Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 10, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 10, 2021

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz
– External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar holds talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow
– BRICS members agree on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)-led cooperation
– BRICS member countries agree to a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)-led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24) proposed by India
– WhatsApp tells Delhi HC it won’t compel users to opt for new privacy policy till data protection bill comes into force

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Country’s foreign exchange touch a lifetime high of $610.012 billion in the week ended July 2
– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participates virtually in G20 High-Level Tax Symposium on Tax Policy and Climate Change
– Bharat Dynamics Ltd signs Rs 499-crore deal with IAF for surface-to-air Akash missiles of range 30 kms
– NFRA (National Financial Reporting Authority) extends deadline for comments on consultation paper till July 30

WORLD

– Norway’s Telenor quits Myanmar over military coup
– At least 52 people died in a fire that engulfed Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd. factory in Rupganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka
– Oxfam: 11 people die of hunger each minute around the globe
– UNICEF inks deal with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply of 220 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses of Johnson & Johnson to all 55 member states of the African Union (AU) by the end of 2022
– US: Zaila Avant-garde (14) becomes first African-American to win National Spelling Bee contest in its 96-year history

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