Daily Current Affairs for 22 June 2023
Amit Shah inaugurates CREDAI Garden-People’s Park in Ahmedabad
- On the auspicious occasion of the Jagannath Rath Yatra, Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated various development works and performed Bhoomipujan in Ahmedabad.
- Among the inaugurated projects was the CREDAI Garden-People’s Park, a beautiful park constructed by CREDAI with the aim of providing a comfortable and environmentally friendly space for people from all walks of life.
Livestock and Livestock Products (Importation and Exportation) Bill, 2023
- The proposed Livestock and Livestock Products (Importation and Exportation) Bill-2023 aims to replace outdated laws and establish regulations for the import and export of live animals.
PM Modi and President Biden Exchange Unique Gifts During White House Visit
- During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’svisit to the United States and his meeting with President Joe Bidenat the White House, both leaders exchanged unique and thoughtful gifts as a symbol of friendship and diplomacy.
- These gifts not only represented the cultural heritage of India and the United States but also showcased the personal connection between the two leaders.
- Here are the details of the gifts exchanged between PM Modi and President Biden.
Non-Conforming Industrial Area Redevelopment Project
- The Delhi government has set an ambitious target of creating 6,00,000 job opportunities through the redevelopment of non-conforming industrial areas.
- The Tawang Marathon, a highly anticipated sporting event, is set to take place in Tawang on 1st October 2023.
- The marathon, organized jointly by the Arunachal Pradesh government and the 5 Mountain Division of the Indian Army, aims to promote physical fitness, encourage participation from enthusiasts worldwide, and provide a platform for talented athletes to showcase their skills.
- Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, recently launched the registration process, emphasizing the significance of active participation in sports.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- India is making significant strides in its battle against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 with the development of its first indigenous mRNA vaccines.
- GEMCOVAC-OM and GEMCOVAC-19, developed by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, are set to revolutionize India’s vaccine landscape.
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP): Creating Employment Opportunities for India’s Youth
- The Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)is an ongoing plan scheme initiated by the Government of India to promote entrepreneurship and generate employment opportunities for unemployed youth.
- Implemented by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), PMEGP aims to assist in the establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector across the country.
- The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) serves as the national-level nodal agency, while state offices of KVIC, State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs), and District Industries Centers (DICs) act as implementing agencies.
- Additionally, the Coir Board is responsible for implementing the program in the coir sector.
IOC awards Olympic Order to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus
- The International Olympic Committee (IOC)awarded Tedros Ghebreyesus,the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), with the Olympic Order.
- This recognition was given to Dr. Tedros for his inspiring efforts in making the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 happen, even amidst the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The presentation of the Olympic Order took place at the Olympic House and was done by the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach.
UN Public Service Day 2023
- Every year onJune 23,we celebrate United Nations Public Service Day. This special day is all about appreciating the importance of public services and the people who work in them.
- Public services play a big role in making our communities better and helping them grow.
- The United Nations also created an awards program called the UN Public Service Awards to recognize and reward the best and most innovative public service projects.
- This program was updated in 2016 to match the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- It’s a day that reminds us how valuable public services are and encourages young people to consider careers in this field.