Current Affairs 2 June

  • India will get its growth back, govt taking all measures to boost economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India will get its growth back and added that the government has already started taking steps towards boosting the economy with eased guidelines under the ‘Unlock 1’ strategy. Commenting on the impact of the coronavirus in India and the lockdown that followed, he said the government has two key responsibilities at the moment — to save lives of citizens and to stabilise the country’s economy. “Restrengthening economy against corona is one of our highest priorities. For this, the government has taken immediate decisions. We have also taken decisions which will help the country in the long run,” PM Modi said.

  • UN chief tells protesters in US to be peaceful, urges restraint by authorities

UN chief Antonio Guterres has appealed to the protesters demanding justice for the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd to voice their grievances in a peaceful manner and called on authorities to show restraint while responding to the widespread protests held across the US. Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the US to demonstrate against the gruesome killing of Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was pinned to the ground in Minneapolis last week by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath. German envoy Christoph Heusgen, President of the Security Council for the month of July, said there were no plans to raise the issue in the council.

  • “Increasing China Forces Moved Up To North Of India On LAC”: Mike Pompeo

China has moved up its forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, asserting that authoritarian regimes take these kinds of actions. Several areas along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have witnessed major military build-up by both the Indian and Chinese armies recently, in a clear signal of escalating tension and hardening of respective positions by the two sides even two weeks after they were engaged in two separate face-offs. Mr Pompeo said that these are the kinds of actions that authoritarian regimes take, and they have a real impact not only on the Chinese people there in China and Hong Kongers in Hong Kong, but a real impact on people all around the world.

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