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 […]

Current Affairs in Short: 17 June 2021

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be available in 9 more cities • Sputnik V, COVID-19 vaccine of Russia, will be available in 9 more cities across India. They will include Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Baddi, Vishakhapatnam, Miryalaguda, and Kolhapur. •  The local distribution partner of the vaccine, Dr. Reddy’s also issued a statement mentioning that […]

Current Affairs in Short: 16 June 2021

Sputnik V more effective against ‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant? • The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) stated on June 15, 2-21 that its Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is more efficient against the Delta variant of the virus than any other vaccine so far. The variant was first identified in India.  • The Delta variant has […]

Current Affairs in Short: 15 June 2021

Andhra Pradesh to provide 9 hrs free power supply to farmlands in Kharif season • Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy informed on June 14, 2021 that the state government will provide nine hours of free continuous power supply to the farmlands during the daytime in the coming Kharif season. • The Minister stated […]

Current Affairs in Short: 14 June 2021

Milkha Singh’s wife Nirmal Kaur passes away due to COVID-19 • Track legend Milkha Singh’s wife, Nirmal Kaur passed away on June 13, 2021 at the age of 85 years. She had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in May 2021.  • The family informed in a statement on June 13, “We are deeply saddened to […]

Current Affairs in Short: 11 June 2021

Shikhar Dhawan to lead Team India for ODI, T20 series against Sri Lanka • Shikhar Dhawan will captain Team India on its six-match ODI and T20 tour of Sri Lanka, which is scheduled to be held at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo between July 13-25, 2021.  • Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will […]

Current Affairs in Short: 10 June 2021

Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in semi-finals of French Open • World number one Novak Djokovic will face off with defending champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of Men’s singles in the ongoing French Open on June 11, 2021.  • Djokovic defeated ninth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in the quarter-finals to […]

Current Affairs in Short: 9 June 2021

Ladakh reserves jobs for locals • Ladakh administration has decided to reserve jobs exclusively for locals under its newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh Employment (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules 2021. • The new rules have been formed by Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur. The Ladakh administration informed on June 7, 2021 that the rules shall […]

Current Affairs in Short: 8 June 2021

Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar assumes role of Director General Naval Operations • Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar on June 7, 2021 took charge as the Director-General Naval Operations. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 1987. • He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune. • He graduated from the Defence […]

Current Affairs in Short: 7 June 2021

Delhi’s LNJP hospital begins Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail treatment • The Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail, which is used to treat mild to moderate “high risk” COVID-19 patients, has now been made available completely free of cost at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP). • LNJP hospital’s Managing Director, Dr. Suresh Kumar said that the hospital […]

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