Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 31, 2021

INDIA

– Sahitya Akademi announces winners of its Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021 in 21 languages; Namita Gokhale won in English for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’
– Sahitya Akademi announces winners of its Yuva Puraskar in 22 languages; Megha Majumdar wins in English for ‘A Burning’
– Sahitya Akademi announces winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 in 22 languages; Anita Vachharajani won in English for her book ‘Amrita Shergil: Rebel With A Paintbrush’
– Minister of State for Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar announces Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2021; IIT-Madras got the first rank under the Central University and Institute of National Importance category
– Danish Siddiqui posthumously gets Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award
– PM inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17500 crore in Uttarakhand
– AFSPA extended in Nagaland for 6 months, declared ‘disturbed area’
– UP: Jhansi Railway Station renamed as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station
– Jharkhand govt. to give concession of Rs 25 per litre on petrol to two-wheeler users

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI extends deadline for KYC in bank accounts till March 31, 2022
– Government notifies new rules for consumer commissions; national body’s jurisdiction enhanced
– COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax receives DGCI’s approval for Emergency Use Authorization

WORLD

– Pakistan buys 25 China-made J-10C fighter jets in response to India’s Rafale aircraft acquisition
– Anupam Ray to be India’s new permanent representative at UN Conference on Disarmament
– Myanmar: UN Security Council condemns attack killing 35 people in Kayah state
– Street photography pioneer Sabine Weiss, who chronicled social change with unique gaze for eight decades, dies at 97

SPORTS

– India (327) defeat hosts South Africa (197, 174) by 113 runs in the first Test in Centurion

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