Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 1, 2021

INDIA

– PM lays foundations of four District Medical Colleges at Sirohi, Hanumangarh, Banswara and Dausa in Rajasthan; inaugurates CIPET (Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology) Jaipur
– Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign-2021- Sabki Yojana, Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard
– All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) develops immunity boosting ‘Bal Raksha Kit’ for children up to the age of 16
– Border incidents with China will continue till boundary agreement is reached: Army Chief General Manoj Naravane
– India to enhance Lorros (Long-Range Reconnaissance and Observation System) at China, Pakistan borders
– India, Australia sign ‘Terms of Reference’ for navy to navy talks
– India-Australia undertakes 4th iteration of biennial maritime series ‘AUSINDEX’
– Nepal: Six schools reconstructed with Indian financial assistance inaugurated

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Cabinet gives nod to two Railway line doubling projects in MP and Gujarat; Doubling of Nimach-Ratlam line in Madhya Pradesh and Rajkot-Kanalus line in Gujarat will cost over ₹1,000 crore each
– Govt keeps interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged for Q3FY22; Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will continue to carry an annual interest rate of 7.1 per cent and 6.8 per cent, respectively
– No automatic recurring payment for various services including recharge and utility bill; additional factor of authentication (AFA) will become mandatory from October 1
– Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham, a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth
– Eight core sectors’ output accelerates to 11.6% in August: Govt data
– NITI Aayog, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel to set up experience studio at the NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in New Delhi
– NITI Aayog Launches Report on Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals
– USIBC to present Global Leadership Award to Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies and Mallika Srinivasan of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE)
– Bangladesh: ONGC Videsh begins exploratory drilling in Kanchan #1 well
– Assam Cabinet approves Rs 1800 crore to provide relief to around 11 lakhs micro finance borrowers
– Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approves $356.67-million loan for the expansion of the Chennai metro rail system
– E. R. Sheikh assumes charge as first Director General of the Ordnance Directorate

WORLD

– US: Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii
– Ecuador: President Guillermo Lasso declares emergency in the prison system following killing of 116 people in Guayaquil
– International Translation Day celebrated on Sept 30
– World Maritime Day celebrated on Sept 30; theme: ‘Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future’

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