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Today’s Current Affairs News Headline: June 8, 2022

Today’s Current Affairs News Headline

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National News

• RBI has increased the policy repo rate by 50 bps to 4.90%, the SDF rate to 4.65%, the marginal standing facility rate and the bank rate to 5.15%.

• Two Indian-born brothers, Atul and Rajesh Gupta have been arrested in Dubai after being indicted on corruption charges and facing extradition.

• Dr Hussein Amir-Abdullahian, Foreign Minister of Iran, received a warm welcome in India.
• MEMU Asansol-Bokaro’s train derailed shortly after leaving Asansol train station; no one was injured.

• NHAI completed the Guinness World Record by manufacturing 75 km of continuous bituminous concrete in a single lane in a record time of 105 hours and 33 minutes.

• BJP will hold a national executive meeting in Hyderabad, Telangana, on July 2-3; Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the meeting.

International News

• The Taliban regime is responsible for the increase in child trafficking in Afghanistan.

• The World Bank cut its global economic growth forecast to 2.9 per cent, down 1.2 per cent from its January forecast, saying the severe slowdown was caused by a number of factors, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the closure of China.

• Ukraine has blocked the visit of the head of the IAEA to the Russian-occupied nuclear plant in Zaporizhia.

• US Vice President Kamala Harris announced $1.9 billion in new private-sector funding on June 7 to support jobs in Central America and reduce incentives for migration.

• The Colombian Navy released images of artefacts scattered near a Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean more than 300 years ago.

• Cambodia and China deny reports that they are building a secret naval facility for the Chinese fleet in the Gulf of Thailand.

• King Philippe of Belgium arrives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a historic visit to the Central African country that his ancestor once brutally ruled as his private fiefdom.
• Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov arrived in Turkey to discuss Ukraine’s grain exports.

Environmental News

• The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, said that developing countries need more time than 2050 to reach net zero emissions.

Sport News

• The International Skating Federation will increase the minimum age for figure skaters in senior international events to 17 years before the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Australia defeated the United Arab Emirates in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying playoffs to meet Peru in the final and seal their place in the fifth consecutive World Cup.

• Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the US Open, saying his body “needs more time to get stronger” after a major car accident last year.

Corporate News

• The EU will require all wearable devices sold in the 27-member bloc to use USB-C type chargers to reduce electronic waste.
• The US FDA expert panel recommends the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Maryland-based Novavax.
• The Noida Supertech twin towers will be demolished on August 21, says the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority.

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