Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 27, 2021

INDIA

– Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launches website for Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26)
– Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N. Patel appointed acting central vigilance commissioner (CVC) in the Central Vigilance Commission
– Over 1,500 publishers have submitted information in the formats prescribed under Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021: Govt.
– Andhra Pradesh government dispenses with interviews for all future recruitments in govt. jobs

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Indian economy may grow 8.4-10.1% in current financial year: NCAER
– India exports first consignment of Dragon Fruit (Kamalam) sourced from Sangli district of Maharashtra

WORLD

– International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed on June 26
– International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking observed on June 26; theme ‘Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives’
– Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) adds Malta, Haiti, the Philippines and South Sudan to gray list
– US: Former police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in death of George Floyd
– EAM S. Jaishankar calls on Greece’s PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens, holds bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias

SPORTS

– Archery World Cup in Paris: Abhishek Verma wins compound men’s individual gold
– Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia: Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary win silver in mixed air pistol team event

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