Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 8, 2021

INDIA

– Successful Flight Test of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile conducted by DRDO
– PANEX-21, Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief exercise of BIMSTEC to be held on Dec 20-22 in Pune
– Armed Forces Flag Day celebrated on Dec 7
– National Commission for Women (NCW) launches a Pan-India Capacity Building Programme ‘She is a Changemaker’ for Women in Politics
– Govt plans to amend Notaries Act to restrict the number of terms a person can practice as a notary to allow more young legal practitioners enter the field
– UP: PM inaugurates AIIMS, Regional Medical Research Centre of ICMR and fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur
– Former CEC Sunil Arora joins Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
– Nanda Prusty, centenarian teacher and Padma Shri awardee, dies in Odisha at 104

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Ministry of Civil Aviation mandates Air Suvidha Portal to provide hassle-free, queue free, and convenient air travel to all international passengers
– India, ADB sign $125 million loan to improve water supply and sanitation in Uttarakhand
– India, ADB sign $150 million loan to provide affordable housing for urban poor in Tamil Nadu
– Three Indian companies — Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Ordnance Factory Board and Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). The arms sales of HAL (ranked 42nd) and BEL (ranked 66th) — among top-100 arms sellers in 2020: SIPRI (Stockholm Institute Peace Research Institute)
– India, Russia vow to deepen space collaboration, sign cooperation pact
– NTPC and Russia’s Inter RAO-Export sign MoU for cooperation in power sector
– Collaboration agreements signed between Indiana and Russian companies in petroleum sector
– Memorandums of Cooperation signed between Russian research centre and 3 Indian steel companies

WORLD

– United Arab Emirates becomes first country to transition to 4-and-half day work week
– International Civil Aviation Day celebrated on Dec 7; theme: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”

SPORTS

– US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing; will not send an official US delegation

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