Headlines of the day 23-06-2023

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    President of India confers National Florence Nightingale Awards 2022 and 2023

    PIB

    Awards

    GS-2/Health

    • What is National Florence Nightingale Awards? 
    • Why it is given? Its significance

    PM Modi-led yoga session makes history

    Indian Express

    Awards

    • PM Modi-led yoga session makes history
    • What is a Guinness World Record?

    India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) launched

    PIB

    GS-2/IR; GS-3/Security

    • What is India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X)?

    BIS Introduces Standard IS 18267: 2023 for Agri By-Product Utensils

    PIB

    GS-3/Envmt

    • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published IS 18267: 2023 “Food Serving Utensils Made from Agri By-Products – Specification,” aimed at reducing plastic pollution and promoting sustainability.
    • What are other steps taken by BIS to promote sustainable development?

    Sardar KM Panikkar ‘NIB’ (Navy Intellectual Beacon) essay competition

    PIB

    GS-1/History

    • Who was Sardar KM Panikkar?
    • What is Sardar KM Panikkar ‘NIB’ (Navy Intellectual Beacon) essay competition?

    Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launches PM Kisan Mobile App with Face Authentication Feature

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What are the key feature of PM Kisan Mobile App?
    • How it will benefit Farmers?

    ‘Most Liveable Cities in the World 2023’

    Indian Express

    GS-1 &2/Society

    • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recently unveiled its highly anticipated list of the ‘Most Liveable Cities in the World 2023’.
    • What are its key Findings?

    Ukraine’s allies pledge several billion dollars for nation’s reconstruction

    AIR

    GS-2/IR

    • After almost a year of war, how do Russia and Ukraine’s military capacities compare?
    • Coping with risks and seizing opportunities: how can Ukraine succeed?

    Telangana: Largest private rail coach factory in country inaugurated at Kondakal village

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • In Telangana, the largest private rail coach factory in the country has been inaugurated at Kondakal village in Rangareddy district near Hyderabad
    • Built by Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd, a Telangana company

    IIT Kanpur successfully conducts test flight for cloud seeding

    AIR

    GS-3/Science

    • What is cloud seeding?
    • What are Pros and Cons of Cloud Seeding?

    US Chip giant Micron to set up semiconductor assembly and test plant in Gujarat 

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • US Chip giant Micron to set up semiconductor assembly and test plant in Gujarat with total investment of 2.75 billion Dollar
    • What will be its positive impact?

    IFFCO starts exporting world’s first Nano urea invented and manufactured indigenously in India to US

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is the role and working of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)?
    • IFFCO to export nano urea to the US. What are its significance?

    PM Modi’s U.S. visit yields many vital agreements

    The Hindu

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    GS-2/IR

    • PM Modi and President Biden announce deals on jet engine tech transfers, drones, health and space cooperation.
    •  What are its significance?

    Union Environment Ministry grants final approval for Kalaignar pen monument in Bay of Bengal

    The Hindu Page 4

    GS-1/History

    • Kalaignar pen monument and its Significance

    COP28 UAE Presidency

    The Hindu Page 12

    GS-3/Envmt

    • Who is Sultan al-Jaber?
    • Why are Western lawmakers opposing Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber’s appointment? 

    Titan tragedy offers lessons for proposed Indian submersible dive

    The Hindu Page 16

    GS-3/Science

    • How Titan tragedy offers lessons for proposed Indian submersible dive?

    G20 ministers for equitable, inclusive use of AI in education

    The Hindu Page 16

    GS-2/Education

    GS-3/Science

    • How Artificial Intelligence is transforming the future of higher education?
    • The ethics of using AI in education