Latest Current Affairs of June 2021

The Indian journalist who has been chosen for the Fukuoka Prize for 2021 for promoting civil cooperation through his writingP Sainath
The theme of National Statistics Day 2021 observed on 29 June 2021End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture
The cricketer from Haryana who has become the youngest Indian male or female to represent India in all three formats of the gameShafali Verma
The place in Madhya Pradesh where Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated NATRAX, the longest High speed Track for all types of vehicles in AsiaIndore
The Indian sportsperson from Kerala who has become the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics (200m butterfly event)Sajan Prakash
The Vigilance Commissioner who has been appointed as the Acting Central Vigilance Commissioner on the retirement of CVC Shri Sanjay KothariShri Suresh N Patel
India's Olympic medal winner who has been appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of upcoming Delhi Sports UniversityKarnam Malleswari
The British-American programmer and the writer of the first anti-virus program who passed away on 23 June 2021John McAfee
The former President of Philippines from 2010 to 2016 who passed away on 24 June 2021Benigno Aquino III
The Indian industrialist who has topped the list of 2021 Edelgive Hurun Philanthropists of the Century (last 100 years) followed by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warrent Buffet at 2nd and 3rd placeJamsetji Tata
The Indian Air Force pilot who has become the first female fighter pilot from Jammu and KashmirFlying Officer Mawya Sudan
The candidate from Combatant Clergy Association who has been elected the next President of Iran to succeed Hassan Rouhani in August 2021Ebrahim Raisi
The maiden joint Naval exercise conducted in Gulf of Aden from 18 to 19 June 2021 with participation of ships from Italy, Spain, France and India was named IN-EUNAVFOR
The first President of independent Zambia from 1964 to 1991 who passed away on 17.06.2021 Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda
The present CEO of Microsoft who has been chosen to be its Chairman succeeding John W ThompsonSatya Nadella
The former Indian cricketer who has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame along with 9 other former cricketers from other countriesVinoo Mankad
The politician from New Right party of Israel who has taken over as the country’s 13th Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
The renowned Kannada poet, playwright and Dalit activist who passed away on 11.06.2021Dr. Siddalingaiah
The MSP for paddy (common) for the marketing season 2021-22 as approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Rs. 1940
The renowned Bengali filmmaker and poet who passed away on 10 June 2021Buddhadeb Dasgupta
The city of New Zealand which has topped the Global Liveability Index 2021 released by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranking global cities for their urban quality Auckland
The Foreign Minister of Maldives who has been appointed the President of 76th United Nations General AssemblyMr. Abdullah Shahid
The French author who has won the 2021 International Booker Prize for his book At Night All Blood is Black (translated by Anna Moschovakis) David Diop
The former Supreme Court judge who has been appointed the Chairperson of the National Human Rights CommissionJustice Arun Kumar Mishra
The Chairperson of the Jewish Agency of Israel who has been elected as the President of Israel to succeed Mr Reuven Rivlin in July 2021Mr. Isaac Herzog
The hydrographic survey ship of the Indian Navy which was decommissioned on 04 June 2021 after 40 years of serviceINS Sandhayak
The former President and Prime Minister of Mauritius, Padma Vibhushan recipient who passed away on 03 June 2021 Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Olympics 2020 - Indian Theme Song

Title: Tu Thaan Le

Composer and Singer: Mohit Chauhan

Written by: Ms. Prathna Gahilote


World Competitiveness Index 2021

Released by: Institute for Management Development, Switzerland

RankCountry
1.Switzerland
2.Sweden
3.Denmark
4.Netherlands
5.Denmark
10.USA
16.China
43.India

India’s rank for the previous year was the same.


QS World University Rankings 2022

RankUniversityScore
1.Massachusets Institute of Technology (US)100
2.University of Oxford (UK)99.5
3.Stanford University (US)98.7
4.University of Cambridge98.7
5.Harvard Univeristy98
177.IIT, Bombay 46.4
185.IIT, Delhi45.9
186.IISc, Bengaluru45.7

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has a score of 100 in Citations per faculty indicator along with 8 institutions from other countries.


Labelling of COVID-19 Variants by WHO

#WHO LabelPango lineage1st sample in
1.AlphaB.1.1.7United Kingdom; Sep 2020
2.BetaB.1.351South Africa; May 2020
3.GammaP.1Brazil; Nov 2020
4.DeltaB.1.617.2India; Oct 2020

Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20

Released by: Ministry of Education, Govt of India

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a tool to provide insights on the status of school education in States and UTs including key levers that drive their performance and critical areas for improvement.

Top 5 states/UTs in PGI 2019-20

#State
1.Punjab
2.Chandigarh
3.Tamil Nadu
4.Kerala
5.Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Important Days of June

Global Day of Parents: 01 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2012

Theme: Appreciate all parents throughout the world

World Milk Day: 01 June 2020

Designated by: Food and Agricultural Organisation

First observed: 2001

Theme: Sustainability in the Dairy Sector

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 04 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1983

World Environment Day: 05 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1974

Host Country: Pakistan

Theme: REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE

World Food Safety Day: 07 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2019

Theme: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow

World Ocean Day: 08 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2009

Theme: Oceans: Life and Livelihoods

World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June 2020

Designated by: International Labour Organization

First Observed in: 2002

Theme: Act now, End child labour

World Blood Donor Day: 14 June 2020

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 2004

Theme: Give blood and keep the world beating

Slogan: Give blood and make the world a healthier place

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 15 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2012

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1995

Theme: Restoration, Land, Recovery - We build back better with healthy land

International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: 19 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2015

World Refugee Day: 20 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Together we heal, learn and shine

First Observed in: 2001

International Day of Yoga: 21 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Yoga for Well-being

First Observed in: 2015

Olympic Day: 23 June 2020

Designated by: International Olympic Committee

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: Stay healthy, Stay strong, Stay active

Observed to: Celebrate the foundation of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne, Paris, on 23 June 1894.

International Widows Day: 23 June 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1988

Theme: Share facts on drugs - save lives


Milkha Singh, the Flying Sikh

Born: 20.11.1929; Death: 18.06.2021

Birth place: Gobindpura in Pakistan

Only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.

He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games.

Represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

He finished at fourth-place with a timing of 45.73 seconds in the 400 metres final at the 1960 Olympic Games. His timing was the Indian national record for almost 40 years.

Awarded the Padma Shri in 1959


SDG India Index 2020

Released by NITI Aayog

Top 5 states

#StateScore
1.Kerala75
2.Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu74
3.Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand72
4.Sikkim71
5.Maharashtra70

Bottom 5 states

#StateScore
1.Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Odisha61
2.Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh60
3.Assam57
4.Jharkhand56
5.Bihar52



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