Gold Hallmarking made mandatory in India: What is gold hallmarking and why is it important?

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The Consumer Affairs Ministry has decided to not impose any penalties till August-end to give adequate time to the manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of gold jewellery.

Australia and UK agree on historic free trade agreement

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The Free Trade Agreement between the UK and Australia will eliminate the tariff deals on UK goods and will also boost jobs and businesses.

India aims to restore 2.6 million hectares of degraded land by 2030: PM Modi 

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India aims to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 to achieve an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, said PM Narendra Modi at the UN  “High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought”.

Explained: Twitter loses protection under Section 79 of IT Act- What it means?

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Twitter will no longer be protected under Section 79 of the IT Act and its top executives will now be liable for all the content on its platform that is considered inflammatory or considered unlawful in nature.

Uttar Pradesh Zila panchayat chairperson elections to be held on July 3

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The nominations for Zila panchayat chairperson will be filed on June 26, 2021, and the scrutiny of the candidates’ papers will be conducted on the same day. The last date for the withdrawal of the nomination is June 29.

US COVID-19 deaths cross 6 lakh mark: California reports highest deaths, New York second highest

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As per CSSE data, California has reported the highest number of deaths in the US with 63,191 fatalities, followed by New York that has reported the nation's second-largest deaths of 53,558.

COVID Vaccination with walk-ins opened for 18+, online CoWIN registration not mandatory: Government

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COVID registration: Any individual over the age of 18 can walk into the nearest vaccination centre where the vaccinator will perform the on-site registration on CoWIN digital platform and will also provide vaccination in the same visit.

Current Affairs Quiz: 15 June 2021

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The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  Pulitzer Prize 2021,  NOVAVAX COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and India's retail inflation among others. 

How did India’s forex reserves cross $600 billion mark? Know its impact here

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India’s forex reserves crossed the $600 billion mark for the first time, as per the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read how did it happen and know its impact.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 June 2021

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Two Delhi hospitals will start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V by the end of this week.  One hospital is Madhukar Rainbow Children's Hospital, which will start administering Sputnik V tentatively from June 20. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 June 2021

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In ICC Team Test Ranking 2021, the cricket team of New Zealand has toppled India to become the world’s number one ranked Test team.

Bharat Biotech shares complete data of Covaxin research studies 

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The studies conducted on Covaxin's Phase I trials aimed to assess the vaccine's safety, immune response and to determine right dosage.

Assam to present its own civilian awards on lines of Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards

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Three new sets of awards announced by the Assam Government on the lines of Padma Awards are namely- Asom Bibhushan, Asom Bhushan, and Asom Shree.

Navy's first 3 three indigenous nuclear attack submarines to be 95 percent made-in-India

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This project is different from the Arihant class project, under which, six nuclear-powered submarines are being built with the capability of launching ballistic missiles.

World’s first wooden satellite to be launched in 2021

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Artic Astronautics, a Finnish company will send the world’s first wooden satellite into space by the end of 2021. Read how will a wooden satellite survive outer space.

Shenzhou-12: China to launch first human spaceflight with three men, first since 2016

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Shenzhou-12, meaning ‘Divine Vessel’, will be the third of the 11 missions required to complete China’s Space Station by 2022.

Retail Inflation hits six-month high of 6.3 percent in May – Key Reasons and Impact

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The Reserve Bank of India had warned earlier this month that high energy prices could boost inflation while cutting the growth forecast to 9.5% from 10.5% for the current fiscal year that began in April. 

Tulu Language and Demand for Official State – History, Background and Current developments Explained

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Currently, Tulu is not an official language in the country. Tulu speakers and supporters of the Tulu language are making efforts to get Tulu included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Read all you need to know.

Israel allows dropping indoor mask requirement as daily COVID-19 cases decline

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As per the Health Ministry of Israel, the requirement for masks to be worn indoor will be lifted from June 15, marking the end of one of the major Coronavirus restrictions remaining in the country.

COVID-19 Delta Plus Variant: All You Need to Know

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A new COVID-19 variant has mutated from the highly transmissible Delta or B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 to form the Delta Plus or AY.1 variant. Read all you need to know.

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