Current Affairs – 28 June 2024

Smriti Mandhana, The First Indian Woman Cricketer To Score Consecutive Centuries in ODIs

Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian woman to record two consecutive ODI hundreds during the second ODI against South Africa at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on June 2024.

She scripted history on June 2024, after she registered the record for the most runs by an Indian woman in a bilateral One-Day International series. She is an Indian cricketer who represents the Indian women’s national team.

She plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). In domestic cricket, she represents the Maharashtra cricket team.

64th International Sugar Organisation Council Meeting in New Delhi

The 64th International Sugar Organisation (ISO) Council meeting commenced June 2024 at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, bringing together delegates from over 30 countries and representatives of various international organizations.

The meeting, held from  June 2024, aims to discuss issues related to the sugar industry and biofuels sectors. India was elected as the Chair of the International Sugar Council for 2024 at the 63rd ISO Council Meeting held in London. As the current Chair, India is hosting the 64th meeting.

JP Nadda Appointed as Leader of The House in Rajya Sabha

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has been named Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.

Mr Nadda replaces Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who recently won the Lok Sabha election and took oath on June 2024, as a member of the Lower House of Parliament.

The Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha is the leader of the majority party in the Rajya Sabha and the Parliamentary Speaker and is usually either a Cabinet minister.

Srinagar Named 4th Indian ‘World Craft City’ by World Craft Council

Srinagar has become the fourth Indian city to be recognised as a ‘World Craft City’ by the World Craft Council (WCC).

Three years after it was designated as part of the UNESCO Creative City Network (UCCN) for crafts and folk arts.

World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-AISBL) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 to promote fellowship, promote economic development through income generating crafts related activities, organize exchange programmes, workshops, conferences, seminars and exhibitions and, in general, offer encouragement, assistance and advice to the craftsmen of the world.

India Wins 11 Medals at the U-17 Asian Wrestling Championship 2024

Indian wrestlers ended their campaign in the Under-17 Asian Wrestling Championship 2024 with an impressive tally of 11 medals, including four gold, two silver, and five bronze.

The event was held in Amman, Jordan, from June 2024.

Following the U-17 competition, the U-23 championship commenced.

The last Under-17 and Youth-23 Asian Wrestling Championships was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2023.

Indian wrestlers displayed exceptional talent, especially the women, winning all the gold medals, marking a successful campaign at the 2024 U-17 Asian Wrestling Championships.

SBI Distributes Rs 6,959 Crore Dividend to Government

In a significant financial gesture, the State Bank of India (SBI) has distributed a dividend of Rs 6,959 crore to the Indian government for the financial year 2023-24. This marks an increase from the previous year’s dividend of Rs 11.30 per share to Rs 13.70 per share.

The dividend cheque was presented by SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in the presence of Financial Services Secretary Vivek Joshi.

International Day of the Tropics 2024, Date, Importance and History

It is observed on June 29 annually to spread awareness about conservation strategies and promote tropical regions on Earth.

Within the World Wildlife Fund’s biome classification, tropical evergreen forests are considered a type of tropical rainforest (or tropical moist broadleaf forest) and are also known as equatorial evergreen lowland forests.

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