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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