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SSC CGL General Awareness Current Affairs June 2021 Part-3

Recent events that occur all around us are referred to as current affairs. They can be about significant days, events, awards, honors, politics, sports, commerce, science, economy, national and international issues, and so on. Current events are critical for aspirants because they are asked in many competitive exams, both government and non-government.

Reading current affairs improves your general knowledge as well as vocabulary. They are beneficial for exams and job interviews too. If you aspire to crack competitive exams such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB, UPSC, etc., you should know about every important occurrence until the exam day.

Lucky for you, we compile all the daily, weekly, and monthly current affairs for your ease!

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  1. According to World Employment and Social Outlook 2021, global unemployment is expected to increase to 205 million in 2022 compared to 187 million in 2019.

  2. Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, was elected as new President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
    • Abdulla Shahid won against Afghanistan’s former foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul with a three-fourth majority.
    • He fetched 143 votes, while Rassoul got 48 votes out of 191 votes polled.
    • Maldives will occupy the office of President of UNGA for the first time.
    • Maldives will occupy the office of President of UNGA for the first time.
    • It is rotated amongst various regional groupings.
    • 76th UNGA session for 2021-22 was the turn of the Asia-Pacific group.

  3. The Indian Navy will receive its first batch of MH-60 Romeo helicopters from the US in July, made by Lockheed Martin.

  4. India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the 2022-2024 term.
    • India has been selected in the Asia-Pacific States category.
    • Other elected countries include Oman, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan.
    • Elected African countries are- Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tunisia, and the United Republic of Tanzania.
    • Among eastern European states, Croatia and the Czech Republic were elected.
    • Belize, Peru, and Chile are among elected Latin American and Caribbean states.
    • In the by-election of the Economic and Social Council, New Zealand & Denmark were elected for January to December 2022, while Israel was elected for January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2023.

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  5. World Food Safety Day observed on June 7, theme: “Food safety, everyone’s business.”

  6. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has developed three types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.
    • Three ventilators have been named Prana, Vau, and Svasta, while the oxygen cylinder has been named Shwaas.
    • All three are user-friendly and fully automated, along with touch-screen specifications.

  7. France: Google fined 220 million euros for abuse of market power in the ad business.

  8. Clinical trials of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy were conducted globally.
    • Therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
    • It has shown promising results on end-stage patients, especially in patients with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
    • First CAR-T cell Therapy was done by IIT Bombay and cancer care in India at Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai.
    • CAR-T cells were designed and manufactured at Bioscience and Bioengineering (BSBE) department, IIT Bombay. The BIRAC-PACE scheme also supported it.

  9. Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, an Iranian cleric who helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, dies at 74.
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  11. Weyan, a remote village in the Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir, became India’s first village to vaccinate all its adult population against COVID-19

  12. On the Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards line, the Assam cabinet has decided to institute Asom Ratna Award.
    • Asom Ratna Award will be presented every year to one person for his significant contribution to society.
    • Cabinet also decided to constitute Asom Bibhushan, Assam Bhushan Award, and Asom Shree award which will be conferred every year to three people, five people, and ten people.

  13. NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation launched ‘Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan’ to provide home-care support to asymptomatic covid-19 patients or patients with mild symptoms.

  14. Russia is building its first naval ship, which will be fully equipped with stealth technology.
    • Stealth technology will make it hard to detect.
    • Hull of the Mercury naval corvette dubbed project 20386 is ready, and the vessel is expected to be delivered to the Navy in 2022.

  15. Rating agency, CRISIL, has cut India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast from 11 percent to 9.5 percent for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

  16. Union Health Ministry has capped the price for the administration of Covid-19 vaccines in private hospitals.
    • The maximum price for Covaxine was fixed at Rs 1400.
    • Covishield will cost Rs 780 per dose, while the Sputnik V vaccine will cost Rs 1,145 per dose.

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  17. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gets 2nd term beginning January 1, 2022, is holding office since January 1, 2017.

  18. According to an annual survey of the world’s most livable cities in 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up rankings of livable cities.
    • Auckland is the most livable city in 2021 because of its successful approach to containing the pandemic, followed by Osaka & Tokyo in Japan, Adelaide in Australia, and Wellington in New Zealand. All these countries had a swift response to the pandemic.
    • According to the report, metropolises in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand are leaping ahead of municipalities in Europe.
    • Life remains most difficult in Damascus because of Syria’s ongoing civil war.
    • The most notable rise was by Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States. It came to 14th position by moved up 46 places. Ranking improved because of its containment measures and fast vaccination program.

  19. 36 years old Indian football, Sunil Chhetri, has surpassed Argentina’s Lionel Messi and has become the second-highest active international goal-scorer with 74 strikes.

  20. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, with 106 goals, is the highest active international goal scorer.

  21. Union government has appointed Anup Chandra Pandey as Election Commissioner.
    • He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch from the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
    • He will serve the office for around three years and will retire in February 2024.

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  22. According to the Global Economic Prospects Update released by World Bank, the global economy is expected to expand 5.6 percent in 2021.

  23. NCLT approves Piramal Group’s bid for bankrupt-DHFL, subject to approval from NCLAT and SC.

  24. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 report.
    • Total Enrolment in Higher Education stands at 3.85 crores in 2019-20.
    • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), the percentage of students belonging to the eligible age group enrolled in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 27.1%.
    • Gender Parity Index (GPI) in Higher Education in 2019-20 improved to 1.01 (1.00 in 2018-19).
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 26.
    • The number of students pursuing Ph.D. in 2019-20 is 2.03 lakh.
    • The Total Number of Teachers stands at 15,03,156, comprising 57.5% male and 42.5% female

  25. Tenure of LIC Chairman M. R. Kumar, extended until March 13, 2022, was supposed to end on June 30, 2021

  26. Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, and Yatra have established a new industry association called “Confederation of Hospitality, Technology & Tourism Industry (CHATT).”
    • CHATT will help small companies and travel & hospitality technology.
    • CHATT association will promote domestic tourism and help in the digital transformation of domestic tourism.

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  27. El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.
  28. India-Thailand coordinated patrol (CORPAT) being held in the Andaman Sea from June 9 to 11.

  29. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of US tops QS World University Rankings 2022.
    • 3 Indian institutions — IIT, Bombay (177), IIT Delhi (185), and IISc Bengaluru (186) — in the top-200 of QS World University Rankings 2022.

  30. UDID (Unique Disability Identification) card can be used to register on CoWIN.

  31. AP to help vendors, small traders with interest-free loans under the Jagananna Thodu scheme
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  33. Centre has increased MSP for paddy by Rs 72. It now stands at Rs 1,940 per quintal for the 2021-22 crop.
    • Over the previous years, the highest absolute increase in MSP has been recommended for sesamum, followed by tur and urad.
    • MSP on Groundnut and Niger seed was increased by Rs 275 per quintal and Rs 235 per quintal, respectively.
    • Centre fixed differential remuneration to encourage crop diversification.

  34. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) drops Chinese sportswear Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Tokyo Olympics; its athletes will wear unbranded apparel.

  35. Alphabet’s Google is all set to build the world’s most extended undersea cable connecting United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
    • This undersea cable will boost internet connection capacity in these regions.
    • Undersea cable, called Firmina, will run from the East Coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, along with additional landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.
    • The announcement was made following a surge in demand for internet and cloud services amid the covid-19 pandemic pushing online shopping, online entertainment, and online work from home culture.

  36. According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index for Q1 2021, India has moved down by 12 spots in the global home price index because property price in India has declined amid the covid-19 pandemic.
    • This year, India has been ranked at 55th position, while during Q1 2020, India was ranked at 43rd position in terms of property prices.
    • Home prices in India decreased by 1.6 percent on a year-on-year basis.
    • The US witnessed the highest annual price growth rate since 2005. Prices have increased by 13.2 percent year on year (YoY).
    • Turkey is the topper in annual rankings with prices of 32 percent.
    • New Zealand follows Turkey at 22.1 percent and Luxembourg with 16.6 percent growth in prices YoY.
    • Spain emerged as the weakest-performing territory in Q1 2021. In Spain, home prices fell by 1.8 percent.
    • HPI measures price changes of residential housing concerning percentage change from some specific start date.
    • Hedonic regression (HR), repeat-sales regression (RSR), and simple moving average (SMA) are standard methodologies to measure HPI.

  37. Assam Government has notified Dihing Patkai as a National Park, which was the last remaining stretches of the Assam Valley tropical wet evergreen forests.

    • This notification comes four days after creating 422-sq. Km Raimona National Park in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
    • Assam now has the third most National Parks (7) in India.
    • With 12 national parks, Madhya Pradesh maintains the top slot and is followed by Andaman & Nicobar Islands, having nine national parks.
Kinshu Patel

Kinshu Patel

Kinshu is a content writer at Exam Lounge. She has experience as an educational content writer for the past 3 years. Her main field of interest is General awareness including History, Geography and Current Affairs

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