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Today’s Current Affairs News Headline – June 17, 2022

Today’s Current Affairs News Headline – June 17, 2022
  • PublishedJune 17, 2022

Today’s Current Affairs News Headline

Find today’s current affairs news headlines for June 17, 2022, by Miliposts here.

National News

• India reported 12,847 new cases, 14 dead and 7,985 cured, bringing the total number of active cases to 63,063.
• Violent protests in Bihar, UP against the Agneepath Military Recruitment Scheme, mobs looted train stations and blocked railway tracks.
• PM Modi to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for Rs 21,000 crore development projects in Gujarat.
India’s first girl, “Balika Panchayat”, was started to promote girls’ social and political development in various villages in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
• DGCA orders action against FTO for violation of various security guidelines.
• High Court Justice MR Shah was brought to Delhi after falling ill in Himachal Pradesh.
Jharkhand announced the reduction of VAT on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) from 20 per cent to 4 per cent to increase air connectivity in the state and reduce airfares to promote tourism.
India’s largest spectrum auction, which will pave the way for high-speed 5G services, is likely to end at the end of July and is expected to be implemented in September: Minister Ashwini Vaishnav

Economy

RBI removes trade restrictions placed on MasterCard Asia/Pacific, allowing it to add new domestic customers.
RBI will soon issue guidelines to make the digital lending ecosystem safe and sound.
• Meeting of the GST Council from June 28 to 29 in Srinagar informed the office of the Minister of Finance of the Union, Nirmala Sitharaman.
• Indian funds in Swiss banks surged 50 per cent to a 14-year high of Rs 30.5k crore on the rise in institutional holdings: Swiss central bank data

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Environmental News

• A coastal cleanup campaign will be carried out on 75 beaches across the country for 75 days, from July 3 to September 17, 2022.
• The high-level committee approved an additional Rs 1 billion core fund for drought-affected Rajasthan and Nagaland from 2021-22.
• The prosperous northern Lombardy region of Italy is preparing to declare a state of emergency due to a record drought.
• French authorities urge caution as record pre-summer heat spreads across the country from Spain, where authorities are battling wildfires for the sixth day.

International News

• 164 WTO members formally adopted decisions on the COVID-19 pandemic, preparedness for future pandemics, food insecurity, e-commerce, the TRIPS Agreement and fisheries at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference.
• Legendary comic book artists of classic DC comics, including ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ and ‘Superman for All Seasons, Tim Sell, died on June 16 at age 66.
• In Kyiv, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany would continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary.
• French President Emmanuel Macron, German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Kyiv, the capital of war-torn Ukraine, on June 16 and supported Ukraine’s bid to be accepted as a candidate for membership of the European Union.
• McDonald’s will pay 1,250 million euros to prevent French tax evasion.

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