Current Affairs Today Headline – June 17, 2022

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Find here today’s news headlines by Jagran Josh for June 17, 2022.

Current Affairs Today Headline – June 17, 2022

national news

  • India reports 12,847 new cases, 14 deaths and 7,985 recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases to 63,063.
  • Violent protests in Bihar against Agnipath’s military recruitment program, crowds vandalize stations and block railway tracks.
  • PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 21,000 cr in Gujarat.
  • India’s first ever girl “Balika Panchayat” has been launched in several villages in Kutch district of Gujarat to promote the social and political development of girls.
  • The DGCA orders an action against the FTOs for violation of various safety instructions.
  • Supreme Court Justice Mr Shah was flown to Delhi after falling ill in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Jharkhand announces reduction of VAT on Aviation Jet Fuel (ATF) from 20% to 4% to increase air connectivity in the state and bring down air fares to boost tourism.
  • India’s largest spectrum auction, which will pave the way for high-speed 5G services, is expected to conclude by the end of July with rollout expected by September, according to Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Economy

  • RBI is lifting trade restrictions on Mastercard Asia/Pacific, allowing it to onboard new domestic customers.
  • RBI will soon release guidelines to make the digital lending ecosystem safe and healthy.
  • The GST Council will meet on June 28-29 in Srinagar, the office of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has informed.
  • Indian funds in Swiss banks rise 50% to 14-year high of Rs 30.5k cr on rise in institutional holdings: Swiss central bank data

Environment News

  • A Coastal Cleanup campaign to be carried out on 75 sea beaches across the country for 75 days from July 3 to September 17, 2022.
  • A high-level committee approves additional central funds worth Rs 1,000 crore for Rajasthan and Nagaland, which were hit by drought in 2021-22.
  • The wealthy northern Italian region of Lombardy is preparing to declare a state of emergency following a record drought.
  • French officials are urging caution as a record pre-summer heatwave sweeps across the country from Spain, where authorities are battling wildfires for the sixth day.

International information

  • The 164 WTO members formally adopted decisions on the COVID-19 pandemic, future pandemic preparedness, food insecurity, e-commerce, the TRIPS agreement and fisheries at the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO.
  • Tim Sale, acclaimed comic book artist behind classic DC Comics including “Batman: The Long Halloween” and “Superman for All Seasons,” died at age 66 on June 16.
  • Germany will continue to provide military support to Ukraine for as long as necessary, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in Kyiv.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited the war-torn Ukrainian capital Kyiv on June 16 and accepted Ukraine’s bid to join the EU. EU.
  • McDonald’s must pay 1.25 billion euros to escape a French tax evasion case.

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