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23 June Current Affairs

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 1976 First person to dive 100 meters in the sea without breathing equipment
  • 1910 Last person to be executed in Sweden
  • 2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected as President of Liberia

 

NATIONAL

 

  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ holds talks with Australian counterpart Dan Tehan in Delhi
  • India and China to jointly hold 70 celebratory activities in 2020 to mark 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties
  • J&K achieves highest road length in country under PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana) in 2019, 11,400 km construction completed so far
  • Nilkanth Khadilkar, the editor of Marathi newspaper Navakal, dies at 85 in Mumbai

 

ECONOMY

 

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves at a fresh lifetime high of USD 448.249 billion in the week to November 15
  • CBDT Chairman P.C. Mody inaugurates Web Portal for exchange of information on Income Tax
  • Muthoot Finance Ltd to acquire IDBI Mutual Fund
  • Tourism Ministry organising ‘International Tourism Mart’ at Imphal from November 23 to 25
  • Karnataka: Kalaburagi Airport starts operations with flight to Bengaluru
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) directed to issue free FASTags at toll booths until Dec 1
  • Wipro Chairman Azim Premji receives MMA Amalgamations Business Leadership Award 2019 in Chennai
  • Amazon launches Echo Flex smart speaker at Rs. 2999

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • Four Indian-origin lawmakers among 36 ministers inducted into Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet; includes Harjit Sajjan as Defence Minister
  • The 5th Meeting of SCO Member States’ Heads of Ministries and Departments of Science and Technology held in Moscow
  • Secretary, DSIR (Department for Scientific & Industrial Research) & DG, CSIR, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, led the Indian delegation.
  • India will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Forum of Young Scientists and Innovators in 2020.

 

SPORTS

  • Wriddhiman Saha becomes fifth Indian wicket-keeper to affect 100 dismissals in test cricket after M. S. Dhoni, Syed Kirmani, Kiran More and Nayan Mongia
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