Current Affairs – June 05 2023
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Current Affairs – June 05 2023
1. Veteran actress Sulochana Latkar passes away at 94
Veteran actress Sulochana Latkar has passed away at the age of 94. She has been a part of 300 films, including Hindi and Marathi.
Some of her popular films include Ab Dilli Dur Nahin, Sujata, Aaye Din Bahar Ke, Dil Deke Dekho, Aasha, and Majboor, Nai Roshni, Aayi Milan Ki Bela, Gora Aur Kala, Devar, Bandini amongst others.
2. Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix 2023
Max Verstappen emerged victorious at the Spanish Grand Prix, clinching the pole position and extending his lead in the Formula One championship by 53 points. Red Bull’s dominance continued as they celebrated their seventh consecutive triumph of the season.
Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, secured the second spot for Mercedes but trailed a substantial 24.090 seconds behind Verstappen.
Hamilton’s teammate, George Russell, completed the podium, marking a successful outing for the Mercedes team at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, despite the cloudy yet dry conditions.
3. NIRF 2023: IIT Madras retains top spot for 5th consecutive year
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has retained the top spot in the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2023 for the fifth consecutive year, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked as the best university, according to the Ministry of Education.
IISc Bengaluru has bagged the second spot in the “overall” category followed by IIT Delhi.
4. World Environment Day 2023 is observed on June 05
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our planet.
It was first established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, and since then, over 150 countries participate in various activities to celebrate this day. World Environment Day is an important day to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our planet.
World Environment Day 2023: Theme
The 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, with the theme of “solutions to plastic pollution”.
5. UAE to Host World’s Largest Conservation Conference in 2025
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged victorious in the bid to host the prestigious World Conservation Congress (WCC) in 2025. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has chosen Abu Dhabi as the venue for this momentous event.
The WCC, renowned as the world’s largest gathering of conservationists, is expected to attract over 10,000 delegates from more than 160 countries.
Taking place from October 10-21, 2025, the conference will serve as a critical platform for global environmentalists to address pressing challenges and formulate innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
6. International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2023
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, observed every year on June o4, brings attention to children who experience various forms of aggression.
It serves as a solemn reminder of the suffering endured by countless children globally, regardless of the specific type of abuse they endure.
7. International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2023
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is celebrated on June 5 every year.
The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017 to raise awareness of the problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
8. Dennis Francis elected 78th UNGA president
The 193 UN Member States, elected a veteran diplomat from Trinidad and Tobago, Dennis Francis as the President of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
Francis, who has had a nearly 40-year-career, will take the helm of the UN’s main policy-making body, starting in September.
He was elected by acclamation during a ceremony in the iconic General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York. The General Assembly consists of all 193 UN Member States, all of which have an equal vote.