Current Affairs Today | 18 & 19 June 2023

These current affairs today are a part of our daily current affairs. We cover a wide range of topics from state, national, and international news that are relevant and important for competitive exams. Our team prepares today’s current affairs after going through many newspapers, such as The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, PRS, etc.

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Daily Current Affairs MCQs

1.Kamala Sohonie received the Rashtrapati Award for her efforts in?

  1. Combating malnutrition among tribal communities
  2. Uplifting tribal women
  3. Promoting education among the tribal community
  4. None of the above

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Combating malnutrition among tribal communities

2. Intersolar Europe is being held in?

  1. London
  2. Germany
  3. France
  4. Czech Republic

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Germany

3. Which state is renaming its prisons to Reform Homes?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Delhi
  4. Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh

4. When is the international day for the eradication of sexual violence in conflict observed?

  1. June 19
  2. June 20
  3. June 21
  4. June 22

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June 19

5. When is sustainable gastronomy day celebrated?

  1. June 16
  2. June 17
  3. June 18
  4. June 19

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June 18

6. Gruha Jyothi Scheme is the endeavor of the government of which state?

  1. Kerala
  2. Karnataka
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Andhra Pradesh

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Karnataka

7. Which state has won the top position in the National Water Awards?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Delhi

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Madhya Pradesh

8. Which one of the following channels are recognized as the most trusted electronic media in India?

  1. Doordarshan
  2. Akashvani
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

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Both a and b

9. What is the mascot of the Indian National Games?

  1. Moga
  2. Gatka
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

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Moga

10. India defeated which of the following countries to win the Intercontinental Cup?

  1. Libya
  2. France
  3. Lebanon
  4. Korea

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Lebanon

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Kamala Sohonie: A Revolutionary Scientist and Advocate for Women in Science (national)

  • Kamala Sohonie, who was born on June 18, 1911, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, was an exceptional Indian scientist. 
  • She achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first Indian woman to obtain a Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline. 
  • Despite facing gender bias within the scientific community, including opposition from Nobel laureate CV Raman, Sohonie persisted and made significant contributions to the field of biochemistry. 
  • Her groundbreaking research on Neera, a palm extract with the potential to combat malnutrition among tribal communities in India, earned her the esteemed Rashtrapati Award.

IREDA’s Presence at Intersolar Europe 2023 in Munich (international)

  • IREDA, a leading enterprise categorized as Mini Ratna (Category – I) under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, took part in the prestigious three-day exhibition called “Intersolar Europe 2023” held in Munich, Germany. 
  • The inauguration of the pavilion was carried out by Pradip Kumar Das, CMD of IREDA, who expressed the firm’s commitment to a greener future.

UP Prisons to Be Renamed as “Reform Homes” (national)

  • Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, made a significant decision in June 2023 to reform the prison system in the state.
  • During a high-level meeting where he reviewed the conditions of the current prisons, Adityanath issued crucial guidelines that emphasized the importance of prisoner rehabilitation.

Sberbank Introduces Indian Rupee Accounts for Individuals in Russia (banking and finance)

  • Sberbank, the top lender in Russia, has announced the availability of Indian rupee accounts for individuals. T
  • his move is aimed at reducing the bank’s reliance on the US dollar and euro. 

Observing the International Day for the Eradication of Sexual Violence in Conflict (international)

  • The United Nations observes the International Day for the Eradication of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19, aiming to raise awareness about the urgent need to end sexual violence associated with conflicts. 
  • This year’s theme is “Bridging the gender digital divide to prevent, address, and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.”

Sustainable Gastronomy Day: Date, Theme, Significance, and History (international)

  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day, celebrated annually on June 18, highlights the vital role that food plays in promoting sustainable development and the importance of making responsible choices in our dietary habits. 
  • Gastronomy, sometimes referred to as the art of food, also encompasses regional cooking styles. 
  • This year’s theme for the celebrations is ‘Local Flavours, Preserving Global Heritage.’

Karnataka Government Launches Gruha Jyothi Scheme (national)

  • The Karnataka Government recently initiated the Gruha Jyothi Scheme with the objective of providing affordable housing to low-income and middle-class families in the state. 
  • This scheme is part of the state’s ambitious “Housing for All” plan and aims to provide housing for approximately 450,000 families within the next five years.

Expert Committee Formed by the Centre to Propose Reforms to Arbitration Law (national)

  • The Indian government, through the Department of Legal Affairs, has taken a significant step toward improving the arbitration process by forming an expert committee. 
  • Led by former law secretary T K Vishwanathan, the committee aims to recommend reforms to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996. 
  • The committee’s focus includes reducing court intervention, enhancing cost-effectiveness, and ensuring timely resolution. It is expected to submit its recommendations within 30 days.

Madhya Pradesh Takes Top Position in National Water Awards in the Best State Category (national)

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the fourth National Water Awards in New Delhi, recognizing and appreciating the commendable efforts made by individuals, organizations, districts, and states in water conservation. 
  • The awards, announced by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aim to create awareness about the importance of water and inspire the adoption of best practices for water use. Madhya Pradesh emerged as the top-performing state in the Best State category, demonstrating its commitment to water conservation.

Akashvani and Doordarshan Ranked as the Most Trusted Electronic Media in India (national)

  • As per the 2023 issue of the Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report, DD India and All India Radio have been acknowledged as the most trustworthy electronic media entities in the country. 
  • The report highlights a decrease in overall news trust by 3 percentage points, but public broadcasters and print brands have managed to maintain a relatively higher level of credibility among the public.

Mascot Unveiled for the 37th Edition of the Indian National Games (national)

  • The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, unveiled the mascot named ‘Moga’ at a launch ceremony held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao, Goa. 
  • The 37th edition of the Indian National Games will be held in various locations across the state of Goa, featuring competitions in a total of 43 disciplines. 
  • The event will also showcase ‘Gatka,’ a traditional martial art form associated with Punjab.

India Wins the Intercontinental Cup by Defeating Lebanon (national)

  • India emerged victorious in the Intercontinental Cup by defeating a young Lebanon side with two goals in the second half at the Kalinga Stadium. 
  • The Indian team secured a 2-0 victory in the final to claim the Intercontinental Cup title. Sunil Chhetri’s goal in the 46th minute broke the deadlock, and Lallianzuala Chhangte added another goal in the 66th minute. This win marked India’s first victory over Lebanon since 1977.

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