Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 12, 2021

INDIA

– IT rules compliance: Twitter appoints Vinay Prakash as resident grievance officer for India
– Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath unveils new population policy 2021-30
– Uttarakhand: India’s first cryptogamic (non-seed-bearing plants) garden inaugurated at Deoban in Chakrata town of ‘s Dehradun district
– Assam govt. to set up “department of indigenous faith and culture”

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates country’s first private Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Nagpur; set up by Baidyanath Ayurvedic Group

WORLD

– Afghanistan: India evacuates diplomats, security personnel from Kandahar as Taliban captures new areas
– G20 Finance Ministers approve global corporate tax rate of at least 15% during two-day talks in Venice
– Cuba develops three-shot Soberana 2, world’s first conjugate vaccine for COVID-19
– Conjugate vaccines can be stored in regular refrigeration settings of 2–8 degree Celsius
– Cambridge University chemists Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman declared winners of 2020 Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary sequencing techniques
– Virgin Galactic space tourism company founder Richard Branson conducts space flight along with four other crewmates including Indian-origin woman Sirisha Bandla
– Ethiopia: PM Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity party wins parliamentary election
– World Population Day celebrated on July 11; theme: “Rights and Choices are the Answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritising all people’s reproductive health and rights”

2021 COPA AMERICA FOOTBALL

– Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in final at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
– Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi finishes as tournament’s joint top goalscorer with Peru’s Luis Díaz with four goals
– Messi elected joint best player along with Brazil’s Neymar

EURO 2020 FOOTBALL

– Italy win 2020 UEFA European Football Championship by defeating England 3-2 in penalty shoot-out in the final played at Wembley Stadium in London
– Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo were top scorers 5 goals each
– Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was Best player of the tournament

2021 WIMBLEDON TENNIS: TITLE WINNERS

– Men’s Singles: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic
– Women’s Singles: Ashleigh Barty
– Men’s Doubles: Croatia’s Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić
– Women’s Doubles: Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei & Elise Mertens of Belgium
– Mixed Doubles: United Kingdom’s Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk of US

CHESS

– Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France wins Croatia Grand Chess Tour at Zagreb

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