Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 3, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 3, 2021.

INDIA

– SC calls centre’s paid vaccination policy for 18-44-year age group as “prima facie arbitrary and irrational”
– Centre prohibits retired officials in intelligence or security related organisations to publish information related to their organisation without clearance from competent authority
– Uttarakhand: CM Tirath Singh Rawat inaugurates 500-bed hospital set up by DRDO for COVID-19 patients in Haldwani
– State Formation Day of Telangana celebrated on June 2, created in 2014 after separation from AP
– Former SC Judge justice Arun Mishra appointed new Chairperson of NHRC (National Human Rights Commission)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Agriculture Ministry distributing higher yielding varieties of seeds to farmers launches Seed Minikit Programme
– India launches Mission Innovation CleanTech Exchange, a global initiative to accelerate clean energy innovation, at the ‘Innovating to Net Zero Summit’ hosted by Chile
– Union Cabinet approves Model Tenancy Act for circulation to all States and UTs; cap of two months’ rent on the security deposit to be paid by tenants for residential properties proposed
– Country to soon get 8 new Flying Training Academies under liberalised FTO (Flying Training Organisation) policy of AAI
– Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) (Amul) MD Dr. R. S. Sodhi elected to the Board of International Dairy Federation (IDF)
– DGCI (Drug Controller General of India) waives requirement of conducting clinical trials and testing of every batch of imported vaccine
– MoC (memorandum of cooperation) with Japan in the field of sustainable urban development approved by Cabinet
– Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod for signing, ratifying SCO agreement on mass media cooperation

WORLD

– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praises Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), an Indian-Swedish climate initiative
– Isaac Herzog elected new President of Israel by the Knesset (parliament)
– Global unemployment rate will be 5.7% in 2022: International Labour Organisation
– BRICS foreign ministers support the issue of TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines
– Fire-stricken Singapore-flagged cargo ship MV X-Press Pearl sinks in Colombo Harbour
– Kharg, the largest warship in the Iranian navy, catches fire and sinks in the Gulf of Oman
– U.S. President Joe Biden suspends ‘s oil & gas leases given by Trump in the Arctic
– WHO approves China’s SINOVAC Covid vaccine for Emergency Use Listing
– Japan raises contribution to UN’s COVAX programme of providing vaccines to poor countries to $1 billion
– Dr Patrick Amoth appointed as Chair of WHO Executive Board: Harsh Vardhan
– Tejinder Singh, founder & editor of India America Today newswire, dies in US

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