Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 2, 2021

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with his Vietnamese counterpart Sr Lt Gen Phan Van Giang online
– Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari takes charge as Vice Chief of the Air Staff
– National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1; marks birth and death anniversaries of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, former West Bengal CM
– 2020 Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar awarded to Odia poet Dr Rajendra Kishore Panda; award named after late Kannada poet Kuvempu

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM), Faridabad partners with Microsoft to build an AI and Emerging Technologies Centre of Excellence
– Banks’ gross non-performing assets could rise to 9.8% by March 2022 under the baseline scenario and to 11.22% under a severe stress scenario: RBI’s Financial Stability Report
– Govt. keeps interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged for the quarter ending September 30, 2021
– Govt. launches week-long special drive to enrol more cultivators under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
– SBI to levy service charge on cash withdrawals beyond four free transactions at its branches and ATMs for basic savings bank deposit accounts, effective July 1
– Law Ministry prohibits defence services employees from participating in strikes
– National Statistics Day celebrated on June 29, theme: Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)- 2 (End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture)
– Chartered Accountants Day celebrated on July 1; day marks the foundation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) by an act of Parliament on July 1, 1949

WORLD

– India, Pakistan exchange lists of civilian prisoners, fishermen in their custody
– Pakistan Army inducts China-made VT-4 battle tanks
– Generation Equality Forum being co-organised in Paris from June 30 to July 2 by U.N., France and Mexico
– Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
– World Bank expands coronavirus vaccine funding to $20 billion

SPORTS

– Abhimanyu Mishra of US becomes youngest ever chess Grandmaster at 12 years four months and 25 days
– India’s Nihal Sarin wins Silver Lake Open chess tournament in Serbia

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