Current Affairs - June, 2021

Current Affairs June, 2021 with important news articles, questions and updates for various competitive exams in India.

India ranks 10th in Cybersecurity Index

India has been ranked at 10th position in the cybersecurity index. Key points India was ranked ahead of China (No. 33) and Pakistan (No. 79) in global cybersecurity ranking of countries. India has improved its ranking from 47 to 10 in United Nation’s ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). United States has been ranked first and ..

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GoI extends tenure of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Central government has extended tenure of NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amitabh Kant, by one year. His tenure will now end in June 2022. Extension order was issued by Department of Personnel and Training after it was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Who is Amitabh Kant? He ..

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India cuts Crude Palm Oil Import Tax

India has cut import tax on crude palm oil from 15 % to 10% for three months. This new duty would be effective from June 30, 2021. Key Points India is world’s biggest importer of vegetable oils. But it has been struggling to bring down edible oils prices.  Thus, decision to reduce the import tax ..

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Aadhaar can be ID proof for GRE, TOEFL

Education Testing Service (ETS) has allowed use of Aadhar card for GRE and TOFEL Exams. Key points Indian students who are writing GRE or TOEFL examinations will be allowed to use their Aadhaar cards as identification proof from July 1, 2021. This decision was taken by Educational Testing Service as many students have faced difficulties ..

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Moderna: India licenses fourth Covid vaccine

Drug regulator of India, DCGI, has allowed Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Cipla to import Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for restricted emergency use in India. Key points Moderna’s vaccine is going to be fourth COVID-19 vaccine available in India after Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik. About AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine Covishield This vaccine is locally manufactured by Serum Institute of India. ..

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