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Current affairs June 21

Current affairs June 21

Chief Economic Advisor Resignes

The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) of India, Arvind Subramanian had resigned from his post. Subramanian appointed as CEA to the finance ministry in October 2014, for the period of three years.

World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gujarat

The world’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics  launched in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Centre will use forensics for humanitarian services, which will assist humanitarian efforts during emergencies and natural disasters. The Centre is a joint venture of the Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives, and also the Gujarat Forensic Science University.

Surat Smart City selected for ‘City Award’

Surat has won the City Award for showing great momentum in implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.The Innovative Idea award has been conferred upon 2 cities – Bhopal and Ahmedabad.The Innovative Idea award has been conferred upon 2 cities – Bhopal and Ahmedabad.

B. Sriram appointed MD & CEO of IDBI Bank

SBI’s managing director (MD), Balasubramanyam Sriram, has been appointed the MD and chief executive officer (CEO) of IDBI Bank for three months. Meanwhile Sriram replaces Mahesh Kumar Jain, who has been appointed deputy governor of the Reserve of Bank India (RBI).

Current affairs June 21

International yoga day

The 4th International yoga day celebrated across the world on June 21, 2018. The day’s celebrations in India were led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dehradun. The Prime Minister joined thousands of volunteers, performing Yoga asanas in the lawns of Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.However  Similar Yoga related events  held across the world to mark the occasion.

Canada legalise Marijuana
Canadian Senate has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on June 20 in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. Moreover the bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grow, distribute and sold. With the bill’s passing, Canada becomes the first in the G7 to legalise the drug’s recreational use.

Trump orders to end separation of immigrant families
US President Donald Trump has  sign an executive order to keep together immigrant families who have been detain at the border with Mexico. The order states that most families would be hold  together under the Department of Homeland Security. Except in cases where an adult may pose a threat to a child. It is not immediately clear when Trump’s order would be implement.

Current affairs June 21

North Korea may return US soldier
North Korea may soon return the first out of 200 sets of remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War. This comes after an agreement  reached last week by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. The US and North Korean leaders agreed to the repatriations during their historic June 12 summit in Singapore.

Sikkim govt announces A R Rahman as its Brand Ambassador

Music  composer A R Rahman appointed as  Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government. Rahman will promote and project Sikkim’s achievements nationally and globally .Sikkim, with its natural and pristine beauty, has over the last two decades emerged as a world famous eco-tourism destination.

Current affairs June 21

ICC Test rankings
In ICC Test rankings, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up 10 places to achieve a career-best 24. His teammates Murali Vijay and Ravinder Jadeja also moved up. Fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have also made an upward movement in the rankings list. Team India also maintained its top spot in the team rankings.