In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 15th June 2021 in detail.
1. The government of Madhya Pradesh will begin the ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan.’
- The government of Madhya Pradesh has initiated the ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’ to raise awareness about the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in the state. With the support of the young power campaign, it translates to “free from Corona.”
- The state’s higher education and technical education departments, in partnership with the state’s public healthcare and family welfare departments, have launched the campaign.
2. Odisha celebrates the Raja Parba festival.
- Odisha celebrates the Raja Parba festival. It is a three-day celebration in which the state commemorates the arrival of the monsoon and the earth’s womanhood.
- Mother Earth, also known as Bhudevi, is said to be menstruating at this time. The ‘purification bath’ takes place on the fourth day.
3. The IMD and the ICMR have formed an expert committee to eradicate malaria in India.
- Malaria No More, a non-governmental organization, is forming an India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) in collaboration with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to investigate and advance climate-based solutions for accelerating malaria elimination in India.
- India has been making significant progress toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s objective of eliminating malaria by 2030.
4. The NATO Summit in 2021 will be held in Belgium.
- The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 31st official meeting of heads of government, often known as the Brussels summit, was held in Brussels, Belgium.
- NATO leaders reviewed important topics, made decisions regarding NATO’s future, and agreed on tangible steps to adapt NATO to the NATO 2030 agenda.
5. According to the World Giving Index 2021 study, India ranks 14th among the most philanthropic countries in the world.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked global ‘giving’ tendencies. This year’s poll, conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), focuses on the impact of lockdowns on charity contributions.
- India is now ranked 14th among the world’s most giving countries. This is an improvement over the previous 10-year global ranking of 82. Only Australia and New Zealand, where the poll was conducted in the weeks leading up to the first wave of the epidemic, remained in the top ten.
6. From June 15, Israel will be the world’s first mask-free country.
- During the Corona period, Israel will become the world’s first mask-free country. From June 15, the rule prohibiting the use of masks in enclosed areas will be abolished. Israel’s Health Minister, Yuli Edelstein, made the announcement.
- The country has already eliminated the practice of wearing masks outside.
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7. Inflation in India’s retail sector has reached 6.3 percent
- In May, retail inflation in India soared to 6.3 percent, breaking beyond the upper limit of the central bank’s inflation target for the first time in six months and adding to the pressure on an economy already reeling from the second wave of covid-19 infections.
- According to newly disclosed government data, the increase in retail inflation was mostly due to rising food and fuel prices.
8. Virat Kohli’s partnership with Audi India is still going strong.
- Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has been the brand ambassador for Audi in India for a long time.
- Virat Kohli’s affiliation with the German luxury automobile manufacturers will continue in India, according to the company. Virat has been formally connected with Audi in India since 2015, but he has long been a die-hard lover of the brand.
9. Ajai Puri of Bharti Airtel has been re-elected as Chairman of the COAI for the years 2021-22.
- Ajai Puri, Bharti Airtel’s Chief Operating Officer, has been re-elected as Chairman of COAI for the years 2021-22, according to the organization.
- The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) announced its leadership for 2021-22, with Pramod Kumar Mittal, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, continuing as Vice Chairman.
10. Gukesh wins the Gelfand Challenge Chess Championship.
- D.Gukesh stunned the world by winning the $15,000 Gelfand Challenge chess title and, with it, a spot in the elite Meltwaters Champions Chess Tour.
- Gukesh scripted the improbable in a field that contained the world’s 20 handpicked talents, starting the final day two points behind leader Vincent Keymer and 1.5 points behind second-placed R. Praggnanandhaa.
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11. A professor from IIT Roorkee has won an NSG award for developing a ‘blast-resistant’ helmet.
- The ‘NSG Counter-IED and Counter-Terrorism Innovator Award 2021′ was given to a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) for designing a “blast-resistant” helmet.
- Ganpule received the award in the “academic” category for designing an upgraded version of a traditional military helmet that can guard against blast-induced traumatic brain damage in the second edition of NSG’s annual award.
12. Vinoo Mankad and nine others are inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has inducted ten cricket legends, including former India cricketer Vinoo Mankad, into the ICC Hall of Fame as part of a special edition to commemorate the prestigious history of Test cricket, which takes place this month in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand.
- These ten superstars have all made major contributions to Test cricket’s history, and they join an illustrious roster of ICC Hall of Famers, bringing the total number of ICC Hall of Famers to 103 as a result of this intake, according to the ICC.
13. Assam will create its own Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards.
- From next year, the Assam government will deliver its own versions of the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards.
- The cabinet meeting, presided over by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, resolved to establish the Asom Ratna Award, which would be given out annually to one person who has made a major contribution to society.
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14. Suresh Raina, a cricketer, has released his autobiography, “Believe.”
- Suresh Raina, a former Indian cricketer, has published his autobiography, “Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me.” Bharat Sundaresan is a co-author of the book.
- Suresh Raina detailed his journey for India in this book, as well as the golden word (Believe) from Sachin Tendulkar that he tattooed on his bicep.
15. Brigadier Raghubir Singh, a recipient of the Mahavir Chakra, has died.
- Brigadier Raghubir Singh, who received the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) for bravery during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict, died at the age of 99.
- During the war, the Rajputana Rifles battalion he commanded played a crucial part in the fight of Asal Uttar in the western sector.
16. Sanchari Vijay, a national award-winning film actor, has died.
- Sanchari Vijay, a National Award-winning actor who died in a car accident in Bengaluru, has died. He was 38 years old at the time.
- In 2011, he made his cinema debut in the Kannada film Rangappa Hogbitna. His act as a transgender in the 2015 film Naanu Avanalla. Avalu earned him the Best Actor Award at the 62nd National Film Awards.
17. Nirmal Milkha Singh, a former Indian volleyball captain, has died.
- Nirmal Kaur, a former Indian women’s volleyball captain and the wife of sprint great Milkha Singh, died in a Mohali hospital following a three-week battle with Covid-19 problems. She was 85 years old at the time.
- Nirmal, a former Director of Sports for Women in the Punjab Government and a former captain of the Indian national volleyball team, fought valiantly until the end.
18. Siddalingaiah, a Dalit poet from Kannada, died of Covid.
- Siddalingaiah, a well-known Kannada Dalit poet and activist from Karnataka, died at a private hospital in the city from Covid-related problems. He was 67 years old at the time.
- Siddalingaiah is credited with founding the Dalit-Bandaya movement in Kannada, as well as the Dalit literary genre in Kannada literature.
19. The United Nations has declared World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
- Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed to raise awareness about one of the cruelest manifestations of ageism in our society: elder abuse.
- The topic for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 is “Access to Justice,” which serves as a reminder of how important it is to fully address the requirements of older individuals seeking justice.
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