Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 25, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 25, 2021


– PM meets J&K leaders in New Delhi including 4 ex-CMs: Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti
– Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses the virtual event to Highlight 25 Years of Global Tobacco Control Progress
– Former Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja awarded Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize in recognition of her commitment to public health services
– PM interacts with participants of Toycathon-2021 via video conferencing
– Toycathon-2021 jointly launched by the Ministry of Education, WCD Ministry, MSME Ministry, DPIIT, Textile Ministry, I&B Ministry and AICTE in January 2021 to crowd-source innovative toys and games ideas
– 1,567 ideas were shortlisted for the three-day online Toycathon Grand Finale held from June 22 to June 24


– Ministry of corporate affairs expands definition of small and medium companies (SMC), raising their turnover (Rs 250 crore) and borrowing limits (Rs 50 crore)
– NBFCs can give dividend only if accounts are clean, NPAs not hidden, and are below 6% for the last three years: RBI
– S&P Global Ratings cuts India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 to 9.5 per cent, from 11 per cent earlier
– Army issues tender for 1,750 Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICVs) under the Make in India initiative
– Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan holds meeting with OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
– Odisha govt joins hands with UN WFP to improve household food & nutritional security through women SHGs
– World Bank providing $32 million loan for Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project
– SBI launches Aarogyam healthcare business loan for healthcare sector; hospitals, nursing homes can avail of loans up to Rs 100 crore (as per the geographic location) repayable in 10 years


– India votes in favour of a General Assembly resolution demanding end on U.S. economic blockade against Cuba
– Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting of NSAs (national security advisors) held in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe
– World Health Organization’s Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Intellectual Property Organization’s Daren Tang and World Trade Organization’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala launch joint platform to help countries plug the gaps in accessing Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and technologies
– Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020 says World Drug Report of UNODC (U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime)
– Last print edition of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily sold out across Hong Kong
– Philippines: Former President (2020-2016) Benigno Aquino III dies at 61
– John McAfee (75), antivirus software pioneer, found dead in Spanish prison


– Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo (109 goals) becomes joint top-scorer in men’s international football with Iran’s Ali Daei




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