Today Top Current Affairs 20 & 21 June 2021
Daily Current Affairs 20 & 21 June 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 20 & 21 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.
Third-Largest Diamond of World discovered in Botswana
The Debswana Diamond Company has discovered a 1,098-carat diamond in Botswana with the government of Botswana and the South African diamond company De Beers.
- 1,098-carat diamond is believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined in the world.
The World’s Largest Diamond discovered:
|3,106 carat Cullinan stone||1905||South Africa|
|1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona||2015||Botswana|
Ebrahim Raisi wins Presidential Election 2021 of Iran
Ebrahim Raisi has got the victory in the 2021 Iranian presidential election. Ebrahim received 62 percent of the vote with about 90 percent of ballots counted.
- Ebrahim will take place of Hassan Rouhani in August 2021 and will serve for his four-year term.
- Ebrahim is also serving as the Chief Justice of Iran since March 2019.
Who is Ebrahim Raisi
Ebrahim Raisi (Full name – Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati) is an Iranian conservative and principlist politician and Muslim jurist. recently, has been elected in the 2021 Iranian presidential election.
- Born: 14 December 1960 (Mashhad, Iran)
- Age: 60 Years
- Full name: Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati
- Spouse: Jamileh Alamolhoda
- Party: Combatant Clergy Association
- Father Name: Seyed Haji Rais Al-Sadati,
- Mother Name: Seyedeh Esmat Khodadad Hosseini
Ireland All-Rounder Kevin O Brien retires from ODI cricket
Kevin O’Brien from Ireland has announced to take retirement from One-Day international cricket. Kevin is an all-rounder player and has played his last match for the country against the Netherlands on June 7, 2021.
- However, O’Brien will continue playing T20s and Tests format for Ireland.
Kevin O’Brien Wiki
- He has played 153 ODIs for Ireland and scored 3619 runs from his 141 innings at the strike rate of 88.79.
- Kevin also is the 3rd highest run-getter for Ireland in ODIs.
Max Verstappen won 2021 French Grand Prix
The F1 racer (Netherlands-Red Bull) Max Verstappen has won the 2021 French Grand Prix. the race was held on 20th June 2021.
- Followed by Lewis Hamilton (Britain-Mercedes) and Sergio Perez [Mexico- Red Bull] stood 2nd and 3rd place in the 2021 French Grand Prix.
The Flying Sikh Milkha Singh dies at 91 due to Covid
The legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has taken his last breath at the age of 91. he was suffering from Covid complications.
- Milkha Singh was taking treatment at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. in the last week, Milkha his former national volleyball captain wife Nirmal Kaur due to the Covid-complications.
DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra Dies at 59 Due to Covid-19
The Secretary in the Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Mr. Guruprasad Mohapatra has died at the age of 59. he was suffering from COVID-19 related complications.
About Guruprasad Mohapatra:
- Mohapatra was an IAS officer from Gujarat cadre 1986 batch and also had served as joint secretary in the Department of Commerce.
- He has served as Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
- Later, he was appointed as DPIIT secretary in August 2019.
World Humanist Day 2021
World Humanist Day is observed on the June solstice every year around the world, and this year this day usually falls on June 21st.
- International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has been organizing World Humanist Day since 1980.
- The main purpose of this day is to create awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to effect change in the world.
International Day of Yoga 2021
International Day of Yoga is being celebrated on 21st June and it aims to create awareness around the world, regarding the many benefits of practicing Yoga. In 2021, it will be the 7th edition of the annual celebrations.
- The theme of 2021 is ‘Yoga for well-being’.
In 2015, the first International Day of Yoga was observed at Rajpath in New Delhi.
World Hydrography Day 2021
The day of 21st June is observed as World Hydrography Day every year across the world. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe World Hydrography Day on June 21st in 2005.
- This day also marks the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Organization which was founded on 21st June 1921.
- The theme for 2021 World Hydrography Day WHD is “One hundred years of international cooperation in hydrography ”.
World Music Day 2021
World Music Day takes place on 21st June every year. the aim of this day is to honor the amateur and professional musicians and this day also encourages them to showcase their work to the world.
- The first music day was held in 1982 in Paris, France.
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