Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 19, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 19, 2021

INDIA

– PM Modi launches Customised Crash Course programme for COVID-19 Frontline Workers; 1 lakh COVID warriors to be trained in 2-3 months
– NGT forms committee for rejuvenation of Ganga tributaries Varuna and Assi rivers in Varanasi
– Study shows chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75 to 80 per cent after vaccination, says Member Health, NITI Aayog, Dr V K Paul

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Foreign exchange reserves surged by USD 3.074 billion to reach a record high of USD 608.081 billion in the week ended June 11
– CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) ties up with Tata MD, a subsidiary of the Tata Group, to develop mobile testing laboratories to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in rural India

WORLD

– India participating in ‘EUNAVFOR’ joint naval exercise in Gulf of Aden on June 18-19
– European Union Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR) is the EU’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia
– India launches new trilateral with Italy and Japan for Indo-Pacific stability
– Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies aged 97 in Lusaka
– UN refugee agency says 3 mn driven from homes in 2020 despite Covid crisis
– Antonio Guterres re-elected as UN Secretary General for 2nd 5-year term beginning January 1, 2022
– Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed on June 18

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