Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 17, 2021

INDIA

– Anthem on India’s Covid 19 vaccination launched; sung by singer Kailash Kher
– Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah inaugurates, lays foundation stones of various development projects from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
– Indian Army team wins gold medal at Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon, Wales, UK
– 8th Edition of joint military exercise MITRA SHAKTI between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army culminates in Ampara, Sri Lanka
– Gujarat govt. to give Rs 5,000 aid to tribals for taking Ram Janmabhoomi pilgrimage in Ayodhya
– Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai launches ‘District Administration’s March Towards Villages’ programme to address people’s woes and complaints in rural areas

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– World Bank president David Malpass congratulates India for Covid-19 vaccination campaign
– IMF commends Indian authorities’ “swift and substantial” response to Covid-19

WORLD

– World Food Day celebrated on Oct 16; theme: “Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”
– Italy unveils G20 Innovation League to promote startups for sustainable future
– ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit
– UN Security Council votes unanimously to extend UN political mission in Haiti
– Norway: Leader of Labor Party Jonas Gahr Store becomes new PM
– NASA launches Lucy spacecraft, the first space mission to study Trojans Asteroids
– China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft with 3 astronauts docks for 6-month mission

SPORTS

– Chennai Super Kings win 4th Indian Premier League title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in final in Dubai
Chennai Super Kings on October 15, 2021 clinched their fourth Indian Premier League title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the summit clash in Dubai. The in-form Faf du Plessis hit a magnificent 86 off 59 balls, laced with seven fours and three sixes, to help CSK post 192 for 3 after they were invited to bat. Chasing an imposing target of 193, KKR could manage 165 for 9 in their 20 overs with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer hitting 51 and 50 respectively.

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