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Daily Current Affairs 08th June 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

National News

NHRC takes serious cognizance of ‘Nata Pratha’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to four states- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. This notice follows a 2020 case in which a father sold his daughter for 2.5 lakhs and later filed a complaint with the commission upon discovering her dead body.

International News

India, S. Korea, US, Japan, EU Launch Biopharmaceutical Alliance

India, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and the European Union have launched a Biopharmaceuticals Alliance, with its first meeting held in San Diego, USA, during the Bio International Convention 2024, the world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition.

United Nations Security Council Election Results and Composition

On June 6, 2024, the United Nations General Assembly convened to elect new non-permanent members to the UN Security Council. Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece secured seats for a two-year term starting January 1, 2025, replacing Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Ecuador, and Switzerland. These newly elected members will join Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia as the other non-permanent members.

Nepal: 900 MW hydropower project constructed with Indian assistance makes major breakthrough

The main tunnel of the 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project, being constructed with Indian assistance has achieved a breakthrough, with Nepal Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on June 5, triggering the last blast to mark the completion of heading excavation. Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ attended an event to mark the completion of heading excavation for the 11.8 km-long Head Race Tunnel of the 900 MW Arun- 3 Hydro Electric Project in the Sankhuwasabha District in eastern Nepal.

Hungary Unveils 700-Metre Pedestrian ‘Bridge of National Unity’

700-metre pedestrian bridge, inaugurated on June 4. The Bridge of National Unity is one of the longest bridges in the world. The eastern Hungarian city of Satoraljaujhely has a new tourist attraction.

Philemon Yang of Cameroon elected President of upcoming General Assembly Session

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on June 6, elected former Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang as president of the 79th UNGA session. Yang will succeed Denis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, president of the 78th UNGA session, when the 79th UNGA session opens on Sept. 10 at the UN headquarters in New York.

States News

TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu Set to Reclaim Andhra Pradesh CM Office

After a decade-long hiatus, TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu is poised to reclaim the Chief Minister’s position in Andhra Pradesh, with his swearing-in ceremony scheduled for June 12 at Kesarapalli IT Park near Gannavaram airport.

Appointments News

Bisleri Limonata Appoints Aditya Roy Kapur as Brand Ambassador

Bisleri Limonata Appoints Aditya Roy Kapur as Brand Ambassador

Bisleri International, the pioneering force in India’s carbonated soft drinks industry, has unveiled an exciting new campaign for its refreshing beverage, Bisleri Limonata. Featuring the charismatic Aditya Roy Kapur as the brand ambassador, the #DoubleTheChill campaign aims to capture the essence of Limonata’s unique flavor blend and establish a strong connection with the Gen Z audience.

Agreements News

Health and Defence Ministries Collaborate to Establish Tele MANAS Cell for Armed Forces

In a significant move aimed at addressing the mental health needs of armed forces personnel and their families, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This collaboration establishes a dedicated Tele MANAS cell, the digital extension of the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP), to provide comprehensive, integrated, and inclusive 24/7 tele-mental health services.

Banking News

RBI Launches Global Hackathon HaRBInger 2024 to Combat Financial Frauds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated its third global hackathonHaRBInger 2024 – Innovation for Transformation, aimed at developing innovative tech-based solutions to predict, detect, and prevent financial frauds in real-time. The hackathon features two key themes: ‘Zero Financial Frauds’ and ‘Being Divyang Friendly’.

Sports News

Sarabjot Singh Shines at the ISSF World Cup in Munich

Sarabjot Singh Shines at ISSF World Cup in Munich

The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup, a prestigious shooting tournament, is currently underway in Munich, Germany, from May 31 to June 8, 2024. Amidst the intense competition, Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh has etched his name in history by claiming India’s first medal at the event.

Obituaries News

A.J.T. Johnsingh, a renowned wildlife field biologist and conservationist, Passes Away

A.J.T. Johnsingh, a renowned wildlife field biologist and conservationist, Passes Away

The world of wildlife conservation has lost a pioneering figure with the passing of A.J.T. Johnsingh, a renowned wildlife field biologist and conservationist, in Bengaluru at the age of 78.

Important Days

World Oceans Day 2024 Observed on June 8th

World Oceans Day 2024 Observed on June 8th

World Oceans Day on June 8, 2024, it’s crucial to recognize the vital role our oceans play in sustaining life on Earth. Covering nearly 70% of the planet’s surface, these vast bodies of water are not only home to countless marine species but also produce around 50% of the world’s oxygen.

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When is World Oceans Day celebrated?

June 8