiatives.
- The distinguished event provides a forum for participants to share their Green Hydrogen projects and perspectives on how to take them to the next level in their respective nations.
9. Patiala Sports University will establish the Milkha Singh Chair.
- Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that a chair will be named after great track and field athlete Milkha Singh of Covid-19 due to problems, and that it will be located at the Sports University in Patiala.
- Milkha became the first Indian athlete to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, prompting then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to declare a national holiday in his honour.
Banking & Finance News
10. The government has relaxed the listing requirements for companies with a market capitalization of more than Rs 1 lakh crore.
- With the recent revision to the guidelines, companies with a market capitalization of more than Rs 1 lakh crore at the time of listing can now sell only 5% of their shares, a move that will benefit the government during the projected LIC initial public offering.
- In two years, such entities must expand their public shareholding to 10%, and in five years, they must increase it to at least 25%.
11. HFCs with assets over Rs 100 crore are permitted to use the SARFAESI law, according to the Finance Ministry.
- The Finance Ministry has officially approved the use of SARFAESI law to recover debts by all home finance businesses with assets of over 100 crore.
- This decision is considered to be a boon to thousands of tiny HFCs, as it will make it easier to recover past-due debts and encourage them to lend more.
Business & Economy News
12. The Indian Coast Guard has signed a deal with Goa Shipyard Ltd for the building of two pollution control vessels.
- The Indian Coast Guard has secured a deal with Goa Shipyard Ltd for the building of two pollution control vessels.
- It was completed at a cost of around Rs 583 crore, according to the Defence Ministry. The purchase is being made under the ‘Buy Indian – Indigenously Designed, Developed, and Manufactured’ category, which is the highest priority category for defence capital procurements, according to the statement.
13. In Himachal Pradesh’s Una area, HPCL plans to build a grain-based ethanol facility.
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has chosen to build a grain-based ethanol facility in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh.
- This facility would be capable of producing 125 KL of ethanol per day.
14. In Uttar Pradesh, Samsung has opened a display manufacturing facility.
- Samsung has finished the construction of its display production unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which was relocated from China.
- This is seen as a significant boost for the Make in India campaign. Samsung’s latest step would be another boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which promotes the production of goods on Indian soil.
15. Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s acting Prime Minister, won the parliamentary election.
- Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s acting Prime Minister, and his Civil Contract Party won a parliamentary election with 53.92 percent of the vote.
- According to the Central Election Commission, Pashinyan’s party received 58.52 percent of the vote with 30 percent of the results published, compared to 18.56 percent for former President Robert Kocharyan’s Armenia Alliance (CEC).
16. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce surpasses Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to become the second fastest woman in all time. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked 10.63 seconds at a meet in Kingston to become the second-fastest woman of all time behind Florence Griffith-Joyner, who holds the world record in the 100 metres.
- Griffith-Joyner of the United States still maintains the women’s 100m world record of 10.49 seconds, which she achieved in Indianapolis in 1988, as well as the three fastest times ever, 10.61 and 10.62, both recorded in 1988.
Awards & Honours News
17. The prestigious CEU Open Society Prize has been awarded to KK Shailaja for the year 2021.
- Former Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has been awarded the Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize for 2021.
- At a virtual convocation of the University’s 30th Graduation Ceremony, held from Vienna, she was awarded the university’s highest honour.
18. Mawya Sudan, a J&K native, is the first woman fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force.
- Mawya Sudan, a citizen of Jammu and Kashmir, has become the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) first female fighter pilot from the Rajouri area of J&K.
- She joined the Indian Air Force as a Flying Officer after growing up in the village of Lamberi in Rajouri’s Border Tehsil of Nowshera.
Books & Authors
19. Arvind Gaur publishes Kajal Suri’s book “Habba Khatoon.”
- Personality in the theatre Kajal Suri’s book “Habba Khatoon” has been published by Arvind Gaur.
- Sanjana Prakashan published the book “Habba Khatoon.” Habba Khatoon was a Kashmiri poet and ascetic who earned the honorary title of “The Nightingale of Kashmir.” She was the last Emperor of Kashmir’s wife, Yousuf Shah Chak.
20. Yuri Ogorodnik, the former coach of the Indian Athletics Team, has died.
- Yuri Ogorodnik, the former Indian sports coach who was fired for his alleged involvement in the infamous 2011 drug incident, has died in his native Ukraine. He was 84 years old when he died.
- Since the early 2000s, he has been involved with Indian sports for about two decades, training Indian athletes during his several stints.
21. Widows’ Day is an annual event commemorating the loss of a spouse
- The United Nations designates June 23 as International Widows Day in order to raise awareness about the plight of widows in various regions of the world.
- “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems” is the topic for this year’s International Widow Day.
22. Today is the International Olympic Day.
- Every year on June 23rd, the world commemorates International Olympic Day.
- The day was first commemorated to promote the Olympic concept and to commemorate the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
23. Day of Public Service at the United Nations
- Every year on June 23, the United Nations Public Service Day honours the importance and virtue of community service.
- “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]” is the theme this year.
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