Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 26, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 26, 2021

INDIA

– Birth anniversary of ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee celebrated as Good Governance Day
– Birth anniversary of freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya observed
– Good Governance Index 2021 launched on Good Governance Day (Dec 25) by Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah; index topped by Gujarat
– National Book Trust announces names of 75 selected authors under PM- YUVA Mentorship Scheme
– Rajasthan: MiG-21 plane of IAF crashes in Jaisalmer during training; pilot killed
– Trinamool leader Firhad Hakim back as Kolkata Mayor
– Tamil Nadu: CM launches ‘Meendum Manjappai’ scheme to promote the usage of cloth bags
– Punjab govt. to waive farmers’ loans up to ₹2 lakh; farmers having land up to 5 acres covered

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI fines payment system operators One Mobikwik, Spice Money
– BOB Financial Solutions Ltd. (BFSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB) and the Indian Navy unveil co-branded credit card
– Indian’s GMR Group wins contract to develop Medan Airport in Indonesia
– Adani Group announces annual prize for social enterprise
– Okaya Electric Vehicle launches high-speed e-scooter ‘Faast’ for Rs 89,999

WORLD

– NASA’s James Webb telescope launched on quest to behold light from the first stars
– Greece: 13 dead, others missing after a migrant boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
– Bangladesh: 40 killed as fire rips through ferry ‘MV Abhijan-10’ on Sugandha river
– EU initiates action after Poland violates bloc laws; Warsaw seeks judicial independence

SPORTS

– South Korea defeats Japan in final at Dhaka to win Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament

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