Current Affairs of June 2023

Updated 30 June 2023

The rank of India in the WEF's Energy Transition Index 2023, with Sweden ranked at No. 1 position67th
The railway station in Madhya Pradesh from where FIVE new Vande Bharat trains were flagged off by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiRani Kamlapati station
The highest civilian award of Egypt which has been conferred by its President Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiOrder of the Nile
The city which has ranked at the top in Global Liveability Index 2023 released by Economic Interlligence Unit Vienna
The place in Telangana at which Medha Rail Coach Factory, the largest private coach factory in India was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri K Chandershekhar RaoKondakal
The Indian author and winner of Booker Prize, who has been chosen for the 45th European Essay Prize for lifetime achievement for the French translation of her compilation of essays titled "Azadi" Ms Arundhati Roy
The country to which India has decided on gifting INS Kirpan, a Khukri missile corvetteVietnam
The pain-killer drugs which have been banned by the Govt of India for use in animals for the conservation of vulturesAceclofenac and Ketoprofen
The deep sea submersible operated by OceanGate Expeditions, which imploded on its trip to the wreckage of Titanic, killing all 5 persons aboard was namedTitan
The 14-day Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise with participation of 26 countries which commenced on 19 June in Mongolia is namedExercise Khaan Quest 2023
The title of the song jointly created by Falu, Gaurav Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the benefits of millets Abundance of Millets
The publication house in Uttar Pradesh which has been conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of IndiaGita Press, Gorakhpur
The book written by Indian historian Ramchandra Guha which has been awarded the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2023Rebels Against the Raj: Western fighter for India's Freedom
The former Prime Minister of Italy who passed away on 12 June 2023Mr. Silvio Berlusconi
The team which has won the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup defeating Italy in the finals held in La Plata, ArgentinaUruguay
The 12th edition of joint military exercise between the Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force held at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand from 11 to 24 June 2023 is namedEx Ekuverin
The team which was defeated by India in the finals to win the 2023 Women's Hockey Junior Asia Cup in the tournament held in Kakamigahara, JapanSouth Korea
The free bus travel scheme for women launched by the Govt of Karnataka is namedShakti
The dam in Ukraine built over Dnipro river which was damaged severely in an attack by Soviet forces recentlyNova Kakhovka
The veteran Hindi actor, who played the role of Shakuni in the tele serial Mahabharat, who passed away on 05 June 2023Gufi Paintal
The three-member commission appointed by the Central Govt to probe violence in Manipur is headed by former Chief Justice Ajai Lamba
The Kenyan athlete who has set a new world record in 1500 m race by completing it 3:49.11 at Florence (earlier record was held by Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia at 3:50.07). She later set a new world record in 5000 m by finishing it in 14:05.20 in Paris.Ms. Faith Kipyegon
The Indian President Smt Draupadi Murmu was conferred the Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star, which is the highest civilian award ofSuriname
India's first International Cruise Vessel which was flagged off from Chennai (headed to Sri Lanka) by Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is namedMV Empress
The place in Odisha where 3 trains, the Coromandel Express, a goods train and Howrah-SMVT SF Express collided resulting the death of over 280 people on 02 June 2023Balasore district
The team which was defeated by India in the finals to win the 2023 Men's Hockey Junior Asia Cup in the tournament held in OmanPakistan

Sports Current Affairs - June 2023

2021-23 ICC World Test Championship final

Final match played from 07 June 23 to 11 June 2023

Venue: The Oval, London

Result: Australia defeated India by 209 runs

Player of the Match: Travis Head (Aus)

Captains: Pat Cummins (Aus) and Rohit Sharma (Ind)

2022 Khelo India University Games

Held from 25 May 23 to 03 June 2023

Hosted by: Uttar Pradesh

Mascot: Deer named Jeetu

Opening Ceremony: Lucknow

Closing Ceremony: Varanasi

1.Panjab University26172668
2.Guru Nanak Dev University24271769
3.Jain University1610632

French Open 2023

Men's SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Casper Rudd (Norway)
Women's SinglesIga Swiatek (Poland)Karolina Muchova (Czechia)
Men's DoublesIvan Dodig (Croatia) and Austin Krajicek (USA)Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen (Belgium)
Women's Doubles Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Wang Xinyu (China) Leylah Fernandez (Canada) and Taylor Townsend (USA)
Mixed DoublesMiyu Kato (Japan) and Tim Pütz (Germany)Bianca Andreescu (Canada) and Michael Venus (New Zealand)

Note: Novak Djokovic has the maximum number of Grand Slam Men's Singles titles i.e. 23.

Miscellaneous Current Affairs - June 2023

Important Days of June 2023

Global Day of Parents: 01 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2012

Theme: The power of parenting: raising happy, healthy and hopeful children

World Milk Day: 01 June 2023

Designated by: Food and Agricultural Organisation

First observed: 2001

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 04 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1983

World Environment Day: 05 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1974

Host Country: Côte d'Ivoire


World Food Safety Day: 07 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2019

Theme: Food Standards Save Lives

World Ocean Day: 08 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2009

Theme: Planet Ocean: tides are changing

World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June 2023

Designated by: International Labour Organization

First Observed in: 2002

Theme: Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!

World Blood Donor Day: 14 June 2023

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 2004

Slogan: Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 15 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2012

Theme: Closing the Circle: Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Older Age - Policy, Law and Evidence-based Responses.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1995

Theme: Her Land, Her Rights

International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: 19 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2015

World Refugee Day: 20 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Hope Away from Home

First Observed in: 2001

International Day of Yoga: 21 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2015

Theme: Yoga for Vasudeva Kutumabakam

Olympic Day: 23 June 2023

Designated by: International Olympic Committee

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: Let's Move

Observed to: Celebrate the foundation of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne, Paris, on 23 June 1894.

International Widows Day: 23 June 2023

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1988

Theme: People first: stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention

World Competitiveness Rankings 2023

Released by: International Institute for Management Development


National Water Awards 2022

Awards conferred by the Vice-President Shri Jagdeep Dhankar

Total winners: 41

Best State

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Odisha
  3. Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.

Best District

  1. Ganjam District, Odisha
  2. Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu
  3. Adilabad District, Telangana

Best Village Panchayat

  1. Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana
  2. Kadavur Village Panchayat, Karur district, Tamil Nadu and Manickal Village Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala
  3. Kadegaon Village Panchayat, Jalna district, Maharashtra and Mawkyrdep Village Panchayat, Bhoi Rymbong Block, Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya.

Amendment to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020

The Government of India has introduced Time of Day (ToD) Tariff by amendment to the above rules.
As per Time of Day Tariff, tariff during solar hours (duration of eight hours in a day as specified by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission) of the day shall be 10%-20% less than the normal tariff, while the tariff during peak hours will be 10 to 20 percent higher.
ToD tariff would be applicable for Commercial and Industrial consumers having Maximum demand of 10 KW and above, from 1st April, 2024 and for all other consumers except agricultural consumers, latest from 1st April, 2025. Time of Day tariff shall be made effective immediately after installation of smart meters, for the consumers with smart meters.

Abbreviations in News

UTPRERAK: Unnat Takniki Pradarshan Kendra