June 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (June 06, 2021) for CSS, PMS


June 06, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Pakistan`s first commercial court inaugurated

• Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad inaugurated the country`s first commercial court here at Lahore Judicial Complex on June 5, 2021.
• Commercial courts are crucial for progress of the country`s economy, said the chief justice in his address.
• He said the establishment of the first commercial court in Punjab was a revolutionary step for which he congratulated Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan. He said the cases relating to businesses needed to be decided without delay as they had an indirect effect on the economy

2. Miranshah gets passport office

• Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid June 5, 2021 inaugurated the first passport office in Miranshah, the district headquarters of North Waziristan.
• “The incumbent government is paying special attention to develop the merged districts and has allocated special funds for the purpose,” he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony, reports Geo News.
• The minister acknowledged the numerous sacrifices of the tribal people to safeguard the motherland from enemies, saying they always stood shoulder to shoulder with the country’s army against terrorists.

3. Ministry approves 10 products for registration as GI

• The ministry of commerce on June 5, 2021 announced that it has approved 10 products for registration as Geographical Indications (GI).
• The products include Chaunsa and Sindhri mangoes, Kinnow, Hunza Ruby, Swat Emerald, Kashmiri Tourmalin, Skardu Topaz and Aquamarine, Peridot Stone and Peridot Valley.GI will serve as the potential economic tool to promote and enhance national and international trade by allowing premium price for Pakistan`s products. It will also allow `Made in Pakistan` products to empower country`s branding, which is missing in the exports basket.

4. G7 strikes `historic` agreement over global corporate tax

• Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations on Saturday endorsed a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent, rallying behind a US-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough.
• US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hailed the `unprecedented commitment`, saying in a statement that a global minimum tax `would end the race to the bottom in corporate taxation` Facebook even got behind the move despite the social media giant facing the prospect of having to pay more tax while non-governmental organisations said it did not go f ar enough

5. Famine is imminent in Ethiopia`s embattled Tigray region: UN

• Famine is imminent in Ethiopia`s embattled Tigray region and in the country`s north, the UN humanitarian chief said, warning there`s a risk that hundreds of thousands of people or more will die.
• Mark Lowcock said the economy has been destroyed along with businesses, crops and farms and there are no banking or telecommunications services.
• We are hearing of starvation-related deaths already, he said in a statement on Friday. People need to wakeup, Lowcock said. The international community needs to really step up, including through the provision of money. No one knows how many thousands of civilians or combatants have been killed since months of political tensions between Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmeds government and the Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia`s government exploded into war last November.

6. Twitter restricted in Nigeria

• Telecoms operators in Nigeria said on June 5, 2021 they had complied with a government directive to suspend access to Twitter indefinitely, two days after the US social media giant deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account for violating its rules.
• International human rights groups and diplomats have condemned the move, which followed previous attempts by the government of Africa’s most populous country to regulate social media

7. India warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules

• India on June 5, 2021 issued `one last notice` to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees.
• Digital rights activists say New Delhi`s latest rules could be used by the government to identify authors of critical posts on social media sites.
• But the government argues they are needed to investigate national security offences and cases involving sexually explicit material

8. United plans supersonic passenger flights by 2029

• US airlines United has announced plans to buy 15 new supersonic airliners and “return supersonic speeds to aviation” in the year 2029. Supersonic passenger flights ended in 2003 when Air France and British Airways retired Concorde.
• The new Overture aircraft will be produced by a Denver-based company called Boom, which has yet to flight-test a supersonic jet. United’s deal is conditional on the new aircraft meeting safety standards.
• Supersonic flight is when an aircraft travels faster than the speed of sound. At an altitude of 60,000ft (18,300m), that means flying faster than 660mph (1,060km/h).
• A typical passenger jet may cruise at about 560mph (900km/h) but Overture is expected to reach speeds of 1,122mph (1,805km/h) – also known as Mach 1.7

9. Omani mediators in Sanaa as Yemen ceasefire talks intensify

• Omani officials, accompanied by senior Huthi figures, arrived on June 5, 2021 in Sanaa to try to convince the rebels who control the capital to accept a ceasefire, Huthi sources said.
• Yemen has been devastated by civil war between the government — supported by a Saudi-led military coalition — and Iran-backed Huthi rebels since 2014, pushing the country to the brink of famine.
• Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict have intensified in recent weeks

10. Renowned singer S.B. John passes away

• Renowned singer Sunny Benjamin John, known in showbiz circles and among his admirers as S.B. John, passed away here on June 5, 2021 after a long illness. He was 90.
• He leaves behind four sons and a daughter.
• According to his son Glenn, Mr John was born in October 1930 in Karachi

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