Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 8, 2021

NEW CABINET MINISTERS

– Narayan Rane: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
– Sarbananda Sonowal: Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH
– Virendra Kumar: Social Justice & Empowerment
– Jyotiraditya M Scindia: Civil Aviation
– Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Steel
– Ashwini Vaishnaw: Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology
– Pashupati Kumar Paras: Food Processing Industries
– Bhupender Yadav: Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment
– Kiren Rijiju: Law & Justice
– Raj Kumar Singh: Power and New & Renewable Energy
– Mansukh Mandaviya: Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers
– Hardeep Singh Puri: Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs
– G. Kishan Reddy: Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region
– Anurag Thakur: Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports
– Parshottam Rupala: Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
– Narendra Modi: Science & Technology
– Amit Shah: Cooperation

NEW MINISTERS OF STATE

– Pankaj Choudhary: Ministry of Finance
– Anupriya Singh Patel: Commerce & Industry
– Satya Pal Singh Baghel: Law & Justice
– Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology
– Shobha Karandlaje: Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
– Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
– Darshana Vikram Jardosh: Textiles and Railways
– Meenakshi Lekhi: External Affairs and Culture
– Annpurna Devi: Education
– A. Narayanaswamy: Social Justice & Empowerment
– Kaushal Kishore: Housing & Urban Affairs
– Ajay Bhatt: Defence and Tourism
– B. L. Verma: Development of North Eastern Region and Cooperation
– Ajay Kumar: Home Affairs
– Devusinh Chauhan: Communications
– Bhagwanth Khuba: New & Renewable Energy and Chemicals & Fertilizers
– Kapil Moreshwar Patil: Panchayati Raj
– Pratima Bhoumik: Social Justice & Empowerment
– Subhas Sarkar: Education
– Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad: Finance
– Rajkumar Ranjan Singh: External Affairs and Education
– Bharati Pravin Pawar: Health & Family Welfare
– Bishweswar Tudu: Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti
– Shantanu Thakur: Ports, Shipping & Waterways
– Munjapara Mahendrabhai: Women & Child Development and AYUSH
– John Barla: Minority Affairs
– L. Murugan: Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Information & Broadcasting
– Nisith Pramanik: Home Affairs and Youth Affairs & Sports

NEW AMBASSADORS IN INDIA

– Pattarat Hongtong: Thailand
– Daniela Mariana Sezonov Tane: Romania
– Nurlan Zhalgasbayev: Kazakhstan
– Firat Sunel: Turkey

INDIA

– Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, former Himachal Pradesh CM & Union Minister, dies at 87 in Shimla
– Swamy Prakashananda, former head of Sivagiri Madhom (Mutt), dies at 99 in Thiruvananthapuram
– External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar calls on Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Sensex closes above 53,000 for the first time ever, closes at new lifetime high of 53,054; Nifty also closes at a new lifetime high of 15,879.65
– Fitch cuts India’s GDP growth forecast for 2021-22 to 10% from 12.8% earlier
– Govt. sets up 25-member development council for cement industry under Dalmia Bharat Group CMD Puneet Dalmia
– Exports of Geographical Indications certified Bhalia wheat from Gujarat begins

WORLD

– Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated at home in capital Port-au-Prince
– Sri Lanka issues commemorative coin marking centenary of Chinese Communist Party
– U.S. Defense Department cancels its $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing project that had been awarded to Microsoft during President Donald Trump’s rule

SPORTS

– Former hockey player Keshav Chandra Datt dies in Kolkata at 95, was member of gold medal winning team at 1948 (London) and 1952 (Helsinki) Olympic Games

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