Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 11, 2021


– Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 report
– Total Enrolment in Higher Education stands at 3.85 crore in 2019-20
– Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), the percentage of students belonging to the eligible age group enrolled in Higher Education, in 2019-20 is 27.1%
– Gender Parity Index (GPI) in Higher Education in 2019-20 improved to 1.01 (1.00 in 2018-19)
– Pupil Teacher Ratio in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 26.
– The number of students pursuing PhD in 2019-20 is 2.03 lakh
–  The Total Number of Teachers stands at 15,03,156 comprising of 57.5% male and 42.5% female.


– Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan addresses the first meeting of the World Health Organization High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy Platform of Action
– Director General of Health Services (DGHC) issues guidelines for treatment of Covid-19 in children, discourages use of Remdesivir
– Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77; 5 of his films won National Film Award for Best Feature Film


– India’s agriculture exports increase 17.34% at $41.25 billion in 2020-21
– RBI hikes interchange fee per ATM transaction from Rs 15 to Rs 17 for financial transactions and from Rs 5 to Rs 6 for non-financial transactions
– IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) appoints former SC judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri as Chairman of OTT players’ grievance redressal board
– ICMR approves ‘CoviFind’ Rapid Antigen Test kit for COVID-19 made by Gujarat-based Meril Diagnostics
– Govt allows LPG customers to have a choice of distributor for LPG refill


– U.S. to buy and donate 500 million Pfizer vaccines to developing countries from August onwards
– US revokes ban on Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat
– UNGA President-elect Abdulla Shahid appoints India’s K. Nagaraj Naidu as Chef de Cabinet
– EAM Dr S Jaishankar holds discussion with Kuwaiti counterpart Dr Ahmed Nasser Mohammed Al Sabah in Kuwait City


– Asian Games (1998) gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh dies at 42; won Arjuna award in 1998 and Padma Shri in 2013




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