Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 27, 2021

INDIA

– Govt. announces Covid-19 vaccines for 15-18 group from Jan 3; booster doses for health workers and senior citizens from Jan. 10
– Panel formed to decide withdrawal of AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) as Home Minister as Amit Shah reviews situation
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Defence Technology & Test Centre and BRAHMOS Manufacturing Centre of DRDO in Lucknow
– Bihar: Boiler blast kills six in Muzaffarpur

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Telangana tops in Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)
– NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) stays CCI’s (Competition Commission of India) order imposing ₹873-cr. fine on beer companies for cartelisation
– NSE launches ‘NSE rime’ for companies willing to raise governance bar

WORLD

– South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90; awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1984
– Greece: Former president Karolos Papoulias dies at 92
– ‘He-Man’ artist and toy designer T. Mark Taylor dies in US at 80

SPORTS

– Cricket: Himachal Pradesh defeat Tamil Nadu in final at Jaipur to win Vijay Hazare Trophy
– Team Radiant beats Bangalore Challengers in final to win Centena Pro Tennis League in New Delhi
– Moyuka Uchijima of Japan wins NECC $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Pune
– Former England captain Ray Illingworth dies at 89; made 1,836 runs and took 122 wickets in 61 tests

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