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Today’s Daily Current Affairs in Hindi & English PDF | 15 June 2023

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Today’s Daily Current Affairs in Hindi & English PDF | 15 June 2023


Deadline Extended: Submit Counter Comments on Spectrum Assignment for Space-based Communication Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for receiving counter comments on the consultation paper regarding “Assignment of Spectrum for Space-based Communication Services” to June 22, 2023. The extension was granted due to requests from stakeholders and industry associations. Interested parties can submit their counter comments to Shri Akhilesh Kumar Trivedi, Advisor at TRAI, via email or contact him for further information.

Debunking EMF Radiation Myths: DoT Webinar Clears the Air on Mobile Tower Safety

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) organized a webinar to address misconceptions about Electromagnetic Field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers. A medical expert clarified the health-related queries and myths surrounding EMF radiation. Scientific evidence shows that EMF radiation from mobile towers does not pose significant health risks as long as it remains within safe limits. The DoT has implemented stricter safety norms for EMF radiation than the prescribed standards, and all information is available to the public on their website. Telecom service providers also ensure compliance with safe limits and regularly test the radiation levels of mobile towers. The webinar aimed to dispel doubts and encourage the development of mobile towers and telecommunication infrastructure while ensuring quality services and network coverage.

Soliciting Views on Uniform Civil Code: Law Commission of India Seeks Public and Religious Organizations’ Opinions

The 22nd Law Commission of India is seeking public and religious organizations’ opinions on the Uniform Civil Code. The previous commission examined the topic and received overwhelming responses. Considering the subject’s relevance and court orders, the current commission has decided to re-evaluate it. The commission invites interested parties to share their views within 30 days through a provided link or email.

Government Urges State Monitoring of Tur and Urad Prices: Stock Limits Enforcement and Affordability Measures

The Centre has urged state governments to monitor the prices of Tur and Urad, verify stock positions, and take strict action against those violating stock limits. An official meeting chaired by the Additional Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs reviewed the disclosure of Tur and Urad stocks and the implementation of stock limits by the state governments. The meeting discussed retail prices, stock quantities, and enforcement measures. Stock limits have been imposed until October 31, 2023, with specific limits for wholesalers, retailers, and millers. The Department aims to ensure affordability of Tur and Urad dal for consumers and has taken various steps, including stock declaration advisories and monitoring committees.

Revamped PPPININDIA Website: Facilitating PPP Projects, Investment, and Best Practices

The Infrastructure Finance Secretariat (IFS) has launched the revamped website of PPPININDIA, which serves as a platform for promoting and facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in India. The website aims to create an ecosystem that encourages investment, knowledge exchange, and collaboration. It provides access to policies, guidelines, model bidding documents, and reference materials. The IFS has also introduced the IIPDF Portal for online submission of applications under the IIPDF Scheme, reducing processing time and paperwork. The website also features a Best Practices Portal for sharing successful implementation strategies of infrastructure projects. Overall, the revamped website serves as a comprehensive platform for PPP projects and facilitates engagement among stakeholders.

Indian Army’s Inaugural Lt Gen PS Bhagat Memorial Lecture: A Tribute to a Visionary and Strategic Leader

The Indian Army organized the inaugural “Lt Gen PS Bhagat Memorial Lecture” on the legacy of Lt Gen Prem Bhagat, highlighting his visionary and strategic leadership. The event took place at the Manekshaw Centre and included a keynote address by General VP Malik (Retd), Former Army Chief. Lt Gen Bhagat’s notable achievements, such as being the first Indian soldier to receive the Victoria Cross during World War II, were mentioned. The lecture aimed to inspire serving officers and civilians alike, drawing from Lt Gen Bhagat’s indelible mark on Indian Army history. The next memorial lecture is scheduled for April 2024, with Lt Gen KT Parnaik (Retd), the Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, as the keynote speaker.


Gabon’s First Agri-SEZ Project Launched by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan: Strengthening India-Africa Relations

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off Gabon’s first Agri-SEZ project with assistance from AOM Group and Centurion University. 30 farmers and 20 students from Gajapati, Odisha, will travel to Gabon for technical assistance. The India-Africa relationship is growing stronger, and the project aims to enhance food security in Gabon. India has been supporting Africa’s development with loans and grants. India’s G20 Presidency plays a role in strengthening India-Africa relations, and education and skill development are key areas of collaboration.

SAI20 Summit Highlights Responsible AI and Blue Economy for Enhanced Efficiency and Governance

The SAI20 Summit of the Supreme Audit Institutions-20 engagement group concluded in Goa, focusing on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence and the potential of the blue economy. SAIs aim to enhance efficiency and transparency in these areas. The summit resulted in an action-oriented communique and the release of compendiums on the blue economy and responsible AI. India’s proposal to establish SAI20 as a separate Accountability Institutional Track was appreciated, emphasizing the importance of good governance and AI in achieving progress and transparency.

Engaging Preparatory Events for International Yoga Day in Sri Lanka: Yoga Workshops and Celebrations

Engaging events are planned before International Yoga Day in Sri Lanka, including a three-day yoga workshop across five cities attended by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. The workshops aim to promote the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga, leading up to the grand celebrations on June 17th and 21st.


Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24: Key Features, Subscription Dates, and Eligibility

The Government of India will issue Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) in two tranches for the year 2023-24. The bonds will be available for sale to individuals, trusts, universities, and charitable institutions. The minimum investment is one gram of gold, and the maximum subscription limits vary based on the investor type. The price of the bonds will be determined based on the average closing price of gold. The bonds will have a tenor of eight years, with an option for premature redemption after the fifth year. The interest rate is fixed at 2.50% per annum, payable semi-annually. The SGBs can be used as collateral for loans and will be eligible for trading.

G20 Digital Economy Working Group Concludes Meeting on Digital Public Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

The third meeting of the ‘G20 Digital Economy Working Group‘ concluded in Pune. The Global DPI Summit and Exhibition were held as side events, focusing on digital public infrastructure. India signed MoUs with four countries to share successful digital solutions. The summit featured 10 panel discussions with 60 global experts. A global DPI exhibition showcased various digital initiatives. Closed-door meetings discussed DPI, digital skilling, and cybersecurity. The meeting emphasized the importance of a safe and trusted digital economy. The event concluded with cultural programs. The next meeting is scheduled for August 2023 in Bengaluru.

Wholesale Inflation in May Hits 7-Year Low at -3.48%: Factors and Implications

Wholesale inflation in May 2023 has reached its lowest point in over seven years, with a decline of -3.48%. This decrease is mainly due to lower prices of mineral oils, basic metals, food products, textiles, non-food articles, crude petroleum, natural gas, and chemical products. The retail inflation has also dropped to a 25-month low of 4.25%, influenced by reduced prices of food and fuel items. The Reserve Bank of India’s efforts have contributed to the consistent decline in retail inflation for the past four months.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation has remained below 6% for three consecutive months, the lowest being 4.23% since April 2021. The fall in international prices of LPG and kerosene has further contributed to the softening of retail inflation in May. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) figures for May 2023 are compiled with a response rate of 89.8%, subject to revision according to the final policy. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) releases the wholesale price index numbers monthly, with a two-week lag.

PLI Schemes Fuel Production, Jobs, and GDP Growth in India: A Comprehensive Overview

PLI Schemes have contributed to production, job creation, and GDP growth in India. Sectors such as drugs and pharmaceuticals, food processing industries, and medical appliances have experienced increased FDI inflows. The schemes have transformed India’s export basket and led to investments in various sectors. The PLI Scheme has resulted in significant achievements, including increased value addition in mobile manufacturing and the electronics sector. Import substitution in the telecom sector and increased sourcing of raw materials in food processing have also been observed. The scheme has positively impacted the income of farmers and MSMEs in India.

Centre Implements Measures to Control Rising Food Grain Prices: A Step Towards Affordability and Availability

The Centre is taking additional measures to control the increasing prices of food grains, particularly wheat. These measures aim to moderate prices, ensure easy availability, prevent hoarding and speculation. They include imposing stock limits on wheat, launching wheat and rice in the market, and checking unfair practices. The government wants to cool down the rising prices and make food grains affordable for consumers.


India Advances to World Squash Championship Semifinals with 4-0 Victory over South Africa

India reached the semifinals of the World Squash Championship by defeating South Africa 4-0 in Chennai. Tanvi Khanna, Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinnapa, and Abhay Singh secured victories in their matches.

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