Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 19, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 19, 2021

INDIA

– Second edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2021 commences in New Delhi
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches an ‘Integrated Unmanned Road Map for Indian Navy’
– Health Ministry’s eSanjeevani records 14 million consultations
– NITI Aayog launches Geospatial Energy Map of India
– Israel: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveils “Bhoodan Grove” plaque at the Jerusalem Forest

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off 6 routes expanding the aerial connectivity of North-East India
– UIDAI to host “Aadhaar Hackathon 2021” from Oct 28 to 31
– Delhi, Tamil Nadu lead India’s transition to electric cooking with 17% adoption: CEEW (Council on Energy, Environment and Water) study
– Tata Motors launches SUV ‘Punch’ with price starting at Rs 5.49 lakh
– RBI imposes Rs 1 cr penalty on State Bank of India for deficiencies in regulatory compliance
– RBI penalises Standard Chartered Rs 1.95 cr for gaps in customer protection

WORLD

– Indian agri waste recycling project ‘Takachar’, started by Vidyut Mohan, wins Prince William’s Earthshot Prize
– Russia suspends its mission to NATO, says foreign minister Sergey Lavrov
– Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) nations begin drills near Afghan border
– French ambassador ordered out of Belarus
– First African-American U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell dies at 84

SPORTS

– India’s R. Praggnanandhaa (15) wins Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour
– Sri Lanka’s first-ever Test cricket captain Bandula Warnapura dies at 68 in Colombo

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