Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 17, 2021

INDIA

– MoU signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Culture and Tourism for Cooperation in Development of National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal in Gujarat
– Twitter appoints interim Chief Compliance Officer for India as mandated under new IT rules
– IIT Bombay Hosts Conference of BRICS Network Universities as part of 13th BRICS Summit
– Statue of Colonel B Santosh Babu, who had lost his life during the India-China face-off at Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15, 2020, inaugurated in Suryapet town of Telangana

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts comes into effect from June 16; jewellers in 256 districts will be allowed to sell only 14, 18 and 22 carats of gold jewellery
– TRAI launches TV Channel Selector web portal for people to check, modify subscription
– Union Cabinet approves nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilisers
– NHAI makes drone survey mandatory for all national highway projects
– Cabinet approves Deep Ocean Mission to explore deep ocean for resources; Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be the nodal ministry
– ADB, India sign $484 million loan to upgrade road network in Tamil Nadu industrial corridor

WORLD

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh participates in ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) via video conferencing
– PM Modi delivers keynote address at the 5th edition of VivaTech through video conferencing
– International Day of Family Remittances observed on June 16. Theme: ‘Recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion’

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