Headlines of the day 20-06-2023

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    National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrated its 20th Foundation Day

    PIB

    GS-3/Science

    • NIXI turns 20 in its continuous journey towards digital transformation of India
    • Set up on June 19, 2003, NIXI is a not-for-profit (Section 8) company 

    EX KHAAN QUEST 2023

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    GS-2/IR

    • Indian army contingent participates in multinational joint exercise “ex khaan quest 2023” in mongolia
    • The exercise is co-sponsored by Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC)

    BIS License Mandatory for 24 Footwear Products from 1st July 2023

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    GS-3/Eco

    • Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for the 24 footwear products covered under the Footwear made from leather, polymeric and rubber materials shall be implemented from 1st July 2023

    DAKSHTA (Development of Attitude, Knowledge, Skill for Holistic Transformation in Administration) For Young Professionals

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    GS-2/Governance

    • DAKSHTA (Development of Attitude, Knowledge, Skill for Holistic Transformation in Administration) now Live on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform

    UAE and Qatar Reopen Embassies to Restore Diplomatic Ties

    All India Radio

    GS-2/IR

    • The United Arab Emirates and Qatar have reopened their respective embassies in Abu Dhabi and Doha
    • What is Al-Ula agreement?

    Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian to win bronze medal at Asian Fencing Championships

    All India Radio

    Sports

    • Olympian Bhavani Devi has created history by becoming first Indian to win bronze medal at Asian Fencing Championships in China
    • She became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics after qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

    The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu was born on this day

    The Hindu /Next IAS On this Day infographic

    Personality

    • She is the youngest and India’s first President to be born after Independence.
    • She is the first person belonging to the tribal community and also the second woman after Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil to hold the office

    PM Modi US visit

    Mint

    GS-2/IR

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake state visit to the US and Egypt
    • What will be the key outcomes?

    Archaeologist reports Mesolithic-era rock paintings in Guntur

    The Hindu Page 4

    GS-1/Culture

    • A Mesolithic period rock painting depicting a person tilling a piece of land has been found in Orvakallu village in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh

    Refugees as assets to their new countries

    The Hindu Page 6

    GS-2/IR

    • World Refugee Day (June 20)
    • India ‘not signatory’ to 1951 UN Convention

    Are phonons, particles of sound, quantum too?

    The Hindu Page 9

    GS-3/Science

    • What are phonons? Its uses

    India gifts missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/IR

    • India gifted the indigenously-built in-service missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam.

    Europe is fastest-warming continent

    The Hindu Page 13

    GS-3/Envmt

    • Europe is world’s fastest-warming continent.
    • What are its reasons?

    What is Betelgeuse?

    The Hindu Page 18

    GS-3/Science

    • What is Betelgeuse? Its Significance