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PM Modi has been awarded the highest honor of France ‘Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour’. French President Emmanuel Macron gave this honor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi has become the first Indian PM to receive this honour. In June 2023, Egypt honored PM Modi with its highest honor ‘Order of the Nile’.
India’s runner Jyoti Yaraji won India’s first gold medal in 100 meter hurdles at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023. 23-year-old Jyoti captured gold with a timing of 13:09 seconds. This is India’s first gold medal in this event in the history of Asian Athletics Championships.
India’s young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has become the third Indian opener to score a century in the first Test innings of his career. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have achieved this feat as openers of the Indian team. With this, he has become the 17th Indian to score a century in Test debut. The first Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut was Lala Amarnath, who achieved this feat in 1933.
Bank of India today inaugurated its IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) at GIFT SEZ area in Gandhinagar. This international financial services banking unit was inaugurated by the MD and CEO of the bank, Rajneesh Karnataka. He also inaugurated the NRI Help Center (NRI HC) on the occasion. Bank of India is an Indian public sector bank, it was established in 1906.
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s third moon mission Chandrayaan-3. It was launched from the launch vehicle ‘LVM3’ from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. P Veeramuthuvel is the project director of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft and its mission of soft landing on the Moon. He was also involved in the Chandrayaan 2 mission in 2019.
Justices Ujjwal Bhuiyan and SV Bhatti took oath as judges of the Supreme Court on Friday. Now the number of judges in the Supreme Court has increased to 32. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud administered the oath of office to both the judges at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court. Justice Bhuiyan was serving as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. While Justice Bhatti was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
India’s Shubham Todkar and Poppy Hazarika have won gold medals in men’s 61kg and women’s 59kg respectively. And T Madhavan won the silver medal in the men’s 67 kg event. With these three medals, India’s total medal tally in the senior category went up to eight.
The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Indian diplomat Devesh Uttam as the next Ambassador of India to Lithuania. Devesh Uttam is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the year 2003. Devesh Uttam is currently working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
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In line with the approach of Aapka-Mobile-Hamara-Daftar, an advanced Mobile-Dost-App has been launched in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. With its help, mobile-based delivery of citizen-centric services will be done in the union territory. Mobile-Dost-App aims to ensure access to all Government Citizen Services (G2C) to the people of Jammu and Kashmir directly from their mobile devices.
The Defense Ministry has approved a proposal to procure 26 naval variants of Rafale fighter jets from France. The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has approved. Which includes 26 Rafale fighter aircraft including 22 Rafale MS and 4 twin seater trainer versions. Along with this, the purchase of three Scorpene submarines has also been approved.
India’s Nishad Kumar has won the silver medal in the ongoing Para Athletics World Championships 2023 in Paris. Nishad achieved this medal in the High Jump T47 event. With this win, Nishad has become the second athlete to win a medal in this event. The top four ranked athletes at the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships will qualify for the 2024 Paralympic Games.
The Defense Ministry has signed an MoU with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to promote the use of millets and promote healthy eating practices among the armed forces and ensure safe and nutritious food. It aims to create awareness among personnel about dietary diversity and nutritional benefits of millet-based food products. FSSAI is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and Australia women’s team all-rounder Ashley Gardner have been selected as the ‘Player of the Month’ for the month of June. Ashley Gardner has won this award three times so far. Hasaranga has been given this award for his brilliant performance in the ICC World Cup qualifiers.