Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 3, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 3, 2021

INDIA

– Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat resigns
– Prahlad Singh Patel chairs sixth meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers through video conference
– Pregnant women in India now eligible for Covid vaccination; approval based on recommendations of NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization)
– Indian Army inducts first batch of 12 indigenously designed & developed Short Span Bridging systems (10 m); designed by DRDO, manufactured by L&T
– Govt. launches six technology innovation platforms to boost development of technologies for globally competitive manufacturing in India

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India’s foreign exchange reserves rise by $5 billion to lifetime high of $609 billion in the week ended June 25
– Govt announces inclusion of retail and wholesale trades under MSMEs; will enable them to avail priority sector lending
– Govt. extends superannuation age of LIC Chairman to up to 62 years
– Centre approves 14 eligible applicants under PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for IT hardware
– India records highest-ever merchandise exports of $95 billion during April-June quarter

WORLD

– India joins G20-OECD tax framework deal that calls for a global minimum tax of at least 15% on MNCs’ corporate profits
– Afghanistan: US military leaves Bagram air base after nearly 20 years

SPORTS

– Maana Patel becomes first Indian female swimmer to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
– Indian Navy’s athlete MP Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in men’s 400m hurdles
– WAKO India Kickboxing Federation gets Government recognition as National Sports Federation
– WAKO: World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

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