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Today Top Current Affairs 20th June 2023

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National News

Gandhi Peace Prize announced to Gita Press, Gorakhpur

The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021 will be conferred on Gita Press, Gorakhpur in recognition of its outstanding contribution towards social, economic, and political transformation through non-violent and other Gandhian methods. Gandhi Peace Prize 2021, recognizes the important and unparalleled contribution of Gita Press, in contributing to the collective upliftment of humanity, which personifies Gandhian living in the true sense.

  • Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the Government of India in 1995, on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as a tribute to the ideals espoused by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The award has been opened to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed, or gender.

State News

An MoU between UP govt and Khan Academy India to “Improve Students’ Mathematical Skills”

The Uttar Pradesh state government and Khan Academy India, a renowned private institution signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to improve the “Mathematics learning capacity of over 5,00,000 students” in nearly 48,000 government schools.

  • The Progame aims to offer “High-quality mathematics learning in Hindi and English to students and teachers in the basic education sector” in both government and private schools.

First Infinity Center of Kerala Start-up Mission(KSUM) in Dubai

On June 18th, 2023, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the first Infinity Center of Kerala Start-up Mission(KSUM) in Dubai. Kerala Start-up Mission(KSUM) aims to set up common goals across the globe to strengthen the ecosystem through new start-up companies.

National Yoga Olympiad to be organized in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Government will conduct the National Yoga Olympiad at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh on June 21, the flagship 9th International Conference of Yoga. On June 2023, Governor Mangu Bhai Patel inaugurated the National Yoga Olympiad in Bhopal.

Sports News

Indian archer Won gold at Archery World Cup 2023

Indian archer Abhishek Verma received the gold medal in the men’s individual final at this year’s Archery World Cup Volume 3 held in Medellin, Colombia. Abhishek beat American James Lutz 148-146 in the final on June 18th, 2023 to secure India’s second gold in the medal tally.

India won the Intercontinental Cup for the 2nd time with a score of 2-0.

India won the Intercontinental Cup for the second time in its history by defeating Lebanon 2-0 in the final at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar. In 2019, India finished fourth in the previous edition of the tournament.

The Indian pair won the men’s doubles title at Indonesia Open

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won the men’s doubles title at the Indonesia Open on June 18, 2023, defeating Malaysia’s Soh Wooi Yik and Aaron Chia. the pair moved up to No. 3 in the BWF World Rankings.

Egypt won the Squash World Cup

Team Egypt won the SDAT-WSF Squash World Cup at Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on June 17th, 2023, defeating Malaysia 2-1 in the final. Egypt also won the World Cup in 2011.

Andy Murray won the 2nd straight grass-court title in the Nottingham Open final

World legend Andy Murray has won his second straight grass-court title ahead of Wimbledon 2023, defeating Arthur Cazaux 6-4 in the Nottingham Open final.

Important Days

World Refugee Day 2023

Every year, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20th across the world. this day commemorates the obstacles refugees – people who have been displaced from their homes and countries of origin because of persecution, conflicts, terrorism, and disasters – face each year. In 2023, the theme is “Hope away from home”. 

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