Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 15, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 15, 2021

INDIA

– Parliament passes bill to extend tenure of CBI Director to a maximum of five years
– Parliament passes bill to extend the tenure of ED (Enforcement Directorate) Director to a maximum of five years
– Supreme Court allows Centre to widen roads for Char Dham project in Uttarakhand from 5.5 metres to 10 metres
– PM attends 98th anniversary celebrations of Sadguru Sadafaldeo Vihangam Yog Sansthan
– UP: Special Investigation Team probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence of Oct 3 describes the killing of fours farmers and a journalist as a “pre-planned conspiracy”

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Defence hands over five DRDO developed products to Armed forces and other security agencies
– Piyush Goyal calls for enhancing economic ties between India and Southern African Customs Union which consists of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
– Maharashtra tops list of states with maximum number of beneficiaries under ABRY (Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana)
– Wholesale price-based inflation hits 12-year high of 14.2% in November on dearer fuel, food
– Global Technology Summit organised by Carnegie India and Ministry of External Affairs

WORLD

– India votes against UN Security Council draft resolution that linked climate change with global security challenges
– Climate Change: UN recognizes new Arctic temperature record of 38 degrees measured in Siberia in 2020
– Tunisian President Kais Saied announces constitutional referendum, elections next year
– 7.3 undersea earthquake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

SPORTS

– US gymnast Simone Biles named Time’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

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