Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on June 21 celebrated International Yoga Day by performing various Asanas. This was the sixth edition of International Yoga Day. The CRPF personnel also maintained the social distancing while performing Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched World Yoga Day at United General Assembly in 2014.
India on June 17 secured a comfortable victory in the United Nations Security Council elections to join the powerful 15-nation body as a non-permanent member for the 2021-22 term. With 184 votes out of the total 192 polled, India which won the UN non-permanent seat for the eighth time has emerged as the single-endorsed candidate from the Asian Pacific regional group, amid the larger push for the country to be made a permanent member of the five-nation apex grouping, currently comprising the US, UK, Russia, China, and France. The elections for President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, five non-permanent members of the Security Council as well as members of the Economic and Social Council were held under special voting arrangements put in place at the UN headquarters due to COVID-19 related restrictions. India, one of the founding members of the world body has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for 7 times during the years- 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and most recently in 2011-2012.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on June 25, in the National Assembly, referred to Osama Bin Laden as a martyr. Imran Khan said, "America came inside Pakistan and killed and martyred Osama Bin Laden. After which all the countries cursed us. Pakistan has faced humiliation for many years in war on terror."
The Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava reacted on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement on which he is offering financial assistance to miginalise people in India. Giving a befitting reply, Srivastava said that India's stimulus package is as large as the GDP of Pakistan. "Pakistan would do well to recall that they have a debt problem which covers 90% of their GDP. As far as India goes, our stimulus package is as large as the GDP of Pakistan", he said. Recently, Imran Khan took to his Twitter handle and said, "Acc to this report, 34% of households across India will not be able to survive for more than a week without add assistance. I am ready to offer help and share our successful cash transfer prog, lauded internationally for its reach and transparency, with India."