The International Day of Women in Diplomacy, observed annually on June 24th, recognizes the crucial role of women in shaping international relations and promoting peace. Women have participated in diplomacy for centuries, yet their contributions have often been overlooked. In 1945, women played a vital role in drafting and signing the United Nations Charter

International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23rd every year. It marks the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. This day celebrates the Olympic spirit and encourages people to get involved in sports.

  • First celebrated on June 23, 1948
  • Honors Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the modern Olympic Games
  • Aims to promote Olympic values of excellence, respect, and friendship

The theme for International Olympic Day 2024 is “Let’s Move and Celebrate.” This theme encourages everyone to be active and enjoy the joy of movement.

The United Nations observes International Widows’ Day on June 23rd each year.  For millions of women around the world, losing a partner is just the beginning of a long battle for basic rights and dignity.

This day aims to:

  1. Draw attention to widows’ voices and experiences
  2. Generate support for their unique needs
  3. Promote action towards achieving full rights and recognition

World Rainforest Day is celebrated annually on June 22nd. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of rainforests and encourage their protection and conservation. The day was first observed in 2017 by the Rainforest Partnership.

The theme for World Rainforest Day 2024 is “Empowering the World in Defense of Our Rainforests.”

In a thrilling display of skill and strategy, Max Verstappen secured victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, further solidifying his position atop the Formula 1 drivers championship.

Telugu Desam Party’s Narsipatnam MLA C. Ayyanna Patrudu was elected unanimously as the Speaker of the 16th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on June 22, 2024. Mr. Ayyanna Patrudu’s election was a mere formality as no other MLA filed a nomination for the Speaker’s post to challenge him.

The government has appointed Girija Subramanian as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the largest general insurer, New India Assurance. Subramanian holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics. She is a fellow member of the Insurance Institute of India and also an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London.

On June 23, 2024, Kozhikode made history by becoming the first UNESCO City of Literature in India. This prestigious recognition highlights the city’s rich literary heritage and cultural significance.

Uttar Pradesh is set to establish the world’s first conservation and breeding centre for Asian king vultures or red-headed vultures in Maharajganj. The facility will improve the population of critically endangered species listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list since 2007. The centre is named Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre.

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the ‘Fast Track Immigration – Trusted Traveller Programme’ at Terminal-3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi June 22. Union Home Secretary and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Times of India is the most trusted major news media brand in India, according to a 47-country survey conducted by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), Oxford University. The survey, released as part of Digital News Report 2024, an annual publication by the institute, found TOI had a trust score of 71. TOI had also topped the survey in 2021 and 2022. The most trusted brand in the UK, BBC News, had a trust score of 62 and the most trusted paper in that country, Financial Times, scored 57.

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