Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 25, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 25, 2021

INDIA

– PM chairs first meeting of High-Level Committee constituted to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo
– INS Khukri decommissioned at Visakhapatnam after 32 years of service
– Karnataka Assembly passes Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, popularly known as Anti-conversion Bill
– Assam Legislative Assembly clears amendments in Cattle Preservation Act; eases transportation of cattle for agricultural purposes, has stringent punishment for cattle smugglers
– Punjab approves State General Category Commission for unreserved classes
– Centre seeks report from Punjab govt on Dec 23 explosion in Ludhiana District Court Complex that killed one person
– NMCG & TERI Launch Centre of Excellence on Water Reuse in New Delhi
– Malayalam film director K. S. Sethumadhavan dies at 90 in Chennai
– Assam: 67 militants of Dimasa National Liberation Army surrender
– J&K: 126-yr-old Saint Luke’s Church restored in Srinagar, reopens after 35 years

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– National Consumer Day observed on Dec 24
– Centre approves construction of 1.07 lakh houses in 5 states under PMAY(U)
– Govt mandates telecom companies to keep call data, internet usage record for 2 years
– Govt imposes stock holding limits on soymeal (poultry feed) till June 2022 to tame prices
– India’s foreign exchange reserves decline by USD 160 million to USD 635.667 billion in the week to Dec 17

WORLD

– US President Joe Biden bans import of goods from China’s Xinjiang province to prevent use of forced labour
– Russian court fines Alphabet’s Google $98 million for not deleting banned content
– US author and journalist Joan Didion dies at 87

SPORTS

– Spinner Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from all formats of cricket

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