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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