Current Affairs This Week (27-06-2021)

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, UN committee recommends. The world’s biggest coral reef system had deteriorated and action was needed to counter the effects of climate change, said the UNs Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Delta Plus
    Delta Plus is a sub-lineage of the Delta variant first detected in India, which has acquired the spike protein mutation called K417N. Some scientists worry that the mutation could make it more transmissible. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Bill C-10
    Canadian lawmakers passed a controversial bill (C-10) that aims to regulate programming distributed by media streaming services and social platforms like Facebook and YouTube, a measure that critics warn could infringe on individual speech. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • The draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021
    The new draft proposes to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952 with provisions that will give the Centre “revisionary powers” and enable it to “re-examine” films already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). (Source: The Indian Express)
  • António Guterres
    António Guterres is a Portuguese politician serving since 2017 as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations. A member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, he served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002. UN General Assembly appointed Antonio Guterres as the UN Secretary General for a second term beginning January 1, 2022.
  • Quote of the week
    The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all – John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office (Source; Wikipedia)

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