Page-5 of Current Affairs - June, 2021

Mastercard-Instamojo tie up to assist MSMEs, Gig workers

Mastercard announced a strategic equity investment in Instamojo on June 28, 2021. Key Points Investments in India’s largest full-stack digital solutions provider, Instamojo, is aimed at empowering MSMEs and gig workers. Empowerment will be done by providing easy to use solutions which will help them to rapidly digitize. It will help in setting online stores, ..

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Ukraine-NATO launch Black Sea drills

Ukraine and United States is conducting a military exercise, joined by 30 countries, in Black Sea and southern Ukraine. Exercise was started despite Russia called to cancel it. Key Points According to US Navy Capt. Kyle Gantt, large number of participants in exercise reflects shared commitment to ensure free access to international waters. Exercise is ..

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National Statistics Day 2021

National Statistics Day is being observed on June 29, 2021. This day commemorate the birth anniversary of late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. Significance of the Day June 29 has been selected to celebrate this day at national level to recognise Mahalanobis’ invaluable contribution in establishing National Statistical System. 2021 Theme Theme of National Statistics Day ..

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China starts Baihetan Hydro Project

China operationalised the two units of giant Baihetan hydropower plant, which is the largest hydro project under construction worldwide on June 28, 2021. Key Points Yangtze river in southwest China generated electricity for the first time. First two 1-gigawatt (GW) turbines of the hydro project will go into formal operation after a three-day trial that ..

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Finance Minister announces Stimulus Package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announce Rs 6.28 lakh crore stimulus package on June 28, 2021 with the aim of boosting Covid-affected sectors following the eight measures proposed by Ministry of Finance. Eight key announcements 1. Expansion of healthcare infrastructure Credit guarantee scheme and an amount of Rs 23,220 crore was earmarked to expands medical infrastructure ..

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