Headlines of the day 21-06-2023

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    PM addresses International Day of Yoga, 2023

    PIB

    GS-2/Health; GS-1/Culture

    • On India’s insistence, UN General Assembly (UNGA) during the 69th session proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) in their resolution adopted on 11th December 2014
    • Theme 2023: ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

    Oman Creates History as First Foreign Government to Promote Country through Yoga

    AIR

    GS-2/IR

    • Oman Creates History as First Foreign Government to Promote Country through Yoga
    • This marks the first instance of a foreign government using yoga to promote its own country

    Indian Navy ‘Ocean Ring of Yoga’

    PIB

    GS-2/Health; GS-1/Culture

    • Ministry of AYUSH has planned an event ‘Ocean Ring of Yoga’ (symbolising unity and solidarity) in coordination with Ministry of Defence and other ministries

    International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 

    UN

    GS-1/Geography

    • What is solstice?
    • How it is different from equinox?

    Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

    NEXTIAS Infographic

    GS-1/Culture

    • What is Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra ? Its origin and significance

    IAS officer Amit Agrawal Appointed as CEO of UIDAI

    PIB

    GS-2/Governance 

    • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
    • IAS officer Amit Agrawal Appointed as CEO of UIDAI

    TRAI recommendations on Submarine Cable Landing

    ET

    GS-3/Eco

    • TRAI issues recommendations on licensing, regulatory framework for Submarine Cable Landing

    ECI publishes draft delimitation proposal for Assam

    PIB

    GS-2/Polity

    • The Election Commission of India published the draft proposal for delimitation of Assembly & Parliamentary Constituencies for Assam 

    Number of refugees globally stood at 35.3 million by end of 2022: UNHCR

    AIR

    GS-2/IR

    • UNHCR has said, the number of refugees globally stood at 35.3 million by the end of 2022, an increase of more than eight million from the year before
    • 52 percent of all refugees came from just three countries, Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan

    Pakistan’s Chashma power plants

    The Hindu Page 1

    GS-2/IR

    • China signed an agreement worth $4.8 billion with Pakistan to set up a 1,200-MW nuclear power plant
    • China-Pakistan Strategic Nexus: Implications for India

    The climate lawsuit against Delta Airlines

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-3/Envmt

    • What is a carbon-neutral flight and why was Delta Airlines slapped with a lawsuit?

    What is the contention between Coal India and CCI?

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-3/Eco

    • Why did the Competition Commission of India impose a penalty of ₹591 crore on the PSU? 

    Titanic tourist submersible missing

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Science

    • Titanic tourist submersible missing: Why are undersea rescues so difficult?

    IndiGo’s mega aircraft order

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Economy

    • IndiGo’s mega aircraft order: What it means for the carrier and India’s aviation sector