Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 13, 2021

INDIA

– Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Center of Excellence for Research & Analysis of Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances at the National Forensic Science University in Ahmedabad
– MoU signed between ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and Delhi University (DU) to set up Bangabandhu Chair at DU as a tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh
– Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stone for 16 highway projects in Manipur
– Supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India, Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, dies at 74 in Kottayam, Kerala
– Rajinikanth dissolves Rajini Makkal Mandram, shuts door on political entry
– EAM Dr S. Jaishankar speaks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI to allow retail investors to open gilt accounts with the central bank under Retail Direct Scheme
– APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) inks MoU with NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd) for strengthening export linkage of Farmer Cooperatives & FPOs (Farmer Producer Organizations)
– Nepal signs pact with Indian government’s SJVN (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam) for 679 MW Lower Arun Electric Hydel Project
– Given nod to set up small finance bank to take over scam-hit PMC (Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative) Bank: RBI to HC
– Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation declines to 6.26% in June, was 6.3% in May
– Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grows 29.3% in May
– Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) shifted to Finance Ministry; was part of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
– World Gold Council (WGC) and Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) sign agreement to promote gold jewellery in India
– Tech Mahindra to roll out a blockchain-based open source system to track vaccine supply chains worldwide

WORLD

– Nepal: Supreme Court orders appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as PM; reinstates dissolved lower house (Pratinidhi Sabha) of parliament

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