Daily Current Affairs for 10 June 2023


Why “Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park” in news?

  • For year2023 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)award, Michel Batisse Award, will be received by Director of Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Jagdish S Bakan, for his efforts in Biosphere Reserve Management.
  • He will also present his case study during award ceremony in Paris, France on June 14

First edition of India, France and UAE Maritime Partnership Exercise takes off

  • Thefirstedition of India, France, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Maritime Partnership Exercise commenced on 7th June 2023 in the Gulf of Oman, featuring the participation of INS Tarkash, French Ship Surcouf, French Rafale aircraft and UAE Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
  • The exercise witnessed a wide spectrum of naval operations such as Surface Warfare, involving tactical firing and Drills for Missile engagements on surface targets, Helicopter Cross Deck Landing Operations, Advanced Air Defence Exercises and Boarding operations


IICA and RRU sign MoU for academic and research collaboration

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU).
  • The MoU intends to synergise the professional capabilities of IICA and RRU towards capacity building, education, research and consulting in the domain of Internal Security, Financial Crimes, Law Enforcement, Corporate Frauds and other subject matters common to their mandate and objectives.
  • The MoU also provides for exchange of knowledge and resources between IICA and RRU for conducting research, training and consultancy

US and UK Forge ‘Atlantic Declaration’ to Boost Economic Ties

  • The United States and the United Kingdomhave recently unveiled a groundbreaking strategic pact known as the “Atlantic Declaration.”
  • This agreement reaffirms their longstanding “special relationship” and outlines a joint effort to tackle challenges posed by Russia, China, and economic instability.
  • Rather than pursuing a post-Brexit free-trade agreement, the two nations have opted to develop a new green economy through extensive industrial subsidies


RBI Expands Scope of TReDS, Includes Insurers as Participants

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)has taken a significant step to enhance the trade receivables discounting system (TReDS) by allowing insurance companies to participate as stakeholders.
  • This move is aimed at improving the cash flows of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and promoting transparency and competitiveness in the financing of trade receivables


Why Homo naledi is in News? Know about Homo Naledi

  • New research indicates thatHomo naledi, an ancient human species with brains about one-third the size of modern humans, engaged in burial practices and created engravings deep within a cave system in southern Africaaround 300,000 years ago.
  • These findings challenge the assumption that larger brains are directly linked to higher intelligence


UP Government launched Nand Baba Milk Mission scheme

  • The Nand Baba Milk Missionhas been launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathin Uttar Pradesh with a budget of Rs 1,000 crore.
  • Its aim is to boost milk production and empower milk producers by providing them with opportunities to sell their milk through dairy co-operative societies at fair prices

Karnataka announces free bus travel ‘Shakti’ scheme for women

  • The Karnataka governmenthas advised the women to apply for Shakti smart cardsto avail the free travel in state run buses, starting from June 11.
  • The government has already issued a set of guidelines on the ‘Shakti’ scheme,which is one of the major poll promises by the Congress party in Karnataka.
  •  According to the transport department of Karnataka, women can apply for Shakti smart cards through sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in from June 11


Kerala’s first ‘Ashoka Chakra’ winner Havildar Alby D’Cruz passes away

  • Alby D’Cruz,one of Kerala’s proud Defence personnel who always maintained a low profile despite being the first Keralaite to be conferred the Ashoka Chakra, passed away.
  • It was way back in 1962, he received the Asoka Chakra (Class III) from the country’s first president Rajendra Prasad.
  • Since 1967, this award has been called ‘Shaurya Chakra’.
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