Daily Current Affairs 27th June, 2023

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Gautam Adani launches ‘Jeetenge Hum’ with 1983 Heroes
The Adani Group celebrated its Foundation Day, honoring the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup. The event, dubbed “Adani Day,” took place on the 61st birthday of the group’s founder, Gautam Adani.

  • The Adani Group launched the “Jeetenge Hum” campaign during the event, with the goal of rallying support for Team India and boosting morale ahead of the upcoming ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.

Assam’s first underwater tunnel to be constructed between Numaligarh and Gohpur 
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently announced the construction of Assam’s first-ever underwater tunnel, connecting Numaligarh and Gohpur. This groundbreaking project, estimated to cost Rs 6,000 crores, will be the first rail-road tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in northeast India.

  • The construction of an underwater tunnel under the Brahmaputra River holds immense significance for Assam and the northeastern region. By connecting the north and south banks of the river, the tunnel will significantly improve connectivity between Numaligarh and Gohpur, making travel more convenient and efficient.With a length of approx 15 kilometres, it will bring about a transformational change in the transportation infrastructure of the region.

1,000-year-old’ Jaina sculptures found fitted to sluice near Hyderabad
Two square pillars with Jain Tirthankara sculptures and inscriptions, which showed the existence of a Jain monastery nearby, during the 9th-10th centuries CE, were recently found in a village on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

  • The two pillars, one of granite and another of black basalt, bore four Jaina Tirthankaras, namely Adinatha, Neminatha, Parsvanatha and Vardhamana Mahavira seated in meditation on their four sides and decorated with ‘Keerthimukhas’ on the top.
  • There are inscriptions in Telugu-Kannada script on both the slabs which could not be deciphered as they are fitted in the masonry walls of the sluice of the village tank.

IAF conducts exercise ‘Ranvijay’ with focus on integrating Day & Night Operations
The Indian Air Force recently concluded Exercise Ranvijay, a series of integrated wargames aimed at enhancing the skills of fighter pilots.

  • The exercise, which took place from June 16 to June 23 in the UB Hills and Central Air Command Area of Responsibility, focused on executing full spectrum operations with an emphasis on integrated operations and the optimal utilization of the Air Force’s electronic warfare capabilities.


Multilateral Development Banks and WHO launch new Investment Platform to strengthen Primary Health Care Services
In a landmark development aimed at investing in and strengthening essential, climate and crisis-resilient primary health care (PHC) services in low- and low-and-middle income countries (LICs and LMICs), three multilateral development banks have joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch the new Health Impact Investment Platform.

  • The Platform, launched during the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact being held in Paris, will make an initial €1.5 billion available to LICs and LMICs in concessional loans and grants to expand the reach and scope of their PHC services, especially for the most vulnerable and underserved populations and communities.
  • The African Development Bank (AfDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and WHO are the Platform’s founding members. WHO will act as the Platform’s policy coordinator, responsible for ensuring alignment of financing decisions with national health priorities and strategies.

Just 2.4 percent of climate funds to be used as supporting child-responsive activities: new report
Children are being failed by climate funding commitments, despite bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, according to a new report from members of the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI) coalition; Plan International, Save the Children, and UNICEF.

  • Just 2.4 percent of key global climate funds can be classified as supporting child-responsive activities, the report finds. According to UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index, more than a billion children are at extremely high risk of the impacts of the climate crisis.
  • The study, Falling short: addressing the climate finance gap for children used a set of three criteria to assess if climate finance from key multilateral climate funds (MCFs) serving the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement were: addressing the distinct and heightened risks they experience from the climate crisis, strengthening the resilience of child-critical social services and empowering children as agents of change.


Infosys signs $454-million deal with Danske Bank
Infosys has announced a long-term collaboration with Danske Bank to drive the bank’s digital transformation ambitions with speed and scale. The projected agreement worth is $454 million for a 5-year term with the possibility to renew for an extra year up to three times.

  • This agreement, according to the company’s exchange filing, shall help Danske Bank accomplish its strategic priorities of enhanced client experiences, operational excellence, and a modernised technological environment powered by next-generation technologies.


Alappuzha doctor K. Venugopal bags IMA award
Dr. K. Venugopal, chief consultant in respiratory medicine at General Hospital, Alappuzha, has been selected for an award instituted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to commemorate National Doctors’ Day on July 1.

  • A statement issued by the IMA recently noted that Dr. Venugopal was selected under the category of community service. He will receive the award at a function to be held at IMA headquarters in New Delhi.

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan receives honorary doctorate in UK
Noted singer and music composer Shankar Mahadevan was conferred with an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University (BCU) in London, England, to celebrate his contribution to music and the arts.

  • The 56-year-old, who is best known for songs like ‘Breathless’, ‘Mitwa’ and ‘Lakshya’, was honoured by the BCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden at the ceremony.


Pune’s IUCAA team develops space telescope to capture ultraviolet imaging of Sun
The city-based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has developed a unique space telescope Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT). The telescope was delivered to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and will be integrated with the ADITYA-L1 mission as an essential instrument in its array.

  • It will then be launched along with the satellite to fly 15 lakh kilometres towards the Sun (to the L1 point) and provide regular images and updates about the Sun’s surface phenomena and space weather.

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