Brief Current Affairs of June 2022

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Medicines in News

Dostarlimab: It is monoclonal antibody used as a medicine for treatment of cancer. In a clinical trial on a group of 18 patients at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, US, the drug was administered for a period of six months. At the end of the trial, cancer was checked for and remained undetected through physical exam, endoscopy, positron emission tomography or PET scans or MRI scans.

Tirzepatide: It is a drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes but has been found to have substantial reductions in body weight of patients. The results are comparable to those seen with gastric bypass surgery.

Paxlovid: The drug manufactured by Pfizer has been authorised by the FDA for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.

World Competitiveness Index 2022

Released by: International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland


India jumped 6 places from its 43rd rank in 2021. 63 countries were assessed this year.

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022

Film of the Year Award: Pushpa: The Rise

Best Film Award: Shershaah

Best Actor Award: Ranveer Singh for film 83

Best Actress Award: Kriti Sanon for film Mimi

Outstanding Contribution to Films: Asha Parekh

QS World University Rankings 2023


1.Masachusetts Institute of Technology155.IISc, Bangalore
2.University of Cambridge172.IIT, Bombay
3.Stanford University174.IIT, Delhi

Mithali Raj - Indian women’s cricket team captain

In news: Announced her retirement from all forms of cricket

Debut: 1999 (ODI against Ireland at Milton Keynes)

Matches: Test: 12; ODI: 232; T20I: 89

Runs scored: Test matches: 699; ODIs: 7,805; T20I: 2,364

She is the only female cricketer to reach the 7,000-run mark. She holds the record for most runs in Women’s ODI.

Awarded Arjuna Award in 2003, Padma Shri in 2015 and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2021.

2022 Environmental Performance Index

Prepared by: Yale University (Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy) and Columbia University (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)


2.United Kingdom177.Bangladesh

2021 Khelo India Youth Games

Venue: Panchkula, Haryana

Dates: 04 to 13 June 2022

Medals Tally


2022 Bolat Turlykhanov Cup (Wrestling)

Venue: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dates: 02 to 05 June 2022

Medals Tally


Team Ranking

#Men's freestyleMen's Greco-RomanWomen's freestyle

2022 Men's Hockey Asia Cup

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

Dates: 23 May to 01 June 2022

Teams: 8

Winners: South Korea

Runners-up: Malaysia

Third position: India

Top scorer: Razie Rahim (13 goals) (Malaysia)

Best player: Jang Jong-hyun (South Korea)

Best young player: Uttam Singh (India)

Best goalkeeper: Takashi Yoshikawa (Japan)

French Open 2022

Men's SinglesRafael Nadal (Spain)Casper Rudd (Norway)
Women's SinglesIga Swiatek (Poland)Coco Gauff (USA)
Men's DoublesMarcelo Arevalo (El Salvador) and Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands)Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Austin Krajicek (USA)
Women's DoublesCaroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic (France)Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula (USA)
Mixed DoublesEna Shibahara (Japan) and Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands)Ulrikke Eikeri (Norway) and Joran Vliegen (Belgium)

Note: Rafael Nadal has the maximum number of Grand Slam Men's Singles titles i.e. 22.

Global Liveability Index 2022

Released by: Economic Intelligence Unit


Launch of GSAT-24

Launch date 22 June 2022

Launch station: Kourou, French Guiana

Launch vehicle: Ariane-V VA257

GSAT-24 is a 4180 kg 24-Ku band communication satellite that provides pan-India coverage for DTH application requirements.

The mission was undertaken by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Govt. of India company under Department of Space (DoS) as its 1st Demand Driven mission post space reforms.

NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity to M/s Tata Play.

The GSAT-24 has a 15-year mission life.

MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator MEASAT was also launched alongwith GSAT-24.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO has designated 11 new biosphere reserves

1.Sunshine Coast Biosphere ReserveAustralia
2.Doumba-Rey Biosphere ReserveCameroon
3.Sena Oura Biosphere ReserveChad
4.Dedoplistskaro Biosphere ReserveGeorgia
5.Three Alazani Rivers Biosphere ReserveGeorgia
6.Burabay Biosphere ReserveKazakhstan
7.Markakol Biosphere ReserveKazakhstan
8.Khuvsgul Lake Biosphere ReserveMongolia
9.Harrat Uwayrid Biosphere ReserveSaudi Arabia
10.Kafue Flats Biosphere ReserveZambia
11.Chimanimani Biosphere ReserveZimbabwe

FSSAI State Food Safety Index 2021-22

Large States

1.Tamil Nadu

Small States


Union Territories

1.J & K

2022 IIFA Awards

Held from 3 to 4 June 2022

Place: Abu Dhabhi

Best Film: Shershaah

Best Actor (Male): Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham)

Best Actor (Female): Kriti Sanon (Mimi)

Best Director: Vishnuvaradhan (Shershaah)


Scheme for Residential Education for Students in Targeted Areas

Launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Objective: to provide quality education and opportunities for even the poorest Scheduled Caste students.

Eligibility: Students studying in Class 8 or Class 10 whose parental annual income is up to Rs. 2.5 Lakh per annum, at free of cost from Class 9th to Class 12th

Scheme: A specified number of meritorious SC students (Approx 3000) in States / UTs are selected through a transparent mechanism of a National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

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National Air Sport Policy 2022

VISION: To make India as one of the top sports nations by 2030, by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable air sports ecosystem in India.

The policy has been launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India in June 2022.

The policy will cover the following air sports in India:

  1. Aerobatics
  2. Aero modeling and model rocketry
  3. Amateur-built and experimental aircraft
  4. Ballooning
  5. Drones
  6. Gliding and powered gliding
  7. Hang gliding and powered hang gliding
  8. Parachuting (including skydiving, BASE jumping and wing suits etc.)
  9. Paragliding and para motoring (including powered parachute trikes etc.)
  10. Powered aircraft (including ultra light, micro light and light sports aircraft etc.)
  11. Rotorcraft (including autogyro)

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