Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 8, 2021

INDIA

– SC releases Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings; invites inputs from all stakeholders
– Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of persons undertaking international travel for educational purposes
– Covid-19: PM announces free vaccine to all above 18 years from June 21
– Covid-19: Private hospitals can charge maximum Rs 150 for a single dose
– Assam govt. approves rehabilitation package for 4036 National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) cadres
– Indian Navy to receive its first batch of MH-60 Romeo helicopters from the US in July; made by Lockheed Martin
– Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar assumes Charge as Director General Naval Operations
– Delhi Govt. launches ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ campaign; people to visit their designated polling stations to get vaccinated
– Haryana: Supreme Court orders removal of encroachments, including about 10,000 residential constructions, in Aravalli forest land

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt extends free food grains scheme PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) till November for 80 crore beneficiaries
– Under PMGKAY, Centre is distributing 5 kg food grains per person per month free of cost
– World Bank approves $500 mn RAMP (Raising and Accelerating Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Performance) program to help boost India’s MSME sector
– SEBI fines Franklin Templeton AMC, bars launch of new debt scheme for 2 yrs

WORLD

– World Food Safety Day observed on June 7, theme: “Food safety, everyone’s business”
– France: Google fined 220 mn euros for abuse of market power in ad business
– Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, Iranian cleric who helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, dies at 74

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