Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 13, 2021

INDIA

– Rajnath Singh approves policy on archiving, declassification & compilation of war/operations histories after 25 years
– First batch of three Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III inducted into the Indian Coast Guard (ICG); manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
– Govt. refuses to exempt digital news content of TV channels and print media from the ambit of the IT Rules, 2021
– Execute ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, Supreme Court tells West Bengal Govt.
– NCPEDP (National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People) announces fellowship on disability issues for the differently-abled youth
– Telangana: Former TRS minister Eatala Rajender resigns as MLA after land encroachment allegations
– Mukesh Sharma, a professor at IIT-Kanpur, appointed honorary member of WHO Global Air Pollution and Health-Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG)
– Vice-President of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Swami Shivamayanandaji dies in Kolkata at 86
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Exemptions and GST reductions on COVID-related equipment and drugs extended till September

WORLD

– G7 Leaders’ Summit being held in Carbis Bay, England from June 11 to 13
– G7 leaders announce “Build Back Better World” (B3W) project aimed at competing with China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative
– G7 leaders announce “Carbis Bay Declaration” commitments to curb future pandemics after Covid-19
– Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon elected to UNSC for 2-year term beginning January 1, 2022
– Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan appointed new Secretary General of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
– World Day Against Child Labour observed on June 12; theme: ‘Act now: end child labour!’
– Saudi Arabia restricts annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens because of Covid-19
– Megha Rajagopalan (Indian-origin journalist), Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News wins Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for exposing internment camps secretly built by China for detaining Muslims in Xinjiang region
– China-Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital inaugurated in Polonnaruwa
– Ghana plants 5 million trees in a single day to combat deforestation
International Energy Agency (IEA) unveils report ‘Financing Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging and Developing Economies’

SPORTS

– Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova wins women’s singles title at French Open tennis

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