Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 25, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 25, 2021

INDIA

– 5th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) being organised in Delhi on Nov 24-27
– Madras HC quashes order converting Jayalalithaa’s Chennai residence as memorial
– Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes Bill for online sale of movie tickets

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for another four months (December 2021-March 2022)
– Govt approves continuation of National Apprenticeship Training Scheme for next 5-years
– India, ADB sign USD 300 million loan to improve access to healthcare in urban areas of 13 states
– RBI puts curbs on Maharashtra-based Malkapur Urban Co-op Bank; caps withdrawals at Rs 10,000
– Cabinet approves continuation of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere’ & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” from the 14th Finance Commission to the next Finance Commission Cycle (2021-2026)
– Cabinet approves continuation of the umbrella scheme “Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)”
– NITI Aayog releases discussion paper on Digital Banks seeking comments; proposal on a licensing and regulatory regime for Digital Banks mooted
– Construction of 3.61 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) approved
– Deal with Russia for manufacture of 6.71 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in India approved
– JM Financial launches Bondkart.com, a retail bond platform

WORLD

– 13th ASEM Summit to be virtually on Nov 25-26; theme: ‘Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth’
– EAM S. Jaishankar to represent India at 20th Meet of SCO Council of Heads of Govt on Nov 25
– U.S. to release 50 mn barrels of oil to ease soaring prices
– Pak to allow transportation of 50,000 metric tonnes of Indian wheat to Afghanistan
– Magdalena Andersson becomes first female prime minister of Sweden
– Relativity theory manuscript co-written by Albert Einstein sells for $13 million
– NASA launches DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft on a mission to smash into asteroid

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