Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 12, 2021


– UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) India lauds Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP), recommends replication in other parts of the world
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates two centres of excellence of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in New Delhi: CoERSA (Centre of Excellence for Road Safety and Awareness) and CoERBAT (Centre of Excellence for Roads, Bridges, Air Fields and Tunnels)
– National Security Guard (NSG) and the Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) sign MoU for cooperation and collaboration
– RRU is an institute set up under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
– Environmentalist Sunita Narain appointed to an international advisory group for climate action by Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation
– Neurologist and Padma Shri recipient Dr Ashok Panagariya dies at 71
– Padma Shri awardee environmentalist Professor Radha Mohan dies at 78
– ICMR to start national sero surveys to assess COVID-19 spread: Health ministry


– Road Transport and Highways Ministry notifies rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centres; should have simulators and dedicated driving test track
– SBI offers collateral-free Kavach personal loans for Covid-stressed customers; maximum of Rs 5 lakh loan can be availed at 8.5% per annum for a period of 5 years
– Foreign exchange reserves (USD 605.008 billion) cross the USD 600 billion mark for the first time in the week ended June 4,
– India, Kuwait sign MoU for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers
– Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), rose 134.4% in April 2021


– China passes legislation banning “defamation” of military personnel
– U.S. repatriates 27 stolen antiquities to Cambodia valued at about USD 3.8 million


– Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia creates new world record in women’s 10,000m at 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds
– India’s Neeraj Chopra wins gold in men’s javelin throw (83.18m) at City of Lisbon athletics meet in Portugal




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