Newly discovered Tardigrade species named after Kerala

Researchers have discovered a new Tardigrade species of the genus Stygarctus, which they named after Kerala where it was found. Tardigrades are so small that high-end microscopes are required to study them. Commonly called ‘moss piglets’ and ‘water bears’, they also rank among the hardiest animals on Earth despite their minuscule size. The discovery is […]

Odisha CM announces Rs 1,690 crore COVID-19 package for financially weaker sections

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 17, 2021, announced a COVID-19 package of Rs 1690.46 crore for socially and financially weaker sections of people in the State. The package will assist construction workers, landless farmers, tribal peoples, urban poor, state food security beneficiaries, Divyang students, and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (NREGA) workers […]

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 June 2021

18 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as world’s third-largest diamond, International Vaccine Institute and World Competitiveness Index 2021 among others.  1. The world’s third-largest diamond has been unearthed in which nation? […]

Election Commission of India releases Atlas on 2019 General Elections

The Election Commission of India on June 15, 2021, released ‘General Elections 2019: An Atlas’. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey released the Atlas. Chandra applauded the work of the officers of the Commission for putting together this innovative document and said further that […]

Current Affairs in Short: 18 June 2021

Rs 150 per dose not sustainable in long run: Bharat Biotech • Bharat Biotech stated on June 15, 2021 that the supply price of Covaxin to the central government, which has been fixed at Rs 150 per dose is a non-competitive price and not sustainable in the long run. • Hence, the company stated that […]

India vs New Zealand WTC Final to begin today at 3.30pm

India is all set to take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship Final, which is scheduled to start from today, June 18, 2021 at the Ageas Bowl Stadium in Southampton, United Kingdom.  All eyes will be on the highly anticipated clash, as the team that wins will create history by becoming the first-ever […]

Switzerland tops ranking, India ranked 43rd

India maintained its 43rd rank on the World Competitiveness Index 2021, compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD). Switzerland topped the 2021 rankings, followed by Sweden at 2nd place. World Competitiveness Rankings List comprises a total of 64 nations. Innovation, digitalization, welfare benefits, and social cohesion were key to economic performance in the 2021 […]

Know Key Candidates and How Elections are held here

The 13th Presidential Election is being held on June 18, 2021. Four candidates, Mohsen Rezaei, Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Abdolnaser Hemmati, and Ebrahim Raisi are in the running for the post of President. Of all four, Ebrahim Raisi enjoys a significant lead over the others. Rezaei is a former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander-in-chief, Hashemi […]

Japan Government to issue vaccine passport for travel abroad

The Japanese government announced on June 17, 2021, that it will make vaccine passports available from next month for Japanese travellers. The decision has come as governments around the world experiment with ways to relaunch business trips and tourism. Top government spokesperson, Katsunobu Kato informed that the government has been preparing to issue a certificate […]

Ordnance Factory Board to be split into 7 corporate entities: What does this mean?

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on June 16, 2021 cleared the corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Following this, the existing 41 factories under the OFB will be split into seven new corporate entities.  The Ordnance Factory Board will be split into seven government-owned corporate entities that will produce vehicles, […]

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