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Current Affairs: News Headlines: June 22, 2018

Following are the key current affairs headlines in newspapers for June 22, 2018

INDIA

  • 4th International Yoga day celebrated on June 21 with “Yoga for Peace” as its theme
  • Rajasthan: 1.6 lakh people in Kota set Guinness World Record for ‘largest number of people performing yoga at one place at the same time’
  • PM Modi performs yoga at Dehradun, President Kovind marks Yoga day in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announces to set up a ‘Yog Aayog’ in the state
  • HRD Ministry approves setting up an inter-university yoga centre at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bengaluru
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BSE Sensex closes at 35,432.39 points (–114.94), NSE Nifty at 10,741.10 (–30.95)
  • India increases duties on a slew of farm products, steel and iron imported from the US in retaliatory action against President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes on steel and aluminium
  • TRAI announces name, logo design contest for public Wi-Fi networks
  • Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar’s consumer goods venture Sri Sri Tattva launches apparel brand – BYOGI

WORLD

  • World Music Day celebrated on June 21
  • US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep together immigrant families who have been detained at the border with Mexico
  • Veteran Pakistani diplomat and Jamsheed Marker dies in Karachi at 95, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under the title of “World’s longest-serving ambassador” and also being the “ambassador to more countries than any other person”
  • Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, celebrated Urdu satirist and humourist, dies in Karachi at 94
  • Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46 in California
  • NASA’s Curiosity rover captures photos of dust storm on Mars
  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, to succeed Sunil Bharti Mittal as Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

SPORTS

  • FIFA World Cup in Russia: Australia-Denmark draw 1-1 in a Group C match in Samara, Spain beat Iran1-0 in Group B match in Sochi
  • Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth named Sports Illustrated ‘India’s Sportsperson of the Year’

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Current Affairs: News Headlines: June 21, 2018

Following are the key current affairs headlines in newspapers for June 21, 2018

INDIA

  • President Ram Nath Kovind meets his Surinam’s President Desire Delano Bouterse in capital Paramaribo
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg City
  • J&K: Governor’s rule imposed; former Chief Secretary B. B. Vyas and anti-Naxal expert K. Vijay Kumar appointed advisers to Governor N. N. Vohra
  • Vishwas Mandalik from Nasik and the Yoga Institute in Mumbai win Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga
  • First batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims cross over to China from Nathu-La Border route in Sikkim
  • Tamil Nadu: AIIMS to be set up near Madurai at an estimated Rs 1,500 crore
  • Gujarat: Surat Smart City selected for ‘City Award’ for Implementation of Projects Under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018
  • Gujarat: World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched at Gandhinagar
  • Delhi: “Happiness Curriculum” to be introduced in Delhi’s govt. schools from the coming academic session.
  • Punjab govt. launches ‘i-Hariyali’ app under ‘Mission Tandarust’ to enable people to order free saplings
  • Assam: Rats nibble Rs 12.38 lakh cash inside ATM of SBI in Tinsukia town
  • Shillong selected as the 100th city to receive funding under the Centre’s Smart Cities Mission
  • 19-year old Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in Mumbai
  • Music composer A. R. Rahman appointed as Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BSE Sensex closes at 35,547.33 points (+260.59), NSE Nifty at 10,772.05 (+61.60)
  • Economic Offences Wing (EOW) arrests Bank of Maharashtra CMD Ravindra P. Marathe in a case of Rs 3000 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune’s DSK Group
  • SBI MD B. Sriram appointed MD & CEO of IDBI Bank
  • Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian steps down from his post and will return to the US
  • Delhi’s Indian Accent only Indian restaurant in world’s top 100 list compiled by William Reed Business Media
  • Air India to introduce ‘Maharaja’ business class seats on international flights

WORLD

  • World Refugee Day observed on June 20
  • United States quits the United Nations Human Rights Council
  • Canada legalises recreational use of marijuana nationwide
  • Veteran director Martin Scorsese top get Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rome Film Festival in October

SPORTS

  • FIFA World Cup: Russia defeat Egypt 3-1 in a Group-A match St. Petersburg, Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 Group B match in Moscow
  • England beat Australia by 242 runs to win 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham; take unbeatable 3-0 lead in 5-match series
  • England breaks own record for highest total in a men’s ODI with 481 for 6 against Australia at Nottingham
  • Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies in Sydney at 88

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