GK Capsule: From Rajya Sabha polls to intense COVID-19 spike, here’s everything you need to know

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From UPSC Civil Services Exam to SSC Recruitment Exam, General Knowledge questions are included in every competitive exam in the country. It is important for government job aspirants to stay updated with the surrounding news and helps them to gain an upper edge over other candidates. To help you prepare for UPSC CSE and other such competitive exams, we have compiled a list of top news stories from across the globe.

Rafael Nadal French Open title

Rafael Nadal wins his 14th French Open title Beating his Norwegian rival Kasper Rudd – 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, The win led Nadal’s Grand Slam streak to a record 22 titles, starting with a French Open win against Roger Federer in 2006. At 36, Nadal is the oldest player to win a Roland Garros tournament.

covid-19 case

Total 8,329. with new COVID-19 cases on Saturday 11th June, India Recorded its highest tally in three months. Considering the sharp rise, the 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases has increased from 3191 cases at the end of last week to 5842 weekly average till June 11. The current number of active cases in the country is 40,370.

Prophet Muhammad controversy

The Indian ambassador summoned the Indian ambassador, seeking clarification, after alleged controversial remarks by Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma on three Gulf countries, including the founder of Islam, Prophet Mohammed, Qatar, Iran and Kuwait. The alleged remarks made by Sharma during a recent TV debate were also criticized by 15 other Islamic countries. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an intergovernmental organization consisting of 57 member states, condemned the statement. Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma said on Tuesday that… “Accepts and Respects” Party decision.

Rajya Sabha elections

Voting was held on Friday, June 10 for a total of 16 Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, the Indian National Congress won all three seats, while in Karnataka it got one. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has won three Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka. In Maharashtra, three parties of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi- Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won one seat each, while the BJP managed to capture three of the total six seats. Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana began late after a close contest between Congress’ Ajay Maken and independent Karthikeya Sharma. The result came in favor of Sharma and the remaining one seat was won by the candidates of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

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