Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 4, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 4, 2021

INDIA

– Kerala retains top rank in NITI Aayog’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Index, Bihar worst performer
– SC quashes sedition case registered against journalist Vinod Dua for criticising PM and the govt. in a YouTube telecast
– Retired officials taking up a private job soon after retirement akin to misconduct: CVC
– Submit assessment criteria for Class XII students in 2 weeks, SC tells CBSE, ICSE
– WhatsApp indulging in ‘anti-user practices’ by obtaining ‘trick consent’, Centre tells Delhi HC
– Noted Assamese litterateur and Padma Shri awardee Lakshmi Nandan Bora dies in Guwahati at the age of 91; awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 and Saraswati Samman in 2008

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Centre sets up expert group for fixing minimum wages and national floor minimum wages; to be chaired by Professor Ajit Mishra, director of the Institute of Economic Growth
– May Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) shrinks to 46.4 vs 54 in April; lowest level since August
– Defence Ministry signs ₹323-cr. deal for airport surveillance radars with Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems
– Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur launches IEPFA’s 6 modules of short films titled “Hisaab Ki Kitaab”; IEPFA: Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority
– Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurates Indus Best Mega Food Park at Raipur, Chhattisgarh
– Mizoram struggling with livestock sector due to African Swine Fever: CM Zoramthanga
– Enforcement Directorate arrests RJD Rajya Sabha MP Amarendra Dhari Singh in connection with a money laundering case probe linked to an alleged fertiliser scam
– Indian economist Kalpana Kochhar joining Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after retiring from IMF

WORLD

– French novelist David Diop wins International Booker Prize for books translated into English with his novel ‘At Night All Blood is Black’; translator Anna Moschovakis gets half the £50,000 ($70,850) prize
– Jodie Foster to be honoured with Palme d’or at 2021 Cannes Film Festival
– Pakistan holds military exercise ‘Taskheer-e-Jabal’ in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
– African Union suspends Mali after military coup & threatens sanctions
– World Bicycle Day celebrated on June 3

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