Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 29, 2021

INDIA

DRDO tests new generation nuclear capable missile Agni-P (Prime) having 1,000-2,000 km range
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 63 bridges, built by BRO (Border Roads Organisation), in 6 States and 2 Union Territories
– Tenure of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal extended by a year
– CoWIN open-source version to be given to 50 nations: R.S. Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) and CoWIN platform
– Telangana govt to provide Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to Dalit families under the Chief Minister Dalit Empowerment Programme

RELIEF PACKAGE

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces relief package of Rs 6,28,993 crore to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
– Rs 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme for COVID affected sectors such as health and tourism
– Additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore for Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), Rs. 3 lakh crore allocated earlier
– Credit Guarantee Scheme to facilitate loans to 25 lakh persons through Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)
– Free one-month Tourist Visa to first 5 lakh tourists
– Extension of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana till 31st March 2022
– Additional subsidy of Rs. 14,775 crores for DAP & P&K fertilizers
– Extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) – Free food grains from May to November, 2021
– Rs. 23,220 crore more for public health with emphasis on children and paediatric care/paediatric beds
– Revival of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) with package of Rs 77.45 crore
– Rs. 33,000 crore boost for project exports through National Export Insurance Account (NEIA)
– Rs. 88,000 crore boost to Export Insurance Cover
– Additional Rs. 19,041 crore for Broadband to each Village through BharatNet PPP Model; BharatNet is a nationwide initiative to connect 6 lakh villages with optic fibre-based network for the delivery of Internet services
– Extension of Tenure of PLI Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing till 2025-26

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) launches DRDO drug 2-DG to treat moderate to severe Covid patients
– National Insurance Awareness Day observed on June 28
– Burmese grapes referred as ‘Leteku’ in Assamese language exported from Guwahati

WORLD

– At UNSC, India flags issue of children being recruited for terrorism-related activities
– Indian journalist P. Sainath wins Japan’s Fukuoka Prize for 2021 for promoting civil cooperation through his writing
– Ukraine and the United States launch Sea Breeze naval exercises in the Black Sea
– Sweden’s PM Stefan Lofven resigns
– China turns on world’s second-biggest hydropower dam, the Baihetan Dam on the Jinsha River

SPORTS

– India’s Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in women’s 25 metres pistol event at Shooting World Cup in Croatia

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