Current affairs are one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for mastering these current affairs sections. In this article, we have provided the top weekly current affairs from May 31 to June 06, 2021, which will help all aspirants to improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 May 31 to June 06
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week May 31 to June 06, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
Bihar announces 33% reservation for girls in medical, engineering colleges
- In a major move, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced that 33% of seats in the state’s medical and engineering colleges will be reserved for female students.
- The decision was taken in a virtual meeting chaired by the chief minister.
- This would be a unique thing and motivate girls more towards higher and technical education.
Indian-Origin Photographer Thomas Vijayan wins Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021
- Kerala-based Thomas Vijayan, who is now settled in Canada, has won the 2021 Nature TTL Photography Awards for his photo of an Orangutan clinging to a tree.
- The photograph is titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’.
- Vijayan was adjudged as the overall winner of the competition from over 8,000 entries for Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021, which carries a grand prize of 1,500 pounds (Rs.1.5 lakh).
- Nature TTL is the world’s leading online nature photography resource.
Kerala tops SDG India index 2020–21 released by NITI Aayog
- The NITI Aayog Vice-Chairperson Dr. Rajiv Kumar released the third edition of the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21 on June 03, 2021.
- The basic aim of the index is to comprehensively monitor and rank the progress made by States and Union Territories towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
- The theme of SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21 is Partnerships in the Decade of Action
- Top States in SDG India Index 2020–21: Kerala (75)
- Bottom 5 States in SDG India Index 2020–21:Bihar (52)
Isaac Herzog Elected as President of Israel
- Veteran Israeli politician, Isaac Herzog, has been elected as the President of the country on June 01, 2021, during the 120 members parliamentary election for 2021.
- The 60-year-old Herzog will be the 11th President of Israel, assuming office with effect from July 09, 2021.
- He will succeed Reuven Rivlin, who is set to complete his tenure in July 2021 after seven years in office.
- Israel – Capital: Jerusalem; Currency: Israeli Shekel
ICC expands Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup to 14 teams for 2027 & 2031 Editions
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that the Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2027 and 2031, will once again be a 14-team, 54-match tournament.
- Earlier in the 2019 World Cup, only 10 teams contested, compared to 14 teams in the 2015 World Cup.
- These 14 teams will split into two groups of seven Top three from each group will be progressing to a Super Six stage, followed by semifinals and final.
- ICC has also decided to expand the men’s T20 World Cup to 20 teams. The tournament will take place every two years from 2024-2030.
WHO names two Covid-19 Variants first identified in India as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’
- The UN health agency, World Health Organisation (WHO), has given easy-to-say labels to two variants of the Covid-19, first found in India.
- The two variants are B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2.
- The B.1.617.1 variant of the Covid 19 has been named as ‘Kappa’ while the B1.617.2 variant is named as ‘Delta.’
- The naming of these variants does not aim at replacing the existing scientific names of these #SARSCoV2 Variants of Concern (VOCs) & Interest (VOIs) but is aimed at helping the public discussion about VOI/VOC.
Mary Kom Settles with Silver Medal at 2021 Asian Boxing Championships
- Indian pugilist Mary Kom, lost to two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan, to settle for a silver medal at the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on May 30, 2021.
- The five-time Asian Championships gold medallist Mary Kom was competing in a high-octane 51kg final.
- This is the second silver for Mary Kom at the Asian Championships who has previously won silver in 2008.
- Apart from this, she won world championship titles on five occasions including 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2017.
Ravi Shastri’s Debut Book Titled ‘Stargazing: The Players in My Life’
- Cricket all-rounder, commentator and coach, Ravi Shastri is now making his publishing debut, as he has penned a book titled ‘Stargazing: The Players in My Life’.
- The book is being published by HarperCollins India. It has been co-authored by Ayaz Memon.
- It is expected to be released on June 25, 2021.
- In the book, Shastri has written about some 60 extraordinary talents he has met from across the world who have inspired him.
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