India and Bhutan ink MoU for developing cooperation in the areas of Environment

India and Bhutan on June 18, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for developing cooperation between the two nations in the areas of the environment. The agreement was signed virtually from the Indian side by the Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar and from the Bhutanese side by the Chairperson of […]

Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Assam, 5th tremor in 24 hrs

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit Assam on June 19, 2021, during the early hours. The region has experienced the fifth tremor in the past 24 hours. The latest quake was reported at 1.07 am with its epicenter 39km west of Tezpur, Sonitpur district at a depth of 30 km, mentioned in a report by the National […]

Track legend Milkha Singh passes away at 91

Track legend Milkha Singh passed away on June 18, 2021 due to post-COVID complications.He had tested positive for COVID-19 in May 2021. He was 91.  Milkha Singh’s family confirmed the news with an official statement that read, “It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away […]

Zydus Cadila to seek emergency authorization for ZyCoV-D vaccine next week

Zydus Cadila, the Ahmedabad-based pharmaceutical firm on June 18, 2021, is likely to apply to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D next week. Once approved, ZyCoV-D will be the world’s first DNA plasmid-based vaccine against COVID-19 and the fourth vaccine in India in addition to […]

14 June to 19 June 2021

Naftali Bennett becomes new PM of Israel Naftali Bennett, ending the 12-year rule of Netanyahu, has been elected as Israel’s Prime Minister. The 12 member Knesset approved the new coalition government in the country and voted the religious-nationalist as the new premier of Israel. Serbian Tennis Player Novak Djokovic wins 19th Grand Slam The star […]

Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda passes away 

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first president and champion of African independence Kenneth Kaunda has passed away. He was 97. Zambia’s current President Edgar Lungu shared the unfortunate news on his social media page on June 17, 2021. He informed that Zambia will see 21 days of mourning. Dear KK, I learnt of your passing with great […]

World’s third largest diamond unearthed in Botswana

Debswana Diamond Company on June 1, 2021, found the world’s third-largest diamond in the Jwaneng mine in Botswana, South Africa. Botswana is Africa’s largest producer of diamonds. The stone weighing 1,098 carats was presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi two weeks later of unearthing it. As per the preliminary analysis, the stone weighs a little less […]

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million: Reuters Study

According to a Reuters tally, Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide have passed a grim milestone of 4 million on June 17, 2021, as many countries struggle to procure enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their populations. While the number of fresh COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased in the countries such as the United States and the UK, […]

Third COVID wave unlikely to disproportionately affect children: WHO-AIIMS survey

The possible third wave of COVID-19 in India is unlikely to disproportionately affect children than adults, revealed a seroprevalence study conducted by the World Health Organisation and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog said during media briefing that the WHO-AIIMS survey shows seropositivity in persons below and above […]

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 June 2021

Global deaths due to COVID-19 surpasses 4 million As per the Reuters study, the global deaths because of the Coronavirus pandemic have exceeded the 4 million mark. It took over a year to record 2 million deaths, however, the next 2 million were recorded in just 166 days. The US, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and India […]

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