Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 16, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 16, 2021

INDIA

– Centre issues new guidelines to regulate attendance in govt offices; all officers at the level of Under Secretary and above to attend offices on all working days from June 16 until June 30
– SC orders closure of case against two Italian marines accused of killing 2 Kerala fishermen in 2012
– Bihar-based LJP (Lok Janshakti Party) implodes, five Lok sabha MPs oust Chirag Paswan as leader, elect Pashupati Kumar Paras
– Centre probing charges of over a lakh fake COVID tests during Kumbh Mela in Haridwar
– Rajasthan govt. to set up Vedic Education and Sanskar Board to revive the knowledge of ancient Sanskrit scriptures
– EAM S. Jaishankar discusses bilateral cooperation with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha
– EAM S. Jaishankar inaugurates renovated Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Library in Nairobi, Kenya

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Canara Bank to be lead sponsor of NARCL (National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited) or bad bank, to pick up 12% stake
– RBI proposes to lift interest rate cap on microfinance institutions
– RBI bans DHFL from taking deposits under Piramal Group management, reclassifies it as non-deposit taking housing finance company
– Financial wealth in India grew 11 per cent to USD 3.4 trillion in 2020: BCG
– Centre allocates 78,000 tonnes of FCI (Food Corporation of India) rice for ethanol production
– Govt simplifies registration process for MSMEs; Only PAN card and Aadhaar required now
– Finance Ministry officials to hold meeting with Infosys on issues and glitches in recently launched e-filing portal on June 22
– Centre invites objections and suggestions on draft rules relating to Employee’s Compensation under Code on Social Security, 2020
– “NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil” launched; NAFED is National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd
– Shipping Ministry and Civil Aviation Ministry signs MoU for development of Sea Plane Services in India

WORLD

– World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed on June 15
– Soldiers from India and Sri Lanka serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) presented medals
– NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge
– Covid: WHO urges countries to bridge $16 bn funding gap for ACT (Access to COVID-19 Tools) Accelerator
– UK’s PM Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison agree on free trade agreement (FTA)
– NATO nations expand defence clause to jointly respond to attacks in space
– China, India and Pakistan expanding their nuclear arsenals: SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)

SPORTS

– Football: India end FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in Doha
– India’s D. Gukesh wins $15,000 Gelfand Challenge chess title

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