Daily Current Affairs for 15 June 2023


Education loans register 17% growth in FY23

  • According to Reserve Bank of India’s(RBI) data, the outstanding portfolio under education loans grew 17 per cent at ₹96,847 crore in the year 2022-23 as against ₹82,723 crore in the previous year.
  • The priority sector education loans show growth of 0.9 per cent in FY 2022-23 which is significant because the growth in education loans was flat during 2021-22 & it was negative for the three years prior to it.

Centre bans over 150 ‘anti-India’ sites, YouTube news channels in 2 years

  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) in India has recently cracked down on over 150 websites and YouTube-based news channels since May 2021.
  • These actions were taken in response to the production of content deemed “anti-India” and in violation of Section 69A of the Information Technology (IT) Act.
  •  The Ministry aims to combat misinformation and safeguard India’s sovereignty and integrity.


Know everything about Iran Nuclear Deal

  • The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),more commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear agreement, was established in July 2015 between Iranand multiple global powers, including the United States.
  • The objective of the agreement was for Iran to dismantle a significant part of its nuclear program and allow for more extensive international inspections.
  • In return, billions of dollars’ worth of sanctions relief was granted to Iran.

New Zealand Slips into Recession as GDP Falls 0.1% in March Quarter

  • New Zealand’s economyhas slipped into a recession, as the first-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 0.1 percent.
  • This decline follows a revised 0.7 percent drop in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2022, meeting the technical definition of a recession.
  • The country’s economic downturn can be attributed to a combination of factors, including measures taken by the central bank to combat inflation and the adverse effects of natural disasters.


Padma Awardees From Haryana To Get Rs 10,000 Monthly

  • HaryanaChief Minister Manohar Lal Khattarhas announced a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for the Padma awardees from the state.
  • Besides the monthly pension, the chief minister has also announced a free travel facility in the ‘Volvo bus’ service of the state government for Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardees from Haryana.
  • The government has formulated various welfare policies to make life easier for the people of the state.


India’s Inflation Rate Declines to a 2-Year Low in May 2023

  • The latest data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation reveals that India’s retail inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), dropped to a more than two-year low of 4.25% in May 2023.
  • This significant decline follows a peak of 7.79% in April 2022 and a low of 4.06% in January 2021.
  • Additionally, the wholesale price inflation, measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), stood at -0.92% in April 2023, down from 1.34% in March 2023.
  • These figures indicate a favorable trend in the country’s inflation rate.


Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24: Key Information and Features

  • The Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB)Scheme 2023-24, announced by the Government of India, offers individuals and eligible entities an opportunity to invest in gold in a convenient and secure manner.
  • The SGBs are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on behalf of the government, serving as an alternative to physical gold investments.
  • Here are the essential details and features of the SGB Scheme 2023-24.


Global Wind Day 2023: Date, Significance and History

  • Global Wind Day,also known as World Wind Day, is a global event celebrated annually on June 15th.
  • It serves as an opportunity to explore the potential of wind energy, its capacity to transform our energy systems, reduce carbon emissions in our economies, and stimulate job creation and economic growth.
  • This day encourages us to delve into the power of wind and the immense possibilities it offers to reshape our energy landscape.
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