Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 3, 2021

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

INDIA

– COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: PM Modi launches Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) initiative for developing infrastructure of small island nations
– COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: India launches ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ (OSOWOG) programme
– COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: India joins UK’s Glasgow Breakthroughs, an international plan to deliver clean and affordable technology everywhere by 2030
– COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: UK launches India Green Guarantee, commits new funds for EVs in India
– Lok Sabha by election results – BJP-Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh), Shiv Sena-Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Congress-Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)
– Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces Punjab Lok Congress as name of his party
– National Ayurveda Day celebrated on Nov 2; theme: ‘Ayurveda for Poshan’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Defence Ministry approves acquisition of arms, equipment worth Rs 7,965 crore including 12 light utility helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
– RBI issues revised Prompt Corrective Action framework for banks
– RBI panel makes host of suggestions to streamline functioning of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)
– Rajasthan Police arrests former SBI Chairman Pratip Chaudhuri in loan scam case of 2014
– Power Minister inaugurates diversion of Marusudar River at Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW) in J&K

WORLD

– COP26 summit in Glasgow: Global Methane Pledge launched by more than 100 nations to slash emissions of methane 30 per cent by 2030 from 2020 levels
– Asian Development Bank gets $665 million for climate projects
– Facebook to shut down its face-recognition system and delete data
– International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed on Nov 2

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS

– Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award winners: Neeraj Chopra: Athletics, Ravi Kumar: Wrestling, Lovlina Borgohain: Boxing, Sreejesh P.R: Hockey, Avani Lekhara: Para Shooting, Pramod Bhagat: Para Badminton, Krishna Nagar: Para Badminton, Manish Narwal: Para Shooting, Mithali Raj: Cricket, Sunil Chhetri: Football, Manpreet Singh: Hockey
– Arjuna Award winners include Arpinder Singh: Athletics and Simranjit Kaur: Boxing
– Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches winners include T. P. Ouseph: Athletics and Sarkar Talwar: Cricket in Life-Time Category. In Regular Category, winners include Radhakrishnan Nair P: Athletics and Sandhya Gurung: Boxing.
– Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement winners include Lekha K.C.: Boxing and Abhijeet Kunte: Chess.
– Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021 winners are 1. Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent: Manav Rachna Educational Institution 2. Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility: Indian Oil Corporation
– Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021 winner: Panjab University: Chandigarh

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