Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 10, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 10, 2021

INDIA

– Parliament passes Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to establish a Central University in Ladakh UT
– Parliament passes Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021; set to abolish nine appellate tribunals; all cases pending before them will be transferred to the Commercial Court or High Court
– Commodore Kasaragod Pattanashetti Gopal Rao, a 1971 war hero and recipient of the Mahavir Chakra, dies at 94
– SC seeks govt’s report on recommendations of National Task Force on Oxygen
– Foreign nationals can get vaccination in India
– PM chairs UNSC High-Level Open Debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security: A Case For International Cooperation”

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Parliament passes Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to encourage the start-up ecosystem
– Parliament passes DICGC (Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation) Bill; account holders to get up to ₹5 lakh within 90 days of the RBI imposing moratorium on their banks
– Rajya Sabha returns bill to end all retrospective taxation; all tax demands made on companies like Cairn Energy and Vodafone using a 2012 legislation on indirect transfer of Indian assets prior to May 28, 2012 will be withdrawn
– PM announces National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) to make India self-sufficient in cooking oils, including palm oil
– PM transfers about Rs 19,500 cr to over 9.75 cr farmers under PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme

WORLD

– International Day of Indigenous Peoples celebrated on August 9 with its theme as: ‘Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract’
– UN-appointed IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) publishes report titled ‘Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis’ summarizing the latest authoritative scientific information about global warming

SPORTS

– Indian Army to participate in International Army Games 2021 in Russia from August 22 to September 4

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