Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 4, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 4, 2021:

India

  • Delhi’s Nizamuddin Basti project wins two UNESCO heritage awards
  • ‘Maitri Diwas’ to be commemorated on Dec 6 to mark India recognising Bangladesh in 1971
  • NCC carrying out month-long nationwide ‘Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’ to free seashores/beaches from waste
  • Govt to launch SRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas) scheme for socio economic development of SC students
  • INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium) calls for Covid booster hot for those at risk, above 40 years
  • gets proposal from CJI N. V. Ramana to set up the National Judicial Infrastructure Authority of India (NJIAI)
  • Cyclone Jawad over Bay of Bengal intensifies into depression: IMD

Economy & corporate

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 2.713 billion to USD 637.687 billion in the week to Nov 26
  • Industrialist Ratan Tata honoured with ‘Asom Baibhav Award’ by Assam government
  • PM inaugurates InFinity Forum, a thought leadership Forum on FinTech
  • Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) gets Rs 471.41 crore contract from Indian Army for refurbishment of IGLA – 1M missiles
  • IREDA and THDCIL sign MoU for Green Energy collaborations
  • Pradip Shah appointed chairman of NARCL (National Asset Reconstruction Company), Sanjay Jain appointed CEO of IDRCL
  • DoT releases bank guarantee of around Rs 9,200 cr of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio

World

  • International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath to become its First Deputy Managing Director in 2022
  • SpaceX launches rocket carrying 48 Starlink Internet, 2 BlackSky satellites launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida (US)
  • China launches its first cross-border BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) train with Laos
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on Dec 3; theme: ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’

Sports

  • Convicted ex-head of world athletics (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack dies in Senegal at 88
  • United Nations General Assembly adopts Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022

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