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Here is the 17 June Current Affairs 2023 covering the news headlines on ‘Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair’, Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society, Japan raises age of consent, PM Modi’s USA Visit.

Top 16 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:

Here is providing below the top 16 important 17 june 2023 news headlines in english  updates with national & international news.

                                            National News

1. Centre Introduces ‘Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair’ for Employee Stress Relief

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  • The central government of India has recently taken a proactive step towards improving the well-being of its employees by introducing the “Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair” protocol.
  • This initiative, spearheaded by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy), aims to help professionals relieve stress, rejuvenate their energy levels, and enhance concentration.
  • The protocol includes a series of simple yoga practices, such as asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and dhyana (meditation), all of which can be easily incorporated into a short break from work.

2. Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society replaces Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society

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  • At a special meeting presided over by Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, who is Vice-President of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society, it was resolved to change the society’s name to Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society.
  • The decision was influenced by the completion of the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, a museum dedicated to all the Prime Ministers of India, which opened to the public on 21 April 2022 on Teen Murti Premises in New Delhi.

                             International News

3. Japan raises age of consent from 13 to 16 after over a century

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  • Japan’s parliament has raised the age of consent from 13 to 16, a limit which had remained unchanged for more than a century and was among the world’s lowest consent age.
  • Lawmakers also broadened the definition of rape from “forcible sexual intercourse” to “non-consensual sexual intercourse”.
  • The expanded definition includes acts committed using drugging and intoxication. It also criminalized the grooming of minors.
  • Sexual intercourse with someone below age 16 will be considered as rape.

4. PM Modi’s USA Visit: From Yoga Day to USA Congress Address

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the United States from June 21 to June 24 is one of the most important diplomatic visits of 2023, highlighting the significance of India’s geopolitical role.
  • The packed schedule of PM Modi’s visit includes various engagements in New York and Washington, where he will meet with world leaders, address the US Congress, and interact with the Indian diaspora.

                                   State News

5. Arunachal Pradesh CM launches ‘Arunpol App’ for citizens

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  • Arunachal Pradesh Police has introduced ‘Arunpol App‘ & ‘e-Vigilance portal’ for safety & security of the citizens of the state.
  • Arunpol App will facilitate common people to lodge complaints without coming to a police station.
  • It is designed to provide online services like lodging of lost reports, police clearance certificates, missing reports, tenant verification of women and children, vital helpline numbers etc.
  • The app will provide 16 services in the initial phase.

                                  Defence News

6. Indian Navy Launches “Julley Ladakh” Outreach Program

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  • The Indian Navy recently launched an outreach program called “Julley Ladakh” (Hello Ladakh) to increase awareness about the Navy and engage with the youth and civil society in the pristine state of Ladakh.
  • Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, flagged off a 5000 km Motorcycle Expedition on June 15, 2023, from the National War Memorial as part of this initiative.

                                 Economy News

7. India’s overall exports in May 2023 stands at US$ 60.29 Billion

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  • India’s overall exports in May 2023 stood at US$60.29 billion, comprising both merchandise and services. While there was a decline in exports compared to the same period last year, several sectors demonstrated positive growth.
  • The trade deficit for April-May 2023 also improved significantly, indicating a positive trend in India’s trade performance.

                                    Banking News

8. SBI Presents Record-breaking Dividend Cheque of Rs 5,740 Crore to Finance Minister

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  • State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest public sector bank, has presented a dividend cheque of Rs 5,740 crore to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the financial year 2022-23.
  • The dividend payment was made by SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, in the presence of Financial Services Secretary Vivek Joshi. This dividend amount marks the highest-ever dividend given by SBI to the Government of India for a financial year.

                             Important Days News

9. International Father’s Day 2023: Date, History, Significance and Quotes

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  • Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers and fatherhood. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
  • The day is a time to honour fathers, grandfathers, and other male role models who have made a significant impact in the lives of their children. This year Father’s Day held on 18th June.

                                  Schemes News

10. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: Issue price fixed at Rs 5,926/gm

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  • The Sovereign Gold Bonds 2023-24 (Series I) will be available for subscription from June 19-23, 2023 as per the Government of India Notification No.4(6)-B(W&M)/2023 dated June 14, 2023. The Settlement date for the same has been fixed for June 27, 2023.
  • During the subscription period, the Bond’s issue price will be Rs 5,926 (Rupees Five Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Six only) per gram, as per the RBI’s Press Release issued on June 16, 2023.

                                Agreements News

11. NITI Aayog and United Nations Join Hands to Accelerate Sustainable Development in India

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  • The Government of India and the United Nations have signed the Government of India – United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 (GoI-UNSDCF).
  • This collaboration between NITI Aayog, the government policy think tank, and the UN in India aims to advance India’s sustainable development goals.
  • The framework focuses on key areas such as gender equality, youth empowerment, human rights, and overall sustainable development, aligning with the 2030 Agenda.

                               Awards News

12. Expansion of Grammy Awards: Introducing Three New Categories

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  • The Grammy Awards will introduce three new categories, according to The Hollywood Reporter. These additions include Best African Music Performance, Best Pop Dance Recording, and Best Alternative Jazz Album.
  • The creation of the Best African Music Performance category recognizes the growing global popularity of African artists such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Tems, who have achieved great success on the charts.
  • This category aims to highlight the influence of the Afrobeats genre and celebrate the diverse musical expressions from across the African continent.
  • Various subgenres like Afrobeats, Afro-fusion, Afro pop, Bongo Flava, Ethio jazz, Kizomba, High Life, Fuji, Ndombolo, Mapouka, Ghanaian drill, Afro-house, and South African hip-hop will be eligible for consideration.

                          Books and Authors News

13. A Life Well Spent — Four Decades in the Indian Foreign Service by Ambassador Satish Chandra

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  • Ambassador Satish Chandra, an Indian diplomat, has penned a book titled ‘A Life Well Spent – Four Decades in the Indian Foreign Service,’ chronicling his extensive career in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) from 1965 to 2005.
  • The book delves into his journey from being an IFS probationer to assuming the role of Deputy National Security Advisor, providing valuable perspectives on Indian diplomacy and tracing the development of the National Security Council (NSC) framework.
  • Published in May 2023 by Rupa Publications, this insightful work offers readers a deeper understanding of Ambassador Satish Chandra’s experiences and the evolution of Indian foreign policy.

                                Obituaries News

14. Daniel Ellsberg, Renowned Whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers, Passes Away at 92

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  • Daniel Ellsberg, a U.S. military analyst, passed away at the age of 92. He became known for leaking the “Pentagon Papers,” which exposed how the U.S. government deceived the public about the Vietnam War. This revelation sparked a significant fight for freedom of the press.
  • Ellsberg’s actions, predating figures like Edward Snowden and Wikileaks, revealed that the government could mislead and lie to its citizens. Later in life, he became an advocate for whistleblowers and his story was depicted in the movie “The Post” released in 2017.

                    Summits and Conferences News

15. SEACEN-FSI 25th Conference of Asia-Pacific Supervision Directors in Mumbai

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  • The Reserve Bank’s deputy governor, Mukesh Jain, stated that as banks continue to adopt new technologies, it is essential that supervisors have access to the knowledge and resources needed to effectively supervise them.
  • Jain also warned that the recent failure of banks abroad has added to the challenges faced by supervisors, who must maintain stability and minimise risks.
  • He commented that supervisors must find a balance that ensures financial stability and minimises moral hazard risks.

                           Miscellaneous News

16. Guwahati railway station gets FSSAI ‘Eat Right Station’ tag

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  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has awarded the Eat Right Station certification to Guwahati Railway Station for its provision of high-quality and nutritious food to passengers.
  • This makes it the first station under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to receive this status, valid for two years starting from June 2.
  • The Eat Right India scheme, initiated by FSSAI, aims to transform the country’s food system towards safe, healthy, and sustainable food for all passengers.

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FAQs

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an annual observance held on June 17th. What is the theme of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought for this year?

The theme for this year's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is "Her land. Her rights." It emphasizes investing in women's equal access to land and associated assets as a direct investment in their future and the future of humanity. The theme highlights the importance of women and girls being at the forefront of global land restoration and drought resilience efforts.

Which institute collaborated with the Ministry of AYUSH to develop the "Y-Break - Yoga at Office Chair" protocol?

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga collaborated with the Ministry of AYUSH to develop and test the "Y-Break - Yoga at Office Chair" protocol.