Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 16, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 16, 2021

INDIA

– ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ inscribed on ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by UNESCO
– 8th Indian Ocean Dialogue jointly hosted by External Affairs Ministry and Indian Council of World Affairs
– Columbia Journalism School alumni award for The Hindu Group chairperson Malini Parthasarathy
– Cabinet approves India-Poland treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Centre approves incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value (upto Rs. 2,000) BHIM-UPI transactions
– Cabinet approves implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26
– Cabinet approves Programme for Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystem in India
– WTO panel asks India to withdraw subsidies in sugar dispute
– NTPC awards India’s first green hydrogen-based microgrid project at Simhadri (AP)
– Pilgrims to Kartarpur gurudwara in Pakistan can carry up to Rs 11,000, says RBI
– SBI, Indian Army renew MoU to offer benefits to army personnel, their families
– Assam’s Manohari Gold Tea sets record, auctioned for Rs 1 lakh per kg
– WhatsApp starts pilot to adopt 500 villages in India for access to digital payments

WORLD

– President Ram Nath Kovind holds delegation level talks with Bangladesh’s President Md Abdul Hamid in Dhaka; participates in 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh
– India, Iran and Uzbekistan hold meet on joint use of Iran’s Chabahar Port
– NASA-launched spacecraft ‘Parker Solar Probe’ enters Sun’s corona for first time in history

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