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Today Top Current Affairs 26 June 2023

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National News

3rd G-20 meeting of Infrastructure Working Group to begin in Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand, the third G-20 meeting of the Infrastructure Working Group will be held at Narendranagar from tomorrow to the 28th of this month. The three-day conference of the Working Group on Infrastructure aims to deliberate on challenges of the country’s infrastructure and new technology and a high-level seminar on the road map to sustainable cities.

International News

Five-day Haj rituals commence in Saudi Arabia

The annual five-day Haj ritual started in Saudi Arabia with over one lakh 75 thousand pilgrims from India participating in the full-fledged pilgrimage after three years due to the pandemic. The pilgrims started their journey from the holy city of Mecca to assemble in Mina.

State News

Anurag Thakur launched the initiative ‘Bharat in Paris’

Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched the “Bharat in Paris” campaign at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on June 23rd, 2023. The “Bharat in Paris” campaign aims to promote various sports across India to promote the Paris Olympics. the 2024 Olympic Games will be conducted in Paris, the capital of France, between July 26 and August 11th, 2023.

DGP C. Sylendra Babu launched a program called “Imaigal”

Tamil Nadu Director General of Police DGP C. Sylendra Babu launched a program known as “Imaigal”, aimed at protecting boys and girls at a conference on the protection of girl children held in Chennai on June 23rd, 2023. The program called “Imaigal” aims to create awareness among people to protect girls from sexual crimes and ensure the safety of girls in schools.

Awards News

Ambedkar Law University got the Best State University Award

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University was honored with the Best State University Award by Tamil Nadu Dairy Minister Posted by Mano Thangaraj on June 23rd, 2023. The Confederation of Industry and Trade Associations in association with The New Indian Express hosted the event at the Tamil Nadu Higher Education Summit in Chennai.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023

The Sahitya Akademi organization released the list of 22 Pal Sahitya Puraskar awardees and 20 Yuva Puraskar awardees for this year on June 24th, 2023. In the Hindi language category, Suryanath Singh received the Paul Sahitya Puraskar for his short story collection ‘Koduk App‘ and in Marathi, Eknath Avhad received the Paul Sahitya Puraskar for his film ‘Chhand Dei Aanand‘.

Sports News

India’s medals tally at Special Olympics World Games goes up to 96 with 33 Gold

In Judo, Suhalia Parveen won silver India’s first medal in the event at the Games. At the Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin, Germany, India’s medal tally has gone up to 96 with 33 Gold. On a rainy day that led to cancellations and postponements of almost all outdoor events, India’s roller skaters won plenty of medals. The Indian contingent added nine medals to the tally with 3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze.

Important Days

United Nations International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture 2023

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is celebrated on June 26 every year across the globe. As per the United Nations, torture exists in all parts of the world, despite the total ban under international law. “According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances.

  • In 1987, The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment generally known as the Torture Agreement, entered into force on June 26th.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2023

Every year, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26th, aimed at raising awareness towards drug abuse and illegal dealing. the day aims to create awareness regarding the negative effects of drug abuse and illegal trade in the same. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed to bring attention to the possible harm that drug abuse causes to individuals, families, and even communities.

  • UNODC announced the theme for 2023 as ‘People first: Stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention’.

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