Headlines of the day 24-06-2023

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    Artemis Accords, ISRO-NASA mission Indian Express GS-3/Science
    • What is Artemis Accords?
    • Its Significance for India
    “Samosa Caucus” is the name given to an informal grouping of Indian-origin Americans in the US Congress Indian Express GS-2/IR
    • What is the Samosa Caucus in the US House?
    Rajasthan govt. Working on policy for denotified tribes before Assembly election  The Hindu Page 4 GS-2/Society
    • What is Denotified tribes (DNTs)?
    Centre defends National Family Health Survey-6 questionnaire The Hindu Page 8 GS-2/Health
    • What are the criticism over the exclusion of disability-related questions in NFHS-6? 
    • What is govt.’s stand?
    NATO completes unprecedented European air drill The Hindu Page 11 GS-3/Security; GS-2/IR
    • The German-led “Air Defender 23” manoeuvres brought together some 250 military aircraft from 25 NATO and partner nations like Japan and Sweden.
    • What is NATO + 5?

    Shri Piyush Goyal highlights resolution of six outstanding WTO disputes between US and India through mutually agreed solutions

    PIB GS-2/IR
    • PM Modi’s State Visit to USA
    • What are its key outcomes?
    Joha rice — the Nutraceutical of choice in diabetes management PIB GS-3/Eco
    • What is Joha Rice?
    • What are its benefits?
    Shri Piyush Goyal lauds the support and encouragement provided to exporters by ECGC Ltd PIB GS-3/Eco
    • ECGC Ltd. a premier Export Credit Agency (ECA) of the Government of India, was set up in 1957 under the Companies Act. 
    • What are its working?
    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) simplifies the policy for export of Drones PIB GS-3/Science
    • What are Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)? 
    • Why DGFT has simplified and liberalized the policy for export of Drones/UAVs?

    Central Government Amends Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020

    PIB GS-3/Eco
    • Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020. Its latest amendments

    Indian Railways signed MoU with US Agency for International Development/India (USAID/India)

    PIB GS-3/Eco and Envmt
    • Indian Railways signed MoU with US Agency for International Development/India (USAID/India) for collaboration on Renewable energy
    • What is Green Railways?

    Union Home Minister laid foundation stone of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Samba

    PIB GS-3/Security
    • Union Home Minister laid foundation stone of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Samba
    • Where are the other seven central forensic laboratories located in India?

    National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22

    PIB GS-3/Eco
    • National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22
    • What are its key findings?

    “Bharat in Paris” campaign

    AIR Sports
    • What is “Bharat in Paris” campaign?
    • Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

    India and UAE signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Authorized Economic Operators

    AIR GS-2/IR
    • India and UAE signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Authorized Economic Operators
    • What will be its impact?

    “Summit for a New Global Financing Pact” in Paris

    AIR GS-3/Envmt
    • France is organizing the “Summit for a New Global Financing Pact” in Paris
    • The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement agreed on setting a New Collective Quantified Goal (NCGQ) for climate financing prior to 2025

    India become power surplus nation, net exporter of electricity in last 9 years: R K Singh

    AIR GS-3/Eco
    • What are India’s Achievements in Electricity Sector in last 9 years?