Daily Current Affairs 1st July 2023

Daily Current Affairs 1st July 2023
Daily Current Affairs 1st July 2023

Daily Current Affairs 1st July 2023

National News

National Sickle Cell Anemia Eradication Program – to launch.
  • Prime Minister Modi will launch the National Sickle Cell Anemia Eradication Program in Madhya Pradesh on July 01.
  • This work aims to address the pressing health challenges posed by sickle cell disease, particularly among tribal people and hill dwellers. The project is seen as part of the government’s continuous efforts to eliminate the disease from the country’s public health problem by 2047.

The MoD has signed an agreement with shipbuilder Mazagon Dock for the development of the submarine.
  • on June 30, The Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, in Mumbai to upgrade the Surface Sea Killer (SSK) class submarine “INS Shankush” for medium Refit with Life Certification (MRLC).
  • It is Rs. 2725 crore joint venture. The deal is aimed at inducting the INS Shankush warship with enhanced combat capability into the Indian Navy by 2026.

A distribution agreement has been entered into between HPC and ADNOC to expand the lubricant oil business.
  • ADNOC Distribution has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) to further expand their lubricants business in other potential markets between UAE and India.
  • The agreement is aimed at enhancing and strengthening the performance of both companies’ local market capabilities and maintaining infrastructure in their overseas lubricant oil operations.

The Philippine government has approved a renewed aviation research and services agreement with India.
  • Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique A. Manalo and Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar at the 5th India-Philippines Joint Committee on Bilateral Cooperation held in New Delhi on June 29.
  • During the event, the two sides agreed to work together on security, maritime security, counter-terrorism and transnational crime. The Secretary of State also announced at this meeting,  that the Philippines has approved a renewed Aeronautical Research and Services Agreement with India.

India-Tanzania Joint Defense Cooperation Committee meeting held in Arusha.
  • The second edition of the Joint Security Cooperation Committee meeting between India and the African country of Tanzania concluded on June 29 in Arusha.
  • A five-year roadmap was agreed upon between the two sides for cooperation between the two countries in defense cooperation, covering initiatives ranging from capacity building, maritime cooperation, infrastructure development and sharing of defense equipment and cooperation in technology.

 International news

The British Prime Minister has honored a 101-year-old Sikh with the Points of Light award.
  • British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak honored Rajinder Singh Dutt, one of the last surviving Sikh soldiers who fought at critical moments in World War II, with the “Points of Light Award” at the UK-India Week reception at 10-Downing Street on June 28.
  • Joining the British Indian Army during World War II, he rose to the rank of Havildar Major (Sergeant Major) in 1943 through various efforts. He was recognized with this prestigious award for his tireless efforts during his tenure and for organizing the association “Undivided Indian Soldiers” to unite British Indian war veterans.

The World Bank has approved a US$ 700 million loan to Sri Lanka.
  • In a major boost to crisis-hit Sri Lanka, the World Bank has approved a significant loan of $700 million.
  • The World Bank said that of the funds approved through this approval, approximately $500 million will be earmarked for budget support and the remaining $200 million will be earmarked for providing assistance to those hardest hit by the current crisis.

The Pakistan Cabinet has given initial approval for a $3 billion World Bank loan.
  • Pakistan’s Cabinet has given initial approval for a US$3 billion World Bank loan to help Pakistan tackle its dire economic situation.
  • The World Bank said that through this financial loan, the economic burden of Pakistan, especially the people there, will be eased and the economic situation will return from abnormal to normal.

New Zealand has announced its first ban on plastic bags used in supermarkets.
  • New Zealand has become the first country to ban the thin plastic bags used by customers in supermarkets to collect their fruit and vegetables and other items.
  • The government has announced that the new ban will be extended to plastic straws and phase 2 plastic products. And it is significant that the government has already banned thick elastics in 2019.


Appointment of former Bharti Airtel MD and CEO Manoj Kohli as Senior Advisor.
  • Deloitte on June 29 announced the appointment of industry veteran and former executive Manoj Kohli as senior advisor.
  • With this appointment as a senior consultant at Deloitte, Kohli will leverage his extensive business and industry knowledge in his new role to help strengthen the firm’s presence globally and in South Asia, a Deloitte statement said.


‘Big Impact Award 2023’ has been conferred on the renowned businessman.
  • Renowned businessman Dr. Sanjeev Juneja has been awarded the “Big Impact Award 2023” at the Big FM Awards in Shimla.
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presented the award for outstanding and unique contribution to the field.

Sports news

India has won the Asian Kabaddi Champion title for the eighth time.
  • Team India won the title against Iran in the much-anticipated final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship held on June 30 at Seok Dong Cultural Center, Dong-Eui Technology Complex, Busan, South Korea.
  • India won the final match against Iran by 42-32 points and it is notable that India has won the title for the eighth time in nine editions.

Economic News

A deal has been struck between Brazil’s largest startup Pismo and Visa.
  • American credit card major Visa has signed a deal to acquire Brazil’s renowned fintech startup Pismo for a valuation of $1 billion (over ₹8,204 crores).
  • The deal is aimed at further enhancing the value of Visa and the decision has been made to address various issues. And it’s Visa’s first major acquisition since 2021, when it bought European open banking platform Tink and UK business lender CurrencyCloud, according to economists.

Important day

world asteroid day 2023
  • In 1908, a large asteroid explosion occurred at Siberia in Russia, covering nearly 2,150 square kilometers of Siberian forest. This day is dedicated to commemorate this tragic event.
  • World Asteroid Day is observed on June 30 every year with the aim of educating people around the world about asteroids and raising awareness of their scientific understanding.

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