Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: April 9, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 9, 2022.


– DRDO flight-tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha

– SFDR-based propulsion enables the missile to intercept aerial threats at very long range at supersonic speeds

– Precaution dose of COVID vaccines allowed to those over 18 years of age from April 10 at private vaccination centres

– Government to supply fortified rice through targeted public distribution system

– Amnesty International India Board Chairperson Aakar Patel can’t leave India without court’s permission

– Continuation of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) approved till March 2023

– UIDAI and ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) ink pact for technical collaboration

– 365 new medical procedures to be covered under AB-PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana)

– Home Ministry seeks another six-months to frame the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA)

– Indian Navy aircrew completes training on MH-60R helicopters in U.S.


– Six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) votes unanimously to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent

– Reverse repo rate unchanged at 3.35 per cent

– Inflation projected at 5.7 per cent in 2022-23

– GDP growth projected at 7.2 per cent in 2022-23


– RBI imposes penalties of Rs 93 lakh each on Axis and IDBI Bank for violating KYC norms, imposing penalties for not keeping minimum balance in Savings Accounts

– TRAI scraps charge on USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Services Data) messages for mobile banking, payment services

– Govt creates task force to boost capacity in Animation and Gaming sector; headed by the Information & Broadcasting Secretary

– Cabinet approves signing of bilateral MoU between SEBI and Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia


– SpaceX launches 3 space tourists to International Space Station for $55 mn each from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida (US) for one week stay

– Motion picture academy bans Will Smith from attending Oscars for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on March 27

– Pakistan: Supreme Court restores National Assembly, orders no-confidence vote against PM Imran Khan’s government on April 9

– Pakistan: Court sentences 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to 32 years in jail

– US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as Supreme Court Judge, first Black woman to be elevated to the post

– Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi transfers powers to new council; Saudi-backed government and Houthi rebels began two-month truce on April 2



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