Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 16, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 16, 2021

INDIA

– Home Minister Amit Shah visits National Memorial Cellular Jail in Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
– PM performs Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 built by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat, Gujarat
– ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal’ inaugurated at Naval Science & Technological Laboratory of DRDO at Visakhapatnam
– Yogendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman of the Jagran Group, dies at 83

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– 7 new defence companies, carved out of Ordnance Factory Board, dedicated to the nation
– India’s foreign exchange reserves rose by USD 2.039 billion to USD 639.516 billion in the week ended Oct 8
– Centre removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents used in detection of coronavirus infections
– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the IMF in Washington
– 8th ministerial meeting of India-U.S.A. Economic & Financial Partnership Dialogue held in Washington D.C.

WORLD

– Global Handwashing Day observed on Oct 15; theme: “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together”
– International Day of Rural Women observed on Oct 15; theme: “Rural women cultivating good food for all”
– World Sight Day observed on Oct 14; theme: ‘Love your eyes’

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