India ranks 127 in Gender Gap Index 2023.

  • According to a Gender Gap Index 2023, released by World Economic Forum, India has been ranked 127 out of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2023, up by 8 positions from 135 in 2022.
  • The report reflects an improvement of 1.4% points.
  • India's neighboring countries rank: Bangladesh (59), Bhutan (103), China (107), and Pakistan (142)
  • For the 14th year running, Iceland (91.2%) takes the top position.
  • While Norway ranked 2nd, followed by Finland, and Sweden.

India beat Bangladesh to win the 2023 Women's Emerging Asia Cup title.

  • The India U-23 women's team won the 2023 Women's Emerging Asia Cup T20 title after defeating Bangladesh in the final held at the Mission Round Ground in Hong Kong.
  • India has scored 127 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.
  • India's Kanika Ahuja was named the Player of the Match, who stayed not out on 30 off 23 with four fours in the final.
  • While India's Shreyanka Patil was named the Player of the Series, as she was the highest-wicket taker.

Surat has set a new Guinness World Record in the Yoga event.

  • The city of Gujarat, Surat has set a Guinness World Record with over 1.53 lakh people participating in a yoga event at one place on the International Day of Yoga (IDY), organized on 21st June.
  • Guinness officials handed over the certificate to chief minister Bhupendra Patel at the venue.
  • Two 4km-long stretches of roads, each around 300 meters wide, connecting the Y junction were covered with carpet for participants
  • The participants were divided into groups of 1,000 each

UNDP partners with DAY-NULM towards empowering women entrepreneurs.

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined hands with India's Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • Reason: To empower women to make well-informed career choices in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • The partnership will provide support for women looking to start and expand their own enterprises, particularly in sectors such as the care economy, digital economy, electric mobility, waste management, food packaging, and more.

UK's Lloyds Banking Group to set up tech center in Hyderabad.

  • Lloyds Banking Group, one of the UK’s largest financial services providers, would set up a technology center in Hyderabad.
  • The group, which has brands such as Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland under its belt, is planning to expand its digital capabilities through the tech center.
  • It won’t offer banking services in the country, rather it will focus on using technology and digital data, and analytics capabilities to drive innovation and end-to-end product delivery

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