Page-2 of Current Affairs - June, 2021

Saudi to launch a Second National Airline

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman announced plans of launching second national airline as part of broader strategy to turn kingdom into global logistics hub in a bid to diversify from oil. Key Points Creation of another flag carrier will put Saudi Arabia into 5th rank worldwide in terms of air transit traffic. ..

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SEBI amends norms for Independent Directors

Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has cleared amendments to SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 while reviewing regulatory provisions related to independent directors. Highlights To boost corporate governance between listed companies, SEBI approved amendments to rules that govern appointment, re-appointment and removal of independent directors. It also amended the rules that ..

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Russia begins construction of 5th Nuclear Power Unit at Kudankulam

Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu on June 29, 2021. Key points This development is a significant step in bilateral relation between both the countries. Rosatom (a Russian company) is providing technology to construct the Kudankulam plant. This plant has six units each having 1,000 MWe generation capacity. ..

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What is European Union’s Green Pass list?

European Medicines Agency (EMA) has excluded Serum Institute of India (SII) manufactured Covishield from the list of approved vaccines for ‘Green Pass’. As per EMA, vaccine was excluded from list because it does not have marketing authorisation in European Union (EU). Key Points Covishield does not have a marketing authorisation even though it may use ..

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China certified Malaria-free

China was certified as malaria-free by World Health Organisation on June 30, 2021 after a 70-year effort of eradicating this mosquito-borne disease. Highlights China reported 30 million cases of Malaria annually in 1940s but no indigenous case was reported for four consecutive years. Who can get Malaria-free status? Nations that have achieved at least three ..

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