Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 5 – 6, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 5-6, 2021:

India

  • Uttarakhand: PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone for multiple projects worth Rs 18,000 crore
  • India on its way to achieve population stabilisation: MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar
  • Navy Day celebrated on Dec 4
  • Former CM of undivided Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah of Congress dies at 88
  • Veteran journalist Vinod Dua dies at 67
  • President inaugurates centenary celebrations of Public Accounts Committee of Parliament
  • India-Maldives joint military Exercise EKUVERIN being conducted in Maldives from Dec 6 to 19
  • Indian Navy’s 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron, that bombed the Karachi Port and sunk Pakistan Navy’s vessels in the 1971 war, to receive the President’s Standard on Dec 8
  • ‘Public Service Ethics – A Quest for Naitik Bharat’, a book by former cabinet secretary and former Jharkhand governor Prabhat Kumar, released
  • Manipur: AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates 50 Bed Integrated Ayush Hospital in Moreh
  • Nagaland: 11 civilians gunned down by security forces in Mon district
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as remnants of cyclone Jawad near coast
  • TRS member Banda Prakash resigns from Rajya Sabha
  • Veteran Kannada actor Shivaram passes away in Bengaluru at 83
  • ‘Sandhayak’, first of the four ships under Survey Vessel (Large) project for Indian Navy, launched at GRSE, Kolkata

Economy & corporate

  • Defence Minister delivers inaugural address at MSME Conclave organised by Department of Defence
  • Bureaucrat Alka Upadhyaya appointed Chairperson of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Sanjay Bandopadhyay appointed Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India
  • Asok Kumar appointed Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga
  • Neelam Shammi Rao appointed as Central Provident Fund Commissioner, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addressed fifth Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi
  • Indonesia: Eruption of Mount Semeru volcano kills 14 on Java island
  • International Volunteer Day observed by UN on Dec 5; theme: ‘Volunteer now for our common future’
  • World Soil Day observed on Dec 5; this year’s campaign “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity”

World

  • Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, 2 colleagues selected for inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize
  • International Day of Banks celebrated by UN on Dec 4
  • UAE to buy 80 Rafale jets from France in $18-billion deal
  • Afghan trucks can carry Indian aid via Pakistan

Sports

  • New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel takes 10 wickets in an innings at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, 3rd in 144-yr Test history after England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble
  • AIFF bars Chennai City FC from participating in the upcoming edition of the I-League
  • Argentina defeat Germany to win men’s Junior hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar; India get bronze
  • Malaysia beat India 2-1 to win men’s Asian team squash championships in Kuala Lumpur
  • 2021 BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Bali, Indonesia: Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) and An Se-young (South Korea) win men’s women’s singles titles respectively
  • Russia defeat Croatia 2-0 in Madrid to win Davis Cup tennis tournament in Madrid

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