18th & 19th June
International Day for Countering Hate Speech falls on June 18. According to the UN, hate speech is any kind of speech or writing that attacks or discriminates against a person or a group based on religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, color, descent, gender, or any other identity factor. The International Day for Countering Hate Speech will help to stop hate-mongering.
International Picnic Day is celebrated annually on 18 June. On this day, people spend time with their loved ones and go for picnics to get a break from their monotonous everyday routine.
The objective of this day is to recognize the practices associated with sustainable food consumption, especially with the art of collecting and preparing the food we eat.
Started as a Reading Day celebration on June 19, 1996, by the Government of Kerala in association with the P N Panicker Foundation, National Reading Day became a mass movement to promote literacy and the culture of reading in the state.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday he will attend this month's NATO summit in Madrid, becoming the country's first leader to join a top meeting of the transatlantic alliance. To read more, click here.
Points to remember:
NATO Formation: 4 April 1949
NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
NATO Secretary General: Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Total Member: 30
NATO Last member of NATO: North Macedonia.
Jio-bp – a fuels and mobility joint venture between RIL and bp – and Zomato have entered into an agreement to support Zomato’s commitment towards The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative of 100% EV fleet by 2030. To read more, click here.
Points to remember:
Headquarters of Zomato: Gurugram, Haryana.
CEO of Zomato: Deepinder Goyal.
The 47th meeting of the GST Council will be held on June 28 and 29, 2022 in Srinagar. The GST Council is chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is the second time that the GST Council meeting is being held in Srinagar. To read more, click here.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA) limit from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 per transaction for e-mandates on cards, Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for recurring transactions. To read more, click here.
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