Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: June 20, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 20, 2022

INDIA

– IAF releases details on Agnipath recruitment scheme; process to begin from June 24
– New Delhi: Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor to cut commute time by 15 mins
– Polio Immunisation 2022 starts in 11 states & UTs across country
– Aadhaar number to be linked to voters list

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. to implement Employees’ State Insurance Scheme in entire country by year-end
– Govt. tags IT assets of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure
– RBI unveils “Payments Vision 2025” with a core theme of ‘E-Payments for Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime’ (4Es)

WORLD

– International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed on June 19
– World Sickle Cell Awareness Day observed on June 19
– British journalist Dom Phillips confirmed dead in Brazil; he and his guide had gone missing on a book research trip in the Amazon

SPORTS

– 2022 Indonesia Open badminton in Jakarta Winners — Men’s singles: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, Women’s singles: Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-ying, Men’s doubles: China’s Liu Yuchen & Ou Xuanyi, Women’s doubles: Japan’s Nami Matsuyama & Chiharu Shida and Mixed doubles: China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong.
– Basketball: Golden State Warriors defeat Golden State Warriors to win NBA Finals crown in Boston
– Women’s weightlifting: Bindyarani Devi improves upon her National records in 55kg
– Sunil Chhetri becomes joint fifth highest goalscorer in international football history with 84 goals
– B. Aishwarya creates new national record in women’s triple jump: 14.14m
– Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin with throw of 86.69m at the Kuortane Games in Finland
– Torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad launched by PM at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi
– Former athlete Hari Chand dies at 69; won gold in 5000m & 10,000m at Bangkok Asian Games in 1978

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