Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 23, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 23, 2021


– SC rejects Centre’s plea to delay NDA exam for women by 1 year
– Envoys of 5 nations present credentials to President: Gudni Bragason, Ambassador of Iceland; Mustapha Jawara, High Commissioner of The Gambia; Jose Maria Ridao Dominguez, Ambassador of Spain; Dato Alaihuddin Mohamad Taha, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam and Asoka Milinda Moragoda, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka
– Gujarat: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seizes 3004 kg of heroin at Mundra Port from two containers that had arrived from Kandahar, Afghanistan via Bandar Abbas, Iran
– India to resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the ‘‘Vaccine Maitri’’ programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool
– Karnataka Assembly passes bill banning online ‘games of chance’
– Assam govt. burns 2,479 rhino horns, world’s largest stockpile destroyed in a single day
– R N Ravi resigns as centre’s interlocutor with Naga insurgent groups
– Kerala: Supreme Court declines Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust’s plea to exempt it from audit of 25 years
– NDMA recommended ex-gratia of ₹50,000 to kin of COVID-19 victims, Centre tells SC
– Former ISRO Chairman K. Kasturirangan to head panel to develop new curriculum framework


– ADB trims India’s FY22 growth forecast to 10% on second wave impact in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 report.
– Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal launches National Single Window System for investors, businesses
– India, UAE launch negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
– Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying signs MoU with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support India’s livestock sector
– Govt. extends term of Uday Kotak as non-executive chairman of debt-ridden IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited) group by another six months


– SAARC Foreign Ministers’ meeting slated for Saturday in New York cancelled
– UN releases emergency funds to prevent Afghanistan’s healthcare system from collapsing


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