Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 12, 2021

INDIA

– PM Modi, Boris Johnson connect to discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate
– As the Special Envoy of Prime Minister, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi addresses High-Level Meeting to mark the 60th Anniversary of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, Serbia
– NeGD (National e-Governance Division) and UN Women India organise webinar on “Cyber Safety for Women and Girls”
– J&K: Union MoS for I&B Dr L Murugan inaugurates Prasar Bharati Auditorium in Srinagar
– Union Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurates training program on Sandalwood Farming & Management of its health
– Uttarakhand: Transport Minister Yashpal Arya quits BJP; joins Congress with his MLA son Sanjeev
– India, China fail to resolve Ladakh issues at 13th round of military talks
– J&K: Five Army personnel martyred during counter-terrorist operation in Poonch sector
– Noted Kannada film actor Sathyajith dies in Bengaluru at the age of 72
– Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu passes away at 73

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– PM Modi launches Indian Space Association which will act as the premier body for space and satellite companies in the country
– International Energy Agency invites India to become full-time member: Hardeep Singh Puri
– APEDA signs MoU with ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur for boosting exports of citrus and its valued-added products.
– India Post celebrates Banking Day as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav; MoS Devusinh Chauhan releases special cover on Muga Silk
– India gets 3rd set of Swiss bank details under automatic exchange of information pact with Switzerland,
– India agrees to $200 mn Line of Credit to support projects in Kyrgyzstan during Bishkek visit of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
– Govt. issues a letter of intent (LoI) confirming the sale of its 100 per cent stake in loss-making Air India to Tata Group for Rs 18,000 crore
– RBI issues revised operational guidelines on on-tap SLTRO (special long-term repo operations) scheme for SFBs
– MG Motor India launches SUV Astor with prices starting from Rs 9.78

WORLD

– Three US-based economists — David Card, Joshua Angrist & Guido Imbens — win 2021 Nobel Prize for Economics; The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three have ‘completely reshaped empirical work in the economic sciences’
– Austria: Alexander Schellenberg appointed new Chancellor
– International Day of the Girl Child observed on Oct 11; theme: “My Voice, Our Equal Future”

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