Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 29, 2021

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually dedicates to the Nation 24 bridges & three roads built by BRO in four States & two Union Territories
– PM launches blockchain-based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur
– PM inaugurates 356 Km long Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project; connects Bina refinery in MP to Panki in Kanpur
– PM inaugurates 9 kms completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project
– Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs 3rd meeting of Apex Level Committee of Narco Coordination Center in New Delhi
– FCRA licence of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity not renewed following adverse inputs: Home Ministry
– The Hindu’s Shiv Sahay Singh wins prize at Ramnath Goenka award for his 2019 story “Death by Digital Exclusion”
– Vikram Misri, India’s former ambassador to China, appointed Deputy National Security Advisor

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI releases report on “Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21”; gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) declined from 8.2% at end-March 2020 to 7.3% at end-March 2021
– DRDO hands over technology of extreme cold weather clothing system (ECWCS) to five Indian companies; designed to provide thermal insulation between +15° to -50° Celsius
– Supriya Lifescience makes strong market debut; lists at 55% premium over its issue price

WORLD

– Booker Prize-winning novelist Keri Hulme of New Zealand dies at 74
– Pakistan: National Security Committee (NSC) approves ‘citizen-centric’ National Security Policy

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