China inaugurates first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet, near Indian border

Jun 26, 2021
China has launched its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, which is a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 June to 26 June 2021

Jun 26, 2021
Chinese Government has launched its first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet, near the Indian border.

COVID-19: Japan to provide USD 9.3 million aid to India to build cold chain system

Jun 26, 2021
The assistance, under Japan’s Emergency Grant Aid Scheme, will provide India with cold chain equipment including medical equipment such as cold storage facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute manufactures first batch of Covovax, says Adar Poonawalla

Jun 26, 2021
Poonawalla in March 2021 had informed that the clinical trials for COVOVAX vaccine are underway in India and the vaccine will be launched by September 2021. Read all you need to know.

DRDO successfully test-fires indigenous Pinaka rocket, 122mm Caliber rocket systems

Jun 26, 2021
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired enhanced range versions of its indigenously developed Pinaka rocket system and 122mm Caliber rocket system.

US to keep 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Jun 25, 2021
The US troops that are expected to remain in Afghanistan will provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes its withdrawal.

Current Affairs Quiz: 25 June 2021

Jun 25, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as discovery of new early human,  first Chinese man to qualify for Wimbledon and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine among others. 

Israel brings back mask rules as new COVID-19 variant arrives

Jun 25, 2021
Israel had rolled out one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the world by inoculating some 85% of its adult population. Also, in recent months, the government had lifted almost all the restrictions as the number of active cases had plummeted. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 June 2021

Jun 25, 2021
China has inaugurated its first fully electrified bullet train in the Himalayan region of Tibet, near the Indian border.

ISSF World Cup 2021: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary wins bronze medal

Jun 25, 2021
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol shooting at the ISSF World Cup 2021 in Osijek, Croatia. Read all you need to know.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 June 2021

Jun 25, 2021
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will travel to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh this evening for a five-day visit to the state. 

Bill seeking to give right to appeal to Kulbhushan Jadhav presented in Pakistani Senate

Jun 25, 2021
The bill provides the Pakistani High Courts with the power to review and reconsider giving effect to the judgment of the International Court of Justice.

Japan approves world’s biggest free trade agreement involving China, ASEAN

Jun 25, 2021
Japan has become the third member to ratify the agreement, which was signed by 15 countries in November 2020. Among the signatories, China and Singapore have completed the ratification procedures.

Odisha Government to launch Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on June 30

Jun 25, 2021
The Odisha Government announced that it will launch Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the universal vaccination programme on June 30, 2021.

What is indemnity? Why are foreign vaccine makers like Pfizer, Moderna demanding Indemnity from Indian Govt?

Jun 25, 2021
Pfizer and Moderna are seeking indemnity from the countries they are supplying their vaccines so that they can get legal protection. 

World Health, IP, trade bodies launch joint platform to tackle COVID-19

Jun 25, 2021
The leaders of WIPO, WHO, and the WTO said that through the platform countries will be able to access the expertise in places where the three fields cross over in battling the pandemic.

CRWC-CWC Merger: Why has Central Railside Warehouse Company been merged with Central Warehousing Corporation?

Jun 25, 2021
The merger will lead to the transfer all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of CRWC with CWC. It will save expenditure that goes in corporate office rent, the salary of employees and other administrative costs.

COVID-19: How effective are the vaccines against the 'variant of concern' Delta plus?

Jun 25, 2021
The Union Health Ministry declared the Delta Plus variant of the SARS-CoV-2 as a ‘variant of concern’. Know how effective are the vaccines against the 'variant of concern' Delta plus?

Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches India’s Olympic theme song composed by Mohit Chauhan

Jun 25, 2021
India’s Olympic theme song titled ‘Tu thaan le’ has been composed and sung by the renowned playback singer Mohit Chauhan.

International Day of the Seafarer 2021: Theme, Significance and History

Jun 25, 2021
Each year, June 25 is observed as the Day of the Seafarer that recognizes the invaluable contribution of seafarers towards international trade and the economy at large. 

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