Latest Current Affairs Around World

Here are some of the top current affairs as of today, June 28, 2023:

  • India launches Nandi portal to grant NOC for veterinary drugs, vaccines. The government has launched a new portal called Nandi to grant no objection certificates (NOCs) for veterinary drugs and vaccines. The portal aims to streamline the NOC process and make it more efficient.
  • ASEAN to hold first-ever joint military exercise in South China Sea. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to hold its first-ever joint military exercise in the South China Sea. The exercise, which will be held in August, is aimed at promoting cooperation and coordination between ASEAN member states.
  • Burmese peacock softshell turtles hatch in Myanmar. A clutch of Burmese peacock softshell turtles has hatched in Myanmar, bringing hope for the survival of this critically endangered species. The turtles were hatched at a conservation center in Yangon.
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis wins Greece’s national elections. Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the New Democracy party has won Greece’s national elections, securing a clear majority. Mitsotakis’s victory marks a significant margin between him and the second-place Syriza party, the widest in almost 50 years.
  • CoWIN portal data leak: Delhi police arrest Bihar man and minor. The Delhi police have arrested a Bihar man and a minor in connection with the data leak from the CoWIN portal. The two men are accused of selling the personal details of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries.
  • India’s first Omicron-specific mRNA booster vaccine: GEMCOVAC-OM. Bharat Biotech has developed India’s first Omicron-specific mRNA booster vaccine, GEMCOVAC-OM. The vaccine is currently undergoing clinical trials and is expected to be available in the coming months.
  • Supreme Court directs Centre to consider renaming ‘Aadhaar’. The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to consider renaming the Aadhaar scheme and to remove the word ‘Aadhaar’ from all government schemes and documents. The court said that the word ‘Aadhaar’ has become synonymous with the Unique Identification Number (UIN) and that the scheme should be renamed to reflect its broader purpose.
  • India’s first transgender mayor takes office. Kalpana Ramesh has become India’s first transgender mayor, taking office in the town of Nilambur in Kerala. Ramesh is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and has been a vocal advocate for the rights of transgender people.
  • Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover faces new hurdles. Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter has faced new hurdles, with several major shareholders expressing concerns about the deal. The shareholders, who collectively own about 15% of Twitter, have asked for more information about Musk’s plans for the company.
  • China’s economy slows down in Q2 2023. China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in over two years in the second quarter of 2023, as the country grapples with a number of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter, down from 4.8% in the first quarter.

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