Today Top Current Affairs 18 June 2021
Daily Current Affairs 18 June 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 18 June 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our Today current affairs.
Arjun Munda launches Sankalp Se Siddhi- Mission Van Dhan
Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda has started off Sankalp Se Siddhi – Mission Van Dhan. it aims to promote local products manufactured by tribal artisans. in addition, it will also make ensure the sustainable livelihood of the tribal population in the country.
- Arjun Munda also has begun TRIFED’s new office premises at NSIC Complex at Okhla Industrial Area. the TRIFED’s new office is built in around 30,000 sqft area and has state-of-the-art infrastructure.
seven more Tribes India outlets
- Jagdalpur – 2
- Ranchi – 3
- Jamshedpur – 1
- Sarnath -1
LIC Launches RuPay Prepaid Gift Card “Shagun”
LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) has launched contactless prepaid gift card ‘Shagun’ on the RuPay platform with the help of IDBI Bank. the main purpose of it is to promote cashless ways of gifting and present a wide range of end-use choices while preparing for the foray into the e-gift card market.
- The Shagun Gift Card will offer a flexible loading amount, ranging from ₹500 to ₹10,000 and validity of 3 years.
- It will be used from the wide acceptability of RuPay, and also, the Shagun gift card can be used at millions of merchant outlets and e-commerce websites in India.
Facebook Launches ‘Report It, Don’t Share It!’ Initiative
Social media legend Facebook has started off a new initiative named ‘Report It, Don’t Share It!’. the main purpose of this initiative is to keep children safe on the internet.
- The ‘Report it, don’t share it’ campaign has been started in collaboration with Aarambh India Initiative, Cyber Peace Foundation, and Arpan.
- it will also encourage people to report abusive or harmful content, and not share it.
How to report
- Users can report content where a child may be at risk by calling 1098 and reporting it to the Childline India Foundation.
- Apart from this, if the content is on Facebook’s family of apps, it can be reported on fb.me/onlinechildprotection.
Science & Technology
Government launches trusted telecom portal @trustedtelecom.gov.in
The Govt of India has launched the Trusted Telecom Portal @ trustedtelecom.gov.in. the Cabinet has approved the National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector for the govt to declare a list of trusted sources and products for installation in the nation’s telecom networks.
- Under this portal, the Cyber wing of the National Security Council Secretariat will help in making necessary telecom service providers that will use the equipment through trusted or authentic sources only.
Centre appoints Finance Ministry official Anand Mohan Bajaj to SEBI Board
The Centre has decided to elect Anand Mohan Bajaj as a Member of the Board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Mohan Bajaj is an Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
- He will take place of Tarun Bajaj who is appointed as Revenue Secretary.
- Apart from this, the Centre also appointed an official in the SEBI Board is K V R Murty, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Company Affairs.
Satya Nadella appointed as Chairman of Microsoft
Satya Nadella has been appointed as the new Chairman of Microsoft. Satya will take place of John Thompson as the Chairman. he also holds over 1.6 million shares of Microsoft.
About Microsoft –
CEO: Satya Nadella
Founded: 4 April 1975
Headquarters: Washington, United States
Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021
Every year, The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on June 17. this day aims to create awareness of the presence of desertification and drought and highlight methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought.
- On 30th January 1995, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day.
2021 Theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: “Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land”
Autistic Pride Day 2021
The day of 18th June is observed as Autistic Pride Day every year across the world. the main purpose of this day is to create awareness about autism among people.
- it also recognizes the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
- In 2005, The first Autistic Pride Day was observed in Brazil at the initiative of an organization called Aspies for Freedom.
Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021
Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed by people on 18 June across the world. it aims to focus the attention of the world on the role that sustainable gastronomy plays in our lives.
- In 2016, The UN General Assembly proclaimed this day on 21st December.
ASEAN Dengue Day 2021
Every year, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) observes ASEAN Dengue Day on 15th June since 2011.
ASEAN Dengue Day (ADD) theme 2021 is ” ASEAN Unite Against Dengue Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Great June Uprising Unity Day 2021 in Manipur
On 18th June 2021, The Citizens of Manipur are celebrating the 20th Great June Uprising Unity Day. This day marks homage to 18 martyrs who laid down their lives to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur on June 18 in 2001.
- The United Committee Manipur and the All Manipur United Clubs Organization proclaimed The Great June Uprising Unity Day to celebrate annually to commemorate the 2001 uprising and reaffirm the resolution to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state.
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