Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 20, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 20, 2021


– Centre asks state governments to register cases and invoke the stringent Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 against those who indulge in assault on doctors and healthcare professionals
– Education Ministry releases guidelines for parent participation in home-based learning during school closure
– Minority Affairs Ministry to launch nationwide “Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai” awareness campaign on Covid-19 vaccination
– Centre’s transgender ID portal now available in 11 languages including Hindi and English
– India Post to issue special cancellation stamp to mark International Yoga Day (June 21)


– DPIIT (Department of Industry and Internal Trade) Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra dies of Covid-related complications at the age of 59
– NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India) announces personalised email for .IN users


– UN General Assembly adopts resolution calling upon Myanmar armed forces to end the state of emergency and ensure transition to democracy; India abstains from voting
– 60-year old Ebrahim Raisi elected new President of Iran
– International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed on June 21
– Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12: WHO
– IMF proposes setting up of an international carbon price floor to help limit global warming


– Athletics legend and Padma Shri (1959) winner Milkha Singh dies at the age of 91; won 4 gold medals at Asian Games (2 each at 1958 Tokyo and 1962 Jakarta Games) and finished 4th in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics




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