Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 14, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 14, 2021.

INDIA

– Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit: PM Modi takes part in two sessions titled ‘Building Back Together—Open Societies and Economies’ and ‘Building Back Greener: Climate and Nature’
– India begins ‘Extension of Hospitals’ project to fight Covid, will plug a major health infrastructure gap
– Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Indira Hridayesh of Congress dies at 80

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Defence Minister approves budgetary support of ₹498.8 crore to Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) challenge under the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) for the next five years

WORLD

– International Albinism Awareness Day observed on June 13, theme: “Strength Beyond All Odds”
FRENCH OPEN TENNIS WINNERS
– Novak Djokovic (Serbia): Men’s Singles
– Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic):  Women’s Singles
– Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic): Women’s Doubles
– Nicolas Mahut & Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France): Men’s Doubles
– Desirae Krawczyk (US) & Joe Salisbury (UK): Mixed Doubles

SPORTS

– Former India all-rounder Vinoo Mankad inducted to International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall Of Fame; played 44 Tests, scored 2,109 runs and took 162 wickets
– Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS) launched for training of Indian athletes for 2024 Olympics
– Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women’s 53kg freestyle at the Poland Ranking Series Wrestling in Warsaw
– Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown breaks world record in women’s 100-meter backstroke at 57.45 seconds
– Nirmal Kaur, former captain of the Indian women’s volleyball team, dies in Mohali at 85

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