Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 13, 2021

INDIA

– Union Cabinet approves affiliation of 100 Schools in Government and private sector with Sainik School Society
– PM Modi participates in G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan hosted by Italy
– Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal participates in G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in Sorrento, Italy
– Former higher education secretary Amit Khare appointed as advisor to PM
– IFFCO chairman Balvinder Singh Nakai passes away at 87

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. removes restrictions on domestic flights, allows to operate at 100% capacity from Oct 18
– Govt. accords ‘Maharatna’ status to PSU Power Finance Corporation (PFC)
– Indian economy to grow at 9.5% in 2021, 8.5% in 2022: IMF
– Industrial production grows 11.9% in August
– Consumer Price Index-based (retail) inflation declines to 4.35% in September

WORLD

– Iraq: Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party ‘biggest winner’ in parliamentary election
– Iran kicks off annual air defence drill dubbed “Velyat”
– S. Jaishankar meets his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Nursultan, Kazakhstan
– World Arthritis Day celebrated on Oct 12; theme: “Don’t delay, connect today: Time2work”
– Holocaust survivor and writer Eddie Jaku dies in Sydney at 101

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