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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th June 2021

Published on June 16, 2021
  • Union Defence Minister approved budgetary support of Rs 498.8 crore to innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) - Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) for the next five years.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh
  • Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and UAE were elected as non-permanent members by UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2022-23 term.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNSC: New York, United States
  • ‘Raja Parba’ aka ‘Mithuna Sankranti’: It is the festival which is being celebrated in Odisha from 14th June-16th June.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th June 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik
    • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Believe-What Life and Cricket Taught Me’
    • It is an autobiography of Suresh Raina and the book is co-authored by Bharat Sundaresan.
  • 47th G7 Leaders Summit: It was held in a hybrid format in Cornwall, UK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the summit and mentioned the G7 member follow the approach of ‘One Earth One Health’ to deal with the pandemic in an effective manner. The summit was held under the theme of ‘Building Bank Better’.
  • ICC Players of the Month May 2021: (a) Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh): He was announced as the ICC Men's Player of the Month for May 2021 (b) Kathryn Bryce (Scotland): She was announced as the ICC Women's Player of the Month for May 2021.
  • Important Days and Themes: 15th June 2021: Global Wind Day
    • 16th June 2021: International Day of Family Remittances
  • Obituaries: Gottfried Bohm: He was the first German Architect and the winner of the Pritzker Prize.
  • NATO Summit 2021
  • SJVN Ltd signed MoU with NIWE
  • World Giving Index 2021
  • Appointments on 16th June 2021
  • Ujjivan SFB partnered with MoEngage


Q.1 Which state celebrated the ‘Raja Parba’ festival?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. West Bengal
d. Odisha

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