Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 22, 2021

INDIA

– Parliament passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021; links electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem
– PM Modi transfers ₹1,000 crore to bank accounts of SHGs (self-help groups) under DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission)
– UP: PM releases over ₹20 crore to beneficiaries under ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme’ of providing conditional cash transfer to girl child at different stages of her life
– I&B ministry orders blocking of 20 anti-India YouTube channels, two websites
– Indigenously developed next generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle inducted into the Indian Army
– Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates state’s longest bridge of 3.4 kms length over Mahanadi River in Cuttack
– No more school holiday on Friday in Lakshadweep; administration ends decade-old system
– Nagaland creates three new districts Tseminyu, Niuland, Chumukedima taking total to 15
– Delhi Police chief launches project ‘Abhaya’ for safety, security of children

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– NITI Aayog enters into agreement with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to address issues related to inclusion of millets in government programmes
– AIM, NITI Aayog & UNCDF announce first AgriTech cohort under South-South Innovation platform that aims to help smallholder farmers across Asia and Africa
– Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launches Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) Bid Round-VII
– Govt cuts basic customs duty on refined palm oil to 12.5 per cent from 17.5 per cent
– MapmyIndia makes a strong market debut, lists 53% over its issue price
– RBI empanells CSB Bank to undertake banking business of central, state govts
– State Bank of India acquires minority stake in JSW Cement for Rs 100 cr
– 3 killed in fire at Haldia Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district

WORLD

– Decade-old conflict, foreign interference affected Syria’s integrity: India at UN

SPORTS

– India was world’s third biggest doping violator behind Russia and Italy in 2019: WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)

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