Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 June to 26 June 2021
Chinese Government has launched its first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet, near the Indian border.
The ultra-conservative cleric and judiciary chief of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has been elected as the 8th president of the country. He won 61.95% votes during the election in Iran. Raisi will take up office in early August 2021 and will replace the moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
As per the report by the United Nations, India, in 2020, received USD 64 billion Foreign Direct Investment. This made India the 5th largest recipient of FDI inflows globally. The FDI inflow in the country increased by 27% to USD 64 billion in 2020 from USD 51 billion in 2019.
The military of Israel successfully tested airborne laser weapons that can shoot down drones mid-air. The high-power weapon has been developed by Israel’s Defence Ministry and Defence contracted Elbit Systems Ltd. It will be incorporated soon into the defence system.
The Government of India has announced the latest amendments to India’s Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. It has been done to reduce unfair trade practices and for protecting the consumers from getting cheated. Flash sales have also been banned.
It is the new COVID-19 variant that has mutated from Delta Variant. Delta Plus variant was first detected in Europe in March 2021. Know more about its symptoms, vaccine protection and transmission, and whether it is more dangerously transmissible than the previous one.
The antibodies against Nipah Virus have been detected in some of the bat species from a cave in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. The study done by the researchers has found the Nipah Virus and its antibodies in different bat species.
Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata Group, has acquired a top rank on the philanthropist list. He has emerged as the world’s biggest philanthropist in the last 100 years by donating $102 billion. Azim Premji is the only other Indian who has been ranked 12th in the top 50 list.
The cricket team of New Zealand has become the winner of the ICC World Test Championship by beating the Indian team. With this achievement, New Zealand has become the first-ever cricket team to win the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
The researchers in Israel have found the bones belonging to the new type of new human. The discovery has shed new light on the evolution of humans. Nesher Ramla Homo- named after the place where the bones were found- may have lived alongside Homo Sapiens for more than 1,00,000 years.
Chinese Government has launched its first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet. The train will connect the Provincial Capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a town close to Arunachal Pradesh. The bullet train near the Indian border will give an advantage to China in case of conflict with India.