Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 1, 2021.

INDIA

– There is digital divide: SC tells Centre on mandatory CoWIN registration for Covid-19 vaccination

– SC protects Telugu channels TV5 and ABN from any coercive action by the AP govt. for their reportage of the COVID-19 pandemic

– Central Vista essential project, work to continue, rules Delhi High Court

– Delhi High Court gives Twitter 3 weeks to comply with Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

– West Bengal: Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay retired, appointed Advisor to CM Mamata Banerjee

– Kerala Assembly passes resolution seeking recall of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel

– Maharashtra govt extends EWS (economically weaker section) quota to Marathas

– AP Govt. to set up 30 skill development colleges, 1 skill development university

– UP Govt. announces Rs 10 lakh financial aid for family members of journalists who died due to COVID-19

– Justice Vikramjit Sen to head Digital Media Content Regulatory Council of IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Fiscal deficit for 2020-21 at 9.3% of GDP, revenue deficit at 7.42% of GDP: Govt. data

– India’s GDP grows 1.6% in fourth quarter, contracts 7.3% in 2020-21: Govt. data

– Eight core sectors’ output grows 56% in April on low base effect

– IIT-Ropar develops AmbiTAG, India’s first indigenous temperature data logger for cold chain management

– Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP)

– Defence Minister approves proposal to procure 108 items only from indigenous sources

– CII elects Tata Steel CEO and MD T V Narendran as its new president

– CBDT chairman PC Mody retires, CBDT member Jagannath Mohapatra to discharge duties of chairman for 3 months

WORLD

– Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 Summit hosted by South Korea.

– World No Tobacco Day observed on May 31, theme: ‘Commit to Quit’.

– In major break from past, China allows couples to have three children.

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