Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 11, 2021

INDIA

– PM Modi addresses the Summit for Democracy hosted by US President via video conferencing
– NITI Aayog releases two comprehensive reports on emergency and injury care in India
– India airlifts 110 stranded Indian citizens, Afghan nationals from Kabul in Operation Devi Shakti
– Indian Mathematician Neena Gupta wins 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries
– Indian architect Balakrishna Doshi wins Royal Gold Medal 2022 given by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
– Indian researcher Sonali Garg awarded Harvard University’s Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship for discovering 50 frog species
– NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation launch Convoke 2021-22 which aims at addressing challenges in imparting education

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India’s foreign exchange reserves decline to USD 635.905 billion for the week ended December 3
– RBI makes Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for cross-border transactions of Rs 50 crore and above
– Govt to distribute LED bulbs at highly subsidised rate at Rs. 10 in 5 states on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day (Dec 14)
– Star Health and Allied Insurance Company (Star Health) lists at discount to its issue price after Rs 7,250-crore IPO
– ISRO signs deal with smartphone maker OPPO for development of NavIC messaging service
– India Mobile Congress organised by DoT (Department of Telecom) and COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) from Dec 8 to 10
– Google extends Play Store billing policy deadline in India to October 2022 giving developers 7 more months to integrate the company’s billing system in their apps
– Pharma company Lupin launches diagnostics arm Lupin Diagnostics
– Industrial production grows 3.2% in October: Govt data

WORLD

– UN celebrates Human Rights Day on Dec 10; theme: ‘EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights’
– IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species updated; number of species at risk of extinction exceeds 40,000
– Nicaragua recognises China, breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan
– UNGA grants Observer Status to International Solar Alliance
– Terrorist attack on convoy of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) kills seven UN peacekeepers
– New Zealand to ban cigarette sales for future generations

SPORTS

– Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent: India’s Jhilli Dalabehera wins gold in women’s 49kg category

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