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Here is the 16 June Current Affairs 2023 covering the news headlines on Annecy International Animation Festival, UNGA adopts draft resolution, Road safety in South Asia, Defence Ministry Approves ‘Predator Drone’ Deal.
Top 16 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:
Here is providing below the top 16 important 16 june 2023 news headlines in english updates with national & international news.
1. India Makes Debut at Annecy International Animation Festival, Showcasing AVGC Expertise
- India’s Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, and Comics (AVGC) sector is set to make a remarkable impression on the global stage as the country participates for the first time at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival (AIAF) in France.
- Led by Apurva Chandra, Secretary of Information and Broadcasting, an Indian delegation comprising eminent personalities from the animation industry has been actively showcasing India’s prowess in creating animation and VFX content for global audiences at the AIAF.
2. UNGA adopts draft resolution introduced by India
- The UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) has adopted by consensus a draft resolution piloted by India to establish a memorial wall in the UN headquarters to honour fallen peacekeepers.
- India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj introduced the draft resolution titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers’ in the UN General Assembly Hall and it was adopted by consensus.
3. World Bank introduces its initial plan to enhance road safety in South Asia
- The World Bank (WB) has initiated its first-ever project dedicated solely to road safety in South Asia, with a financial agreement of USD 358 million signed with the government of Bangladesh in Dhaka.
The project aims at reducing fatalities and injuries caused by road crashes in high-risk highways, district roads and selected cities.
The project will focus on two national highways in Bangladesh, namely Gazipur-Elenga (N4) and Natore-Nawabganj (N6).
4. UNESCO: U.S. to Rejoin in July
- UNESCO has announced that the United States will rejoin the agency in July, four years after leaving due to allegations of bias against Israel.
- The move to rejoin will require a vote by member states, but is expected to pass easily. UNESCO promotes educational, scientific and cultural causes, and designates World Heritage Sites globally.
5. UK Appoints Jane Marriott As First Woman Envoy To Pakistan
- The United Kingdom has announced the appointment of senior diplomat Jane Marriott as the next British High Commissioner to Pakistan, making her the first female British envoy to Islamabad. Prior to this appointment, Jane Marriott, 47, was the high commissioner to Kenya since September 2019. She would be replacing Dr Christian Turner, who left Pakistan in January after serving as the envoy since December 2019.
- Ms Marriott brings a wealth of thematic and regional experience to her new role having joined the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in 2001, following roles in the Cabinet Office and Home Office.
6. Odisha celebrates ‘Raja’ agricultural festival
- Raja or Raja Parba or Mithuna Sankranti is a three-day-long festival of womanhood celebrated in Odisha, India.
- On this occasion, people enjoy by cooking traditional delicacies, relishing paan, playing cards and other games with family and friends.
- First day of the festival is called “Pahili Raja” which marks the beginning of the festival in which people do all types of preparations for the festival.
7. India’s Defence Ministry Approves ‘Predator Drone’ Deal Ahead of PM Modi’s US Visit
- In anticipation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the United States, the Defence Ministry of India has granted approval for the acquisition of ‘Predator (MQ-9 Reaper) drones’ from America.
- The deal, which was approved during a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on June 15, is estimated to be worth around USD 3 billion.
- The final decision on the procurement will be made by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The announcement of the mega procurement deal is expected to take place after discussions between Prime Minister Modi and President Joe Biden at the White House.
8. INS Dega upgrades its Naval Airfield Security Systems
- Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, officially opened the Naval Airfield Integrated Security System (NAISS) and the Naval Anti-Drone System (NADS) at INS Dega in Visakhapatnam, both of which were created in India.
- NAISS was designed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and features advanced AI technology for area security, while NADS, also developed by BEL, is an anti-drone system that can detect, track, and eliminate hostile drones near the airfield.
- These two innovations exemplify the Indian Navy’s commitment to utilizing innovative solutions and manufacturing aligned with Make-in-India and Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.
9. RING digital credit platform now features NPCI UPI plug-in
- RING, a digital credit platform in India, is collaborating with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to implement its UPI Plug-in feature into its existing digital services.
- This agreement will allow RING to provide its customers with a ‘Scan & Pay’ option, as well as attracting new customers who prefer to use UPI for payments.
Important Days News
10. International Day of Family Remittances 2023: Date, Theme, Significance and History
- The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is a universally-recognized observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and celebrated every year on 16 June.
- The Day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrants to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children.
- Half of these flows go to rural areas, where poverty and hunger are concentrated, and where remittances count the most.
11. Telangana’s 5 structures chosen for the Green Apple Awards
- In the Urban and Real Estate Sector category, Telangana has been awarded with the International Green Apple Awards for Beautiful Buildings. For the first time any building or structure in India has received these prestigious awards.
- The awards are presented annually by The Green Organization, an independent non-profit organisation based in London, to recognize and promote global environmental best practices.
12. Ramachandra Guha’s book wins Elizabeth Longford Prize
- Historian and writer Ramchandra Guha’s book Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom has won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2023.
- Guha has been awarded £5,000 (₹5 lakhs approximately) and a bound copy of Elizabeth Longford’s memoir. The jury was chaired by Roy Foster.
- The judging committee also included Antonia Fraser and Flora Fraser (daughter and granddaughter of Longford respectively), Richard Davenport-Hines and Rana Mitter.
13. Asia Cup 2023 Dates and Venues Announced after ACC Accepts Hybrid Model
- The highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is set to ignite the cricketing world as arch-rivals India and Pakistan resume their epic rivalry ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023.
- The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has accepted the hybrid model, and the tournament will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
- With a total of 13 thrilling One Day International (ODI) matches scheduled, the Asia Cup promises to be a captivating cricketing spectacle.
14. Pakistan’s Nahida Khan announces retirement from international cricket
- Pakistan women’s cricketer Nahida Khan has announced her retirement from international cricket, bringing an end to a remarkable career that spanned over a decade.
- The 36-year-old opening batter made her debut for the national team in February 2009 against Sri Lanka and went on to represent Pakistan in over 100 matches across formats.
- With numerous records and achievements to her name, Nahida leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered in women’s cricket in Pakistan.
Science and Tech News
15. IIT Madras Researchers Develop Data Science, IoT-Based Method for Mobile Pollution Monitoring
- Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have made significant progress in the field of air pollution monitoring by developing a low-cost mobile air pollution monitoring framework.
- This innovative approach utilizes data science, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and low-cost pollution sensors mounted on public vehicles to dynamically monitor air quality at a high spatial and temporal resolution.
- The project, known as Kaatru (meaning “air” in Tamil), aims to address the limitations of traditional stationary monitoring stations and provide valuable insights for policy-making and mitigation strategies.
Books and Authors News
16. A book titled “Master Residential Real Estate” by Ashwinder Singh
- Ashwinder R Singh is a well-known real estate expert in India, and his new book, Master Residential Real Estate, is a comprehensive guide to the industry.
- The book covers a wide range of topics, from finding the right property to financing a home purchase.
- Singh also provides valuable insights into the current state of the real estate market and offers advice on how to make the most of your investment.
Important Current Affairs of 16th June 2023
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