Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 9, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 9, 2021

INDIA

– Centre issues guidelines for development of e-Content for Children with disabilities
– India elected to 54-member UN Economic and Social Council for 2022-24 term
– Bombay HC cancels scheduled caste certificate of Amravati Lok Sabha member Navneet Kaur Rana, was elected as an independent in 2019

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Government places orders for 44 crore doses Covid-19 vaccines comprising Covishield made by Serum Institute of India and Covaxin made by Bharat Biotech
– Jal Shakti Ministry allocates Rs 40,700 crore under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) phase-2 towards solid and liquid waste management
– SEBI asks mutual funds to classify debt schemes on credit, interest rate risk basis
– New e-filing website of the Income Tax Department launched: incometax.gov.in
– World Bank slashes India’s 2021-22 GDP growth forecast to 8.3% in its latest issue of Global Economic Prospects
– CESL (Convergence Energy Services Limited) and Ladakh sign an MoU to make the Union Territory carbon neutral
– Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates GAIL group’s 201 CNG stations across the Country

WORLD

– Global economy expected to grow 5.6% in 2021: World Bank said in its latest Global Economic Prospects report
– Hundreds arrested in 18 countries in global crackdown on organised crime called “Operation Ironside”
– UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres gets 2nd term beginning January 1, 2022, is holding office since January 1, 2017
– World Oceans Day celebrated on June 8; theme: “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”
– Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid elected as President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly that will commence in September
– Pakistan: 40 killed in collision between two passenger trains in Sindh province; Millat Express was going from Karachi to Sargodha while Sir Syed Express was going from Rawalpindi (Punjab) to Karachi

SPORTS

– FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in Doha as captain Sunil Chhetri scored both goals

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