News for 20th-Jun (Monday)

1. First-ever India-European Union (EU) Security and Defence Consultations was held in Brussels, on June 10, 2022. The consultations were held in accordance with the decision taken at India-EU Summit in July 2020. 

2. India hosted a Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM) on June 16, 2022, in order to commemorate 30 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations.

3. India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Rupay cards will soon be accepted in France, possibly paving the way for these cashless transactions in the rest of European Union in future.

4. Russia has taken over Saudi Arabia to become India's second biggest supplier of oil. India's imports of crude from Russia rose from 100,000 barrels per day in February to 370,000 a day in April to 870,000 a day in May.|

5. A New grouping called "I2U2" is formed by 4 nations i.e India, Israel, UAE & US.

6. China has become the biggest buyer of indian broken rice.

7. India has witnessed the sharpest rise among the Asian economies, with a six-position jump from 43rd to 37th rank on the annual World Competitiveness Index.

8. Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) & MBDA, a European missile maker has signed a MoU in Paris for the manufacture of Mistral air to air missile in India under technology transfer.
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