Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 13, 2021

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Swarnim Vijay Parv in New Delhi celebrating the liberation of Bangladesh in the Indo-Pak 1971 war
– Himachal Pradesh govt. sets up General Category Commission (Samanya Varg Aayog)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– ‘Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment up to Rs 5 lakh’ programme held in New Delhi

WORLD

– International Day of Neutrality observed by UN on Dec 12
– International Universal Health Coverage Day celebrated on Dec 12, theme: ‘Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in Health Systems for All’
– Tornadoes hit six US states of Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi; 80 dead
– South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia chooses to stay with France; separatists boycott referendum
– Naftali Bennett in UAE on historic first visit by an Israeli PM
– G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Liverpool (UK) calls on Russia to de-escalate, warns against Ukraine incursion
– US author Anne Rice, known for the novel ‘Interview with the Vampire’ (1976), dies at 80

SPORTS

– Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and 2021 Formula One Drivers’ championship; Mercedes win Constructors’ championship
– India returns from Asian Rowing Championship in Thailand with 6 medals (2 gold, 4 silver)

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