Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 7, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 7, 2021:

India

  • PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold 21st India Russia Annual Summit in New Delhi
  • The 21st India Russia Annual Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin was held at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on December 6, 2021.
  • First-ever India-Russia ‘2+2’ dialogue held in New Delhi; Participants: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu
  • India signs agreement for procurement of 6 lakh AK-203 rifles from Russia for Rs. 5000 crores
  • Meeting of India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) held in New Delhi
  • Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, awarded 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development which is based in Hong Kong SAR
  • Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar launches Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SRESHTA) for socio-economic upliftment and overall development of Scheduled Castes students
  • India and Bangladesh jointly celebrate Maitri Diwas on December 6 to commemorate 50 years of the Bangladesh Liberation War

Economy & corporate

  • Number of ATMs in country at over 213,000, says Finance Ministry
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha
  • Sanjiv Mehta, CMD of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), appointed as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

World

  • dictionary.com picks ‘Allyship’ as Word of the Year 2021
  • World Petroleum Congress being organised in Houston (US) from Dec 5 to 9
  • Former US Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Sports

  • India (325 & 276/7d) defeat New Zealand (62 & 167) in 2nd test at Mumbai, win 2-test series 1-0
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah

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