Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 9, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 9, 2021

INDIA

– Abnormal hot and cold temperatures cause more than 7.4 lakh excess deaths in India every year: Lancet Planetary Health journal
DRDO and AICTE launch regular M. Tech. Program in defence technology
– West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to set up Legislative Council
– New Delhi: Kashmere Gate metro station gets India’s first FASTag-based parking facility

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– LIC to have Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director; government does away with Chairman post
– Cabinet approves modifications to the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to increase investment
– Cabinet approves ₹23,123 crore package to boost emergency response & healthcare systems
– Cabinet decides to amend Coconut Development Board Act of 1979; Board Chairperson to be a non-executive person of experience in agriculture sector
– Cabinet approves MoU between Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICoAl) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK
– Cabinet approves Memorandum on Cooperation (MoC) between Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)
– NIIT, Axis Bank partner to launch digital banking academy
– Cairn says it has got court nod to attach 20 Indian assets in Paris over the settlement of a $1.2 billion award from the Permanent Court at The Hague delivered in December 2020

WORLD

– World passes ‘tragic milestone’ of four million Covid-19 deaths: WHO

SPORTS

– Indian Grandmaster Nihal Sarin wins Serbia Open chess title in Belgrade
– Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo because of Covid-19, spectators will not be allowed at venues of Olympic Games

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