News For 30th-Jun (Friday)
*Summary of May*
*National news*
1.For the first time, India's defence production has surpassed 1 trillion rupees ($12 billion).
2. . RBI has withdrawn Rs 2,000 currency notes from circulation, allowing people to exchange or deposit them in their bank accounts by Sep '30.
3. To combat GST fraud and protect govt revenue, the Centre and States have initiated a two-month special inspection drive, commencing on May 16, '23 till July 15, '23.
4. After J&K, lithium reserves have been traced in the Degana district of Rajasthan. The quantity of lithium here has not been asessed so far.

*International news*
1.PM Modi has been conferred with the highest honours by Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
2.India's *'Operation Karuna'* delivered humanitarian aid to cyclone-hit Myanmar.
3. PM Modi will be the guest of honour at France’s traditional military parade, which will be held during Bastille Day on 14th July.
4.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 is no longer a global public health emergency.
5. India has extended a $ 1 billion credit line to Sri Lanka for essential imports.
6. India and Russia have agreed to explore the possibility of accepting each other's payment in RuPay and Mir, for ease of payments between the two countries.
7. Indian-American Ajay Banga has become the new president of the World Bank, effective June 2, 2023.

*Defence news*
1. Garud aerospace & Naini aerospace have signed a MOU to produce Advance precision Drones in India under Make in India project, fulfilling the plan of manufacturing 1lakh Indigenous drone by 2024.
2. Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan AVSM, VM took Over As the17th Commander-In-Chief of A&N Command india's only tri service.
3. In a historic first, the Indian Army has inducted five women officers into its Regiment of Artillery.

*Sports news*
1.As per World Athletics, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra has become the new world number one in the men’s javelin throw with 1455 points.
2.Indian archer Prathamesh Jawkar won his first World Cup gold medal in the men's individual compound section by defeating the world number one.
3. The Men's World Boxing Championships were held in Tashkent. Deepak Bhoria (51kg) won silver, Hussamuddin (57kg), and Nishant Dev (71kg) won bronze medals in the semifinals.
4. The Indian shooters, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon won India's first gold medal in the ongoing ISSF World Cup Shotgun 2023, held in Cairo, Egypt.
5.Indian weightlifter, Bindyarani Devi has won the silver in the women's 55kg category at the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023, held in South Korea.
6. Argentina footballer, Lionel Messi has been named the Sportsman of the Year at the 2023 Laureus World Sports Awards.
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