Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 2, 2021

India

  • Lok Sabha passes The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020
  • Dinyar Patel wins Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2021 for his book “Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism”
  • Arunachal Pradesh govt ropes in actor Sanjay Dutt as brand ambassador for 50th year celebrations
  • Nagaland: Hornbill Festival beings in Naga Heritage village Kisama on statehood day–Dec 1
  • Parliamentary Delegation from Mongolia calls on the President
  • India joins G20 Troika, to work closely with Indonesia, Italy on agenda

Economy & corporate

  • ADB providing USD 250 mn loan for National Industrial Corridor Development Program
  • DGCA postpones resumption of scheduled international flights from Dec 15
  • Sambit Patra appointed chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation
  • Serum Institute of India delivers first Novavax vaccine batch through COVAX
  • WhatsApp banned 2 million accounts in India in October
  • Frequent suspension of internet on flimsy grounds uncalled for, says Parliamentary panel

World

  • Forum of Indian Professionals in South China (FIPSC) organized by India’s Consulate General in Guangzhou
  • India Foundation organising fifth Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi on Dec 4-5
  • Indian ambassador to Russia Pavan Kapoor presents credentials to President Vladimir Putin
  • Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets EU special envoy for Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh-US holding CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) maritime exercise in Bay of Bengal
  • Paris-based OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) lowers global growth forecast for 2021 to 5.6% from 5.7% earlier
  • US singer Rihanna declared national hero by government of Barbados
  • Honduras: Xiomara Castro elected first female President
  • Germany: 4 injured as World War-II bomb explodes near railway construction site in Munich
  • Azerbaijan: 14 people killed in military helicopter crash during training
  • World AIDS Day observed on Dec 1

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