Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: June 23, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 23, 2022

INDIA

– Former Jharkhand Governor & Odisha minister Draupadi Murmu named candidate of be BJP-led NDA for Presidential polls
– Australian Deputy PM and Minister for Defence Richard Marles visits India
– EAM S. Jaishankar to lead Indian delegation to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda from June 22 to 25
– PM addresses BRICS Business Forum virtually
– Centre flags off Bharat Gaurav train connecting India and Nepal operating on the Ramayana Circuit
– ‘Jyotirgamaya’ festival showcasing talent of unsung performers being held in New Delhi
– Illegal to use police personnel as orderlies for domestic work: Madras HC

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India had current account deficit of 1.2% of GDP in 2021-22; had surplus of 0.9% in 2020-21: RBI
– Country’s foreign exchange reserves rose by USD 30.3 billion in 2021-22: RBI
– RBI stops non-bank payment instrument (PPI) issuers from loading wallets, cards via credit lines
– Yes Bank launches FDs linked to repo rate
– India stands 4th in global gold recycling; recycled 75 tonnes in 2021: WGC
– Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai inaugurates largest IKEA store in India

WORLD

– Afghanistan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Paktika province; over 900 killed
– Russia warns Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned rail transfer of some goods to Kaliningrad
– South Korea launches first satellite with homegrown Nuri rocket
– Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter deal gets board endorsement
– UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks to move from China’s Kunming to Montreal over pandemic-related delays

SPORTS

– Former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar becomes first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA).

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