Current Affairs - June, 2021

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

Proposed Amendments to Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020

India has planned to tighten rules for e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon and Flipkart and has proposed several amendments to Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. Background This decision was taken following complaints from small businesses. They have accused e-commerce marketplace of misusing market dominance and deep discounting by online retailers. Amendments have been proposed at a ..

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Yellow Gold 48: Yellow Watermelon commercially introduced

German agrochemicals major Bayer has commercially launched first-ever yellow watermelon variety called “Yellow Gold 48” in India under Seminis brand. About Yellow Watermelon Yellow watermelon has been developed from superior germplasm under Bayer’s global research and development efforts. Yellow watermelon variety has been commercially introduced in India after two years of local trials. Yellow Gold ..

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Israel successfully tests airborne high-power Laser

Israeli military has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser which have the capability to shoot down drones. Key points Israel already have large and sophisticated air defense system. This system had 90 per cent interception rate against thousands of rockets which were fired from Gaza during 11-day war of May 2021. About Israel’s Laser defence ..

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UN: Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’

UN committee recommended to add Great Barrier Reef to the list of “in danger” World Heritage Sites. However, this recommendation is opposed by Australia which is blaming political interference. Key Points Recommendation was made by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) committee. This committee sits under UNESCO. According to the committee, world’s biggest ..

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Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 22, 2021 YOGA DAY – International Day of Yoga celebrated on June 21, theme: ‘Yoga for well-being’ – PM launches “mYoga” mobile app which has training videos and audios on International Day of Yoga (June 21) – “mYoga” mobile app developed by the Morarji Desai ..

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