Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 1, 2021

INDIA

  • Home Ministry extends COVID-19 guidelines till Dec 31
  • Centre extends ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ door-to-door vaccination campaign till December 31
  • Uttarakhand govt scraps Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board law; was aimed at bringing the Char Dham of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and 49 other temples under its purview
  • Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry dies in Hyderabad at 66

Economy & corporate

  • GDP growth in July-September quarter of 2021-22 at 8.4%: Govt.
  • Eight core sectors’ output grows to 7.5% in October
  • S&P Global Ratings keeps India’s economic growth forecast in 2021-22 unchanged at 9.5%
  • Central government debt is estimated at about 62% of GDP for 2021-22

World

  • G7 health ministers call for urgent action to combat spread of Omicron Covid-19 strain
  • Two minority members added to Sri Lanka’s Heritage Task Force for Eastern Province
  • Renowned scholar of Bangladesh Professor Rafiqul Islam dies in Dhaka at 87
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare observed on Nov 30
  • Indian-origin Parag Agrawal appointed new CEO of Twitter

Football

  • Ballon d’Or awards presented in Paris
  • Lionel Messi of Argentina and French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) wins men’s Ballon d’Or award
  • Alexia Putellas, captaining Barcelona to a treble-winning season, won the women’s Ballon d’Or
  • 19-year-old Pedri (Pedro Gonzalez Lopez) of Barcelona won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under-21
  • Paris Saint-Germain’s Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper
  • Best Striker of the Year award won by Robert Lewandowski of Poland and Bayern Munich
  • Best Club of the Year award went to EPL club Chelsea

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