Headlines of the day 12-06-2023

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    Grand Slam No. 23

    Indian Express 

    Page 1

    Sports

    • Novak Djokovic won his third French Open title and his record-breaking 23rd men’s singles major singles title overall
    • Margaret Court has 24 singles majors, an all-time record

    The American Hand

    Indian Express 

    Page 17

    GS-2/International

    • How the US paved the way for India’s Green Revolution while the Soviet Union drove its industrialisation in the 1950s and 1960s

    Potential Ecological Impact of Ukraine’s Kakhovka Dam Collapse

    Indian Express 

    Page 17

    GS-2/International

    • Why the collapse of Ukraine’s Kakhovka dam is an ecological disaster

    Captagon pills crisis

    Indian Express 

    Page 17

    GS-3/Science

    • What are amphetamine-based drugs and why have they been used by militaries around the world?

    Who was Ram Prasad Bismil?

    Indian Express

    GS-1/History

    • Ram Prasad Bismil was involved in the Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918 as well as the more famous Kakori Train Action of 1925
    • He founded the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA, later Hindustan Socialist Republican Association) 

    RBI notifies 4 key measures to help strengthen 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks

    Economic Times

    GS-3/Eco

    • Aiming to strengthen 1,514 Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs), the Reserve Bank has notified four key measures, including giving them two years more to meet the priority sector lending targets
    • What are Urban Cooperative Banks?

    NCGG opens its door to young minds

    PIB

    GS-2/Governance

    • National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) launched its first internship programme
    • NCGG was set up in 2014 by the Government of India 

    Peace Committee in Manipur

    PIB

    GS-2/Polity

    • Government of India constitutes Peace Committee in Manipur under the Chairpersonship of Governor, Manipur

    Kerala-cadre IPS officer Nitin Agarwal appointed BSF DG

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-3/Security

    • Nitin Agarwal, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, was on Sunday night appointed the new Director-General of the BSF
    • BSF has been termed the First Line of Defence of Indian territories

    Centre to complete 3D digitisation of museums by year-end

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-1/Culture

    • The Central government plans to complete 3D digitisation of all museums under its administrative control by the year end for better conservation of artefacts.
    • JATAN is a digital collection management system for Indian museums.