Current Affairs Today 5th June 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 5th June 2023 Daily GK Update

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 National News

Tata Group signs deal with Gujarat for EV battery plant

  • The Tata Group has signed an outline deal with the Gujarat government on building a lithium-ion cell factory with an investment of about Rs 13,000 crore ($1.6 billion).
  • The decision to set up the EV battery plant at Sanand, Gujarat, was taken at a Tata Sons board meeting.
  • Tata Motors already has a plant operational at Sanand, and has also acquired the adjoining Ford Motors’ plant.
  • It would have an initial manufacturing capacity of 20 Gigawatt hours (GWh), which could be doubled in a second phase of expansion.

About Gujarat

  • Capital- Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel
  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

Recent MoUs signed by State Government

  • Meghalaya signed MoU with NIOS to facilitate the return of dropouts to educational institutions.
  • Odisha govt collaborates with Infosys, Nasscom to enhance the skills and employability of students
  • Goa, Uttarakhand sign MoU to boost tourism
  • Himachal Pradesh signed MoU with the French Development Agency Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) for Rs 817.12 crore project.
  • Kerala government signed MoU with UN Women to boost women-friendly activities in tourism

Tamil Nadu’s Muthamizh Selvi climb Mount Everest

  • A teacher from Chennai became the first woman from Tamil Nadu to climb Mount Everest. Muthamizh Selvi set out on the quest to scale the world’s highest peak on April 2.
  • Muthamizh Selvi, who teaches Japanese in Chennai.
  • After 56 days of a challenging journey, she reached the summit on May 23 and returned to Kathmandu on May 27.
  • Selvi faced many challenges and even came across dead bodies on her way to the summit.
  • Even after her sherpa fell ill, Selvi didn’t give up and continued her journey. Despite losing two campmates, Selvi completed the feat in 56 days to become the first Tamil woman to scale Mount Everest.

Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated National Food Safety & Standards Training Centre

  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated the state-of-the-art National Training Centre for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • He emphasized the need for Swasth Nagrik to create a Swastha Rashtra, leading to a Samruddha Rashtra, and urged citizens to adopt India’s traditional food habits and way of life for wellness and preventive healthcare.
  • The people who will train at the National Training Centre of FSSAI will play a significant role in creating healthy citizens in the country, as they will ensure quality standards for food are followed in the country.
  • The National Training Centre of the FSSAI in Ghaziabad provides various training programs for individuals involved in food businesses, including food business operators, employees, Food Safety Officers, and designated officers.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital – Lucknow
  • Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Anandiben Patel

Third G20 Health Working Group meeting begins in Hyderabad

  • The 3rd G20 Health Working Group meeting was formally opened in
  • Minister of State for Health Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar behalf of Union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, is taking forward the agenda of the G20 Health Track under India’s Presidency.
  • She emphasized leveraging the existing global health systems and regional health practices in a synergic manner to achieve universal health services accessible to all.
  • The 3-day meeting is focusing on priorities including Health Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness, and Response, Access, and Availability to Affordable Medical countermeasures, and Digital Health.
  • Government is committed to providing all health and medical service by the year 2030.

G20 in News (Note – All Meetings are Under the Presidency of G20 by India)

  • 3rd Employment Working Group Meeting – Geneva, Switzerland (31 May – 2 June 2023)
  • 2nd G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand (25 – 27 May 2023)
  • 2nd G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group Meeting – Mumbai, Maharashtra (23 – 25 May 2023)
  • 2nd Trade and Investment Working Group Meeting – Bengaluru, Karnataka (23 – 25 May 2023)
  • 2nd G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRRWG) – Mumbai, Maharashtra (23 – 25 May 2023).
  • 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting – Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir (22 – 24 2023)

IIT-Kharagpur signed MoU with HCL for collaboration in petroleum engineering

  • IIT-Kharagpur has signed an agreement with HCL Tech for collaboration in the field of petroleum engineering and earth sciences.
  • HCL Tech and IIT-Kharagpur will jointly develop innovative and sustainable solutions to address critical challenges of the petroleum industry, including reduction of carbon footprint, and provide significant sustainable solutions towards net zero.
  • Under the agreement, HCL Tech will provide opportunities to students and research scholars from IIT-Kharagpur to undertake projects and internships at the company, and use state-of-the-art technologies to develop digital solutions in the exploration, drilling and production of hydrocarbons.
  • Both IIT-Kharagpur and HCL Tech will initiate collaboration on programmes of sustainability that includes discussions, podcasts and joint presentations at international fora on transformative initiatives in the oil and gas sector.
  • HCL Tech will also provide opportunities to IIT-Kharagpur students and research scholars to undertake projects and internships at the company.

Recent MoU

  • Microsoft joins hands with Skill Development Ministry to train students, teachers
  • NTPC Green Energy ties up with HPCL Mittal Energy for green hydrogen
  • ICMR signs MoU with AYUSH Ministry for health research in Integrated Medicine
  • IBM partners with NASA to convert satellite data into high-resolution maps
  • BEL signs MoU with Emjay Control Systems to develop electro-mechanical bollards

International News

India set to remain UAE’s largest export destination by 2030

  • India is set to remain the United Arab Emirates (UAE) largest export destination by 2030, according to a new report by Standard Chartered.
  • The report, titled “Future of Trade: New opportunities in high-growth corridors”, forecasts that the UAE’s exports will reach around USD 543 billion by 2030, showcasing a robust annual growth rate of 5.5 percent.
  • The report also highlights that trade corridors anchored in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are expected to outpace the global trade growth rate by almost four percentage points, propelling the combined trade volume in these regions to an astounding USD14.4 trillion, accounting for 44 percent of global trade by 2030.
  • India is set to remain the UAE’s largest export destination by 2030, while exports to Turkiye, Vietnam and Singapore are among the fastest growing.
  • The report attributed the UAE’s strong export growth to a number of factors, including its strategic location, its well-developed infrastructure, and its business-friendly environment.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Capital – Abu Dhabi
  • Currency – Dirham
  • President – Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Official language -Arabic

UAE to host world’s largest Conservation Conference in 2025

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won the bid to host the 2025 World Conservation Congress (WCC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • The 2025 WCC will be held in Abu Dhabi from October 10-21, 2025.
  • The WCC is the world’s largest and most important gathering of conservationists, and it is expected to draw more than 10,000 delegates from over 160 countries.
  • The UAE has a long history of environmental protection, and it is home to a number of important conservation initiatives, including the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center and the Al Ain Oasis.
  • The event will be an opportunity for conservationists from around the world to come together and discuss the most pressing environmental challenges facing our planet.
  • The WCC is also expected to produce a number of important resolutions and recommendations that will help to guide future conservation efforts.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Capital – Abu Dhabi
  • Currency – Dirham
  • President – Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Official language -Arabic

Banking and Financial

GST collection rises 12% to ₹1.57-lakh crore in May

  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in May rose 12 percent to ₹1.57-lakh crore.
  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of May 2023 is ₹1,57,090 crore of which Central GST is ₹28,411 crore, State GST is ₹35,828 crore, Integrated GST is ₹81,363 crore (including ₹41,772 crore collected on import of goods) and cess is ₹11,489 crore (including ₹1,057 crore collected on import of goods).
  • The revenues for the month of May 2023 are 12 percent higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.
  • During the month, revenue from import of goods was 12 percent higher and the revenues from domestic transactions (including import of services) are 11 percent higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.

GST Collection of Previous Months

  • January 2023 – 1,55,922 crore
  • February 2023 – 1,49,577 crore
  • March 2023 – 1,60,122 crore
  • April 2023 – 1,87,035 crore
  • May 2023 – 1,57,090 crore

Appointment and Resignation

Janardan Prasad appointed as DG of Geological Survey of India

  • Janardan Prasad has been appointed as the new Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
  • Prasad succeeds Dr. S. Raju, who has held the post since April 2022.
  • Prasad is an MSc in Geology from Patna University and joined GSI, Gandhinagar, as a geologist in 1988.
  • He was also posted in Shillong, Patna, Faridabad, Ranchi and Hyderabad in various capacities.

About Geological Survey of India (GSI)

  • Founded – 4 March 1851
  • Founder – Thomas Oldham
  • Headquarters – Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Director General – Janardan Prasad
  • Parent Government agency – Ministry of Mines

Recent Appointment

  • President of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – Dr Abdulla Al Mandous (UAE)
  • Chairman and MD of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) – Amarendu Prakash
  • Sworn in as member of UPSC – Bidyut Bihari Swain
  • Shalini becomes 1st girl NCC cadet to complete mountaineering course – Shalini Singh
  • MD of Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) – Ajay Yadav
  • CEO for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – K. Krithivasan

Hrithik Roshan appointed brand ambassador for Zebronics TV

  • An IT peripheral, audio systems, and lifestyle accessories company, Zebronics has signed actor Hrithik Roshan as the face of its range of Smart LED TVs.
  • This is the sixth year of its collaboration with Roshan and it has been extended to its new range.
  • According to a report by Kroll, Hrithik Roshan had a value of $71.6 million and was the tenth most-valued celebrity in the country in 2022 as part of its Celebrity Brand Valuation Report.
  • Co-founder and director of Zebronics – Rajesh Doshi

Recent Brand Ambassador

  • Sachin Tendulkar – Smile Ambassador by Maharashtra government
  • Sourav Ganguly – Tripura Tourism
  • Virat Kohli – Duroflex (mattress and sleep products maker)
  • Alia Bhatt – Gucci’s First Indian Global Ambassador
  • Ayushmann Khurrana – Wakefit (Manufacturer of mattresses)
  • Rishabh Pant – Star Sports Believe Ambassadors


South Korea’s An Se-young wins Thailand Open final

  • World No. 2 Ann Se-young of South Korea claimed her fourth title in 2023 by defeating China’s He Bingjiao in the women’s singles final of the Thailand Open badminton tournament in Bangkok.
  • 21-year-old Ann Si-young won 21-10, 21-19.
  • This was Young’s seventh final berth in a row.
  • In Men’s singles, the Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn secured the Thailand Open title for the first time in his career becoming the only men’s singles player in the badminton World Tour to have won more than one tournament this year.
  • He defeated Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong in straight sets, 21-12, 21-10 in the final.

Italian Opens Title 2023 (Tennis)

  • Men’s Title – Daniil Medvedev (Russia) defeted Holger Roon (Denamrk)
  • Women’s Title – Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) defeated Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine)
  • Men’s doubles – Hugo Nieves and Jan Zielinski
  • Women’s doubles – Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens

Maiden Miami Opens Title 2023 (Tennis)

  • Men’s Title – Daniil Medvedev (Russia) defeated Jannik Sinner (Italy)
  • Women’s Title – Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic) defeated Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
  • Men’s doubles – Santiago González (Mexico) & Édouard Roger-Vasselin (France)
  • Women’s doubles – Coco Gauff (US) & Jessica Pegula (US)

3rd Khelo India University games conclude in Varanasi

  • The third khelo India University games has been concluded at IIT BHU campus in Varanasi.
  • Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur along with Union Minister of state for Sports, Nishith Pramanik and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath were present at the closing ceremony.
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh regain champions crown as Guru Nanak Dev University fall short despite Fencing sweep on final day, after a gap of one edition of the Khelo India University Games.
  • PUC finished with an overall tally of 69 medals including 26 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze medals.
  • GNDU amassed 24 gold, 27 silver and 17 bronze medals to finish second and in the top three for the very first time.
  • Jain University, Karnataka, last time’s champions, were third with 16 gold, 10 silver and six bronze medals.
  • As many as 131 of the 203 Universities who finally participated at the Games.

Book and Author 

Book titled ‘The Power of One Thought’ released

  • “The Power of One Thought: Master Your Mind” is a book by BK Shivani that aims to guide readers toward personal transformation.
  • The book is published by HarperCollins India.
  • Shivani was also honored with ‘Nari Shakti Puraskaar’ in 2017.
  • Since 2017, she has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the World Psychiatric Association.
  • HarperCollins India was awarded the Publisher of the Year Award three times, in 2015, 2016, and 2018.

Recent Book

  • Ringside – Dr. Vijay Darda (released by Shashi Tharoor)
  • The Golden Years: The Many Joys of Living a Good Long Life – Ruskin Bond
  • The Indian Metropolis: Deconstructing India’s Urban Spaces – Varun Gandhi
  • Made in India: 75 Years of Business and Enterprise – Amitabh Kant (CEO of NITI Aayog)
  • My Life as a Comrade –K. Shailaja
  • Collective Spirit, Concrete Action – Shashi Shekhar Vempati

Important day

5 June – World Environment Day

  • World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June.
  • Objective – To raise awareness of and take action on urgent environmental challenges
  • Theme 2023 – Beat Plastic Pollution
  • World Environment Day gives individuals a chance to consider how human activity affects the environment and motivates them to change for the better in order to live sustainably.
  • The United Nations General Assembly founded World Environment Day in 1972 to increase public awareness of environmental challenges and encourage action.

5 June – International Day Against Illegal Fishing

  • International Day Against Illegal Fishing is observed every year on 5 June.
  • It is also known as International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.
  • Objective – To promote awareness of the threats posed by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activities to the sustainability of fisheries resources.
  • The International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing was observed for the first time on 5 June 2018.
  • In 2015, at its 39th session, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the FAO proposed an initiative to declare an International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing to raise awareness of the importance of the fight against IUU fishing.
  • Subsequently, this proposal was endorsed by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), at its 32nd session.
  • On 5 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution (A/RES/72/72) proclaiming 5 June of each year as the “International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.”


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