Current Affairs – June 03 2023
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Current Affairs – June 03 2023
1. Ghanaian writer and feminist Ama Ata Aidoo passes away at 81
Ama Ata Aidoo, the iconic Ghanaian writer whose classics The Dilemma of a Ghost and Changes were taught to children in West African schools for decades, has died aged 81.
The death of the playwright and poet who was famous for her feminist ideals was announced on Wednesday in a short statement by her family.
2. WMO gets Celeste Saulo as its 1st female Secretary-General
Celeste Saulo of Argentina has been appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Saulo won a landslide vote at the UN Climate and weather agency’s Congress in Geneva. Saulo has served as the director of Argentina’s National Meteorological Service since 2014.
The leadership election of the World Meteorological Congress takes place every four years. The agency plays a key role in coordinating international meteorological work. It relies on satellites and thousands of weather stations to measure key parameters of the atmosphere, land and ocean.
3. Coromandel Express Derails and Collides with Two Other Trains in Odisha
A devastating train accident occurred in Odisha, resulting in a tragic triple train crash involving Coromandel Express and two other trains. The incident claimed the lives of at least 233 people and left approximately 900 injured.
The details surrounding the cause of the Coromandel Express derailment and subsequent collisions are still under investigation. The state government has declared a day of mourning, and rescue operations are underway to aid the victims and their families.
Coromandel Express Collision
The Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, bound for Chennai, collided with the derailed coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express. The impact of the collision resulted in further damage and casualties.
4. India, Vietnam hold 3rd Maritime Security Dialogue in New Delhi
India and Vietnam recently held the 3rd Maritime Security Dialogue in New Delhi, underscoring their commitment to sustaining a secure maritime environment amidst growing Chinese aggression in the region.
The dialogue brought together senior officials from both countries, focusing on reinforcing regional and international mechanisms to enhance comprehensive maritime security.
This article explores the significance of the maritime security dialogue and the various aspects that make maritime cooperation between India and Vietnam crucial.
5. Dubai Emerges as India’s Top Choice for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
According to the latest fDi Markets Report and the Dubai FDI Monitor, Dubai has secured its position as the leading destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) from India in the calendar year 2022.
India ranked among the top five source countries for announced FDI projects and estimated FDI capital in Dubai, solidifying the emirate’s appeal to Indian investors.
This article examines the key findings and highlights the sectors and trends contributing to this growing partnership.
6. Shalini Singh becomes the first female NCC cadet to complete mountaineering course
Shalini Singh made history as she completed the mountaineering course in the Himalayan area of Uttarakhand as the country’s first female NCC cadet.
Shalini Singh, a 20-year-old NCC cadet from Lucknow, has become the first female cadet in India to complete the advanced mountaineering course.
She scaled a 15,400-foot peak in the Dring Valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand as part of the course.
7. World Bicycle Day 2023: Date, Theme, Significance and History
World Bicycle Day is an annual event celebrated on June 3rd. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018 to recognize the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
World Bicycle Day: Theme
The theme for this year’s World Bicycle Day is “Riding Together for a Sustainable Future.”
World Bicycle Day- History
World Bicycle Day was first marked on June 3, 2018, when the United Nations first adopted a resolution during the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in April.
8. India set to remain as the UAE’s largest export destination by 2030
India is set to remain the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest export destination by 2030, according to a new report by Standard Chartered.
The report, titled “Future of Trade: New opportunities in high-growth corridors”, forecasts that the UAE’s exports will reach around USD 543 billion by 2030, showcasing a robust annual growth rate of 5.5 percent.
The report also highlights that trade corridors anchored in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are expected to outpace the global trade growth rate by almost four percentage points, propelling the combined trade volume in these regions to an astounding USD 14.4 trillion, accounting for 44 percent of global trade by 2030.
9. UAE Wins Presidency of World Meteorological Organization
Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been elected as the new President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for a four-year term from 2023 to 2027.
Dr. Al Mandous was elected by the representatives of WMO’s 193 member states and territories who have convened in Geneva, Switzerland as part of the 19th session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-19), the supreme body of WMO being held from May 22 to June 2.