In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 13th June 2021 in detail.
1. Union Education Minister Releases AISHE 2019-20 Report
- Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 report. According to AISHE, student enrollment has increased by 11.4 percent over the last five years (2015-16 to 2019-20). Female enrollment in higher education has climbed by 18.2 percent from 2015-16 to 2019-20, according to AISHE. The All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 is the tenth in the series. It is published annually by the Department of Higher Education.
2. The G7 Leaders’ Summit is taking place in Carbis Bay, England.
- On June 11-13, 2021, the 47th G7 Summit was held at Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the UK’s G7 presidency to bring together the world’s leading democracies to help the world defeat coronavirus and then rebuild a greener, more prosperous future.
- Australia, India, South Korea, and South Africa have been invited as guests to this year’s G7 summit by the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the outreach events. The Indian Prime Minister is attending the G7 meeting for the second time.
3. Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana, and Gabon have been elected to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022.
- Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates were unanimously elected as non-permanent members of the influential UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2022-23 term. They will begin serving on the Council on January 1, 2022, for a two-year tenure.
- Five non-permanent members will take their seats on the 15-nation Council for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022, in elections held by the 193-member United Nations General Assembly.
4. Nagraj Adiga of India has been elected to the International Association of Ultrarunners Council.
- Nagraj Adiga of India was elected as the Asia-Oceania Representative at the recent 2021 International Association oDo go through this article to know all the important events of Current Affairs of 12th June 2021 in detail.f Ultrarunners (IAU) Congress, which also featured IAU council elections.
- Adiga, who was nominated for elections by the Athletics Federation of India, won by a 7-3 margin over Gilsoo Park of South Korea.
5. Rebecca Grynspan, a Costa Rican economist, has been named the new Secretary-General of UNCTAD.
- The United Nations General Assembly has approved the appointment of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan as the first woman and Central American to helm the Geneva-based UN agency for trade and development.
- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres nominated her to be the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development or UNCTAD.
6. A professor from IIT Kanpur has been appointed as an honorary member of the World Health Organization.
- Mukesh Sharma, an IIT Kanpur professor, has been named to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Air Pollution and Health – Technical Advisory Group as an honorary member (GAPH-TAG).
- In 194 member states, he will now serve on the WHO advisory group on strategies and policies for air pollution reduction.
7. Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic wins the women’s singles title at the French Open tennis tournament.
- Barbora Krejcikova won her first Grand Slam singles championship at the French Open on Sunday, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia to become the first Czech woman to win Roland Garros in 40 years.
- Krejcikova, ranked 33 in the world and competing in only her fifth main draw in a Slams singles event, won her second career title 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
8. Mirabai Chanu, a weightlifter, qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49-kg division.
- The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) confirmed that India’s Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the women’s 49 kg category.
- The 26-year-old Manipur native was selected based on her world ranking points.
9. Patiala 4th Indian Grand Prix to be Hosted
- The Indian Grand Prix 4 will be held on June 21 at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, according to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
- The decision to hold the local events in India was taken in order to provide Indian competitors the best chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
10. Kannada is well-known. Siddalingaiah, a poet, has died.
- Dr. Siddalingaiah, a well-known Dalit poet, died at the age of 67 after succumbing to COVID-19.
- He was known as “Dalita Kavi” and was one of Karnataka’s first prominent Dalit poets.
- He is credited with founding the Dalit-Bandaya literary movement and the Dalit literature genre in Kannada. He was also a founding member of the state’s Dalita Sangharsh Samiti.
11. Ramakrishna Math and Mission Vice-President Ramakrishna Math and Mission Vice-President Ramakrishna Math and Mission Vice-
- Swami Shivamayanandaji, Vice-President of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, died of COVID-19 in a metropolitan hospital late at night. He was 86 years old when he died.
- Swami Vishuddhanandaji Maharaj was Swamiji’s teacher. He entered the order in Belur Math in 1959 and obtained Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj’s “Sanyas Diksha” in 1969.
12. International Albinism Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about albinism.
- Every year on June 13th, the International Albinism Awareness Day is commemorated.
- The day is observed every year to raise public awareness about albinism and the human rights of people with albinism.
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