Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 17, 2021.

INDIA

– Guinness World Records recognises achievement of BRO (Border Roads Organisation) for constructing world’s highest motorable road at 19,024 feet at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh
– Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh inaugurates ‘Bhumi Samvaad’ – National Workshop on Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP)
– India, Singapore and Thailand holding SITMEX naval exercise in Andaman Sea
– UP: PM inaugurates 341-km Purvanchal Expressway that links Lucknow with Ghazipur
– The Hindu awarded the Project SIREN Award for Newspapers 2021 for responsible reporting on suicide
– National Press Day celebrated on Nov 16, marks establishment of the Press Council of India (PCI) in 1966
– UN appoints Shombi Sharp of US as its Resident Coordinator in India
– Pakistan allows India to send wheat as hunger grips Afghanistan

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Reserve Bank withdraws over 100 redundant circulars following recommendations made by the Regulations Review Authority
– First Audit Diwas celebrated at CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) premises in New Delhi on Nov 16
– Fitch affirms ‘BBB-’ rating for India, forecasts FY22 GDP growth at 8.7%

WORLD

– US President Joe Biden and his Chinese President Xi Jinping hold virtual summit
– International Day for Tolerance observed by UN on Nov 16
– Bangladesh writer Hasan Azizul Haque passes away at 82

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