News For 12th-Jun (Monday)

National News
1. MISSION ON ADVANCED AND HIGH-IMPACT RESEARCH (MAHIR) LAUNCHED TO LEVERAGE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN POWER SECTOR.The mission was launched by the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy jointly.
2. INDIA EMERGED AS THE WORLD'S 2ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF CRUDE STEEL. It surpassed Japan in 2018. China remains the global leader in crude steel production.
*International News*
1. RUSSIA TO INVEST $24 BN TO DEVELOP NORTHERN SEA ROUTE. The Northern Sea Route (NSR), or the Northeast Passage (NEP), connects the eastern and western parts of the Arctic Ocean.
2. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (WED) WAS CELEBRATED ON 5TH JUNE. WED has been led by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since its inception in 1973.
3. BRICS FOREIGN MINISTERS PITCH FOR USE OF LOCAL CURRENCIES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Joint statement titled *'The Cape of Good Hope'* was issued at the end of meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations.
*Defence News*
1. IRAN HAS UNVEILED ITS 'FIRST HYPERSONIC MISSILE.Iran presented its first domestically made hypersonic Missile named *"Fattah"* having a target range of 1,400 km.
2. INDIA, US AGREE ON ROADMAP FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY COOPERATION. New Roadmap will fast-track technology cooperation and co-production in areas such as air combat and land mobility systems; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and undersea domain.
3. Air Defender 23. The multinational exercise, Air Defender 23, is set to make history as the largest air force deployment exercise conducted by NATO. This joint endeavor involves 25 nations coming together to train in the airspace above Europe in a display of transatlantic solidarity.
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