Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 12, 2021

INDIA

– UP: PM inaugurates Saryu Canal National Project at Balrampur district; provide irrigation to over 14 lakh hectares of land in 9 districts of eastern UP
– Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER) Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) test-fired
– DRDO, IAF test Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges
– Seventh edition of India International Science festival being held in Panaji, Goa from Dec 11 to 14
– ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ to be celebrated at India Gate, New Delhi on December 12-13 to commemorate 50 years of India’s victory in 1971 war
– Union Minister for Ports Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates River Cruise Service at Mormugao Port Trust Goa
– India sends humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan consisting of medical supplies

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Bhupender Yadav chairs 50th Meeting of General Council of VV Giri National Labour Institute

WORLD

– US govt. official Catherine Russell appointed new Executive Director of UNICEF
– International Mountain Day celebrated on Dec 11, theme: ‘Sustainable mountain tourism’
– India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council
– G7 Foreign Ministers present united front against Russia over Ukraine crisis
– US, Canada and UK impose sanctions on people and entities tied to China, Myanmar and North Korea for human rights violations
– Saudi Arabia govt bans Tablighi Jamaat, calls it ‘one of the gates of terrorism’

SPORTS

– Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defeats Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi to win 2021 World Chess Championship

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