Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 14, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 14, 2021

INDIA

– Centre notifies new rules that allow abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy for certain categories of women
– Govt. withdraws travel advisory that added Covid checks, restrictions on those arriving from UK
– EAM Jaishankar meets his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan, calls on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in capital Yerevan
– Indian Army chief Gen M. M. Naravane meets Sri Lanka’s top military leadership in Colombo
– Veteran Tamil actor Srikanth dies in Chennai at the age of 82

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. announced subsidy of Rs 28,655 crore on phosphatic and potassic fertilisers for October-March
– PM launches PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy
– PM inaugurates the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi
– Govt scraps basic customs duty on crude palm, soya, sunflower oil to cool down cooking oil prices
– India retains 3rd rank (behind China and US) in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index released by consultancy firm EY
– NCR (National Capital Region) Planning Board approves Draft Regional Plan-2041 paving the way for a future-ready, slum-free NCR
– Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREG Scheme launched by Union Minister Giriraj Singh
– World Steel Association elects JSW Steel’s CMD Sajjan Jindal as Chairman

WORLD

– China sets up $233 million Kunming biodiversity fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries
– Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) organised in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan
– $4 trillion required in clean energy investment to limit global warming: IEA
– International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed on October 13

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