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CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Govt increases kharif MSP of kharif crops by an average 3.7 per cent

  • The Central government increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of kharif crops for the 2021-21 crop season (July-June) by an average 3.7 per cent as compared to the previous year with the maximum hike reserved for pulses and oilseeds to encourage farmers to shift from paddy.
  • The MSP of tur and urad has been increased by Rs 300 per quintal in absolute terms for 2021-22 to Rs 6300 per quintal while the MSP of groundnut seed has been increased by Rs 275 per quintal in 2021-21 to Rs 5550 per quintal.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US Senate named first Muslim-American as federal judge

  • The US Senate has approved the historic nomination of Pakistani-American Zahid Quraishi to the District Court in New Jersey, making him the first Muslim federal judge in the country’s history.
  • The Senate voted 81-16 to confirm Quraishi, 46.
  • As many as 34 Republicans joined the Democrats in confirming the first-ever Muslim-American as a federal judge.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Assam govt announced its seventh national park with Dehing Patkai

  • The Government of Assam has notified Dehing Patkai as a National Park.
  • Assam Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya stated, “Raimona and Dihing Patkai National Parks have been formally notified, adding to Assam’s total tally of National Park (NP) to 7.
  • Assam has become the second state in the country to have the highest number of NPs.
  • The newly created NPs will help to boost conservation efforts and provide fillip to tourism and agriculture sectors.”

About Assam:

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi

AP CM Launches Jagananna Thodu Scheme

  • Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be launching Jagananna Thodu scheme, which aims at providing a helping hand to small and petty vendors across the State.
  • Under the scheme, an interest-free loan of Rs 10,000 will be provided to 3.7 lakh small and petty vendors at an expenditure of Rs 370 crore.
  • The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on November 25, 2020 and this is the second consecutive year the scheme is being extended to benefit the small and petty vendors.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to free vendors from paying heavy interest to the loans taken from private parties.

About Andhra Pradesh:

  • Capitals: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Kurnool
  • Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Chief minister: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Ladakh LG decided All jobs in Ladakh reserved for Residents

  • In a major decision that could bring joy to the residents of frontier Ladakh region, the Union Territory (UT) administration has reserved all government jobs for the locals.
  • Though the rules to define the criteria of such locals are yet to be framed, it shall come into force from the date of its publication in the official gazette.
  • The new recruitment rules were announced by Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur.
  • No person shall be qualified for appointment to the Service unless the person is a Resident of Union Territory of Ladakh,” read the Union Territory of Ladakh Employment (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules, 2021.

About Ladakh:

  • Capital: Leh, ‎Kargil
  • Lieutenant Governor: RK Mathur

Delhi Govt Launched ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination Campaign

  • With the aim to vaccinate all people above 45 years against COVID-19 in Delhi within the next four weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ campaign.
  • Kejriwal stated, “We are starting a ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ campaign.
  • Under this campaign, we will tell people to visit their designated polling stations to get vaccinated.
  • Main objective is within four weeks if there is no shortage of vaccines, all the people above 45 years of age will be vaccinated in Delhi.

About Delhi:

  • Chief minister: Arvind Kejriwal
  • Lieutenant Governor: Anil Baijal

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

PayNearby tie-up with IndiaFirst Life Insurance Launched– ‘Poorna Suraksha’ Insurance solutions for Retailers

  • PayNearby has launched an insurance solution Poorna Suraksha for its retail community.
  • This exclusive and holistic insurance solution will ensure the safety and security of PayNearby’s 15+ lakh retail partners across 17,500+ PIN codes.
  • This cost-effective, three-in-one solution was created in collaboration with IndiaFirst Life InsuranceCompany Limited (IndiaFirst Life) to protect PayNearby’s retailers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, ensuring they have access to a safety net whenever and wherever they need it.
  • PayNearby’s Poorna Suraksha insurance echoes this philosophy by providing coverage for all areas of insurance – life, health, and disability – at an affordable premium.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Wipro named Anup Purohit as Chief Information Officer

  • IT services major Wipro Ltd mentioned it has appointed Anup Purohit as its chief information officer (CIO).
  • Purohit will note Sanjeev Singh, chief operations officer, at the Bengaluru-based company.
  • Purohit brings with him over 25 years of experience across banking and financial services, centered around innovation in digital banking, financial management, business solutions & service delivery, portfolio & program management, risk & controls and information security.

Bangladesh appointed Lt General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as next army chief

  • Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed will replace outgoing Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Ibne Jayed, director of the Bangladeshi Defense Ministry’s Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) department, confirmed to Xinhua that Ahmed will take charge of the Bangladesh Army in a formal handover on June 24 when General Aziz formally retires.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

QX Global Group won Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year award

  • Business process management services provider, QX Global Group, announced that it had received Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award at the 19th Edition of the Asian Leadership Awards.
  • The award was conferred under the Asian Outsourcing Leadership Awards category.
  • QX Global has delivery centres in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Mumbai and Noida, and provides cost savings, process efficiencies and transformation in finance, accounts, payroll and recruitment.

Amul’s Sodhi honoured by Asia Pacific Productivity Champion award

  • In recognition of enhanced productivity and efficient milk supply chain, R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), was conferred with the regional award as Asia Pacific Productivity Champion from Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan.
  • This is the first time in the past 20 years an Indian has received the prestigious award.
  • Sodhi’s name was unanimously recommended for the award by the Government of India’s National Productivity Council (NPC) under the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga bags PEN Pinter prize 2021

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean writer, has won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2021. 
  • The annual award is given to an author who, the website specifies, must have “a significant body of plays, poetry, essays, or fiction of outstanding literary merit, written in English.”
  • The celebrated Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced the winner of this year’s Pen Pinter Prize.
  • The win means she will deliver a keynote address at a ceremony hosted by British Library and English PEN.
  • The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 in memory of Nobel-Laureate playwright Harold Pinter.
  • The prize is awarded annually to a writer of outstanding literary merit resident in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Commonwealth or the former Commonwealth.

Malayali violinist M R Jayadevan Nair won Canadian award

  • Malayali violinistM R Jayadevan Nair won the prestigious award for best original score at the Hollywood North Film Awards,Canada-based non-profit academy.
  • Jayadevan won the award for his work in the documentary film E.A.R (Face Everything And Rise) directed by Manny Bains and Serge Velbovets.
  • Jayadevan, who is settled in Canada for over a decade is the first south Indian to receive the honour.

12 institutes from Bihar nominated for central government’s green awards

  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education of the Union Ministry of Education has announced the “One District – One Green Champion ” awards for 2020-21 to 400 higher educational institutions of the country, including 12 from Bihar under the Swacchatha Action Plan.
  • The 12 higher educational institutions selected for the prestigious “One District-One Green Champion Awards” are Xavier’s College of Management and Technology from Patna and other institutions from Begusarai, Darbhanga, Gaya, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Sitamarhi, Gopalganj, East Champaran, Khagaria, Gopalganj and Madhubani.
  • This award is given for the contribution of selected higher educational institutions to the Swachhtha Education and Practices. 

Delhi,Hyderabad Airports bags ACI Asia-Pacific Green airports recognition

  • The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group led consortium, has been awarded the Platinum Recognition in the over 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category, while the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) received the Gold Recognition by the ACI in the below 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category.
  • ACI’s Green Airports Recognition programme promotes environmental best practices to minimize the aviation industry’s impact on the environment and recognizes ACI Asia-Pacific members for outstanding environmental initiatives and projects.
  • Each year, a different theme is chosen from the environmental aspects and the theme for 2021 was Air Quality Management specifically emphasizing the benefit of local air quality management.
  • The award was decided by a distinguished global panel that highly praised DIAL’s Green taxiing initiatives at IGI Airport based on TaxiBots.

DBS got Top in the Forbes World’s Best Banks 2021 List in India

  • DBShas been named by Forbes in their list of World’s Best Banks 2021.
  • DBSwas ranked #1 out of 30 domestic and international bank in India for the second consecutive year.
  • This is the third edition of the ‘World’s Best Banks‘ listby Forbes, conducted in partnership with market research firm Statista.
  • Surojit Shome, Managing Director and CEO, DBS Bank India, mentioned, “this honour is ‘World’s Best Banks’ list for the second consecutive year.

UK Asian Film Festival: India’s Tillotama Shome bags Best Actor award 

  • Actor Tillotama Shome has made everyone proud by winning the Best Actor award at the latest edition of the UK Asian Film Festival.
  • Tillotama Shome wins best actor award for Raahgir: The Wayfarers at UK Asian Film Festival.
  • Apart from Thillotama, filmmaker Goutam Ghose has also won the award for Best Director

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

DIC signed MoU with ICAR to provide ‘Demand Based Tele Agriculture Advisories’ to farmers

  • In order to facilitate farmers by providing location specific ‘Demand Based Tele Agriculture Advisories’, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Digital India Corporation (DIC) has signed an initial pact to provide location specific farm tele-advisories.
  • ”The objective of the MoU is to integrate the existing Interactive Information Dissemination System (IIDS) platform of DIC with the proposed KisanSarathi program of ICAR and its implementation through ICAR network to reach a large number of farmers across the country”.

KIADB and HDFC Bank signed MOU to offer Banking solutions to investors

  • Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank to provide a wide range of financial products and services to its customers.
  • As part of the MoU, HDFC Bank will provide a wide range of financial products and services to its customers through an extensive network of branches across the country.
  • In addition, KIADB, in its efforts to make the land acquisition for industrial purposes more affordable and attract investments into Karnataka, has agreed to collaborate with HDFC bank so that eligible investor/customer of KIADB can avail of credit facilities from HDFC Bank as per Bank process and policies.

NHPC Limited ink E-Mobility Agreements with CESL

  • State-run hydro power giant NHPC signed pacts with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) to procure 25 electric vehicles on lease and three fast EV chargers.
  • NHPC Ltd has signed e-mobility agreements with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), for leasing of 25 electric vehicles and supply of three electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers to NHPC including its installation and commissioning.
  • The agreements were signed by Rajesh Kumar, GM (Mechanical) on behalf of NHPC; and Rajneesh Rana, CGM & Cluster Head (North) EESL/ CESL on behalf of CESL.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India”s first CAR-T cell therapy conducted at ACTREC, in Mumbai

  • On June 4, the country”s first CAR-T cell therapy was done at the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai.
  • This trial is the joint effort of the IIT bombay and Tata Memorial Centre.
  • It was Supported by the Department of Biotechnology through the National Biopharma Mission-BIRAC.
  • The central government”s National Biopharma Mission-BIRAC has approved Rs 19.15 crore to the team for conducting a first-in-human phase-1/2 clinical trial of the CAR-T cells.
  • Clinical trials conducted globally have shown promising results in end-stage patients, especially in patients suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Each patient”s CAR-T cell therapy costs Rs 3-4 crore, and currently this technology is not available in India.

About CAR-T :

  • The CAR-T cells were designed and manufactured at the Bioscience and Bioengineering (BSBE) department of IIT, Bombay.
  • This work is partly supported by the BIRAC-PACE scheme.
  • The clinical trials are being done by Dr Gaurav Narula, professor of paediatric oncology and health sciences.

About BIRAC :

  • Founded: 20 March 2012
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • Chairperson : Renu Swarup
  • MD : Anju Bhalla

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

New Species of Coffee Planted Discovered in Kerala              

  • A New Species of Coffee Plant Argostemma quarantena Discovered in Wagamon hills, Kerala.
  • The New Species belongs to the family Rubiaceae.
  • Argostemma quarantena to commemorate the lives lost in Pandemic.

About the Research Team :

  • The plant was recognized by an analysis group consisting of Anoop P. Balan and A.J. Robi, school of the Division of Botany, Bishop Abraham Memorial School, Thuruthicad, Pathanamthitta district; and N. Sasidharan, former Chief Scientist, Kerala Forest Analysis Institute (KFRI), Peechi.

About Argostemma quarantena :

  • Argostemma quarantena is a perennial herb which grows to a top of 3-7cm and is characterised by putting white flowers.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

A New book titled tiananmen square the making of protest Authored by Vijay Gokhale                 

  • A New Book titled Tiananmen square the making of protest Authored by Former Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale.
  • The Book is Published by HarperCollins Publishers.

About the Book :

  • The Book deals with the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China from an Indian perspective in a persuasive and precise manner
  • The Book Mainly focuses on the principal player of the time, Deng Xiaoping, the general secretary of the all-powerful Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

About the Author:

  • Vijay Gokhale was the 32nd Former Indian foreign secretary.
  • He served as the Deputy Secretary (Finance), Director (China and East Asia) and Joint Secretary (East Asia) at the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
  • Vijay Gokhale is considered as an expert on Chinese affairs
  • He Served as an Ambassador to Germany and China.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Sunil Chhetri become 2nd highest active international goalscorer

  • On June 07, 2021, Captain of the Indian football team, Sunil Chhetri became the second-highest active international goalscorer with 74 goals.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (103) in the list of active footballers with the most international goals.

About All India Football Federation (AIFF) :

  • President and FIFA Council Member : Praful Patel
  • Vice-President: Subrata Dutta
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • Founded: 23 June 1937

About Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports :

  • Founded: 27 May 2000
  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports : Kiren Rijiju

IPL 2021 Remaining matches to be held in UAE Between Sep – Oct 2021             

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the months of Sep – Oct 2021.
  • The decision was taken at BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) which was held virtually.
  • IPL 2021 had been postponed in may after several players and support staff across teams tested positive for COVID-19.
  • As many as 29 matches were held this season before the tournament came to a halt.

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) :

  • President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: December 1928

About IPL :

  • Current champion: Mumbai Indians (5th title)
  • Founded: 2008, India

About UAE :

  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

National Award-winning Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passes away                             

  • On June 10, 2021, Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passed away.
  • He was 77.

About Buddhadeb Dasgupta :

  • He was a famous poet, his published works of poetry include Suitcase, Himjog, Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba, Chhaata Kahini, Roboter Gaan, Sreshtha Kabita, and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita.

Achievements :

  • Buddhadeb Dasgupta had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film five times in his career including Bagh Bahadur (1989), Charachar (1993), Lal Darja (1997), Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002) and Kaalpurush (2008).
  • He won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali for his films Dooratwa (1978) and Tahader Katha (1993).
  • He was also honoured with Best Director Award for his films Uttara (2000) and Swapner Din (2005).
  • In 2007, He received Golden Athena Award in Athens International Film Festival.
  • In 2008, He was also Honoured with the lifetime achievement award by Spain International Film Festival in Madrid.
  • He won National Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film – A Painter of Eloquent Silence: Ganesh Pyne (1998) 
  • He also got National Award for Best Screenplay – Phera (1987)

Asian Games gold medallist boxer N. Dingko Singh passes away               

  • Former Asian Games gold medallist, boxer N. Dingko Singh passed away.
  • He was 42.

About N. Dingko Singh :

  • Dingko Singh had been Serving as a coach in the Indian personnel.
  • He was a Sports Authority of India coach in Imphal.

Achievements : 

  • Dingko Singh won a gold medal in the 1998 asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • He was also Manipur’s first Asian Games gold medallist.
  • He received the Arjuna Award in 1998.
  • He also got the prestigious Padma Shri Award, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2013.
  • He also won the Kings Cup in Bangkok in 1997.

 Daily CA On June 10 :

  • The mottoof ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan‘ is ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for the World‘, Defence Minister  mentioned, adding that the campaign envisages the defence sector to play a major role in India’s economic growth and focuses on manufacturing cost-effective quality products for India and for the world.
  • Former Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh became the country’s sixth democratically elected president, further consolidating the power of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) with a landslide victory.
  • Malian transitional president Assimi Goita meets with Choguel Kokalla Maiga after Goita’s swearing in ceremony in Bamako, Mali.
  • Aucklandin New Zealand has been named the world’s most liveable city, in an annual ranking that has been shifted by the corona virus pandemic.
  • El Salvador will adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender in the country, becoming the first in the world to formally embrace the volatile cryptocurrency.
  • ‘Project Mumbai’ delivers free food to more than 55 lakh people in last 6 months under ‘Khana Chahiye’ programme
  • The Gujarat government announced a complete waiver of property tax for cinema houses, multiplexes and gyms from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 in view of the pandemic.
  • Rajasthan has launched Chief Minister Anuprati Coaching Scheme to help underprivileged students prepare for entrance examinations to civil services and professional courses, with an aim to give them equal opportunity.
  • Punjab became 1st state to roll out NFC-based “eIDs”.  Punjab Government has also initiated the usage of eIDs equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for their officers/employees through one of its prominent entities viz.Punjab Mandi Board.
  • The World Bank projected India’s economy to grow at 3 per cent in 2021and 7.5 per cent in 2022, even as its recovery is being hampered by an unprecedented second wave of the COVID-19, the largest outbreak in the world since the beginning of the deadly pandemic.
  • Indian Bank has partnered with the leading wealth-tech company Fisdom to offer a comprehensive suite of wealth management products and services to the bank’s ten crore customers.
  • Tanla Platforms rose 2.39% to Rs 840 after the company said its subsidiary Karix Mobile has deployed a conversational banking solution, WhatsApp Business, for Axis Bank. Karix Mobile is India’s largest CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) provider.
  • R Kishore Kumar, a former veteran in Vedanta Resources, will re-join the group to head Sterlite Copper as the President even as the current CEO Pankaj Kumar quit the company citing personal reasons.
  • Investment Advisors, ECube an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) platform announced the appointment of Ms Richa Arora as Managing Partner and CEO of its ESG Stewardship Services Business. 
  • The appointments committee of the cabinet approved the extension of M R Kumar as the chairman of state-owned insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • The UN Security Council recommended Secretary General Antonio Guterresfor a second five-year term as chief of the world organization beginning January 1, 2022.
  • On June 07, 2021, The Income Tax Department launched a new e-filing portal.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has developed nano-fibre based controlled-release oral tablets of Amphotericin B (AmB) to treat fungal infections arising out of COVID-19.
  • On June 02, 2021, in the top 100 list of Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021 Released.
  • Film producer Ronnie Screwvala authored a book titled skill it , kill it. The Book published by Penguin Random House in July 2021.
  • Digital payments startup BharatPe announced it has inked a three-year long deal to become an official partner with International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • The latest International Hockey Federation world rankings 2021, In Hockey, Indian men’s team maintained their fourth position while women’s team held ninth position.

Daily CA On June 11 :

  • The Central government increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of kharif crops for the 2021-21 crop season (July-June) by an average 3.7 per cent as compared to the previous year with the maximum hike reserved for pulses and oilseeds to encourage farmers to shift from paddy.
  • The US Senate has approved the historic nomination of Pakistani-American Zahid Quraishi to the District Court in New Jersey, making him the first Muslim federal judge in the country’s history.
  • The Government of Assam has notified Dehing Patkai as a National Park. Assam Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya stated, “Raimona and Dihing Patkai National Parks have been formally notified, adding to Assam’s total tally of National Park (NP) to 7.
  • Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be launching Jagananna Thodu scheme, which aims at providing a helping hand to small and petty vendors across the State.
  • Ladakh LG decided All jobs in Ladakh reserved for Residents. The new recruitment rules were announced by Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur.
  • With the aim to vaccinate all people above 45 years against COVID-19 in Delhi within the next four weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ campaign.
  • PayNearby has launched an insurance solution Poorna Suraksha’ for its retail community.
  • IT services major Wipro Ltd mentioned it has appointed Anup Purohit as its chief information officer (CIO). Purohit will note Sanjeev Singh, chief operations officer, at the Bengaluru-based company.
  • Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed will replace outgoing Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed.
  • Business process management services provider, QX Global Group, announced that it had received Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award at the 19th Edition of the Asian Leadership Awards.
  • In recognition of enhanced productivity and efficient milk supply chain, R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), was conferred with the regional award as Asia Pacific Productivity Champion from Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean writer, has won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2021. 
  • Malayali violinistM R Jayadevan Nair won the prestigious award for best original score at the Hollywood North Film Awards,Canada-based non-profit academy.
  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education of the Union Ministry of Education has announced the “One District – One Green Champion ” awards for 2020-21 to 400 higher educational institutions of the country, including 12 from Bihar under the Swacchatha Action Plan.
  • The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group led consortium, has been awarded the Platinum Recognition in the over 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category, while the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) received the Gold Recognition by the ACI in the below 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category.
  • DBShas been named by Forbes in their list of World’s Best Banks 2021DBS was ranked #1 out of 30 domestic and international bank in India for the second consecutive year.
  • Actor Tillotama Shomehas made everyone proud by winning the Best Actor award at the latest edition of the UK Asian Film Festival.
  • In order to facilitate farmers by providing location specific ‘Demand Based Tele Agriculture Advisories’, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Digital India Corporation (DIC) has signed an initial pact to provide location specific farm tele-advisories.
  • Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank to provide a wide range of financial products and services to its customers.
  • State-run hydro power giant NHPC signed pacts with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) to procure 25 electric vehicles on lease and three fast EV chargers.
  • On June 4, the country”s first CAR-T cell therapy was done at the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai. This trial is the joint effort of the IIT bombay and Tata Memorial Centre.It was Supported by the Department of Biotechnology through the National Biopharma Mission-BIRAC.
  • A New Species of Coffee Plant Argostemma quarantena Discovered in Wagamon hills, Kerala. The New Species belongs to the family Rubiaceae.
  • A New Book titled Tiananmen square the making of protest Authored by Former Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale. The Book is Published by HarperCollins Publishers.
  • On June 07, 2021, Captain of the Indian football team, Sunil Chhetri became the second-highest active international goalscorer with 74 goals.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the months of Sep – Oct 2021.
  • On June 10, 2021, Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passed away.
  • Former Asian Games gold medallist, boxer N. Dingko Singh passed away.

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