Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 2, 2021.

INDIA

– WHO names Covid-19 variants found in India as ‘Kappa’ (B.1.617.1) and ‘Delta’ (B.1.617.2)
– Noted lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani, former journalist Swapan Dasgupta nominated to the Rajya Sabha
– Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair takes charge as Director General of Assam Rifles
– Former SC judge Arun Kumar Mishra appointed new chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
– CBSE Class 12 Board exams cancelled due to Covid-19
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Australian counterpart Peter Dutton
– EAM S. Jaishankar chairs BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting
– Delhi’s amended excise rules allow home delivery of Indian, foreign liquor
– Syed Akbaruddin, former permanent representative of India to UN, joins Kautilya School of Public Policy in Hyderabad as its dean

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) drops to 50.8 in May from 55.5 the previous month
– Moody’s Investors Service pegs India’s GDP growth at 9.3% in FY22, 7.9% in FY23
– RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation) and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to jointly set norms for goods and services used by Railways
– Transport Ministry proposes exemption of battery-operated vehicles from RC (registration certificate) issue
– Govt., Oil & Gas PSUs sign cooperation agreement to boost SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) scheme

WORLD

– Global Day of Parents observed on June 1
– World Milk Day observed on June 1, theme: ‘Sustainability in the dairy sector’
SPORTS
– Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai: Sanjeet wins gold in men’s 91kg, Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) win silver

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